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Today I would like to welcome Brittany from Hip Tips 4 U. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…

Please tell me about yourself.

My name is Brittany and I am a mother of 2 boys and 1 girl. I am currently pregnant and we will be welcoming a new baby boy into our family in August. I love being a wife and mother. I’m not perfect at it but there is nothing I love more. I am grateful for my life experiences good and bad because they make me who I am and have helped me shape a realistic view of life. I am silly when I’m tired, and I like to stay up late. Of course that means I want to sleep in, but no luck there.:) Here is a link to my about me page: http://hiptips4u.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html

Please tell me about your blog.

My blog is Hip. Well it is called Hip Tips 4 U but I don’t know how hip it is. When I picked a blog name I wanted Hip Tips, but it was already taken. So I added 4 U to the name, but really I think that part sounds stupid. I blog about life and cool products or sites that I find. I have started adding giveaways here and there. My biggest giveaway event is coming July 5th-26th. A baby shower. So there will be tons of baby products and mommy must haves for those with babies. Of course if you are ever planning on having a baby or have a friend having a baby you should come enter the giveaways too.

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for about 5 months

How did you get started?

I started my blog to help make ends meet at home, by adding affiliates to my blog and starting to do reviews. My husband is currently in law school which is financially difficult with 3 kids and another one coming, but we decided we would make sacrifices for our future.

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

I have featured jewelry,toys, books and giftcards for candy, bath and body products and an online shop with any product you can think of. Soon to come are features for baby products. So I guess I feature a little of everything for families.

What was your favourite giveaway?

My favorite giveaway is in the baby shower event. I love so many of the products being featured. I am picky about what I feature and giveaway. I make sure I would love it before I offer it to my readers. I don’t want to promote something that I don’t think is great.

Who does your blog appeal to?

Everyone. Well actually probably women although I have had some guys say they love my blog.

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

I hope my blog continues to grow so I can offer even better giveaways and products to my readers.

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

The biggest challenge I have faced is making time for everything.

What do you love about blogging?

I love the feeling of doing something that contributes to a community of bloggers and helps companies while enjoying the perks of it all. I love getting the mail and having a fabulous product that I never would have been able to get had I not started this blogging business.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

I hate trying to make a blog button when blogger interprets the html and messes up my code.

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

If you are entering my giveaways and reading my blog then you don’t need any advice because you must be really smart.

*newbie review bloggers?

For any newbie bloggers, stick with it and make sure to join blogging groups. Like twittermoms, mombloggers club, The product review place, the blog frog, etc. Stacie has some great posts about this topic. She honestly is the reason I was able to have my blog grow so fast.

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

I love simply stacie, second time around, the shopping mama, minnesota mamas must haves, sugar pop ribbons, the list could go on forever. There are so many great blogging mamas.

How can people find you?

http://hiptips4u.blogspot.com

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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