Four reasons why you should be on Periscope

…yes, you do need more social media in your life!You should be on Periscope! Periscope is a free live-streaming app you can download from the iTunes Store or from the Google Play Store. If you have a Twitter account, you can link Periscope and Twitter, but if you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still easily download Periscope. My husband isn’t on Twitter and he downloaded Periscope in less than a minute while we were at a concert because my phone was crapping out (nothing to do with Periscope…totally my phone.)...more

8 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Blog

My blog, Ripped Jeans and Bifocals, has been online for about 18 months. I'm happy, proud and a little bit in awe of the things I've been able to accomplish. I network quite a bit with other bloggers in groups where we share hacks, tips, and tricks and ask questions "behind the scenes." But I don't often blog about blogging. I have quite a few readers who are bloggers or who express interest in starting a blog and while I love answering questions when I can, I thought I'd put together a list of my best advice for new bloggers. Some of these are things I wish I'd have known way back when and some are things I've learned by screwing them up royally. ...more
Great post! Thanks for sharing these tips. Going to go checkout your facebook page now :)more

Amazingly Easy Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cake

I am not a pumpkin pie person. I’ll usually eat a small piece at Thanksgiving or maybe even Christmas buried under a ton of whipped cream because…well, I guess because it’s tradition. I have never considered myself a huge pumpkin fan, although I’m learning that canned pumpkin can be a really useful and versatile pantry […] The post Amazingly Easy Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cake appeared first on Ripped Jeans & Bifocals ....more

When your child is afraid of Halloween

Halloween is supposed to be a little scary. That’s part of the fun. It’s kind of hard to make skeletons, werewolves, monsters and witches as cuddly and welcoming as the Care Bears, right? ...more

Super Easy Halloween Trail Mix

I love Halloween. I love everything about this time of year and my boys are still young enough where they find all of the Halloween magic…well…magical. It’s really fun to see everything through their eyes ....more

Six ways to rock a minivan like a boss

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Spice up your October date night (I’m not talkin’ pumpkin spice!)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone #KYTrySomethingNew #CollectiveBias My husband loves Halloween ....more

Kim Kardashian gets the car seat strap wrong, Internet erupts

I don’t give a rat’s ass about the Kardashians…let me just put that out there. I don’t care about Kim. Not her lips, her butt or her daughter’s wardrobe ....more

My week in Instagram pictures

October is national photographer month. It seems like it’s always national something or another month or week. October is also national bullying prevention month, national breast cancer awareness month and national applejack month ....more

Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup with Parmesan Cheese Crackers

Do you ever have those days when you stare blankly into your fridge or your pantry and wonder what the hell you’re going to make for lunch or dinner? Please tell me that’s not just me… This is my go-to soup recipe and odds are good that the ingredients are hanging out in your kitchen. […] The post Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup with Parmesan Cheese Crackers appeared first on Ripped Jeans & Bifocals ....more