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Blogging Basics: Why We Love Blogging as a Part-Time Job -- A week-long series to motivate and equip you to start earning income from blogging.

Blogging Basics: Why We Love Blogging As a Part-Time Job

Yesterday began our Blogging Basics series with “Do You Ever Dream of Starting a Blog?“. Stay tuned all week long for more about starting a blog for profit. “So what do you do for a living?” It’s a common question that often comes out during small chat, right? Usually, my

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Dear World: Meet Hammer & Moxie

Hey People. Polly here to give a quick intro to this post. Yes, this is a guest post but hang with me. Don’t click away. Just don’t. I have personal, invested interest in you checking out these guest posters because, well, they are my family! Well, one originally is anyway

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Thriving Home 2014: A Year in Review

It’s always fun to take a step back and look at the year as a whole. Rachel and I have had so much fun on this blog as it has continued to grow, morph and evolve. We are so grateful you have joined us in this crazy journey. Here is

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Real Food Menu: September 7-14

Real Food Menu Plan: October 26-November 1

  Dinner Sunday: Salmon and Sweet Potato Cakes (a new recipe from Rachael Ray) (Note: I just made these with a few tweaks, and they are delicious!!) Monday: Mini Italian Burgers, Oven Fries, green salad Tuesday: leftovers/clean out fridge or freezer Wednesday: Pizzadillas Thursday: Brown Rice Bowls (rice + black

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Make Ahead Lunch Wraps

Make-Ahead Lunch Wraps {Freezer Meal}

  It’s a curious thing how my blogging works most weeks. I find myself “writing” elaborate, detailed posts about a parenting issue or a book I’m reading or even a theological issue from time to time in my head A LOT. Sometimes I even start jotting notes down throughout the

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Behind the Blog: What Do You Wish Readers Knew?

We are wrapping up our week long series: Behind the Blog. It’s been fun taking a trip down memory lane and sharing about what goes on behind the scenes at Thriving Home. In case you missed a post we’ve covered: “How Did Thriving Home Start?” “How Do you Divide Up

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Thriving Home bloggers, Polly and Rachel, interview their husbands about what it's like to be married to a blogger. Hilarious!

Behind the Blog: What Do Your Husbands Think?

We are in the 4th post of a week long series of Behind the Blog. This week we are giving you a peek behind the scenes of Thriving Home and hopefully answering a few common questions. So far we have covered: How Did Thriving Home Start? How Do you Divide

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Behind the Blog: How Do You Make Money?

We are in the midst of a week-long series called Behind the Blog. Our hope is to give you a peek behind the scenes of Thriving Home and to answer some common questions. So far we have covered, “How did Thriving Home start?” And  “How do you divide up the

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Behind the Blog: How Do You Divide Up The Work?

This week we are walking through a Behind the Blog series to give you a picture of what happens behind the scenes at Thriving Home. Yesterday we responded to “How Did Thriving Home Start?“. Make sure to check it out! One question we often get asked is “How do you

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Behind the Blog: How did Thriving Home start?

We commonly get questions from our readers and friends about what happens behind the scenes at Thriving Home. How did it start? How do you have time to do it? How do you make money? What do your husbands think? And so on… It would take a monster post to

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2013 Top Ten Posts: Life Style

One of the best thing about blogging is we simply write about what we do and learn along the way. In this section of life style posts, you’ll find our top 10 posts of the year that were about day-in and day-out living. 1. Homemade All-Natural Carpet Cleaner   2.

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2013 Top Ten Posts: Recipes

2013 Top Ten Posts: Recipes

So we’ve shared with you our top 10 posts of 2013 but thought it’d be fun to break it down a bit more. Here are the 2013 top 10 recipes from Thriving Home! 1. Pumpkin Spice Latte 2. Mini Fruit Pizza with Cream Cheese Frosting 3. Chicken Parmesan Casserole 4.

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Top 10 Posts of 2013

Top 10 Posts of 2013

We’ve had quite the learning curve year here at our little labor of love called Thriving Home. Rachel and I continued to chug from the blogosphere fire hydrant of information, learning more and more about photography, web-hosting, social media, partnering with advertisers and affiliates, and simply how to create quality

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He’s a Trooper

He’s a Trooper

Men, here is what happens when you are married to a blogger: Instead of getting to eat his dinner hot, he has to hold a white board at a certain angle on it so I can get good lighting for a photo. Thanks for being such a trooper and supporting

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Link Love

Link Love

  Here is another round-up of links I’ve enjoyed for one reason of another.   A Song for the Suffering (with John Piper) A Christian’s suffering is never meaningless. This video is worth passing on to someone who may be hurting or in need of comfort today. Shane Barnard understands

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10 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

10 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

As I continue my journey towards healthier living, I am constantly learning more and more ways to make our food and recipes healthier. Some examples are: choosing whole wheat flour recipes instead of white, using flax seed as an ingredient whenever possible, using bananas as a sweetener instead of sugar, using

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Top Posts of 2012

Top Posts of 2012

I’m a sucker for the year-in-review type shows and posts. Honestly, I think it’s because I enjoy a condensed version of the best stuff. Since I’ve been scrolling through lots of other blogs who are featuring their “Most Popular Posts of 2012,” I thought we could share our own here

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Kid-Friendly, Healthy, and Simple Breakfast Recipes

Kid-Friendly, Healthy, and Simple Breakfast Recipes

Hi everyone! You might think I’d be blogging about simple dinner ideas today according to the image above, huh? Nope. I’m actually sharing some of Thriving Home’s most popular family-friendly and freezer-friendly breakfast recipes over at Simplified Pantry today. That’s because Mystie at Simplified Pantry has already written a book

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Check It Out!

Check It Out!

So, I’m pretty excited because my post 10 Helpful Tips on How to Sell on Craigslist got noticed by Blogher. If you aren’t familiar with the blogging world, Blogher is a huge advertising/affiliate site. Not sure how they sniffed this post out but I’m glad we are on their radar! They

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