MomAdvice is On the Move: Wedding Gifts, Outdooor Entertaining, Goodwill Savings, & FB Fun

This week on Kenmore, I am sharing a few of my favorite wedding gifts to give that are both budget-friendly and are gifts that will be long remembered.  I hope these ideas can add a little inspiration to your end-of-season shopping for just a few items to tuck in your gift closet for any weddings you might be attending. Head over to this post to chime in on your favorite gifts to give (or that you received).

Fit & Function: Go Go Shopper

Goodwill shopping is one of my favorite types of shopping to do, but I still don’t love to do it by paying full price. This week I am sharing over at the Goodwill Tips blog a few ideas for how you can save at your Goodwill store. Our store offers so many ways that you can save and I am sharing a few of my shopping strategies for getting the best bang for my buck! Chime in with your shopping strategies and way you save at your store!  (photo credit: lululemon athletica)

If there is one thing that I know how to do well it is to throw a great backyard barbecue. This month on Snackpicks I am sharing some quick and easy tips for succeeding at outdoor entertaining. You are going to love these ideas for keeping guests entertained, inexpensive ways to decorate your outdoor table, and how to make the clean-up process go smoothly.

This week we hit 7,000 fans on our MomAdvice Facebook Community page and I just wanted to say thank you all so much for joining in on the MomAdvice community. If you haven’t joined our page, you are missing out on some really fun discussions on frugality, simple living, recipe sharing, and library reading!  This week’s hot discussion was discussing what you were going to do about those Netflix subscriptions and what you do to keep your family entertained on a budget. Head on over to our page and give us a Like to grow and share more on simple living topics!

Keynote Speaker Amy Clark of

Savvy Blogging Summit 2011

Not only was my content on the move this week, but I just returned from the Savvy Blogging Summit after delivering a Keynote and sharing our Brand-Blogger relations with the attendees.

To say that this experience was life-changing would be putting it mildly. I have carried around our story in my heart for almost eight years and for the first time I shared it with the attendees of what life experiences lead us to the website and how we were able to run this site as long as we have. I promise to share the audio recording of the Keynote when it becomes available. I was so proud to be there  and how gracious and attentive everyone was when I shared our story.

The Brand-Blogger relations panel turned out to be a fantastic opportunity to discuss rates, how to begin working with brands, and how to write authentically awesome content that is sure to land you a job or two. I hope to take that show on the road and hit a few other conferences with this discussion since the majority of our income comes from working with other brands and writing content/doing spokesperson work for them. Audio recordings will also be available soon for purchase and I will be sure to let you know when they are!

I made so many new friends at the SB Summit. Lifelong friends.  Everyone wanted to help everyone and there was not a moment of anyone not sharing their knowledge. We shared into the wee hours of the morning and I know I walked away with so much valuable information on how to continue to grow my own business. It is a conference I would recommend to a newbie blogger or a seasoned pro that has been doing it for years!

(photo credit: Short and Hat)

Published July 22, 2011 by:

Amy Allen Clark is the founder of You can read all about her here.

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