Where to Find Me This Summer

Here it is the end of July, and I never published a list of June articles. Then, I realized there weren’t even that many of them so I’m lumping everything together for the summer. With my girls home from school, and my recent eye issues, I haven’t been as productive as I would like. Good thing I get to take another Slaughter Development session at BlogIndiana—I need all the help I can get!

Right now I’m busy preparing for BlogHer. I’m organizing a breakfast for fellow frugal bloggers while we’re in NYC—I’m so excited but super busy preparing for everything. I have managed to contribute a few guest posts:

Secrets of a Bargain Shopper

I met Vinny at Affiliate Summit West earlier this year, and we’ve both been participating in the Yakezie challenge. When he asked if I wanted to guest post, I had a lot of fun tailoring some of my favorite tips to fit Bargain Secrets.

Extreme Couponing 101

Nicole and I first bonded over our shared airline luggage issues. (By the way, Southwest finally sent me an airline voucher for my trouble, which I used to purchase MFJ’s ticket to NYC for BlogHer.) When she tweeted about needing a coupon 101 guest post, it just seemed natural to respond.

My Life As a WAHM

Without the summer schedule & work-at-home plan I shared with A Proverbs Wife, I wouldn’t even have this much productivity to report. Adding the extra work of organizing a large event with the challenge of being blind in one eye made following the plan just a little difficult. But, it’s a good plan and has served us well for many summers.

Media Appearances

I’m speaking at BlogIndiana next month on how to utilize traditional media to build your blog. It’s excellent timing since I just received such a huge traffic surge through a CNN article. I am also excited to have Fox59 back on my schedule again. Starting next week, I’ll be stopping by the morning show each month to share some of the best deals for the month. For August, we are (of course) talking about back to school bargains.

Fave Articles from My Own Sites

I’m working behind the scenes on a few projects I had hoped to launch already, but it’s been all I could do to keep up on my current sites. The worst thing (for a blogger) about my eye problem is the light sensitivity. Backlit screens are difficult for me—I can’t spend a lot of time in front of a computer. Even when I do, I’m often wearing my sunglasses. Cuz I’m cool like that. Still, here are a few of my favorites for the last couple months:

How to Get a Free iPhone 4 Upgrade

We didn’t upgrade this time around but we’ve upgraded & replaced 2 iPhones with no out of pocket cost.

4 Frugal Things You’ll Never See Me Do

While I’m all about living inexpensively, some things are just beyond cheap.

Control Summer Snacking with a Lunchbox

I really thought we were going to go broke with the kids snacking at home all day.

The One Where I Hate Candyland

One of my biggest mom fails? I kinda don’t like to play with kids stuff. Here’s my list of games that don’t totally suck.

Colts Training Camp Open to the Public

Training camp starts next week—football season is officially just around the corner!