Tell me if this is you.

You feel like you’ve run out of steam – before you’ve really even gotten your blog off the ground. You want to throw in the towel – on a weekly (or sometimes daily!) basis.

You want to be reaching more readers, fans, followers and subscribers. You want to grow your audience and for your blog to have a greater impact. You want to make more money than you are, right now. But you don’t even know where to start.

So you go looking for answers.

And you get sucked down the rabbit hole. Overloaded with information and (sometimes conflicting?) advice. Every. Single. Time. You end up feeling more and more overwhelmed.

It’s a vicious cycle.

As someone who’s been doing this for over 5 years, now, I get it. Today, I’ve got an audience of over 70,000 fans, followers, readers and subscribers. I finally understand blogging – and all of the ‘moving parts’. I found the guidance that I was seeking, for so long – and that’s made all the difference.

But it wasn’t that long ago that I was struggling. Frustrated. Banging my head against the wall. Going crazy, trying to figure it all out. Trying to stick it out ‘just one more week’ or ‘just one more month’, hoping and praying that it would all ‘finally click’.

So let me ask you a few questions:

What if you could grow your platform?

What if you could earn more money?

And what if you could do all these things – with less? Less time. Less effort. Less money. Sounds too good to be true, right?

But here’s the big secret that most bloggers don’t ever realize: You don’t have to “do it all” in order to be a successful blogger.

Wait, WHAAAAT???

No, seriously. It took me five years of (unsuccessful) blogging before I started to really grasp this concept. It’s along the lines of “work smarter, not harder” – but there’s more to it than just that.

I knew I was doing it wrong. For years. But what I didn’t know was what to do differently – and how to do it. (Because how can we know what we don’t know, right???) A huge turning point came for me when I started digging into the 2016 Genius Blogger’s Toolkit from Ultimate Bundles. (Disclaimer: As an Ultimate Bundles affiliate, I had advance access to the Toolkit 😉

If you know you need to make changes in order to be more successful (like I did), then you’re gonna want to check it out. Whether what you’re looking for is ‘a road map’, motivation, guidance, checklists or templates –  or all of the above! – then the 2016 Genius Blogger’s Toolkit is what you need.

This year’s annual collection from Ultimate Bundles is a virtual library of 62 resources: eBooks, eCourses, audios, template kits, printables and more. All. About. Blogging. Tips, methods and proven strategies – from some of the most successful bloggers out there.

The combined value of the resources in the 2016 Genius Blogger’s Toolkit is $3,665. And that’s before you count the 17 bonuses that Ultimate Bundles has rounded up – valued at another $1,387.

The total value, then? Over $5,000.

BUT WAIT! (Cue the infomercial guy, lol.) If you’re at all familiar with Ultimate Bundles, then you know what’s coming. Because for just a few days only – until Tuesday, November 1, to be exact – the 2016 Genius Blogger’s Toolkit is 98% OFF.

Wait, WHAT???? That’s only $97!!!

I know, right? I have no idea how they do it. Ultimate Bundles rounds up these amazing libraries of resources and then they publish the entire bundle for like one week per year at some crazy discounted price. (Other annual bundles that they’ve published include: DIY, Homemaking, Herbs & Essential Oils, Healthy Living and Digital Photography.)

So the second I heard that their upcoming bundle was going to be for bloggers, I knew I wanted it. Immediately. Priced at $97 for one week only, I would’ve been crazy not to grab this huge collection of resources – strategically compiled just for bloggers and all the unique challenges that we face. (Not sure where to start with all the resources that are included? No worries – the Toolkit includes a handy-dandy Getting Started Guide so you can take action, right away 😉

So whatever your blogging goals – time management, increasing income, growing an audience, conquering technical challenges, or just staying current without spending a fortune – head over to Ultimate Bundles and check out the 2016 Genius Blogger’s Toolkit, before it’s gone.

Act now and you could be get started on the blog that you want – and deserve! – within hours.

To your success,

Got travel pics???

Got travel pics???

Here I am in Paris, just a few years ago. (France is one of my very favorite places to visit, ever since I studied abroad there – almost 20 years ago?!?)

What about you? Post your own fun travel pics in the comments!

Check out what’s brewing! Coffeehouse Vanilla Latte K-cups (REVIEW)

Check out what’s brewing! Coffeehouse Vanilla Latte K-cups (REVIEW)

Have you heard? There’s a new type of Keurig K-cup in town – Coffeehouse coffee packs! Green Mountain just released these brand-new coffeehouse-style drinks, and they’re quickly becoming all the rage. What’s particularly revolutionary is that their two-step system allows for the very first Keurig-brewed frothy treats! There are currently 3 flavors available – Vanilla Latte, Cappuccino & Salted Caramel Macchiato (but we’ve got our fingers crossed that more varieties will be released, soon 😉


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Cross Country Cafe is a self-proclaimed ‘e-cafe for the coffee enthusiast – featuring Keurig K-cup coffee’! The site offers a huge selection of products and flavors, not to mention great prices, informative blog articles, a weekly sale, free coffee recipes, a monthly giveaway and more. (Coffee addicts like me should seriously consider joining their Coffee of the Month Club or subscribing to their Auto-Ship Program – or both!)