For most of my life I have felt a certain anxiety. As a kid, it was often prompted while I was away from home. School and sleepovers generally brought out a sense of nausea and I was told that I probably just got homesick a...

Today's city guide is brought to you by Kristin of Halifax! Hello and welcome to my neck of the woods - Halifax, Nova Scotia! We’re a quaint little seaport city located on Canada’s far Atlantic coast. But that’s what I love about it the most -...

Last night I taught my first class through The Influence Network! For an hour, I went over Wordpress 101 and we covered A LOT. I talked for 40 minutes straight (while experiencing some audio issues) and then took questions for the remaining 20 minutes! I...

I welcome February with open arms. January flew by and was quite successful. I felt balanced and met business goals. I'm looking forward to accomplishing new ones! If you missed it, you can see my how I accomplished all 3 January goals (here, here and...

One of January's 3 New Things was to create a vanity in our bedroom. A place where I could keep my jewelry and nail polish. A place where I could do my makeup with the help of some natural light. I was looking for a...

This post is not a guide. It's not legal advice. It's not even really financial advice. It's more of a commentary, really. A lot of people don't talk about money and it's pretty silly. I meet a lot of self-employed individuals and most get pretty...

Today’s CITY GUIDE is brought to you by Lindsay Mueller! Read Pt. 1 here. Over the summer (which seems so far away now that it’s the middle of January!), I teamed up with Allie to bring you Brooklyn City Guide--and it was so much fun that I...

Today's city guide is brought to you by Kate Wong of Stripe Cat Studio! San Francisco’s Mission District is one of the city’s best known neighborhoods: first for its seedy character, later for its reputation as a haven for artists and hipsters. Step into The Mission,...

Each month, I choose 3 new things to do! It keeps me from flaking out on year-long goals and makes the start of each month pretty exciting and fresh! One of my things to do in January was to organize our closet! It's a pretty...

One of my new year resolutions is to revive the Here We Go series here on my blog! There are SO many topics to cover when it comes to blogging (whether you're a beginner or a pro). Today's post is a bit of a plug...

I want to start this out by saying that making your own pasta is exciting and rewarding. It’s also not too complex, especially once you are familiar with it. The pasta dough recipe I included, which originally comes from AllRecipes, is the simplest and most...

Today's City Guide is brought to you by Tracy of Good Day Howard! Sacramento seems to be the least loved of California's big cities. It's often called a 'cow town,' and thought of by those fancy cityfolk as podunk and tiny. I'll let you in on...

Happy New Year, loves! I thought about posting last week and yesterday too but decided to wait until January 1st to post my 3 new things! I started this series to better tackle trying new things and to list goals. There's something quite daunting about...

Today's HERE WE GO post is a short interview with Adproval founder, Matthew Anderson! Adproval is an easy way to manage and sell your ad space directly to sponsors you approve. Learn more here: How did Adproval begin? Were you involved in the blogging community beforehand? I...

Today's city guide is brought to you by Elena who blogs over at Randomly Happy! It's no wonder that Rome is such a classic travel destination. It's got everything you could possibly want in a city - history, beautiful old buildings, amazing food, colourful street life. All squeezed into...

December is already here but I wouldn't know it considering today's high is 69 degrees. (WHAT?) Honestly if it's never going to snow here in Ohio then I'm out. I need a cold winter! I'm sure not everyone else agrees with me but I'm totally...

In the month of October, I went about town chasing off squirrels and collecting acorns to make acorn flour after reading about it on one of my new favorite food blogs. While going through the process of making acorn flour, I learned a lot about...

Just wanted you all to know that I haven't disappeared! I recently transferred to a new hosting account and I'm unable to upload photos right now and so as soon as I can - I will post week 3's #capturingLIFE post! I hope you all...

Today's City Guide is brought to you by Caitlin of Arlington, Virginia! Being the smaller city next to arguably the most powerful city in the free world could be like being the dorky kid sister of a high school rock star.  And yet everyone knows the...

Here are all the submissions for Week 1 of my #capturingLIFE photo challenge! I loved seeing the variety and how everyone interpreted the concept of capturing life. You can see that some were capturing day-to-day moments and others were more representational. I shot my photo...

Hello, November. You are too cold right now. I'm feeling a bit better because I see that the forecast is calling for a high 40's this weekend which is a lot better than low 30's (when it really feels like 15 degrees!) I'm just being...

One of my favorite Columbus residents and fellow designer, Lisa Ragland, is taking us on a tour of our lovely city today. I hope if any of you readers pass through - you'd look me up! Columbus is a wonderful place. Greetings from Columbus, Ohio, capital...

Last month I posted a "Let's Talk About You" post and learned SO much about you all. I thought I should do it again and ask YOU questions. Feel free to copy & paste and answer them in the comment section! When you have free time,...

In a week I'll be heading to Indianapolis to speak at The Influence Conference! I can't believe how time has flown by and now I'm putting the final touches on my presentation. I'll be addressing the issues of designing for your online space (which can take many...

Today's city guide is brought to you by Cammie Sorensen! Madison is a wonderfully unique town -  in many ways because  we are a fusion town - both the capitol of the state, and home to a Big Ten university.  We are also situated on an...

I really cannot believe that it's already October. My goals this month are simple because I'm only at home for 17 of the 31 days. I'll be speaking Influence in a couple weeks and than taking a tropical week-long vacation with Adam (!!!!!). We're also be...

I hosted a swap party with my friend Halle on Wednesday night at a local bar called Double Happiness. They have the coolest lounge up top, serve great drinks and you can even score some Japanese street food (which was oh.my.gosh delicious). We set everything...

One of my 3 new things to try in September was to buy all my produce from farmer's markets! It's one of the best new things I've decided to do. For the past five years of my life, I would just buy all my produce...

It looks like today might be one of the last days it will get up close to 80 degrees. I get excited when I look at the forecast and I see mid-60s creeping in on Sunday. While autumn might be on its way...

Today's CITY GUIDE is brought to you by Lindsay Mueller! Enjoy! After living in various Brooklyn neighborhoods over the past four years, I can confidently say that Carroll Gardens (and its surrounding neighborhoods) is my favorite. That's not to imply that the rest of the best...