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Keeping It Real — I’m Looking for a Virtual Assistant!!

23 Aug

It’s my three year blogoversary!!
I started Tatertots and Jello as a personal blog, as a place to keep my creative projects. And it has grown into something that I could not have imagined in my wildest dreams. I am loving this blogging world and the opportunities that TT&J has brought to me. I love creating project and promoting other people. 
The administrative side of TT&J has grown so demanding and I am so behind on emails. I’m so sorry if you have emailed an not heard back from me. I wish there were more hours in the day. I really want to focus more on creating projects because that is my passion.
And so — I’ve decided it’s time to hire some help!

I’m looking for a part-time ‘virtual’ assistant. I need someone to help me with my Weekend Wrap Up Parties which are averaging 800 link ups each week. As well as someone to help coordinate guest posts and coordinate advertising — about 10 hours a week. At least half of this time would require working on the weekends – I just wanted to put that out there 🙂
Requirements and Duties:
Strong knowledge of blogging and social media
Experience with Photoshop, a plus but not required
Demonstrate good work ethic, must be trustworthy, and self motivated
Ability to meet deadlines
Detail oriented
Excellent communication and follow up skills
Available throughout the day to check emails and answer questions.
 I would love to hire someone that has a blog and knows WordPress.
I am so excited to have someone join me in this wonderful journey.
Please send me your resume and if you have a blog, include a link!
jennifer@tatertotsandjello.com
xoxo
 
 
PS — Have you ever driven past a discarded pallet? Pick it up and create something great! I am sharing 12 decorating projects using shipping pallets over at Babble’s New Home Ec today 🙂 
 
PPSTo celebrate my blogoversary — an awesome giveaway is coming up tomorrow!! 
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Blogger Bloopers — what was your biggest project fail?

12 Jul
It’s so easy to think that everyone has perfect lives, homes, children, projects, food…… in the blog world.

I love it when people show the real side of life. Cheri at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar is Keeping it Real with a  fun series on her blog with bloggers showing off their craft fails.

I love it!!! 
And I will be over there later today sharing one of my many craft fails. 
Come over and check out the series — I guarantee it will make you smile. 
And I would LOVE to hear — what was YOUR biggest craft fail??  
xoxo
PS

Come over and chat with me in the Blogfrog CoffeeTalk community!!
It ‘s a great place to socialize and discuss whatever is on your mind.
What’s on my mind this week is — how old do YOU think children should
be when they get their own cell phone?? I’d love to hear your thoughts!!

Blogger Bloopers — what was your biggest project fail?

12 Jul
It’s so easy to think that everyone has perfect lives, homes, children, projects, food…… in the blog world.

I love it when people show the real side of life. Cheri at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar is Keeping it Real with a  fun series on her blog with bloggers showing off their craft fails.

I love it!!! 
And I will be over there later today sharing one of my many craft fails. 
Come over and check out the series — I guarantee it will make you smile. 
And I would LOVE to hear — what was YOUR biggest craft fail??  
xoxo
PS

Come over and chat with me in the Blogfrog CoffeeTalk community!!
It ‘s a great place to socialize and discuss whatever is on your mind.
What’s on my mind this week is — how old do YOU think children should
be when they get their own cell phone?? I’d love to hear your thoughts!!

Michael’s Creative Crew Blogger Event!

29 Jun
A few weeks ago I was in Texas, as part of the Michaels Creative Crew. It was a whirwind two day trip filled  amazing information, fun, new friends and crafts galore!!  
It was such an honor to be one of the bloggers at this fun event. And I think the thing I loved the most about this trip was getting to know the people behind the Michaels brand.
First of all, I have to say how impressed I am with the people behind Michaels. They are so genuine and they really care about their customers.
The first night we met and learned how to needle felt. I had never tried that before — I love it! Then we had a fabulous dinner at Gaylord Texan’s restaurant Zeppole — it was so delicious! 
The design team is led by Jo Pearson, who has been with Michaels for 20 years. The next day we toured their work space. I LOVED seeing their design studio. What a dream job it would be to work there – I can only imagine!!! 
One of the big things I learned is that Michaels has developed their own lines of products that are high quality but more affordable than other designer lines.

Michaels had tables set up with the different lines and crafts made by their design team at each table.
It was so inspiring seeing all of that creativity!!
Then we were treated to lunch at Jo’s house – it is incredible and deserves a blog post all of it’s own! 
She has the most amazing studio!!
This is her yard! How cute is that turquoise trailer? I wanted to take it home with me!
Isn’t her home incredible?
Then we headed over to the Southlake Michaels store for my favorite part of the trip — crafting with the amazing Michaels Team and the other creative bloggers! We decorated cakes, made necklaces, cards, and these beautiful art journals with Kathy Kromer.
And made our own stamps with foam — I loved this so much!! 
Every single thing about this event was so fun!!
Thank you Michaels for such a wonderful experience.
 I loved learning more about you and the people behind the scenes!!

I had such a fun time getting to know these ladies. They are all so creative and friendly. 

The “Creative Crew”: 

Amy from Amy Atlas Events, Jenn from Hostess with the Mostess, Amy from Living Locurto, Kari from UCreate, Alison from HowDoesShe, Cindy from Skip to My Lou, Kami from No Biggie, Kelly from Make Grow Gather, and Ashley from Make It and Love It.

Get to know Michaels: 

  • Michaels on Facebook & Twitter

  • Michael’s YouTube Channel – great ideas and inspiration!

  • Find a Michaels Store near you.



  • Disclosure —  Michaels Craft Stores paid for my travel and accommodations. They did not require that I blog about this event — I am blogging about it because I was so impressed. All opinions are 100% mine.
    And a BIG thank you to Empower Media Marketing who did an awesome job making this event happen. 

    Have a Fantastic Day!!! 
    xoxoxo

    Michael’s Creative Crew Blogger Event!

    29 Jun
    A few weeks ago I was in Texas, as part of the Michaels Creative Crew. It was a whirwind two day trip filled  amazing information, fun, new friends and crafts galore!!  
    It was such an honor to be one of the bloggers at this fun event. And I think the thing I loved the most about this trip was getting to know the people behind the Michaels brand.
    First of all, I have to say how impressed I am with the people behind Michaels. They are so genuine and they really care about their customers.
    The first night we met and learned how to needle felt. I had never tried that before — I love it! Then we had a fabulous dinner at Gaylord Texan’s restaurant Zeppole — it was so delicious! 
    The design team is led by Jo Pearson, who has been with Michaels for 20 years. The next day we toured their work space. I LOVED seeing their design studio. What a dream job it would be to work there – I can only imagine!!! 
    One of the big things I learned is that Michaels has developed their own lines of products that are high quality but more affordable than other designer lines.

    Michaels had tables set up with the different lines and crafts made by their design team at each table.
    It was so inspiring seeing all of that creativity!!
    Then we were treated to lunch at Jo’s house – it is incredible and deserves a blog post all of it’s own! 
    She has the most amazing studio!!
    This is her yard! How cute is that turquoise trailer? I wanted to take it home with me!
    Isn’t her home incredible?
    Then we headed over to the Southlake Michaels store for my favorite part of the trip — crafting with the amazing Michaels Team and the other creative bloggers! We decorated cakes, made necklaces, cards, and these beautiful art journals with Kathy Kromer.
    And made our own stamps with foam — I loved this so much!! 
    Every single thing about this event was so fun!!
    Thank you Michaels for such a wonderful experience.
     I loved learning more about you and the people behind the scenes!!

    I had such a fun time getting to know these ladies. They are all so creative and friendly. 

    The “Creative Crew”: 

    Amy from Amy Atlas Events, Jenn from Hostess with the Mostess, Amy from Living Locurto, Kari from UCreate, Alison from HowDoesShe, Cindy from Skip to My Lou, Kami from No Biggie, Kelly from Make Grow Gather, and Ashley from Make It and Love It.

    Get to know Michaels: 

  • Michaels on Facebook & Twitter

  • Michael’s YouTube Channel – great ideas and inspiration!

  • Find a Michaels Store near you.



  • Disclosure —  Michaels Craft Stores paid for my travel and accommodations. They did not require that I blog about this event — I am blogging about it because I was so impressed. All opinions are 100% mine.
    And a BIG thank you to Empower Media Marketing who did an awesome job making this event happen. 

    Have a Fantastic Day!!! 
    xoxoxo

    Sun, Sand, New Friends and Crafts — what could be better?

    25 May

    Have you heard about the Craftermind’s Cruise?? It is going to be so fun. Amy of Mod Podge Rocks!, Beckie of Infarrantly Creative, Heather from Dollar Store Crafts and I
    will be setting sail from Port Canaveral, Florida on October 21, 2011
    for three days of sun, sand, conferencing, networking, and crafting. 
    Learn how to grow your blog, meet some incredible new people, exchange
    crafty ideas, and enjoy some fabulous weather with us!

    Registration is limited to 75


    Register early – After June 4th, ticket prices go up $50.


    FOUR conference sessions topics
    include a strategy workshop, relationships/networking/promoting, nuts
    & bolts (5 things I wish I knew before I started blogging) and
    monetization. 

    FOUR craft classes – These are still in the works, but we promise you will leave with four awesome crafts that you can use.

    And –The first 10 people to book this week get $100 OFF! $100 off Code: CMINDS100 — ends this Sat 11:59pm  EST 5/28

    So fun!!! 
    I hope you can come. 

    xoxo


    PSI love featuring people and ideas on the TT&J Facebook page. I’m putting together a giveaway celebrating 10,000 members. If you have a business or shop and would like to donate something for the giveaway and have your business spotlighted, send me an email — jennifer@tatertotsandjello.

    Sun, Sand, New Friends and Crafts — what could be better?

    25 May

    Have you heard about the Craftermind’s Cruise?? It is going to be so fun. Amy of Mod Podge Rocks!, Beckie of Infarrantly Creative, Heather from Dollar Store Crafts and I
    will be setting sail from Port Canaveral, Florida on October 21, 2011
    for three days of sun, sand, conferencing, networking, and crafting. 
    Learn how to grow your blog, meet some incredible new people, exchange
    crafty ideas, and enjoy some fabulous weather with us!

    Registration is limited to 75


    Register early – After June 4th, ticket prices go up $50.


    FOUR conference sessions topics
    include a strategy workshop, relationships/networking/promoting, nuts
    & bolts (5 things I wish I knew before I started blogging) and
    monetization. 

    FOUR craft classes – These are still in the works, but we promise you will leave with four awesome crafts that you can use.

    And –The first 10 people to book this week get $100 OFF! $100 off Code: CMINDS100 — ends this Sat 11:59pm  EST 5/28

    So fun!!! 
    I hope you can come. 

    xoxo


    PSI love featuring people and ideas on the TT&J Facebook page. I’m putting together a giveaway celebrating 10,000 members. If you have a business or shop and would like to donate something for the giveaway and have your business spotlighted, send me an email — jennifer@tatertotsandjello.