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Blog Spotlight | Life with the Lebedas

 

Today I would like to welcome Jennifer from Life with the Lebedas. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…

Please tell me about yourself.

Hi, I’m Jennifer. I’m 26 years old and I’ve been married to my high school sweet heart for six years. We have two sweet little girls who are 3 and 1. I’m a stay at home mom. I love to scrapbook in my free time but more than anything I love watching the excitement on my daughters face when they learn something new or the sisterly bond they are creating. Turning 26 kind of hit me hard this year, I find myself sitting back and really watching everything around me. I joke that it’s a new found maturity that comes with age. 🙂

Please tell me about your blog.

It’s hard to describe my blog. I think any person going there can see all the giveaways {which i love doing} but I see it going in so many directions, it’s really hard to pin point. Along with writing, I love to show off my family, feature recipes, crafts with reviews and giveaways.

How long have you been blogging?

I started my blog April 2008. I only posted pictures of my family at that point. Since then it’s been a mixture of everything. I’ve only been really blogging since April 2010.

How did you get started?

I started for family that we rarely got to see and now it’s more of an outlet for me. It’s something I love to do! The reviews are for people to learn more about products. I know that read them before I buy something and I’m glad that I can share something I’ve learned about a products. The giveaways are just for fun!

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

I feature lots of different things from house decor to clothing, anything family oriented!

What was your favourite giveaway?

Oh wow, my favorite giveaway? I have so many and can’t think of anything particular. I get excited about everything, lol. I’m worse than my 3 year old.

Who does your blog appeal to?

It’s more geared toward Mothers but I try to make it open to a variety of ages and gender.

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

This is a hard question for me. I have so many things I want to see happen with my blog. I want to get back to writing more than having it all about giveaways. I love doing them, don’t get me wrong and will continue, just at a slower pace so It doesn’t take over my life and my blog.

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

I think managing. I’m horrible at not pacing myself. I end up going on overload and have too much to get done all at the same time. I’m working on that.

What do you love about blogging?

I love expressing myself. It’s an outlet for me. I struggle with finding something for me other than playing the Mommy and Wife role. I’m not complaining about that at all because I love it. It’s also nice to be known for more than just that. I also love meeting people. I’ve met some of my best friends through blogging and tons of people that live in my home town!! 🙂 I love meeting new people!

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

I’m not sure if I have many that drive me crazy about others {which is usually what a pet peeve is} but I have little things that bother me, lol. I can’t stand getting spam!

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

When it comes to entering my giveaways, I say make as simple as can be! I’ve been trying to cut down my entries as i post new ones so it doesn’t take so long entering. I want you to have a good time with it and not feel like it’s taking you hours to do! When you enter, be as short as you can be. As long as you get your point across thats fine with me. {Example (yes i’m annoying like that, haha): if it says leave 3 comments, for the 2nd and 3rd just write 2 and 3. Thats it! 🙂 }

Newbie review bloggers – Don’t get overloaded and burned out. It’s fun and you make great friends doing it. I’m always open for any questions anybody might have!

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

I love reading blogs and thinking of just a few is difficult because I have so many favorites! I’ll tell you two of my favorite girls are Momma Drama (www.blogginmommadrama.blogspot.com) and Mommy’s Free Time (www.mommys-freetime.blogspot.com). I’ve worked with them a lot and they have been amazing support! I have so many favorite blogs but I’ll leave it with those two. You can see more on my blog roll and at the bottom of my blog. 🙂

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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