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Blog Spotlight | Have Sippy Will Travel


Today I would like to welcome Samantha from Have Sippy Will Travel. 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 late- 20 something teacher, mommy, and grad student.  I’m just a nerdy girl!  🙂

Please tell me about your blog.

It’s new!  I had a blog that was private while we were doing our adoption (Kamikaze is adopted, Little Man is biological) to keep our family and friends updated while we were gone.  I used to do a lot of travel for school and volunteer work (pre-kids) and found it a great way to “talk” to all my friends and family while away.  This is my first public blog!  I like to share about the good stuff- travel, outings, fun toys, etc.  I love to do reviews and giveaways- it’s so much fun.  And I love sharing great products and information with people-why waste hard earned money on junk?- and who doesn’t love a contest, right?  I like my blog to be a happy place.

How long have you been blogging?

About 4 years- but this one since Aug. 2010.  My first public.

How did you get started?

I just kind of stuck it up there, and hoped it got some love, LOL.  And I annoyed a few bloggers (ahem) when I couldn’t figure something out, LOL.

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

I do a lot of children’s and green products.  Being a teacher and mom (and a bit of a hippie) it is what comes naturally, haha.   I  do a bit of everything, though- it’s kind of an eclectic mix of fun stuff.  Something for everyone!

What was your favourite giveaway?

Tough one!  Magic Cabin was my first, so that has a soft spot for me, lol.  LOVED Yo Gabba Gabba…I don’t know, it’s tough to say!

Who does your blog appeal to?

Everyone, I hope!  LOL

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

I’m hoping up!  I have fun with this, so I hope I “grow”.

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

Time.  I never seem to have enough!

What do you love about blogging?

“Meeting” new people.  I love the comments and emails.  Getting to know some of my readers (and the writers of some of my favorite blogs) makes me feel more “connected” to bloggy land.  🙂  We have our own little world here, don’t we?

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

Yes- spammers!!!!
And contest cheaters.  I don’t know why anyone wants to cheat- this should just be fun!

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

Yes- don’t spam or cheat!  Lol. won’t be as hard after about 3 months.  In the meantime, hang in there!

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

Simply Stacie (but of course!), Energizer Bunny’s Mommy Reports, Blessed Elements, Leslie Loves Veggies, parenting ad absurdum, Life Is A Sand Castle, are a few.   I have a blog roll on the side of my blog as well, for some of my favs.

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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