Creating and Connecting

Why I Don't Pin Your Content (And How You Can Change That)

For bloggers, Pinterest is a potential plethora of traffic, growth in readership and exposure....more

10 Awesome Instagram Tips

I was at the iRetreat Blogging Conference the last few days and not only did I get to eat the food and see the sights of AMAZING New Orleans, but I also learned a whole hell of a lot. ...more

#MicroblogMonday #12 - A Breather

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.Do you ever hit that point where life just feels so overwhelming that you need to take a step back to evaluate and breathe?I recently did, and if you follow this blog at all, then you’ll now that the blog took the biggest hit....more

Current Thougths

It's interesting to think about writing and blogging because I've been away for so long. It's like I'm out of practice and so I don't have topics and ideas that have been brewing. That's different for me. Since I altered my blogging schedule to only posting 3 days a week this year, I've still had things to write about. Being away from the Internet and other bloggers, only focusing on somehow making it through each day for the last couple of months, it seems my mind is blank....more

Do You Remember Why You Started Blogging?

I could do a nice in-depth list on what drew me to the blogging world. I do like to make lists. It's probably my Type-A personality. But this isn't a list kind of post. This is the story of why I started blogging. I've told bits and pieces of this story on and off since the blog began. Particularly when I was trying to brand the blog and figure out what I was doing. Now is the time to tell the whole story. ...more
I had a very serious injury that scared me into living my life doing one thing I loved, every ...more

"The fresh vegetables are blanketed in the béchamel sauce and noodles!"

Squash Layered Lasagna with Fresh Mushrooms and BéchamelINGREDIENTS:9-12 lasagna noodles1 lb. ground beef, turkey or lamb (optional)1 medium onion, chopped...more

Marigolds, 25K Words, and Falling Into a Black Hole

     If you've been waiting for the next greatest, most amazing blog post known to man, I apologize. This probably won't be it. However, if you are just wanting to see what I've been up to and are wondering if I'm alive, well, here's your chance. ...more