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I Love Blogging Printable Poster and More
We've updated our Etsy shop! There are some very affordable downloadable posters you can print out as gifts for your blogging friends, and we even have a few of our short run posters left...get them while they're still available.

Are you looking for bloggy paraphernalia? Let us know what you want and maybe we can create it for you!

I Forgot How To Blog

It used to be second nature. I used to stay up all hours of the night worrying about it and dreaming up new ideas for it. I used to fret and call my friends and ask their opinions all the time about it.

I'm talking to my blog.

You've gone by the wayside. I don't even think about you anymore. Is that bad? Or is that reality?

You don't give me much in return...just pageviews and that's very unfulfilling. Maybe a dollar a week, and that doesn't pay the bills.

What am I going to do with you?

I'd love to be able to say that I'm going to get back into this blogging thing...but there are so many awesome bloggers doing it very well out there that it is hard for me to see the point.

Is blogging a phase for you too? Or is it a lifelong commitment? Are you still in love with your blog?

I went to edit some posts and couldn't remember where the edit icon was located! That's how long it's been since I've paid intense attention to my blog. I'm paying more attention to other blogs now.

What would you do?

I want to be here for you guys, what can I do to be the blogger you need me to be? Give me some feedback...comments welcome.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Let's Be Insta-Friends

Hello Friends!

Is it dumb to want to be friends with other bloggers? I don't think so!

I just finished updating our number one post...the one about adding Instagram to your much fun! Are you loving Instagram more than any other social media right now? I sure am.

If you would like to follow us on Instagram we just set up a new account and will be up soon! We will follow you back too! Find us @blogguidebook

Let's make a little game of this, just for a good time...

Take a photo of your blog know, a photo of the screen of your computer...

Upload it to Instagram

Hashtag: #iloveblogging, #blogguidebook, #ireadblogguidebook, #yourblognamehere

In the comments of your photo add your blog's name and where you blog from (such as state, country etc)

Have fun on Instagram and making new bloggy friends!

 I <3 ya!
P.S. Have you made one of those cute little Instagram photo books, or magnets for your fridge? I want to try that so bad!

P.S.2. Did you know you can have a personal Instagram and a business Instagram at the same time?

New Things Available For Fall 2014

There are some fun, new things available on the web today...I was thrilled to see the Novagratz collection available at Walmart...their pillows are super cute and affordable.

Novegratz collection available at Walmart...this pillow is $15

I'm really excited about the new Kindle for's $149, comes with the Fire HD Kids Edition, a case, and one year of Amazon Free Time Unlimited! Super cool. After the year is up the prices for Free Time starts at $2.99, so that's not bad. 
My girls got Leap Pads for Christmas last year and it was so expensive to add games and/or books, that we just haven't done it. This seems like a super cool, "grown up" edition...includes: books, movies, games etc., with no ads!
I know you're not waiting for the new Downton Abbey season right? Nah....Yes! It's debuting here awfully soon dahling...where's my tea?? Check your local PBS channel for listings. (update: you can see DA in the UK now, but have to wait till January in the US...or you can click here to watch now:

Speaking of telly, I have a few new shows I've seen previewed that I want to dabble in, since Mad Men is off on the horizon and Parenthood is a week away...

Forever with Ioan Gruffudd - I always liked him as Horatio Hornblower (think Masterpiece Theater)

Selfie with Karen Gillian (she was on Doctor Who and I'm interested to see her without her accent)

Gracepoint with David Tennant (I have to watch this because I LOVE Tennant, but not sure I will like him as a fake American)

State of Affairs with Katherine Heigl ('cause I really liked her on Grey's Anatomy okay?)

What shows are you looking forward to? Here's a list I found on TV Guide.

Have you seen the new gel style nail polish from Sally Hansen? It's super cool. My daughter told me about it but I haven't seen many colors in stores until's a gel polish, but you don't need a light to dry it...we tested it and it goes on beautifully. You do need a top coat to make it last, but we think it's so pretty! {Please don't pay $15 a bottle...I've seen that price at local drugstores...check out online or Walmart/Target etc first.

Also debuting today is Matthew Mead's new Halloween blog banner...designed by moi...
Matthew has some fun new things planned, and you can find his new magazine at book sellers, including Target. If you stop by, let him know you're one of our readers...

And since I've been picking up a few design jobs here and there, I wanted to share with you my new design info page and business name. It's not that original, but wrens are my favorite little birds. Let me know what you think!

What else is new? What's happening in your part of the world?