Something for the weekend

Here's a good reminder of something the world just needs a little more of right now - love. There hasn't been a lot of posting on the blog going on over here lately, unfortunately. I did manage to get my newsletter out this week, but the blog posts I'd planned still need a little tweaking before I hit publish, but I'm working on them. I have been spending a lot of time playing with my photo gear and really trying to evaluate if upgrading my camera body is something I need to do.

Here’s a good reminder of something the world just needs a little more of right now – love. There hasn’t been a lot of posting on the blog going on over here lately, unfortunately. I did manage to get my newsletter out this week, but the blog posts I’d planned still need a little tweaking before I hit publish, but I’m working on them. I …

Something for the weekend

This week has been a little rough, I’m not gonna lie. I’ve been struggling with some depression and haven’t really done much of anything besides take care of the kids and keep the house clean. We had a nice visit with my parents on Sunday and Hannah got some much-loved roller skates for her birthday from them, along with a bunch of fun art supplies …

Deck Review: Lumina Tarot by Inner Hue

The postman brought me happy mail the other day – the Lumina Tarot deck and guidebook I’d ordered arrived from Australia! I debated for quite some time about purchasing this deck, but in the end, the cards just spoke to me. Someone I know who is very into tarot purchased this deck and failed to connect with it, eventually finding it a new home because …

Something for the weekend

What's inspiring me this week - Jennadesigns

This past week we celebrated Hannah’s birthday – she’s 8 now! We went out to eat, came home had cake and opened presents. I got Hannah the mother load of art supplies and she was thrilled. Anything to get her off the computer and be a little more creative. Fortunately, she’s loves making art (just like her mama!) so it was a huge hit. I …

30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge – Week 1 recap

The first week of the 30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge is complete! I love this sign that I have displayed in my writing nook as it reminds me that every day we have the choice to make the next a better one. And that’s what this challenge is about – making choices to make subsequent days better days. Below is a reflection of the first week …

Something for the weekend – what’s inspiring me now

You guys, it’s been five weeks now since we adopted Wally, our 9-month-old domestic short hair kitten, and I gotta say, I love this little guy! He’s been my best buddy since we took him home – he follows me all over the house like a dog, sleeps with me during the day while everyone else is gone and greets me at the door when …

How to create a Pinterest graphic – and free template!

Having beautiful Pinterest graphics will allow you to maximize your blog traffic. Not only does it allow you to post on Pinterest, which brings traffic to your site, but it allows your readers to post your graphic on Pinterest for future reference. It is a win-win situation. So, how do you create those traffic-generating graphics? I'll show you how and give you a free template!

As a blogger, Pinterest is a vital source of traffic. The majority of my traffic comes from Pinterest, with one image in particular that has been pinned more than 4,000 times. I love Pinterest … like REALLY love Pinterest! I have more than 4,000 followers and something like 70 boards, covering a wide variety of my interests. It’s fair to say I spend quite a …

30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge

Last month, two bloggers I follow – Kiara at Blissfully Brunette and Erin from A Welder’s Wife – undertook the 30-day Mental Cleanse Challenge. I enjoyed following their progress weekly and have been motivated to give it a shot the month of March. It just sounds like a nice way to ease into spring and something my mind and body is telling me it needs! …

35 tips for frugal living with children – How we get by on less

Where do I find ways to save money? Here my top 35 tips on getting by on less:

In 2009 I wrote a popular blog post about how I made things work financially while being unemployed for nearly a year and in school to get my nursing degree. It outlined all the ways I had worked to pinch pennies and after putting it all down on paper, I realized I was more resourceful than I thought. It was then I really embraced frugal …