Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Losing My Blogging Mojo

SOC Sunday 2015

This week felt like my first real brain dump. It’s been hard to let go of my writing. A lot harder than when I used to do this. So I’m thinking maybe this exercise is a good one for me. When I wrote this entry, I started in one direction and felt like my fingers carried […]

The images that come when you Google yourself

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A few days ago, I was following a thread that the lovely Amy Bellgardt from MomSpark had posted on Facebook. She had apparently done a Google search of her name (which, trust me, is something anyone online should do from time to time) and looked at the images that were returned. She shared with us one […]

Do we need another conference?

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I’ve had event planning in my blood for quite some time. I entertain at my home. I prepare food and drink for the masses. I even try to decorate or provide a theme where appropriate. But I haven’t had the chance to do real event planning until I officially started with SheBuysCars a few months ago. In […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Breaking my own rules

SOC Sunday 2015

It’s Sunday and whether or not you attend some sort of worship service, I think Sunday is the ideal time for quiet reflection and a time to release a lot of what’s jumbled up inside our heads. Sometimes it’s a release. Sometimes it provides clarity. And sometimes, like this morning for me, it’s simply therapeutic. […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: What’s a gallbladder for anyway?

SOC Sunday 2015

In case you missed it last Sunday, I decided to resurrect my stream of consciousness series on Sunday mornings. I started it a few years ago and then turned it over to someone else who isn’t doing it anymore. I don’t know if I needed permission to take it back but I decided I needed […]

Blogmas 2014: Families and Heart and Soul

Blogmas 2014

There’s usually at least one day of Blogmas that requires tissues. This might be that day for you. But don’t worry. They’re not all tearjerkers. In fact, none of them made me cry but they all made me feel, which is one of the best things a blog post can do for me. Family The first […]

Blogmas 2014: Funny is as Funny does

Blogmas 2014

Although I’m totally off schedule this year (January has been complicated), I’m slowly working my way through the Blogmas posts featuring the best of 2014 that you probably never read. I like to think of them as hidden gems because chances are I’ve never read most of the submitted posts until after they’ve been submitted. […]

Blogmas 2014: The First Posts of Blogmas

Blogmas 2014

It was the best of years, it was the worst of years… That pretty much sums up my blogging year for 2014. I wrote consistently and steadily and my traffic grew. People seem find me through a million different unexpected Google searches these days. As a result, some of my most popular posts this year were […]

A Blogger’s New Year’s Resolutions

Top 20 Blogger Resolutions

1. I will keep my inbox fully read every day. 2. If I move emails to a folder indicating that email requires action, I will actually look at those emails and take action. 3. I will not get annoyed at invitations to write a post about a suggested topic because a company thinks it might […]

3 Cameras to Covet from Best Buy

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A few weeks ago, I created what I think was my best gift guide yet. I always look for cool, slightly unusual, and definitely not pie-in-the-sky items. I had four subguides broken down into kids stuff, socially good products, out of the ordinary gift ideas, and all the things a blogger like me would covet. […]

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like BLOGMAS

Blogmas 2014

If you were sitting on pins and needles wondering if the Blogmas Awards were going to go the way of the retiring blog conferences, the wait is over. BLOGMAS HAS RETURNED!   In case this is your first experience with Blogmas, let me ‘splain. When I started blogging waaaaaay back in 2009, I had no […]