Oh Hey Friday!

September 12, 2014

Oh Hey Friday!!! Good to see you! Let's do this....

{one} Thank you all for your sweet comments on yesterday's confessions post. Sometimes it's hard to be honest and put yourself out there but you made it easy. You all mean more to me than you will ever know. 

{two} Let's talk dining room chairs. The ones we have now are mis-matched and the seat is fabric covered. They are cute and all but I'm not in love. And they are very hard to clean, especially when a certain someone runs around the house with sticky hands and gets spaghetti sauce/chocolate ice cream all over them. I am in love with these chairs from Restoration Hardware. I also plan to have a farm house table built soon (ahem, husband, ahem) to go with them. What do you think?

{three} I talked about potty training in this post, but our potty seats finally arrived! (for the record, he likes both of the types we bought). Two nights ago, Hudson asked to sit on the potty so I put the seat down for him and plopped him down. He sat there for awhile talking, nothing happened, then he said "all done!" Well. I didn't put his diaper back on because it was time to go take a bath. 30 seconds after I took him off the potty he peed all over the kitchen floor. And then while I was cleaning that up, he peed on the living room carpet. Oh. My Word. I am SO not looking forward to actually starting potty training. 

{four} In my comments yesterday a few of you mentioned you would like to start getting involved with sponsored posts. Working with sponsors can be a fun way to engage your readers while bringing in a little extra income! I have a few recommendations for anyone who is interested. The first is Pollinate Media. I'm a little biased, but Pollinate is really is a wonderful company for bloggers seeking fun and exciting ways to work with brands. You need to have a minimum of 20,000 page views per month (set up Google Analytics to figure out this number). You can see a few examples of work I've done for Pollinate here, here, here, and here. If you do not have that many page views, a great alternative is their sister company, Weave Made Media. Another company I've enjoyed working for is Linqia. They set a budget for you based on your blog stats and are usually pay per click for campaigns.  You can see examples of my work with them here, here, and here. If you have any questions about working for these companies let me know! (and while you're at it, I could use some more clicks on the Pull-Ups links in this post).

{five} Last night my husband and I hit up a massive kids church consignment sale. Hudson made out big time. Lots and lots of trucks, some animals, a Lightning McQueen, Woody and Bullseye, a puzzle, and a ton of books. I don't know who's more excited....me over the great deals we scored or Hudson when he sees them all.

Happy Friday!

Today I'm linking up with September Farm and The Farmer's Wife!

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And I'm also linking up with A Little Bit of EverythingMomfessionals, and Grace and Love.


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14 Responses to “Oh Hey Friday!”

  1. I'm totally saving this post for your notes about working with sponsors. I'm not ready for that (size or time) but had been meaning to ask you some questions about it - so perfect timing! Ok potty training -- seriously you described our experience almost to a T! As for consignment sales I LOVE them! I recently found a good (huge) one in Lansing I'll be checking out their next one. Have you ever been to Once Upon a Child? It's a consignment store (sell & buy) they have great stuff. I used to go there in CO and they have 2 in the GR area (I was just looking to see if the Lansing one had opened yet but it hasn't). Anyway if your'e looking for more deals -- great place to check out! Happy Friday!

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  2. I REALLY Love those chairs! Super cute!! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Ok, so many good things in this post. I love the chairs and think they would look super cool with a farmhouse table. Thank you for sharing your tips on sponsored posts - I've been thinking about looking into that, but really didn't know where to start. So excited for Hudson - you guys found a ton of great stuff at that sale. He's one lucky little guy! And finally, have a great weekend sweet friend:)

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  4. oo! you should e-mail amy and ask her where she got her cafe chairs. they are restoration hardware similar but without the hefty price tag...unless you're like me and get fed up internet searching and just drop coin...then kick yourself later. :) anyway...amy's dining chairs are JUST like those...or at least very similar. e-mail - farmerswifeamy@gmail.com

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  5. Those restoration hardware chairs for the win!! Adore those (and yes easier to clean I'm sure) Oh geez to the potty training and good luck! Hope ya'll have a fabulous weekend! xoxo

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  6. Those RH chairs are a necessity. And a steal! And I'm dying at the peeing. Seriously I love him :)

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  7. Those chairs are absolutely perfect! I think they'd be perfect in your home. And what great loot you scored at the church sale!

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  8. Haha, oh Hudson, sitting on the potty like a big boy! We've started (loosely) potty training too and already had our share of accidents. They always seem to happen right after you're trying to get them to use the potty! My daughter ran off into her room and peed right on her carpet. Ughhh. This is when I wish we didn't have any carpet in the house, it's a pain to clean! Good luck though, I hope he catches on quick and I hope you share his progress!

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  9. Those chairs look so cool- question though... are they hard on top or soft? Also, potty training has to happen in my house as well but I did it before and let me tell, you there's nothing worse than stepping in a pool of pee.... well there probably is :-S

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  10. 1. Love those chairs!!
    2. Boys will be boys right!? Poor you girlfriend!!
    3. Thanks for sharing about the sponsor stuff! Will certainly be checking that out soon!

    Hope y'all have a good wknd!!

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  11. Love the dining room chairs! Thanks for the helpful info on working with sponsors. I'm still new to this blogging thing!
    Have a blessed weekend!
    April
    www.lifeinbucklesberry.blogspot.com

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  12. Thank you for the sponsor information!! I've tried before but haven't had enough traffic on my blog to qualify. Glad to know about the sister company!!

    atparsons.blogspot.com

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  13. Lol gotta love potty training! It's good that you're getting him used to the potty now. And those chairs from RH -- GORGEOUS!!!!

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  14. It's about time for us to start potty training to. I've introduced it to my Lee Lee but she's not a bit interested. The child won't leave her diaper on though so I'm going to have to do something soon! I totally dread it.

    You raked up at the Sale. Hudson should be occupied for awhile with all these new goodies.

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