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Buying a new vehicle is a long and sometimes, highly frustrating task. Beyond all the hype of TV commercials and radio spots from local car dealers, we all want a place that will answer all of our questions quickly and honestly.  After a recent trip to the shop, we are thinking it may be time to trade in my beloved minivan and so starts our questions. 

This is a sponsored post on behalf of I will receive a promotional item to thank me for my time. All opinions are mine.

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The Wait is over

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Monday, June 16, 2014

This is a very happy Monday for me because my new blog design is installed and working perfectly!

This new design, lovingly crafted and installed by Jana from littlewebwritinghood fits my personality by being clean, functional, professional and pretty.

Now I’m ready to get back to the business of blogging because I feel good about my blog- I know I’ll be putting my best foot forward so to speak. And if I never see that particular shade of green that was prevalent in my old blog design, so much the better!

If you are ready for a new look for your blog- I highly recommend Jana! Visit her Etsy shop for pre-made Blogger and WordPress templates, or you can hire her to make a custom template for you. She is a professional all the way- answering emails quickly, giving updates on status, has a very quick turnaround, is budget friendly and is super nice!

Plus- she was more than willing to change the design as we went along. For instance, we both decided pretty quickly that the font I’d chosen for my header wasn’t going to look the way I wanted it. Jana’s solution was to make me 5 header options to choose from, free of charge.
It’s hard to find a business that will go the extra mile these days- but littlewebwritinghood did.
She doesn’t know I’m writing about her here, she didn’t ask for any special promotion, even though I offered. An Etsy review was all she wanted. Of course I’ll be writing her a raving review on Etsy- but I wanted to shine a special light on her and her business because she is a gem!

Share with me in comments: If you could change one thing about your blog design, what would it be?

New Year's Kickoff $100 Walmart Gift card Giveaway

in , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Welcome to the New Year's Kickoff Giveaway Event 

Sponsored by Tip Hero and featuring some wonderful bloggers that I'm happy to be a part of. With the New Year in full force, most everybody I know budgeting to start the near off on the right foot, we thought the perfect way to celebrate would be with a great big giveaway event!

There are some great things to buy in January, like wrapping paper, bedding and linens, outdoor gear and more.  All kinds of items are marked down in January and one lucky winner will get something that could come in handy while shopping.

One winner will receive a $100 Walmart gift card to help start off the new year right!

This giveaway begins on January 15th and will run until January 29th at 11:59pm US Eastern time. It will be open to residents of the US only, 18+. Use the Promo Simple form below to enter, and make sure that you take advantage of the many entries you can gain. Also, be sure to come back daily for more chances to win.

Best of luck!

Disclosure: My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize distribution and received no compensation to share this event. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to All entries are optional, but if the winner task is a task that you did not complete, a second winner will be chosen. Winners will be notified via email. If a winner does not respond within 48 hours of the time when the email is sent, another winner will be chosen

September finds me shifting gears

in , , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Happy September dear readers. Fall is almost here, can you feel it? I enjoyed a wonderful relaxing Labor Day weekend and hope you did too. 


I needed to relax, because my August zoomed right on past me with a full plate of work, family and school activities leaving very little time to fret about the state of my blog.

But fret I did. 

See, in the blogging world, August was a really bad month for me. Truth be told, the whole summer was bad. And while I had originally thought I would share all the details with you because the devil is in the details; ultimately I decided on a condensed version.

So here goes: I had my na├»ve little bubble popped and was schooled on how blogging and networking with the big girls and boys really goes down. 

From buying Twitter followers to ghost writers, to whole teams churning out content and then sharing it  24/7, I have had my eyes opened.  I naively thought that some of the bloggers I aspired to be like actually wrote most of their content or at the very least, shared their own Pinterest pins. But no, most of them hire others to do that.

I’m not saying all bloggers are doing this, and I’m not saying that outsourcing and delegating are bad - I’m saying I don’t want to do this to be a professional blogger. I don’t have the time or the money to feed the blogger beast. 

So, now what you say?

I’m totally taking the pressure of myself and my little blog that could by adding another income stream. One I know from past experience works well for me, Avon. 

Yep! I’m an Avon lady! 

Shop my store

I just rejoined on the 28th of August and on the 29th I got my first order! Now that is a positive ROI (return on investment) I can handle.

 I won’t change things up too much here on the blog, but I will share a product of the week with you.

 If you have been thinking of adding a new income stream, I invite you to join my Avon team. You can read more about it here. It’s only 10 dollars to join and I know lots of Bloggers who are also in direct sales. Inbox me at 4lkinsatgmaildotcom with any questions you may have or fill out my contact form here

I hope September finds you safe and secure financially and otherwise. But if you are discontent, I urge you to take out a pen and paper and plot a change of course. September is the perfect time of year for new beginnings.