• writing

    Why am I here? Relationships and storytelling

    I went to a blogging conference this past weekend. My first, actually. I put down some thoughts about the overall takeaways from that gathering in a post over at Mississippi Women Bloggers. Just a few of the fabulous ladies I spent the weekend with at #AWBU. Oh, and my purse, front and center on that gorgeous coffee table at IO Metro Furniture. I had never met a single one of these folks in real life prior to this trip, so there was lots of “getting to know you.” One question that naturally came up about every 46 seconds on average was: “So what is your blog about?” Lots of folks…

  • the fam

    A sense of humor, perhaps when needed most

    In recent days, you may have seen a news story or two about some Lands End customers being upset about receiving a free copy of  GQ Magazine. Sit down before I tell you this…It happened to us. In case you missed the headlines, here are a few of them:  Lands’ End has mothers irate over topless GQ giveaway Lands’ End Customers Are Freaking Out Over GQ Cover Moms angry with Lands’ End for sending them ‘obscene’ GQ mag ‘My 14-year-old son was disturbed’: Land’s End customers’ fury over … Lands’ End: Sorry About the Naked Model on the Magazine We Sent Here’s how this played out in my house. Sometime during the day…

  • blogging,  community,  hide,  writing

    Blog Tour!

    When Jessica Thornton (who blogs over at Meet the Magnolias) asked me to take part in this blog tour, I said, “Sure!” because I love these “share the love”, community-building kinds of posts. (Speaking of community, Jessica helps me out over at Mississippi Women Bloggers by managing our Instagram and Pinterest, for which I thank her very much!)  1. What am I working on? Too much. Not enough. Too much of what I have to do, and not enough of what I want to do. But when I do get to work on what I really want to do, it involves photography, graphic design, and writing a book. Oh, yeah, and…