Hear My {Live} Work from Home Story

I have gotten so many questions and emails since I posted about how I earn money from home.  So many other mamas just like me are wondering how I did it through blogging and social media marketing, that I have decided to host a free webinar!

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I want all mamas to have the opportunity to be at home with their babies, help out with family expenses, pay off debt or whatever your dream may be.  If you are at all interested in earning an income from home while blogging, using social media or even local events, then I invite you to hear my story.  What I do is not for everyone…but what if it is for you?

I am inviting you to get a peek into my story.

Live, Thursday, October 3 at 8:30 PM CDT

I will be sharing my personal story of facing cancer and getting my health back.

I will be sharing how I paid off $15,000 of debt, which allowed my husband and I to travel for 6 months with our three boys.

You will get to meet some of the women I work with and hear their stories and what it is like to work with me and our marketing team, Project Dream.

Live, Thursday, October 3 at 8:30 PM CDT

Register HERE to watch and listen live or email me to get the recording. [claireshealthyhome(at)gmail(dot)com]

 

 

 

Lessons Learned from Blissdom 2013

Blissdom…where have you been all my life?! 

This was my first year attending Blissdom, a blog networking conference in Grapevine, Texas.  Three days of meeting a few blog crushes, celebrities, social media gurus and a ton of new blog friends.

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Just looking at all these pictures makes me want to go all over again!

As I was looking back at my notes trying to digest all that I learned over the weekend, I came up with 5 good lessons I learned from the conference.

1.  Vision = Clarity.

You can only seize what you can see.  ~ Tami Hein

I have plenty of vision, but clarity?  It could use some work.  Tami Hein shared her process of goal setting in 90 and 30 day increments.  I love this and this will be huge for me in getting goals and projects done to keep in line with my vision.

 

2.  Start before you are Ready.

Never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.  ~ Jon Acuff

I have plenty of ideas and I have plenty of to do lists.  But when it comes to execute I can get stuck and held back by perfection.  Time to get over myself and just do it. 

3.  Learn one new trick a month.

I have a major list of all the new things I would like to learn and implement with my business and it is overwhelming!  I mean there are only so many hours in the day for this busy mama.  So I decided to focus on one new trick a month. 

4.  I got on Twitter!

Wahoo!  This has been on my list to learn for so long.  Scott Stratten from unmarketing.com is famous for twitter and I learned so much from him at Blissdom.  Then I met Tammy and she gave me a personal lesson!  Thanks Tammy!  I’m @claireshh.  Find me so I can follow you too!

5.  Honesty is where it’s at.

Authentic stories have conflict.  Share with readers that life is not perfect.  ~ Lisa Leonard

I have a personal story that has been in my mind for many months and I have been struggling with sharing it because it is so personal.  It’s hard to put yourself out there.  But by being honest, my story can maybe help someone else and that is what motivates me in sharing it.  [stay tuned for that one]

 

Whew!  So much to take in and process.  My most favorite part of Blissdom really was the people.  Everyone was just so genuinely kind and helpful.  I especially enjoyed hearing the personal stories and meeting so many different people with different reasons as to why they blog.  It truly is a special community!  Bonus for me was having a few [ahem] ‘meetings’ with my business partners and marketing team [aka mamas who work from home].  Love, Love, Love when I get to see these special women in real life.

 

Blissdom 2014?  I think so.

claire

 

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11 Random Things About Me

Hello.  I am loving getting to know you more on our Facebook page!   

It has inspired me to share a bit more about me.

This will be FUN! So let’s get started.

Here are 11 Random Things About Me

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1.  I love studying personality styles.  In fact, my hubby and I took a seminar with our boys about it and it has really helped us all get along better.

2.  My favorite treat (at the moment haha) is Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Caramel with Sea Salt Bar.  Yum!

3.  I have moved 7 times and lived in 3 states.

4.  I gave up soda over a year ago and after I got over the withdrawal, I feel so much better!  Try it!

5.  Hubby and I just celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary.

6.  I prefer dogs to cats.  Don’t hate me.

7.  I feel like I can literally breath better and think better when my house is decluttered and clean.

8.  I am a cancer survivor of almost 9 years. yay!

9.  Our family of 5 is on a year long US tour in our 5th wheel.  Halfway through our year and we have visited 22 states!

10.  I hate mornings!  I love to sleep.  lol

11.  Luxury of choice is a massage.  Last year I went to Mexico with a friend to celebrate our birthdays and we got 3 in a week.  It was heaven!

Here are a few questions I have been asked:

1.  When it comes to blogging, what types of things do you enjoy: photography, writing, crafting, sharing, networking, etc.?

My favorite is networking on the social media.  I’m addicted!  lol

2.  What types of blogs do you like to follow and why?  You can list them if you want.

I like blogs that relate to family, living healthy, simple organizing and a few that make me laugh!

3.  Do you think it’s difficult to find the time to blog?  Do you schedule certain times to work on your blog?

It is difficult to find all the time I WANT to blog.  I have found that blocking out a few hours throughout the week and putting it on my calendar totally helps.

4.  What is your favorite hobby?

uhmm…blogging!  lol It’s just an awesome bonus that I make money with it too.

5.  What is your favorite holiday and why?

Christmas!  Family and Faith

 
6.  What place would you like to visit the most?

Well, since we are touring the US right now, I will go bigger.  Israel is definitely on my bucket list.

 
7.  What’s the first thing you would grab if your house was on fire (besides pets and family members)?

Probably my computer!  Before you judge…lol…it has my pictures on it.

 
8.  Do you have a job in addition to blogging?  …or are you a stay at home mom?

I own my own company marketing health + wellness products for Shaklee, a natural nutrition company. I work at home.

 
9.  What is your favorite dessert?

Anything chocolate!

 
10.  What are some things your dream home would have?

A big jacuzzi tub.

11.  Can you recommend any good books?  Why do you like it/them?

Currently I am reading Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst.  It is awesome!

 

claire

Blogger Girls Meet in ‘Real Life’

Since my family and I started our year long US tour, we have been able to meet and visit with so many people!

We just spent the last (almost) 2 weeks with the Branscom family in Kansas.  My good friend, Erin and I actually met through blogging and we have been able to ‘meet’ each other in real life twice before our family invaded their family and parked our HUGE 5th wheel in their driveway.  Seriously!  How cool are they do let us do this??? You can find Erin’s blog HERE.

While we were there, Erin and I made sure to get as much blogging and girl time as possible!

We jam packed it in and had so much fun!

We started every morning off with coffee…..

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…..and a protein shake.

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We wrote down our ideas for our blogs and business for the week.

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One night we used our favorite beauty masque cream.  Our kids thought we looked silly so we just told them we were going to be mimes for Halloween.  LOL

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We got pedicures.  My feet sooo needed this!

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We had a blogger night at Starbucks and drank salted caramel mochas. YUM!

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We played at Target one night and had a little fun with Instagram!

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We had so much fun!  Stayed up waaaay too late, laughed a lot and even worked too. 

You rock Erin!!!  I miss you already.

Have you ever met a blogger online and become ‘real life’ friends?

Claire

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Blog Marketing Parties

Each week I participate in several marketing parties to connect with other bloggers.  
  
Sharing ideas and projects with other women is so inspiring.  
I am so thankful to each of these girls for hosting on their blogs. 

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All Thingz Related – Anything Related

A Stroll Thru Life – Table Top Tuesdays

A Silly Little Sparrow – Toot Your Horn Tuesday

A Soft Place To Land – Do It Yourself Day

My Frugal Family – Talented Tuesday

Reinvented – Trash To Treasure Tuesday

Tip Junky – Tip Me Tuesday 

Craft Edition – Take A Look Tuesday

The Gypsy’s Corner – Three Or More Tuesday

Lucky Star Lane – Lucky Link Tuesday

The Pumpkin Patch – Transform Tuesday

 Wednesday


Domestically Speaking – Power Of Paint

The Thrifty Home – Penny Pinching Party

Creations By Kara – Look What I Made

Someday Crafts – Whatever Goes Wednesday

Me And My Bucket – Show Us What You’re Working On

Room To Inspire – Be Inspired

Life In The Pitts – A Little Craft Therapy

Organize And Decorate Everything – We’re Organized Wednesday

My Backyard Eden – Make It Yours

Blue Cricket Designs – Show And Tell

We Are THAT Family – Works For Me Wednesday

Just A Girl – Show And Share

The Trendy Treehouse – Sharing Ideas Wednesday

Women Who Do It All – Idea Sharin Wednesday

Beyond The Picket Fence – 100 Ideas Under $100

Bargain Shopping Paradise – Bargain Brag Wednesdays

The Virginia House – We Can Do It Cheaper!

The Stories of A To Z – Ready Set Vignette

Tea Rose Home

It’s so Very Cheri – Spotlight Yourself

Nikki’s Nifty Knacks – Gettin’ Crafty On Hump Day

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Making the Ordinary Extraordinary @ the36thavenue.com

Show Off Your Stuff Party @ firefliesandjellybeans.com

Transformation Thursday @ theshabbycreekcottage.com

Strut Your Stuff @ somewhatsimple.com

Hooking Up with HOH @ houseofhepworths.com

What are little boys made of @ 733blog.com

Best DIY Projects @ beneathmyheart.com

Catch a Glimpse Party @ aglimpseinsideblog.com

Creative Juice @ momnivores-dilemma.com

Friday

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Finding Fabulous – Frugalicious Friday

Trendy Treehouse – Follow Me Fridays

Remodelaholic – Remodelaholic

Fingerprints On My Fridge – Feature Yourself Friday

KOJO Design – Friday Fun Finds

Tidymom – I’m Lovin’ It

Simply Designing – What I Made This Week

Home Is Where My Story Begins – Home And

Family Friday Poppies At Play – I’m A Creative Cat

Romantic Home – Show And Tell Friday

The Shabby Nest – Frugal Friday

That’s So Cuegly – Craft Concoction

Fun To Craft – Spring Has Sprung

Chic On A Shoestring Decorating – Flaunt It Friday

It’s A Hodgepodge Life – It’s A Hodgepodge Friday

A Few Of My Favorite Things – Favorite Things Friday

Pumkin Seed Productions – Plant A Pumkin Seed Party

The Girl Creative – New Friend Friday

Bee Funny Friday Follow at Family and Life in Vegas

Blog Hop Friday at Chubby Cheek

Boost My Blog Friday at Design it Chic

Fabulous Fridays at Life as a Wife

Follow Friday 40 & Over at Never Growing Old

Follow Me Chickadee Fridays at The Adventures of Goober Grape & Monday Man

Follow Me Friday at Still on the Verge

Follow me Fridays at Trendy Treehouse

Following Friday at Buzzing the Day Away

Friday Blog Hop at Momma to 3 Blessings

Friday Party Hop at A Hippo with a Headband

Friendly Friday at Thanks Mail Carrier

Friendly Friday Follow at Toddler Awesome

Friendship Friday at That 22 yr old Housewife

Fun to Follow at My Wee View

Green Friendly Follow at Eco-Friendly and Frugal

It’s Friday I’m Hopping at Home-Mom

New Friend Friday at Girl Creative

Playdates Friday Follow at Stash Mama

Social Parade Follow at Smart & Trendy Moms

Saturday

A Vision To Remember – Check Me Out Saturday

Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Nite Special

My Scrappy Gifts – Scrappy Saturdays

Tatertots and Jello – Weekend Wrap Up Party

One Crafty Mommy – Super Crafty Saturday Craft Envy – Saturday Spotlight

Along For The Ride – Saturday Is Crafty Day