Everyone has “stuff.” It’s always hard to do Secret Santa type exchanges, because even when you fill out a form stating your likes and dislikes, you never truly know if what you got for the other person will be well received, or better suited for Regretsy in their eyes. This is why I am again this year participating in the “Roast in a Post” at Collective Bias. It gives me a chance to get to know another member of the group that I may not know that well, and introduce you all to them too.
This year, I drew Nicole of SAHM Reviews. I’ll be honest, I didn’t know Nicole at all before this. In the end, I got to know someone new, and that’s really cool (I just couldn’t friend her on Facebook or anything before now, or that would’ve been too obvious).
Now, SAHM Reviews is Nicole’s review blog. If you’re looking to learn about a variety of products, that’s the place to be. I really like the way Nicole really includes how the product fits into her life when she does reviews. It’s not simply information copied and pasted from the press emails or product websites. She really takes the time to give you a feel if you might be able to use it in your own home. In fact, I was sold on the Zero Scale until I read that your kids can mess up your numbers. I was liking that the scale just tells you how much you’ve lost or gained, not how much you weigh.
Then I was digging. And digging. And I learned through another review that Nicole has dogs that she loves dearly, but they have fur she needed to keep up with that was getting on her furniture. Then I found out she has two daughters. Then I was stuck. Then there’s Nicole’s site qponrs.com, but what information was I going to get from a coupon site?
So I let the information I found sit for awhile. Then I revisited Facebook. Then I revisited the sheet we filled out about ourselves letting the person who was roasting us know where we could find more information. Then I realized I had missed a site. Nicole also has SAHM Ramblings.
This is where I learned why Nicole started blogging, and that she started SAHM reviews after enjoying her work with BzzAgent.
I hope you got to know Nicole a little bit better. I know I did, and I look forward to getting to know her more through actual interaction, and not just stalking all of her social media accounts.
Merry Christmas, Nicole!