Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

After my latest adventure to Silicon Valley and becoming a proud member of the girl geek club, Blogher, I can say without hesitation that although our mission is serious – to save the world, right wrongs, expose injustice, encourage compassion, and give voice to those who have none – when we congregate, our goal is to have serious fun as well....more

The Recap of BlogHer '14 Recaps: You Write, We Listen, Everyone Learns

You know what bloggers do after a conference? They blog about that conference. We've been reading all of your recaps; laughing with you, crying with you, engaging in very important conversations, learning from you, getting shoe crushes with you. We chose ten little bits of wisdom—funny or poignant or somewhere in between—to share with you today. ...more
This was my first BlogHer conference and I had a fantastic time getting out of my comfort zone ...more

BlogHer14: My first blog conference.

Last week, I went to my first blogger’s conference, BlogHer14 in San Jose, a three-day affair. For my readers, BlogHer is what I call the BIG BLOG in the sky, a website home to just about any type of blog imaginable in one place-- a directory and community of mostly women bloggers, founded by three women. It’s been sixteen years since I’ve done anything “professional” or traveled by myself.  I was a little nervous heading into a big unknown. ...more

Happy World Wide Web Day! Celebrate Online

Do you know what today is? Well, you likely guessed from the title of the post (rather than being a brainiac who likes to spell in binary for the fun of it) -- it's World Wide Web Day. But do you know why we celebrate it in August? Anyone? Anyone? It's because the first time people could go online was August 23, 1991. 23 years.  Think about how much your life has changed in the last 23 years. ...more
Yes free WiFi in Pleasanton CA at a softball complex Never thought I'd watch hubby play ...more

What Happens when a NORMAL BLOGGER Goes to #BlogHer14

      While many bloggers love the anonymity of living behind a computer, personally, I love being around people. ...more
LindaCSmith Yay for normal bloggers!  :)  It's so nice to know that there are so many of us out ...more

last minute chance for a free e-book

Hello DIY devotees! Today is the last day you can enter to win a free download of a fantastic new e-book, all about tips & tricks for furniture painting. You can see my personal review of this great book on my blog (link below). To enter, just share the heck out of it and let me know you did. The author is giving away five copies, winners announced tonight. learned, dreams fulfilled, adventures shared~Marie at the Lazy W ...more

Showing up at BlogHer14 and a DIY Poem

From the moment I registered, to this moment, BlogHer14 was about showing up as a real blogger. Blogging itself isn’t new to me, but my new venture, fifty|fifty vision, was my deep dive into the blogosphere of connectivity, monetization, and hopeful book deals.I had no idea where I fit, or where I even wanted to fit, and BlogHer14 was how I intended to figure it out....more

The Un-Recap BlogHer Recap

I arrived alone, and I left alone. In between I built on past relationships and set the foundation for new ones, but ultimately it was me. Alone. Like I am all day, every day. Just me....more
Elisa Camahort :) Thank you.more

Voices from BlogHer '14

When people ask me how BlogHer '14 was last week, I get speechless....more

Fun with child included at SeaWorld San Antonio

Where in the World….in the Sea do I begin!? How about Sea World + Aquatica-San Antonio, Texas. It had to have a zip code of its’ own. There must be a whole city dedicated to the park alone.  Exciting, adventurous, time and money well spent. It was a day of exhilarating amusement that stimulated all of our senses in something educational as well as fun! Stupendous performances that blows life into your appreciation for the sea and sea life. ...more