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Who Doesn’t Love School Supplies

My favorite thing about being in school is school supplies. As much as I love technology nothing excites me more than a new notebook or colored pens. When I was in school, shopping with my mom for notebooks and pencils was awesome. Taking the brown grocery sack and fashioning it into a book cover and… READ MORE »

Five Things I Love About Fall

Fall is my favorite season. While I do like the summer heat and sitting outside for dinner and drinks, nothing beats fall. I could list a hundred things I love about fall but I thought I would just share my top 5 for this post. Cider – hot with cinnamon or cold, both versions taste… READ MORE »

Romance & Revenge Cozy Mystery Available Today!

After a loooong wait…thank you so much for being patient…it is here. Presley Thurman Book #9! The bookkeeper at Jared’s company has been murdered and if that wasn’t bad enough someone is trying to sabotage the company by leaking company documents to other firms who are then upstaging their presentations. Jared asks for her help… READ MORE »

Stress Free Website Hosting

I HAVE A NEW WORDPRESS HOSTING COMPANY  (and I love them) Disclaimer: I have been compensated for this post. MY RELATIONSHIP WITH BLOGS I’ve had multiple blogs for the last few years, and I love blogging. I love technology. I love playing in the back end of WordPress and feeling all kinds of smart while… READ MORE »

Your Blogging Voice

One of the things that kids have over adults is a genuine voice. They are true to their passions and desires, and they are confident enough to tell you exactly what they love, what they want, and who they are. We tend to lose that as adults and become more tentative in being our true… READ MORE »

Work It Wednesday – make your plan, work your plan

Work ON your biz, not IN your biz. As bloggers, we are often solopreneurs, in this glamorous game on our own. As such, it can be hard to slow down and take time to work ON our business because we are frantically running in circles doing tasks IN our business. However, if we don’t take… READ MORE »

Philadelphia City Shots

Last week my new Nikon DSLR 5300 came, and I was super excited. I admit that excitement waned a little when I opened the box, looked at the manual, and was overwhelmed by how complicated it was. Luckily, my fiancé has skill in this area and for our trip to Philly I elected him to… READ MORE »

Bloggy Boot Camp – Philly

Bloggy Boot Camp – Philadelphia put on by SITSgirls this past weekend was all kinds of AWESOMENESS! I mean really freakin’ awesome. So awesome I almost couldn’t even stand it. Though the Mirassou wine helped my make it through. Moscato or Reisling…can’t decide which is my favorite. But I digress….. I attend 2 to 3… READ MORE »

Chocolate Covered Popcorn

I love this easy treat that combines crunchy, salty, and sweet all in one. I had someone I worked with years ago make this and I love, love, loved it! Now I make it a few times a year. I hadn’t planned on making it for Labor Day but when I asked Sydney (my 8… READ MORE »

Wedding Wednesday

WE did it! We did it! We agreed on a ring! YAHOO!!!! Can you tell I’m excited? After 3 months of being engaged and some not so fun ring shopping we had a successful trip to Distinctive Diamonds, which I wrote about last week. Tammy, our amazing sales gal at Distinctive Diamonds, delivered the CAD… READ MORE »

It’s All About Photography

I wrote last week about the need to improve my photography skills (among others) and subsequently the need for an editorial calendar so I can plan for the images I need. I feel accomplished that I created my editorial calendar for September and this month is going to be all about photography. Because I am… READ MORE »