Guest Blogger: Ham and Pickle Roll Ups

Hello!  I’m Jenny from “In the Kitchen with Jenny.”  I love to cook and share recipes.  On my blog I provide step by step photos to help guide readers through the recipes.  Guest Blogger - Ham and Pickle Roll Ups
Today I am sharing these yummy Ham and Pickle Roll Ups.  They are always a hit at the party.  You’ll never make enough!

Guest Blogger: Mulled Wine for Two

Hi there! I’m Sarah and I write over at BettyCupcakes where I blend my Texas homecooking with the flavors of the Irish-Italian family I married into. Needless to say, there is no shortage of good food in our house!

My husband and I have a wee one at home and because of that we share quite a few date nights at home. While I love changing out of my sweatpants and going out for a night on the town, there’s something to be said for curling up on the couch in your pajamas with your sweetheart and treat. Warm and just a touch spicy, this mulled wine is the just the right indulgence for a cozy night.

Might I suggest serving it alongside a soft gingersnap cookie? The flavor combination is delightful!

Mulled Wine for Two | BettyCupcakes.com

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Guest Blogger: Stuffed Strawberries

Hi! I’m Cathy, from A Peek Into My Paradise. I am super excited to be a guest blogger for Shannah! A little about me. I have been married to my husband Dave for 29 years. We have two grown children, 27 and 22. We recently joined the empty nest club. I am a Christian who loves to read, spoil my 3 pups, cook – bake – make anything with food, travel (we are HUGE Disney fans) and I have been known to flash people! I have been saving memories for years through photography and scrapbooking. Through the years friends and family would ask me, “How did you do that?” or “Can I have the recipe?”.

Over at my piece of the blogosphere, A Peek Into My Paradise, I share a little bit of everything; recipes (Peanut Butter Brownie Pancakes), scrapbooking (My Story of Us Album), Disneyland and Travel Tips (One of my most popular Disneyland Posts), DIY (My Daughters Cinnamon Roll Wedding Cake) and so much more! I hope you will come visit me, pour yourself a cold drink, put your feet up, relax and check out my recipes, projects and take A Peek Into My Paradise.

Confession: “I am a Pinterest Junkie” – yep – I love it! I love all the unique ideas in one place!I love to be able to pin the idea on my make believe board and not have to save the information to my computer or print it until I’m ready to. I love being able to access Pinterest on my phone while I’m at the grocery store so I can pick up the ingredients for a new recipe I want to try. I love knowing there are other people in the world just like me. Those “strange” crafters who are OCD in their organization. I know I have pinned more ideas than I can use in two lifetimes! However, the ideas are there at my fingertips when I am ready!

Today I am sharing one of my new favorite snacks and menu items for parties: stuffed strawberries.

Guest Blogger: Double Pocket Card Tutorial

Hi all! I’m Megan, from over at C’mon Get Crafty! It was so nice of Shannah to have me over in her little corner of the blogosphere today! I’d love to share with you today how to make an EASY PEASY Double Pocket Card, perfect for giving out gift cards and cash! No card-making skills required!

Pocket Card for Gift Card

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Be My Guest!

I have a tradition: Each year for my birthday, I take the day off and spend it doing pretty much anything I want.  For the blog, I try to take the whole week off and instead have the blog feature you guys!

It is like an awesome birthday present to me {time off!} that also benefits my readers and fellow bloggers by exposing everyone to new content from some super creative minds.

Starting today, I am scheduling guest bloggers for the week of 4-8 February.   I have a minimum of 4 spots open but would love to have as many as 8 bloggers fill in for me while I am gone.

I know a lot of people tend to think that guest posting doesn’t hold much value because you are giving your content away to another blog.  BUT, check out this quote from a recent ebook on SEO (thanks Mandy for sharing this with me!):
It was really hard for me to even think about spending hours and hours creating content that would go up on someone else’s site. Fortunately, I saw the light and it completely revolutionized the results I get. This concept makes complete, logical sense if you think about it. Before your site has traction, incredible work will yield little in terms of results. Amazing work gets little attention and generates zero social sharing or links. Why? Because your blog doesn’t have the traction to generate social sharing or links. You’re losing the game of numbers. If the same work had gone up on a site that had a bigger audience, the impact would have been completely different. I eventually caught on to this and started sending some of my best work as guest posts to other bloggers who had bigger audiences than I did. Sometimes they didn’t want to publish it and sometimes they did. When they did, it had a huge impact. Those of you who buy into this concept the most will have the most success with your SEO efforts.”

Now, obviously, I don’t have the biggest blog out there but I do believe that sharing content with other blogs {even if they are of similar or smaller size} has a great benefit!  It reaches a whole new audience and also helps build relationships with fellow bloggers.

Interested?  Shoot me an email {justusfourpartners (at) gmail (dot) com} or just leave me a comment here {make sure it includes YOUR email} and I’ll get back to you to work out a date.