Category Archives: Grow

Tips and tricks for growing plants, children and your crafty business

Weekend Meditation

Liv Jumping at Cannon Beach

Roald Dahl Quote

Weekend Meditation

Cannon Beach Tide Pools

Tips for Middle School Moms

My daughter is entering middle school in August. I don't know about you, but it scares me. Probably more than other childhood stage I've experienced with her. I remember junior high all too well and it was not a pretty time. Then there's the hormones that will be surging soon, likely turning my very rationalContinue Reading

Summer & Pillowcases

Liv with pillowcase

  I have strong childhood memories of spending a week every summer at my maternal grandparent's house. We lived in Ohio through most of my childhood and my grandparents lived in Parma, Ohio, about an hour away from us. They had a few acres filled with an apple orchard, a hugs blueberry bush, grapes, andContinue Reading

Everything I never knew I wanted

Peonies Painting

I've been struggling lately. For some reason, I just can't nail down what I want to do. I don't know where I want to take my business. If I even want to keep having a business. I sometimes think I should just chuck it all and get "real" job. But then I fall into aContinue Reading

How to Write Successful Newsletters

Newsletter Ebook Graphic

Do you send out newsletters? Do you collect email addresses from fans and friends on social media? If you don't, you are missing out on one of the most successful ways to stay in touch with potential clients. I'm a huge fan of newsletters. In my younger days, when I was a human resources businessContinue Reading

Tips for Sending Your Kids to Camp

Camp Checklist

Disclosure: I received free product from Stickerkid in exchange for a review of their products. The opinions are mine. The links to StickerKid are affiliate links-I will earn a small commission for purchases made via the links. (Which will help me offset the camp costs, so if you are going to order some labels IContinue Reading

Patio Chair Makeover

Pillow Badge

One of my favorite things to do in the Spring is to freshen up my patio for the warm months ahead. I don't have much of a design budget though, so I usually try to add one or two new items and then I "shop" around my house and mix and match the things IContinue Reading

Taking Control of Your Creative Business

Desk Photo stock

"If you don't waste your energy on variables you cannot influence, you can focus much more effectively on those you can." -Dan Harris I've been thinking a lot about this quote. To be honest, my life is in a bit of an upheaval right now. My husband was laid off in December. Which means myContinue Reading

On Motherhood and Business

Motherhood and Business

The other day, my daughter asked me what I "do" when I coach my clients. I explained to her that I help women, who have their own businesses, find a way to balance their work and motherhood. Immediately, she told me, "Well, they should listen to you because you do a great job of that!"Continue Reading