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If your shade-loving plants are wilting in the heat...try these
 
Got a sunny spot on your patio, deck, or porch? Here are 20 full-sun plants that love containers.
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What do you think? Click through and let me know (plus get a 15% discount at +Wayfair.com!) http://www.thehappiesthome.com/help-choose-throw-sofa-plus-15-off-pillows-poufs-throws-wayfair-com/
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Looking for a unique idea for your child's #Halloween  costume? Check out +Sarah Powers' ideas for easy costumes inspired by some of our favorite kids' literature. http://www.thehappiesthome.com/halloween-costumes-from-childrens-literature/
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Writers: 2015 is YOUR year. Get those ideas out of your head and into the magazines and websites you dream of getting published in! This course will teach you  how to navigate the WHOLE process, from idea to query to negotiating rates and beyond. http://meaganfrancis.com/get-pitching-get-published/
So you want to be a published writer – but the process of pitching your work has you paralyzed? Or maybe you’ve sent a few successful queries, but you’re having a hard time getting into the groove of writing and pitching regularly? Get Pitching, Get Published is for you! This four-week session will walk you through every …
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Love these thoughtful tips from +Sarah Powers on how to manage excessive candy, fears, and "the stranger issue" on #Halloween!
 
Fearful kids, trick-or-treating manners, and other #Halloween #parenting challenges - today's post by Sarah Powers: http://buff.ly/ZZbkA9
From comforting fearful kids to teaching trick-or-treating manners, here are some ideas for bringing your parenting A-game this Halloween.
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+William, are you sure you don't love the flipper best? :)
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+Heather Ash - thanks! I use the immersion blender mostly for soups, personally. But yes, you can use them for smoothies - you can fit them in a wide-mouth quart-size Mason jar for sure, but you'd want to make sure the jar isn't too full as it could cause some splattering :)
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Make packing those lunches healthier & more fun! This awesome giveaway features $100+ worth of lunch gear from +MightyNest for Schools, including a double-decker lunch bag, stainless steel and glass containers, sandwich wraps, bamboo utensils, labels and more. Only a few days left to enter! http://www.thehappiesthome.com/pledge-pack-healthy-lunch-win-100-worth-supplies-mightynest/
  Today’s post is sponsored by MightyNest, a service that lets you support your school while purchasing healthier products for your kitchen, your home, and your kids’ backpacks.  If you’ve been reading here long, you know that for the last few years I’ve been making a concerted effort to consistently pack lunches for my kids to take …
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Doesn't it make you crazy when restaurants pay more attention to tourists than locals? Or when businesses never let you know about specials on their Facebook pages? 

Yeah, me too. But then I realized...as a blogger, I've made the exact same mistakes. I'm guessing so have you! 

"We roll out the red carpet when a post brings in unexpected new traffic, taking the time to respond to comments and emails at length. We try to bring in new readers with SEO, giveaways, and opt-in freebies.

But do we pay the same attention – and show the same appreciation – to our “locals” (i.e., loyal readers)?"

http://meaganfrancis.com/2-totally-avoidable-mistakes-bloggers-small-businesses-make/ 
As someone who loves to dine out and travels a lot, I’m often baffled by obvious examples of missed customer service at the restaurants and other small businesses I visit. One evening, while ranting to my husband about a so-so dinner experience (which, incidentally, did not come at a so-so price) I started checking off faults …
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LOVE how these gifs of my son Isaac and I turned out for the #ToMyTeen  campaign. Find out more about this important initiative that takes a POSITIVE view of #teen  #parenting (so needed!) here: http://tomyteen.org/about-the-campaign/
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Author/writer/blogger/mom
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  • The Internet
    Blogger, Freelance Writer, Digital Publisher, 2001 - present
  • The Home Hour
    Creator, 2012 - present
  • The Happiest Home
    Publisher, 2009 - present
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Blogger, Publisher, Podcaster at www.TheHappiestHome.com
Introduction

Meagan Francis is best known as the founder of The Happiest Home, a blog focused on helping women find more satisfaction in their lives as mothers.

Since its launch in 2009, The Happiest Home (formerly The Happiest Mom) has evolved from a personal blog focusing on Meagan’s life as a mom of five kids into a thriving community, inspired a 2010 book published in conjunction with Parenting magazine, and was named one of Babble.com’s top 100 blogs of 2011 and 2012.

Vlogger, Podcaster, Family Expert. Meagan’s newest project, The Kitchen Hour, brings families together in and around the kitchen by making the dinner-prep hour easier and more fun. 

The site brings together weekly podcasts, instructional videos, and helpful blog content in a single multi-media platform, delivering a fun, seamless kitchen experience (that keeps moms and dads from reaching for the pizza-delivery number.)

Meagan also contributes to a variety of publications and websites, including Babble.com and HGTVGardens.com.

Spokesperson, Speaker, and Media Personality. Meagan works with major brands, creating high-quality sponsored content that readers trust, connect with – and act on. Current and recent clients have included GoodNites, Goldfish, and Hallmark. 

Meagan is a frequent speaker at social media conferences, recently presenting at BlogHer, Bloggy Boot Camp, Mom 2.0, and Blissdom, and appears regularly in the media. 

Recent media appearances include Fox & Friends Weekend, MSNBC and the New York Times.

Content strategist and blog editor. Meagan worked with Experience Grand Rapids, the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau of Michigan’s second-largest city to conceptualize, create, and launch blogs for both their leisure and B2B departments. 

Ongoing, Meagan recruits talent, manages editorial and works with bloggers to ensure consistently high-quality content on both blogs. Her travel writing background make her a natural fit for social media and content positions in the tourism and lifestyle industries.

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Author of "The Happiest Mom: 10 Secrets To Enjoying Motherhood", contributor to many publications, wiper of many noses.
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St Joseph, MI
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Chicago, IL - Lansing, MI