Homemade Pickled Peppers

I have such a wonderfully ridiculous quantity of peppers in my garden that I had to come up with a project that went beyond simply adding them to everything that I was eating. Pickling them was really the best idea. They will last for a long time that way, and they also take up a much more reasonable space!...more


Occasionally I like to share with you things I have snapped on my cell phone or have been sent to me by friends and family!  Just “stuff” I find interesting.Inspirations, ideas, a face that might tell a story…Today is one of those days…What stories will you see in my little bits of “stuff ” today?Do tell!...more

NaBloPoMo and Ideas: Day 2 and Already Struggling

This is going to be a rough month. It's only the second day of NaBloPoMo and I'm already exhausted. I had a very busy weekend, and I never really got over my jet lag from my New York trip two weeks ago, so daylight savings time is really hitting me hard. I hope I can make it through this 30-day challenge---and I'm not even talking about my traveling time later this month. ...more

To NaBloPoMo or not to NaBloPoMo...

Should I participate in this year's National Blog Posting Month, NaBloPoMo? I started considering that question at least a month ago but waffled as to making a decision. And for good reason. If you check out my posting results for this entire year, you would see that I have written (or at least published) fewer than the 30 posts I would have to produce if I were to meet the daily goal for NaBloPoMo in November. When I stopped teaching to work a normal 8 to 5 job with a whole hour to myself at lunchtime, I thought I'd have more time to write. I was wrong....more

When Even Your Kids Know What NaBloPoMo Means

I can't get my family's morning cinnamon rolls started just yet.Today's morning paper will have to sit on the counter until this is posted. I know we need juice and applesauce from the store, and before lunch, but our Target run will have to wait. Everyone who lives with me knows it's November 1 and that's the same thing as saying NaBloPoMo....more
Great post!! I don't do NaBlo every year, but I am this year. I've been blogging since 2005, but ...more

How I Learned to Be Open

Attending Type-A Con in Atlanta taught me more about relationships than being a blogger. It taught me to be open, honest, and giving. I was surrounded by women (and a hand full of men) who are veteran bloggers. They know the ins and outs of blogging and most make a very good living through their entrepreneurial efforts....more
bigknitstudio Thank you! I'm helping them to better myself. We all have room for improvement.more

Blogging and digital content: how to tell the tale

If you ask any aspiring or new blogger about the one thing that they most fear in their blogging career , the majority will say “coming out”. Coming out as a blogger, especially in a place like Cyprus where people are either lawyers or accountants, almost always carries connotations of being a hobbyist, a person without a real job or someone who likes to show off their wardrobe or expensive trips abroad....more

Listen Up, Brands: I No Longer Blog for Free

Every day my inbox is inundated with emails from both brands and PR companies. This is pretty normal for most bloggers that have been doing this for a while. Many of those emails are invites to attend an "exclusive," invite-only event. The brand or PR company hopes that I will share the event on my social media channels, providing the brand with free advertising. Sometimes the event or opportunity is worth it. Many times, it's not. ...more
Great post! AND timely.  Question to everyone.  When you are starting out, isn't it normal to do ...more

10 steps to crawling out of the P.V.B. (post-vacation-blues)

It was magnificent.                                                Sure, there were ...more
So many great tips! I'm the worst unpacker ever. What do you put in your salt baths?more