Conference Excitement

This is going to be my first writing conference.  It is actually going to be my first "work" conference in seven years. Yes you read right - I have been out of the professional work force for 7 years now. It was a choice I made to get something of my own started and well 7 years down the road and one baby later, it is finally happening. ...more

My World My Food

A Sense of Wonder

I've been seeing postings and news blurbs all morning about the final launch of the space shuttle.  I'll be watching.  I clearly remember my dad waking us up at 4 a.m. to watch the Apollo missions take off.  Yes, I'm that old.  My dad had an air of excitement and joy about each launch and I'm happy that I've inherited that from him....more

Gripping Family Viewing

by Lianne Castelino I cannot wait to settle in front of the TV for about 3 hours or more tonight for the one television event every year that mesmerizes me from start to finish. ...more

Welcome to my new home!

Welcome to my new blog home!! I really was having a lot of trouble with blogger, so I searched and pondered and meditated and prayed (not literally) about where I could take my little blog. I wanted it to be safe and confortable and love its new home, and I think I have found a fit! Moving my blog is a big deal to me! My millions (more like 5) blog viewers weren't able to make comments or easily view my blog without a goodle ID and that was so annoying! Hopefully I'll get the hang of this site asap and my blog will be beautiful and user friendly!...more

First Times A Charm

OMG! I totally created a weblog on here. I am so lethargic at times! My comrade Marla is going to make one as well I think! This is going to be splendid since we can now finally be able to express ourselves completely. I am so ready!...more

Simply Powerful Questions

What are you doing to get meaningful exposure for your brand online? If you're not sure, begin by asking yourself these questions:...more

Stop Being Boring: Topics Besides the Weather

On Facebook right now, there is a group called I Survived the Oklahoma Blizzard of 2009. It has over 40,000 members. As I search around the blogs for something interesting to read, I keep finding posts about the weather. Really. Let's all collectively get over it. It's a boring topic--no matter how exciting the experience of "weatheriness" is. So what are some little-used, much more interesting topics for blogging? Here is my personal wish list: 10. The description of a page that you remember fascinating you from your favorite children's picture book. ...more