On Making Money Blogging


You guys! I’m so excited to finally have my book on blogging out! It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for a really long time. I’ve been blogging professionally for a decade and now finally have put all my secrets and tips and tricks together into How to (Really) Make Money Blogging. I’ve been working […]

And Then There Were Slipcovers


Many moons ago we bought some couches. They were cheap (as things I buy tend to be) and they were functional. But they were brown and ugly. I had some funky pillows on them but that only made them seem darker. I made an afghan for them and that helped lighten things up, but every […]

She’s Got Spring Fever

Finding a Little Patch of Sun

As I write this, we have another wintery day in the midst of this Spring. More snow that won’t stay but will make everything cold and icy again… more freezing winds… more reminders that Winter is a bully and her shyer, timid sister Spring cannot seem to break out and take over like she should. […]

March 2015 Link Love

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I’m so excited because it’s been a productive month. The new mantra I have is simplicity.

Organizing the Studio


We moved a few months back and now have this small but sunny room that I’m using for a studio. I’ve finally been able to organize things in there and really get some things put away, up on the bookshelves and into the carts.

Original Art Sale

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One of the things about moving is realizing how much stuff you have. When we moved, I brought all my paintings with me, of course, but quickly realized we didn’t have room for all of them.

Art Prints on Display

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I’ve been taking new pictures for the Etsy store showing my art prints up on the wall. I think it helps to show what they look like in frames and as part of a little vignette.

February Link Love


It’s been a wild and crazy couple of weeks. I’ve felt very uncertain and overwhelmed. It seems so much of my business life is about moving forward when I’m unsure, trying things out and making mistakes, and then somehow finding my way.

Emotional Affairs: The Book


I first started writing about emotional affairs almost a decade ago. The subject was a work assignment, and as I continued to write about it I received emails and comments from people who had gone through it.

Viva la Eiffel Trifle!


I’m an Eiffel Tower nut. Seriously. I have them all over my house and can’t resist buying anything with the Eiffel Tower structure on it. Trinkets, stationery, you name it.