• Blogging,  Goals,  Updates

    When Life Throws You Lemons Change the Recipe

    You have two option (well maybe three); you either learn to make lemonade, or you cry.  (the third option, you make lemonade and add some vodka).  Either way you look at it, life changes and you need to learn how to deal. Life comes at you fast, I mean really fast.  There is very little time to stop and smell the roses sometimes. Things that you really want to do get put on the back burner while things that aren’t as important to your soul are suddenly front in center.  It is difficult to find balance and often you feel like you have failed at life.  The one golden rule in…

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    Family,  updates

    Fall is here…

    Fall is here. It is one of my favorite time of year. Things get back to a normal routine and normal patterns return. The leaves start to turn colors and it shows that there can be beauty in death. Anyway…. Fall has come back around and for some reason, this year it feels much more amazing. Why might you ask? Well, let’s write a list. (I just love lists!) First off, it’s not ungodly hot and I do not feel like I am going to melt. Even in my air conditioned house, it still was hot as hell out there this summer!  Also, bugs go back to hell, where they…

  • Blogging,  Updates

    In like a lion, out like a lamb…

    That’s how March is often described as; it’s how I grew up remembering it. I lived on the East coast and I would hear it a lot. Every March first, the teacher would change the hearts and set up the lions and lambs. Either way, March is almost always known to be a transitional month. Let’s just say that it is true for me this month! Last month was pretty busy for me. A lot of things had been going on. Doctor appointments, babysitting a little more, so many school events and birthdays. Somewhere I once I read that February was the least popular month for birthdays. I don’t think…

  • Blogging,  Updates

    Big plans on the horizon

    Like I have said before in other posts, I have big things planned for this site. At the moment, a lot of everything is going on in the background. So, unless you live in my head, you can’t see much of anything. As a result, today I will share a little with what is going on in my head. I am going to try my best not to confuse you and not have you become lost in my head along the way. First thing is first, my current short term goal at the moment (for the blog) is for the next six weeks, I am going to post something once…

  • Writing

    The Future

    Sadly, I haven’t been able to keep up with all of the assignments for Writing 101.  But I think this one looks like fun! 🙂 So here I go! 🙂 Next month I plan to … I plan to continue all the great stuff that I started (like all the great interviews I’ve done) and I am looking into getting my hands wet in a new series.  Here is the poll.  😉  Give me your vote and it shall be awesome! What does the remainder of 2015 hold for me?  Well I am hoping for the best.  I hope it will be as great as September has been to me!…

  • Blogging,  Updates

    Simple and Quick.

    I thought I would post on last time tonight before I crash!  Two crazy exciting things have happened with my baby (and by baby I mean blog 😀 ) I have reached over 100 page views in a single day. And I have reached my 100 post today as well!  (With this post!) I know that these are major events but to me, they mean a lot!  I am so excited for what the future may hold!  Thank you guys for all the love and support… Now if I could only get to 100 followers by midnight…  Then it would be three 100 things in a day! Until next time! 😀

  • Blogging,  Writing

    Tunnel Vision

    We were asked to pick a social media site to focus on and then create a game plan on how to increase traffic to our blog from there. I know several people who picked Facebook and Twitter for their social media site to focus on.   I thought about choosing one of those, but then it occurred to me, why?  Why would I do that when there are others out there that might work out better? By now, you are wondering, which one did you pick?  I choose Google+. Why?  Because, I wanna! Okay, but really there are a few great reasons to use Google+. Space isn’t temporary or limited to 140…

  • Blogging,  Updates

    Personal Blog Post

    This post is supposed to be my own take on a blog post. I am struggling with this. I mean, isn’t any all blog post a personal take on things? So what am I supposed to talk about? I could talk about my daughter and how her birthday is coming up, but I don’t want to expose her in depth to a world that may or may not be ready for her. And I don’t know if she would want to be out in the world just yet. I don’t want to force her into anything she’s not ready for, ever! I want her to decide what she wants in…

  • Blogging,  Updates

    Weekly wrap up

    This week had been nice.  I have enjoyed it!  🙂   I hope you guys had a great week and I hope that next week will be even better! This past week So, like I said before, this week has bee kind to me.  I was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award twice this week!   Here are the posts: this and this.  Enjoy! Also, on my current project front, I have increased my word count goal to 65,000 words, since I had hit my word count goal on the 13th.  This week I wrote 3,984 words and only missed two days of writing.  I’m aiming to increase this count by next week!  I…

  • Blogging,  Updates

    Three goals…

    Everyone has goals – no two people have the same goals. On top of that, no one has just three goals. I mean, I don’t. I have goals for thins blog, my career goals, writing goals, family goals and other goals. I really struggled with just listing three goals. But I did and I listed a few steps that I plan on taking to achieve these goals. So, without more blabbing, here they are à One – I want to become a published author within a year time. But, I know that isn’t just going to happen so I am going to get the ball rolling and get as close…