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Today I would like to welcome Jennifer from Giveaways and More! 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 33 year old married woman without children (yet!).  My husband and I own a fitness center in a small community in Oregon.  I have a degree in Sports Medicine and try to keep myself fairly healthy.  It’s actually more difficult than you would think just because I am always at the gym and have a hard time getting a workout in without being distracted by one thing or another.  We have an adorable 2 1/2 year old nephew who is all boy and a 9 month niece who is the sweetest thing.  We love to spoil them!  I hope to start our family within the next few months if my husband gets a job that he’s hoping to get.

Please tell me about your blog.

My blog mostly consists of reviews and giveaways of products, but I also love to cook and I will post different recipes I’ve made.  Most of my followers remember me because of my cupcake header!  I am hoping to start posting more personal posts in the near future when my life calms down a little.  Maybe I’ll have some good news soon!

How long have you been blogging?

I started this blog in November of 2009 when I began entering giveaways and I needed somewhere to blog about them.  In February or March of 2010, I decided I wanted to start reviewing and giving away products on my site.

How did you get started?

I started blogging to enter giveaways but then realized that I wanted to do those reviews and giveaways!

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

I feature all sorts of products!  I’ve reviewed health & beauty items, food, books, decorative items, cleaning items, etc.  I try to review products that I think my followers would enjoy but I’m also fairly new to blogging and still trying to build a good reputation.

What was your favourite giveaway?

My favorite giveaway has been the PartyLite giveaway just because people were so excited!  I got a great response with that giveaway.

Who does your blog appeal to?

My blog appeals to people like me who love food, family and fun!  Most of my followers are women but I do have a few men who read my blog.

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

I hope to become a mommy blogger someday (preferably soon!)  I’d love to blog about my family and the joys and pains of pregnancy and motherhood.

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

The biggest challenge I face is finding time.  Not only am I a small business owner, but I also hold a part time job and have a home and husband to tend to.  Finding time to sit down and post has been a challenge.

What do you love about blogging?

I love reaching out to people all over the world!  That’s one of the best things about the Internet is you can meet people from different cultures and situations and learn about their struggles and triumphs.  I also love that it’s fairly anonymous, although I do have some friends and relatives who read my blog.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

Not really.  I guess I’m too new for pet peeves!

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

My advice to those entering my giveaways is to enter as many times as you can.  Take advantage of all the entries!  I’m still a newbie review blogger, too, but I would say just get started and meet new people by doing blog hops.  I’ve met some wonderful women who have been so helpful and given me wonderful advice. Also, find some blogging communities to join and learn from the veterans!

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

Of course,Simply Stacie!  I also love Real Moms Real Views (used to be A Giveaway Everyday), The Shopping Mama, and Adventures in all things food (this is my sister-in-law’s blog and I love reading about my nephew and niece!).

How can people find you?

You can find me at my blog, of course!  You can find me on TwitterFacebook and my email is [email protected]!

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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