How to Reupholster a Dining Room Chair

How to Reupholster a Dining Room Chair

I’m a thrift store rat. If I need any new furniture, I go to my local thrift stores and find something that I can transform into whatever I need. I did this when I needed new dining room chairs. However, these chairs had hideous fabric and I realized that the fabric I chose for them is also not desirable. It’s time to reupholster them.  This can be a really great way to get cheap furniture that can also work in…

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Madison, WI Bucket List

Madison, WI Bucket List

I love living in Madison, WI. It is the perfect mix of liberal ideals and hometown charm. After living here for two years, I’m still discovering new and interesting places to explore. The list below is a list of places I’ve either been to or want to go to. The list will be updated so look for the date at the bottom to show the latest update. Downtown ♦ Wisconsin State Capitol If you go during the summer, make sure…

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My Virtual Assistant Goals

My Virtual Assistant Goals

Before I share my goals with you, I think I should tell you what exactly a virtual assistant is. At it’s most basic, a virtual assistant is someone who works online for either a person or business to help them move their business forward or help them work less. This can include a lot of different things. It can be managing social media, proofing content, bookkeeping, or basically any skill you can show virtually. It’s almost anything you need it…

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What to Pack in Your First-To-Unpack Box

What to Pack in Your First-To-Unpack Box

Moving is an extremely stressful experience whether you are moving within the same city or across the country. The worst thing is when you think of something specific you need when it is packed away in a mountain of boxes. It can be easy to remember your phone, keys, and wallet, but what over items should be in easy reach when you’re moving? Toilet Paper and Soap Often when you move into a new location, there will be absolutely no…

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How to Survive a Solo Road Trip

How to Survive a Solo Road Trip

Long road trips don’t scare me anymore. I’ve gone from Wisconsin to the east coast and back five times AND I’ve driven the entire length of Florida from Georgia to Key West. I am comfortable on long road trips. That is, I am comfortable on long road trips that include other people to share the drive time. My only experience with solo driving is in my home state of Wisconsin with drive times no longer than three hours. Therefore, when…

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What Is Proofreading?

What Is Proofreading?

One of the ways I hope to make money while working at home is by proofreading for court reporters. You are probably wondering what on earth that means (I know I did when I first read it.) Let’s start with the very basics. Proofreading is reading something and marking for any errors. These errors can include punctuation, misspelling, or formatting issues. It’s not editing the content, though. Proofreaders don’t make grammatical changes to the work. Seems pretty simple, yeah? Court…

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My Blogging Goals

My Blogging Goals

I started a blog! (Obviously) Blogs are a lot of work! They require lots time and creativity. But I want to try my hand at it. I also want to make this blog a source of income, that way the investment I’m putting into it is, in fact, an investment. Over the next year, I hope to move towards my goal of having an income from this blog. Below, I’ve laid out a few goals to help achieve that. Short…

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Road Trip: Lighthouses of Lake Winnebago

Road Trip: Lighthouses of Lake Winnebago

I love lighthouses. There is something about the lore of the lighthouse industry that strikes a cord within me. I’ve been to many of the lighthouses in Wisconsin both on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, but there is another lake in Wisconsin that boosts lights. Lake Winnebago is the largest lake completely in Wisconsin at 10 miles across and 30 miles long and has several small lighthouses on its shores. I was in the small town of New London, northwest…

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5 Helpful Health Apps

5 Helpful Health Apps

If you are like me, you have a lot of things in your life you would like to keep track of. Probably the most important is our health, which is also the thing we most likely let slide. I’ve put together a list of five apps that can make keeping track of our health a little bit easier. 1. Runkeeper, Free This is an app that tracks your mileage, whether it be running, walking, hiking, or cycling.I really like this…

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How to Organize Your Email Inbox

How to Organize Your Email Inbox

Email inboxes can be very scary places. It’s so easy for them to become overcrowded, which can lead even the best of us to missing important emails. This post will show you the things to think about when organizing your email. There is no one way to do this. It’s all up to your own personal preferences. First and foremost, you need to decide on the general lay out of your email. Do you want to use folders or have…

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