Giveaway: Canon PowerShot A1200 Digital Camera!

July 15, 2012 by Paris and John  
Filed under Reviews & Giveaways

You know how much we love photography…so our next prize was a tough one for us to give up but one that we think one lucky reader will really enjoy! One reader will win the Canon PowerShot A1200 Digital Camera, a 12.1 megapixel camera that’s perfect for taking along on your next dog walk or [...]

Follow Our Laundry Room Makeover!

June 12, 2012 by Paris and John  
Filed under Around the House

We have a new renovation/makeover project coming up: our laundry room! We hadn’t planned to renovate our laundry room…then along came these two lovely ladies into our lives… Just yesterday we learned that our DogTipper will be a new Maytag Ambassador, part of the #MaytagMoms campaign! For the next four months, we’ll be writing about [...]

Review: Gamma2 Pet Food Storage Containers

June 8, 2012 by Paris and John  
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Last week, I woke up and, half asleep, walked into the kitchen to find this fellow waiting in the pet food scoop that I’d left out on the countertop: Not what you want to see first thing in the morning! Fortunately this guy was on the counter and not down in a sack of pet [...]

Dyson Housewarming Giveaway

June 1, 2012 by Paris and John  
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Welcome to the Dyson Housewarming Giveaway event. This took months in the making and Mom to Bed by 8, the Iowa Mom is proud to bring you this fantastic home essential and offer you the chance to win one too! Big thank you to our lovely co-hosts How to Have It All, Mark Your Savings [...]

Wordless Wednesday: Turkeys!

May 30, 2012 by Paris and John  
Filed under Around the House

We have had SO many wild turkeys around our house lately; almost every time I step out on the front porch, I hear them in the woods. Earlier this week, John saw one in the creek, strolling up the creek and turning at our drive, then sauntering up the drive and finally into the woods. [...]

Improving Your Blog’s Traffic

May 21, 2012 by Paris and John  
Filed under Blogging

As professional bloggers since 2000 when we launched Lovetripper.com, our romantic travel blog, we’ve spent a LOT of time figuring out ways to improve traffic to our blogs. In a nutshell, you can’t expect to make money unless you have traffic. If it’s targeted traffic, you don’t necessarily have to have huge numbers but you [...]

#SummerSplash Giveaway: Caribbean Bath Gift Bag! CLOSED

May 13, 2012 by Paris and John  
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**This giveaway is closed. Out of 2034 entries, the winner is Mia J. Congratulations!** Welcome to Summer Splash hosted by Life With Two Boys, With Our Best, and Bella So Savvy! This event begins on May 14, 2012 at 12:01am EST and will end on May 27, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. Over 100 blogs have [...]

Wordless Wednesday: Stormy Weather

May 9, 2012 by Paris and John  
Filed under Around the House

We are between storm systems today, scrambling to get a few things done before the next round of rain (possibly four inches!) No complaints here, though; we are so very far behind in rainfall that we’d be happy for it to rain like this through the summer! We lost our Internet service, provided as a [...]

Magical Mother’s Day Giveaway: “Martha’s American Food” CLOSED

May 6, 2012 by Paris and John  
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**This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Jeanna G., our winner out of 1,001 entries!** Welcome to the Magical Mother’s Day Giveaway Hop sponsored by Planet Weidknecht and Going Crazy!! Wanna Go??!! Dozens of blogs have joined together to offer you bunches of prizes! After you enter our giveaway here, be sure to visit each participating [...]

Wordless Wednesday: Hummingbirds!

May 2, 2012 by Paris and John  
Filed under Around the House

We have a hummingbird feeder by our gate, and it’s one busy place! About a month ago, we heard the first hummingbird returning after his winter away; he suddenly appeared on the branch where we had hung the feeder the summer before…he seemed to be thinking, “I know I left that food right here!” This [...]

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