My Life, Social Media, Writerly Life

How I Discovered Lemonade and a New Business out of Life’s Lemons

When life gives you lemons, do you:A) Make lemonade;B) Learn to juggle; orC) Add a little vodka and soda? Story time! Ever wonder how I got interested in social media and turning Unleashing the Next Chapter into a Social Media Marketing & Management company? It’s honestly a lemons to lemonade story. I have always loved… Continue reading How I Discovered Lemonade and a New Business out of Life’s Lemons

My Life, Social Media

Back to Normal with Q2 Social Media Intensive for Writers

It's been a crazy five months! I can't believe my last post was in October of 2020. I know this is unacceptable. I teach and preach that blogging is one of the best tools for building your tribe and engaging with your people. Your website, blog, and email list are the only cyber real estate… Continue reading Back to Normal with Q2 Social Media Intensive for Writers

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Why Houseplants? Portal to important people and memories

Does anyone share or trade plant cuttings anymore? Houseplants ... I know it's a different topic for me, but I'm feeling nostalgic and simultaneously attempting to rebuild my plant collection. I don't do many story-times, but here we go... My grandmother had an amazing green thumb. Indoor and outdoor plants. I can't even guess at… Continue reading Why Houseplants? Portal to important people and memories

Getting Healthy, My Life, Productivity

Updates & 5 Productivity tips…

Sitting up, dressed, AND drinking coffee for the first time in almost 10 days. Maybe I'm starting to adapt to the med change? Oh, I hope so. So much I want to do... (If you're not sure what's been going on, check mine and Gizmo's social media. Links at the bottom of the page.) So… Continue reading Updates & 5 Productivity tips…

My Life, Social Media

Welcome 2019!

New boots for Christmas!! Can't wait to see where they are going to take me in 2019. First of the month/end of the year tabulations show my Instagram account has grown by 95% (that is not a typo! 95%!)!! I dislike working with numbers as a rule, but boy HOWDY! What a great treat to… Continue reading Welcome 2019!

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What Inspires Me…”Comadres”

I am still recovering and processing all the thoughts and feels from the weekend. My baby got married. So, today's prompt in the #SCFacebookChallenge, "what inspires you," is too much for a Facebook post. As I think over the past week, the activity, the phone calls, the last minute craziness, disagreements and apologies, the rehersal… Continue reading What Inspires Me…”Comadres”

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… down she fell… now what?

This is another blog post that started out as a Facebook status update, but grew too long, and seems appropriate for a blog post. Actually, this may be happening regularly for the next four to six weeks. Thank you to my personal Facebook friends for all your prayers and kind words. It's going to be… Continue reading … down she fell… now what?

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Enjoying the Journey Dad, but Missing You

Dad died eight years ago today. (This last minute post started as a note for family and friends on my personal Facebook page, but before hitting send, I decided it’s appropriate to share here with the world…) I come from a practical, rather stoic family. Birth, taxes, death…just parts of every life. We acknowledge the… Continue reading Enjoying the Journey Dad, but Missing You

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Celebrating 28-years because and in spite of…

Last weekend Steve and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed meals at new-to-us restaurants, visited Fort Worth, museums, Sundance Square, a night in a hotel, church with our youngest and his girlfriend, and reminisced about so many things we have experienced and learned over those years. Steve did some Facebook check-ins and status… Continue reading Celebrating 28-years because and in spite of…

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Did You Miss Me? Chronic Illness, Distractions, And Writing

Forgive me, Dear Reader, for I have neglected to write. It’s been three months since my last post. I created snippets of potential posts, but nothing worthy of publishing. This post may be more musings and ramblings than information, education, or inspiration, but here it is nonetheless… To start, thank you for the many kind… Continue reading Did You Miss Me? Chronic Illness, Distractions, And Writing