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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!! 

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!!

Keeping it Real — Last, Last Minute Neighbor Gift Idea {w/printable}

24 Dec
 You know those Tiny Bunting Dish Towels that I made? I really wanted to get enough done for neighbor gifts, but ran out of time…
I have great neighbors and wanted to give them something cute. And I waited til the last minute so I needed something easy to put together. I found some great $1 cookie cutters at Sur La Table, a bottle of Dollar Store sprinkles and a package of Cookie Dough Mix. And I tied it up with a little tag and some baker’s twine. 
If you’re running behind like me, here’s the printable in case you want to make a few up!!

These also make an easy last minute gift to have on hand or a hostess gift this Christmas week.
Also — here’s another fun idea. Grab a package of recipe cards from Michael’s and print up this cute little saying. My neighbor Lynette brought this one by.
Happy Christmas Eve!!
Thanks for being such wonderful bloggy friends!! 
xoxo


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Keeping it Real — Last, Last Minute Neighbor Gift Idea {w/printable}

24 Dec
 You know those Tiny Bunting Dish Towels that I made? I really wanted to get enough done for neighbor gifts, but ran out of time…
I have great neighbors and wanted to give them something cute. And I waited til the last minute so I needed something easy to put together. I found some great $1 cookie cutters at Sur La Table, a bottle of Dollar Store sprinkles and a package of Cookie Dough Mix. And I tied it up with a little tag and some baker’s twine. 
If you’re running behind like me, here’s the printable in case you want to make a few up!!

These also make an easy last minute gift to have on hand or a hostess gift this Christmas week.
Also — here’s another fun idea. Grab a package of recipe cards from Michael’s and print up this cute little saying. My neighbor Lynette brought this one by.
Happy Christmas Eve!!
Thanks for being such wonderful bloggy friends!! 
xoxo


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Keeping It Real — putting yourself out there

18 Apr
I was going to recap a few more projects from the Weekend Wrap Up Party, but I am feeling a little low and I thought I would keep it real and share some thoughts that are going through my head right now. 
I blog because it brings a lot of joy to my life. I love working on projects and meeting new people. But it also brings pressure and insecurities, at least for me. I am a real person and have real feelings, as do you. 
I just got another hateful comment. Since the last one I received, I made it so that people could not post “anonymous” comments on my blog. Well, this person posted her comment from her blog. I went over there and there were some of my projects with all sorts of hateful commentary.
I don’t expect everyone to love my projects, or even like them. We all have our own tastes and personalities. If I find something that isn’t to my taste, I just click away. But I would NEVER post someone else’s projects on my blog and put them down — make fun of them for being a mom and ridicule them in general. 
I know you probably feel this way too — when I make something I kind of feel like I put myself out there. It is hard for me to do. I am a quiet, shy person and it is hard to expose myself. Each time I post something, I have to take a deep breath and let it go. 
This type of thing really makes me take a step back and think things through. Is it worth it?
I would love to hear your thoughts on how you have dealt with negative or hurtful comments. And is there anything we can do to help turn the blogging world into a more positive, supportive place?
Thank you.
XOXO

Random Monday Thoughts and a Question

1 Mar
How’s your Monday going? I have a quick question for you. Do you like to read?

I am leaving on my “Secret Location” trip in 4 days. I am looking for some good books to take on my trip. What is your favorite book and why?

Mine is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I am re-reading it right now for the eighth time. So good – I wish they would make it into a movie!! 

 If you find some typos in this post, it’s because I am having the hardest time typing today. I managed to gouge a huge hole in my finger last night with a pair of scissors. Can you believe that??? I was working on my project for tomorrow and was pushing the open scissors through some tough material and it sliced right through my finger. Owww. If it stops bleeding, you don’t need stitches, right?

And speaking of scissors, I walked in on Ella giving her bangs a trim this morning. Now they’re about 1 inch long. But only half are, since I interrupted her. I thought she was my only girl who wasn’t going to try that – lol!

And, come over to enter the A=Mc2 Headband Giveaway! There will be THREE winners this week!

Thanks for the book suggestions!
XOXO