NEW FRIENDS I attended my first blogging conference. I went to Blogtacular 2015! I was "brave" and walked into a room filled with bloggers that I admire and lots of new people that I did not know. I had the courage to speak to a couple of the bloggers that I regularly view online and then I met several new ladies that I honestly hope to fellow and develop friendships with. CELEBRATE!
NEW INSPIRATION Besides being endlessly inspired by other blogs, I have discovered the world of twitter and instragram. Twitter has opened this new world of how to reach out to new companies, people, and news. I rarely have time to read a newspaper or magazine but I get these quick "tweets" of information. Numbers are not everything but excited that I have now over 1,000 followers on twitter in 3 months! Instagram reminds me everyday of the beauty of life. I love looking at other people's images and learn more about photography. CELEBRATE!
NEW JOB - Since starting blogging the beginning of the 2015, I gained experience writing blog content and html, website management, improved my Facebook and photography skills, discovered instragram and twitter. All these new skills meant that I applied and was hired to run a Mums in the Know Local Website. I am now developing my skills on blogger and wordpress platforms. CELEBRATE!
NEW DREAMS Blogging has allowed me accomplish my dream of being a working stay-at-home mother. It can be overwhelming balancing professional and personal life sometimes since my children are still very little but I am able to experience a full day of adventures with them. I am able to be my own boss. If I want to spend an hour watching my daughter jump on the bed and making her brother laugh then I can. CELEBRATE!
I am loving all the amazing gifts that my blog has provided me and my family the last couple months. CELEBRATE!
No celebration would be complete without some rainbow surprise cake. As a gift to my loyal readers and new friends, I am giveaway the book "Surprise-Inside Cakes" by Amanda Rettke.
Photo courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers/Susan Powers Photography
I was so excited when this book was published that I order several copies to be sent from the USA to the UK. (It is available in the UK a little bit later but I could not wait!) I love this book because it is for all baking experience levels. Amanda has lots of really good advice to beginning bakers and there is cakes recipes for the beginner to the more experienced bakers. This book is filled with yummy cake recipes for all occasions.
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