Vlogging Workshop: Hand That Rocks The Cradle

3. Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite April moments.

Easter, Spring Break, my surrogate niece…the month of April was chalk full of great fun and today I recap it all for you. Lucky!:


(video here)

And I’m sharing Naila Moon’s video of her unboxing a mystery package with her adorable granddaughter. So fun to watch little Bella’s excitement:


(video here)

Check out Naila Moon on YouTube and give her a subscribe!
Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. Why did you start vlogging? What has been the biggest challenge/reward for you in video?
2. Show us your April faves!
3. Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite April moments.
4. Share the books you read in April…which were must reads and which should we pass on?
5. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Link up!:




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

1. Tutorial time! Teach us how to do something.
2. May 13th is National Apple Pie Day. You know the drill.
3. Buyers remorse! Show us something you regret buying.
4. Invite a friend or relative to collaborate on a video with you.
5. Complete the Mother’s Day YouTube Tag (questions here)
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Prompts For 05.13

vlogging prompts

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 05/13 Link up:

1. Tutorial time! Teach us how to do something.
2. May 13th is National Apple Pie Day. You know the drill.
3. Buyers remorse! Show us something you regret buying.
4. Invite a friend or relative to collaborate on a video with you.
5. Complete the Mother’s Day YouTube Tag (questions here)
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Now go make that video!

Writing Prompts For 05.07

writing prompts

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. An 8th grade memory.
2. Write a blog post inspired by the word: journey.
3. Book review!
4. Share a quote you love.
5. Spring Cleaning! Share a before and after photo of a room you recently tackled.

Some Favorite Entries From Last Week:

“I remember trying to get comfortable but all I could feel was my heart beat in my throat, beating so fast.” -Daisy Dudes

“She always seemed to be in her own little world and she was content with that.” -Vodka Calling

“Rows and rows of blossoms… bringing to life the miracle of Spring.” -Birds Of A Feather

” I was able to pay last month’s electric bill using the earnings from Ice Candy.” -Miss Rhei

Butterfly Snacks With Horizon Organic

Butterfly Snacks

Who’s ready to get creative with delicious snacks? We’re busy fashioning crackers and veggies into colorful butterflies over here (big thanks to Horizon Organic for sponsoring this post!).

I fall into the category of parents who fashions spiders out of cookies and pretzel sticks at snack time. I don’t do it as a clever way to get them to eat more. I do it because I’m a giant child and I like to play with food. And also because my kids are usually as delighted with my creation as I am.

I cracked open a box of Horizon Organics cheddar snack crackers and showed my kids how to make butterfly snacks.

Horizon Organic Snack Crackers

All you need are:

  • Snack Bags
  • Decorative Tape
  • Clothespins
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Crackers
  • Veggies or Fruit

Cover your clothespin with your decorative tape.

Add Decorative Tape

Fill one side of your snack bags with crackers and the other with your veggies or fruit.

Fill With Crackers And Veggies

Be sure to keep the sides divided and secure your clothes pin down the middle.

Draw Your Butterflys Face

Fashion your pipe cleaner into an antenna and draw a face onto your butterfly snack.

Butterfly Snack

Watch them in action!:

They’re perfect little after school treats! Check out more products offered by Horizon Organic and keep your eyes peeled for them during your next grocery trip!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.

The Georgia Peach

Nothing like the lovely taste of the Georgia Peach to kick off a bright spring/summer time future! I’ll be honest, the smell of peach will always remind me of my very first time getting “inebriated”. My best friend wore a shot glass around her neck and we all took turns pouring Peach Schnapps into it. I was drunk for about 30 seconds and spent the rest of the night vomiting. 20 years later I still have mixed feelings about all things peach. So…wait, why did I choose this drink again?:


(video here)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

31 May Vlogging Prompts

31 May Vlogging Prompts

 

Vlogging prompts are a great way to develop video content ideas for your YouTube channel! Use them to inspire consistency and fuel that creative mind! Below is a list of 31 May vlogging prompts, peek back in next month for a fresh June list!

31 May Vlogging Prompts

1. Cinco De Mayo! Talk about a memorable Cinco De Mayo, tell us how you celebrate, or even share a recipe!
2. May 6th is National Crepe Suzette Day. Make some!
3. Share the books you read in April…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 April moments.
5. April favorites haul! Share some of your favorite April finds.
6. Complete the 32 Random Questions Tag. (questions here)

7. Tutorial time! Teach us how to do something.
8. May 13th is National Apple Pie Day. You know the drill.
9. Buyers remorse! Show us something you regret buying.
10.Create a Mother’s Day gift guide.
11. Invite a friend or relative to collaborate on a video with you.
12. Complete the Mother’s Day YouTube Tag (questions here)

13. Create a rant video where you whine about one of your pet peeves.
14.  Show us a project you’re working on
15. Share an embarrassing moment that happened in high school.
16. Share a recipe that incorporates:
17. May 20th is National Pick Strawberries Day. Take us picking!
18. Complete the Touch My Body YouTube Challenge.

19. What advice can you give this year’s graduating seniors?
20. Share a product you’re loving lately.
21. Cover a song!
22. A song you loved from the 90’s…what does it mean?
23. Current events and celeb news…talk about something that’s on your mind.
24. YouTube Mom Tag (questions here)

25. May 27th is National Grape Popsicle Day! Incorporate grape popsicles into your video.
26. Create a vlog that shows what you did over Memorial Day weekend.
27. Show us how do something.
28. Make a video about anything…from the inside of your car.
29. Take us to your local Farmer’s Market.
30. Complete the 20 Dollar Target Haul Challenge!

Have a great month and happy vlogging!

Click here for a collection of more fun YouTube Tags!

Mother’s Day YouTube Tag

mothers day tag

Mother’s Day is a great time to celebrate the magic of motherhood with your family. The Mother’s Day YouTube Tag covers all the ways your life has changed since becoming a mom. Answer the questions below and share what makes your parenting style tick!:

Mother’s Day YouTube Tag Questions:

1. Are you a SAHM or working mom?
2. Would you have it any other way?
3. Do you co-sleep?
4. One must have gear for baby?
5. How many kids do you plan on having?
6. Date night? How many nights (or days) per month?
7. Your child’s favorite show?
8. Name one thing you bought before you had your baby and you never ended up using?
9. Your child’s fave food?
10. How many cars does your family have?
11. Weight gain before pregnancy, during and after, and now?
12. Dream vacation with your kiddos?
13. Dream vacation without the kiddos?
14. How has your life changed since your baby has been born?
15. Finish the sentence: “It makes my heart melt to see…”
16. Where do you shop for your kids?
17. Fave mommy make-up and skin care products?
18. Huggies diaper jeans: yay or nay?
19. Have you always wanted kids?
20. Best part about being a mom?

Example here:

Click here for a collection of more fun YouTube Tags!