How to Make a Living as a Crafter

I have made a living as a crafter for close to 15 years. It has not always been easy. There were times I was poor, and there were times I felt rich. There were times without health insurance, and times when I was staying in hotels in Beverly Hills. The craft industry waxes and wanes like anything else. This, my friends, is why I always live by the motto that you need to have several financial irons in the fire at once. ...more
jenniferperkins It was packed with good info! Thanks for sharing!more

6 Instagrammers You'll Love to Like

Of all my social media accounts, Instagram quickly climbed to the top of my favorites list -- and happily remains at the to of the heap. I love the pretty, the ordinary, the funny, the ugly, the real of what is shared every day by people. It's like a glimpse into their lives that we don't get via words on Twitter or Facebook. We've rounded up a handful of great accounts who are all using Instagram in their own, unique ways. There's something for everyone on this list!...more
all great! i have to suggest and addition - @urbanxkoi has stunning photos! www.currenttempo.commore

Holiday Bokeh Photography: 3 Easy Techniques

Want holiday photos as magical as your holiday memories? This year, take some holiday bokeh photos. Bokeh is a photography term that refers to intentional blur in parts of a photo, such as when the background is blurred while the subject is in focus. When combined with holiday settings, especially lights, bokeh becomes especially pretty - bright dots of color or light turn an ordinary snapshot into a gorgeous photo. If you have a dSLR, taking a photo with holiday bokeh is actually pretty simple. Keep reading for three ways to get that beautiful blur....more
Play around with putting the focus behind the lights....you should be able to blur them out ...more

Monday Memories

Another whirlwind of a week but it was so fun! This upcoming week is a special one for us because E will be THREE...more

Midwife or OB? Homebirth, Hospital, or Birth Center? Factors to Consider

Midwife or OB? Homebirth or Birth Center? For mom's seeking a natural, intervention free childbirth these choices can be daunting and the considerations that go into the decision making process vary widely based on location and individual circumstances, but they often boil down to a few general categories: Safety and comfort; Cost; and Availability and Logistics....more

DIY Sunlight Powered Screen-Printing ––Now THIS Is Cool!

I used to own a marketing company. If you needed hats, shirts, pens, flashlights or anything else that would make a good billboard for your business; I was your girl! **Click image to read full article**...more

All By Myselfie

I'm sure you're aware by now that teens today have a big problem. They have a photographer shortage. That's right, all of the baby boomers are retiring. And since none of our youth is studying photography, it leaves them with no other option than...the selfie. Profiles everywhere are littered with these solitary masterpieces. Phones are now handheld mirrors to the soul. Arms are strained as they reach high overhead to get the perfect chinless shot. And bathroom mirrors across the nation gleam as they claim the #1 slot for the self-portrait backdrop....more

AH YES MONDAY......MY NEMESIS, WE MEET AGAIN

         Good morning world!!! News flash!! Apparently this girl snores! pssshhh i don't believe it. This perfect angel in no way sounds like a logger buzzing along. hhummph I'm fairly certain at this point that it had to be Jeremy and he woke himself up and needed to place the blame elsewhere!! WHO DOES THAT!!!! ;) Nice way to start off my Monday, I'm very much a Garfield when it comes to Monday.....not....a....fan....more

#100HappyDays and 24 Hours of Happy

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A to Z Challenge: On Elk

One of the things I love about living in Northern Californiais the variety of wildlife we are able to see and enjoy.And one of the amazing animals we get to seeduring our frequent travels are the Roosevelt elk herdsthat live in our area. ...more

A to Z Challenge: On Dillon

I don't have children... I have dogs.  And, I always scoffed at the thought that you could love one child more than the other.  Seriously, they're your kids.  You love them equally, right?...more

Outdoor gal turns tech savy??? baaaaahahaha we....will....see...

        Well, well, well, never in a million years would this gal have thought she would be a "blogger"! They do say life is too short not to enjoy the little things and take chances! I happen to agree most definitely! Who knew a total outdoor fanatic could go all modern day and start a blog!...more
I've never been one to walk away from a challenge so all I can say is BRING IT ON BABY!!!!more