Friday, February 8, 2019

Make More Margin: FREE Productivity eBook from Ultimate Bundles!

As a professional-grade procrastinator, I'm always on the lookout for anything that will help me get the most done with the least amount of effort!

Ultimate Bundles has a productivity bundle coming out towards the end of the month and are offering a free eBook over the next few days as a prelaunch special!

Make More Margin offers 75 productivity tips that should help you free up an hour or two every week! Who couldn't use an extra hour or two?

You'll learn what time-saving tips successful bloggers use to free up time  (I like the Pomodoro Method), and their favorite productivity tools or services (I'm a big fan of Trello).

You'll also hear about hobbies or self-care habits that can be incorporated into your busy schedule (happy to see so many people include reading on their list!), and how they use those small pockets of free time that pop up throughout the day (more reading!).

Found the question of "what would you say to someone who feels guilty taking time for themselves, especially when there's so much to do" interesting. I think that this is one where it's easier to give advice than to actually take it. 

Was interesting seeing what everyone had to share, and I even picked up a couple of new tips to try! 

The free ebook is only available until February 11th, so be sure to download your copy today!

Free Productivity eBook

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The 100 Day Project 2019

Decided that I'm going to try the 100 Day Project again, only this time with art instead of letter writing. I'm not an artist in any way, shape, or form but I do love to try.

What is it?

The 100 Day Project is a creativity excavation. It’s about unearthing dormant or unrealized creativity by committing to a daily practice everyday for 100 days.

Creativity is a skill. The more we practice, the more skilled we become. Practice takes time. Practice takes commitment. Practice is a radical act in this speeded up world. Through practice, we develop a creative habit. Through habit, we reconnect with and know ourselves again as a creative being. (source)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Taking the plunge: Joining Dare To Conquer

I had a plan.

I had it all figured out.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men....

I've been blogging off and on for over nine years, but I was ready to kick things up a notch. I wanted to move from hobby blogger to the pros.

So I started signing up for free email courses. Joined mailing lists and Facebook groups. I even bought a couple of blogging bundles (the Genius Bloggers Toolkit).

My original plan was to finish working through the Genius Bloggers Toolkit before buying any other courses. I have both the 2017 and the 2018 kits, so there's plenty of material to work through.

As an easily distracted, professional-level procrastinator, I'd say I wasn't even halfway done with the 2017 kit, much less the 2018 one.

Don't judge me.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Sips by Tea Subscription Box - December 2018

One of my Facebook friends mentioned that she has a subscription box for teas. I love tea! I love subscription boxes! I wanted to learn more.

Turns out there's a subscription box called Sips by that will send you new teas to sample every month. 

Color me intrigued!

Sips by

Who are they?

Sips by™ is an Austin-based startup founded by a small group of tea lovers who want discovering tea to be fun, personalized, and affordable. Through our monthly tea subscription box, we'll inspire you to explore the big wide world of tea. From loose leaf tea to teabags, herbal tea to caffeinated tea, we're your one-stop online tea shop. (source)

What do you get?

Friday, November 16, 2018

Shy Shiloh: The Yearly Vet Visit

Tales of a Shy Dog: The Yearly Vet Visit

Took Shiloh to the vet for her yearly check-up today. 

She trotted out of the house just fine, but came to a screeching halt when she saw the car. Tried to coax her into the car, but no dice. 

Here we go....

Lifted her into the car. 

Drove to the vet.

Lifted her out of the car. 

Tried to coax her into the building. 

Carried her into the building. 

She trembled like a leaf as we waited. Thankfully there was no one else waiting as Shiloh is extra skittish around strangers.

Slid her from the waiting room into the exam room (she plops down and refuses to move so thank goodness for tile floors). 

Slid her from the exam room to the scale. She now weighs 61 lbs. She was a scrawny 43 lbs when we adopted her 2 years ago, so yay! 

She walked back into the exam room on her own. Straight to the door, ready to leave. Sorry girl, not yet.

Waited in the office for the vet, then tried to coax her out from under the table (Shiloh, not the vet). 

Slid her out from under the table for her exam. 

Shout out to our awesome vet for understanding and getting down on the floor with Shiloh for the exam! 

Shiloh was really good while they took blood, examined her, and gave her her booster shots. 

Once done, she trotted out of the exam room, said hello to a kitten in the waiting room, then pulled my husband out to the car and jumped into it like a champ.

Curled up on her pillow for the drive home and once home, only hid in the closet to decompress for a few minutes. 

Believe it or not, this was a big improvement over last year's visit! I'm so proud of my fearful little girl! Exhausted and sore, but proud.

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