I have to give credit where credit is due for the idea of posting about “simple” things. Amelia from YouCanAlwaysStartNow and I collaborate regularly on ideas for posts like travel, life, monthly challenges, as well as many other things.
I often get stuck for post ideas (I’m not as organized or focused as she is). She mentioned doing posts on simple things or simple ideas to make life easier and I totally jumped on it.
I am going to share two simple ideas- one is using a pool noodle, the other uses balled up newspaper.
I have a couple of pairs of boots that I love and try to look after (I believe in buying the best I can afford and having it for a long time). One way to keep my boots in good condition is to use boot shapers to keep them upright and not bundled up at the bottom of my closet. Instead of buying boot shapers, I can make one pair from a simple Dollar Store pool noodle.
I cut the pool noodle in two but because the pool noodle was thin I cut each piece down the middle then put the two pieces together sliding one inside the other. This made a for a thicker shape and helps retain the shape of the boots much better.
Not only does the pool noodle help retain the shape, it will help prevent cracks and creases, especially in leather and vinyl boots and one size can fit all.
It is an online award that is given to new bloggers with around 200 subscribers or so. It isn’t some grand affair, but it is a way of acknowledging other like-minded individuals who are working hard to make waves in their own areas of interest. Also, it is a great way to get to know the newbie blogger and of course, make new friends!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once you accept the nomination, you answer questions given to you by the person nominating you. Then you nominate another 3-5 bloggers and give them 8-10 questions to answer as well!
What is your favorite thing about blogging and your least favorite thing about blogging?
How did you chose the niche(s) that you have chosen to blog in ?
What’s the biggest mistake that you’ve made blogging that you’re comfortable disclosing and what advice would you give to other bloggers so that they could avoid it?
What is your most successful media platform?
How long on average does it take for you to write a blog post from concept to publication ?
What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging?
What do you do in your spare time?
MY QUESTIONS TO ANSWER FROM ANIKA ARE:
1. Why did you start blogging? Has it turned out to be what you expected?
I started blogging when I moved across country to start a new life. It was an outlet to keep me busy because I missed my family so much. It is more than I expected it to be, I enjoy sharing ideas with like minded people.
2. What is your goal for your blog in 2016?
My goal for my blog in 2016 is to increase my subscriber list and to make sure I stay focused on building my brand.
3. If you give anyone advice about starting a blog, what would you say?
Do lots of research, set realistic goals and purchase a blog theme.
4.What are the 3 songs that you can listen to anytime?
Taxi by Harry Chapin, Working Man by Rita MacNeil and Bad Timing by Blue Rodeo.
5. What 3 words describe you best?
Determined, resilient, stubborn 🙂
6. What is your favorite movie and why?
My favorite movie is Princess Bride. Why do I love this movie – because it is a fairy tale and has something for all ages, it always makes me smile and believe in true love. It is a transcendent, magical experience, that makes you feel good on the inside.
7. Whats the favorite place you have visited?
I had the pleasure to visit Stonehenge in England a few years back.
8. What is your favorite food?
Pretty much any type of shell-fish but I particularly enjoy lobster and scallops.
9. If you could live anywhere in the world where would that be?
I would live on the top of Kelly’s Mountain (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) overlooking the ocean.
10. Give 5 random facts about yourself that you think are unique and fun?
1) I did not drink coffee until I turned 50 2) I got knocked out boxing 3)I love Mustangs and Motorcycles 4) I collect sea glass and l have lots of it 5)I love amusement parks, especially the roller coasters
Thanks again ANIKA for nominating me and I’m thrilled and honored to nominate some pretty awesome bloggers, please be sure to check them out!