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Blog Spotlight | The Ahotaeiloa Family

I am running a feature spotlighting other Review & Giveaway Blogs. If you have one and would like to be featured, please email me at [email protected]

Today I would like to welcome Natalie from The Ahotaeiloa Family. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…

Please tell me about yourself. 

I just got married in November 2008 and have been with my husband for 7 years. We met when we worked together back then. Shortly, after meeting my husband we were in a roll over car accident that has changed my life. I have pain on a regular basis due to that. It’s been hard, but I am thankful for it because it has helped me learn more and to be more thankful in my life! We have 3 animals that I adore and love. 2 cats and a dog. I am a very shy person which I try so hard not be that way. I love quilting, crocheting, reading, writing hand written letters to pen-pals, walking at the park, and so many other things. I have pen-palled since I was 12 years old and have met so many great friend’s that way.

Please tell me about your blog.

My blog is a little different because I am not a parent as most bloggers are. I am a pet parent blogger who loves to host giveaways of all kinds! I also hope to write posts that I can at least relate to 1 person.

How long have you been blogging? 

I started my blog July 2009

How did you get started? 

I started my blog in July and only posted 3 personal posts. In August, I discovered blog giveaways from a friend so I only blogged about giveaways I found and entered. Finally, in December I started hosting giveaways!

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog? 

Right now, I am mostly featuring a variety of products from hair products, food, toys and fire logs. I’d love to feature more men items, but I have found that’s hard to do! I will continue to post women products as well. In the future, I’d love to feature pet products and everyday products.

What was your favourite giveaway? 

I don’t have a favorite one because I haven’t done many, but my fun ones I’m doing right now are Oompa Toys Baja Domino and Cover Your Hair. They were fun to do!

Who does your blog appeal to? 

I think my blog would appeal to mom’s and people my age. I’m also hoping it would just appeal to anyone!

What direction do you see your blog going in the future? 

I have no idea where my blog will be going, but I’m hoping to continue what I’m doing the best that I can! It’d be great for it to continue to be successful!

What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog? 

My biggest challenge has been learning everything from how to post pictures properly to other things I still haven’t figured out like making buttons.

What do you love about blogging? 

I love the freedom to express my opinions and to relate to others! I love how nice people are! It’s a fun friendly place to be!

Do you have a blogging pet peeve? 

My pet peeve is when you win something….don’t receive it, and the blogger hosting the giveaway won’t respond to your e-mail.

Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? 

My only advice would be to enter as many ways as you can because that helps give you a better chance to win sometimes! Other times it’s pure luck!

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read. 

I enjoy blogs that help others in promoting their giveaways and ones that get to know their readers better! Of course I love Simply Stacie because she does just that!

I also like:
Trying To Stay Calm
Second Time Around:
Great Blog Giveaways:
Thrifty and Chic Mom
Just For You and Me:
Here and There:

There are many more as well. The list is endless!

How can people find you? 

People can find me at my blog here:

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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