About Anissa Mayhew

You can read more Anissa at her blog Free Anissa and as a contributing writer at Babble. She's at Twitter, FacebookG+, and Pinterest too. And yes, she's probably up to no good either.


Going Back-To-School With HP

   I received an HP Slate7 tablet and Pocket Playlist to review and keep. THE SLATE “I love the Slate!” The 9yo says as she breezes by me. She doesn’t know anything about the operating system or processor. Her only concern is how easy it is to use and how well it works.  Which, REALLY? Isn’t [...]

Drop It Like It’s Hot With Heineken!

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Heineken for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Imagine yourself walking through the airport and you're asked to push a button. Wait don't push it yet! You have to find out what it's for first! That button gives you a destination and you have [...]

Riding Shotgun With @RobinPlemmons


A few weeks ago I made a trip to Washington DC as part of the UN Foundation Social Good Fellowship. As part of the SGF I got to participate in the 28 Days of Impact with 28 other writers for Shot@Life’s mission to vaccinate children around the world. Which is all great and fantastic except I kept picturing [...]

About Special Blend

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I like to move furniture. My husband would come home to completely different setup from the one he’d left that morning. I loved trying new ways that looked better and ways to make the most out of the space we had. This was before Ikea brought it’s meatballs and allen wrenches into my world. Since [...]

Your Awesomeness


The Internet is full of blogs. The owners of those blogs are often really good writers. Not ALL! Let’s face it, everyone with a keyboard thinks they should blog (case in point). But because the Interwebs can be such a time time suck, you may not always get a chance to check out those thoughtful, well-written, [...]

Win This Contest From @CountryOutfittr and @AimingLow So You’re Ready To Go Boot-Scooting


The Aiming Low Non-Conference and Country Outfitters want to give our tweeting and pinning obsessed friends in lowplaces some new boots. We are launching this fun giveaway starting Monday October 8th and it will run until Saturday October 13th at 5pm EST. The winner of a new pair of Country Outfitter boots will be announced at [...]

#NonCon Update! New RoundTable Leaders & Defining Non-Tables

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We’re adding Roundtable Leaders to the already outstanding schedule we have: Tracy Beckerman is going to join us at our Building Communities Roundtable. Tracy Beckerman writes the humor column and blog, LOST IN SUBURBIA®, which is syndicated to over 400 newspapers and on 250 related websites to about 10 million readers. She is the author of [...]

Announcing the #NonCon Closing Keynote: Ree Drummond @ThePioneerWoman

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Ree Drummond says she’s popular with “your mom and seven year old boys”. I don’t have a seven year old boy anymore, but I have a mom who’s driving to Georgia to see Ree and NOT ME. She may be onto something. With her multiple books… her Food Network show in it’s 3rd season… her [...]

The #NonCon Day 2 RoundTable Leaders


If you survived the sheer brilliance of Day 1, we encourage you to do it again for the impressive Day 2 lineup. We take our funny very seriously. Just because we opt to grow readership through laughter doesn’t mean there’s not valuable takeaway in the things we share. So what if I found the MOST [...]

@CallawayGardens, home of 2012 @AimingLow #NonCon


Whether this is your first conference or your fiftieth, I guarantee you’ve never been to one like this. Hosted at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA (about an hour from the Atl airport), this resort is a destination unto itself. We encourage you to to bring your family to this conference because there is so [...]

Great Lake, Not So Great Lube

We're going to go ahead & file this under 'Things that belong to other people that were left behind at FIL's lake house that we know exist but never want to find & acknowledge their existence'

Father’s Day had us on a ferry boat in the middle of Lake Erie making our way over to my father-in-law’s house. The house sits on some land facing this particular Great Lake, and whenever we get a chance to steal away to the island for a few days, we jump at it. My father-in-law [...]

The #NonCon Day One and Roundtable Leaders

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We’ve moved all our Non-Conference content to it’s very own site!