Could You Live in a Tiny House?

Preparing for an overnight trip to visit The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, as well as my husband's work travel to Dallas, I spent three full days cleaning our large two-story house of over 2000 square feet. ...more
What are you calling small? My husband and I (and our dog) live in a 600 sq ft studio unit. And ... more

14 Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts After You Publish

When you are working on a blog post and your hard work is finished, you click on "publish" and let your masterpiece go live, BUT you are not done yet! There are many steps you need to take to promote that post! All of the traffic coming to your blog will arrive by what you are doing to that post afterwards. The more you promote it, the more traffic and views you will get. Here are some steps you should be doing to every blog post to get maximum exposure! ...more
Great tips, thank you -- I've been blogging for years but just picked up a couple new ideas from ... more

Banksy in Central Park: Case Studies in Marketing 101 for Artists

Last week, Banksy sold his prints on the streets of New York City for $60 a pop. He sold eight.A Banksy regularly sells for six figures at auction. So what gives? ...more
@RebeccaRaige I like your take on his message. I can't wait to see more either ... I might be ... more

Banksy in Central Park: Case Studies in Marketing 101 for Artists

Last week, Banksy sold his prints on the streets of New York City for $60 a pop. He sold eight.A Banksy regularly sells for six figures at auction. So what gives? ...more
@Careeraddict.com Amen to that. Banksy''s entire career could be called guerrilla marketing. more

You Are Not A Machine. Why Think As If You Are?

“I’ll add it to the queue.” “Get those wheels turning.” And one of my recent favorites: “Do you have the bandwidth to take on this new project?” What do these phrases have in common? They all refer to human beings in machine terminology. ...more
@SunbonnetSmart.com Thanks Robin! That's an astute observation about changing "Personnel" to ... more

Disneyland's New Age Limit Is Ruining My Spring Break!

I read in the paper recently that Disney will now require children to be accompanied by a chaperone who is at least 14-years-old (Los Angeles Times, 3/19/2013) at their Southern California Disneyland parks.Gasp!This is going to spoil some plans I had for spring break for my 12-year-old daughter Meg. I was going to dump her and her gaggle of preteen friends for a day (or two... or three) at the park at some point during their three-week spring break....more
Actually, yes, I think that sounds like a pretty reasonable rule. I've been to Disneyworld (but ... more

Snow White and the Huntsman Promises Fierce, Sexy Examination of Female Power

I've waited months for Snow White and the Huntsman to open, and finally on Friday it's time to find out who is the fairest of them all. I'm excited because the extended release trailer shows a rich visual landscape worthy of escape. I don't know about you, but I am ready for a summer flick that sucks me into an alternate universe full of action, adventure and fantasy. ...more
SO excited for this! Especially after how disappointing Mirror Mirror was. Fairy tales have been ... more

On 100th Anniversary of Tragedy, 'Titanic' Sinks Even Lower in 3D

I was 12 when Titanic was first released. I had to beg to be allowed to go. My mom had a talk with me about the infamous nude scene before I was granted permission. I went with my more-popular friend and her two also-more-popular guy friends.It was a big friggin' deal. Before I even got in the theater....more
@Maggie Hames You're absolutely right Maggie, there are many love stories that don't have a ... more

Lost Identity: Can I Be a Wife, a Mom and an Employee Right Now?

I have had multiple discussions with some of my friends about "wasted degrees" and being "just a mom" and not "contributing to the household" over the past few months. It's a hard thing to come to terms with, to make sense of at times. Brittany Ann at Living in the Moment recently shared her journey through working and motherhood, with a few military wrenches thrown in for good fun. It was interesting to read through her process to get to where she is today. ...more
I’m not a mom yet, but as a woman and a professional who one day plans to have kids, and wants ... more

10 Books I Can’t Live Without

I need to decide, once and for all, what my criteria are for this list. One that immediately jumps to mind is rereadability. Have I reread it? How many times have I reread it? Do I want to reread it again and how soon? And at the root of this? Well, my thinking is if I have read it many times, I obviously found something of merit. If upon rereading, I wound up loving it more than the first, second, third, and so on times, it should be found deserving. So, here we go. My list of 10 Books I Can’t Live Without -- 5 years later. ...more
Yes, read The Book Theif again! That book bewitched me. It just blew my mind. more