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Being Fabulous is a Skill Link Up

One of my personal mantras is Being Fabulous is a Skill. I guess because I like to think I’m fabulous. Some days I feel this more than others, but I truly believe we are all fabulous in our own way. It’s just not always as effortless as we make it seem (ha). In today’s link… READ MORE »

Blogging Business Plan Part 1

OK, so you’ve been blogging for a while and you’re thinking how can I make a living from this or at least how can I make Starbucks money from this? There are many different ways. Advertising, ad networks, sponsored posts, etc. But what you don’t want to do is go after things willy-nilly. You want… READ MORE »

March Goals

I feel my year is off to a sluggish start. I’ve had some unexpected obstacles put in my way and it’s slowed me down a little trying to figure out how I feel and what to do. So I thought I would kick off a new month with new energy and a new focus to… READ MORE »

DIY Lipstick

OK, first I want to clarify that this will probably be the only DIY type post you will ever see on my blog. That’s because I am not at all a DIY kind of person. That skill is not in my wheelhouse. I can’t even believe I did this much less that it turned out… READ MORE »

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

Happy Sunday everyone! Multiple Sclerosis awareness week is upon us. If you aren’t clear as to what MS really is then you can help the cause by taking a few minutes and learning. Basically, it is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. Here are a few more facts: 1. Multiple sclerosis (MS)… READ MORE »

Accessories & Alibis – a chick lit mystery

 Accessories & Alibis, Presley Thurman Chick Lit Mystery #10. Presley buys failing retail boutique, Silk, and on the first day of business ownership the store manager Roxanne is arrested for murdering her boyfriend. Roxanne insists she’s innocent and asks for Presley’s help. Presley believes her and tries to help while getting the boutique up and running… READ MORE »

Fab 5 Friday

Here are some posts I enjoyed this week. Hope you do too! Honestly WTF – Coffee Stains…beautiful art and she likes Sons of Anarchy. That’s my kind of gal!Librarian for Life and Style – Librarian for Life and Style – Husband’s Style on a Casual Day Out…love it when the guy participates on the blog…. READ MORE »

March Photo Challenge

I’ve mentioned it before on this blog that I’m a bit photographically (is that even a word) challenged. Even if you haven’t read my past blog posts on the whole photography thing it’s pretty obvious, I got a C in my photography class junior year of high school. I’m also not what one would call… READ MORE »

How to Effectively Use Google Plus

First, I want to say CONGRATS to Meghan M. for entering and winning the drawing on my Instagram post last week – and for your helpful tips! Second, I want to say thanks for all the great input on what I can/should do to improve my Instagram engagement. It was very helpful and I am… READ MORE »

Yummy Bran Muffins

I realize the name Bran Muffins might not sound all that enticing. It’s not like double chocolate muffins or apple cinnamon muffins or even a plain ole blueberry muffin might sound better than a bran muffin. But trust me these aren’t too bad. I love muffins because they’re easy on the go food and am… READ MORE »

What to Write About?

It’s no secret that when it comes to blogging that content is key. Along with photography but for today my focus is on content. The whole goal of having a blog is that someone will read it. To get people to your blog there has to be something worth reading. The ‘what’s in it for… READ MORE »