I have started using my family as marketing tools.
I realize this is not a new strategy. People have been doing it since the first kid said "Daddy said I could!" to his mother's stern face, hoping she would buy it.
Except I'm not actually trying to get anyone to buy anything. All I'm advertising is this page you're sitting on. This one. Right here. (And all the other ones on my URL.)
Originally I was just going to get myself a shirt that said:
to go with my new pajama pants.
But, that was so much fun, and so easy, and the prices at Cafepress were so reasonable, I didn't stop until I had the whole family decked out. Now Jason has a shirt that says:
And Noah and Jude have matching ones like this:
Jabin's is, of course, the cutest, by right of being the smallest. (Who could resist a baby in a onesie, right?)
Creative or Crass? Wait. Don't answer that.
Happy Monday night, friends. How was your Monday?
For many, the holidays can be a difficult time of year. I recently shared a one-minute testimony about how I’ve found peace after our family tragedy, and wanted to share it with you. I hope it blesses you.
This eggnog recipe has converted confirmed eggnog haters. “Liquid ice cream,” someone once called it. And now I have a dairy-free version. (This post includes both.)
When I think back to last December, I can see how very much has happened in my life in the last year, what I’ve accomplished, and how I’ve changed. And I’m grateful.
A delicious, frothy, homemade dairy-free hot chocolate recipe for you.
My mission to get my weight under control, plus the release of the Just Plain Gloves Knitting Pattern and an announcement about some of my short fiction.
No matter your age, it’s not too late to chase your dream. Maybe you’re already doing it, which is awesome. Or maybe we are closing out another year where you have still been making excuses about why you didn’t go for the longing of your heart.
Life is long, but it’s also short. Do you really want to spend a minute of it not living up to your potential?
Sweaters on Pinterest and other knitting geekery, books, writing, simple comforts, and other joys of autumn. Here’s what’s been inspiring me.
There will always be things that I’m dealing with. There will always be that sense of ebb and flow through seasons, times where my life seems more peaceful than others. But my happiness doesn’t depend on those circumstances.
I’m so excited to share my new cover and title with you! It blows me away! :-)
Here’s a secret: We’re all afraid. Every person who succeeds at something has had to confront fear at some point to get to where they are. The trick is to start anyway.