The Year of Doing Less

Emily Wenstrom | Read more at Creative Juicer | Follow me on TwitterHappy 2014, peeps.As I announced in December, I took a hiatus from Creative Juicer and wordhausover the holidays. In fact, I ended up almost fully unplugging during that time and hardly even got on Facebook or Twitter much.I just let it all go. It felt great....more
Doing less is definitely one of my goals this year.  Best of luck to both of us. more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your December 2013 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
I've not been great about sharing the links to my daily posts here but today I remembered! ... more

Casual, Sexy, and Rocker Necklaces

Looking for ways to make an ordinary outfit extraordinary?  Attending a formal event and want to really stand out?  Want to add an edgy/rocker look to your everyday denim?  If you answered yes then it is time to accessorize with a fabulous necklace.  A great piece can make any outfit pop and get you noticed.  Here are a few of today’s hottest styles that will enhance your overall appearance....more
Love these!!! more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your December 2013 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
Day 2!  I'm really liking this months blog prompts and I 'm looking forward to making use of ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your December 2013 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
I did this in December of last year and completed it successfully for the first time so I'm ... more

Truth and Dare: If You Weren’t Afraid, What Would You Do?

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? With any part of your life–-personal, professional, voice, heart, body, and/or soul? You may wonder what Sheryl Sandberg, who keynoted BlogHer ’13, has to fear. Ms. Sandberg wrote #1 Bestseller Lean In just after taking Facebook public as Chief Operating Officer and, before that, making her let’s-call-it sayonara money as a Google executive. What’s she got to be afraid of ...more
If I were not afraid I would dive right in to creating my own fiber arts business making ... more

Do We Ever Really Leave High School?

Lissy Ryder, the main character in Jen Lancaster's new novel, Here I Go Again, never really left high school. She hit her peak during those four years and stopped growing and reaching. When she discovered there is life after high school it was a complete and total shock. While we may not all be like Lissy, I still see references every week online to things being just like high school....more
I had similar thoughts after reading the book.  I think I am a very different person than I was ... more

Who Do You Want To Be?

When we first met Lissy Ryder in Jen Lancaster's novel Here I Go Again, she didn't know who she wanted to be. She was still focused on who she had been. Her high school days has been her glory days, so why should she want to be any different than she was in her teens? During the course of the novel she learns that if you stay who you were, you'll never become who you are supposed to be....more
I remember I was terrified of graduating high school because I had NO idea who or what I wanted ... more

Would You Like To Go Back In Time?

In Jen Lancaster's new novel, Here I Go Again, Lissy Ryder is given a potion that can help her right all her wrongs. Being the person she is, Lissy doesn't approach it cautiously. No, she throws it back like it's an espresso shot. When she wakes up and realizes she's back in the past -- back in high school -- she's elated. That would not be my reaction. ...more
I don't think I'd go back to change my life, but I would love to go back in time to be able to ... more

Music Tells Your Story

One of the things I probably identified the most with in Jen Lancaster's Here I Go Again were the discussions between Lissy and Brian about music. When you are teenager, few things feel bigger than the music you listen to in high school. It becomes the soundtrack for that part of your life, and you carry it with you going forward....more
I too identified a lot with the music discussions in the book, though I also have a difficult ... more