Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

I can't believe that today is the last day of 2017! Tomorrow will mark a New Year and it's time to make a fresh start in the new year.

Friday, December 29, 2017

preparing for 2018

So we decided to wait to schedule our weekly blogs until 2017 is done which means that we have a few more days left before doing so.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

New Years Break

We are debating about taking another weekend off from our blog and facebook but I am not sure. There is just so much that needs to be done.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

16 days until last day of 2017

I can't believe that we just have a little over two weeks until 2017 is officially over and 2018 is here.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Winter Coming soon

It's hard to believe that Winter is about a week away. We are so excited for it and hop that we get snow this year.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Bobby and Tori's wedding date

The family has announced that Bobby and Tori will get married on December 16th. We actually found out a few weeks before everyone else did. 

We are super excited for their wedding in a few days.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bates December Birthdays and anniversary

We know that we are going to have to update our December Birthdays and Anniversaries once Bobby and Tori get married on December 16th.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Hello December

It's time for brand new month and that means that we are quite busy with getting ready for Christmas and New Years Eve.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Bates December Cover

As many of you know that I could not decided if I should add Bobby and Tori on the original cover photo that we posted on Saturday morning. I finally decided to wait until after their wedding to do an updated on with them on it. I can't tell you when it will come after but it will come out about a week after their wedding.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Delayed planning for December

It is hard to believe that it's the last week of November and I just now finished planning for the month of December blogs. Life has been busy.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers. Today we are spending it with our family and friends. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

A few photos of vacation

Today we are giving out some photos and are excited to revealed where we went for our trip.

 In the north West, many of our Dunkin Donuts shops were taken out so we were excited to learned that our trip location had one.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Veterans day

Now with Veterans day actually on Saturday and that we do not post that day! We hope that you all have a wonderful day. Be sure to be thankful for those that are currently fighting and have fought for our once great nation! 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Currently on vacation part 3

Many of you have asked if you were only gone for five days than why take a two week break from blogging?

As a full-time blogger, a lot of planning goes into it. For our readers, we felt it was important to have schedule the posts ahead of time.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Currently on vacation part 2

Happy Monday everyone! Today we are still on our vacation and come back tomorrow night. We will show pictures next week on our blog

Friday, November 3, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hello November

Happy Wednesday and the first day of November! We leave on our trip on Friday and will be gone until Tuesday night

Monday, October 30, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

December Birthdays/Anniversary cover

We are still working on December Birthday/anniversary cover right now. We are debating rather adding Bobby/Tori to the anniversary cover before their wedding or after.

Monday, October 23, 2017

November Birthday/Anniversary cover

Don't forget to check on our Friday's blog for a special vacation announcement

Earlier this month, we shared a change in cover photos due to our website that we use changing it's prices. Many have asked how we are going to do our profile picture for the birthdays.

We have an app out on our phone that we just make them with.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Vacation Announcement!

We are so excited to share that we are going on vacation for 14 days starting October 29th to November 11th.

Don't worry we will have all of our blogs schedule to post on those days. We will be back on November 12 for what we are sure to be a massive upload of photos.

Let us know if you want to see photos of the vacation in the comments below! 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Blogger Advice: Schedule vacations!

On this Friday (October 20), we will be sharing a special vacation announcement!

It's important that you schedule breaks and keep to them. 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Are you friends with Duggars or the Bates?

We got this question on our The Duggar family blog if we knew the family. We do know both of the families.

Blogger advice: Keep your personal life private

Out of many years on taking time out of my day to run facebook pages for the Bates and Duggar families, I have learned that you need to keep your personal life private.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Halloween coming soon

I can't believe that Halloween is coming very soon! What are your plans for Halloween?

Monday, October 9, 2017

Blogger Advice: Label photos

Before we get into Monday's blog, We wanted to say Happy Monday to all. 
A lot of times, we forget to label the photos that we used on our facebook pages leaving our fans a little confused about who is who.

My suggestion that we take the time to do label every time we post a photo.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Change in covers

A while ago, we share how we made our birthday covers and there was changes to their website where it's no longer free  so we knew that we needed to create a new cover for the Bates family page.

We managed to find a new website for making the covers that work alright as long as there was six photos. We would then try our hand in using the other cover that we had and making our own by hand.

For our birthday profile pictures, we gather photos on Layout which you can get through the play store.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

200 blogs and counting!

Back when we started this blog in March 2015, we thought that this blog would be updated more but we found that if we do it too many days than we go without posting for weeks. If we schedule the post on a schedule (example: Monday, Wednesday and Friday) it works for us well.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Hello October!

I can't believe that we are in the month of October. I wanted to change some things up in this first blog and talk about how hard it was to plan for the Bates blog for this month. In fact, as we are talking, it is still not finished and I am okay with that. I have been a little busy.

What kind of blogs do you want to see for this month?

Friday, September 29, 2017

Goodbye September

We are getting ready to say that goodbye to the month of September. I can't believe that we are getting close to the month of October.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Blogger advice: Plan ahead

I love to plan ahead for the next month between the 20th and the end of the month so that way it's all ready.

Friday, September 22, 2017

October Birthday Cover

After a very busy month of getting September Birthday and anniversary cover for the Duggar family, I am back with October's one. It will be released on Sunday, September 24th, at 8am (PST)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Scheduling October posts

We are getting ready to write our October Blogs and get them ready for the new month. I can't believe that we are getting this close to the month of October.

Monday, September 18, 2017

New Wedding blog changes!

In the past, I have done it weekly until the first month and then switched to monthly until the second year.

I have decided to change that during the second year... Give me a second and I will explain...

Before the first month: Weekly

Before the first year: Monthly

Before the second year: Every six months

After the second year: yearly

Friday, September 15, 2017

Rewriting posting schedule (Duggar)

I have ended up rewriting this one so many times that I have actually lost count but I am sure that this is the last one that I have to do. We still have 18 more days until the end of the month.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A third Duggar Birthday/Anniversary

Josh and Anna announced the birth of their third son yesterday night. We created a third birthday and anniversary that will come out this Sunday morning at 8am (PST).

Monday, September 11, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Second Duggar Birthday/Anniversary cover

We ended up having to create a new birthday cover for the Duggar family since they announced the wedding of Joseph and Kendra

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Writing TBA blogs

We have decided to have prep Grandbaby #10 announcement, Joseph and Kendra's wedding day, and Grandbaby #9 birth announcement.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Happy Labor Day!

We hope everyone has a great day with your family and friends. Please make sure that you say a prayer for Hurricane Harvey victims.

We will see you on Wednesday's blog.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Hello September!

I can't believe that today is the first day of September. I had a very busy month of August and did not have that much time to write blogs. We are going to attempt to do our best for the month of September.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Early September Birthday/Anniversary Cover

I ended up posting our September Birthdays and anniversary cover last Saturday due to a scheduling conflict on our Bates family blog. 

We hope that you enjoyed it.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Six Years

On August 24, 2011; we created both Fan page of the Bates family and The Duggar family blog on facebook.

We can't believe that it's been six years since we started it. 

What is your advice for the upcoming year? 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse!

Don't forget today is the Solar eclipse! how many of you are in the path of the total eclipse? or in the partial eclipse? What are your plans?

Friday, August 18, 2017

Creating Duggar couples blog

We were debating about creating a page where we can update on the Duggars couples only

Monday, August 14, 2017

Creating Josie and Kelton Blog

We decided to create a blog for Josie and Kelton to show the progress of their relationship.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hello August

We are so excited to welcome the month of August into the world. This month will have 13 post.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Blogger advice: Tabs

Many of you know that we love to use page tabs for our blogs. It keeps it clean and neat. We have found that we are always in need updating our tabs but it's okay.

When you are first starting out make sure that you only start out with a few. Don't go over board with the tabs.

In fact be sure to check out our new tabs that we just started on our blog.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Planning August Blogs

We are currently starting our August blogs posts for both Duggars and Bates family blogs. We did some plan but I really didn't care for the ones that I had planned.

When it comes to monthly planning, I do try to have them all planned before the next birthday cover is posted.

This month I have until July 29th! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Our Duggar blog cover update

Like we said on Our Monday blog that we are not going to rush updating them but are sure to have them out by July 31st.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Duggar July Birthday cover update

When Derick and Jill announced the birth of their son, Samuel Scott, on July 8th, we knew that we were going to have to update the July Birthday cover. We are not in a rush to update it but it will be posted by July 31st.

Friday, July 14, 2017

All about Grandbabies

Happy Friday everyone! 

Today we are going to be sharing our currently monthly/weekly updates for the Grandchildren. Many of them have gone to yearly already. 

Monthly and weekly updates: 

Duggar family:
* Meredith (Last monthly Update)
* Sprurgeon
* Henry
* Samuel 
* Baby Boy (Coming Soon) 

Bates family:
* Kaci
* Brooklyn
* Lexi

Yearly Updates:

Duggar family:
* Mackynzie
* Michael
* Marcus
* Israel
* Meredith (after July 16th)

Bates family:
* Bradley
* Allie
* Carson

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Blogger advice: Organize Blogs!

So it's no secret that I love to be organize so around the last ten days of the month, I like to plan out blogs, do Birthday covers, write the first weeks blogs.

So here is what helps me be organize:

1. Day to day planning- Blog titles

2. Write down a list of things to do for the blog

3. Don't over do it! 
    - Sometimes if I don't feel the blog is right then I do not do it just yet. I will wait until it is ready to go up.

4. Have a planner with only using pencil because things change!

Let me know if you need any more helpful tips about having a blog!

We will see you guys soon!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Catching Up Blogs

This week's blogs posting will feature last week's events along with this week's events.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Last Vacation blog!

This marks the last Vacation blogs. We will be sharing photos next week on the blog. I will let you know what day on our facebook page.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Fourth of July!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Fourth of July! What is your favorite thing about Fourth of July?

Does your state allow you to let off fireworks? 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Hello July

I am currently enjoying my vacation but this blog was schedule before the vacation happen. 

I hope that everyone has a great Monday and Tuesday and I will see you on Wednesday.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Last June Blog

Today marks the last day of June and I am leaving on my vacation. Please check out Wednesday's blog for details of the two late recaps.

Also make sure that you check out Monday's blog to see what will happen if Samuel arrives during that time.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What to expect next week?

We will have many blogs schedule for the next week while I am gone. The recaps will be posted this week on time but next week, they will be posted either Saturday night or Sunday afternoon. 


Monday, June 26, 2017

What about Grandbaby #8 birth announcement?

We are so excited about having a blog title written down. There is a chance that the baby could be born in the midst of my vacation and the blog will be late since I will not bringing my laptop with me on vacation.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Vacation coming soon!

I am so excited about my upcoming vacation that starts on Tuesday (June 27) and goes until Saturday (July 8). I will have blogs written on both Duggar family and Bates family blogs. 

Now Our recaps will be late for the Duggar for July 3rd and the Bates for July 6th.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Our New upcoming blog cover

We have been getting asked when our new covers for our blogs will be coming out. I can tell you that the Bates family is sometime next week but can't remember the exact date.

1. Bates family- June 2017
2. Duggar family- July 2017
3. The Paine Family- July 2017
4. The Webster family- July 2017
5. The Dillard family- July 2017
6. The Duggar grandbabies blog- July 2017
7. The Little Bates family- July  2017
8. The Seewald family blog- July 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New desgin for the Duggar family blog!

In the weeks past, we have done this cover layout and then we did change it up to a different. We are currently planning to do a different design for the Duggar family using this photo and adding to the other family members.
To save room, we are going to do add the children-in-law and grandchildren into it. Now what do we do with the grandbabies on the way? We use this photo.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Being Thankful!

I know that most people are thankful for their life. Be thankful for the good and the bad.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Blogger advice: Take a break

We love doing these blogger advice so that way we can help others. There are days that we are overwhelmed and need to take break and there is nothing wrong with that.

We are human and need that break. So from now on at least once a week, we will be taking a break from our blogs and facebook.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Weekend break

We ended up taking Friday night to Sunday afternoon off of the blog and it was super nice not to spend time on my computer to do it

Monday, June 5, 2017

Taking a break on Memorial Day!

written on May 29, 2017

So on Memorial Day, I decided to take a little break from the ciaos that has erupted since Joy and Austin's wedding. 

I decided closer to Memorial Day to take this break since I needed it. By the time that you are seeing this blog, we already are back! 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Hello June

I can't believe that it's June already. We have had a busy week so far and now time to write all the June blogs for this month.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Goodbye May

I can't believe that we are on the last blog for the month of May! We are getting ready for our June blog which will be up on Friday! 


Monday, May 29, 2017

Bates Family: June birthday cover

We are so excited to be sharing with you the June Birthday cover with you all. It's only Kaci and was released on Saturday at 8am (PST)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Duggar: June Birthdays and anniversary photos

We are so excited to share that our cover photo done for the Duggar family for the month of June. It will be released on May 27, 2017.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Will we still do our preiews and recaps?

Now that TLC has announced that the new season of Counting On will return on June 12th for seven weeks. We have been asked if we are going to do our monthly preview, weekly previews, and recaps. We are planning to do it.

UP TV announced that the new season of Bringing Up Bates will return on June 1st for 13 weeks. We have been asked if we are going to do our monthly preview, weekly previews, and recaps. We are planning to do it.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Planning June Blogs

We are getting ready for our June blogs for both pages. We are excited to be sharing them with you all.

We normally try to start planning about 11 days before the end of the month which is this weekend. However this also means that it's today starting, since I am going to be out of town for the next three days means that we will only have eight days! 

We also have this blog to figure out the schedule! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Girls weekend!

This weekend, I am stepping away from my computer and just relaxed. This could affect our Friday blog so if you don't see one that is why.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Blogger advice!

Back when we started our fan pages and blogs, we learned a very important lesson within the first few days....

* Do not post personal stuff all the time

* Do not post your personal feelings about politicians. People have their own opinions
* Be okay to defend the families and delete the negative comments

* Set ground rules

Friday, May 12, 2017

Mother's day 2017

Mother's day is just a few days away and to think about the family is going to celebrate it.

How do you celebrate Mother's day? 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Preparing for the week ahead!

Back when we started this new writing and posting, I have always attempted to make sure that it's ready before writting. 

Sometimes  it doesn't work out but I do try to keep ahead

Monday, May 8, 2017

Rushing Covers?!

Over the weekend, we got a couple of emails asking about June Birthday/anniversary covers for the Bates and the Duggars family. 

We normally don't make the new month birthday covers until the week of the release which in this case it's May 27th.

It's never a good idea to rush a birthday cover because then you might not love them. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

40,000 likes milestone!

Last week, we hit 40,000 likes and counting! We can't believe that we are on 40,000 likes on facebook page "Fan Page of the Bates family". We started the fan page of the Bates family back in August 2011 and we are so excited for it.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Three new pages

Good Morning everyone!

On Sunday, we started three new pages for Joseph, Carlin and Tori as they are in a relationship with their suitors. We are so excited for them.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Good Morning May!

Does anyone else feel that this year is going by way to fast or is it just me? 

This month we are very busy with blogs for both the Duggars and the Bates family. We are still working on the schedule for both pages.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Last Friday of April

We ended up taking a little break from facebook just so we could relax from the weekend. Some of you said that our original Monday blog was high school drama and you were right. We are admitting our wrong for that. We have decided to close the door on that. 

 We can't believe that Monday marks May 1st and that means that we are starting to think about our Monday blog.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and we will see you on Monday! 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

May Birthday/anniversary cover

We ended up having to push the May Birthday and anniversary cover to April 29th which means that it will come out this Saturday at 8am (PST)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Monday

We hope that everyone has a wonderful Monday!

We are planning to take a small break from the blog and facebook this week. We have already schedule our Wednesday and Friday blogs.

We will be back next Monday! 

Friday, April 21, 2017

May blogging planning!

Around the 20th to 25th, we like to plan our next month blogs for both our Duggars and Bates pages. 

We are currently working on those right now to make sure that they are ready for the beginning of the month.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Kaci Lynn's 1st birthday cover

We have always liked releasing the first birthday cover photo before the child's 1st birthday. I kinda find myself a little struggling with the edit. I know that I have way over a month to finish it. 


Monday, April 17, 2017

Sprng Time!

Spring is one of our favorite time of the year. It's always so beautiful! 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Weekend!

We hoped that you all have a wonderful Easter Weekend and remember what the day is really about. :) 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Busy Bates Blog on Tuesday!

We had so many blogs on Tuesday with Carlin and Allie's birthdays and then our last Season five preview! We are so happy that it's done with. :)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bringing Up Bates special

After this week's newest episode, Bringing Up Bates will be airing six weeks of specials! We are planning not to do any recaps or previews besides the monthly previews.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Last minute trips!

This weekend, we are going on a last minute trip but should be back tomorrow night so it's not a full weekend trip! 

Have a good weekend and we will see you on Monday for the first April blog! 😀

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Double Birthdays!

We have been asked why we do double blogs for double birthdays instead of combining the two birthdays into one birthday blog.

Back in February 2012, we started this blog with the passion to have everyone have a birthday. Yes it would be easier for the double birthdays blog post to do one birthday blog but it's not what we want.


Monday, March 27, 2017

New covers released!

Ever since we started our Birthday covers, we have been asked when and what time the covers will be released.

We try to make sure that the covers are posted the last Saturday or Sunday of the month at 8am (PST)/ 11am (EST).

The only time that they get interrupted and the schedule changes is if the fan page is on a break or we have things planned that weekend if that makes sense.

We will always post it on our facebook page to let you all know.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Our New Duggar cover!

On Saturday, March 17th, we released our new cover photo for the Duggar family. Normally we do not add our courting couple to our cover until they are engaged.

At the time of making our cover, we did not know that Josh and Anna were expecting their 5th child so we will not be adding the baby to the cover until Derick and Jill welcome their child in July 2017 or when Austin and Joy get married which ever comes first.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Why add Josh on the birthday cover?!

We know that Josh is a very sore subject for a few of you but I wanted to sit down and talk about why we put him on our birthday cover for the Duggar family.

Josh is still a member of the family. We are not saying what he did was right thing to do but there is nothing that we can do about it. 

We can't throw stones for the past choices of one person if we do not want them thrown at us.

Thursday, March 2, 2017


Hey guys, 

 I have some news for you all. For the next two weekends (3/3 to 3/5) and (3/11 to 3/12), I will not be on.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and I will see you soon! 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Weekly preview?

We ended up stopping our weekly previews a few months ago. We still have them saved on our computer and run the blog that way

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's day

Happy Valentine's day everyone! 

PS: We will not have a Wednesday blog this week since we have the blog post today

Monday, February 13, 2017

Double birthday blogs!

Back when we started the blogs, we decided to do separate birthdays blogs because the kids are their own person. Now it could be easier on ourselves to do a double blog for birthdays.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Bobby and Tori's courtship!

The family announced the official courtship announcement yesterday and many were confused about their relationship.

Bobby and Tori had been in a relationship up until the Fall of 2016. It is what the Bates call a get to know you phase in your relationship. 


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February update

We are so sorry that this update is beyond late. The past week, I have been horribly sick and starting to feel better.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Baby Seewald poll post

We just posted Baby Seewald poll post yesterday so make sure that you go vote for your favorite. We will be sharing the poll results and our choice for the blog titles for both Duggar family blog, Seewald family blog and grandchildren blog.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Updating Bates cover

With Lexi Webster due in late January, We decided to update the cover sometime in February as soon as the couple releases a family photo. :) 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Poll questions

We have been running a poll question for Lexi Webster and Baby Seewald (Which will be posted next week).

We will be announcing on here really soon.

Monday, January 2, 2017

January 2017

Welcome to a new year! 

It's hard to believe that we are in 2017. We will be keeping the same schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday!