Living the Dream: Front Porch Makeover on a Budget

Create a Beautiful Home on a Budget There’s a saying, “Money isn’t an issue.” It’s an expression I can’t relate to…at all…ever. And even if I was rich and had mountains of money, I still wouldn’t relate to it. I am after all, a baby boomer raised by parents of the greatest generation! When you’re […]

Little Decisions – Big Moments

To Fear or Persevere If we take the time to look back over our lives, we often see that the big moment we’re experiencing in the present, was actually a myriad of small decisions before that. In fact often-times, those little decisions are barely noticed at the time. Sometimes it’s less a conscious decision and […]

Big News and Hard Work

Hello, Friends. Life happens. We all know that. And sometimes it happens all at once in a tsunami of activity. That’s where I am right now – in the middle of a tsunami. So, I will not be blogging today (except for what I’m writing here) or on 7/26. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, […]

Divorce: What to do With All the “Stuff”

I’ve been single for more than two years now, so it’s interesting that I’m still dealing with things. By “things” I don’t mean the emotions of divorce. I mean actual things. When I moved to my new home, I did a pretty good job of sorting through things. I had a sense that it wouldn’t […]

Monk Mode: The Key to Finishing Your Dream Project

  Without great solitude, no serious work is possible. -Pablo Picasso There’s a time to write on schedule, and there’s a time to buckle down and focus all of your energy on your project. That’s where I am with my current WIP (work-in-progress). It’s astonishing to realize that by writing just a thousand words a […]

6 Tips to Turn Overwhelmed into Empowered

  An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Overcoming That Overwhelmed Feeling Women live lives that are busier than ever. When you work from home as a writer or other creative endeavor, there are additional tasks that aren’t easily pushed aside. Unlike women who work outside the home, you don’t have the luxury of turning the lights off, […]

Finding Inspiration: My Favorite Websites

    Where I Find Mid-life Inspiration This venture into reclaiming my life after a mid-life divorce has been challenging in so many ways. Whether it’s my personal life, my work (writing) life, or learning the myriad of things needed to take care of  and remodel a 100-year old house by myself – one thing […]

22 Tips for Making Writing a Priority

Learning to Make Writing a Priority When I first started writing, I listened to many, many authors interviews. NPR’s Author Interviews had in-depth chats with well-known authors. I subscribed to The Writer magazine and Writer’s Digest. I devoured articles and books. I listened to audio’s and watched video’s. I loved hearing how each author “made […]

This Old House: a Year of Projects

June 1st marked an anniversary of sorts. It’s the date I moved into my “new” house, one year ago. As the date approached, I tried to think of what I’d accomplished in the last year. And to be honest, I couldn’t come up with much. Though the projects seemed never-ending, I couldn’t point at a […]