Martha Stewart Home Decor/Chalkboard Paints (September 2014)

Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint

In a partnership between Plaid and Blueprint Social, 20 top home decor bloggers are creating tutorials featuring Plaid’s Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint and Martha Stewart Chalkboard Paint & Erasable Liquid Chalk. We are so excited to see what the bloggers come up with! Posts run from September 1-12. See below for projects as they happen! […]

Tulip For Your Home Campaign (September 2014)

Tulip For Your Home

20 top craft bloggers are shopping in their local Jo-Ann, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or online to find Tulip For Your Home Decor products, including stencils, paints, and other home decor items. The bloggers will then create a 3-piece vignette for a room in their home, using the Tulip For Your Home products! We are so […]

5 No-Nos for Sponsored Posts


Whether you are new to writing sponsored posts or you’re a veteran professional, there are a few things to think about when writing sponsored content. What it’s not: cutting and pasting a paragraph from a sponsor’s site and hitting “publish.” What it is: thinking about the sponsor’s message and how it fits in with your […]

How to Write and Publish a Best Selling Craft Book Review

How to Write and Publish a Best Selling Craft Book

Have you ever dreamed of writing a book? It’s a common bucket list item for many creative bloggers – but how do you actually make it happen? There is finally a resources out there specifically for writing craft books, and it’s called How to Write and Publish a Best Selling Craft Book. This new e-book […]

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Teen Choice Awards

Help Spellbinders Celebrate The Teen Choice Awards Spellbinders is thrilled to announce that they will be joining the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) and a select group of companies that will be sponsoring the Gift Lounge at the Teen Choice Awards, taking place in Hollywood, California this Saturday August 10.  The show is airing Sunday, August […]

Indicators of Success – What Are Yours?

The success indication

I was perusing Pinterest recently and saw this graphic pinned by Steph of Modern Parents Messy Kids. It comes from a a site where you can download a book called “The Ultimate Success Code.” While I haven’t downloaded this book so I can’t speak to what is in it, I liked some of the indicators […]

5 Common Mistakes We See Bloggers Make

5 common mistakes that bloggers make

It’s not easy to navigate this crazy blogging world. Blogging hasn’t been around that long, there’s no manual, and let’s face it – we all are susceptible to making mistakes. It happens to the best of us! Unfortunately sometimes those mistakes can turn into bad habits . . . things we don’t even realize we are doing […]

5 Things You Don’t Need to Do on Your Blog

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Apologize for not posting. So you didn’t post for awhile? You really don’t need to worry about it. Unless you have something really important to tell your audience (I was gone because I was being knighted by the Queen of England!) then come back to your blog with something your audience will love as opposed to […]

5 Blogging Resources Worth Paying For

5 blogging services worth paying for

For most bloggers, owning and operating our blogs is highly fulfilling – after all, that is why we do it! But let’s be honest with each other . . . it’s a hard way to make money. You put in a lot of time and effort that sometimes results in pennies (sometimes a lot more, […]

The New FTC Disclosure Policy

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In March of this year, the FTC released some new guidelines surrounding disclosures in digital advertising. When bloggers do sponsored posts, whether the goodies are paid or free, they are required to disclose a relationship. This is so the person reading knows that there is a relationship between the blogger and a company – it’s […]