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September 5, 2012
2:15 pm
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So let me start off by saying that I actually AM a fan of bowerpowerblog.com and Katie… she is definately on my daily read list, but am I the only one who has noticed THREE posts this week have been sponsored?! (aka " look what I got for free").. oh and its only wednesday!!! Im kinda getting annoyed because they aren;t authentic posts.. like today its about green frog tape… and how she bought a tin and put frog tape on it.. and left it like that?? Ummm Ok… Thanks for the update??

Am I just being dramatic or is it wearing thin?

September 5, 2012
4:49 pm
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I've noticed it too. I like her blog because I think she's actually good at decorating, but she obviously doesn't plan her posts very well to make readers happy. One sponsored post is okay, but three in a week is just crazy (plus all of the giveaways from last week). I'm guessing that she was up against some deadlines to post the sponsored posts and had to stick them all in this week.

I like sponsored posts when the content comes first and then the sponsorship is thrown in later- like what Little Green Notebook seems to do. Knowing that you have to use Frog Tape and then scrambling to find something to do with it is not authentic blogging.

While we're talking about BP, does anyone else think it's crazy that she's acting like her kitchen makeover is so amazing because it's going to be <$3,000? She started out with really nice cabinets, granite countertops, new appliances, and high ceilings… it's not like she's renovating an ugly 1970's kitchen.  Congratulations for swapping out the faucets and adding a vent hood?

September 5, 2012
4:59 pm
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bloggerhogger
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Yes! I agree to everything! I hate when she claims she is cheap and "house poor" but how many vacations have you been on since being pregnant? and now doing a reno!.. even one for $3,000! Isnt sounding very poor to me.

I dont like the style of her house but I love how she is decorating it… :) The pops of color!

September 5, 2012
9:51 pm
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Bartonellosis

I think there's already a Katie Bower thread over in Lifestyle Bloggers. I just can't believe she won an Apartment Therapy Homies award. She is sooooo not AT's style, but I guess she got the votes from somewhere.

September 8, 2012
9:56 pm
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First of all, I think Katie seems like a nice person. I don't read her blog that often, maybe once every three weeks or something. Maybe she's just under a lot of stress right now and she had nothing else to blog about, so came the sponsored posts / perks. On a similar note, I do find it annoying that she does a bunch of giveaways at once. Kinda hard to follow.

On another note, I found some interesting blogs (that I actually like more than BP) through her Blogroll (specifically and KFD Designs, 7th House on the Left and Little Green Notebook).

September 11, 2012
7:51 am
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I just wish she would spread out the perk'd posts, she obviously would have lots of time and the frog tape post didn't exactly seem time consuming…

October 2, 2012
10:30 pm
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ANOTHER week of giveaways.. Im literally thinking of starting a blog of my own just to get the perks!

January 30, 2013
7:49 pm
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WheresMyCoffee
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Bartonellosis said
I think there's already a Katie Bower thread over in Lifestyle Bloggers. I just can't believe she won an Apartment Therapy Homies award. She is sooooo not AT's style, but I guess she got the votes from somewhere.

 

Ya she told all her readers to vote for her. Girls got no shame in her game!

April 29, 2013
8:10 pm
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kkriss

hardy har har

May 1, 2013
9:36 pm
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pulitzer8

I can't do her horrid English any more!

If you are not sure all you have to do is GOOGLE-DEFINE and bam-a perfectly spelled word with a definition.

Those crazy homeschoolers; today she used SIKE instead of PSYCH.

angry

May 4, 2013
1:16 pm
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pulitzer8 said
I can't do her horrid English any more!

If you are not sure all you have to do is GOOGLE-DEFINE and bam-a perfectly spelled word with a definition.

Those crazy homeschoolers; today she used SIKE instead of PSYCH.

angry

Isn't it "psyche?"


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