Beauty: Is Spring Just around the Corner?

Blog about how spring 2014 seems to have a trend toward neutral and fresh. Discuss how sleek and straight are the way the trends seem to be heading for spring 2014 with deep black eyeliner and plenty of it seem to be the most in makeup next spring will see.

Who Says You Can’t Still Have Parties?

December may be behind us but we gathering of people with food is always a good thing and we don't need any special occasion to have a party. Write about hosting your own pot luck dinner for no reason; Have everyone bring their own main course, appetizer, and dessert for sampling. You can even blog about how to have a pot luck dessert only ocassion or chocolate function where the theme is everything chocolate.

Money: How to Avoid a Tax Audit

Blog about how to avoid a second look when filing your taxes. Discuss the importance of not having itemized deductions that are too large for what you are claiming as a salary.

The Best of the (Year)

This is a great post to write around the holiday season. They really help get those affiliate clicks and sales. Some ideas are:

The best family friendly Wii games of (insert year)
Top 10 home exercise programs of (year)
10 most affordable and useful software for (year)
Our most popular posts of the year

The best thing about this type of lists, you can make it a tradition and repeat year after year and make a name for yourself as the home of the annual top WYZ widgets. You get the idea. Go ahead – write and schedule it now so you don't have to rush during the holidays. Make sure you use your affiliate links and remember those disclosures.

Year End Review

Here'a another awesome post that works better during the year end. Throughout the year, we create so much blog content and unfortunately, some of them get overlooked or buried but they are pretty timeless or something you think would benefit your readers to have a second look. This also gives you a chance to introduce content to your newer readers who may not have seen it before.

Dig them up. Do a year end review of your most important, most popular, most commented, more tweeted, most controversial etc posts of the year.

Have a Dessert Bar This Holiday Season

Discuss how to change things up a bit at your home this holiday season by introducing the idea of a dessert bar. Send out a mass email to all guests, big and small, and have each member attending bring a different dessert. For the kids, they may want to bring brownies or cookies they made themselves. A favorite aunt may wish to break out the old recipe book and bring a traditional dessert. Your new daughter-in-law may be encouraged to bring something no one on your side of the family has ever tried – a tried and true recipe from her family tree.

Make Your Own Holiday Decorations

Discuss the option of having your family members gather for a holiday and presenting the idea of contributing to holiday decorations for the next upcoming holiday. Ask that each family member perhaps create a decoration that incorporates old family photos while another family member can create keepsake recipe cards for everyone to take home.

Try Something New This Holiday Season: Create New Traditions

If you are like most families, the holiday traditions are getting a little bit stale. Not to say that ditching old traditions is the thing to do, just spice things up a little bit. Blog about trying a new recipe that is completely unconventional in your family and adding it into the mix. Instead of everybody gathering around for dinnertime, how about meeting up first at a soup kitchen – this will surely change how holidays feel forever and give children an excellent sense of gratitude and selflessness

How to make the holidays easy on your budget

Great topic for any type of blog. Businesses on a budget should be vigilant not to overspend even though there are great deals and you may want to get the purchases in before a new fiscal year.

Even food and health blogs can write about how not to overspend on food and ingredients that you may end up not using or using a little only to throw out the rest. Expecting company or not, we can all only eat so much.

Give your readers tips and strategies to save money during the holidays.

How to have an environmentally friendly holiday

Eco consciousness doesn't need to stop when the holidays roll in, in fact now is the perfect time to start being ‘greener'. Blog about how to have an environmentally friendly holiday.

How do you work around the holidays?

Between Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and all of the other holidays during this season, it's a wonder anyone gets any work done. How do you work around the holidays? What have you tried that works and doesn't work? Can you offer tips?

While this is a great topic for career and business blogs, it can also be adapted for home schoolers. Or, in a foodie blog talk about how you keep up with regular daily meals while baking and creating all those holiday goodies.

Affiliate opportunities: Sometimes a good planner or planning tool is all that is needed. If that is part of your suggested solution, add a link to some planners or tools that have helped you.

Great family movies for the holidays.

With weeks off during the winter holidays, watching movies is often a great way to spend some time together as a family. Blog about your favorite family movies and offer suggestions.

If your audience is primarily business folks, perhaps you can write about movies that have great life and business lessons. Also don't forget documentaries related to your topic.

Affiliate opportunities: Suggest a movie or a list of movies. Maybe even recommend a subscription to Netflix if you have had good experiences with it.

Family Holidays – How to Really Rise Above and Put Your Best Foot Forward

blog about how sometimes family holidays can be fraught with tension especially between certain family members. Give tips and advice on how to be a peace maker by leading by example. Offer advice on how not to take certain things said as personal, learn how to accept people (like it or not) just for exactly who they are and who they are not.

How to Avoid Holiday Stress

Discuss the importance of being organized, staying focused, and asking for help. Many individuals feel it is necessary to do it all and be the perfect host or hostess. In order to really enjoy the holidays, accept help, ask for help, and start early. Making lists and staying focused are also important ways to stay ahead of holiday stress.

Saving Money During Holiday Times

Blog about the different ways to save money during holiday times. Introduce the idea of having a potluck dinner to save on food expenses or to have a grab bag for gift giving. Emphasize shopping off season for the following year for simple things such as gift bags or small thank you gifts for those who help you year round.

How to Save Money on Gifts by Making Crafts

Discuss how easy it is to make crafts for friends and family members for holidays and special occasions, as well. Blog about how much money you can really save by gifting your wares. Also, blog about how well received homemade gifts are from family and friends. They will treasure those gifts for a long time to come. Blog about how homemade goodies such as jams, jellies, preserves, cookies and chocolate are excellent ways to gift your homemade crafts to loved ones.

Confidence: The New Beauty

Confidence: The New Beauty

Blog about how confidence is the new beauty secret of the century. Confidence comes in the way a woman walk, talks, holds herself, and executes herself. Give tips and advice on how to walk, talk, and hold yourself in order to gain the most essential beauty secret – confidence.

Tips on How to Stay Cool When Everyone is Looking

Blog about how we have all been in the situation where our child is screaming in public. Highlight how this is not important in the heat of the moment. Yes, it is uncomfortable and it is embarrassing, but choosing to not allow the stares and even comments of others, get to you is where you draw your power. Focus on the situation at hand – you and your child. If you have to, remove yourself from the situation even if you have to sit in the car for a while or revisit the store alone when your child is with grandma

Getting it all Done: Don’t Forget to Include Silly Time with Your Kids

Blog about how busy parenting is in today’s society. There is work, school, routines, and schedules. All of this can lead up to forgetting to just get down and silly with our kids. When the house is a mess, make a different choice. Instead of trying to clean up after the little ones, why not join them in making a mess? Make a fort out of blankets and watch a movie while inside. Sometimes you just need to throw your hands up and say, “Let’s make a mess.” Grab some finger-painting and head outdoors.

Making a Zen-Space in your Home

Blog about how you can create a Zen space in one of the rooms in your home. While every man should have his man cave and rightfully so, women can create a Zen space all of their own, as well. Discuss how the use of different colors can make a room peaceful and restful. Blog about letting the family choose the color scheme and décor for the family den while you get to pick and choose everything in the bedroom. Discuss how a Zen space room does not have to be an entire room either. It can be a window seat with soft, comfy pillows a light for reading and warm blanket.

Holidays and Celebrations – Hosting a Family Reunion

Blog about the possibility of organizing a family reunion for the holidays. Discuss how everybody is busy cooking, baking, shopping, and wrapping, that it may be a good idea to pool those resources. Pick a meeting place such as a cabin in the woods and have everybody bring a main dish, appetizer, and a dessert. Get a list of members and do a grab bag for everyone. That way everyone comes away with a small gift and everyone is not getting overwhelmed with busyness and spending. Discuss how this might be the most fun in the most cooperative and inexpensive way to celebrate a holiday.

Holiday Cooking Stress: How to Plan Ahead so You Won’t Have to Stress

Give tips and advice as well as recipes for making baked goodies, yummy side dishes, and even some of the main courses ahead of time so you can enjoy your company. Discuss how important it is for your well-being to come out of the kitchen. Offer tips on how to politely ask for an appetizer or dessert, or even host a pot luck holiday dinner.

Holidays and Celebrations – Something to Really be Thankful

Blog about the deeper meaning of holidays such as birthdays and Thanksgiving. Give readers tips to get their children involved in the attitude of gratitude. Share age appropriate stories of individuals who have suffered tragedies but came out triumphant because of their gratitude. Have teens volunteer time at a soup kitchen to give them a sense of what being grateful really means.

Turn your Hobby into Holiday Gift-Giving

Blog about how that hobby of making jewelry or sewing is useful for gift-giving time during holidays and birthdays. Give advice on how to create something different with your hobby. For example, if you make beaded necklaces and have given those to family members as gifts, try making matching earrings now. If you know how to knit or crochet, try coming up with a unique and stylish new scarf that everyone will ask where they got that.

Spice Up Your Favorite Foods

Blog about how adding different spices to the same old recipe can enhance the flavor and make an old staple new again just by adding different spices. Blog about how different spices have a different impact on certain foods. Give tips on experimenting and researching which foods go best with what spices.

How to Stay Disciplined While Working from Home

If you are working from home, many will say you are lucky; however, it can sometimes be difficult to stay focused. If you do not have small children at home, sometimes getting dressed and heading out to an internet café will be the best way to keep on point. Set a routine and a schedule. Just because you work from home, do not allow yourself to do what you want when you want. Set your hours and let your friends, neighbors, and family members you are not available for errands, babysitting, or chatting on the phone. A little self-discipline goes a long way.

Walking away Weight

Blog about how walking is a great start to any exercise program, especially if you want to lose weight. Discuss the different types of walking, power walking, walking with a partner, light jogging, and various places such as a steep hilly neighborhood or the boardwalk at the beach. Mention that walking with music or good company makes walking away weight fun and less painful. Give the benefits of walking such as weight loss, toning muscle, and lowering cholesterol

Yoga: The New Trends

Blog about the newest trends in yoga such as kickboxing yoga, martial arts yoga, and water yoga. Discuss the different methods and ways these types of yoga benefit and how they cater to different likes of various individuals.

A New Twist on the Old Pony Tail

Blog about the new trend in pony tails for spring 2014. Ponytails are looking to be sleek and shiny and hanging low from the nape of the neck. Longer hair seems to be the trend for spring 2014 with natural style and flow. Ponytails are paired with buns, rolls, and split into two hanging down long from the nape of the neck.

Meditation: Different Styles for Different Folks

Blog about how there are many different forms of meditation and what they are, for example, walking meditation, guided meditation, mantras and visualization meditation. Also gives tips on how to and where to go for meditation for example, community colleges, local organizations, online learning.

Trade or Degree? Which is better for Gainful Employment?

Are students who are specializing in a trade better off than students who have degrees in today’s economy? Does it make more sense to study a trade like back in the olden days such as electrician, plumbing, heating, and cooling? What about medical sonography as a trade as compared to taking traditional college classes.

College Degrees: Which ones are Best for Employment?

Blog about the different college degrees and the level of difficulty for getting a job for each one. For example, having a degree in business – how difficult is it to get a job with a degree in business. Political science – is this too vague of a degree? What are the trends for making money and stability with different college degrees?

Working out Does Not Always Have to Be Painful

Blog about how working out can mean many different things to just as many different individuals. Working out could be a brisk walk along the boardwalk, a power walk with a friend, different forms of yoga, Pilates or even dancing.

Dieting: Does Everyone Really Have to Diet

Discuss how much more important it is to incorporate new foods that are healthy into your diet rather than giving up and taking out foods that are not so healthy. Discuss how it is important to optimal health to reduce the sugary fatty foods and increase the healthier foods, thereby creating a balance. Dieting does not have to mean one celery stick and a glass of water.

Traveling with Extended Family Members: Top Tips to Make it Work

Blog about how traveling with extended family members can mean lots of different personalities under the same roof. Give tips on how you do not all have to stay together at all times. If there are different activities that everyone wishes to try, you can go your separate ways and meet up later for dinner. Give advice on how to remember you are on vacation and little things are unimportant, as you will only have this one opportunity for vacation and to make the most of it. Embrace the differences and nuances between everyone in your group and accept everyone for who they are. After all, everyone brings something different to the table.

How to Feel Beautiful from the Inside Out: Top Tips to Always feel Beautiful

You can blog about how taking caring of yourself can make you feel beautiful on the inside. Highlight how eating properly (not dieting) and exercising (even if it is just walking with a pal) and take time out to relax (perhaps through yoga and meditation) are all beneficial to creating a beautiful inside as well as outside.

Self Help Seminars: Hype or Help

blog about the positive benefits of empowerment you can receive by attending various self help seminars. Give reasons why self help seminars can vastly improve your mindset, help you to network with like-minded people, and give you the added boost of self-esteem you need in order to empower yourself.

Top Benefits of Life Coaching

Blog about the benefits of life coaching and what life coaching is, for example, explain that life coaching is a way for someone to walk alongside you to achieve a goal you are stuck on. Discuss the various benefits such as achieving goals, reaching success, unblocking yourself.

Self-Help: The New Spin on Being Your Own Best Friend

Blog about how looking into the arena of self-help can be the best gift you can give yourself. Discuss the variety of ways one can help oneself such as yoga, meditation, eating gluten free, powerwalking, reiki. Give tips on how to hone into your best self-help practice and how to commit to it every day.

Relationships with Your Elder’s Medical Team

Blog about how vital and important it is to have clear communication and be on the same page when it comes to your elder's medical care. Give tips and advice on how to overcome communication barriers and how to keep your cool with your elder's medical team while getting the care they need and that you want for them.

Finances and Friendship – Tips on Mixing Friends and Money

Blog about tips and advice on mixing friends and money. For example, blog about the top tips to keep your friendship alive when a friend wants to borrow money, discuss the terms and agreement of the loan, and the expected repayment date. Discuss tips on how to collect the money when it is due and keeping the friendship afloat, not letting money issues destroy friendships.

Tasty Ways to Whip Up Some Quinoa

Blog about the many different ways you can introduce Quinoa into your healthy eating lifestyle. Offer recipes for Quinoa stuffed mushrooms, or simply things to add to Quinoa such as chicken broth, olive oil, grated cheese, or as a breakfast meal with cranberries, blueberries, or nuts.

Food and Nutrition: Truth about “Healthier” Options

Do a compare and contrast of calories on foods that either claim or look to be healthier options, but may be equally as high or higher in calories than typically fare. For example, compare a spinach wrap with a sandwich typically made on regular bread. Do a compare and contrast of a salad laden with all the bells and whistles to a typical sandwich or a frozen yogurt with candied nuts, peanut butter chips, and extra toppings to a slice of pizza.

Raising a Family on a Single Income

Create a blog post about how hundreds of thousands of single men and women are managing their finances just fine on one income without having to overextend themselves or do without. Give tips on how to create balance in the family with a balanced budget.

Creating Your Own Small Business: The Expenses Involved

Blog about following your passions and creating your own small business and the expenses involved. Discuss rental agreements, lease fees, office equipment, and overhead expenses, as well as unexpected expenses such as hiring a tax accountant, etc. Discuss tips and how-to's on how to create a spread sheet of expenses and possible future expenditures.

The Use of Color: Tips on How to Make it Really Work

Blog about how the use of color can add a dramatic change to your home entryway or even a bedroom. Give tips and how-tos on how to make sure the color you thought you loved is going to be exactly what you want once it is on the wall. Discuss the different colors, like white or primer, you can add to certain colors to make them lighter. Give tips such as asking your paint supply store for samples and putting them up on the wall to view in the daylight as well as night time.

Getting Your Home Ready for Winter: Is there really such a thing?

Blog about how important it is to winterize your home, although it can be time-consuming. Blog about being prepared for a winter storm even though your thoughts are focusing on where you put your flip-flops because it is still August. Give a list of must-have items such as firewood, flashlights, and canned food.

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