Menu Planning for Thanksgiving

I am a list person, always jotting down recipes, ideas for my blog, shopping lists and with Thanksgiving approaching I have already started writing down my dinner menu.My menu is usually very traditional, simple and I think fairly easy to prepare. For me cooking a Turkey is about one of the easiest meals to prepare.Ok I do admit that I do feel a hint of nervousness every time I roast a Turkey, hoping that the Turkey will not be dry. Several years ago I purchased an electronic meat thermometer, which I love and is fun to watch as the Turkey cooks to the perfect temperature....more

Keep it Simple, Silly

More is not necessarily better. Sometimes more is just more. I’m coming to that realization in my business as well as in my personal life so I’ve been working through a plan of attack on how to become more minimalist and focus on what truly matters in my world. In case you haven’t been stalking me online for the past few month I will update you on some personal victories in the world of Sara:...more

Simple Planning Process = Successful Outcome

When I made the decision recently to do a complete re-design of my own website, I quickly realized that I would get better results if I could throttle back on my impulse to dive right in and instead stop to make a plan first. I needed to be clear on exactly what I wanted to accomplish, why I wanted or needed to achieve this goal and how much time and energy I could or should expend....more


Whew.Today. It's only 10am but I feel as if the day has been so long already. So much talking, and planning.Talk of prepping my body by weaning off of the medicine I've taken for anxiety, while working through things in therapy, so that I can feel comfortable making a baby in this tall silly body of mine....more

Slow Travel

When you go on vacation do you come back so tired you feel like you need another week off just to recover?...more

Networking is Like a Blind Date

This week is National Networking Week so I thought I'd share my two cents. I do lots of networking for my business; it's a part of my marketing plan. I equate networking to going on a blind date. Just like a blind date, there are lots of unknowns at each networking event - who will be there, will I be able to find clients or strategic partners, how will the event flow? It can be pretty scary. But like a blind date, you do have a few things you can control.You can do some planning: ...more

Basic Steps to Starting Your Own Business

Got that entrepreneurial ability and spirit? You aren't alone. No matter if you are young, dynamic and enthusiastic or if you have been working at your J.O.B....more

A Simple Time Saving Strategy

As a young girl, I loved being a Girl Scout and one thing I took away from that was to always be prepared. (I think the Boy Scouts teach that too but...) A simple time saving strategy that comes from always be prepared is to "look ahead" I have found that in order to save time, the last thing I do at night is to look ahead. By look ahead, I mean that I check my calendar and tickler file for what I have scheduled tomorrow. This helps me in a couple of ways: - I know how to dress for the day - I know what part of town I'll be in and can plan other errands ...more

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Are You Ready for Some Football...Party Food? Tips & Advice for Throwing a Last Minute Super Bowl Party

So here we are, just days away from some Super Bowl Sunday, and you might still be on the fence about whether or not to throw a party. Are you too late?...more

Chinese New Year 2011: Be a Smart Rabbit

The celebration of the Chinese New Year is a centuries old tradition.  It marks the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs.  The Year of 2011 is the Year of the Golden Rabbit, which begins on February 3, 2011 and ends on January 22, 2012.  The Rabbit is the fourth sign of the Chinese Zodiac and is considered a lucky sign....more