Great Gift Ideas for Planner Lovers

Take a look at your holiday gift list, does someone on that list love planners? If so, you're one lucky person. ...more
life8oh2  You need new friends, hahaha. ;-)more

Don't Forget to Do These Vital Things Online Before #BlogHerFood15

One of the best things about attending a BlogHer event is the connections you make with other attendees....more
peskybrunette OOPS! Found you on my list! I just added you.more

Not Going to #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us? How to Follow Along at Home

I'm so sorry you're not going to be able to attend #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us. Really, I am. I'm sorry because I know what it's like to NOT be at a BlogHer conference when you really want to be there. ...more
Awesome tips! Thanks so much for sharing!!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
cookingwithkary Welcome back. Give your Google Analytics a try and let me know if you have any ...more

Understanding Copyright, Creative Commons, and Fair Use

Image: Copyright, Shutterstock. The best part of having a blog is being a part of the greater blog community. And to be a good member of your community, it's important that you don't violate the copyright of other members of your community. ...more
Thank you for this post.  When I first got started doing what I do now, which is blog posting, ...more

I Can't Believe I Have a Dog on Prozac

This is Buster. Buster is a butt. Yes, he's sitting on our dining room table. No, he's not supposed to do that. ...more
I don't have a dog on Prozac, but I do have one with behavior issues. It can be a real challenge ...more

The Greatest Gifts for Grandchildren

My grandson, Johnny Mac Pippin, is 2 1/2 years old now and he still lives very far away. Sigh. My strategy for Christmas gifts for him hasn't changed all that much since I wrote my first Ten Great Gifts for a Grandchild's First Christmas post two years. ago. I'm still working on that darn stocking and I still buy so many gifts that my daughter doesn't know what to do with all of the toys and things that I send. Yes, I'm that kind of grandmother. I can't help it. It's fun! Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for this year....more
I've put it on my list for next year. He's a little young right now! - Denisemore

The Best Coloring Books for Grown-Ups

Coloring books for adults are HOT this year, finally, so I'm updating this post with some great new choices for you. Happy coloring! DT (11/20/15)...more
Love me some Rosie Flo!  Great list.more

Top 10+ Gifts for Artists

I love writing the artist gift guide every year. It's like window shopping for all of the things I'd love to find under my tree. So many cool things to make. So many pretty things to look at. So much awesome art. Scroll through some of my favorites this year. I hope my favorites help you find the perfect gift for the artist or art lover in your life. Credit: Shutterstock...more
yep -- no such thing as too many sketchbooks.more

Yes Virginia, I Am Christmas Shopping In July

I don't generally plan to start my Christmas shopping in July but every year, it seems to work out that way. Too many really cool things cross my path or I've saved a half dozen links and they all start to pile up in Evernote and that leads me to just go ahead and BUY now rather than waiting until the last minute. This actually works out really well since I can get a big batch of shopping done and my wallet (or gasp, credit cards) don't groan quite as much under the weight of all of the purchases in November and December. Take a look at some of the things I've bought (or plan to buy) this month: ...more
Julie Ross Godar lolz. I notice you didn't ooooooh over the purse. hahaha. ;-)more