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Hi I'm Paula, a quirky, crafty Mom from New Hampshire. I have a little shop on Etsy where I sell papercrafts, softies and other random goodies :) I'm crazy about Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blogging, handmade, vintage, networking, making new bloggy friends, and I'm PR friendly too :)

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July 28, 2014

Motivation Monday

As I sit here on this warm, rainy and humid Monday, I feel the need for a bit on motivation to get myself moving.  I've fed the baby, drank some coffee, cleaned the kitchen, and started laundry, but I'm still feeling sluggish. 

Lately I've pinned many, many quotes and think today would be a perfect day to share some of my favorites with you.  Quotes always inspire me and help to get me going.












Hope I've inspired you to to have a fabulous Monday :)


Sincerely,

Paula 

July 24, 2014

NO RULES Weekend Blog Party #95!



It’s Party Time!

Are you ready to find some new blogs to read, 
and maybe get some new followers?  
Well this party is for you!

Last week we had 155 linkups! Woohoo! 
Thanks to all of YOU for making this party a success!

This party is awesome because there are NO RULES!
meaning you can link up anything you like ~~~  
Blogs, G+, Bloglovin', Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, 
Instagram, and Etsy shops... the choice is yours, one or all!
The party will run from now til 3AM US EST Monday :)
 If you follow me in any way GFC, G+, LF, Pinterest, FB, 
Twitter, Instagram etc. please leave me a quick 
comment and I will try my best to  follow back :) 
(I'm always working on catching up on 
follows and comments...bear with me!)

If you'd like to display my blog button on 
your blog after linking up, you can grab my blog button.  
(To get the code just click on the "My Buttons" tab on the right sidebar :)


Sincerely,

Paula

July 21, 2014

My Writing Process


Awhile ago I was contacted by Danica from the blog Danica's Thoughts about participating in the writing process blog tour.  It's always nice to know that there's someone out there such as Danica, who enjoys reading my blog, and I thank her for inviting me to participate along with her in this tour.




So exactly what is this writing process blog tour?  It's a sneak peek into just how bloggers come up with the content that they do, what they're working on, and how their blog content differs from others in the same category, by answering four questions

As part of the obligation I am required to nominate two bloggers to continue on with the tour.  I don't have two bloggers, but I do have one that I think you'll like!! I will share her info at the end of the post :)


1} What am I working on?


The way this question should be phrased for myself specifically, should be what would I like to be working on?  With a baby and a million other things going on in my life right now, it is very difficult, if not impossible to keep up with with my blog.

Sure I love my blog and have tons of fun ideas for posts, but each evening I run out of time and energy to put these ideas into words.  I have ideas for posts regarding parenting kids with a large age gap, posts on ways to save money on baby stuff, posts about recommended baby gear, giveaways, crafts, and other fun stuff.

The one thing I do make sure to do each week is to host my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party which has become a big hit thanks to all of you!  I love to see what everyone has to share each week.  I've met lots of new friends via this party, and I'm sure you have as well if your a regular.

So for now I've decided to take a more laid-back approach to my blogging schedule.  If I have time I have plenty of ideas spinning around in my brain, and if not why stress out.  And soon enough I'm sure things will work out so that I have a little bit more time for myself.



2} How does my work differ 
from others of it’s genre?


I think what makes my work different is mainly my personality that I put into my posts.  As my profile description says I'm quirky, but I'm also funny, silly, and I can also be serious depending upon the topic.  So when I'm posting regularly you never know which side of me you'll see.


3} Why do I write what I do?

I write what I do because I love connecting with others.  It's nice sometimes to hear that someone may be going through something similar in life, or to hear differences of opinions on certain topics.

Mostly though I just love to share little sneak peaks into my life through photos, and maybe share something that I've made.  I think it's important to remain positive in life and have fun along the way.



4} How does my writing process work?

I don't have a process AT ALL!  I'm not the kind of blogger that schedules anything besides my blog party, or a sponsored post. I like the freedom of being able to sit down, if I have time, and write a post about whatever is on my mind.  It also all depends upon my mood...if I'm feeling more serious and need a bit of inspiration I may just post a few quotes that I've come across.



Conclusion:


Have you learned anything new about me after reading this post? Mainly I want you all to know that I'm not here to compete with anyone, or make myself and my blog into something that I'm not.  What I am is a fun and happy person who likes to share things with you in hopes that you will feel the same after visiting.

I'd like to mention a little more about Danica from Danica's Thoughts.  Danica is an American who lives in the Netherlands with her husband, daughter and dog.  Her blog is similar to mine in the fact that she is pretty laid back, and blogs about random things in her life.  A funny thing is is that she uses the word quirky to describe her thoughts, and I use the same word about myself in my blog description. I think we'd be friends in real life!  Don't you agree Danica?

Now let me introduce the blogger whom I pass along the torch to...meet Sarah Ann from the beautiful blog Faith Along the Way!  




If you've read this post and think this is something that you'd like to participate in, just leave me a comment or send me an email and I'll get in touch with you with instructions. I still have room for one more bloggy friend!! And if you'd like to read posts from others in the blog tour you can search G+ using the hashtag #writingprocessblogtour or just Google it!



Sincerely,

Paula

July 16, 2014

NO RULES Weekend Blog Party #94!




It’s Party Time!

Are you ready to find some new blogs to read, 
and maybe get some new followers?  
Well this party is for you!

Last week we had 157 linkups! Woohoo! 
Thanks to all of YOU for making this party a success!

This party is awesome because there are NO RULES!
meaning you can link up anything you like ~~~  
Blogs, G+, Bloglovin', Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, 
Instagram, and Etsy shops... the choice is yours, one or all!
The party will run from now til 3AM US EST Monday :)
 If you follow me in any way GFC, G+, LF, Pinterest, FB, 
Twitter, Instagram etc. please leave me a quick 
comment and I will try my best to  follow back :) 
(I'm always working on catching up on 
follows and ocmments...bear with me!)

If you'd like to display my blog button on 
your blog after linking up, you can grab my blog button.  
(To get the code just click on the "My Buttons" tab on the right sidebar :)

Right now I'm also cohosting THE CHAIN LINKY CLIMB BLOG HOP
if you'd like to link up there as well!  Lots of fun :)


Sincerely,

Paula

July 14, 2014

I'm Cohosting the Chain Linky Climb (Blog Hop)!



God’s Growing Garden
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WELCOME!

It's the month long Networking Blog Hop 
With our 9th CLIMB GIVEAWAY!

Networking means helping each other grow!! If you want to promote a CLIMB link, then use #ChainLinkyCLIMB on Twitter or Google+ so that we can all help each other grow!

Here's how the Giveaway & Co-hosting works - the co-hosts from the previous month's CLIMB will have the opportunity to participate in a Giveaway during the next CLIMB - that gives co-hosts 2 months in a row of blog growing fun!!  (If you would like to co-host please sign up at the end of this post using the last "Linky") 

Please enter below -one person will win:

- $25 Paypal Cash

- 1 Ad Space on A Peek Into My Paradise for 30 days - $30 value
- 1 Ad Space on Leapfrog & LipGloss - $20 value
- Turbo Sponsor Spot on 100lb Countdown - $10 value
- 1 Ad Space on Cuddlebug Cuties - $7 value
- 1 Ad Space on Hot Momma's Kitchen Chaos - $15 value
- 1 Sidebar Ad Spaces on God's Growing Garden - $10 value
- 1 Ad Space on Sew Crafty Angel - $15 value
- "My Cookie Creation Countdown" ebook by Angie Ouellette-Tower

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Total prize value over $120!!


CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions:
- this is open worldwide
- You must be 18 years or older to enter 
- You MUST have a valid Paypal account and a blog to enter
- This Giveaway is open from June 30th, 2014 until July 30th, 2014
- Winner must respond within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway Hosts & Co-hosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - JULY 2014 CLIMB blog hop co-hosts ARE allowed to enter this Giveaway (provided they are not also part of the Giveaway)
- correspondence is done through email and the winner's email addresses will only be used to deliver or set-up e-prizes.  Email addresses will NEVER be sold or shared.
- if you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email one of the hosts:
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Now onto the CLIMB (blog hop):

We have changed it up a bit - instead of linking 

your homepage you may now link up to 4 of your 

family friendly blog posts per month!!

 
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By participating in this blog hop your understand that your link might be promoted on social media.  Also, by participating in this blog hop your email address will be added to our CLIMB list & you will be sent an email reminder next month. 

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Remember - If you co-host you will receive a free Weekly Sidebar Ad and your blog button will appear on both Angie's blog & Angel's blog!!

(The Ad will run live a few weeks after you have co-hosted)


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