good start: 6 tips for making your day great

(photo: zastaviky.com) okay. so i have been slacking over here. a lot. i know it. it’s been a weird summer. but it’s now a new month and i’m determined to get my mess back in gear. to that end, i’m making every effort to post (nearly?) every day. and you’ll probably see a lot of…

NaBloPoMo day 30: last hurrah & lessons

break out the Cristal, bitches. it’s a wrap! i can’t believe i survived. why didn’t somebody stop me from rolling straight from Blogtober14 into NaBloPoMo? i mean, really. i said back at the beginning of the month that i must be crazy and now, i’m completely sure i am. good. now i can officially use…

NaBloPoMo day 29: Small Business Saturday haul

while i hate every single thing about yesterday’s shopping shenannigans with the white-hot intensity of 1,000 suns, my feelings about today’s shopping cause is equally as strong in the opposite direction. running a small business — especially retail — is hard. and i love to do anything i can to support those businesses owners whenever…

NaBloPoMo: bonus post!

okay, okay. for those keeping score, this is less of a bonus post and more of a make-up post. call it what you want. with just 2 days to go, i’m officially caught up on this 30 days/30 posts NaBloPoMo insanity. whew. so, i usually try to stay as far away from work here as…

NaBloPoMo day 28: black Friday (a no-retail zone)

omg. literally. i can’t think of anything i’d less like to do than stand in line for 16 hours in the freezing cold in the middle of the night probably surrounded by super-annoying people, face a stampede of said annoying people, risk getting crushed against the automatic doors of some big box retailer, then run…

NaBloPoMo day 20: sparkling or still?

yeesh. last night was late. after my work party, there was a lengthy gabfest with Spy, who’d just gotten back from a quick trip. and there was a lot of wine. and well, it all was completely fantastic until today when morning arrived way too early. so i headed over to The Daily Post  in…

NaBloPoMo day 19: wine Wednesday — back to the box (again)!

super quick check in here, y’all. i have a big launch party tonight for a project i’ve been working on most of the year. i can’t really talk about it yet, but suffice to say a lot of hard work went into it and it’s amazing to see the combination of videos and apps coming together on…

NaBloPoMo day 18: feelin’ the love

each morning when i wake up, pretty much the first thing i do (after peeling the cat off my head) is look at my phone to see what has happened overnight and what my schedule is for the day. this morning, i was surprised to find a sweet little piece of news that truly warmed my…

NaBloPoMo day 17: golden key a.k.a. make it rain!

sorry, y’all. call me vapid. call me unimaginative. call me greedy. but if i had a “. . . a key that can open one building, room, locker, or box to which you don’t normally have access. How do you use it, and why?” (thanks, The Daily Post!), i sure as hell can’t think of anything i’d…

NaBloPoMo day 16: Sunday short #2

yep. i completely blew this one off last weekend. Sunday shorts was a totally stupid commitment on top of NaBloPoMo. and i have never been called an over-achiever, y’all. so not sure at all what i was thinking, except that there was some kind of writer’s high and bizarrely non-religious, but god-must-hate-me kind of guilt…