We are all looking for some kind of sanctuary. A place where we can dream, create, focus, hibernate with a good book or even to simply rest. For some of you your ideal studio will be light and bright and for others, it will be dark and soothing. I've been on the fence until recently which ... Read More about My Sanctuary Studio
My friend L. Danielle Baldwin shared this post by Aleksandra Slijepcevic of Elite Daily this morning and it's a good thing too. I needed to hear every word. There is indeed beauty in the breakdown. Go ahead and read it. . . I'll wait. 10 Reasons Why Losing Your Sh*t Will Make Your Life Come ... Read More about Beauty and the Breakdown
I finally watched Margaret Heffernan's Ted Talk today over lunch, 'Dare to Disagree'. [view interactive transcript here] Something from her talk struck me: "So how do organizations think? Well, for the most part, they don't. And that isn't because they don't want to, it's really because they ... Read More about Daring to Disagree
While reading 5 Ways to Set Up Your Employees for Success in 2015 I was inspired to ask my Facebook friends this question: 'What is your biggest challenge when trying to get more people inside of an organization to support their own brand's social media activities?' A quote that stuck out to ... Read More about Success through Social Media Education?
Recently, the local CBS affiliate WFMY News 2, interviewed me about what hashtags would be big this year. I pointed out that jumping on the 'hot' hashtags may seem like the right thing to do, but more often than not, your message will get lost in the noise of everyone else hoping to get heard or ... Read More about All about hashtags
Y'all know by now that I love to hack recipes for a few reasons. 1. because I'd like to think I can make them better and 2. I know I can make them cheaper. After my husband snuck in a few packages of Nestle Crunch bars into the shopping basket this week, I was determined to prove to him that ... Read More about Recipe: 2 Ingredient Chocolate Crunch Bars
Do you own your own business? Then you probably have wondered at some point in your life when should you fire a client? Tough question isn't it? It is for many who don't see the red flags and warnings that are often present and end up in unhealthy relationships with ungrateful clients. . . or ... Read More about When should you fire a client?
How long is too long before a brand responds to your comment or question via social media? This is a question I asked this morning on Facebook because I wanted to see what others thought was too long to receive a response via social media from a brand. And then I thought -well it shouldn't be ... Read More about How long is too long before a brand responds to your comment or question via social media?
After subscribing to a mid-sized rant post earlier this morning, by Erika Napoletano, I quickly realized that I would have to unsubscribe once my 100% charged phone reached 33% in only a few short hours. Here's the Facebook post if you are curious and especially if you own your own business. It ... Read More about How to turn off notifications to subscribed updates on #Facebook
Recently I came across this amazing recipe for Slow Cooker Apple Sausage in Onion Gravy by Erren's Kitchen. I am not going to lie that I was intimidated to try this because I had never made Yorkshire Pudding before. Hell, I didn't even know what it was! After reading Erren's post, I simply could ... Read More about Recipe: The Colonies version of Apple Sausage in Onion Gravy
Rarely do I ever feel folks want, or are prepared for, the truth when they ask the question "How are you?" In person (but especially online) I have always been taught to say say "I'm fine, thank you! And you?" It's a great answer when you are really fine but I think that creates a hollow exchange ... Read More about I’m fine, thank you. And you?
Whilst waiting for my husband to wake up so that I can noisily sew these fabulous silk curtains into a duvet cover, I came across a Facebook post that linked to this MTV article and video thanks to Peg Fitzpatrick (check out her new book "The Art of Social Media' here) Thanks for this Peg! I will ... Read More about Seven things I learned from Taylor Swift and #Swiftmas
While looking for some inspiration to write this morning, as I sip on my tea and tearfully reflect on 2014, I came across this quote and thought I'd share. . . “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Often, when I am ... Read More about Finding your words
If you own your own business you know how terribly unforgiving it can be. It's tough. It's scary. It's exciting. It's infuriating. It's rewarding. At times the stress can be overwhelming. . . especially when you try so hard to do, be and give with little thought to your own well being. It can ... Read More about Swimming in Stress
Since my kitchen is unavailable due to my "reclaim the space" movement. . . I felt like I needed to share a simple recipe that can be made window side in your living room. I have yet to have a meal come from my kitchen in over a week and my husband is getting twitchy for me to finish building, ... Read More about Recipe: Two tomato salad