Have you tried Canva?

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As I become a little more experienced in the blogging world (still have a long way to go) I am learning more about graphics, how to include them, and most of all how to create my own. There are SO many sites out there for helping you, some free and some paid, that it can get overwhelming. At least it started to get a little overwhelming for me. I searched around for free sites first (duh) because I’m a frugal kind of person. This is when I found Canva.

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There are so many options. You can also upload your own photos to use as backgrounds as well. Some advanced options and images have a charge, but the only charge I have ever seen was $1.00 each. I love the easiness of using this site, the options, and downloading the graphic so much better than any of the other (free) sites I attempted to use.

Here are a few of my “creations” thus far šŸ˜‰ :

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I know some of them are not completely fabulous, but hey, I’m still figuring it all out. Have you ever used Canva? Do you have another website to make graphics that I might have overlooked?

Share them with me!!

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A Self Interview for ALWB #2.

1. Name & Birthday
My name is Cindy Britton and I was born October 11.
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2. How long have you been blogging?
I have only been blogging since November 2013. So, about 6 months give or take. You can follow me here at Southern Mom Life.
3. What is your favorite part of being a blogger and why?
My favorite part about blogging would have to be the “meeting” new people that are from all over the country and world. Also, the discovering new activities and others’ opinions on things is another of my favorites.
4. Why did you start blogging?
I’m not real sure why I started blogging. I love to talk and also loved to blog hop and read others’ blogs and ideas. One day I just thought, “hey, I can do that too.”
5. Tell us a little about your Family.
We have a 3 year old daughter who never stops moving unless she is asleep. šŸ˜‰ She is a very busy little girl from dress up, picnics and tea parties, Barbies, fishing, drawing/painting/coloring, baby dolls, youth rodeos, singing, and playing outside she definitely keeps us B-U-S-Y! We also have a 7.5 month old Miniature Long-haired Dachshund named Sofia the First and a Welsh Pony named Sugar.Ā 
We are getting married October 2014 in a private ceremony in Asheville, North Carolina and having a reception for family and friends at home that next Saturday.
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6. Where are you from?
I am from Lawrence County, a rural area in North Alabama. I lived in Troy, AL for a while during my undergrad years and have since then moved back.
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A photo I took last summer while riding around one afternoon with the fam!

7. What is your greatest achievement?
Teaching my daughter about Jesus and influencing her love for church, her Bible, and “learning about Jesus.”
8. If you could live anywhere where would it be and why?
I think as long as I had my daughter and fiance/husband, I wouldn’t mind living anywhere! I want to travel and as long as I had the opportunity to move again.. I would consider living anywhere for a while. (Excluding places like Antarctica, Iceland, etc. other than that I’d be good!)
9. Favorite Movie?
All time favorite would have to be…. Pearl Harbor.
10. Favorite Music/Song?
Every great song I hear is my favorite. Ha!! I honestly don’t think I could choose just one. I do listen to Country music (very old and new) and also contemporary Christian.
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11. What are your hobbies?
Blogging (obviously šŸ˜‰ ); outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing, a new found love for kayaking, etc.; arts and crafts ideas with my daughter; DIY stuff for my home; reading.
THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR/MY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURES:
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12. What inspires you?
Mainly my daughter. Because of her I want to be a better person and better mother. She constantly wants her nails or hair done like mine. Just this morning she wanted to wear aĀ  sweater over her dress because I had one on. She inspires me to be the role model I should be. As a result, I want to live life to the fullest so that she learns to do the same. I want to try new things and never limit myself in hopes that she lives a wonderful and adventure-filled life.
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13. Favorite Color?
Orange. I think. Can I just like the rainbow? šŸ™‚
14. What is your dream job?
Working with underprivileged and troubled children. Hopefully in an elementary school setting (preferably.) Changing the lives of children who otherwise would think they didn’t have a chance to reach their goals/dreams.
15. What are you looking forward to most in 2014
Getting married! šŸ˜€ Also, getting to spend more time dedicated to my daughter! I also can’t wait to grow my blog and see where all of its adventures take me!
If you would like to join me and follow along on my rambling life adventures, please follow my blog and you can also find me on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Hope you have a great week and start to Summer!

Southern Mom Life on Social Media

Good afternoon ladies and gents!

I hope you are preparing for a great Memorial Day Weekend!

As I attempt to grow my presence on Southern Mom Life, I want to ask you to join me on all forms of social media that I represent!

First and foremost, of course sign up to follow me here on the Blog! I would appreciate that very much. (;

You can also find me on:

Twitter

Pinterest

Instagram

Linkedin

Please feel free to join me and share the blog with everyone you know! I love to connect with people.

Have a great weekend!

Birthday Bucketlist: Take Blog Followers to Over 50

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I cannot believe that this is already being marked off of the list! I currently have 51 followers and it is still 7 months until my birthday (and only 2.5 weeks after posting the 24 Before 24) ! So maybe before then I can even reach 100! We shall see (;

Thank you to everyone who has already followed! I make an effort to try and follow everyone back so that I can see what you’re up to in your little world.

Have a great rest of your week and great weekend!

First Blog EVER!

I thoroughly enjoy reading blogs and subscribing to blogs that interest me; however, I never considered blogging to be “for me.” And then, one afternoon I was sitting at work and thought, “huh, I want to give that a try.” Here we are two days later working on my first blog for the cyber world.

I am a mother to a very energetic, non-stop 2 year old. She amazes me every day with her intelligence and can often make me question my own. Ha! I work a full-time career outside of the home, and have taken the struggle of being begged to stay home in stride; that is when I discovered our amazing preschool, and she goes to “school” while mom goes to work. It works for us.

When we aren’t at work and school, my daughter participates in Youth Rodeos that occur monthly from April – September; we do play-dates; she would ride her welsh pony until the horse couldn’t walk; we have arts & crafts time; and then, well we have sit-on-the-couch-and-watch-disney-jr-until-bedtime nights. Hey, we try to be super parents, but we are human.

Through this blog, I hope to share our adventures of life and parenthood along the way. I cannot promise some divine inspiration at all times, but I promise they will probably be entertaining for the most part. If you’d like, follow along for the ride. (: