Is an iPhone 6 + really worth it?

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We were still in Disney for Christmas. But in between the luscious dole whips and the frenzy of The California Screamer, my son blurted out, “Mom, I can’t wait to go home!” Still chomping on my churro, (or was it Mickey Mouse pretzel) my brow pulled a puzzled why now… “Say what?! Why? I mean, […]

A new phone and the perfect bHome for it!

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When I hosted the survey so many of you faithfully answered, some of you mentioned my blog was hard to load. And hard to read, as it wasn’t mobile friendly. (eep!) I know. I know it all. I’ve delayed things terribly, because my original blog designer and guru team are no longer in the biz as […]

Junky office helpers and tax receipts


I crack me up. I told myself “I was taking Sunday off’. It ended up being one of my BIGGEST cleaning days. Christmas needed to still come down! And enough was enough. So tonight, I shall be rewarded with enjoying Downton Abbey in the cleanest living room in the land. More on that soon. In the midst of […]

Successful tips every blogger needs

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So, as I was putzing around the kitchen today, cleaning up our little New Year’s pizza take out and hot chocolate cups from last night, (we had a very quiet and lovely night in, watching several Pirates of the Caribbean) and wondered what I should be posting about on New Year’s Day. After one final wipe and […]

6 & 7 – Know your limitations, and know how to chill

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Did anyone notice I skipped out on posting yesterday?  I was rolling out a huge, wordy one. But when I clicked publish, I lost half of it. A corrupt cut and paste. Not good. And at 1:30 AM, I wasn’t about to pound keys for another hour to fill it back up. Limitation #1 – no more […]

5 – fresh blog branding along with even fresher coffee

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Sleeping cats. A teenage son that appeared to need a long afternoon nap. And the house to myself.  What’s a blogger to do? Another coffee from my little red stool coffee station would be lovely, thank-you! But I brought my coffee to the computer screen, and gave my weekly newsletter a fresh, new little makeover.     […]

3 – The secret to staying 100% authentically you

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When preparing my speech for Blogpodium in Toronto, I was asked to include how I stay authentic. Hmm… I had to think about that one. I mean, the love of junk has a good strong hold on me, and if I go too off course with certain stuff, I don’t feel the love. Is there more […]

How to build a dream job while you work a day job

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“I want to quit blogging!” I remember the day vividly. I was on my way to work but stopped in at my friend’s place to whine. I was in an online decorating contest and wanted to quit. It was so hard… I had to come up with a new project once a week and the […]

What are we meant to do in life?

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I think it’s safe to say, this time of year when so many are making grand plans for the new year, we all crave to ‘find the answer.’ What are we meant to do in life? Are we close? Or did we miss the mark? And what do we need to do in order to […]

Funky Junk’s best projects and posts of 2013

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You just don’t really realize how cool your year has been until you wrap up the works in one of these types of posts. Each year just seems to get more meaningful. And it isn’t just about the projects. It’s everything that revolves around this blog gig.  Here’ is Funky Junk’s best projects and posts […]

Why I’m no longer without.

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I came across a comment on my FB page which asked me if I’ve always had this passion for repurposing. The question brought on unexpected emotion. My eyes began to sting and then a smile appeared. I indeed had an answer. In a word? Misfortune led me to this junky passion.  Who knew that going […]

Desktop vs laptop – a review

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Bingo tray tutorial HERE As you may remember in the post about my flower filled office patio, I confessed my big 27″ love of my life mac computer died. The screen just kept going white until it just stayed white. Weird! I brought it into Mr. Mac fixit shop and they informed me the hard […]

Opportunity choosing alongside nature photos


Choosing the right job opportunities is tough business. But you can bet these nature photos will help to show you why taking walks helps tremendously for me during such times. I’m absolutely without question, blessed to live in an area that’s a little bit country and a little bit suburban. It’s a little community smack […]

Biz cards, bloggers and Bella Rustica linkup!


Oh goodness gang… my Bella Rustica weekend is fast approaching! I’m flying in a week early on Sunday AM to help decorate the show as well as take in some Tennessee sights and sunsets. The saying ‘there’s nothing like a deadline’ has certainly rung true many times over this round. Here’s what’s been going down… […]

How this fulltime dayjob / blogger / mom does it all


Every so often I get asked, “How do you do it all?” While I may ‘do it ‘all’, I don’t always do it all that well. Here’s a typical scenario.. Get up in the AM, make coffee, wake up in front of the computer.Start playing around. Glance at clock, gasp! Wake up boy.After he’s off […]