Northern Whimsy Review & Giveaway!

I’ve had the privilege to meet lots of awesome people while I’ve been blogging, and one of my favorites is Jess. Jess blogs over at Rural Dreams, and she also has a really awesome Etsy shop, where she creates custom fabric and printable paper designs!

Now, y’all know me: I LOVE a good printable, and I love to make them, too! So Jess shared some pretty papers with me – and they just happen to match my blog colors! Check this out!

113 lg lime polka dots on navy

Fun, huh?! I turned it into this:

113 lg lime polka dots on navy1

This is just one of the neat color schemes of printable papers she has available in her shop!

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On Storing Your Digital Files

Believe it or not, I store hardly any files on my actual computer.

It’s true! Although I have hundreds (probably thousands, actually) of digital files of all shapes and sizes, they don’t stay on my actual computer.

Why?

1. They take up space and make the computer run slower
2. I want to be able to access them at ALL times

I work full time doing marketing for an insurance agency, but sometimes I go in early or stay late, and I always have an hour off for lunch. That comes in handy, since I also run a photography business on the side, no to mention that I’m a consultant for Clever Container…and there’s this little thing called The Road to Domestication, too! I also am very active on the Board of Directors for a local music and arts academy; I’ve got a lot going on! And I never know just where I’ll be when something needs to be taken care of!

So, I use a Seagate Portable Hard Drive. It’s the Free Agent Go Flex model. And a SanDisk Cruzer flash/jump drive, and also a PNY Technologies Attache flash/jump drive.

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17 Apps for a Digital Spring Cleaning (Part 1)

One of my friends emailed me the other day with 17 apps that can be used for doing a “digital” Spring Cleaning! I wanted to share with you all. You may only use one or two of these, but there are some great ones here, that’s for sure! And since 17 apps is a LOT…I’m breaking it down. Part II will be on Monday!

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The Tax-Man Cometh!

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I know, I know. I hate it, too. But since it has to be done, I figured I’d share some of my tips…before it’s too late. Don’t worry! You still have more than a month, right?

In our house, my January project is TAXES. Christmas has been packed up and put away, there are no longer nightly functions to attend, and life seems like it just might be getting back to normal.

All year long, I’ve been saving receipts, documents, statements…anything and everything that affects taxes. You know why? Because we itemize! Oh yes! And you would be surprised at the things you can write off!

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