Thank You for 5+ Years of Blogging!

Bigger, Better Blogging Week

I really couldn't have gotten this far without your support and interest! I am so happy you're all here and joining me on this adventure. Along with the giveaway I'm sponsoring, I am giving back by putting together a series all about blogging! Whether you're a blogger, want to be one, or blog for your business website, this series is for you! … [Read more...]

Plumb Artist-Designed Notebooks


You put your most creative thoughts and drawings in to your journals and sketchbooks. Why would you want to use ordinary bound books to capture your creativity? Plum is a new line of notebooks designed and illustrated by contemporary artists. There are a wide variety of sizes and styles to suit all your needs. One of the things I most like about Plum notebooks is that, since they're designed by people who actually use them for their creative needs, they're well-thought out and practical. These … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea: Custom Books

(sponsored post) I love to share pictures with my friends and family online - but love to share them in a keepsake photo book much more. I've put together a few photo books from my travels and family visits for my parents over the years. If you're nervous about figuring out how to create your own photo book, don't be! … [Read more...]

Redbubble Helps you go Back to School in Style

Redbubble Tote Bag

Who wants to have the same t-shirt, tote bag or phone case as everyone else—when school is all about showing off your individuality. That's what school is for, right? Developing your own style?! While I'm not going back to school in a traditional sense, I do consider myself a lifelong learner. As such, I spend a fair amount of time with my laptop at libraries (actually, I'm at my local library right now). I like to carry my library books home in a comfortable tote bag that holds a decent … [Read more...]

How to Plan to be Spontaneous

Plan to be spontaneous

Planning to be spontaneous—seems like a contradiction, doesn't it? The truth is, if you don't leave room in your life for spontaneity you'll just end up feeling guilty the entire time when you decide to ditch your to-do list or skip out of work early to hit the beach.  … [Read more...]

Get Prepared for Summer Camp!

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FTC Disclosure Statement: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Did you go to summer camp when you were a kid? I was lucky enough to go away a fews times when I was younger, and often went to day camps, too. … [Read more...]

Case Logic Laptop Bag— Perfect for Entrepreneurs

caselogic laptop bag

A backpack is too juvenile, a hard case laptop bag is too stuffy, but the Caselogic laptop bag I just got is just right. The Case Logic MLA-116 Laptop Bag allows me to take all the essentials with me when I'm meeting a client, giving a presentation or teaching a workshop. I can easily carry my 13" MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone, wallet, notebook, pens, and room for a little more.  I like that it has both a shoulder strap and comfortable handles, so that I have options when it comes to carrying the … [Read more...]

Next Issue App – Love is a Many-Magazined App

next issue app

I have been spending a lot of time on my iPad lately—not surfing online, not on social media. . .but reading! You heard that right—I've been taking my iPad with me everywhere so that I can make the most of the few minutes here and there to catch up on my magazine reading. The Next Issue app has saved me from both lugging around multiple magazines, and also from wasting time while I'm waiting for appointments and what-not. I recently flew from Vancouver to Calgary. Normally, this is a one and … [Read more...]

Top Home Office Essentials for Bloggers

Office Essentials for Bloggers

Beautiful and useful—two reasons that I like to keep my Belkin Messenger Bag around my home office—at the ready for blogging on-the-go. Whether you're blogging from home or blogging from elsewhere. . .there are certain things that every blogger needs for their office. While I do most of my writing from home, I do like to treat myself to a coffee once in while and get some concentrated time to focus on getting things done without distractions. I have been lucky enough to take my blogging career … [Read more...]

How to Decorate for the Holidays in a Rental Place PLUS #Giveaway $200 ARV

decorate for the holidays

I love to celebrate the changing of the seasons by decorating accordingly. Usually, a few changes to my sofa in the form of different cushions and throws work well—but around the holidays, I like to make things extra cozy. I'm sure you can think of a few types of decorations that you typically bring out every year around this time— The challenge: how do I add these fun, festive seasonal elements to my apartment without damaging the walls and angering my landlords? I've got just the solution: … [Read more...]