Tiny House, Big Life | 10 Fun Facts about Tiny House Life

The tiny house movement, a social movement that advocates for living simply in small homes of 399 square feet or less, had been steadily growing for years, and one of my besties, B.A. Norrgard has actively made that lifestyle her reality for the past six years. Long story, short–B.A. went…

Skittles and a Smile

Recently, I was at my daughter’s school for a meeting and I happened across a project displayed in the hallway that tugged at my heart. A section of the hallway wear festooned with leaves from the paper Tree of Smiles. Each leaf was an individual student’s contribution of something they’d…

Brene Brown quote

Get off my football field

Mama, you are enough. Stop doing that to yourself. You are enough They were encouraging words that I had just shared with one of my coaching clients.She had been lamenting that she’d gotten “nothing done” this week and her business-building task list was still (in her mind) a “mile long.”…

How Adult Coloring and Bullet Journaling have Tamed my World

When you first think of coloring, you might think of children excitedly coloring in books with their favorite cartoon characters. But there’s a trend that involves the Bigger Humans getting involved in this fun activity. Then there’s Bullet Journalling…I’ve gone on and on about how freaking awesome they are for…

bullet journaling

Pen to Paper may sound Old School, but Bullet Journaling ROCKS

Bullet journaling is something I discovered by accident.  Putting pen to paper may sound old school, but Bullet Journal is a ridiculously easy system for keeping track of To Dos, goals, and tasks. I’ve heard some gurus say that a bullet journal is like a potato. Bland and boring looking,…

What do I want to be When I Grow up? (Answer: An AUTHOR)

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question every breathing adult on the planet has asked a child at one time or another. We all want the chance to encourage the next generation and applaud excitedly when the Small Humans in our life announce they…

Remembering Columbine | Over My Shoulder by Kacey Ruegsegger

April 20, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting; a tragic event that, at the time, was the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history. As the years marched on since that horrific day, memories for on the outside looking in may have faded a little,…

How to Sell Your Adult Coloring Pages on Amazon

I have sooooo many mind-blowingly talented friends who could potentially be profiting from the Adult Coloring Book Craze, but I know most of them are stumped when it comes to knowing How to Sell Your Adult Coloring Pages on Amazon. You (and them) are in luck because (::drum roll::) the following…

A Pilgrimage to my own Backyard

At first, I didn’t know Evans Bowen very well. But I certainly was in awe of her. She was a filled-with-grace-and-wisdom Southern woman. I was a slightly-rough-around-edges Northerner who was out of her home state for only the third time in her fifty-something years. Not that I wanted it that…

Confessions of a Crappy Gardener

So as you can tell from prior posts, I am elbow deep in my initiative embrace my new inner Green Thumb.  However, if past history repeats itself, it will more likely be an outer Black Thumb….but I am willing to give gardening another try. Last year was the first year…