Thursday, June 25, 2020

Traffic Secrets: I Have Completed My 30 Day Challenge!

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I have been participating in a 30-day challenge to try to increase traffic to my website. Everything I have tried is from the new book, Traffic Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Filling Your Websites and Funnels with Your Dream Customers by Russell Brunson. You can get it free (just pay shipping and handling). Though it is geared towards those who have something to sell, it has strategies in it that are very useful for website owners in general, and that will withstand changes in technology, which we all know come along so quickly. With my blog, people tend to find me when I run giveaways, but with my new schedule and then a family challenge, those have been few and far between lately, so the number of visitors has dropped (big thanks to those of you who come and visit with or without giveaways!). I thought it would be a good idea, with summer off, to go ahead and research some strategies that might better help me get my number back on an incline. Where better to turn than Russell Brunson?

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wordless Wednesday: The Mystery of Peddlers' Alley



I make the rounds to my favorite places when I head back to Sandusky, Ohio, where I grew up. The one place I always forget to go, and don't remember until I'm back home again, is Peddlers' Alley. It's an alley that I remember being surrounded by this really awesome, intricately designed red brick. I mean covered in it, from every angle. 

Monday, June 15, 2020

10 Things I Remember that My Kids Will Never Do


It's nice to reflect back on your childhood, visit places that meant a lot to you (like the park where you had family picnics), see old friends, and remember things you used to do, like jumping off of the shed in your friend's back yard for fun (um, why did we do that?). I recently spent a little over 7 weeks at my mom's place, trying to nurse her through an illness so we could bring her back home to live with us (different states). That did not work out the way I planned, my mom lost her battle with her newly diagnosed Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) very quickly (too quickly), but she did have a couple of good weeks where we spent time reminiscing, going through some things together and visiting old haunts (though that was difficult for her sometimes too). Now that I'm home and reflecting on that time (the sadness and missing her comes in waves), I was thinking well, there are some things I did, that I really enjoyed, that my kids will never do. Does that make my time or their time better? Neither. It just makes them different, and that's okay because it makes those memories special now, just to me. I will admit, it was very cool though, to swing in the same park with my youngest (and I have with all of his siblings as well), that I did with my mom. Those kinds of feelings/memories are priceless, as they should be.

The Last Week of my 30 Day Challenge

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The video above is interesting, and it reiterates what I have been learning from"Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks--While Burning Fat Overnight" by Joel Marion. The video debunks some common myths we have heard for much of our adult lives. One of those is that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Is it? For those of us who often skip it, the good news is that it doesn't have to be.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Week 3 of Always Eat After 7 PM by Joel Marion

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"Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks--While Burning Fat Overnight" by Joel Marion is a book I have been talking about for the last two weeks (week 1 and week 2). Here, on my 3rd week following the plan, I find myself feeling energized and more fit. Getting healthier always feels noticeably good. So my goal, which I shared in Post #1, was to shed a few pounds. I am happy to say that was a goal that was fairly easy to accomplish, and I did, but I said I would stick with it for four weeks, so that is what I intend to do.



Sunday, June 7, 2020

Electric Razor Scooter Giveaway

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My son has a Razor electric skateboard and he loves it. I bet he'd like this electric scooter as well. It goes plenty fast enough for a child his age, as well as for an adult! It's a fun way to get around, and a great way to encourage the kids to get out and play!

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Author Interview: Always Eat After 7 PM

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If you remember, last week  (found here) I wrote a post (link to first post) about the start of a program I am doing on my own, by using the book "Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks--While Burning Fat Overnight" by Joel Marion. I promised to check back in and let you know how things were going, since this way to lose weight and maintain a healthier me is different than any way I have ever heard of before. Of course that got me interested in the author. Bestselling author, Joel Marion, is a fitness expert and nutritionist debunking the myths underlying traditional dieting. He offers a simple and effective weight loss program done in ways that might surprise you. Below you will find a few excerpts from one of his interviews: