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Day in the Life of a Work at Home Mom
DIY Business & Blogging, Health & Beauty

A Day in the Life of a Work at Home Mom

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Since becoming a full-time blogger, people often ask me how I work at home with 3 young kids. I’m the first to admit that I’m no Supermom, but I do have a few tricks up my sleeve that help me make my hectic WAHM (work-at-home-mom) day a little easier. It’s definitely a challenge, but a bit of multitasking and flexibility goes a long way! With the help of Interac Flash® who’s sponsoring this post today, let me share with you a glimpse into what a day looks like for me and how I juggle mom life and work life.
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I make a full time income blogging. Let me share with you how!
DIY Business & Blogging, Technology

How I Make a Full Time Income Blogging (And How You Can, Too!)

In honour of my 8 year “blogiversary” this month (my first blog post was in June 2009!), I thought I’d share with you some of my tips on how to turn blogging into your full time career. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I’d be making a living writing this blog, so I never thought I’d be qualified to write a post like this. But here I am, 8 years later, a legit blogger who is making a full time income doing something I love very much. Let me share with you how I make money blogging and how you can, too!Continue reading

A list of blogging office essentials
DIY Business & Blogging

Behind the Scenes: Blogging Office Essentials

After blogging for almost 8 years now, I’ve come to love a certain group of items in my office. They’re my “essentials” that help me get through the day-to-day (still fun!) work that blogging has become. If you’re interested in becoming a part time blogger or a full time blogger like me (it’s still feels weird to say that!), you might also love this list of blogger office essentials. I’m also sharing a little peek at the end of this post at what my office and me look like after a day of blogging. Come have a look!Continue reading

How to grow your YouTube channel
DIY Business & Blogging

27,000 Subscribers in 2 Years: How to Grow Your YouTube Channel

27,000 YouTube subscribers. I don’t know if that sounds like a lot or a little to you, but for me it’s a very exciting number considering I didn’t know if I had “what it takes” to be on YouTube in January 2015.

Since I started my YouTube channel, my subscriber count and video view count has risen steadily every month. After year #1, my subscriber count was at 6,000. After year #2 – this past year – it was at 27,000. I realize success isn’t all about numbers (I’ve been blogging too long not to know that), BUT the subscriber growth on my channel has been really exciting and very motivating for me. Today, I wanted to share with you all of the things I’ve learned over the past 2 years on YouTube that have helped my channel growContinue reading

Rustic Christmas mantel with DIY wooden spool clock
DIY Business & Blogging, DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Upcycling Ideas, Woodworking

A DIY Wooden Clock + The Importance of Blogging Friends #12MonthsofDIY

This year, I had the pleasure of hosting a monthly challenge called #12MonthsofDIY. Each month, our group of 12 Canadian bloggers each made something out of the same type of material. It was such a wonderful challenge, and not only did it spark my creativity, but it made me realize how important it is to collaborate with my blogging friends. Today, let me share with you a recap of our #12MonthsofDIY challenge, what my favourite project was, and what I’ve learned about collaboration. Also, make sure to scroll down to the end of this post to see all of our favourite projects from the year!Continue reading

A colorful boho craft room home office with tons of great DIY decor and organization ideas.
DIY Business & Blogging, Free Printables

7 Things I’ve Learned After 7 Years of Blogging

Today is the 7th anniversary of my blog, The DIY Mommy. On this exact day 7 years ago, I wrote my first blog post on how to make a diaper cake. It was short & sweet, I took a photo of a diaper cake that my aunt made for me, I uploaded the photo and typed the instructions into my little WordPress blog, and hit publish. I was going to make a blog about making things for babies, and document all of the things that I made for my own daughter who was 6 months old at the time. I was 25 years old, and I was ready for a new outlet for my creativity. I was ready for a fun, new hobby that combined my love for sewing and crafting with my love for graphic and web design. If I would have told my 25 year old self that this hobby blog would turn into an almost-full-time job for me and be a source of income for our family, I wouldn’t have believed it! Let me share with you 7 things that I’ve learned along my 7 year blogging journey. Here are a few huge things that slowly turned my blog from a hobby into my career, and I also want to give you a gift at the end of this post for sticking with me through my blogging journey!Continue reading

How to Film & Edit YouTube Videos - secret tips and tricks for home decor, DIY and lifestyle bloggers!
DIY Business & Blogging

How to Film & Edit Videos for YouTube: Your DIY Blog

If you’re a blogger like me and you’re wanting to branch out, market yourself better, and rise to a challenge, starting a YouTube channel and shooting some videos might be for you! Last week, I shared how to start a YouTube channel for DIY, home decor and lifestyle bloggers like myself, and this week I want to continue that conversation and talk about how to make the videos that will be published on your channel.Continue reading

DIY Business & Blogging

How to Start a YouTube Channel: Your DIY Blog

In January of last year, I took a leap. I decided to throw my self-consciousness out the window and start my YouTube channel. One year later, I’ve become obsessed with making videos and learning how to make them better. I’ve also been receiving a TON of questions about how to start a YouTube channel for DIY, home decor and lifestyle bloggers, so I thought I’d share some of what I’ve learned with you today. I hope my fellow bloggers find this information helpful!Continue reading

A beautiful, colorful craft room office wall with pegboard for storage, baskets, #DIY garlands, art and hanging mason jar storage.
DIY Business & Blogging, DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Featured

A Craft Room Office Pegboard Gallery Wall (With Video Tour)

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know what a huge mess my office is! It’s definitely even more of a disaster after Christmas crafty season. YIKES. I made it my mission in January to tidy it up and make it easier to work in again. You might have seen my craft room office mood board last Friday with all of the fun colours and beautiful furniture I plan on incorporating in the space, and today I’m sharing with you a mini tour of the pegboard gallery wall we installed above my desk!
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#BlogPrep2015: IDeas to Grow Your Blog this Fall via live chats on Periscope!
DIY Business & Blogging

Blogging Tips for Fall: Join Me on Periscope for #BlogPrep2015 This Month!

I’ve JUST started using Periscope, and it’s SO fun! If you haven’t heard of it yet, Periscope is a live video social network that’s connected to Twitter. You can send out a live stream of what you’re doing or talking about RIGHT NOW to your followers, and they can watch it live with you or replay it for up to 24 hours with their Periscope app. You can find me on there if you search “@thediymommy“.

Early this week, I had an idea that it would be fun to chat with my fellow bloggers via live Periscope appointments and talk about ways that we could help our blogs grow this Fall. August is such a good time to prepare your blog for the busy Fall months, and what better way than brain storming with eachother and sharing some quick tips and tricks?Continue reading

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