10 Books to Read This Spring

When it comes to selecting reading material, sometimes I feel like I suffer from an abundance of riches. There is just so much choice. There are so many wonderful books being published all the time. When I feel like this, I turn to my friends for their book suggestions. ...more
blissfulpages Thanks! more

10 Books to Read This Spring

When it comes to selecting reading material, sometimes I feel like I suffer from an abundance of riches. There is just so much choice. There are so many wonderful books being published all the time. When I feel like this, I turn to my friends for their book suggestions. ...more
Judi Freedman I love the cover of that book. :) more

10 Books to Read This Spring

When it comes to selecting reading material, sometimes I feel like I suffer from an abundance of riches. There is just so much choice. There are so many wonderful books being published all the time. When I feel like this, I turn to my friends for their book suggestions. ...more
yesnofilms Normally I'd be super wary because not all authors allow their characters to really ... more

My 2-Books-Each-Month Reading Challenge List

Last year I discovered the Goodreads Reading Challenge. I quickly signed up when I found a list of 16 Books to Read Before They Hit Theaters. I challenged myself to read at least one book a month. ...more
I love Dinner: A Love Story and it's one of the most used cookbooks on my shelf. I really liked ... more

My April Stitch Fix and GIVEAWAY!

Happy Stitch Fix Day! It’s like Rex Manning Day, but with even more cheesy smiles and awkward dancing.With the return of spring weather, I’ve been drooling over floral prints, swing skirts and girlie dresses. You know, when I’m not wearing a black t-shirt with my skinny jeans. Of course. So, I was hoping for another box like last month’s winner… which is why I asked my stylist for more of the same!Did she deliver? Check it out!...more
Love the dress! more

Keep or Return: Maxi Skirt

Okay, I need your help. I’m having one of those days where I’m kind of living in my own head and focusing on my flaws. I’ve never really been a long skirt kinda girl – with dresses or skirts – but I’ve recently been intrigued by the idea of a maxi skirt.I like that they look nice, even though you’re basically running around in a fancy nightgown. Not that I actually wear fancy nightgowns… but you know what I mean....more
Denise Bwahahahaha! more

Keep or Return: Maxi Skirt

Okay, I need your help. I’m having one of those days where I’m kind of living in my own head and focusing on my flaws. I’ve never really been a long skirt kinda girl – with dresses or skirts – but I’ve recently been intrigued by the idea of a maxi skirt.I like that they look nice, even though you’re basically running around in a fancy nightgown. Not that I actually wear fancy nightgowns… but you know what I mean....more
I like it! more

How Do You Know It's Time to Leave a Facebook Group?

Anyway, while scrolling through the typical "Life is what you make of it," and "You're never too old to start" posts, the requisite eighty pictures of dogs dressed up as famous movie stars, and pictures of people on vacation in places I'd much rather be, I came across the post that made me do something I'd never done! I moved my cursor, hit "enter" and I not only "hid" someone's posts, but I also "left a group" I'd been a part of. ...more
I really haven't left any Facebook groups, mostly because I tend not to join them. I like to ... more

How to Set Up Google Analytics to Understand & Grow Your Blog

The thing that makes Google Analytics so awesome can also make it annoying: It offers you SO MUCH DATA! The trick to using Google Analytics to help you grow your blog is to not get bogged down in what you don't need. You can set up personal dashboards to quickly access the data that you do need....more
patriciaappelquist Yes! more

18 Extremely Helpful Resources for Blogger-Journalists

The resources below help me enormously when I work on news stories—whether working on a post about something in the news or doing original reporting. Bookmark and follow them, and you'll quickly become more informed, find story ideas, and add tools to your reporter's toolbox. ...more
theprincipledtype Right now that is not a feature members have access to. They are available for ... more