Interview with a World Citizen

 Do you remember the 90's show, "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" It was a kids’ game show on PBS where clues were given to the contestants as they feverishly tried to figure out which new and exotic location Carmen ran off too. ...more

Spotlight on Sift with Style

Splotlight on Sift with Style!!POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2014...more

10 EPIC Tools I Can't Live Without!

Digital tools are the meat and potatoes of my work day. There are so many wonderful digital tools that make life easier and more fun! I often get asked about what tools I prefer for certain tasks, so I thought it would be useful to share some of my favorites. This is by no means an exhaustive list of tools that I use, but these are the ones that I don’t want do without....more

A Season of Renewal

Wednesday was the first day back to school here in our little corner of the world. There were backpacks to fill with a year’s worth of school supplies, snacks to prepare, and forms to sign.I woke up extra early to make sure that everyone’s clothes were laid out and that the morning would go off without a hitch.Then I got busy with the real work of the day. My work.I made three signs that announced each child’s grade. I made sure my phone was charged and that my nine-year-old hadn’t decided to take 300 selfies the night before....more

Need Help Branding Your Blog?

Do you need help branding your blog? I did. I needed a lot of help. I barely understood the concept of branding when I started blogging, never mind trying to become an actual brand. People kept saying I needed to brand myself. I just kept scrunching up my face like they were speaking a foreign language and shrugging my shoulders thinking I’d get around to all of that one day…in the very distant future. Like never. Or the day after never. Infinity....more
JoulesDellinger Thank you for saving me from a disaster! I appreciate your hard work and talent ...more

Foto Friday - Pink!

In case you didn't know this, my favorite color is pink. I love pink....more

SEO Basics and a Toast to YOAST

 Other than, "where do you get your hair done?" The second most common question that I get asked isHow can we make it easy for people to find my website?Great question. There are a lot of websites out there and what is the use of having one if no one can find it. Right? Right....more


I have to start this post by saying that I am so glad I found this site because Blogging is SOOOOO cathartic!!!  Can I get an “Amen!?”  ...more

Fifteen Ways to Break the Block

Every few weeks I find myself staring at my computer wondering what the heck I’m going to write about. I might panic for a moment or two that I have nothing left to write about, but usually once I start typing I come up with something.About every six months or so I suffer from an epic case of writer’s block. Last year I developed a no-fail strategy to ban the block which I graciously share with you today.Please feel free to use one or all of these tips if you find yourself looking at a blank screen:...more

Fresh Start with a Rested Mind

Last year around this time, I couldn't see straight. TS was only a week old and life had taken a speedy turn into something my husband and I had never experienced before. During the hectic postpartum stages of being a new mom, I couldn't imagine finding a calm routine....more