July 20, 2015

My Vacation & A Summer Sale

This upcoming Saturday I hope to be somewhere under the Tuscan sun. My husband, kids and myself have been invited by my in-laws to spend two full weeks in a Tuscan villa to celebrate their 45th anniversary. We'll be accompanied over there by my in-laws of course and my brother in law and his girlfriend. Since I've never been to Italy and …
July 17, 2015

Freebie Fridays #56 - Grungy Square Clipart

Last week I shared a set of square shaped social icons and this week I'm sticking with the square shape again. Today's freebie is in the form of square shaped clipart though, with a twist of grunge. If you wonder what to do with it, try to make your own (printable) cards with it, use it as a part of a logo or decorate a part of your blog …
July 15, 2015

The importance of updated blog pages

When thinking about keeping our precious blogs updated most of us will automatically think of posting content on a regular basis. And while blog posts will probably take up the major part on our blogs, we should not forget about the content we share in the pages of our blogs.
Readers follow along with our blog posts and get a little peek into our…
July 13, 2015

How to leave your site link professionally in blog comments

I'm sure we've all come across blog post comment threads were some of the commenters got a little too enthusiastic and gave their comment followed by a 'please follow my blog back!' or a similar piece of text. Let's be honest, these comment threads are great opportunities to get your own site noticed, but this can be done with…
July 10, 2015

Freebie Fridays #55 - Social Media Squares for Blogs and Websites

It's been a while since I posted the last episode of Freebie Fridays, but I'm picking it up today. And what better way to pick things up than sharing a set of social media icons for blogs and websites.
I noticed that the Freebie Friday episodes where I've shared social icons are amongst the most popular. It's one of those digital …
July 6, 2015

Setting boundaries in my business - Part III

I knew the post series of setting boundaries in business wasn't done after writing part I and II a while back. Setting boundaries pops up as a big life lesson for me over and over. And it doesn't just restrict itself to private situations. Sometimes I think the reason I ended up with a small business is really the lessons I have to learn …
July 4, 2015

When blogging and social media become a burden

Hey, hi again! It's been almost a month since I posted something on here, and no, I wasn't on vacation. That's still in front of me at the end of this month. So why was I missing in action then? Well, the whole blogging thing can be quite overwhelming at times and I needed a couple of weeks to sort out myself and where I stand with my…