Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove
 

 


Things of Note:

It was a hectic last couple of days, so apologies for the scanter than usual list. But, still some good stuff up there!

Things that happened recently: first time mentoring, first time in a baby stuff store (for GIFTS, not myself), first time being solicited to speak to a group as a professional (which will be happening in JULY which is CRAZY). Plus cookery and work stuff and hanging with the hubs and pup. Oh, and updating my Etsy shops for the new layout and officially saying goodbye to all of the OOAK shirts that had been laying around. The screenprinting shop is solely a choose-your-size set up now, no more one-offs.

In other words, I’ve been busy. But it’s mostly been a good busy, so all’s well.

How was your weekend? Low-key or crazy full?
 

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

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Recent Reads

Red Queen

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

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How Being an Internet Addict Changed My Life for the Better

How Being an Internet Addict Changed My Life for the Better

I am an admitted internet addict. I laugh in the face of those surveys that ask me to estimate the time I spend online. It’d be easier to estimate the time I spend offline. Admittedly, a lot of that online time is due to work, but still. I am online a LOT. And you know what? I don’t feel bad about that. At all. The internet age has, by and large, brought nothing but good things to my life. Aside from the obvious convenience aspect (looking at you, Amazon Prime), living in an e-connected world has had a profound impact […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

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Book Review: Time Zero

Time Zero

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