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Thank you for following Velvet-Rose.net, soon to be FabWorkingMomLife.com! View this email in your browser (us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5803264f06130870fe0352007&id=2c745b4c1d&e=5914c3f8b6) ** Welcome, Friend! ———————————————————— Hi! How has 2016 been treating you so far? ** What’s Happening? ———————————————————— It has been a few weeks now since my husband left for an extended Army training, and I think Baby H and I are handling it pretty well. I have been keeping busy with all my projects, both at work and at home, as well as chasing the little guy all around. He’s been generally grumpysaurus since he’s working on molars (we have collected one, now are working on the rest) but I think he’s handling having Dada away just fine. Keeping busy is a great way to help the time pass, and having a child and a house full of pets means we’re never lonely. However, I’ve been sick on and off for weeks now, so I might be overdoing things and not resting enough. You’re receiving my occasional blog newsletter, which I will send to catch up on some interesting things and say hello. If you would like to receive the blog RSS feed by email, that can be accomplished through the Feedburner subscription (velvet-rose.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5803264f06130870fe0352007&id=443f1a1800&e=5914c3f8b6) . ** Changes on the blog ———————————————————— I’m sure you’ve noticed all the changes happening over at my blog, but if you haven’t – I’m rebranding! Velvet-Rose.net was purchased back in 2004! (So um, I might have outgrown it, just a little bit.) I needed a change to keep my blog current and meaningful, to have a brand that is a good fit with my 2016 lifestyle and also reflects what my readers are enjoying from me the most. Reviewing my most popular posts from last year really made me realize that my blog is attracting someone like me, a new mom who works full-time and is doing her best to thrive as she juggles everything in her life. So the blog needed to change to give me the right foundation for the growth I am working toward. This is how we meet our goals, right? BTW, “grow” is my 2016 word of the year. So,FabWorkingMomLife.com (velvet-rose.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5803264f06130870fe0352007&id=44f193283c&e=5914c3f8b6) was born! I’ve been trying to make changes slowly for a smooth transition. I’ve already updated my Facebook page with the new name and username, so you may have already seen the sneak peek at my new brand and design. Currently, both URLs point to the same place, but my WordPress blog is still under VRnet. I’ll be switching that soon, and (provided I don’t break the internet) can start focusing on writing more great content and working on some digital products – which is one of my goals for blog growth this year. ** Guest posting opportunities and a digital product ———————————————————— I’m starting a blogging series on nannies/childcare on my blog, and would love to have other bloggers (and non-bloggers) get involved in the conversation. I will share why decided to get a live-in nanny, and how we went about the entire process. I’d love to add guest posts from others who want to share their experiences with nannies, being a nanny, or any other childcare related topics. This will align with a digital product I’m releasing: a Nanny Contract Template (or a Nanny Agreement, if that’s what you call it). We wrote our own contract (my husband is an attorney, after all) and I have turned it into a template to help others in hiring their own nannies. ** Reader Freebie ———————————————————— In a post I recently shared about blogging and taxes, I provided a spreadsheet download for tracking your own blogging income and expenses. Did you grab a copy? (velvet-rose.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5803264f06130870fe0352007&id=1579210dd2&e=5914c3f8b6) It is a freebie for my lovely readers. ** Giveaway ———————————————————— My Valentine’s Day gift guide will be posting in a few days, and it will include a giveaway for a lovely handbag. Keep an eye out and don’t forget to enter! What do you think of my new brand? Hope 2016 continues to bring you joy! Julie Velvet-Rose.net (velvet-rose.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5803264f06130870fe0352007&id=f574d4edab&e=5914c3f8b6) aka FabWorkingMomLife.com (velvet-rose.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5803264f06130870fe0352007&id=a7d577fa13&e=5914c3f8b6) P.S. I wanted to share an awesome FREE bundle (velvet-rose.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5803264f06130870fe0352007&id=815aa5f4e5&e=5914c3f8b6) * that’s coming up soon from the guys over at PaleoDork. It’s not every day you can get something for free that’s actually valuable. It’s a MAMMOTH (to use their caveman humor) collection of more than 50 Paleo resources from some of the world’s leading experts. Books, meal plans, memberships, and tons more stuff that can help you improve your health, fitness, and overall well-being. It’s available February 2 through February 12, so head on over to PaleoDork.com (velvet-rose.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5803264f06130870fe0352007&id=7701a7a75e&e=5914c3f8b6) * and get instant access today. For free. You just can’t beat that. *Affiliate links may be used in this email, earning me a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting my blogging life. Blogging and Taxes (velvet-rose.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5803264f06130870fe0352007&id=c29bcb583d&e=5914c3f8b6) , including the FREE spreadsheet for tracking your blogging income and expenses. My 2016 Word of the year is: Grow (velvet-rose.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5803264f06130870fe0352007&id=1282de5791&e=5914c3f8b6) . How I Rebranded My Blog, Part 1 (velvet-rose.us3.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=5803264f06130870fe0352007&id=c9fa48099b&e=5914c3f8b6) . Here I share the first steps I’ve taken to rebrand, and what I planned to do next. #GratitudeGoals (velvet-rose.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5803264f06130870fe0352007&id=f634a0faab&e=5914c3f8b6) is a weekly party I co-run where we share our gratitude from the previous week and any goals that we are working on. 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