I bet you thought you wandered down the rabbit hole. Didn't you? Well. You didn't. You are exactly in the right place. Rants n' Rascals has changed. Well. Almost everything has changed. I have a new home. New Style. Now I'm just officially waiting for the url to take up residency right here. I hope you stick around and continue to read on why this change needed to be … [Read more...] about Rants n’ Rascals = Just Jodi Shaw
For the past six years I've enjoyed sharing my life with the online world. I've shared some amazing product reviews, tips and how-to's on parenting, life raising a child with disabilities and I've learned a lot along the way. But now that my boys are older, I feel that I have outgrown the name rantsnrascals. So, I made the decision which wasn't easy to take this blog in a new … [Read more...] about We’re Heading In A New Direction
When it comes to Wordpress themes, I'm super picky. Right now viral themes seem to be a thing that is all the rage, but finding a good viral theme that has everything you need is difficult. Bring the Pixel introduces Bimber a faster than lightening Viral, Buzz theme your readers will enjoy! Incredible Layout Bimber is a viral theme that is nicely laid out. We love … [Read more...] about Bimber Viral Buzz WordPress Theme Brings The Pixel Down On The House!
I love it when I come across unique apps or online programs to help make blogging life easier. Adobe has come out with a way for you to create spark for your blog or design projects. https://youtu.be/aMrq-iephW0 Like Canva photo creation, Adobe Spark is free for anyone to use. You can create amazing online graphics for your blog or design project. They have many different … [Read more...] about Create New Graphics with Adobe Spark
Do you like using Instagram like I do to share pics of your family, food you eat, recipes, blog posts, outings etc...? One thing that has always bothered me is the inability to post from my computer. Well, now you can post to Instagram from your PC using Gramblr. Gramblr is an easy to use program for both Mac OS and PC computers that allows you to upload, edit, add filters, … [Read more...] about Post to Instagram From Your PC Using Gramblr
A few days ago I was trolling Facebook and hovered over the like button to show my appreciation for something I found interesting and LO and BEHOLD I saw a set of emoji faces I could now choose from. No longer do I have to like something. I can Love it which is cool. Get angry at it when I'm moody. Show my Wow face which I only reserve for my husband. Cry about it if I … [Read more...] about What Do You Think of Facebook’s New Reaction Buttons? #facebook
If you are a blogger and think you need to be an A-lister to work with a PR agency in order to drive remarkable content and bring brand awareness to your readers -- you couldn't be more wrong. Take me for example. I don't have half the numbers many bloggers out there have, and yet I've worked with some of the top brands in this country for the past five years. How? It's no … [Read more...] about How Bloggers Can Work With PR Agencies Properly
Leading Moms is a one day event where women are celebrated, inspired, connected and enjoyed! Trust me when I say you don't want to miss out on this amazing one-day event that features inspirational women and their personal journey's from key influencers in media, arts, health, social change, business and more. Get your early bird ticket for Leading Moms 2015 … [Read more...] about Early Bird Ticket For Leading Moms 2015 #LMinspire
When it comes to tech stuff I'm pretty savvy. Okay, I'll admit,I'm actually a geek girl at heart. So of course like millions of others when Microsoft announced their launch for Windows 10 -- a brand new operating system, I had to be one of the first to test it out. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I remember the day clearly. Hubby was playing on our old Dell (10 years … [Read more...] about Things You Should Know about Windows 10
I have been a part of FB since it became popular. I've shared recipes, cards, status updates, photos of my kids and family adventures, funny wall posts all of which made me laugh and cry. Like a journal FB has chronologically captured random moments of my life to which I'm grateful for because frankly as you get older, you tend to forget a lot of stuff! Well what if I told … [Read more...] about How To Download Your Facebook Data?
Yesterday our family had such an amazing time at the Stave Falls visitor center filming with Telus Optik Local. Trace loved filming with Mark the cameraman and Melinda the director and producer for the show that highlights incredible adventures for families. Although Trace didn't want to go at first and though visiting Stave Falls to learn about electricity would be … [Read more...] about Our Filmshoot With Telus Optik Local at Stave Falls Visitor Center #telustv
For the past several years I've been using Mail Chimp to grow my subscribers, but lately I have been finding MailChimp difficult to use. I don't like their interface and I don't like the lack of design capabilities when creating an RSS Driven Campaign. I want to share my latest posts with my readers on a specific day of the week, and I want my newsletters to reflect my … [Read more...] about MailPoet Newsletter Service For WordPress
With the start of a new year comes de-cluttering and change, and that doesn't just mean around the house. With a new year comes a new theme for my blog. Wordpress is host to a million free themes which you can find while searching online, but if you want your blog to truly shine and have a life of its own. You might want to consider investing a small amount of money and … [Read more...] about Top 10 Feminine Premium and Free WordPress Themes 2015
I shared with you the top 10 best Magazine Themes for 2015 and on the list as one of my favorites was Feminine by Magazine3 which I'm currently using here on my blog. A theme should reflect your brand or business and Feminine is exactly what I was looking for, adding a sweet touch as we move into the lifestyle magazine category for this year sending our blog into a new … [Read more...] about Feminine – A WordPress Theme by Magazine 3 With A Touch of Class
If you are like me, when it comes to creating engaging and striking photos for your blog, social media pages and other online platforms. Hiring a graphics designer can be costly, and most people don't have the time or energy to learn how to use those big programs like Photoshop to manipulate and use images the way they want. That's why I want to introduce you to CANVA … [Read more...] about Why Bloggers Should Be Using Canva for Photo Editing