Favorite Things

    Confession: I am 38 years old and I am an avid knitter. What once seemed like an pastime for old ladies has now become my favorite hobby. And…

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Tech Finds

If a product has a mobile app that works with it, I will probably buy it. Smoke detectors, doorbells, board games, watches -- I have them all and love interacting…

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Currently Reading

100 books. This is my goal for 2017: to read 100 books. I completed 28 books in the first quarter of the year, so I am ahead of schedule if…

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Good Hair Days

April 10th, 2017

I have naturally curly hair. But the curls are not full and beautiful. Nope. My "curls" are more like frizzy waves that don't look great when left on their own. In fact, if I want to wear it curly, I usually blow dry it straight, then use a curling iron to curl it. All of this is to say: I wear my hair straight. It…

2017 Book Challenge: 1st Quarter Report

April 3rd, 2017

100 books. This is my goal for 2017: to read 100 books. I completed 28 books in the first quarter of the year, so I am ahead of schedule if I stay at this pace. Reading has always been a big part of who I am and how I spend my time. However, 100 books in a year is a stretch goal for me. Here…

Learning to Knit

January 13th, 2017

    Confession: I am 38 years old and I am an avid knitter. What once seemed like an pastime for old ladies has now become my favorite hobby. And despite what anyone says, 38 is not yet "old." One of the greatest benefits of working as a freelance consultant is that I have a lot of freedom with my schedule. In my first year…

Current Favorite Podcasts

September 23rd, 2016

I go through phases with podcasts: I will get really into a them and listen constantly or I will not listen to any for six months. I am currently in a "listen" phase, so I thought I would share some of my favorites. My podcast preferences lean towards education over entertainment (my YouTube preferences lean towards entertainment, so maybe I will share some of my…

Book Rec: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

August 31st, 2016

If you are interested in business, innovation and brands, read Shoe Dog: A Memoir By The Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight. The Nike startup story is especially inspiring if you are interested in starting your own business. This book tells the Nike, Inc. startup story from the perspective of its founder Phil Knight and it was absolutely fascinating the following reasons: Nike was not…