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All the things on this list are products or services which I have personally used, and which have made my life easier whether it be to help grow my blog or in my personal life.  I hope you will find the same.


SiteGround is the best web host in the industry.  They have over a million customers, and for the past three years, their customer satisfaction rate has consistently been higher than 95%.  AND, they have 24/7 customer service.  Here’s where to find ’em! 

I practically own shares in this marketplace!  Creative Market is a magical go-to for all things graphic and web design including fonts, graphics, watercolours, you name it.  They offer graphic packages that are very reasonably priced – most of them under $25.

I use Shutterstock a lot.  Shutterstock is a great resource for photos, but they also offer design elements as well.  They have a fantastic selection of high quality, unique and edgy products.

The Hungry Jpeg offers a variety of graphics, fonts and web design elements with all commercial licenses standard, so there’s no hidden price tag if you want to use them on your site.  And, on top of that, the Hungry Jpeg $1 deals are offered regularly.

Pinteresting Strategies is an awesome eBook by Carly Campbell.  Carly has done an unbelievable amount of original research to study Pinterest and it’s algorithms to put together a strategy to build traffic to your website via Pinterest.  See my review here!

Travel: offers the best price guarantee and 24/7 customer service on hotels, hostels, B&B’s villas and apartments.  There’s no booking fees either.

Princess Cruises – take me away.  Seriously.  Now.  I have been fortunate enough to go on two cruises with Princess, and they are a fantastic cruise line and probably the best. The crew and staff are excellent, the shore excursions offered are above-average and reasonably priced, and the pamper scale is off the charts.

I’ve been using Expedia for a number of years now, and it is always my go-to online travel agent.  You can purchase flights, hotels, flights and hotels together, car rentals, cruises, vacations, insurance and all types of tickets for entertainment options.  Expedia takes care of it all.  They also have a rewards system where users can earn points for dollars spent in travel, and then redeem them for more travel.