The Ultimate Toolkit for Working At Home

Working at home. It’s the dream, right? Maybe. Being your own boss, setting your own hours, and choosing what you work on. All that sounds awesome. But what people don’t realize is that there is a whole lot of work that occurs to make that happen. And sometimes you really don’t know what you are getting yourself into. Take it from someone who did it the wrong way. In 2009 I was … [Read more...]

Monthly Blog Goals: June 2017

I started this series because I enjoyed reading my friend Natalie's monthly accounts of how she was doing with her own blog, Cosmos Mariners. I knew it would be a good way to have some accountability for the many hours that I put into blogging. As an "A" student in school and a highly organized Type-A kind of person, I didn't expect to have to record failure when I didn't complete my … [Read more...]

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Introverts Guide to Blogging Conferences

Blogging conference season is well under way.  There are a ton of conference guides out there and I wouldn't dare to duplicate them, but I haven't seen one out there for introverts.  As a member of that "tribe", I can tell you that you can successfully attend a blogging conference, make connections and contacts while still keeping your sanity. So I've created this Introverts Guide to Blogging … [Read more...]

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Project Discover Week #17

Last week when I wrote my week #16 Project Discover update, if you were sitting next to me and bet me $100 that I would see Baywatch on the big screen, I would have taken that bet. And I would have lost... It was warm over the weekend, and it was a holiday weekend, so to avoid the crowds who were out and about taking in the sun, we headed to the movie theater to see, you guessed it, Baywatch … [Read more...]

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5 Tips for Budget Travel in Mexico

I wanted to go on a vacation where I do all the things I wanted without spending a fortune on everything but enjoying myself. I was tired of spending money on expensive hotels, flights, traveling through the country and not having the money to really take in my vacation space. I chose Mexico to travel to and try to be budget friendly. It was so much easier than I could’ve imagined traveling … [Read more...]

5 Things Johnny Depp Taught Me About Life

With the opening of the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, I'd thought I'd update this post from March 2010. Despite Johnny Depp's many highs and lows the lessons he's taught me about life remain true to this day. Johnny Depp has been in my life a long time.  I, like most other Gen X girls, adored him from the moment he appeared in 21 Jump Street.  With my father begrudgingly … [Read more...]

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Project Discover Week #16

Week by week is different here. On the road last year travel from place to place, it made sense that our environment and our schedule was always in flux. After nearly four months here in Portland sticking to one spot, you'd think we would have developed a routine, yet we haven't.  I thrive on change, I can adapt to just about anything, but there is an underlying current of the unknown that is … [Read more...]

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Price of Procrastination

This post is originally published on Hipmunk's Tailwind blog by Kelly Soderlund and Meg Ellis, on March 8, 2017. Let’s face it: procrastination is almost as American as pie. More than one-fourth of us identify as procrastinators, while 20 percent identify themselves as chronic procrastinators, meaning it affects every area and spans every spectrum of their life. But people usually plan … [Read more...]

A San Francisco Weekend for Foodies

Whenever I chat with people about weekend trips, I often hear about trips to Vegas, trips to LA, etc. You people are missing out! A San Francisco weekend chock full of food exploits is the place to be! San Francisco is small but mighty. 7 miles by 7 miles, but packed with great things to eat, drink and do. It is an awesome place to come for the weekend and this post is intended to convince … [Read more...]

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Project Discover Week #15

Project Discover is my weekly series inspired by my 2017 word of the year, discover. Besides looking for a job I am focused on three things: Discover(ing) Portland Discover(ing) Exercise (re)Discover My Blogging Mojo Instead of recording my failures on discovering Portland, I'm just going to say that the sun is shining and we are getting out of the RV more! The sun came out yesterday … [Read more...]

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