Is Your WordPress Site Backed Up? I Thought So Too

Learn from my mistakes and use Updraft Plus to backup your site.

If you run a WordPress blog or website, like I do, you know that having your data secure is critical to keeping your site up and running.  I worry about hackers, but most often, I've broken my site all by myself!  That's why I am very careful to make SURE my site is always backed up.   I learned this lesson the hard way, so I'm hoping I can save … [Continue reading]

Gift Guide for the Nerd You Love

This mousepad shows Sherlock and Doctor Who with the Tardis meeting each other. Great gift for your nerd friends.

I had SO much fun putting together this list of gift items for your nerd friends and relatives.  I'm quite the nerd myself, so I had a blast going through to pick out my favorite items.  I think most of us have a nerd or a geek or two on our gift … [Continue reading]

7 Terrific Tech Gifts for the Men in Your Life

This is the BEST stocking stuffer for the bearded guy in your life.

If you are like me, you have men to buy for - husbands, sons, brothers, etc.  These tech gifts can turn any man into an instant MacGuyver.  No guy wants a boring tie, a shirt, or another bottle of cologne - he wants cool stuff he can show off to his … [Continue reading]

Weird and Easy Way to Get Fit

I have a weird and simple fitness tip I learned from my Mom.

I think we are all trying to get fit, but it's not always the easiest thing to do, especially if you are a bit of a couch potato like me.  But there ARE ways to get fit, at least a little more fit that are easy, cost nothing, and don't require a lot … [Continue reading]

Enjoy Epic Experiences with Groupon Things To Do

Look at this gorgeous scene. You could book a vacation like this through Groupon Things to Do.

Wow, I can't believe it's November already.  The holidays are HERE and I'm sure I'll be using Groupon Things To Do as I am planning my holiday gift-giving.  I always prefer experiences rather than things.   You can only have so many clothes, … [Continue reading]

How I Saved $239.42 Without Hardly Trying

I added it up and I saved $239.42 with almost no effort. Maybe you can too.

I haven't done a finance post in a while, and I recently had an experience with our new fridge that reminded me how important it is to keep your head in the game when it comes to your money.   I have to say, I'm not that super-frugal type when it … [Continue reading]

Guest Post – A Different View of Chronic Illness

Sick people are "supposed" to look sick, right? What if they don't?

Today's Guest Poster is Lauren from My Illness Start to Finish.  She writes about her life with chronic illness.   Chronic illness can take many forms, some are visible and some aren't.  My boss's wife is struggling with Stage 4 breast cancer.  It … [Continue reading]

Powerful Ways to Make Your Pinterest Account Skyrocket

Are you struggling with your Pinterst account? I have some resources that can HELP!

Pinterest is probably the most powerful social media platform out there, but I constantly see people and businesses that are doing it all WRONG.  Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are all great tools, but I don't feel that they have the same potential … [Continue reading]

Baby Safety Month with Owlet – Grandkid Safety

Owlet is offering a baby safety giveaway on my blog.

This month is Baby Safety Month and a company called Owlet has sponsored an entire month of posts on baby safety.  Yesterday it was my friend Rachael from Busy Mommy Media.  She had a nasty drowning scare with her toddler, so she wrote about baby … [Continue reading]

I Can Help You Save MONEY with Groupon Coupons

I can show you how to save bunches of money with Groupon Coupons

You know me, I am always finding new ways to help you save money.  I've used Groupon for years for good deals on events and all kinds of items, even my electric toothbrush!  Now, I've discovered Groupon Coupons as a whole new way to save. … [Continue reading]

Ways to SPICE Up Your Campouts

Camping can be really fun. These are some ideas to add some extra fun to your campouts.

Welcome friends - thanks for stopping by!  Today we are going to talk about campouts. One of the fun things I get to do is write pieces for some of the BSA's social media outlets. Last year, I wrote about our Scout Troop's famous "Iron Chef" … [Continue reading]

Our First-time Trip to Yellowstone

Our first trip to Yellowstone was fantastic. We had a great guide to show us all the great places to see.

Last week, my husband and I had a fun vacation.  Bizarrely enough, neither one of us had ever been to Yellowstone before, or even to any National Park.  We are such indoor people it seems kind of pointless to live in Utah surrounded by some of the … [Continue reading]

How to Use Azova for Online Medical Help

Azova is a great tool for online medical consultations. Save time and get help from home.

Janet Thaeler - One of my best blogger friends invited me to a blogger event for Azova health.  It's a new system where you can meet up with medical professionals online.  I was pretty excited about this because I HATE taking time off work for … [Continue reading]

Uplift Families and their Parenting Conference

Me and Utah First Lady Jeanette Herbert

Hello, and welcome to my blog.  Last month, I got to do something very cool.  I attended a bloggers luncheon at the Governor's Mansion with our Utah First Lady Jeanette Herbert.  She has an initiative called Uplift Families.  Her goal is to promote … [Continue reading]

It’s July – Are you Ready for CHRISTMAS?

It's July! Are you READY for Christmas? I am. I have half my holiday money all tucked away.

Hello and welcome to my blog!  Can you believe that summer is already half over?  Just think - Christmas will be HERE before we know it (groan).  Personally, I hate to even THINK about it, but it rolls around every year just like clockwork.   Now … [Continue reading]