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Blog Spotlight | Just Trying to Save Money

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Today I would like to welcome Brianne from Just Trying to Save Money. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…

Please tell me about yourself.

I am a stay at home mom of 3 little girls and I have the most amazing husband. I love saving money, gardening, playing with my kids, spending time with my hubby, cooking, baking and I love sports. I am a planner, I like to have everything planned out everyday but occasionally I do like being spontaneous!! I love helping others, helping out in the community, I love being on the PTC and I love staying busy!!

Please tell me about your blog.

My blog started out to be a place for my close friends and family to go and get help saving at the grocery store. I had started using coupons and was getting FREE and really cheap items and my family and friends kept asking for help and pictures. Now it still is about saving at the grocery but I have added so much more. I have started posting about things I love and other ways to save money. Gardening, giveaways, reviews, summer fun, kids crafts, recipe ideas and basically anything that I think other moms would want to read about.

How long have you been blogging?

I started about a year ago and I started out very slow. The last 4 months I have completely kicked it in high gear!! I have posted more this year already then I did the entire year last year.

How did you get started?

I started blogging to help my friends and family save the way that I was saving with coupons. I really enjoy sharing and talking to other moms, so blogging everyday and interacting with others was something I immediately loved!!

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

Products on my blog are and will always be family friendly products. I am a mom of 3 little girls and would never want them to read my blog and see something that would be inappropriate for them.

What was your favorite giveaway?

So far my favorite giveaway has to be the $25 Kroger gift card. Of course it is, that means FREE groceries!! LOL

Who does your blog appeal to?

Mainly moms or women but I do try and post things that I think dads/men would like as well.

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

The direction of my blog will continue to be a blog about saving money, gardening, crafts, recipes etc. But I do see myself heading more towards helping the community and adding those aspects to my blog. Myself and a few fellow blogger friends are in the process of starting a Back To School Supply Drive for our local school. We are also starting coupons classes to help others learn the way to save!! I love helping others and getting involved. I want my girls to grow up and be proud of their mommy knowing that I tried to make a difference.

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

The biggest challenge for me is finding the extra time to blog. With 3 little ones running around we are always on the go. We have after school activities, practices, games, doctor appointments, shopping etc. I do not want to take any time away from my girls. I am a stay at home mom to be a stay at home mom. I do not want to be the parent that is at home but unavailable because I am always on the computer. I try to find balance.

What do you love about blogging?

I love blogging because I get to share and talk to others. As much as I love being home with my girls, sometimes I do not get to have alot of adult interaction. I have met some really great people from blogging and have even made some friends outside of the blogging world from my blog.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

Not really!

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

Entering my giveaways are always easy!! Just answer the question that usually goes along with the giveaway. I do always have addtional ways to get extra entries such as becoming a subscriber, following me on Google, Facebook or Twitter etc.

As for advice for newbie review bloggers, my best advice is to add your giveaway to every link up that you can find. I feel that is the best way to get your giveaway seen and draw readers to your blog!!

Tell me some of your favorite blogs that you read.

Well some of my favorite blogs to read are of course Simply Stacie, Jane $800 Budget, Nickels N Dimes, Savings Makes Cents, Cincinnati Cents, Tips From a Mom Of 3, Saving Bits and Pieces, Buck A Day, Welcome To Savings, and Money Saving Methods.

How can people find you?

Come visit me at……

Just Trying To Save Money

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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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