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Blog Spotlight | Chubby Cheeks Thinks

 

Today I would like to welcome Kim from Chubby Cheeks Thinks. 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 Kim! I am 26 years old and happily married to Kyle. We will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary on August 2nd. We created 2 very adorable babies together! Riley is 2 and Emma is 6 months. They are the joys of our lives! I am a stay at home mom and it is super funny because I never wanted to get married or have babies or be a stay at home mom and now I am all of the above! It’s amazing how life works out. I am happier now than I ever thought I could be!

In my spare time I love to sew! I actually sewed 84 blankets around Christmas time for St. Jude’s hospital so I was a little sewed out to say the least! I am finally starting to get back into it and would one day like to open my own Etsy store! I just need to find the time and motivation.

Please tell me about your blog:

My blog features lots of awesome reviews and giveaways! I seriously have some of the best sponsors! Of course I brag about my babies, too! I love posting topics that are not giveaways because I am a firm believer in letting readers know that there is a face behind the blog. I know I personally love getting to know the bloggers I am following.

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for about 4 months! It seems like forever ago though.

How did you get started?

I actually entered every single one of your giveaways for maybe 2 months straight! Then I figured I should try starting my own blog since I love giveaways and did just that! I have to say that it is a lot of work and a lot harder than I could have ever imagined! At the same time it is so much fun! I love announcing winners! That is my favorite part next to getting to try out awesome products!

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

I like to feature an array of items to appeal to many different readers so that there is a little something for everyone. I am, however, a mom with a baby and a toddler so you will see lots of products that appeal to moms.

What was your favourite giveaway?

I love giving away everything!!! I don’t know if I could pick just one! It’s kind of like being Santa! LOL

Who does your blog appeal to?

I would think my blog appeals mostly to woman, especially those that are moms.

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

I hope to continue to grow! I would love to feature more natural organic items since I am learning to be more “Green” myself.

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

Time management! Definitely! I will sit for hours thinking about what to write for my reviews because I always try to write from the heart but get writers block A LOT! I am hoping to make a chart of what I have to do and the allotted time I have to do it in. I always work better when organized.

What do you love about blogging?

I love that I can throw in whatever I want on my blog. I get to speak my mind which I love! It’s like my own special place to do
whatever I like with it! It’s kind of like an online home. The outside is fun and spunky and then you go inside and their are lots of yummy goodies!

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

OMG YES! When I go to enter other blogs giveaways and I do all of the entries and go to leave comments for them and hit “post” and get ready to type the next comment and the word verification pops up! My biggest pet peeve ever!!! I normally don’t even bother entering if it’s not something I am absolutely in love with. It is time consuming and almost like you have to post every comment twice. I get so frustrated!

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

My advice for readers entering my giveaways would be not to give up. I feel awful when I have loyal readers that enter every single giveaway and then don’t win. I was there once and it is so discouraging but eventually luck comes everyone’s way. It just takes time and chance.

For newbie review bloggers, my main advise is to make sure you have the time and commitment to review. It is hard work but definitely lots of fun if you stick with it and learn how to manage your time. It is supposed to be fun so don’t stress out too much! 🙂

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

Obviously yours, Simply Stacie! Your blog was actually my reason for getting started! Also, whenever I’m looking for something referring to blogging I head right on over to hear! I also love Take a Mom’s Word For It
(I love Kady! She is so cute!), April Showers(I seriously think this is the funniest girl that I have ever come across through blogs! If you get a chance, watch her Vlogs! She is hilarious!), and of course B’s {Blog} Boutique since she did my amazing blog makover!

How can people find you?

My Blog is Chubby Cheeks Thinks

I’m also on twitter @Chubbycheeks143

And Chubby Cheek Thinks on Facebook!

Thanks so much for having me! I hope you all will stop on over and visit me! Don’t forget to say hi! 🙂

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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