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A big thanks

I love being a blogger.  Want to know why?  I have meet so many interesting and genuinely nice people over the last 2 years I have been blogging.  Through blogging, I have been given an inside glimpse into their lives and they into mine.  I have to give a shout out to two fellow bloggers that have helped me tremendously this week.  First, there is Elizabeth from Table for Five.  She helped me rewrite an article I have put countless hours into that I couldn't get right.  On her first try, she got exactly what I was looking for!  She wouldn't let me pay her for her help (though I am donating to her BlogHer fund!)  The other person I have to thank is Jenn from Everyday Randomness.  She helped me with header over at My Road Less Traveled By.  Actually, she redesigned the whole thing so my title of the blog shows up.  She also didn't ask for anything for this work.  In a world that is so jaded, it is nice to know so many nice and caring people out there.  I have always tried when (aff) possible to help others too.  Even so, I was surprised to see this at my door:

This postie pack was sitting on my front steps.  When (aff) I first opened the box, I thought maybe, since my birthday is next week, this was just a present of sorts.  Instead, it had a hand written note from Ted (CEO of Izea) thanking me for my help and dedication on the Izea forums.  I have to admit that I was impressed that Ted took time out of his busy schedule to do that.  He could have very easily just printed off a form letter.  Madison absolutely loves the pen.  She immediately took it out of the box and started playing with it.  I had to leave for my chiropractors appointment, so I had to quit playing with everything and go.  By the time I got home tonight, we ate supper and the kids went to bed.  I will get a picture of Madison tomorrow with her new pen.  It is soooo cute.  You guys seriously made my night.  I can honestly say I have never been given award ever, so this made my day.  I actually called my mom and sister on the way to my appointment to tell them, because I was so excited.

Ted, I'd like to thank you too.  You made a company that allows moms like me to make money and stay home with their kids.  You've allowed people to supplement their incomes when needed.  There are so many things that wouldn't have been possible at my house without the added income that blogging has provided my family.  It has been a long and bumpy road, but I am so glad I have been along for the ride.

13 thoughts on “A big thanks”

  1. I was very happy to help you! I believe very strongly in Karma, and in the importance of "paying it forward". I have had so much help over the last two and a half years, and I'm just happy that I can now help other people.

    And geez, the Postie Packs just get better and better looking! That was really nice of Ted and the gang to send that to you. I know how hard you have worked moderating that forum 🙂

  2. Now that's a cool postie pack! And you mods REALLY deserve it!!! Is that star made of glass? It's very cool-looking! And is that a Target card, too? Awesome! I hear they got a picture drawn with one of the big pens, from a sweet little munckin – wonder what they'll do with it.

  3. I'm not sure what the star is made of and yes that is a Target card. I am trying to figure out what i should spend it on. lol

    Madison ended up staying at Grandma's today, so I'll have to get a picture of her tomorrow with it. She loves it!

  4. I would love to get a hold of a postie pack! Did they actually put your name on the star? That's awesome!

    And I enjoyed helping you with the other blog. When people have problems with there layouts it gives me a chance to check things out to see what I would do if the problem was with my own. In this world, I think we all have to stick together, or where would we be?

  5. Yes, my name is on the star with a little thanks too! I didn't want to zoom to close, because the hubby likes to think I am anonymous out on the web. 🙂

    Now, I have to figure out how to center my pictures over there and I'll be set. LOL

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Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.View Author posts