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About Simply Stacie

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Simply Stacie is a lifestyle blog devoted to helping people make informed decisions about products they wish to purchase for themselves or their family. By sharing our personal experiences and opinions about products, we endeavor to help make our readers lives a little easier. Along with family friendly product reviews, readers can discover meal ideas under Recipes and be inspired to cook delicious food for their family.

Meet Stacie

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Stacie Vaughan is a mom of two daughters, ages 9 and 15, and currently lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. She studied business at both Algonquin College and University of New Brunswick and then went on to pursue her CGA (Certified General Accountant) designation while working full-time in a public practice accounting firm. In 2007, she left the workforce to be a stay-at-home mom and follow another path.

In 2008, she found her way into the wonderful world of blogging and started the review & giveaway site, Simply Stacie. In the past two years, her site has grown enormously and has become one of the top review & giveaway blogs in Canada. She now has four writers on her team who review products and perform book reviews. Stacie has begun to focus more on Social Media and growing her readership and has taken an active interest in helping other bloggers achieve their goals too. Stacie has worked with numerous companies, PR and handmade businesses over the last two years on Social Media campaigns and helping them get the word out about their product or business. She has also organized many multi-blog events included the Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop and the Handmade with Love Giveaway Hop where 200+ blogs participated.

Meet Maureen

My name is Maureen and I am a 40 year old married mother of three children from Orlando, Florida. After many years of trying to start our family, my husband and I finally had our three children back to back. Adam, recently turned 7, Hannah age 6 and Jacob age 5 are the joys of my life. I have a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Education from the University of Central Florida and worked in the health care field for 13 years. I left my corporate director position to become a Home Educator and raise my family. I am passionate about educating my own children and watching them thrive as they learn something new every day. There are no regrets and our journey has been so exciting. Raising three children is MUCH tougher than running a department of over 500 employees but it is so rewarding that I look forward to each moment of our continuing adventure.

I became an avid blog reader because I find it to be an excellent way to discover new products for our family. For example, my 6 year old daughter has severe asthma and allergies and after too many close calls, I made the decision to eliminate as many toxins and chemicals from our home. The blogging world/reviews became a life line to try to help my daughter and I have discovered several fantastic natural/organic products that I may not have known about otherwise.

I always enjoy trying new educational products and sharing my thoughts with the many women and families in our vast homeschooling community network. Working with Stacie is a dream come true so it is very exciting to have the opportunity to introduce these fantastic companies and products to Simply Stacie readers too.

Meet Jennifer

Hi everyone, I’m Jen! I have lived in Utah since I was 13, and have started my own little family with my husband. Currently we have one daughter, Zoe, who just turned 4 in March. I have been an avid reader since childhood, and have always wanted to write my own YA fantasy novel. One or two are in the works, and I hope to finish them someday for everyone out there to enjoy as much as I do.

I have always had a love/hate relationship with writing, and majored in English at the University of Utah. Some of the best writing experience I received was working as a Technical Writer for a Fortune 500 company. It turned out I preferred writing in my own style rather than in one the company selected, and I developed an even greater appreciation for the art of Creative Writing.

When I’m not procrastinating on my own writing, I can be found curled up on my couch with a good book and one of the many Pixar movies playing in the background for Zoe. It’s so fun getting to watch her grow up before my eyes.

I also have a wonderful book club that helps me see books and the ideas found within those pages in new and exciting ways. I share my thoughts on some of the books I read on Goodreads.com, and even share my books with others on paperbackswap.com.

I’m so excited to be a part of Stacie’s team and share my thoughts and opinions with you all.

Meet Gina

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My name is Gina and I’m a 34-year-old working mom of two boys, Matthew (5) and Noah (2½). I was born and raised in Yonkers, NY and now live in the northern suburbs of Westchester, NY with my husband and two boys.

I have been blogging since my oldest son was born. I chronicle my life with my boys on The Ish Blog. I love sharing pictures and telling stories about my small family and even more so, I love to share with other moms and families in the blogging community.

I am excited to be a part of Stacie’s team and look forward to sharing my thoughts and opinions with all of you!

Meet Angel

Meet Angel of Simply Stacie

Hi my name is Angel. I am a mother of two very active little girls and a proud wife to a member of the Canadian Military. I am currently enjoying being a stay at home Mom, after serving in the Canadian Airforce for six years.

My husband and I are very active travellers and have enjoyed many vacations together over the years. We have lived all over Canada and spent two years living abroad in Rome, Italy. We are currently back in Ontario, Canada, until the military moves us again, and sends us on our next adventure.

I enjoy curling up by the fire with a good book and a cup of tea. I’ve got a love for running and working out at the gym. I like just being active in general and out in nature. I am a big movie buff and couldn’t live without them. Spending time with my family and doing family activities and going on family vacations is a big part of my life. Music is always on in the background somewhere in the house or the car, and I couldn’t imagine a day without some form of music filling the quiet. I love a good party and the great new people you meet. And last, but not least, my biggest passion: to travel. My dream is to see the world, one step at a time. I love the experience of new things, new views of this great world, the people and culture.

I have known Stacie since we were just kids, living just around the corner from each other. We grew up together, dreaming and wishing as little girls do. She has been my constant best friend for 28 years…..and counting. I am excited to start this next adventure with her.

Meet Our Book Review Team