It’s a brand new day for Anjelica in our home these days. Her little boy who once used to revel at any opportunity to cuddle next to her and talk about his day – and seemingly his every thought – is now almost a young man. Or as he would have us believe, a man (albeit a very young one at that). These days I’m his confidant in our family unit.
As you might be aware, we’ve been holding workshop sessions for the last few months. Anjelica and I decided it was time to put our “money where our mouths had been” and try to do something to help others in our community to get more proactive online. We decided to start our Blogging Workshop Series where we are basically trying to teach people how to start and grow their own successful blogs. It’s been an eye opening experience to say the least, and to be quite honest, it’s also proving to be a huge learning opportunity for the two of us. Not only because we are evaluating and kind of figuring things out for our own online brands all over again – we never did anything like this when we started out. But also because this is the first time we have held a teaching role for such an extended period of time. Let me tell you, I have a new found respect for educators at all levels.
Unless you’ve been to Bentonville, it’s hard to put into perspective the experience of visiting Arkansas’s fastest-growing metro area. Located in the foothills of the Ozarks and bustling with business and entrepreneurship, this once sleepy little town with a population of no more than 30, today still feels like a modern-day version of the movie Pleasantville, with its white picket fences and pristine neighborhoods surrounding the heart of Bentonville’s community – its historical Downtown Square. In the 1880s the square served as a watering place for livestock. In 1901 Bentonville shipped one-half million bushels of apples from it bounty of apple trees, which according to the U.S. Census Bureau at that time accounted for the largest number of bearing apple trees of any county in the United States. Eventually the city of Bentonville expanded around its Downtown Square and today more than 45,000 call this community in Northwest Arkansas home.
This is a sponsored post written on behalf of General Mills. All opinions are our own. Family traditions are all about celebrating time together. In my family, we always look forward to special occasions like birthdays and holidays because we know those are the days everyone will gather. Usually the […]
So… I didn’t have to ask Edgar more than once about the new Shaun White Supply Co skateboard line at Walmart. As soon as I said Shaun White, his exact words were these: Everybody knows Shaun White! He’s the best! In all honesty, yo me quede kind of shocked. I […]
So next time you go buy toilet paper, detergent, groceries, or whatever else it is you shop for at Walmart, make sure and pick up a copy of this here new magazine. Why? Because you’ll find me as one of the contributing writers within its pages and, more importantly, because Plaza […]
Lotions aren’t really my thing. Maybe that’s because my earliest memory of using any lotion is of my mother rubbing it all over my face before church or something. It was Texas, it was summer, and it was hot! That lotion just made me feel like I was suffocating. Anjelica, […]