Faithbox Review | Faithbox Subscription for Christians

Faithbox Review

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I’m a sucker for a good subscription box.  It might be because getting the mail is a huge deal in our house.  Even if its just junk mail, we all fight over who gets to get the mail!  I’ve tried a few monthly subscription boxes and I have a few favorites!  Stitch Fix is a monthly go-to for me and a brand new monthly go-to is Faithbox.  There is nothing better than getting a little surprise in the mail.  Faithbox takes it a step further because their monthly subscription box is a wonderful surprise filled with inspiration and ways to more deeply grow your relationship with God.

Before I give you my Faithbox review, I’m going to share with you a little bit about what Faithbox is.

What is Faithbox?

Faithbox is a Christian community centered on keeping people centered in Christ through their monthly christian subscription service.  You receive their daily devotional book, plus other content such as journals, tea, books, notecards, and other hand-picked Christian goodies.  In addition to growing your own faith or gifting a Faithbox to a friend, each box purchased provides three meals to hungry kids via Rice Bowl partnership.

Here’s What’s in My December box

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My Faithbox Review

I was really excited and surprised by all of the fun stuff that came in this month’s box.  Most noteworthy were the inspirational notecards and the book,Come and Eat.  Food is such a passion for me so seeing that book in my first box definitely made me smile!  I am really excited to continue to see what comes in other months.

How do I sign up for Faithbox?

There are a few options for getting signed up with Faithbox.  I am an affiliate for Faithbox and I greatly appreciate your using my affiliate link to sign up for your first box!  Signing up through this link is no extra cost to you!  I only recommend products that I use myself and Faithbox will surely be a monthly delivery in my house!

Click here to try Faithbox

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners | Blogging for Beginners

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

Now that your blog is up and running, you may be wondering how you can make money on your blog, right from the beginning!  If you haven’t already read the first post in my How to Create a Blog series, you can visit the link below!  Once you finish that step, you can move on to Step 2, Affiliate Marketing for Beginners!

How to Start a Blog

Step 1:  Set up your Blog, website, and hosting

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What is Affiliate Marketing?

If you’re sitting here today scratching your head about how to make money with your blog, I assure you that you are not alone!  I wrote my blog for over 2 years before I decided to start monetizing it.  There are a few ways to do that (more blog posts to come on that!) but this article is going to focus on one of the easiest and fastest ways to start making money with your blog.  That is affiliate marketing!

Affiliate marketing are programs where you as a blogger or influencer partner with brands to recommend their product or services.  You get paid a commission based on the company’s compensation structure.  It could be based per click or per sale and varies depending on each company.

Starting in Affiliate Marketing

Becoming an Amazon affiliate is one of the quickest ways to get started in affiliate marketing.  Everyone loves Amazon right?  Anytime you recommend a product through your Amazon affiliate link, Amazon pays you for each purchase made in that Amazon visit.  So it doesn’t have to just be the item you are recommending!  If someone adds other items to their cart, you get a commission on that too.

You can sign up to be an Amazon affiliate by visiting this link.

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What Programs to Choose

I highly recommend that you only engage in affiliate relationships that are products that you personally use or have used.  They should be products that you love and would share even if you weren’t receiving a commission.

Here are the affiliate programs I am a part of:

Amazon – Who doesn’t love prime???
Stitch Fix – a clothing subscription service that sends you specially curated pieces based on your style and budget
Convertkit – my email marketing provider that helps me to organize my mailing list, create landing pages, and stay connected to my readers via email.
Bluehost – I host my website with Bluehost.
ShareaSale – Shareasale is a platform that houses a number of affiliate programs to become involved with.  I’m an affiliate with Flirty Aprons, Gymboree, NatureBox, Mixbook and Faithbox through Shareasale.  You can choose a variety of options. However, I suggest only having an affiliate relationship with companies and brands that you would personally use yourself.

Your goal at this point in your blog should not be to expect income.  When you start focusing too much on the numbers, it becomes easy to lose sight of why you started your blog in the first place.  I recommend thinking about your niche customer and how they can benefit from the affiliate programs you are a part of.  You can make good money with affiliate marketing, but you want to stay true to who you are trying to serve!

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Easy Holiday Appetizer Ideas with DairyPure

Easy Holiday Appetizer Ideas with DairyPure®

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Easy and holidays is not something that generally happens together.  But how often have you had to whip up something quick when you are invited to a last minute party?

My goal with the holidays is to stay in control of what I’m eating and try to maintain my health & fitness.  But it can be hard when there are endless parties and gatherings.  One of my best tips for staying in control over the holidays is to bring a healthy appetizer or dish to a party!  That way you’ll know you have at least one healthy thing to eat!

But, your guests may want something tasty too right?  And the last thing I think anyone should be doing over the holidays is spending hours on a complicated recipe!  So, this skinny spinach artichoke dip is the perfect solution for an easy holiday appetizer idea!  Simple ingredients and done in no time!

Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip made with DairyPure® Sour Cream

5 simple ingredients.

INGREDIENTS:

1 box Frozen spinach
Small jar chopped artichokes
1 cup of parmesan cheese
8oz package Neufatchel cheese, softened
1 cup of DairyPure® Sour Cream.

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine all of these ingredients into a mixing bowl.  Mix until well incorporated and transfer to a baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

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This recipe takes no time at all to throw together and your guests will never know that its better for them than the traditional recipe!  By swapping may for DairyPure® sour cream you are creating a healthier version of a classic favorite!  Check out this link for more 5 ingredient holiday recipes and coupons!

What is your favorite easy appetizer to bring to holiday parties?

How to Start a Blog | Step by Step Blogging for Beginners

How to Start a Blog

Step by Step Blogging for Beginners

When I first started my blog I did so to share my love of health & fitness with others.  What I didn’t realize is that blogging is an incredible way to share ideas and connect with the world, and make an income.  I was clueless on how to start a blog so hopefully this article will help you!

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The tools and tips discussed in this article will help you to start a blog in a short period of time.  You will be able to connect with others who share similar interests and work to create an income doing something you love!

Here are my top tips for how to start a blog!

Step 1:  Pick what you want to blog about

This is called your niche market, or your ideal client.  A lot of people choose to blog about something they are passionate about.  This will help you to be able to authentically write posts and later on partner with companies and brands that you feel are a good fit for your target audience.

Some examples of blogging niches are:  lifestyle, food, wellness, fashion, beauty, parenting, etc.

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Step 2:  Set up your domain name

You can easily set up your domain name using Bluehost!  I chose Bluehost because it was very cost-effective.  Also, I’ve used Bluehost since I started my blog over 2 years ago and they’ve made it super simple and cost-effective.  Before you get started with Bluehost you will want to decide on what you want your domain name to be!  I chose Momma Fit Lyndsey because my blog is about healthy lifestyles for mommas!  You can make your domain name anything available and related to your brand or niche!

How to use Bluehost to set up your domain name

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  2. Select your plan!  You can absolutely start with the basic plan and update later if you need additional features.  how to start a blog for beginners by Pittsburgh blogger Lyndsey of www.mommafitlyndsey.com // how to start a blog for free // how to make money with a blog // blogging for beginners // wordpress // step by step how to start a blog
  3. Select your domain!  This is the fun part.  This is the first step in creating your brand and thinking about what you want to blog about and the type of readers you want to engage with.  Make sure you select “.com”how to start a blog for beginners by Pittsburgh blogger Lyndsey of www.mommafitlyndsey.com // how to start a blog for free // how to make money with a blog // blogging for beginners // wordpress // step by step how to start a blog
  4. Enter your account information next.  Double check that you have the right email address since that is where the correspondence from Bluehost will go.how to start a blog for beginners by Pittsburgh blogger Lyndsey of www.mommafitlyndsey.com // how to start a blog for free // how to make money with a blog // blogging for beginners // wordpress // step by step how to start a blog
  5. Select your package!  Click the dropdown menu to choose your account plan.  Don’t worry about the added security items or search engine jumpstart.  The only thing that is really necessary is the domain Whois Privacy.  how to start a blog for beginners by Pittsburgh blogger Lyndsey of www.mommafitlyndsey.com // how to start a blog for free // how to make money with a blog // blogging for beginners // wordpress // step by step how to start a blog
  6. Add in your billing info!how to start a blog for beginners by Pittsburgh blogger Lyndsey of www.mommafitlyndsey.com // how to start a blog for free // how to make money with a blog // blogging for beginners // wordpress // step by step how to start a blogOn the next page you will be asked if you want any add-ons.  Skip them for now.

At this point you’ll get your confirmation email from Bluehost.

Step 3:  Connect Bluehost to WordPress

Go to your newly created Bluehost account and log-in using the information sent to you in the email.  Click “Control Panel Login” and enter your log-in info.

Next, go to “website builders” and click the Install WordPress icon.

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Click the green “start” button.

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Leave your domain in the field and click “check domain”

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Last step!  Click Install Now

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Step 4:  Design your Blog!

This sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is!  There are a ton of free templates available on WordPress, OR you can search Etsy for “wordpress blog templates.

BONUS TIP!

You can get started in affiliate marketing right away.  This is a great way to get started making money with your blog.  Bluehost offers an awesome affiliate program for their customers.

There you have it!!! Your blog is ready for you to write your first post!  Have you started your blog yet?  What are some of your favorite templates or plug-ins you’ve found?

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How to Live with Intention || Intentional Living Community

How to Live with Intention

How to live with intention?  This is a question I find myself asking a lot lately.  With 2017 quickly coming to a close I realized that this year my calendar went out of control.  Too many yes’s, too many appointments, too many things I committed to.  It can happen easily.  I see an empty calendar and jump at filling it up.  I will happily commit to something, without really considering what this could mean once the day gets here.  Saying yes to something means saying no to something else.  And sometimes that can mean saying no to your sanity.  It can mean you are putting forth others all the time and forgetting about yourself.

How to Live with Intention through Margin

Intention and margin are two words that can easily escape the minds and calendars of busy families. With kids activities, work, and other obligations, life can quickly and easily become a cluttered mess of tasks to check off of a list and things to just get done. When we rush through life and our main goal is to “make it through the day,” we are missing the big picture, and a huge part of what God’s intent is for our lives. God wants us to be blessed and to be a blessing. But we cannot do these things without margin in our calendar, intention in what we commit to, and the grace to know that it’s OK to not to do it all, and that it likely all won’t get done.

I truly believe that God does not expect us to go to bed at night with a checked off to-do list. He doesn’t expect us to wear all hats, and He doesn’t expect us to do it all. His overwhelming grace extends even to the fact that we left dirty in the sink, had to re-wash our clothes we left wet in the washer three times, or forgot to bring in a baked good for the bake sale. Our challenge as Christians is not just extend that grace to others, but to also extend it to ourselves.

Building that margin into our calendar and having the intention of what we are saying yes to can help us to be more intentional to what we are committing to. When we are being intentional with our commitments, we can actually be present in what we are doing, instead of rushing through it to get to the next item on the task list.

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Saying Yes to Something Means Saying No to Something Else

As Lysa Terkheurst said in her book, the Best Yes, “Whenever you say yes to something, there is less of you for something else. Make sure your yes is worth the less.” One of my goals for 2018 is to prayerfully consider each opportunity to really discern and be the best “yes” I can be. This probably means saying no to a lot of things I previously would have said yes to.  It also probably means reviewing my calendar and seeing what I can get rid of.

Join my Intentional 2018 Facebook group!

Nothing works more than accountability!  I am making intentional living a priority in 2018 and want to help you do so as well!  If you are on Facebook and interested in a group where we can:

-share best practices for living intentionally
-work towards living healthier lives
-hold each other accountable to be mindful and intentional in our lives

then please feel free to join via this link!

Join the Intentional 2018 Facebook Group!

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