Don’t Be A Copy

Don’t Be A Copy

If there is one thing that makes me absolutely insane as a web designer, it’s people who tell me, “I want a website exactly like this…” Because you don’t. You may think that’s what you want, but it isn’t. And here’s why....

If You Want to Fly…

If You Want to Fly…

Have you seen The Darjeeling Limited? It’s a film by Wes Anderson. His movies are different. And they are some of my favorites. My husband and I watched TDL last night. We’ve seen it at least a half dozen times before, but it’s my favorite from the...

Sometimes Winners Quit

Sometimes Winners Quit

One of my very first clients was a nutritionist. I did a ton of copy-writing for her and managed her newsletter. She had a whole team of people, and one of her favorite ways to motivate us was to spout this quote: “How you do one thing is how you do...

Nothing is EVER Going to be Perfect

Nothing is EVER Going to be Perfect

I do not consider myself to be a perfectionist. But I am a control freak. A control freak with very strong opinions. And apparently, though I’m not a perfectionist, I do have a strong desire for real life to match up with the way I’ve imagined it. Okay,...

Life’s a Journey, Not a Destination

Life’s a Journey, Not a Destination

Yep, that’s from an Aerosmith song. It’s also the truth. Yesterday I realized that it has been nearly 12 years since I worked at a job. Like a real job. Where you go to an office and have to be there every day from 9am to 5pm. And there is a boss who gets...

It doesn’t make any sense

It doesn’t make any sense

I think it’s safe to say that most people would agree with me that this winter has been a helluva trial. It’s been ridiculously cold. We’ve had a stupid amount of snow. And for my entire life I’ve lived in Ohio or Michigan, so it’s not...

We Gonna Do What They Say Can’t Be Done.

We Gonna Do What They Say Can’t Be Done.

You know, it never occurs to you quite how impactful the things you watch as a child are – until you watch them as an adult. The first instance of this was when I was watching Alf with my kids last year. I did not realize how many fashion/hair choices I made...

Less is More

Less is More

Today is my very last day to be this age. Tomorrow I go up a year. And while the last year has had some rough spots, it was probably, the single most amazing year I’ve had yet. I did not realize this until I compiled an album of highlights of the year. When I...

10 Lessons I Learned at the Front Desk

In college, my husband and I both worked at hotels. We were married by the summer between my 2nd and 3rd year of college, so we had to have our own place + jobs that paid the bills. I was lucky enough to know a gal who ran a hotel and she gave me a job in housekeeping...

Multitasking is a Lie.

Multitasking is a Lie.

So, for the last 6 (almost 7) years, I’ve been at this owning-your-own-business thing. And one thing I’ve always prided myself on is the ability to do multiple things at once. I can watch a movie and build a website. I can play cards and play on Facebook....

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February 6, 2015

You are the Only Person Who Can Change Your Life

This is not a thinly veiled attack on anyone or anything that may or may not be launching at the moment. I think there is room […]
February 4, 2015

Why Your Website Matters More Than You Know

I don’t know about you, but the website of any given business is a ginormous portion of whether or not I will do business with them. Here’s […]
January 27, 2015

Death of the Opt In

Oh, who am I fooling? The opt-in isn’t going anywhere. It’s a vital part of your website, and it’s something that you need to be using. […]
January 23, 2015

How do you tell someone their website is terrible?

It’s a valid question. It really is. A terrible website is a detriment to your business. It undermines your credibility. But to tell someone that…not easy. […]
November 10, 2014

How I Live On Purpose

I’m sharing how I live on purpose in support of my friend Dr. Danielle Dowling and her new book The Soul Sessions, a 5-week guide to […]
September 1, 2014

Don’t Be A Copy

If there is one thing that makes me absolutely insane as a web designer, it’s people who tell me, “I want a website exactly like this…” […]
July 9, 2014

If You Want to Fly…

Have you seen The Darjeeling Limited? It’s a film by Wes Anderson. His movies are different. And they are some of my favorites. My husband and […]
June 18, 2014

Sometimes Winners Quit

One of my very first clients was a nutritionist. I did a ton of copy-writing for her and managed her newsletter. She had a whole team […]
June 16, 2014

Nothing is EVER Going to be Perfect

I do not consider myself to be a perfectionist. But I am a control freak. A control freak with very strong opinions. And apparently, though I’m […]