Hey Y’all! I’m so excited to be hanging out with you for the month of December. It’s my birthday month, so I feel like I’ve received an early birthday present. I’m extremely honored to be the blogger of the month.
I’m a wife, momma to one amazing boy, kid chauffer, amateur chef wannabe, volunteer, night owl, and a self-proclaimed rambler. I LOVE to talk but only after my morning Dr.Pepper. I’ve endearingly named my little family “The Three Ring Circus”. Being our last name is Ring and there are three of us, it’s only fitting because most weeks feel like a circus. I have no idea why, but when creating a name for my blog it never occurred to me to use something as obvious as a name I already use. I’m assuming I was having a blonde moment.
Starting a blog was something I had thought about for years but never could muster the courage to take the plunge. One evening less than 2 years ago while I had a rare night alone, I thought to myself, why not really give blogging a try? At the time, I was Parent Teacher Organization President of my kiddo’s school. I was trying to get those creative juices flowing and had been searching Google and Pinterest for new PTO ideas. I really couldn’t find much on the topic. I figured, if I’m searching for more information and ideas for PTO then I bet others are too. It hit me that I just maybe could make a contribution to this niche by blogging about our PTO events. On a whim that night, I did a little research on how to start a blog for free. I was afraid blogging would be like all of my other hobbies. I tend to jump from one hobby to the next. So naturally, I was afraid to invest any money at all. In this hurried, just want to give it a shot, maybe it will stick state of mind, I came up with the name Easy Peasy Pleasy and away I went. Initially, I started blogging about PTO. I quickly realized there are only so many events that you can blog about through the year and I needed to fill the gaps. That’s when I started thinking about all the times my family and friends have asked me for a recipe or help on a project. (Oh, how I wish I had been blogging through all those projects back in the day.) I might as well throw in those recipes or write about new projects. With the progression of my blog, I’ve turned my focus on making all things easy and simplifying life. Now I’m extremely happy with choosing the name Easy Peasy Pleasy. That name gives me the chance to branch out to different areas of life that can be made easier. So, now you know how Easy Peasy Pleasy was born.
Since then I’ve read some books, researched a lot, and have some amazing blogger friends who have helped me along the way. My blog mindset has always been centered on Pinterest. I LOVE Pinterest! Before I ever started my blog, I actually uploaded pictures to Pinterest just to share my ideas. Since most of my traffic comes from Pinterest, I try to work my blog post to be Pinterest friendly. Last school year, I was PTO president for the second time. I was still blogging on a free site and making no money. I told myself, if I could keep up blogging while being the PTO President then I knew I was into my blog for the long haul. It wasn’t just another hobby I would let drift away like so many others. I took the leap. I purchased my domain name and became self-hosted at the beginning of this year. After 6 years of volunteering with PTO and attending Megaphone Summit in September, I decided I would take some time to really focus on Easy Peasy Pleasy. It’s been a crazy ride ever since and I’ve met some amazingly wonderful people through The Arkansas Women’s Bloggers. The blog has grown by leaps and bounds. Turning my hobby blog into a passion is the best decision I’ve made. I still can’t believe I’m so lucky to do something I love and earn cash to boot. Y’all, this is the first time in eleven years that I can buy my husband a gift that he doesn’t actually pay for. That’s the icing on the cake in this journey.
Thank you so much for letting me share my story with you. You can find all my easy recipes, DIY ideas, fun inspiration, and tips to simplify your life at EasyPeasyPleasy.com
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