• Why I Write

    The other day I was listening to a podcast where they discussed the social media progression in the last decade from online threads to blogs to Pinterest to Instagram to live stream video and multi-media content platforms. The two hosts shared how blogs have been on the decline for the last five years. And I

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  • What I’ve been up to

    Hello dear blog readers! Goodness, four months without a post? Tsk tsk. I’ve started and stopped this post dozens of times throughout the last few months. Not because I don’t know what to say — there’s plenty of things to catch you guys up on! — but I always got distracted or was tired of

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  • 31 Decisions I’m Glad I Made

    What up readers! Long time no write! This year I’m jumping on the blogging bandwagon and participating in The Nester’s 31 Day Writing Challenge. Get excited people! I will be writing on a regular basis again! I participated in the challenge two years ago and really enjoyed it. It was hard, but stretched my brain and creativity to

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  • DogVacay + A Night on the Town

    I am no blog superstar by any means, but occasionally I am approached by advertisers to check out their products or pay me in exchange for a post on the site. As you can tell from the lack of sponsored posts on this site, I normally reject them. I’m not against sponsored posts per say, just am

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  • Happier at Home Review | No Commitment Blogger Book Club #3

    Happy Fool’s Day! In March we read Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin in the No Commitment Blogger Book Club (<–that’s a mouthful. Maybe I’ll shorten the name to just Book Club?). My thoughts and review below. What was the book about? Gretchen’s search for happiness continues. Modeled after her first book, The Happiness Project,

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  • How to Move Google Reader Subscriptions to BlogLovin’

    Yesterday the world received some very sad news: Google Reader is going away. I know. Sad face. I’ve been using Google Reader since I first started following blogs back in 2008. I love the way that it’s attached to my gmail. I love the interface and the way I have everything organized. I love that it’s one

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  • A Meetup of Influential Women

    Happy Wednesday my friends! Today I’m excited to share a little bit about me with the Influence Network ladies. I joined the Influence Network soon after the new year and LOVE IT. It’s been a place of collaboration, inspiration, and just plain fun getting to know like-minded women. The rules are: Post 3 things about

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  • Smitten Kitchen Cookbook Signing

    I found out last minute (thanks to my sister Carrie!) that Deb Perelman, the writer behind the Smitten Kitchen blog, was in Raleigh for a book signing last Friday. I was feeling particularly tired that day, so I had to ask myself: Should I stay inside on this wet, cold Friday night and relax after

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  • A Class on Budgeting

    Is there one area in your budget you just can’t seem to get under control? Have you ever wanted to hear more about my financial story? Who is dying to see what I look like over a webcam? :) Now’s your chance, my friends! A week from today, February 20th at 9pm EST, I will be

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