Wills and Trusts: What Are Your Plans?

Another of my articles is live on OffBeat Home & Life. This one is called Wills and Trusts: What are Your Plans? and it’s something I wrote several months ago while paying a last visit to a dying family friend.

The topic is a little more somber than what I usually approach, but a good thing to dialogue about in every household. Have a look, and be sure to read the comments, some good stuff in there.

This article is dedicated to Grammy W., who I love and miss. Thank you for your memories, and thank you for including me in your family and life. <3

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Homemaking On The Road – Part 2: Packing

Here’s Part 2 of my Homemaking on the Road Series! This will focus on the ins and outs of packing for a trip… and the tricks I use to save money, sanity, and space.

I like to think that I’m a minimalist, but the truth is, anyone who can’t travel without a set of hot rollers isn’t exactly low-maintenence. So let’s explore how to pack as lightly as possible but still be prepared once you get to your destination.

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Homemaking On the Road – Part 1 – The Great Escape

Husband and I have been traveling a lot since November, moving across the country from California to the lovely South in Georgia, and then criss-crossing the states for contract and freelance consulting.

While traveling, it’s  important to me to retain a sense of order and make it fun, especially when balancing expenses and taking pets, so I’ll be doing a series in 2013 about Travel and adding it as a new blog category.

Part One – Planning The Great Escape

Riding in Cars with Dogs

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A Vintage New Year’s – Atomic Bombshells Magazine

Wheee, I’ve got a new article and photo in Atomic Bombshells Magazine Issue #4, on sale now!  “A Vintage New Year’s”, featuring party tips and logistics, playlists, menus and more! Go on and take a gander, plus enjoy many other holiday honeys from the best in vintage-modern pinup!

Atomic Bombshells Issue #4

Atomic Bombshells Issue #4

How Learning to Delegate Equals Great Parties

A few recent threads and conversations in my social network has got me thinking about parties, potlucks, and events. Specifically, the logistics of executing hosting tasks in a fairly tasteful, fun, and drama-free manner. As we move into the wedding/party season of late spring and summer,  many brides and party  hosts are dealing with these issues:

“I don’t have time.”

“I would ask people to help, but I don’t know how to delegate.”

“How come potlucks always ends up being a random mix of weird foods?”

“I can’t make those cute decorations on Pinterest.”

“How can I feed a large party of people on $20?”

“I just don’t want to be a bitch/asshole.”

“Everything costs money.”

So… many… pom poms….

Let’s approach these issues one by one.  Ready?

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