Two Days Until

We get to celebrate two events! On December 28th we get to celebrate both

National Call a Friend Day    AND    National Download Day!

Now…I have a long list of people I can call and I imagine you probably do too…so try to make good use of National Call a Friend Day and maybe call someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time. Life gets busy and we all get side-tracked (or is that only me?) so it’s totally understandable that we don’t call when we should….and then it gets awkward so we tend to put it off….then it gets even more awkward until it finally becomes an issue the size of Kilimanjaro and we can’t possibly be expected to climb that mountain. I mean, after all, who has mountain climbing gear just lying about?

Now…for National Download Day, I can do something about that! I am going to put as many free downloads as I can on my Patreon site for one day only! I will put images sized for  iPhones, Androids, iPads, and computer screens as free wallpaper for one day only as a celebration of such a cool day and as a late Christmas gift to all who venture near AND as a Thank You for all of you who have followed me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Etsy and/or Patreon — without you and your support none of this would be possible or even have a reason for being.

Sooo. remember December 28th 🙂 and I hope to see you on my Patreon site 🙂

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Shabby Practice

Welcome 2017!

Happy New Year! A new year. Another year. An uncertain year perhaps…but isn’t every future uncertain?

The blog I began a year ago, this blog, did not see me every week as I had planned. My writing practice went by the wayside thus this post title. I promise to do Continue reading

1880 or 2016? 136 years of women’s exploitation?

In this cool old book, “Buckeye Cookery and Practical Housekeeping”  the preface starts off with “Fortunately it is becoming fashionable to economize,” In my local community, in the past couple of years, there have been several events started that aim, or aimed, at helping homemakers learn how to economize while creating a pleasant home experience.  “and housekeepers are really finding it a pleasant pastime to search out and stop wastes in household expenses,” Are they really? Is it a pleasant pastime or is it a necessity? I think in today’s economy, most homemakers would claim it to be a necessity. And evidently, it is a long lived necessity and one that is even profitable. If it weren’t such a popular topic I doubt that Martha Stewart could have built a financial empire on it and that FlyLady would have been hard put to follow in her footsteps. Up-andcomer, Rachel Ray, is on the scene with an ever increasing popularity in those interested in cooking.and to exercise the thousand little economies which thoughtful and careful women understand so readily and practice with such grace.” Continue reading

Old Dog, New Tricks…or…grrrrr

You can’t know what you don’t know. I live by those words.

And I also am a firm believer in speaking positive words to people. I think it helps them reach their full potential.

I know that I have been blessed with a lot of people who tell me how smart I am. Today, I think I learned that maybe that isn’t such a good thing either (I am chuckling as I write that.) Late this morning I decided, after only about an hour of research, that I was smart enough to set up a website on Continue reading