Finally bought myself a cheese board! I’ve been wanting to for a while now. At some point I want to have my daughters over for some family time, and this will be a big hit. Who wouldn’t want to share the deliciousness with loved ones?
I love that this board has a place to keep crackers separate from the other foods on each side. I also love that you don’t necessarily need to have cheese on the board, though this arrangement has two goat cheese dips I’m sure you will love. (I’ll be sharing lin...
Getting out to do things is as important a part of life as family, friends, and working toward career goals. It’s not good to stay inside all the time, even though some winters are so bad you can’t help it.
I know. I have asthma, and extreme cold keeps me inside. I don’t get to go outside to walk or anything else in extreme cold temperatures, and we a good amount of that here in Maine this winter. I’m just happy it isn’t as bad temperature-wise as last year.
With the first day of spring comin...
Your chosen career path is not just about the work. It’s also about being comfortable in the space where you do the work. I accomplish this, in part, by ‘decorating’ my desk. This is what I came up with for spring last year:
The photo is rather dark, but it was the best one I could get. You can see the plant on the left, and the flowers and candle holders on the right. And let’s not forget the book I was reading, and my planners.
I had an established spider plant at the corner, with...
I tend to be outside a lot less during the winter. I don’t work outside right now because its too cold, and I start to feel a little stir crazy at this point each year. Do you feel this way? Like you can’t wait for nice weather so that you don’t have to be stuck inside all the time?
I know that, before long, I’ll be outside much more. Hiking, writing at the park or in The Gardens, taking pictures. Working on a project while enjoying iced tea at Aroma Joe’s. So many fun things to do when the w...
Whether spring is early or late, our thoughts may be turning to gardening at this point. I know, it will still be some time before we get to go out into the yard and plant, but we are able to enjoy the act of gardening now if we choose.
How? By planting a window garden.
Why might a home business owner want to do this? Besides the fact that many of us enjoy the act, other reasons include:
Indoor air quality: Plants offer a way to clean the air within the home.
Moisture: Watering your plants re...
It’s not difficult for a career builder to live a healthy lifestyle by combining exercise with meditation and good nutrition. Doing so will ensure you stay fit, or you lose needed weight and tone up your body and mind.
Take an evening when you can sit and relax to figure out your plan. Take out your planning notebook and a pen, and consider what you can do for your healthy, successful lifestyle.
Come up with a fitness routine that will work for you. For instance, a morning walk to the...
Is it possible to balance things successfully? I like to think so, though I think that balance will look different for each individual and family.
Sometimes running a business from home can leave you pulling your hair out in frustration. Feeling there is just not enough of you to go around. At some point, this may cause you to feel overwhelmed. Like you need an escape.
It’s important that balance is found and maintained from the beginning. And, if that did not happen, it is best to get a hand...
The horrors that are encountered come in various forms, from people to spirits to creatures of the dark. Those who have dwelled on the mountain longest know it is essential not to be out after dark in certain areas. They try to get away from these places before nightfall, but some of them are not so lucky. Strangers to the mountain often end up dead, and sometimes their bodies are never found.
In this collection of short stories, Jessica and her cousins learn about the evils of the mountain as they journey through adventures at the family camp area. They learn hard truths...
The Camp Series, a sub-series of Tales from the Mountain, pulls together all of the short stories that have previously been published as single ebooks, diary entries written by Jessica, and other bits of information for the reader to better understand what is happening in the children’s world.
The horrors that are encountered come in various forms, from people to spirits to creatures of the dark. Those who have dwelled on the mountain longest know it is essential not to be out after dark in...
Grandpa always told us, “Be careful of those woods”. We didn’t know why. We were pretty much convinced he was just trying to scare us. He may have also been a little crazy. Why should we have to “be careful of those woods”?
Listen to your elders. They know things you do not.
It used to take me about 15 minutes to write a blog post, but they were shorter than they are now. I’ve decided that many of my blog posts will be longer, and that takes more time. There will still be a few short ones here-and-there, but I want to add as much as I can to help everyone out more.
I still generally only spend 20 to 30 minutes on the actual writing part, but that is because I do some things to prepare.
Today I’d like to share my process with you.
I have an idea notebook