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Grace’s Newborn Photos

August 8, 2016

In only two days, I am returning to work. And while I am excited to be back in the world of coffee without interruptions, solving business problems, and being around adults who don’t need drool wiped off their mouths… I will miss this little angel. She is the most beautiful happy baby and I love her so much. And not to be able to spend as much time with her is going to seriously bum me out (to say the least). I know she will be cared for well by Grandma (which is a GODSEND). Here is the beauty in her newborn photos…


In Love With the Faux Shamrock Shake

March 18, 2012

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I mixed up two delicious {faux} Shamrock Shakes last night. These delicious little puppies are so much tastier than the ‘real’ shake from McD’s.

I haven’t mentioned this before, but I have an intolerance to High Fructose Corn Syrup. I have to look at every single label when purchasing anything at the grocery store. And the ‘stuff’ is in everything. And guess what else it’s in… The Shamrock Shake.

So, thanks to my girl Cassie, over at Back To Her Roots, I was able to nom on my favorite March treat without the negative consequences from McDonalds.

I made a few changes to the recipe, see below.

Faux Shamrock Shake

Makes 1 Shake

4 small scoops of vanilla ice cream (or frozen yogurt)
¾ cup milk
½ tsp mint extract
½ cup whipped cream
1 straw

Mix all ingredients in blender until blended fully.
Pour into glass, insert straw and…

Are you allergic to anything? How do you get around it?

Ms. Giggles Loves the Beach

March 13, 2012

And you know what this means? We are in Florida, baby! Enjoying the beach. Love ya! <3, Amanda (aka- MS GIGGLES)

Using Trello to Organize and Plan Your Blog

March 7, 2012

Trello is one of my favorite tools to organize my blog content. I recently found out about this cool tool during through a co-worker and ever since then, I have been using it for personal, work, my blog. I am excited to share with you, my fellow bloggers, how to use it and how it will help your blog.

Getting Started

After setting up your account, start your first “board.” A board is a just a collection of lists (and lists hold the cards). You’ll probably want a board for each project you’re working on. Specifically for blogging, you could have a board for blog ideas, blog editorial calendar, and maybe even a board for blog enhancements and ideas.

Then you will create cards for individual tasks inside a board. The best part about this is you can upload attachments, assign a user, add dues dates, and make a checklist. This is perfect for an editorial calendar. For instance, you can upload your word document with the blog content and add due dates for your individual blog posts.

Adding Collaborators

If you are a team of bloggers, trello will make your life a lot easier. You can set up ideas for blogs, and then assign them to individual board members. You can comment and discuss the posts with edits in them.

It’s incredibly easy to invite people to a board, and then they will also receive notifications once on the board.

Mobile Friendly

Because of its responsive design, it works well on any mobile device. But they also have an iPhone app!

Staying Up-To-Date

What is even better about Trello is they are constantly growing and improving their product. They listen to their users and make adjustments as needed. They have a blog where they share best- practices, tips, and improvements.