Here’s What’s Happening in the Blogosphere!


The blogosphere is a huge place, with many different things going on ALL. THE. TIME.  It can be really hard to keep up with everything!  I’ve taken some time to bring you some of that important info in one easy to read place!  Read on to find out what’s happening in the blogosphere!

Blogging Events

Bloggy Boot CampDoubletree Campbell Centre, Dallas, TX - Sat., Sept. 15, 2012 (9am – 5pm, with cocktail party to follow at 5:30pm) – Click here for more details.

Savvy Blogging Summit W Hotel Buckhead, Atlanta, GA – Thurs., Oct.4, – Sat., Oct. 6, 2012 - Click here for more details.

Bloggy Boot Camp -  South Point Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV – Sat., October 13, 2012 (9am – 5pm, with cocktail party to follow at 5:30pm) – Click here for more details.

NMX, Presented By BlogWorld - Las Vegas, NV – Sun., Jan. 6 – Tues., Jan. 8, 2013 - Click here for more details.

BlissDom ’13The Gaylord Texan, Dallas, TX – Thurs., March 21 – Sat., March 23, 2013Click here for more details.

Camp Blogaway (For food bloggers) - Cabins w/indoor bathrooms& hot private showers - Angelus Oaks, CA - Fri., May 24 – Sun., May 26, 2013 (Memorial Day Weekend) – Click here for more details.

CANADA LOCATION!!  Wine Bloggers Conference - Penticton, British Columbia, Canada – Thurs., June 6 – Sat., June 8, 2013 - Click here for more details.

BlogHer Food - Austin Hilton, Dallas, TX – Fri., June 7 – Sat., June 8, 2013Click here for more details.

BlogHer ’13McCormick Place and the Sheraton Chicago - Thurs., July 25 – Sat., 27, 2013Click here for more details.


Giveaway Hops

Fall in Love with Handmade Hop - hosted by Going Green with the Grizls, The Vagabond Studio and Eight Days a Week – Sat., Sept. 1 – Fri., Sept. 14, 2013 - Hand made giveaway hop, $25 min. prize value. – Click here for more details.

Fall into Fall - hosted by Andersons Angels and The More The Merrier –  Mon., Sept. 17 – Sun., Sept. 23, 2012 - $25 min. prize value.  Must write a blog post announcing the event, or pay $5.00 in lieu. – Click here for more details.

Keeping Kids Creative - hosted by Life With Two Boys - Mon., Sept. 17 - Sun., Sept. 30 – $25 min. prize value – must fit ”keeping kids creative” theme. – Click here for more details.

When the Seasons Change Blog Hop - Hosted by And the Little Ones TooFri., Sept. 21 – Thurs., Oct. 4, 2012 - $25 min. prize value. – Click here for more details.

Blogorama Bonanza - Hosted by Jyla’s Three Of Us GiveawayMade Only in USA & Howard House Reviews - Wed., Oct. 10 – Fri., Oct. 26, 2012.  Click here for more details.

Fall Fashionista Giveaway Hop (THIS IS HUGE!!!!) - Hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARSThurs., Oct. 11 – Tues., Oct. 16, 2012 – $125 min. prize value, must be fashion related. – Click here for more details.

MamaNYC’s Hoppin’ Halloween Giveaway Hop - hosted by MamaNYC - Thurs., Oct. 25 – Wed., Oct. 31, 2012  - $25 min. prize value. – Click here for more details.


Blogging Networks to Join

BloggerPR (Connecting Brands & Bloggers) – This is an awesome group led by MamaNYC.  Join our facebook group for daily support threads, giveaway events & more!

New England Bloggers Media (Influence with a New England Flair)

Mom Central (Engaging Moms)

MVM Members

Moms Do It Better

The Sits Girls

Clever Girls Collective


The Global Influence Network

Blog It Forward Media


Cyber Connect Bloggers Network


Featuring Five Foodie Bloggers I Love

I happen to absolutely love foodie bloggers, don’t you?!  Here are five I’m currently in love with!

How Sweet It Is - Oh my goodness.  I absolutely love this blogger!  She makes these outrageous recipes all the time, with ingredients you would never in a million years think to put together, like Fudgy Avocado Brownies or Crazy Confetti Compost Cookies that have salt & vinegar potato chips and coffee grounds in them!?!?!?  She completely blows my mind!  Also, she is an absolute riot!!  I read her emails every morning as I’m getting ready for work, and she always gets a chuckle (or twenty) out of me.  It’s a great way to start the day, that’s for sure!

Kevin and Amanda - I know, I know.  I have mentioned Kevin and Amanda on my site before, but she remains in my top 5 bloggers list.  In addition to whipping up many fabulous recipes on her blog, Amanda takes amazing trips all over the place and captures the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen!  #ImTotallyJealousBTW  Check out her recent trips to Tuscany and Sweden.

Iowa Girl Eats - I was only just recently introduced to Iowa Girl Eats, and I have to say, it’s quickly climbed into my top favorites list!  She features amazing looking recipes with step by step pictures and directions.  She comes up with things I would never think to try!  I am dying to try her Mini Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups and Zucchini Bread Cookie Whoopie Pies, yum!!

Picky Palate - Picky Palate is another one of my favorite food blogs.  I was introduced to this blog by Kevin and Amanda, as they are very good friends.  Picky Palate’s style is very similar to that of Kevin and Amanda, but she has her own flair as well!  She takes your favorite recipes and puts her own spin on them.  I’d love to try her Chicken Parmesan Skillet Pot Pie and Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Around My Family Table - I’ve been following this blog for quite some time now.  She is just full of wonderful & creative ideas, like 2 Ingredient Lemon Cake and Loaded Slow Cooker Potatoes!  How great do those sound?!


My Favorite Coupons

Buy One, Get One FREE bottle of Dr Pepper Ten

$5.00 off ONE gallon of Benjamin Moore paint/stain

$2.00 off on ONE (1) bag of SNICKERS Brand

$0.40 off any (1) package of Frigo Cheese Heads

$0.75 off one Minute Maid Juice Box 10-pk

Buy A Pepsi NEXT 20oz. Get Pepsi NEXT 20oz. FREE

$1.00 off and 3 Kellogg’s Cereals


Giveaways Here at Money Saving Mindy

Enter to Win a Cookie Themed Prize Package!! - Mrs. Fields Classic Cookie Tin filled with 60 assorted Nibblers cookies, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” paperback book, and “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” plush doll.  $60+ value!  Open to US/CAN.  ENDS Tues., Aug. 21, 2012.

Enter to Win a Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies Gift Pack - a box of Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies, a Brain Stress Ball, a Water Bottle, Ear Tube Buds, Office Turf, and an adorable Mini Tote Bag.  Open to US Only ENDS Sun., Aug. 26, 2012.

Enter to Win $50 Paypal Cash - Open WORLDWIDE - US residents will have the option to select a $50.00 gift card instead.  ENDS Fri., Aug. 31, 2012.

Enter to Win a Duncan Dog Backpack & Lunch Box - from Tiny Tillia - $33.00 value!  Open to US/CAN.  ENDS Fri., Aug. 31, 2012.

Enter to Win 10 Avon Nail Polish Shades of Your Choice - Choose from over 50 shades in the Nailwear Pro+ and/or Mosaic Effects lines - $60.00 value! - Open to US/CAN.  ENDS Fri., Aug. 31, 2012.


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