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      Dear Readers, It has been 7 days since my last post and I feel really bad. Please forgive me. Now in my defense I was in Cancun with my kids and then San Diego at a conference. It was a week span that just took my schedule and threw it off the… READ MORE »

Crazy Excuse Troll

On my vacation I had plenty of plane time and was able to re-read some of Kristen Lamb’s books. In Are You There Blog? It’s Me Writer, she talked about the Crazy Excuse Troll. The thing that keeps you from doing what you should be doing to drive your business forward. For me my Crazy… READ MORE »

Fashionable and Affordable Sunglasses

I wear my sunglasses at night…..Ok…not really but I LOVED that song when I was in grade school!           Sunglasses are one of those items that are both fashion and function. I know for me personally even on semi cloudy days I wear sunglasses because my eyes are sensitive to the… READ MORE »

Best Laid Plans

I say that because it is Wednesday. I leave for a semi vacation on Friday and yet I am hopelessly behind when my goal this week was to get ahead so I could actually enjoy my vacation rather than have to work during it. In my defense my daughter was sick with strep Sunday, Monday,… READ MORE »

April is here

Happy April Fool’s day! While I’m not one for pranks, which is what we normally associate this day with, I do love the first day of the month. Any month. It’s like a fresh start 12 times a year. Today is even better because it’s actually nice out. Indiana has been hit hard with crazy… READ MORE »

Florida Fun

My junior corespondent, Allie, allowing us to share her great Florida vacation through pictures.

Friday Favorites

We all have those things we love and take everywhere. The things we couldn’t even fathom being without for any extended period of time. Here are my top 5. Laptop – I have 2. A 13” Mac Book Pro and an 11” Mac Book Air. I had a Chomebook before the air and it just… READ MORE »

I Need An Entourage

After much thinking, I’ve decided I need an entourage. Entourage defined is: a group of people who go with and assist an important person. Ok, fine. I realize I’m not really an important person (except in my own mind) but as a blogger/author/all around fabulous person, I have come to realize I can’t do this… READ MORE »

A Mother’s Day Never Ends

A mom’s day is not a short one. I wouldn’t even say it’s a medium sized one. It’s damn long no matter how you slice it. When my kids were really little they needed constant watching over and I couldn’t wait for the days until they were more independent and I could get some rest…. READ MORE »

Top 5 Things To Get Me Out Of A Funk

  Do you ever have those days where you feel nothing is going right, the world is against you, you work so hard and get no return and you want to just say F@*% it all? Yeah…we’ve all had those days. I had one of those recently and while I was beating myself up I… READ MORE »

Money Monday

In last weeks Money Monday post I talked briefly about needing to tighten the financial belt. My ultimate goal by the end of this year to pay off all credit card debt and I would like to also pay off half my car loan (I just bought it in Oct. when the transmission on my… READ MORE »