Vlogging Workshop: My Dogs Kept Humping

2.  Show us a project you’re working on.

A couple of week’s ago I shared a video where I recapped our month of April and my dogs kept humping in the background. I thought I’d share my explanation and I happened to weave in my home improvement “project.” And by “home improvement” I just mean “new lamps on the nightstands.” It’s fascinating:


(video here)

Last week I really enjoyed Jenn’s vlog from Wine And Sass about buyer’s remorse. Take a look at the item she purchased that she’s now regretting. What do you think? Are they terrible?:


(video here)

Check out Wine And Sass on YouTube and subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. Create a rant video where you whine about one of your pet peeves.
2.  Show us a project you’re working on.
3. Share an embarrassing moment that happened in high school.
4. Share a recipe that incorporates: mushrooms
5. May 20th is National Pick Strawberries Day. Take us picking!
6. Complete the Touch My Body YouTube Challenge.
7. 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. What advice can you give this year’s graduating seniors?
2. Share a product you’re loving lately.
3. Cover a song!
4. Current events and celeb news…talk about something that’s on your mind.
5. YouTube Mom Tag (questions here)
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Workshop: Weird Food Taste Test

4. Invite a friend or relative to collaborate on a video with you.

When Marci comes over for a “friday drink video” I actually corner her into doing as many videos as possible with me because she’s so entertaining to me. For this video I was inspired by my friends Wendy and Megan and all of the taste testing they do! I picked up some snack in the hispanic aisle at the grocery store and we embarked on a very weird food taste test:


(video here)

Lisa from Atypical Familia shared a video entry about why she chooses not to earn to drive. She has such an interesting perspective and watch why she calls herself a “triple non-threat”!:


(video here)

Check out Lisa’s YouTube channel and give her a subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

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.

Link up!:



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

1. Create a rant video where you whine about one of your pet peeves.
2.  Show us a project you’re working on.
3. Share an embarrassing moment that happened in high school.
4. Share a recipe that incorporates: mushrooms
5. May 20th is National Pick Strawberries Day. Take us picking!
6. Complete the Touch My Body YouTube Challenge.
7. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

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 Workshop: The Pizza Challenge

pizza challenge2

1. The Pizza Challenge!(examples here)

What better way to bond friends than with The Pizza Challenge? The idea is simple, you make a cheese pizza and then you randomly draw surprise ingredients to add as toppings to your pizza. I decided it was the perfect challenge to set my first graders up with and after seeing their reactions I wish I had gotten more creative! I used a lot of leftover Easter candy, but I wish I had added pickles and other creative things to their bags. If they react like THIS to pepperoni and meatballs, just imagine how much fun they would have had with more weird stuff:


(video here)

And one of my favorite video entries to watch from last week’s link up was Jendi’s day in the life vlog. Her husband took her kids to see their grandparents overnight and Jendi had 24 hours to live wild!:


(video here)

Check out Jendi on YouTube and give her a subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. The Pizza Challenge!(examples here)
2. Tell us who you would invite to your celebrity dinner.
3. Why did you start vlogging? What has been the biggest challenge/reward for you in video?
4. April 29th is National Shrimp Scampi Day…you know what to do.
5. Share what you did over Spring Break.
6. 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. 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.

Vlogging Workshop: $100 On LPS??

littlest pet shops

2. What are your kids really into right now?

Laina is really in Littlest Pet Shop toys right now and bless that kid’s heart, when she gets it in her brain to have something…she wears her mother down until it happens. Somewhere my Mom is grinning right now because the pestering, begging, negotiating, convincing, and reasoning that my daughter does with me is exactly what I did to my own mother. It served me well. I talked her into three different kittens and a black lab puppy in my lifetime. But now it’s my turn to resist the powers of an adorable/relentless child. Laina wants me to spend $100 on LPS. Allow me to elaborate:


(video here)

Katie Reed made the coolest little play fort ever last week and shared it with us. I’m kicking myself for getting rid of our pack’n’plays because I think even my big kids would love this!:


(video here)

Check out Katie on YouTube and give her a subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. Show us something you got at the thrift shop!
2. What are your kids really into right now?
3. Look at the last handful of comments you’ve received on your videos and create a video response to them.
4. April 22nd is National Earth Day…do something earthy. I don’t know…make a compost pile or something.
5. Raising My Child YouTube Tag (questions here)
6. 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. The Pizza Challenge!(examples here)
2. Tell us who you would invite to your celebrity dinner.
3. Why did you start vlogging? What has been the biggest challenge/reward for you in video?
4. April 29th is National Shrimp Scampi Day…you know what to do.
5. Share what you did over Spring Break.
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Prompts For 04/29

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 04/29 Link up:

1. The Pizza Challenge!(examples here)
2. Tell us who you would invite to your celebrity dinner.
3. Why did you start vlogging? What has been the biggest challenge/reward for you in video?
4. April 29th is National Shrimp Scampi Day…you know what to do.
5. Share what you did over Spring Break.
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Now go make that video!

Vlogging Workshop: Girl Scout Cookies

I’ve been taste testing Girl Scout Cookies all week! And because I have this love/hate relationship with “unboxing” videos on YouTube (hate because I can’t believe I sit and watch people pull things out of boxes…and love because dammit it anyway if sometimes those boxes influence my own purchases) I poke fun at the concept while shoving cookies down my throat in my own Girl Scout Unboxing series.

If you haven’t seen unboxing videos on YouTube, just know that the YouTubers usually spend some time discussing where the box is from, what the packaging of the box looks like, their first impression upon peeking inside the box, and a detailed description of what they find in the box. And I don’t mean to sound entirely annoyed by them because I’ve mentioned before my love for BoxyCharm, which I subscribed to (and love!) after watching one of those videos…so obviously they’re influential. Now let’s see if I can influence you to eat cookies:


(video here)

Want to go to the Philippines? Sarah Joy got to go and she filmed the whole thing. It looks beautiful! I love how she compiled this footage of her trip!:


(Video here)

Check out Sarah on YouTube and give her a subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. Taste test! Pick something up at the grocery store that you have never tried before and film yourself tasting it for the first time.
2. Film yourself doing something (anything) with one of your kids.
3. Show us what you love most about your neighborhood.
4. April 15th is National Glazed Spiral Ham Day. Make it!
5. Complete the I Heart Spring YouTube Tag (questions here)
6. 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. Show us something you got at the thrift shop!
2. What are your kids really into right now?
3. Look at the last handful of comments you’ve received on your videos and create a video response to them.
4. April 22nd is National Earth Day…do something earthy. I don’t know…make a compost pile or something.
5. Raising My Child YouTube Tag (questions here)
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.