Monthly Archives: April 2011

Making Motion – A Book Review

I was excited when I got my copy of Tara Gentile’s ebook Making Motion: 7 Steps for Doing More With Your Creative Life (affiliate link). It’s a great book about taking your creative life and moving it into the forefront of everything you do. The book talks a lot about moving past that initial starting point and getting started. Continue reading

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Today at Simple Scrapper

  Did you catch my post at Simple Scrapper today?  It’s all about budgeting your time and scheduling your week.  I’m experimenting with some new ideas, and would love to share them with you.  If you haven’t checked out the … Continue reading

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9 Chrome Extensions to Keep You WINNING!

Google Chrome is arguably the best browser out there right now. It wasn’t until recently that I really started to explore the world of Google Chrome Extensions, and what they could do for my browsing experience. Here are the 9 Chrome Extensions that are keeping me WINNING!
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An Important Announcement: I’m Retiring

I bet you’re surprised.  It’s kind of weird for me to write it, but to be honest, I’ve thought about writing it for a while now.  I’ve made the decision to retire from designing.  As of April 30th, my designs … Continue reading

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Something Special is Coming Tomorrow…

I’ve been working hard on something for you guys, and it’s going to make it’s debut tomorrow. Instead of a traditional “Sneak Peek” I thought I’d show you some inspiration and what I put together using it. Let me preface this by saying, Selena Gomez (Alex Russo as Keira calls her) is HUGE in my house. My girls love absolutely EVERYTHING she does. This song is really good, though. I find it stuck in my head all the time, and it’s a great message. And, it’s my inspiration this week. Continue reading

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My Favorite Android Apps

I got my Android phone last summer, and I remember how angry I was when I heard that Verizon would be offering the iPhone in 6 short months. I had wanted an iPhone for ages, and now I had just passed up my chance to get one. Funny thing is, by the time the iPhone from Verizon came out, I was in love with my Android. I’ve seen a lot of blog posts about “favorite iPhone apps,” but today, I wanted to put together a list of my favorite Android apps. I’ve linked them all to the Amazon App Store or the Android Market for easy purchasing. Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Sir Scrapalot

I write a lot about time management, mainly because it’s one of my greatest struggles. Juggling a young family, a full time career, and Sir Scrapalot Designs is hardly easy, and I am always looking for ways to save time and get things done in a more efficient manner. Often times, like today, I don’t get to sit down and engage in the internet until early evening, and spend a good amount of time playing catch up. Ever wonder what my typical day looks like? Today I’m going to share with you one day out of my crazy life. Continue reading

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9 Things to Check Before Flattening Your Layout

I started putting together a list of things that I would personally check before flattening my layout for saving. The list has saved me on a number of occasions. If you’ve had this problem before, you are probably wondering what I have on this checklist, what things do I check for before I flatten my layout. Wonder no more, after using this list for months on my own, I decided to create a handy printable checklist that you to can check before you flatten your layout. It’s available for you to download for FREE! Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning Your Google Reader

In the past, I’ve talked about how I use Google Reader to keep up with the blogs I read. There is no way I could ever keep up with all of the, around 80, if I didn’t have Google Reader to put them all together in one spot. Like anything else, however, Google Reader can get cluttered up and needs a good Spring Cleaning. A few weeks back, I learned of a really easy and effective way to clean my Google Reader, and I wanted to share it with you today. Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning Your Facebook Profile

With the number of employers and other agencies that are using Facebook as a viable source to research someone, I feel like it’s always prudent to be aware of what you are posting, and how it reflects on you. Here are some of the things I did to clean up my profile. Continue reading

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