Trading one paycheck for several and in the process, finding freedom within my career.
Nov 14

November 14, 2014

When you’re not invited to the mommy-club

It’s a little past 4am, and I’m up already, like I usually am during the week. I don’t have an “office” to get to, I work for myself. I didn’t get up to change or nurse a baby, those days are behind me. No. I have a 14, almost 15 year old that I have to get out the door for high school by 6am and I try to give myself just a little bit of quiet time before the…

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Nov 6

November 6, 2014

getting your groove back in your business

How to get there from here

I have been in the proverbial “funk” lately – taking it out on my husband, the cats….if it was in my way, i theoretically kicked it this week. I’ve been struggling with choices that have to be made professionally, and…how is this for irony…found myself upset and angry that I had to turn down work for an “ideal” client because my plate was already full. (DS, please think of me in the future!) ….I mean who gets mad at what…

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Nov 3

November 3, 2014

A girl, a farm and the sea.

A girl, a farm and the sea.

I woke up this morning, before the alarm clock, with a feeling that is not all that unfamiliar.  A sense of longing for somewhere I’ve never lived.  A farmhouse, on rolling land, within a stone’s throw of the sea. Farmhouse Exterior by Charlotte Landscape Contractors Church Hill Landscapes, Inc. I wanted to swing my feet out from under the soft, warm feather blankets onto cool heart of pine floors.  I wanted to walk into the kitchen for coffee, and be…

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Oct 27

October 27, 2014

holiday survival guide 2014

Holiday Survival Guide 2014; The November Edition

I cannot believe that Halloween is almost upon us already, can you? I feel like I just put pen to paper and planned out October, and now it’s time to do the same for November. I would be lying if I said a lot is going to get done around the house this month. We’re going camping for 5 days, and also to Tallahassee for Thanksgiving, so already the calendar is crunched. At some point I have to plan in…

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Oct 15

October 15, 2014

creepy cheap halloween ideas

Doing a Creepy Halloween the Cheap and Easy Way

So, I have to admit…we’re not really “doing” Halloween this year at our house. It’s the first time in a long time – but we’ve got so much going on that it was nice to have one less thing to deal with. My grandma is turning 100 this week and we’re throwing a huge party…600 miles away. And I’m helping my mom with decorations, invitations, venue coordination – you name it. And, my youngest has his fall concert the night…

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