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work-related post: win a custom WordPress blog design!

work-related post: win a custom WordPress blog design!

I try to keep my work and personal stuff separate on the internet, but sometimes I fail at it and sometimes I feel like that’s totally okay. Like right now! Last week I opened up a giveaway on my blog design website, and it was too good not to share here. All you have to… KEEP READING »


5 things about The Blathering 2013

5 things about The Blathering 2013

My suntan has faded, my bug bites are almost gone (oh, the South and your crazy, hungry bugs), and my suitcase is unpacked. But oh, I am still daydreaming about pimiento cheese balls and popsicles in the park and lounging poolside with some of my favorite people on the planet. 1. The Blathering was in… KEEP READING »


spending time with my pocket friends in New Orleans

spending time with my pocket friends in New Orleans

I’ve been putting off this recap post for a few days because really, how do I sum up such a unique and ridiculous and awesome experience appropriately? And how do I even EXPLAIN it to people who don’t understand what would possess me to fly 1000 miles to spend the weekend with people I barely… KEEP READING »


is there an app for bringing me a sandwich? because that would be swell.

is there an app for bringing me a sandwich? because that would be swell.

Just a quick post today to tell you about something I’ve been meaning to write about for a few days but… well, videos of my insane toddler were more pressing to share, OBVIOUSLY. Anyway! Do you have a smart phone? Or one of those tablet doo-hickeys? Do you constantly feel (like I do!) that you’re… KEEP READING »


scarf swap!

scarf swap!

Just a quick post today while I have some downtime at my office job (things have been CAH-RAY-ZEE in recent weeks but today I finally have some breathing room. To like, you know, do more then eat a 5 minute lunch and go pee a few times. heh.) I wanted to share with you the… KEEP READING »


Join me in my holiday card obsession! Win free photo cards from Shutterfly (giveaway)

Join me in my holiday card obsession! Win free photo cards from Shutterfly (giveaway)

Every year, even though I say I’m not going to, I totally geek out over Christmas cards. I CAN’T HELP IT. They are fun for me. I know some people think it’s lame to send Christmas cards- especially ones with family or baby pictures on them- but you know what? I think they are lovely…. KEEP READING »


The Blathering

The Blathering

On Friday morning, I traveled nearly 1500 miles to spend the weekend with 50 other women, only one of whom I’d ever met in real life. Is that crazy? I think that might be crazy. But you know what? The entire weekend was fabulous. That first night in The Blathering ‘Living Room’, I took a… KEEP READING »


13 Things

13 Things

So I leave for Austin in less than 48 hours. To say I am looking forward to this weekend’s shenanigans at The Blathering is a SEVERE understatement. Not only am I in need of a break from Regular Life (oh my, but I DO.), but I am going to finally meet some of my favorite… KEEP READING »


mid-vacation announcement

mid-vacation announcement

Taking a quick break from all of this… …to let you know about a blog design giveaway I’m participating in! Head over and ready all about it. I’m Prize Package #5: a custom WordPress blog design all for you! Entries close Sunday night so hurry! There are some other great giveaways in the Blog Bash… KEEP READING »


I was going.

I was going.

Last year around this time, I bought a ticket to BlogHer. I had never gone before- never had the guts, or the timing wasn’t right, or it was too expensive. The fact that I’ve never been to The Big Blogging Conference is kind of crazy considering I’ve been blogging since the beginning of time. But!… KEEP READING »


my blogging road

my blogging road

May was a little bit of a crazy month for us (which lately, EVERY MONTH SEEMS CRAZY.) so I overlooked something very important. Okay, so not all that important. But still. You guys. I’ve officially been blogging for 10 years. My first blog post was on May 21, 2000. I had purchased the domain name… KEEP READING »


last time I’ll ramble on about my trip to Chicago, I swear

last time I’ll ramble on about my trip to Chicago, I swear

So! Did you know I went on a trip this weekend? To Chicago? Not sure if I mentioned it yet or not. ha. I had an awesome time. On Friday after landing at the airport, I took a cab to downtown Chicago BY MYSELF, OMG, and I didn’t die or get mugged or get lost… KEEP READING »


weekly winners, volume 36

weekly winners, volume 36

It’s the CHICAGO edition, baby! hangout Marshall Fields a classic reflections tall amazing view seriously contemplating the city 103 stories up! 103 stories up! cab ride us chilly evening


CHI-TOWN!

CHI-TOWN!

Tomorrow morning I’m boarding a plane to Chicago to visit Samantha (blog / Twitter) and attend a Wii Fit (YOGA!) party (thanks to the folks at Brand About Town) with her and some other lovely ladies. I’ve never met Samantha (nor any of the other girls), yet I’ll be sleeping at her house for 2… KEEP READING »


Thank Your First Commenter Day

Thank Your First Commenter Day

Guess what today is!??! It’s Thank Your First Commenter Day! (idea and link found via the lovely Jen- who is becoming quite the inspiration for my blog posts lately, apparently!) Blog comments are The Best. I suppose I should say that I write this blog for me, and to an extent, I do. But I… KEEP READING »


this one time, at PodCamp…

this one time, at PodCamp…

Dan and I woke up bright & early this morning to go to PodCamp Pittsburgh (6am! On a Saturday! VOLUNTARILY! We are Hard Core Nerds.) Maggie spent the day with Grandma- who, I just realized, unloaded my dishwasher and cleaned up my kitchen. Mom, you are the best! *mwah* PodCamp was a lot of fun…. KEEP READING »


pink for October

pink for October

I’m a few days late getting my butt in gear (am I the only one who feels like they’re perpetually behind? ARGH.) but I have a new pink header for Pink for October – Breast Cancer Awareness month. (You might need to refresh a few times if you can’t see it.) Years ago- eight? nine?… KEEP READING »


blog envy

blog envy

I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging lately. And not in a ‘I’m thinking about writing a blog post later.’ kind of way. More in a ‘Why on earth do I do this, and what’s it all about?’ kind of a way. I started blogging in 2000. I was a junior in college, just 21… KEEP READING »


that thing in Chicago

that thing in Chicago

So in case you haven’t heard, there’s some big thing going on in Chicago this week. Something about a bunch of women (and a few men!) bloggers, getting together for some parties and maybe some talks about All Things Internet. And if you’re like me, you’re kicking yourself for not buying tickets back in February…. KEEP READING »


buzz. and ouch.

buzz. and ouch.

UNRELATED PLUG BEFORE THE REAL POST!: Go check out my good friend Samantha‘s new review blog she is writing along with a couple of her bloggie friends: Live Well Spend Well. I’m a bit biased, of course, seeing as I designed it for them :) But I also think it’s a great concept- great, honest… KEEP READING »


bloggie road trip

bloggie road trip

I spent my weekend in Washington DC with Melissa and Janet. In a word, it was Fabulous. Not just because I had 3 days to myself without having to change someone’s diaper, find a sippy cup, or tell someone repeatedly, ‘No, Don’t Touch That, Please’. It was Fabulous because these two girls are awesome. When… KEEP READING »


public service announcement

public service announcement

I just today realized I completely spaced out on this little announcement. I posted it on Dress My Blog but duh, what about over here? Remember that little contest I had back in December? Prissy was the lucky winner, and now she has a brand-spanking new blog- design, domain name, everything. Head on over and… KEEP READING »


calling all lurkers

calling all lurkers

So count me Late To The Party, but I just found out that today is Official Delurking Day! According to my stats tracker and my Feedburner subscriber stats, I’ve gained a few new readers lately, and I’d LOVE to get to know you all. So please- leave a comment and say hello! Whether you have… KEEP READING »


Google says

Google says

I just love reading my website stats. I love charts and graphs and comparing numbers, and don’t even get me started with spreadsheets. But one of my favorite things is reading the crazy things that people type into Google to find my site. I find it fascinating. Not just that my site comes up as… KEEP READING »


hello, 2009.

hello, 2009.

Wow, okay then! 2008 is no more! Instead of doing my usual ‘year in review’ post where I go through each month of my archives and highlight events or funny posts or whatever, I thought I’d do something different. Because frankly, that way takes FOREVER and tonight all I want to do is go downstairs… KEEP READING »


a butt-kicking good time

a butt-kicking good time

I had plans to actually write a real, honest-to-goodness post tonight about how this week for some reason just KICKED MY BUTT, but instead of doing that, I’ll demonstrate the degree to which my BUTT HAS BEEN KICKED by just being lazy and posting pictures instead. It’s easier, takes less brain power, and is probably… KEEP READING »


the cure for a NaBloPoMo hangover

the cure for a NaBloPoMo hangover

So NaBloPoMo is officially over. For the third year in a row, I posted every day in November. Whoopdee-doo and all that jazz. Now that it’s over, what will I do for an encore? hm… I know! Another blog design contest! The same rules apply: Leave a comment on this post in response to the… KEEP READING »


it’s FOXY!

it’s FOXY!

I’m in the business of making my life easier. But really, who isn’t? It’s not often that someone is all ‘Hey, I want to make my life as difficult as possible! And waste lots of time waiting for things! And I strive to be as disorganized as I can be!’ Enter Firefox. On its own,… KEEP READING »


protected

protected

Yeah that last post is protected. I don’t normally do that kid of thing because… well, it kind of defeats the purpose of blogging, don’t you think? But in this case, to protect myself, I have to do it. But just DM me on Twitter or leave a comment here or email me and I’ll… KEEP READING »


napping and knees and ad revenue, oh my!

napping and knees and ad revenue, oh my!

What is it with babies and kids fighting naps? SERIOUSLY. When you’re a grown up, for the most part, it’s Hey, I’m kinda tired. I’m gonna go to sleep! Or it’s at least Hey, I WANT to go to sleep. Maggie just fought a nap for 2 hours. She didn’t go to bed until 10… KEEP READING »