Blog Spotlight | Heavenly Savings
Today I would like to welcome Krista from Heavenly Savings. 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 stay at home mom with one little girl age 5. I also run an at home day care where I watch 5 boys under the age of 7. I am a crafty kind of gal and lots of my friends turn to me for advice on baking, canning, crocheting, knitting, scrap booking, quilting, and sewing. I also run a side busniess with my husband and we re-store cars! I enjoy building Hot Rods and have recently expanded into Snow Machines and soon Bikes!
Please tell me about your blog.
I started my blog 2 years ago for coupons. After a few months I noticed that there were lots of people reading it and started to get contacted by companies wanting me to post reviews and giveaways. I jumped at the chance and have taken it to a whole new level!
How long have you been blogging?
I started this blog 2 years ago but have had a journal type blog for my family to read for the past 4 years.
How did you get started?
I started reading coupon blogs and was having a hard time finding any that did coupon match ups for my area. I wanted to give my town a place to go for all of the good deals.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
I like to host events! I just got done with a Cupids and Kisses Valentines event and a Lovin My Wii event! Next month (march) I will have a Home Sweet Home and a Easter Event! I have lots of family friendly products and handmade! I love to review just about anything that I know my readers will be interested in!
What was your favorite giveaway?
I really enjoy the Handmade Giveaway! I like to help out the small businesses and I try to make a difference and get their shop out there to a larger group of people.
Who does your blog appeal to?
I think my blog mostly appeals to Moms and Grandma’s although I know of a few Dad’s as well!
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I would like to keep up with the reviews and Giveaways but I am also trying to post more informational posts as well! I am also planning on finding the time to get back into what I originally started it for which is the coupons and deals. Hopefully I will be able to blog more about them soon!
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
There is a lot more time that goes into a blog than I originally thought. At first I thought it would be an easy way to have a hobby but at times I feel that all my life is about is trying to stay caught up with all of the products that I have coming in the mail.
What do you love about blogging?
It is my outlet. This is one thing that I have in my life that is for myself. I also LOVE to donate my reviewed products to the local hospital, Ronald McDonald Childrens hospital, a local shelter for abused women, or my local library. It makes me feel really good when I can put a smile on someones face!
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
Captcha to leave a comment! Especially when the blogger is going to approve the comment anyway!
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
If there are ever any questions then feel free to ask. I try to make it simple but at times I know that it can be confusing! I will help in anyway that I can!
For newbie bloggers I would like to say the same thing! I enjoy helping people and if you feel that blogging is for you I would not mind helping out in anyway that I can! Send me an e-mail and I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have!
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
I really like to read Green Door Designs. I am not good at decorating my home I love the wonderful decorating tips that she has to offer! I also enjoy Hip 2 Save and Simply Stacie!