Archive for May 2015

Dear Einstein – Now You Are Ten

Dear Einstein, Wow! What an amazing year you’ve had! I know I say it with every consecutive year, but I do believe nine was your best year yet! Just 365 days ago you were standing there smiling that cute little boy smile, and yet today, when I dropped you off at school you turned and…

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14 Hashtags For Bloggers

[su_dropcap style=”simple”]I[/su_dropcap] have been doing some research on hashtags. You know, those little # symbols followed by some random word: #apple. At first they just annoyed me, but then I realized how much potential that little # could have. Using hashtags is a great way to help people find your blog, stite, article, etc. It…

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200 FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY

***Giveaway closed – winner selected 5/25/15*** Over the weekend, the Creative Rebel Designs Facebook Page reached a milestone. (My baby is growing up!) 200 Facebook Followers Needless to say, I’m pretty damn excited! And to celebrate such a momentous occasion, I’m offering a [su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”1″]$20 Starbucks Gift Card[/su_dropcap] to one lucky giveaway winner. To enter,…

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WEEKLY BREW: LOVE AFFAIR WITH MUSIC

This week on: The Weekly Brew… I talk about my love affair with music and how it plays such an important role in my life. Music is one of my most favorite things in the world! I get so caught up and wrapped around the lyrics, the sound, the rhythm, the whole experience of it…

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Content Is King! Are Your Writing It Right? + A Free Worksheet

Content is King! Are You Writing it Right? You could have the absolute bestest, prettiest, most awesome-sauce website/blog in the world, but if it’s filled with boring content, it’s a let down. Websites can’t stand on amazing graphics & pretty colors alone. There has to be something beyond that sexy exterior. Something that pulls at…

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enJOY YOUR LIFE

There were so many things that I wanted to be when I grew up: An artist. A teacher. A photographer. When I was little, the  list of “What I Want To Be When I Grow Up” (Or at least part of my list) grew daily. I’d see people doing and being things and I’d want…

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WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?

Color is an important aspect for all of us. [su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”5″]W[/su_dropcap]e all have the one “favorite” color (ok, maybe 2 for some of us). We all prefer certain things in certain colors. I prefer my clothes to be in shades of black, white, grey, and tan with small splashes of color thrown in the…

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WEEKLY BREW: PARENTS

This week on: The Weekly Brew… I talk about that weird child/parent-relationship and how it evolves. [su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”5″]Y[/su_dropcap]ou see, my parents were in town recently. Normally we have 2,300 miles between us. So it’s not a common occurrence to have them around. I haven’t seen them since April and they haven’t been to my…

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15 RAPID FIRE BLOGGING TIPS

Let’s make this simple: 15 Rapid Fire Blogging Tips… Over the past several years, I can’t tell you how many articles I’ve read on how to blog better, what to blog about, how to get readers, how to gain followers, etc.. Anybody else feel overwhelmed with all of it? Me too. So I’ve put together…

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HOW TO: Be a Happy Freelancer

When I first started out on this freelancing journey, I went to Barnes & Noble, and I logged on to Amazon, and I went to the library (two actually). I found as many books as I could on the what and how and I spent hours upon hours reading. I studied pricing. I studied forms.…

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