In 2019, I attempted to reach 19 goals, creating more success than I did in my previous 18 for 2018. Here’s the list, along with how I did. Pay off car. Well, I wrecked my car, so technically it got paid off, but now I have a new car payment, so not really sure how… Continue reading 19 for 2019
Editor’s Note: Posting late again! This was meant to post Tuesday, Nov. 13. It’s bitter cold here in Austin, Texas, which is highly unusual for November. It’s 35 degrees and cloudy outside, while we’re used to balmy days and nights much of the year. I’ve finished reading “The Nest” and have begun making my way… Continue reading Winter is Coming
Editor’s note: This posted two days later than I had planned. Surrounded by travel books, my friend Bobbie Jill and I spent yesterday pouring through books on Hawaii at Book People planning the perfect trip to Hawaii this summer. I bought one book on the Big Island, where we’ll see lava, a green beach, waterfalls… Continue reading Planning an Island Getaway
I’m on a comedy kick on Netflix right now. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj is fairly timely, although it is pre-midterms (so three days ago!). Minhaj covers Amazon as a monopoly, your state legislators and more. I just got started but plan to continue watching. Last night, I brought out the magic eraser, which doesn’t… Continue reading Patriot Act, Magic Erasers, Kale and Hourglass
I just had to share this video my mom and I made as an audition tape for Cupcake Wars, Season 8. My mom got a call from a Cupcake Wars casting associate about 2 weeks ago asking her to submit a video with her assistant for the show. Since we get along so well (most… Continue reading Audition for Cupcake Wars
Here is a story I wrote last month for Community Impact Newspaper – Lake Travis/Westlake edition. This long-time real estate broker established her own real estate company in West Austin almost 30 years ago. I interviewed her at a home for sale in Westlake and learned a lot about why she went into real estate and how she grew her business to about 75 agents. She was a very lovely lady and gave off a sincere attitude as well as having a lot of wisdom. In addition to her business she also runs the family ranch, located near Waco. One of the reasons I love to write is meeting new people and learning and sharing their stories, so this article was successful by my standards!
Hey! I know many people missed the Kickstarter campaign, but still want to pre-order a book and CD. We are taking pre-orders for “Jump Little Cake Jump” at http://jumplittlecake.com/buy-the-book. We are finalizing everything now and expect the book to be back from the printer at the end of the summer. Hooray!
I am super-excited to announce that, not only did we make our Kickstarter campaign, but we made a little bit more than the $7,500 goal. We’re now on our way to making a children’s book! It will have about 12 short songs to go along with it and narrations for each character. If you want… Continue reading Update: Cupcake book and CD success!
Here’s a children’s book I’ve been working on with my boyfriend, Antonio, and friend Lindsay! We are doing a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to print the book. So far we are 6% funded and have 42 days to raise the rest. Please download a chapter of the book and a song at http://noisetrade.com/jumplittlecake and then… Continue reading Help a cupcake story get funded!
In order to keep up with my interests and to stay organized, I read a variety of blogs on a regular basis. Here are some of my favorites by category: Journalism News Leadership 3.0 10,000 Words Dave Lee J-Blog Central Texas News Impact News — Lake Travis/Westlake (shameless plug) Personal Finance The Simple Dollar Get… Continue reading Noteworthy links