Week in Pictures

We can’t get enough of this gorgeous wall mural at Tamale Boy down the street from us – and besides that? It’s bar none the best place in the neighborhood, and THE best Mexican food in town, full stop. One of the places we’ll miss most, for sure. For Tarot and Tarot-friendly readers, these were my cards picked at the…

My Top 10 Tips for Recruiters

Recruiters can often take a beating, and as one, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly on both sides of the table. I’ve seen recruiters who are the dream collaborator with applicants and job seekers, I’ve seen the sleazy car salesman types at staffing agencies that make you want to take a shower after talking to them, and…

Checking in…

There’s not a ton to report in our daily lives. I have been keeping one of those 5 year journals where jot down a sentence or two every day and this is the 4th year of it, so needless to say there is some history building up in it. Normally I just look back on my blog but this particular…

My Top 10 Tips for Jobseekers: Part Six – Internships

Encore Encore!!! As I recently learned the majority of my Top 10 Tips for Jobseekers series articles were suddenly removed from the original careers website they were on, I’m re-publishing them on my own blog so that jobseekers can continue to benefit. (Big thank you to those who made me aware of this!). Thanks for reading! After building several internship…

Week in Pictures

Heh. So I am almost to the halfway point of attempting to go dairy-, gluten- and refined-sugar-free suddenly I found myself, after Week 2’s shitty meals (I tried 3 new GF/DF recipes and they sucked BIG time. Let’s just say beans and quinoa are not allowed in our house for a while, mm-kay?), floating into Petite Provence for one of…


Alright it’s the weekend, the clocks are going forward, I’ve made a big pot of jambalaya to make up for the mostly vegan week I’ve had, the weather is supposed to be sunny and in the LOW 60’s this weekend, meeting with a prospective client this coming week, and my husband says he has a surprise outing for us on…

Happy Birthday Duckies!!!

Our girls are one year old this week!!! Seems like just yesterday we were picking them out online, building the duck coop & run out of repurposed materials, then racing to the post office to pick them up, laughing as we could hear their high-pitched CHEEP CHEEP CHEEP! behind the counter and then setting up their first “house” in a big…

Week in Pictures

Alright, so we’re 5 days into my version of March Madness, going gluten/dairy/sugar free for an entire month to see how it affects my overall physical well-being (something I know will be a positive as I did it for a couple of years after doing a gluten/dairy/egg elimination diet), and so far I’ve made it. Well, except for the GF/Vegan…

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