vlogging prompt april

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 04/09 Link up:

1.) Local fun? Capture some fun you had in your community recently.
2.) Share an embarrassing moment.
3.) Why did you start vlogging? What has been the biggest challenge/reward for you in video?
4.) Film yourself doing something (anything) with one of your kids.
5.) Put together a tutorial…show us how to do something.

Now go make that video!

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Laina got a couple goldfish after she saw how they changed Maile’s life and she was afraid to leave them home today. She swore they would die while she was at school because the water was “looking cloudy”.

(The water was not cloudy).

I believe my exact words were, “OMG LAINA, your fish are NOT going to die. If they die I’ll buy you ONE THOUSAND more fish, now get your shoes on and let’s go!!”

So naturally one of her fish died while she was at school today.

Writing Prompts 04.01

March 31, 2014 · 1 comment

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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.) Write a blog post inspired by your family pet.
2.)  Tell us about a prank someone played on you or vice versa.
3.) Share an Easter inspired recipe or craft.
4.) List 6 things you’ve learned from your oldest child.
5.) Open a blank blog post and “right click paste” in the body of the post…what was pasted? Explain it.

Some Favorite Entries From Last Week:

“The history is old and fascinating, the architecture is beautiful, and the food is divine!” -Birds Of A Feather

“I found out what was really important – liking what you do.” -Jerralea’s Journey

“I am 40 years old. My aunt STILL calls me Pootie Pants.” -Looking For Luck, Love, And…

“As Americans, we do put enormous pressure on ourselves to constantly be there for everything when it comes to our kids.” -Play Dates On Fridays

“In other news, the buds are getting “so big” you can even seen them reflected in the puddles!” -My Memory Art

See you Thursday!

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My latest episode for Crafty Mom’s Weekly Challenge consisted of creating a colorful peep topiary! Flower pot, styrofoam balls, brightly colored marshmallow birds…this had all the elements of what should have been a magnificent piece of home decor.

Unfortunately, no.

This 100% did not work for me. I wish I could embed the video here so you can see this fail in action, but unless you can find a better way to secure your Peeps to their designated toothpicks it really does not work. You can view the entire episode at The Stir, but in the mean time I might encourage you to just eat your Peeps and continue using lollipops for your gorgeous topiary home decor.

Check out The Stir for more of my Crafty Mom Pinterest inspired projects!

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On Mommalogues this week I was asked to what I splurge on and let me tell you, it was hard to narrow it down. I mentioned awhile ago that I had cracked down on my coffee mug “problem”, I used to have an apron problem, but my problem now is something that I 100% blame on YouTube beauty gurus. I started watching these ladies gab about makeup must haves and I’ll admit, part of me thought they were a little crazy and I watched purely because I was fascinated at the sheer quantity of makeup they must use everyday. But something strange happened, they brain washed me. I started purchasing the things they were recommending and well…now look at me:


(video here)

Do you splurge on anything?

On Mommalogues this week I was asked to what I splurge on and let me tell you, it was hard to narrow it down.