1. Get a good idea. 2. Pursue it faithfully for a determined amount of time. 3. Get a job and over-volunteer. 4. Start posting less frequently. 5. Feel both wistful and bad at the same time. 6. Have more good ideas, start to write blog posts, then run out of time. 7. Continue to feel […]Read More How to Neglect Your Blog
Bright Lily Creative is my side-hustle where I help small businesses establish an integrated online presence. I enjoy getting to know people, learning about their stories, and figuring out what makes them tick. Bright Lily Creative allows me to collaborate with other small businesses, to translate their day-to-day operations into beautiful, functional design, and to […]Read More Branding: Staged to Sell
This past weekend Darren and I watched Frost/Nixon, Ron Howard‘s 2008 historical drama based on the stage play by Peter Morgan. Frost/Nixon reexamines the characters and circumstances leading up to the historic 1977 interviews between the British television personality and the former US president. It looks at the frustration of Frost’s research team with Richard […]Read More Frost, Nixon, and the corruption of power.
I have a couple of meaty posts that I am dying to get out of my system, but due to the tyranny of the immediate they will have to wait for now. A few days ago I opened the cupboard door and saw this. Just two pieces of paper, very plain and simple, nothing really […]Read More It ain’t pretty…but it works
Amidst all the general chaos and busyness one very bright light was a visit from Jasmine. No, not the Disney Princess (although she does bear a striking resemblance to the animated heroine!), Jasmine, the thirteen year old daughter of our friends, Brian and Jean. Last year Brian and Jean moved to Ottawa with their family […]Read More Most beautiful thing: Jasmine
I originally posted this last October on our family blog. I found it when I was surfing around today. I have a couple of projects on the go, and so I was wondering what my Friday post should be and I found this. It is interesting looking back, even if it is only looking back […]Read More Finding my niche, revisited.
I’ve been meaning to post this one for a while. Guess how I read the cover of the magazine? 50+ Ways to Conquer Glitter. Yep, glitter. Guess how long it took me to figure out my mistake? At least two days. And the really dumb part is that I went on and on about how […]Read More Misread
First of all, thank you to everyone who hopped over from Facebook yesterday to check out this blog! It was VERY exciting to see how many of you came over, especially as my average for the month of February was about one visit per day (thank you Laura!). I thought I would post this right […]Read More On the simplification bandwagon