Vlogging Workshop: Camping At Cape Disappointment

It’s about time I told you all about Cape Disappointment and whether or not that national park lives up to it’s name! Cape Disappointment is where my sisters and brothers and I chose to bring our crew this year for our annual camping trip. Take a look!:


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And I’m featuring Mrs. Marriage-n-Stuff because she highlighted her time in Seattle this summer…and maybe I’m impartial because I made a cameo, but I also really love what she did to celebrate her daughter’s birthday:


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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.  Complete the Most Likely To… Tag (found here)
2. 10 things you most dread about Summer ending.
3. Try your hand at TieDye!
4. Review a movie you love.
5. Wednesday August 27th is National Pots De Creme Day. Do something about that.
6. Vlog your last day of summer.
5. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Link up!:



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

1. Complete the Disney ‘Name That Tune’ Challenge (found here)
2. 10 things you most look forward to when school starts.
3. Show us something you organized.
4. Review something!
5. Show us the last thing you purchased.
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Workshop: How (not) To Pitch A Tent

I think today’s video can fall into the parenting (nearly) fail category. I thought we were going to take our kids camping and give them a lifetime of memories. What I underestimated was what a difficult time my husband and I would have actually putting a tent up. I set up my camera to capture a fun time lapse video of what should have been a really simple activity, but I ended up with this tutorial on how (not) to pitch a tent instead:


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And I was so excited to see my friend Kerry from HouseTalkN share a video of back to school tips last week. Kerry is hilarious. She’s one of those people you feel like you’ve been friends with forever. Her tips were spot on:


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Check out Kerry’s HouseTalkN blog and find her all over the great wide internet!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. Participate in the Dance With Your Kids YouTube Challenge. (found here)
2. Parenting fail! Describe a time you feel like you really messed up!
3. Take us to the pool with you!
4. Pinterest inspired! Try something you saw on Pinterest.
5. What song has been your summer anthem?
6. Wednesday August 19th is National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day. Take us on a trip!

Link up!:



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

1.  Complete the Most Likely To… Tag (found here)
2. 10 things you most dread about Summer ending.
3. Try your hand at TieDye!
4. Review a movie you love.
5. Wednesday August 27th is National Pots De Creme Day. Do something about that.
6. Vlog your last day of summer.

Great America Moonshine

Great America Malt Specialty

I postponed a Pinterest drink this week to bring you a taste test with Marci that involves this Great America moonshine. Actually it’s a ‘malt specialty’. I thought it was going to be an adorable version of Mike’s Hard Lemonade that I stumbled upon. I’m like a child. I don’t read labels, I see the pretty packaging and colors and think I need it in my life. Pretty sure it’s exactly that mentality necessary for these drinks to sell because Lord knows it’s not the taste. See for yourself:


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People have mentioned perhaps MIXING these potent concoctions straight from the jar and I suppose we could have found a drink to put the drink in, but what can I say? Marci and I live dangerously.

Have a great weekend!

Vlogging Workshop: Foot Massage Gone Wrong

This week I’m sharing about my recent experience with a foot massage gone wrong. I should know better than to listen to my husband, but he convinced me to go to this place that supposedly was giving hour long foot massages for 20 bucks. Let’s just say I go more than I bargained for:


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And I’m sharing Jendi’s video entry from last week. She’s sharing a DIY Sandal that she tried out using flip flops and an old t-shirt. Find out if this is a strategy that actually works:


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Don’t forget to check out Jendi’s YouTube channel and give her a subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. How is your garden growing?
1. Show us what you do to beat the heat!
2. Share a piece of your Summer wardrobe you’re enjoying most this year.
3. Take us through a day in your life from sun up to sun down.
4. Collab on a video with a friend.
5. Complete the How Well Do I Know My Mom YouTube tag. (questions here).
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Link up!:



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

1. Take us to the lake.
2. Share a list of your summer must haves.
3. Show us a favorite board game.
4. Film your child cooking something!
4.  Complete the Pinterest Challenge. (Example here)
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.
7. July 29th is National Lasagna Day. You owe it to the country.

 

Vlogging Workshop: My Family Bullied Me

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1. Tell us about a favorite camping memory.

This is not so much a memory about camping as it is a memory being shared WHILE camping. Kind of the same, but different. Just like store brand Oreos. Not that I eat Oreos anymore. When you’re old Oreos make you fat. Other things that make you fat include: anything that is not lettuce. This is what I’m learning as I age. But I digress! Today I’m exposing a secret that has been hidden long enough. My family bullied me. It’s true…watch:


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And I loved Nancy’s contribution last week. She took us on a road trip to DisneyWorld AND was united with a sister she had never met before. Pass the tissues, what an amazing trip!:


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

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1. Tell us about a favorite camping memory.
2. Try out a life hack you’ve seen floating around the Internet. Does it really work?
3. Unbox something.
4. Q&A time! Have your community ask you questions and give the people what they want. Your answers.
5. Free Day! Link up any video you have not previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Link up!:




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

1. Show us what you do to beat the heat!
2. Share a piece of your Summer wardrobe you’re enjoying most this year.
3. Take us through a day in your life from sun up to sun down.
4. Collab on a video with a friend.
5. Complete the How Well Do I Know My Mom YouTube tag. (questions here).
6. Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Workshop: Better Have My Money

Ever wonder how a song was written? With so many great hits out there, the process of songwriting is fascinating! This is exactly how I imagine Rhianna’s “Better Have My Money” was written. I apologize in advance for any embarrassed feelings you might encounter while watching the video. I feel them too. But I can’t stop.:


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And I’m featuring Lisa from Atypical Familia because her entry last week showed what a morning is like in a day of her life and I’m fascinated by NYC. Can you imagine riding subways this often everyday?:


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

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

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.

Link up!:




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

1. Tell us about a favorite camping memory.
2. Try out a life hack you’ve seen floating around the Internet. Does it really work?
3. Unbox something.
4. Q&A time! Have your community ask you questions and give the people what they want. Your answers.
6. Free Day! Link up any video you have not previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

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.