Life Archive

  • What are Your Summer Plans?

    Tweet My son is out of school, and it’s time for summer fun. Well, sort of. Unfortunately, we are dealing with a bit of difficulty on the family front with a declining elderly relative. Our summer has begun by heading up to my parents’ house […]

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  • A Sweet Love Story

    Tweet I love this. From StoryCorps of Danny and Annie, originally shared by Geek in Heels. Totally worth the 6 minutes to hear this told by the actual couple, but animated. ]

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  • Do designer logos improve your life?

    Tweet The start of luxury was based on refinement and restraint in business. It was unseemly for the brands to push products onto their clients, and some found it distasteful to do so. Nowadays, luxury is a billion-dollar business, both legally and illegally with their […]

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  • Don’t be afraid of competition

    Tweet Being challenged sounds like something you should avoid, does it not? And who here wants to fight, even if it’s a mental one? 🙂 I remember when I was in school I would think to myself: *GROAN* I don’t want to study! What I […]

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  • 3 Ways I’m Putting Myself First — And Feeling Better as a Result

    Tweet We’re often told that we should put others first, and be less selfish. While I believe that we should help others when we can, I have learned that sometimes it’s important to put yourself first. You can’t truly care for others if you run […]

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  • Women are Driving the Business of Social Media

    Tweet One of the more interesting things I’ve seen recently is an infographic at Finances Online showing how women are driving the business of social media. Women are more likely to be on social media, and they are also more likely to interact with brands on […]

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  • Recognize and Celebrate Your Progress

    Tweet Lately, I’ve been trying to recognize and celebrate my progress — even if it isn’t happening quite as fast as I would like it to happen. As humans, we are often impatient. We want to see results immediately, and it is discouraging when we […]

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  • Top 10 Dangerous Jobs According to… Me!

    Tweet As a freelancer, I am the owner, president, secretary, creator, chief cook and bottle washer along with all the other positions you might think of! If something should happen to me, the whole business closes down! 😉 Alright, it’s a rather small business and […]

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  • Tips for Teaching Financial Literacy to Your Kids

    Tweet One of the best things you can do for your children is to teach the basics of financial literacy. Right now, financial literacy rates are fairly well, with many Americans unable to answer even basic questions about how money works. Additionally, there are concerns […]

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  • Ringing in a New Year with Goals to Improve Myself

    Tweet At the end of last week, Vero posted her goals for 2014. Like her, I like to keep my resolutions few in number, relatively simple, and aimed at improving my life. In the past, it was common for me to create a whole list […]

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