Vlogging Workshop: The Pizza Challenge

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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:


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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!:


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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??

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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:


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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!:


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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

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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 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:


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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!:


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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.

 

 

Vlogging Workshop: Karaoke And Shuffleboard

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

I skipped my February monthly recap because I didn’t think I had enough footage to share, but boy do I have enough this month. Ocean Shores, Alki, Karaoke and shuffleboard…I’ve got a little bit of everything for you this month. I’m like that person who forces relatives to sit down and watch her home videos after a vacation. Except these are even more boring because there is no vacation involved. And you’re not my relatives. But lucky you anyways!:


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Mrs. Marriage-N-Stuff tested out the infamous Cauliflower pizza crust pin we’ve all seen on Pinterest. It’s fun to see someone actually make it and then give the results!:


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Check out her YouTube channel and subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite March moments.
2. Share the books you read in March…which were must reads and which should we pass on?
3. March favorites haul! Share some of your favorite March finds.Create an Easter inspired craft.
4. Complete the Happy Easter YouTube Tag (questions here)
5. Easter Day recap! Show us how you celebrated!
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. 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.

Vlogging Workshop: Bunny Dirt Cake

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2. Attempt a pin you saw on Pinterest…was it a win or a fail?

I saw this idea for a Peeps dirt cake on Pinterest and then I ignored the ingredients and just made it as easy as possible for the kids. Technically there’s supposed to be a layer of Oreos and pudding in there somewhere, but I baked brownies and called it a day. I left the rest of Bunny Dirt Cake up to my favorite child stars. And then I went around calling it a bunny dirt cake when there isn’t actually a bunny on the cake at all. It’s a chick dirt cake. I can’t get anything right with this one!:


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This week I’m featuring Miss Mocha D’Vine’s video because #1 her name is amazing, #2 it’s her first time participating in our link up, and #3 within the first two minutes she talks about all of the neighbor kids playing in front of the house and says, “I don’t like peoples kids like that…” I lost it. Story of my life girl. Even though I run a home daycare. I love how honest and straightforward she is.

Check out Mocha D’Vine on YouTube and subscribe. This girl cracks me up.


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Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. The Internet made you buy it…show us something you purchased after seeing someone rave about it online.
2. Attempt a pin you saw on Pinterest…was it a win or a fail?
3. Show us something fun in your community.
4.  Share a favorite app you’re loving lately.
5. Grab a partner and try The Whisper Challenge! (examples 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. Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite March moments.
2. Share the books you read in March…which were must reads and which should we pass on?
3. March favorites haul! Share some of your favorite March finds.Create an Easter inspired craft.
4. Complete the Happy Easter YouTube Tag (questions here)
5. Easter Day recap! Show us how you celebrated!
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Prompts For 04.08

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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 04/08 Link up:

1. Compile short clips, Vines, and Instagram videos and make a video that highlights your favorite March moments.
2. Share the books you read in March…which were must reads and which should we pass on?
3. March favorites haul! Share some of your favorite March finds.Create an Easter inspired craft.
4. Complete the Happy Easter YouTube Tag (questions here)
5. Easter Day recap! Show us how you celebrated!
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Now go make that video!