Archive for ‘How Tos’

October 30, 2011

Meeting My Crafty Side

My apologies for the blogging hiatus – there have been a lot of changes going on for me since mid-September and I’m just starting to settle in to them right before new changes emerge. I’m so excited. : )

As many of you know, I’ve had a lot of free time lately. Generally speaking, any free time that I have had would go into job searching, writing my book, working on things for my wedding business, etc. When I get time where I can actually relax, I tend to choose things to do that aren’t entirely relaxing. My boyfriend gets on my case about this a good bit, reminding me that relaxation is not a synonym for laziness (I have a hard time seeing the difference sometimes). Well, all this free time has been allowing me to look at different ways of relaxing that I would really enjoy. Thanks to the inspirational Facebook postings of my artsy younger sister and an oh-so-crafty childhood friend, I’ve realized just how much I love making things and have started to explore different types of things I would like to make. And it starts with blankets. Yes, friends, I’m going to make some blankets.

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May 23, 2011

The Ultimate Job Searching Technique

Whether you’re starting to look for jobs for the first time or you’ve already been through the process a couple of times, you know that looking for a job can take time. With all the resources at our fingertips on the internet these days, it is so much easier to find all the jobs available, but it’s hard to sort through them all without losing a whole day. I’m going to share with you all what I consider to be the ultimate techniques for job searching that I’ve picked up along the road to help you get the best results out of your searching – and to use less time doing it!

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May 18, 2011

Adventures in Publishing Part 1

Many of you know I’ve been working on getting my book together for publishing. The book isn’t done yet, but from what I’ve read it is important to start the publisher/agent search as soon as possible. And, as crazy as it sounds, launching into wedding season has brought back my writing inspiration. So not only am I traveling all over the place photographing, planning and attending weddings but I’m also working on, editing and finishing my book and starting research into publishers and literary agents to get my book published within the next… 6-12 months. Yikes!

I don’t know many people who have ever published a book – a professor or two in college would be all I can think of – and I’ve never met an author or talked with anyone about publishing, so what little knowledge I started with came from watching TV, listening to conversations and trying to think about the process rationally. Where has that led me? To sharing what I learn step by step with you all.

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