The Blog That Took 5 Years to Launch, Happy New Year, and One Word 2014


...well not quite five full years, but close enough... HAPPY NEW YEAR! I pray this year is full of blessings, peace and joy for you all. Let's not spend too long on the subject, but I feel like all I've done since starting my blog in 2009 is re-think, re-design, & re-launch!  If you're a blogger, maybe you can relate.  Some sites fit neatly into a niche (author/or wanna-be author, mommy Continue Reading

She’s Coming Baaaaaaaack! {plus important subscriber info}


It's true, I haven't abandoned the ol' blog about the crazy and the beautiful (the weird and the wonderful)! I just needed to take a step back to reevaluate why I'm here in the blog-iverse. Time (a whole lot of it) has been spent praying, dreaming, planning, scheming. There's no point in just taking up cyberspace without a purpose, a vision...some serious intent. It's not that so much is going Continue Reading

Please Bear With Me!


**UPDATE 6/16/2012 10:56 AM: Mostly done - woo hoo! Things are pretty much presentable now - all that's left is some organizing, and re-categorizing/tagging.  So, I'll be back Monday!** It's redecorating time again!!  This time the plan is to stick with the design much longer,with the ultimate goal of making the site simpler, easier on your eyes and less complicated to navigate... ...but in Continue Reading

Where I Am Today, As Well As About 1300 Others


Will have a B-E-A-utiful giveaway post coming later today… …but for now I’m getting ready to go to my local (in) real life meetup! It’s a chance for (in)courage bloggers and friends to meet offline and build some real life community!  We started off by watching a live webcast at home yesterday.  The meetups happen today and there are more great webcast messages to view…though we think we’ll be so Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 24 :: DIY Black Furniture and A Message


Each day is full of new lessons to learn, victories to celebrate, and mistakes to keep one humble {oh, and teach us a thing or two}.  I’ve been quiet this week, it started with a 2-day migraine and the rest has been the worst case of insomnia I’ve ever had for a week straight. At my age, 2-4 hours a night is not going to cut it.  I had to use what reliable mental energy I had for feeding my Continue Reading