How Books are Like Swedish Furniture (with GIFs)

I have a piece of pre-assembled furniture in my office. Well, several of them, to be honest... but specifically, I have one desk that is the bane of my existence. When I was first putting together this desk, I was new to the world of pre-assembled furniture, so I did my best to follow the directions, but something went wrong. [...]

The Storytelling Heart Of An Author

I had the wonderful opportunity last fall to be a guest on the radio show of an old friend, Vonni Widdis. Vonni is president of Nextep Digital Storytelling & Consulting  in Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada). Nextep is a digital storytelling consulting business helping people bring their personal narratives to life. You can find out more about Vonnie here. Vonni's show airs on BBM [...]

Maybe the Coolest Thing Ever

We recently found a website called Gratisography, run by a photographer/designer named Ryan McGuire. He posts some really cool and quirky photographs that you can use for blogging/design without paying individual photo royalties. (He is also a designer himself, and I haven't done any research into that side of his business, but his photography is SO cool and fun.) We [...]

Reading Challenge

So, I've been trying to spend more time reading this year, and so far, it's going well. I still need to get over to Goodreads and update all the books I've finished. (I've decided not to count all of the books I start and don't finish.... there are a lot.) I want to get through Fairest by Marissa Meyer before I [...]

Football Party Dip

[caption id="attachment_1014" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by Karin Hildebrand Lau.[/caption] If you're having a party for the National Championships this year, or the Pro Bowl or Super Bowl, this party dip not only feeds a crowd, but does it well. It's my family's favorite. Easy, cheesy, and delicious. I hope you enjoy! 2 T. oil 1 white onion, chopped 2 tomatoes, [...]