Fiverr®.com: The Five Dollar Side Hustle & the Micro-Entrepreneur

Meet Fiverr®.com. A website where five dollars can buy you just about any service (or odd product) you can think of.  For consumers, it’s a cheap way to fulfill a need.  For freelancers… Continue reading

A New Blog Website and An Anthropologie and Jot Giveaway!

I wrote my very first blog post on December 12, 2012 and I remember feeling a sense of liberation that I’d have a place in the blogisphere to say what I wanted and… Continue reading

Jot, Naked, Smoothies With Paper by 53: My Favorite Things

This week was fun for me. Really fun, like “jump up and down and get superly, dooperly excited, with lots of exclamation points” type fun!  Of course, what constitutes fun varies from person… Continue reading

Failure Is Not Fatal

I have a confession. Lately, I’ve been a failure. I’ve been failing in a few professional and personal areas in my life and it was starting to get me down until I talked… Continue reading

DIY Fabric Photo Frame: From Drab to Fab In About An Hour

Every day in my upstairs living room, I pass a small box that holds fabric scraps from a chair I recently had reupholstered.  Initially I held on to them because I planned to… Continue reading

Keep Austin Dancing!

Few things in my life can make me forget about all that’s wrong with the world, my stresses and all the ways life could be so much better.  One of those things is… Continue reading

Tokina Is One Year Old Today!

Today was a great day.  Well actually today was not that great.  I have had much better days, but this post is not about all the ways today could have been better. This… Continue reading

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

Today is January 1, 2013 and I’m still alive.  If you’re reading this, so are you. And so are billions of other people.  That’s right, eleven days after the world was supposed to… Continue reading

A Single Girl, John Mayer and a Box of Crayons

Tomorrow is my birthday and every year as another birthday approaches, I reflect on the year before.  Mostly, I am thankful and happy about what great accomplishments I made or goals I reached,… Continue reading

Shed Some (Natural) Light on Christmas Day

Today in several parts of the country and the world, it’s Christmas.  It’s a wonderful time to celebrate with family, friends, food and gifts.  Today is not a day to be reading long… Continue reading