Fun stuff

Today's post is the first of a new blogging challenge from Darren Rowse of Problogger.net! The challenge is to create new embedded content, which can consist of video, Instagram photos, tweets, etc. I am particularly excited because it marks my first attempt at creating a personalized video for my readers. I was really excited for the opportunity to make a video...

Hello, Readers! Today’s post is the fourth of seven daily posts that I am writing for the Problogger 'Find Your Blogging Groove' challenge. It’s meant to encourage bloggers to post more frequently and thoughtfully. Today, I am going to write a fictional story about a troubled relationship.  Yeah, it's a bit of a downer, but I wanted to try something markedly...

Previously, I shared one of my favorite ways to deal with stress. While gaming is a great way to unwind after a hectic shift, I found an even better, long-term way to alleviate stress: loom knitting! Knitting without needles has been incredibly therapeutic. It's relaxing, keeps me focused on achieving a goal and once I've finished a project, I have something...

6 Easy Steps to Propagate Hydrangeas I used to hate hydrangeas.  And roses.  But, let's stick with hydrangeas for now because I hated them for the same reason.  My mother had so many that I became immune to their beauty.  They shared equal billing with kudzu and weeds, something else that we had a lot of.  Like many kids, I hadn't yet developed...

Cathy Sweeney of Traveling with Sweeney invited me to take up the challenge of sharing my travel soundtrack. As a child of the 70s, most of the songs that have affected, changed and molded me into the person that I am today is from that decade. So, it is fitting that I list the songs that I played over and...

This is day 5 of the July 2012 Ultimate Blog Challenge! Today's post is about changing habits. I'd grown accustomed to not exercising, using one excuse after another to avoid creating and adhering to an exercise routine. Sometimes, it takes finding the right one to motivate you to take that crucial step. I'm sitting here in from of my computer with...