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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The Bullet Journal: Organize Your Life Simply

The Bullet Journal: Organize Your Life Simply

  In this blog, I am all about making life more organized as easily as possible. The bullet journal definitely makes the cut.   The concept is to create short journal “entries” each day of the week to remember tasks, events, and any other notes for the day. It can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. And the best part is it is completely customizable. It’s whatever you decide it needs to be. I’ll…

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4 Tools Every Crocheter Needs

4 Tools Every Crocheter Needs

When I first started crocheting, I thought that all I needed was yarn and a hook. I quickly realized that there are a lot more tools that a crocheter needs (and promptly went out to buy them all.) Here are the top four that a new crocheter might not think about. 1. Scissors It’s pretty impossible to crochet without some sort of cutting implement, unless you are making a single color piece. Once you start getting into pieces that have…

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How to Create a Running Training Plan

How to Create a Running Training Plan

I ran my first 5k in May of 2015. It was the first race in my self-imposed challenge of running 12 5ks in 12 months (I ended up with 13 5ks in 14 months. Hooray). It was during this time that I learned the importance of not only showing up ready to race, but preparing for the race by having a regimented training plan. Especially if you are running your first race, you should have a plan of attack when…

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5 Podcasts I Love

5 Podcasts I Love

  For the first time in the over three years, I ran out of podcast episodes. I was caught up on all my current podcasts and had no back log of old episodes to tide me over. It’s a scary place to be in: how was I going to clean my house or commute to work without something to listen to? Here’s a list of five podcasts I love, so you don’t have to scroll through endless lists of podcasts…

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