5 Nuggets of Advice for New Bloggers/Vloggers

When possible work with bloggers you like not against them. Lift each other up. Network on and offline!

Respond to other people’s videos and create a dialogue on YouTube

Think of branding outside of online. Be known for a specific trait or quirkiness.

Be real. Every once in a while show “you” so people get the “behind the scenes” story and feeling. Let your subscribers in on details that will make the fall in love with you.

Be fun or constructive. Don’t just talk, listen. Don’t hold on to one emotion for to long. Entertain/inform! Be open to criticism and encourage constructive dialogue. Be where ever the conversation is! (I.e. Reddit, Twitter, Facebook)

5 Amazing Things about #EAEvents

I love going to all kinds of parties. I have always enjoyed social events and one of the things that is awesome about living in the digital age is that most of the events have an online component that can live online in pictures, words, and comments for hours even after the party has finished. Recently, Elements Associates held a party at Blogger Bash, a place for bloggers and brands to connect.


I have completely fallen in love with the Wubble Ball. It was one of the product stars of the #EAEvents Social Suite! It is one of the coolest new toys on shelves today. It looks and acts like a bubble but it truly is a ball. If you are looking for a fun toy to play outside, inside, at the beach, or at the park. The amazing Wubble Ball team showed all the attendees the bubble that plays like a ball. Now, available at Target! You must check it out!


If you know me, you know I love social good. #EAEvents is one of the few online networks that puts social good at the center of their business plans. I loved that a special guest appearance from Smokey the Bear! A Forest Prevention friend for over 70 years! Can you believe it? (I know – he ages well). Selfies with Smokey were the pictures to be had. 70 is an important age for Smokey. All bloggers celebrated with birthday cake. Don’t forget: ABC Always Be Careful with fire.

Have you heard of Washdrops and Auto Tex Pink. We are always learning on the go now that we homeschool and travel. Our car is ALWAYS a mess but with all the rain loss in California I have realized being green and water conservation is important. Washdrops, is an award-winning company that gives a GREEN way to clean off the travel crud with little water. Speaking of cars Auto Tex Pink Wiper Blades, which help support the fight against breast cancer a cause that is to close to all of us. Be green and make a statement for Eco good!

Have you heard of Joseph Nogucci. Their designs are always beautiful and innovative. I am not usually a jewelry person but with the Joseph Nogucci selection I can’t help but be excited. Hand-crafted jewelry, and leather wrap bracelets and interesting designs using a 3D printer leave nothing to be bored of. Get accessorized. You won’t be sorry!

CoverGirl is basically a house hold name. It was the first makeup I ever wore. I was delighted to see the at the #EAEvents social party. They provided manicures, pedicures and mini-makeovers! They also have some fantastic lip gloss options. It is very exciting for the make-up lover.

#EAEvents nailed it online and in real life! It was truly an Amazing event! High 5 #EAEvents team!

5 Amazing things about my New Nikon D3300

I received this product for free but I really love my camera….so I decided to write about it!

Anyone that knows me- knows I am a Digital Mom. I constantly have a phone in my hand taking pictures and posting to Instagram, Facebook, and twitter. Sharing moments that I am enjoying and sharing my life with my long distant friends and family is important to me. Here are 5 amazing things about my camera! Did I mention I love it?


1. It connects directly with my iPhone. Live. On the Spot. It uses an app and I can see in an instant what was just captured on my Nikon directly on my Iphone. I attach the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter to my camera and am good to go.

2. The D3300 lets you shoot at high speeds up to 5 frames per second, shoot in low light with high ISO sensitivity, create high-resolution panoramas and much more.


Mr. Nikon guy helping me figure this camera out

2. It has a better megapixel number than my latest iPhone. Those grainy vacation pictures have got to go!!! I can finally make canvas wall decorations and share them in an instant. I don’t have to choose.

4. I can create 1080p Full HD videos with it. The video is legit. You will see more on that soon. The kids are going to have so much fun with this!


5. My iPhone can actually work as a remote! My iPhone shows me what the camera sees and fires the shutter with a touch on my phone, perfect for self-portraits and group photos that actually include you. Family portraits just got so much easier!!!!!


The last picture a friend captured for me with this camera! That is how easy it is. It creates BEAUTIFUL pictures of BEAUTIFUL memories that anyone can share in an instant!

Keep Your Game Day Food Safe

(This is a National Ad Council Post. I was not compensated in any way)

Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day for food consumption in the US? Super Bowl parties often involve finger foods, a lot of people sharing communal dishes and treats that are left out for long period of timeā€”all which can be a recipe for disaster. So here are 5 fabulous tips that will help keep your food safe!


And just because 5 is “our” thing her at 5amazingthings.com one more just from me….

5. Keep all cutting boards clean and washed and never share the same board to cut meats and raw veggies.

Happy Game Day Y’all! Stay safe and stay healthy!