headshot_edited-1Lisa Martin is a native of Wisconsin but now resides in the Chicago area with her husband and two children ages 9 and 5. She is a work-at-home mom who uses her skills and talents for freelance jobs. At any given time, she’s usually tied-up with three or four projects in addition to her full-time blogging.

Lisa started blogging in April of 2006, as a means of keeping in touch with long-distance family and friends. After experiencing some personal issues in July of the same year, she learned she could help others with her experiences…through blogging. Lisa now discusses all of life’s issues while managing her four blog: My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings; Lisa Reviews; Lisa Cooking; and Lisa’s Travels.

Lisa has participated in several exclusive media projects, including the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event in April of 2008, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event in April 2009, a yacht ride with Lands End in July 2009, and 1-800-Baskets in October 2009. In addition to these personal appearances, Lisa’s blog has also been quoted in The New York Times and she has been interviewed by the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside. She also spoke on the doterati panel Blog Marketing Demystified in October 2009. In 2010, she was invited to a blogger exclusive Mrs. Prindable’s tour and was also invited to The International Housewares Show which she now has attended for 4 years. In 2011, she attended a special Hallmark event here in Chicago and a PopCap games event. Her 2012 events includes the Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, being able to drive a Cadillac Escalade to New York for GM, and heading to St. Louis to visit Rug Doctor. She is also worked with Nutrisystem on a weight loss project for a year that enabled her to lose almost 80 lbs.