Blog Income Report for January 2015

I am starting a new series here on Aprons And Stilletos that will highlight my monthly blog income. Let me start by saying, I am absolutely blessed to have a husband who provides for our family so that I don't have to work. I've been a stay at home wife and mom since our children were 11, 4, 2 and 3 moths old. They are now 21, 14, 12 and 11.

I started A Proverbs Wife, a Christian family blog in 2008 and after about a year it went from being just a hobby to a source of part time at first, then later a full-time income.

In January 2014, I started Aprons and Stilletos to share more of the creative versus marriage and parenting side of homemaking.

Here I share how I'm decorating my home, beauty and fashion tips, what's working for me in my exercise routine, recipes and so much more.

In conjunction with writing cool stuff, I get to work with awesome brands through affiliate marketing, ambassadorships and sponsored content.

That's the completely awesome part of what I do. Not only do I get an insider's peak into what brands are working on, I get to provide all kinds of fun content for you.

Monetizing my blog has helped me get closer to my goal of being 100% debt free by my 40th birthday. We don't owe any debt aside from our mortgage so we may be able to reach our goal if my income continues to grow.

One thing I will tell you guys is that I'm a laid back entrepreneur. I don't try super hard to make a lot of money. While I'd love to make six figures a year, I'll only do it so long as it doesn't require me working more that the few hours a week. 

My primary focus is a wife and mom not an entrepreneur. Helping my husband reach our goals as a family, leave a legacy for our children and make an imprint on the lives of those around us is the most fulfilling thing I've ever done. 

Being and entrepreneur is exciting. What I do is fun and provides extra money, but it doesn't define me and to that I attribute my on-going success a business woman. I define my business. It doesn't define me.

Let's begin!
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Here's Your FREE Really Awesome Survey Tracker


If you're having trouble keeping track of the surveys you're taking and other important information like, when you're supposed to be credited, you'll want to grab my Really Awesome Survey Tracker

It's super easy to use and is pre-filled with the important information you need to know about tracking the surveys you've taken and qualified for.
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Natural Flawless Beauty Routine

My #OpticSmiles Natural Flawless Beauty Routine and shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.   
From watching my beauty videos, you know I stick to a simple beauty routine.

If a routine doesn't leave me looking naturally flawless in less than ten minutes I won't stick with it. 

The same goes for my teeth. I need to see results pretty fast and be able to get through the process fast.

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How to Make a Valentine's Day Ribbon Banner


I'm popping in to share a super-duper-easy-frugal tutorial with you guys. I wanted to encourage my daughters creative side so I challenged her to make a banner using some leftover ribbon from our $50 Valentine's Day Party

I told her she'd need to create the banner, style the pictures and take the pictures for this tutorial. She used her brother's new phone to take the pictures, on a dreary day, and I think she did pretty good for her first time. 

-- let me know what you guys think in the comment section.

So here's her first shot showing you what she used.  
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You Can Do This Easy Office Bookshelf Makeover



Welcome y'all. Come on into my office and take a look around. It's been and still is a work in progress and I'm loving every minute of it.

This weekend I finally got around to painting my office bookshelf. It's one of those under $100 bookshelves that have lasted us for years. It used to be part of my 21 year old daughter's bedroom furniture when she was a kid. Now, it's my hand-me-down office furniture and I plan to make it look fabulous.

The first thing I did was to remove everything from the shelves.
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