Living Whole30 After The 30 Day Challenge

Living Whole30 After The 30 Day Challenge

Food, Random, Top of Mind, Whole 30
I finished my Whole30 challenge on March 30th! I had no idea at the time of my accomplishment how much this challenge had changed my life! I can honestly say that I am eating healthier than I ever have. I wished I had learned all of this so much earlier in life. Living Whole30 after you finish the challenge isn't as hard as you might think it would be. Now I am not saying I never eat anything that is bad for me. I am saying 90% of the time I am choosing to eat Whole30 compliant food. (more…)
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Carol Stephen & Her Take On TweetChats

Carol Stephen & Her Take On TweetChats

Social Media, Tech, Top of Mind
About year ago now I was invited to my first tweetchat. I had no idea what one was or what it was going to be like. I am thankful for that invite from Bridget Willard because it's a FANTASTIC resource! I have learned so much from participating in a tweetchat. I have even co-hosted one by providing the topic and questions. It's a great way to build relationships and learn from one another. (more…)
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Why Should You Go To WordCamp

Why Should You Go To WordCamp

Events, Tech, Top of Mind, Websites, WordPress
It's WordCamp season! Fall brings cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and WordCamps! I love WordCamp season and wished I had the money and the time to travel to all the WordCamps here in the US and abroad. What Is A WordCamp A WordCamp is a gathering of the WordPress community organized by local volunteers. They bring us together to meet each other in person, learn new ways to use WordPress, and even how to use it as part of your business. It brings all walks of life together usually over a weekend to listen to presenters, network, and sometimes even to contribute. (more…)
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How Did I Get Here

How Did I Get Here

Random, Social Media, Tech, Top of Mind, Uncategorized, Websites, WordPress
It's been a long winding road as an adult to make money and keep my artsy side alive. How did I get here? How It Began I found web development purely by accident. I was working at Sun Microsystems as an administrator. Managing schedules, creating presentations, event planning etc... when my manager challenged me to find something new to add to my skill sets. Luckily for me Sun had lot's of internal classes and at the time the internet had come into play. (more…)
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Securing A WordPress Website

Securing A WordPress Website

Tech, Websites, WordPress
Recently I migrated a website from http to https for the first time. What does that mean exactly? It means that I secured the website with an SSL certificate so that anyone that visits the website can safely purchase products online. That's the simple explanation! Securing a WordPress website was a daunting experience. I knew I needed to obtain an SSL certificate but that's all I knew. So, what's a girl to do? Well, this girl is resourceful! I asked for help and I did my research! (more…)
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Social Media Is Social

Social Media Is Social

Social Media, Top of Mind
You may or may not know that I am a social media professional. Do I think I am an expert? Absolutely not! I don't actually think anyone is an expert because there is always something new to learn. Just like the web (my other professional side) social media is constantly changing and evolving. However, I do think there are some REALLY smart people out there that are doing social media right and you can learn from each and every one of them! (more…)
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Building A Website For A Goat Herder

Building A Website For A Goat Herder

Projects, WordPress
I never thought I would build a website for a goat herder! My freelance work has lead me to meet some very interesting folks and this project was no different. I meet Brian through a mutual friend that referred me. Brian was in need of help with his goat herding website. He had tried working with others in the past to build the North American Savannah Association website to chronicle the history, grow the community, and above all else provide useful information for the goat herder community. (more…)
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