Tutorial: Sweater Stockings with Cuff and Coordinating Loop

Sweater Stocking Tutorial

This year we found the cutest stockings at the store, but I wasn’t willing to p art with the money for them. They were knit stockings with beautiful designs on them, so soft and warm. But when we started putting up our Christmas decorations and I took out our old boring stockings (you know, the kind with the iron-on transfer names), they just didn’t have quite the same feel. Plus, I’ve still not gotten around to doing the iron-on transfer name for our youngest, who is now 3. It might have something to do with me not knowing the location […] Click to read more

melancholy a youtube playlist

YouTube Playlist: Melancholy

Do you remember making mix tapes? Recording songs off the radio with your super awesome stereo? Man, those were the days. You had to catch the song at just the right time, making top 40 countdown an amazing source for music and something to which you absolutely had to listen. And then when you didn’t get it quite right, you’d have to rewind and it could take a few tries before you absolutely had it correct – with no DJ talk, unless you wanted to include the name of the song, not too  long of an awkward pause, filling up […] Click to read more

How do I keep to my fitness goals when I’m on the move?

I often think that I want to keep my fitness up while on the move but there just isn’t the time. That’s why protein powder is essential for those who want to achieve their fitness goals and boost their overall health and well-being. Sometimes, in the middle of a busy day, I feel that I am losing energy and there is no time to prepare a healthy meal. That’s when I look for an easy solution that I know is going to do me good. On the move All the time we’re on the move our bodies are working hard […] Click to read more

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Did You Know? I’m an Independent Consultant with Simply Aroma

I may not have told you this, but I’ve been an Independent Consultant for Simply Aroma for a little while now. I’ve tried other direct sales companies before, and they just weren’t the right fit for me because the products contained toxins and that’s just not a product I can feel confident telling my friends to use. And then I found Simply Aroma. I had seen some of my friends online sign up as consultants, and I’d even been watching since before it officially launched, but it was only recently that I signed up. I wanted to see how the […] Click to read more

4 Digital Business Cards

4 Free Digital Business Card Solutions to Save the Trees While Growing Your Network

With the ShiftCon Conference swiftly approaching, I’ve been checking out packing lists and working on my list of what I will be packing. I haven’t updated my business cards in quite a while – they end up being stuck places and I just can’t bear to hand out so many pieces of paper that are, in all likelyhood, going to be tossed by the recipients. Especially not at an eco/wellness social media conference. So I’ve done some quick research on digital business cards, checking out the options to see what it most likely to be useful. My criteria included being […] Click to read more

CDC Image of Ebola Virus

Ebola Outbreak: History of the Virus

People think about death – some more than others, but it’s a thought that happens. We don’t know how or when we will die, and we don’t know exactly what happens after death. It is natural that we wonder about death. Some people even have ways they think they would prefer to die – for example, a quick death over a long drawn-out illness that culminated in death. One of the worst ways I can think of to die would involve uncontrollable bleeding. From orifices. Like Ebola. I think it’s fairly safe to assume that most people would consider that […] Click to read more

My elevator pitch in word cloud form

My New Elevator Pitch – #31DBBBDay1

I mentioned recently that I am undertaking the ProBlogger 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge this month with a group of my friends who also write blogs. Today is day 1, and the challenge is to write an elevator pitch. I have written an elevator pitch for my blog before, so at first my plan was to just use the same one. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it has been quite a while since I wrote that and my direction as a blogger may have changed since then. Instead of just […] Click to read more

August 2014 #31DBBB Group

August 2014 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Group #31DBB

This post contains an affiliate link. I receive a portion of the sales when you buy the book through my link. Blogging. It is both my favorite and my most dreaded activity. I’ve been blogging since my junior year of high school, which was fourteen years ago, even though the time seems to have flown by. Over the years, I’ve written poetry, short stories, researched articles, post silly pictures, and everything in between. I’ve attempted to make DIY tutorials and recipes that I generally ended up not really liking. I’ve launched and left several websites. In all of it, I’ve […] Click to read more

Pressure canning dry beans

Prepare Dry Beans in Advance by Pressure Canning

I love the economy of dried beans. I love being able to know exactly what ingredients went into my dishes. The only problem is that I am terrible at setting them out ahead of time to rehydrate and cook them in time for the meals at which I’d like to serve them. I just don’t have that kind of organization in my meal preparation! And recently, I discovered that I am not the only one! To work around this known deficiency of mine, I find that it is easier to do all the work for dried beans at one time […] Click to read more

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