If you have landed on this page then you must want to know a little bit more about the face behind the blog. So let me introduce myself. My name is Colleen Shibley and I am a strong woman, loving wife, mother of three and a self proclaimed tech geek. Blogging has become more then a hobby it has become a passion and addiction. I have no intentions of entering rehab for my addiction it is something I have decided to live with.
I have been married to the love of my life, Chris since May 9, 1998. I have three wonderful (at times) children. Two boys Buddy and Nick (aka Lefty), and one beautiful independent girl Honey. We currently live in South Florida and though I was not born here I do consider myself a true Floridian in heart and soul. I have resided in Florida for most of my life (since I was seven) and do not plan on moving any time soon. I love living near the beach!
I began my blogventure in July of 2010 and haven’t looked back once. Ok maybe I’ve looked back a time or two to see who was following me. Shibley Smiles is a place for me to share just about anything and everything. With three children ranging in the ages from teenager to 1st grader I believe I have a pretty good understanding of children and what makes them make us tick. You will often find post with advice and solicitation for advice. You cannot have three children without developing a sense of humor.
Besides parenting I have a pretty good knowledge of nutrition and exercise (though I often neglect it) and my passion is technology and computers. You can find both of these subjects chronicled at Shibley Smiles just check out Health & Fitness and Technology. Not known at all for my cooking I decided to step outside my comfort zone when asked to create a few recipes for blog post. Since then you can find me saying yes to recipe challenges. Feel free to check them out here : Recipes. If you just want to get to know me and listen to me babble about what makes me happy or tick, or go on and on about my more then awesome family please check out my Personal Pages
The goal for my blog is continuous growth. I would like to attract new loyal readers and build a solid platform to offer companies a place where we can work together to bring value to the both of us. How do I do this you may ask? When companies contact me and ask me to do a review and/or host a giveaway this attracts readers to not only visit my blog but to the company that is looking for new customers. The balance, however that I am looking to maintain is one between creating a solid professional place that companies wish to do business with and a fun personal blog where I can continue to share with you the roller coaster I like to call motherhood!
I look forward to hearing from you and encourage you to contact me at colleen(@)shibleysmiles(.)com with any questions or pitches you may have.
Meet My Reviewing Staff
Junior Reviewer & Staff Writer
Honey: At the time of this posting Honey is 6 1/2 years old. She is my shadow. Honey comes with me everywhere and does almost everything with me. She is a shoe fanatic, a trendsetter, and an artist. Her favorite thing to do is go to school, and for fun she loves jigsaw puzzles, reading, and anything artsy. When she grows up she wants to be both a veterinarian! It is only fitting that she be inducted into the blogosphere as my “Junior” reviewer! Though it takes a little bit of coaxing to get a photo out of her she is enjoying the job. Her favorite items to review are arts and crafts and clothes! Occasionally she loves a good toy as well.
Nick (aka Lefty): At the time of this posting Nick is 12 years old. Nicky is my star. He is an awesome athlete and makes friends with anyone no matter what age. He is currently taking baseball lessons to help set him on the path of his future plans to become a baseball player. Often scolded in school for his excessive talking he still manages to charm the teachers with his killer smile! It is only fitting that he be named by “Tween” Reviewer (at least for another year). Nick enjoys reviewing all things sports, especially sports clothes and accessories. He also loves to review outdoor play items.
Buddy: At the time of this posting Buddy is almost 15 years old. WOW and will be taking driver’s ed this upcoming school year. Buddy is my scholar and mathematician. He is not only smart but is one of the most loving children. He is excited to be taking Algebra Honors next year and enjoys building and figuring out things. He also has a passion for video games. He may be small for his age but he has a big heart. Christopher is my “Teen” reviewer. Christopher likes to review video games and new technology gadgets.
Dad Reviewer & Staff Writer
Chris (aka Dad). At the time of this posting Dad is well it doesn’t matter how old he is, he is Dad. Dad is my wonderful husband. Unlike many husbands mine cleans well, and is extremely organized and pays close attention to detail. Always one to surprise me with the “out of the blue” bouquet of roses my heart belongs to him. We are stronger then ever committed to our marriage and raising a wonderful family. Chris is my “Dad” reviewer. He likes to review anything sports related especially football (Redskins), baseball (Mets) and golf. He enjoys Mustangs, music, and guitars.