How Pinterest Helped With Our Home Renovation

* * * * * * My husband and I are well underway with our exterior home renovation. While what we are doing is by no means “earth shattering,” we are giving our 1973 home some modern updates. In the process, we were extremely lucky to have worked with an architect who truly “listened” to […]

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Imitation is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery

I blog. I Facebook. I Tweet. I Instagram. I even occasionally YouTube. But lately, I’ve done a lot of pinning on Pinterest. As someone who enjoys magazines–from magazines about fashion, home, travel, and writing–Pinterest is a great way to “collect” ideas electronically. Don’t get me wrong, though. I have still spent a fortune on home […]

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Armed With Ideas: Thoughts on Moving

We’re moving. Some of you who know me and live near me know this already. Some blog readers may not. After four years of looking and debating, we’ve decided to take the plunge and head back to my roots in Severna Park. I couldn’t be more delighted. We tend to want to recreate for our […]

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Sufferin’ Succotash

The above words can only begin to describe how I feel about my inability to write this week. I am experiencing a very extreme case of writer’s block. I watched cursors flash. I sat and stared at a screen, blindingly white. I couldn’t even come up with something clever to blog about. Nothing. Came. Out. […]

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Positioning Yourself & Your Work

In 1972, two guys name Al Ries and Jack Trout collaborated on a series of articles for Advertising Age. The articles were about positioning: positioning a company or a brand in advertising. Now, 41 years later, the term “positioning” still holds true and is a buzzword among media creatives. The question? How can we get […]

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It’s Not Pinterest, But It’s My Pin Board

* * * Dear Readers, Today I spent the morning cleaning my office at home. I’ve been trying to write a short story, and it’s tough to be inspired in a cluttered mess. The disaster in the office is the result of a busy and rewarding semester, in addition to the chaos of getting my […]

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