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Saturday Shout-Out: mamawolfe!

I wanted to use my Saturday posts to highlight some great bloggers out there. This week’s feature blogger is wonderful and I hope you love her as much as I do. If you’d like me to highlight you, just send me an email:


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~Your name: Jennifer

~Your blog’s name w/ link:  mamawolfe http://mamawolfe-living.blogspot.com

~Type of blog it is

    1. life, parenting, motherhood
~Tell us a little something about yourself: I’m a mom to two, teacher to 100+, and love to see the magic happen when people start to change they way they have always thought about something.

~If you had only 1 wish, what would it be and why? Wow- I guess that my family would have a long, healthy and happy life.

~What’s your favorite thing about where you live and why? The community support of children and education.  I live and teach in a college town, and people believe in and support our schools.  They like learning, they like thinking, and support the arts.

~What’s #1 on your ‘Bucket List’? I’d love to write a book.  I can’t say it’s number one-I just sort of find myself falling into things I would like to do before it all ends.

~3 words to describe yourself would be…? determined, stubborn, caring

~1 little known fact about you is…? I drove a bright yellow VW Thing for most of my 20s.

~1 vice of yours is…? coffee. I drink it every day, and feel no guilt.

~Why did you start blogging? I started blogging to tell stories!  I’ve always been an English teacher, but spent more time teaching other people to write than writing myself.

~What’s your favorite thing about blogging? Meeting new people who have interesting perspectives on what I’ve written. The bloggers I chat with have really interesting minds!

~What do you think makes for a successful blog? Definitely writing something that is important to you, and has a purpose.  If I feel strongly about a topic, it’s likely it will make for a more interesting post.

~3 words to describe your blog would be…? thoughtful, diverse, and personal

~What’s 1 blog (besides yours) that you think everyone should check out? The Big Green Bowl- it’s full of delicious baked goods that are simple to make but definitely delicious!

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Saturday Shout-Out: Wisdom of a Fool!

I wanted to use my Saturday posts to highlight some great bloggers out there. This week’s feature blogger is wonderful and I hope you love her as much as I do. If you’d like me to highlight you, just send me an email:


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~Your name:  TC Avey

~Your blog’s name w/ link: “Wisdom of a Fool” tcavey.blogspot.com

~Type of blog it is:

Life in General:  Wisdom of a Fool focuses on issues many of us face on a daily basis from a Christian perspective.  It covers topics in the news including politics and current events as well as inspirational stories of forgotten heroes in our history.  Many posts focus on what God is doing in my own life, what I am learning in my walk with Christ and what I am struggling with.  I attempt to educate/enlighten others in my endeavor to educate myself.  I encourage respectful communication as we all strive to learn more about our world and our role in it.

~Tell us a little something about yourself:  I am a Christian wife and mother of one precious little boy (but don’t we all think our children are precious, I hope so).  I love politics and history though I will admit I am not an expert on either, just a passionate observer.  I love to read pretty much anything and everything.  I enjoy traveling but don’t get to do it nearly as often as I would like.  I am obsessive about having a clean house which is something my son is teaching me to let go of and I will admit, I am struggling.

I am also undertaking breaking into the writing field.  I have completed a young adult fiction and am seeking representation.  I know it is a long road to getting published, but I am in no hurry.  I trust God that everything will happen according to HIS plan.

~If you had only 1 wish, what would it be and why?  This is a difficult one…One wish uh?  I guess if I had to pick just one it would be for those I love to find the true meaning of happiness and joy in life.  Neither can be obtained through material goods, status or any other thing society deems as necessary to being successful.  True happiness and joy comes from being content with what God has given and trusting that God is in control.

On a more selfish level, I wish my house would stay miraculously clean ALL the time!!!  That would free up so much of my time, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself, but I sure would love to find out!

~What’s your favorite thing about where you live and why?  On a broad scale, I live in America, a nation of freedom.  I am free to do, go, be and say whatever I please so long as it doesn’t infringe upon another’s ability to do the same.  That is amazing!  On a smaller scale, I live in a community that overall is Christian in nature, where neighbor helps neighbor and our streets are relatively safe for children to play.  With the downturn of the economy my small community is struggling but thriving and I am thankful.

~What’s #1 on your ‘Bucket List’? To see the world!  There are so many wonderful places I want to visit; there is no way to pick just one!

~3 words to describe yourself would be…? Organized, Loyal, Compassionate (Obviously Christian)

~1 little known fact about you is…? I hate folding and putting away laundry.  It’s one of the easiest tasks of housekeeping, yet I struggle doing it each and every time.

~1 vice of yours is…? I tend to be a perfectionist and that can lead me to being critical of myself and sometimes of others though I am more forgiving of others shortcomings than I am of my own.  I put a great deal of pressure on myself when really there is no reason to.  This is something God is working on in my life and my son is helping me along.

~Why did you start blogging?  I started this blog after realizing how many people in my own life do not know or care about what is occurring in our world and/or do not have daily Bible devotional times.  I feel that as responsible Christians we should not only know what the Word of God says, but also know what is transpiring around the globe.  We might not have time to have a long Bible study or to watch all the news, but there are certain things we do need to be aware of.  I am not a Bible expert nor am I a journalist and I don’t endeavor to try to be either.  I simply share things God places on my heart whether it is news related, inspirational or religious in nature.

~What’s your favorite thing about blogging?  I’m enjoying getting to meet new people.  When I look at my blog stats, I can’t believe people from all over the world have logged on and viewed!  I’m pretty sure some of them did it completely on accident, but I’m still encourage with each new visit, each new comment and especially with each new follower.

~What do you think makes for a successful blog? Being open and honest.  This can be scary.  I have opened up my heart about my father passing away and the grief I have walked through.  In the future I know there will be many more things God leads me to share that will make me uncomfortable.  For me, good blogging is about pushing my comfort as God directs in order for Him to use me to touch someone else’s life.  After all, what’s the purpose of learning if not to share?

~3 words to describe your blog would be…? Inspiring, Enlightening, Assertive (Obviously from a Christian standpoint)

~What’s 1 blog (besides yours) that you think everyone should check out? Oh my, I’ve found so many wonderful blogs lately, this one included.  Currently I am really enjoying a series Titled: “31 Days of Letting Go” by Flower Patch Farm Girl at http://flowerpatchfarmgirl.blogspot.com/

Saturday Shout Out: Fun on a Dime!

I wanted to use my Saturday posts to highlight some great bloggers out there. This week’s feature blogger is wonderful and I hope you love her as much as I do. If you’d like me to highlight you, just send me an email:


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Fun On A Dime

~Your name: Michelle

~Your blog’s name w/ link: Fun On A Dime, http://www.funonadime.net

~Type of blog it is: I’m not really a mommy blog because I do not share a lot of personal info, but I do giveaways, share recipes, crafts, inspirational tips, games, etc.

~Tell us a little something about yourself: My name is Michelle. I grew up the oldest of 5 children, my youngest sister is still in High School. I have been married to my hubby for almost 7 years and most of those years were spent in Utah while he was going to school. We have two children, a son – 5 and a daughter – 3. We just moved from Southern Utah (specifically, Cedar City, which we L.O.V.E.D!). I have almost 30 nieces and nephews (1 baking in the oven) and around 40 cousins my age all the way down to newborns, most who live in Arizona now (yup, I have Aunts and Uncles my age!). Between all these young bodies around, including my kiddos, I have lots of opportunities to try out new activities for lots of ages.

~If you had only 1 wish, what would it be and why? To have more wishes! AND if that is not allowed then my wish would be to own a machine like on the Jetsons cartoon where you walk in it and it fixes your hair, automatically clothes you and anything else you need to do to get ready for the morning in a blink of an eye! I bet laundry is automatically done with that machine!

~What’s your favorite thing about where you live and why? We are near family and I LOVE the sun! As much as we love to live near the mountains, I don’t think I could take another cold (as in snowy) winter this year. =)

~What’s #1 on your ‘Bucket List’? I actually had to give this some thought! lol Right now, my #1 ultimate thing to do on my bucket list is to coordinate a huge group game event for 100+ families at a Children’s Hospital.

~3 words to describe yourself would be…? Energetic, Entertaining, Enduring

~1 little known fact about you is…? I’m 5’2″ and my husband is 6’4″. I always get a smile when people realize he is my husband!

~Why did you start blogging? I started blogging to prove to myself that I could still have fun with my family with spending very little money.

~What’s your favorite thing about blogging? My favorite thing about blogging are the connections I make and meeting so many amazing parents!

~What do you think makes for a successful blog? I think having a topic of interest and one that people can relate with makes a successful blog

~3 words to describe your blog would be…? Inexpensive Family Fun

~What’s 1 blog (besides yours) that you think everyone should check out? Only one? That is tough! I really love Serene Is My Name, Not My Life! (serenedesigns.blogspot.com/) – I love her outlook on life and I have to share one other and that is, Play With Your Family (http://www.playwithyourfamily.com/), I’m fond of family fun promoting sites!

Saturday Shout Out: Changing Diapers and Taking Names!

I wanted to use my Saturday posts to highlight some great bloggers out there. This week’s feature blogger is wonderful and I hope you love her as much as I do. If you’d like me to highlight you, just send me an email:


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Changing Diapers and Taking Names

Name:  Brittany Bullington
Name of blog w/ link:  Changing Diapers and Taking Names (http://www.findingbrittnemo.blogspot.com)
Type of blog:  Life in General
~Tell us a little something about yourself:
I am a 25 year old single mom and Certified Nursing Assistant. I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, reading, dark chocolate, red wine and learning new things!
~If you had only 1 wish, what would it be and why?
Just the basic, for my son and I to be healthy and happy. Boring , I know!
~What’s your favorite thing about where you live and why?
I love that I’m from a smaller area. It can be a little pesky at times to always see someone you know (like when you’re in the grocery store in sweats and no make-up). But it’s also nice to always see a warm welcoming smile wherever you go!
~What’s #1 on your ‘Bucket List’?
I have so much on my Bucket List, it’s hard to prioritize them. One I plan on conquering soon is to go zip lining!
~3 words to describe yourself would be…?
Determined, creative and loyal
~1 little known fact about you is…?
I can’t sleep in complete silence. I generally need the sound of a fan or humidifier to put me to sleep.
~1 vice of yours is…?
I have a terrible foul mouth. I’m working on it though!
~Why did you start blogging?
To revisit my love of writing. And for accountability for all the new things I want to try.
~What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
“Meeting” such wonderful and inspiration people!
~What do you think makes for a successful blog?
Honesty.
~3 words to describe your blog would be…?
Fun, honest and creative
~What’s 1 blog (besides yours) that you think everyone should check out?

http://www.thepioneerwoman.com She is the coolest!

Saturday Shout-Out: Mommy LaDy Duke

I wanted to use my Saturday posts to highlight some great bloggers out there. This week’s feature blogger is wonderful and I hope you love her as much as I do. If you’d like me to highlight you, just send me an email:


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~Your name:  Courtney & Betina(sisters)

~Your blog’s name w/ link:  Mommy LaDy Club http://www.mommyladyclub.com

~Type of blog it is…  Entertainment/Mommy Blog

~Tell us a little something about yourself:  Betina and I live in different cities, but whenever we meet, we have the same pair of shoes and sunglasses.

~If you had only 1 wish, what would it be and why? To live forever. I love my life, and fear death.

~What’s your favorite thing about where you live and why? I love the heat of the desert. When everyone else is complaining about it, I relish it!

~What’s #1 on your ‘Bucket List’? Living part time on the Rhine River

~3 words to describe yourself would be…? Tall, thoughtful, loyal

~1 little known fact about you is…? I am called the “rock lady” in my neighborhood, because I build giant dry slab rock walls.

~1 vice of yours is…? chocolate

~Why did you start blogging? I enjoy challenges, and I knew that I would be learning a lot from it, and I am!

~What’s your favorite thing about blogging? Meeting all of the other fabulous women and bloggers out there!

~What do you think makes for a successful blog? Being honest, and offering quality information and originality.

~3 words to describe your blog would be…? Unique, entertaining, informative

~What’s 1 blog (besides yours) that you think everyone should check out? http://www.nicegirlnotes.com

Saturday Shout-Out: BabyBound!

I wanted to use my Saturday posts to highlight some great bloggers out there. This week’s feature blogger is wonderful and I hope you love her as much as I do. If you’d like me to highlight you, just send me an email:


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Name: Mia Eliza

Blog’s Name: BabyBound http://babycravings.blogspot.com/

Type of blog: Mommy/Baby Blog

~Tell us a little something about yourself: Ever since I was a little girl I dreamt of having a family. My dream is coming true because I’m pregnant with our first child due March 4th 2012.

~If you had only 1 wish, what would it be and why?
If I had just one wish, it would be to make and keep everyone is my life healthy. Money, beauty and success may add a little fun to your life, but good health is something to be treasured and cannot be bought.

~What’s your favorite thing about where you live and why?
Hmmm. I’m not crazy about where I live but if I had to pick one thing it would be that this is where I moved after I got married. This is where my hubby lived and where his job is. I love that we started our life here together.

~What’s #1 on your ‘Bucket List’?
Have a baby!

~3 words to describe yourself would be…?
Loyal, Loving, Passionate ( my husband picked those. I agree)

~1 little known fact about you is…?
I can beat ANYONE at connect four. Don’t believe me? It’s true!

~1 vice of yours is…?
Nail biting ( does that count? )

~Why did you start blogging?
March 2011

~What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
Connecting with other people who know where I’m coming from.

~What do you think makes for a successful blog?
Honesty. The blogs I’m “addicted” to all have something in common. They have their own voice and they stay true to who they are.

~3 words to describe your blog would be…?
Clean, Honest, Mommylicious ( haha I made that last one up)

~What’s 1 blog (besides yours) that you think everyone should check out?
AltogetherBeautiful.Blogspot.com