Vlogging Workshop: This Or That Summer

Marci and I did the This or That Summer Tag together. Looks like we might not be the best summertime friends. Here’s hoping we get along a little better during the other seasons of the year. Otherwise, it’s OVER between us:


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I always love Jessi’s video entries from Shuggilippo and last week she shared from one of my favorite series she has going on her channel called, “Crap You Don’t Need”. It’s a hilarious spin haul videos that highlights crap I end up thinking I do need. Regardless of the title:


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Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. How is your garden growing?
2. Make a summertime treat and share it with us.
3. What can bored kids do? Create a video listing some favorite go-to activities this Summer.
4. Review something! (movie, book, product, song, anything)
5. Take us to the beach!
6. Create a video inspired by the 4th of July!
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. Share the books you read in May…which were must reads and which should we pass on?
2. Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite June moments.
3. June favorites haul! Share some of your favorite June finds.
4. Attempt something you saw on Pinterest!
5. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Workshop: My Guilty Pleasures

Today I’m sharing all of the things that make me feel guilty, but I love too much to stop in the guilty pleasures tag. Thankfully there are only eight of my guilty pleasures to sit through and truth be told, I don’t feel THAT guilty about them:


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And I’m featuring Mrs. Marriage-N-Stuff’s fitbit video that shared last week. I’ve been wanting one of these and she highlights some of the competitive perks I had not considered as well as some really great cheating ideas. Can I add cheating ideas to my list of guilty pleasures?:


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

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. Create a Summer Survival Kit.
2. Share a product you are loving lately.
3. June 24th is National Pralines Day. Incorporate them into your video!
4. Share a recipe that incorporates less than 5 ingredients.
5. Complete the This Or That Summer 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. How is your garden growing?
2. Make a summertime treat and share it with us.
3. What can bored kids do? Create a video listing some favorite go-to activities this Summer.
4. Review something! (movie, book, product, song, anything)
5. Take us to the beach!
6. Create a video inspired by the 4th of July!
7. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Workshop: National Cherry Tart Day!

National Cherry Tart Day

2. June 17th is National Cherry Tart Day. Incorporate it into your video!

It’s National Cherry Tart day and I can’t let an opportunity to make Cherry Tarts pass me by. I’ve actually never made these before and am not a huge fan of cherry desserts at all, but why let that stop me from making an entire batch of desserts? And actually, during my search for a cherry tart recipe I found two other cherry desserts that were too pretty NOT to try. So, today I crammed together three cherry desserts in one video. Which is your favorite?:


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I really enjoyed watching Amanda from Dude Mom sock dancing in the hallway. Sometimes it’s the little things in life that bring us the biggest smiles. I feel like sock dancing could be the next YouTube Challenge to go viral. We should all make it happen.


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Check out Amanda on YouTube and give her a subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. Film your kids completing a Father’s Day inspired craft.Tutorial time!
2. June 17th is National Cherry Tart Day. Incorporate it into your video!
3.  Create a Father’s Day gift guide.
4. Test a “As Seen On TV” product and show us how it works.
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. Create a Summer Survival Kit.
2. Share a product you are loving lately.
3. June 24th is National Pralines Day. Incorporate them into your video!
4. Share a recipe that incorporates less than 5 ingredients.
5. Complete the This Or That Summer Tag (questions here)
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Prompts For 06.24

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 06/24 Link up:

1. Create a Summer Survival Kit.
2. Share a product you are loving lately.
3. June 24th is National Pralines Day. Incorporate them into your video!
4. Share a recipe that incorporates less than 5 ingredients.
5. Complete the This Or That Summer Tag (questions here)
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Now go make that video!

Vlogging Workshop: Mountain Dogs And Parties

Mountain dogs and parties and swimming and more parties…that is what our May was all about. I’m definitely looking forward to Summer, but as usual a little nervous about what that’s going to do to my schedule. Take a look at my May recap!:


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I’m featuring the travel video Megan and Wendy from Long Story Short posted last week as they took viewers along on a blog conference trip to Temecula, CA. It was fun to see everything that goes on behind the scenes:


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Check out Megan and Wendy’s channel on YouTube and subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. Name 6 things you’re looking forward to this Summer.
2. Share the books you read in May…which were must reads and which should we pass on?
3. Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite May moments.
4. May favorites haul! Share some of your favorite May finds.
5. Complete the How Well Do You Know Your Dad 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. Film your kids completing a Father’s Day inspired craft.Tutorial time!
2. June 17th is National Cherry Tart Day. Incorporate it into your video!
3.  Create a Father’s Day gift guide.
4. Test a “As Seen On TV” product and show us how it works.
5. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Workshop: Lake Cushman

Lake Cushman Cabin2

I recently shared my love for the HomeAway travel site I’ve used for planning family getaways. They didn’t ask me to create a video sharing my experience with them, but since we did use the site for Spring Break recently, I wanted to share our experience. Take a look at a little tour of the cabin we stayed in at Lake Cushman (you can actually reserve it here on HomeAway’s sister site VRBO) and I also captured our hike along the Staircase Rapids Trail. The views were amazing!:


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This week I’m sharing Mrs. Tee’s video entry from last week where she wants to know, is that your kid? Because if it is your kid…why aren’t you controlling it? In all seriousness, I think we’ve all been there when we’ve seen a child misbehaving in public and we’re wondering where the heck mom is! And if you’re like me then you’ve also been that mom who hopes no one is really noticing how crazy your child is. He’s blending in right!?! Mrs. Tee made me laugh on this one:


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Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

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.

Link up!:




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

1. May 27th is National Grape Popsicle Day! Incorporate grape popsicles into your video.
2. Show us how do something.
3. Make a video about anything…from the inside of your car.
4. Take us to your local Farmer’s Market.
5. Complete the 20 Dollar Target Haul Challenge!
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

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:


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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?:


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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.