Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Five: 5 Road Trip Essentials

Hey y'all, I'm Dara and I blog over at The Southern Thing.  I am originally from Louisiana, hence the whole southern thing, but relocated to New England about a year ago!  My move required a 24 hour, 1,400 mile drive across the country to my new home, so I thought I would share with you some road trip essentials!  
If you would like to hear more about my road trip across the country, you can read about it here. With it being summer, many of you will be going on vacations, so don't forget to pack these must haves!  
One.  Sunnies.  A definite must for any daytime drive!
Two.  Starbucks.  Perfect for keeping you awake and focused.  And it just tastes down right amazing!
Three.  Phone car charger.  Because nobody wants a dead iPhone!
Four.  GPS.  To get you where you need to go.  You don't want to go the wrong direction!
Five.  iTunes and a fun playlist.  This was a life saver for my drive.  Add as many songs as you can! 

If you would like to keep up with my new journey in New England, you can follow me here:
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Have a great weekend everyone!

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Today's Friday Five post is written by Dara who blogs over at The Southern Thing. Dara is a Northeast blogger from Connecticut who loves shopping, fashion and her little poodle, Haily!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

June Photo Challenge Link Up!

Welcome to June's Photography Challenge link up!

This month's theme was: summer

How to participate:
1. Link up your photo below!  You can link up a blog post containing your photo or a direct link to your instagram photo featuring this months theme.
2. Be sure to check out the other participants and leave them a nice comment on their photos!

Our featured blogger from last month's link up is: MarlaJan from Luck Fupus!  She posted a patriotic "color" photo from her instagram account.

Next month's theme is: blue!  The link up will be posted on July 29th so get your "blue" photos ready to go!  See you then & don't forget to link up below and spread the word!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Blog of the Week: ManEater Me

This week's blog of the week is ManEater Me!

Hi new family! I'm a daytime insurance professional and nightime writer living on the Jersey shore. I recently created my own blog, ManEater Me. As the title suggests, my blog is about two things: men and eating. I've struggled with weight my entire life and had weight loss surgery in July 2011. I've also been dating for 10 years and found that it doesn't get any less weird, so I've got a lot to say about both topics. ManEater Me is geared towards food struggles and healthy eating in general, so the site is accessible to everyone, not just those of us who have had bariatric surgery. 

A lot of what I write is a little edgy, a little provocative, and sometimes a little shocking. It's not intended to offend; I truly believe I'm giving a voice to what a lot of people are already thinking. 

When I'm not writing, I'm working on maintaining my weight loss through an active and healthy lifestyle--trying new recipes, getting outside, and appreciating the second chance I've been given. I'm also enjoying the newfound freedom that comes with a 100lb weight loss: an exciting social life, getting free stuff, and fitting into movie theater seats.

ManEater Me is a place where you can let your guard down, get real with yourself, and laugh your butt off in the process. I hope you'll grow to love it as much as I do. 

Thanks for sharing all about you, MEM!  Be sure to go check out her blog: ManEater Me and say hi!
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Facebook Link Up!

Do you have a Facebook page for your blog?  Link up your page with us and then go visit other Northeast Bloggers Facebook pages and give them a "like"!
PS- make sure you like from your personal page, Facebook does not allow page-to-page likes!

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday Dare!

Happy Monday!  Today I am presenting you all with a "Blog Dare."  

Did you know we have almost 160 member blogs?!  The blog directory is being constantly updated with all our new members!  So today you blog dare is this- go check out our blog directory and visit TWO NEW BLOGS that you haven't visited before!  There are so many awesome blogs in our directory and all kinds of niches of blogs, too!

So, I dare you- go make some new blogging friends and check out two blogs from our list!

P.S.- if you linked up with Weekend Wander, please check back and visit some of the other blogs from the hop and leave them a comment!!

Don't forget to submit your prompt ideas for the August Blogging Challenge!  We are 1/3 of the way there and need about 20 more ideas!  Most of the ideas have been about summer so far, so if you have a prompt idea that's a little different then PLEASE add it!  We are going to post the list towards the end of July so every can get their post ready!  If you submit an idea your name and blog will be featured with your prompt!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Weekend Wander!

Welcome to another Weekend Wander!  We have a lot of new members this week so let's all show off our favorite posts and meet some new bloggers!

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