Vlogging Workshop: Dollar Store Makeover

4. Review something!

I finally put together a review of my favorite new makeup palette. After showing it off during a recent dollar store haul plenty of people were interested in learning more about how to be beautiful on a budget. I’m exactly the person who knows best how to advise in that area. Obviously:


(video here)

And this week I’m featuring My Rosie World. She participated with her very first vlog ever! That’s nerveracking, but she did great:


(video here)

Check out My Rosie World’s YouTube channel and give her a subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. Complete the Disney ‘Name That Tune’ Challenge (found here)
2. 10 things you most look forward to when school starts.
3. Show us something you organized.
4. Review something!
5. Show us the last thing you purchased.
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Link up!:



Get a jumpstart on next week’s video! Here are the prompts next Wednesday’s Link up:

1. September 2nd is National Blueberry Popsicle Day. Make it happen.
2. Capture a day in the life on the first day back to school.
3. Share the books you read in August…which were must reads and which should we pass on?
4. Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite August moments.
5. August favorites haul! Share some of your favorite August finds.
6. Complete the Back To School YouTube Tag. (Questions here)
7. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Prompts For 09.09

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Every week you’re invited to join me in a Vlogging Workshop focused on working together to create a community interested in video blogging!

  • To join, simply add a link to the Vlogging Workshop posted here every Wednesday that will direct viewers to your video (either on YouTube or your blog).
  • New vlogging prompts will also be posted on Wednesdays, so you will have a full week to create your video response!
  • I will feature a favorite video each week.
  • You can subscribe to this weekly newsletter if you’d like the video topics delivered early, along with a weekly vlogging tip.

To view more detailed instructions on how this weekly Vlogging Workshop meme works click here.

Here are the vlogging prompts for the Wednesday 07/08 Link up:

1. September 2nd is National Blueberry Popsicle Day. Make it happen.
2. Capture a day in the life on the first day back to school.
3. Share the books you read in August…which were must reads and which should we pass on?
4. Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite August moments.
5. August favorites haul! Share some of your favorite August finds.
6. Complete the Back To School YouTube Tag. (Questions here)
7. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Now go make that video!

Writing Prompts For 09.03

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Every week you’re invited to join me in Writer’s Workshop by responding to one of the provided writing prompts posted each Tuesday. The directions are simple:

  • Choose a writing prompt from the list provided that inspires you most.
  • Write.
  • Come back this Thursday and link up by pasting the URL from your post into the list of thumbnails that will be displayed. Just scroll to the bottom of the thumbnail list, click the bold words you will see that say “Click here to enter” and you’re all set!

View more detailed instructions on how this weekly meme works in the Writer’s Workshop FAQs. To receive writing prompts in your inbox each week, subscribe to the writing prompt newsletter here.

Writing Prompts:

1. Top 10 reasons why you are glad you are done with school.
2. 30. Talk about the last thing your husband did that made you laugh.
3. Write a blog post that ends with the word: leap.
4. If you had more time, what is one last summer excursion you would plan for your family?
5. You were supposed to start a garden this summer…share the fruits of your labor.

Some Favorite Entries From Last Week:

“If he actually picks you up it’s a good day and if he actually gets out of the car and knocks that is even better!!” –Beth Anne’s Best

“You were all at once young and vulnerable and old and wise, but this time you were no longer gritting against pain.” –The (not always) Lazy W

“I got caught up in fast food, Dr. Pepper, and Twinkies and Ding dongs (The Hubby liked them in his lunch, I just liked them.)” –Jill Of All Trades

“An opportunity to begin again. Releases me from the knot you tried to strangle me with.” –The R Farm

30 September Writing Prompts

30 September Writing Prompts

Writing prompts are a great way to work through writer’s block when it comes to journal writing and blogging. Use them for yourself or share them with your kids to inspire consistency and fuel that creative mind! Below is a list of 30 September writing prompts, peek back in next month for a fresh October list!

30 September Writing Prompts

1. Your summer recap in a poem and pictures.
2. Write a blog post inspired by the word: late
3. But teachers know everything!! Write about a time a teacher disappointed you.
4. Share something you learned in August.
5. First day of school!
6. 10 things you do (or will someday do) when your kids are at school.

7. Share a back to school memory.
8. Something you wanted to be when you grew up.
9.  I was holding on tight but…
10. Write a blog post inspired by the word: fate
11. Share something you miss from before you were a mom.
12. What were you blogging about last year at this time? How have things changed?

13. Write a blog post in exactly 8 lines.
14. Share a day in your life represented only in pictures and the time the pictures were taken.
15. Talk about something your child learned this week.
16. Find a tweet you shared last week and elaborate.
17. Write a blog post inspired by the word: wait
18. 10 things you would do if you didn’t have to work.

19. Write something that begins and ends with the words “When I was younger.”
20. Listen to the sounds in your house for 5 or 10 minutes. Write about what you hear.
21. Write a blog post inspired by the word: travel
22. Locked out.
23. 10 Reasons why you love your job.

24. 10 Things you love about football.
25. 10 Things you don’t love about football.
26. Write a blog post inspired by the word: fate
27. Something funny your child said.
28. You won an award at some point in your life…what was it for?
29. Coffee Talk! Share your first pumpkin spice latte of the season with us.
30.  10 reasons why you’re glad it’s Fall.

Cheers to Fall! Now get writing. :)

Writer’s Workshop: Keep Butterscotches

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1. Write a blog post in exactly 12 lines.

I rarely see my friends’ kids so when I get the opportunity to hang out with them I like to arrive with gifts.

I do this to ensure they will remember me.

I do this to condition them to equate me with happy feelings.

At the last minute tonight I picked up one friend who happened to be in town for the week to visit another friend.

I didn’t have time for gifts and hadn’t given it much thought, but when I arrived his daughter (who hasn’t seen me in a year) came running for a hug.

She had been waiting for me, “remember when you brought me something special?”…she remembered.

I back pedaled my giftless hiney out the door and 30 minutes later arrived at our second friend’s house.

Her daughter came running to me for a hug.

She had been waiting for me, “remember when you brought me something special?”…she remembered.

I thought my plan to win these kids over was brilliant.

Until it backfired.

This must be why grandmothers keep butterscotches in their purses.

Now it’s your turn!

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Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to add your name to the link list below. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1. Write a blog post in exactly 12 lines.
2. Write a post where the first and last sentence contain any form of the word “creep”
3. Write a blog post from your dog’s perspective about he/she feels about your kids going back to school.
4. Find a brunch recipe on Pinterest and try it out! Was it successful?
5. Share the story behind your current Facebook and/or Twitter profile photo.
6. What is sabotaging your plan to drop 5 pounds?

Link up!:



Vlogging Workshop: Camping At Cape Disappointment

It’s about time I told you all about Cape Disappointment and whether or not that national park lives up to it’s name! Cape Disappointment is where my sisters and brothers and I chose to bring our crew this year for our annual camping trip. Take a look!:


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And I’m featuring Mrs. Marriage-n-Stuff because she highlighted her time in Seattle this summer…and maybe I’m impartial because I made a cameo, but I also really love what she did to celebrate her daughter’s birthday:


(video here)

Check out Mrs. Marriage-n-Stuff on YouTube and give her a subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1.  Complete the Most Likely To… Tag (found here)
2. 10 things you most dread about Summer ending.
3. Try your hand at TieDye!
4. Review a movie you love.
5. Wednesday August 27th is National Pots De Creme Day. Do something about that.
6. Vlog your last day of summer.
5. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Link up!:



Get a jumpstart on next week’s video! Here are the prompts next Wednesday’s Link up:

1. Complete the Disney ‘Name That Tune’ Challenge (found here)
2. 10 things you most look forward to when school starts.
3. Show us something you organized.
4. Review something!
5. Show us the last thing you purchased.
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Prompts For 09.02

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Every week you’re invited to join me in a Vlogging Workshop focused on working together to create a community interested in video blogging!

  • To join, simply add a link to the Vlogging Workshop posted here every Wednesday that will direct viewers to your video (either on YouTube or your blog).
  • New vlogging prompts will also be posted on Wednesdays, so you will have a full week to create your video response!
  • I will feature a favorite video each week.
  • You can subscribe to this weekly newsletter if you’d like the video topics delivered early, along with a weekly vlogging tip.

To view more detailed instructions on how this weekly Vlogging Workshop meme works click here.

Here are the vlogging prompts for the Wednesday 07/08 Link up:

1. Complete the Disney ‘Name That Tune’ Challenge (found here)
2. 10 things you most look forward to when school starts.
3. Show us something you organized.
4. Review something!
5. Show us the last thing you purchased.
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Now go make that video!