Time to Be Who You Are and Say What You Feel

There is no time like RIGHT NOW. I mean it: time’s a’wastin’. Be brave – it’s time to channel Dr. Suess. Time to Be Who You Are and Say What You Feel Or, as I like to say: it’s time to lean in. Leaning in has always been a method of growth for me, a […]

How to Understand Who You Are and What You Do

As a gal who runs a biznezz, doncha know, I’m obsessed with who it is I am and what is is I do. Lots of folks understand that obsession completely. Tell me you’re as obsessive as I am. TELL ME! For me, it’s my literal business to be deeply aware of what I do, whom […]

Do You Celebrate Day of the Dead?

Do you celebrate the Day of the Dead? Does that seem like a weirdo question? In South Texas, Day of the Dead, or as it’s commonly called, Dia de los Muertos, or even more specifically, how we shout it: it’s OMT!’s BIRTHDAY (fine. i’m probably the only one shouting), is YUUUGE! It falls on November […]

Tul Pens Will Make You Happy

As a writer (and not-so-closeted office supply hoarder), I’m always on the hunt for the perfect pen. I think I have discovered them, in Tul. (source: AMAZON) Product Deets: ~ Rubberized grip provides writing comfort and control ~ Retractable tip protects from unintentional marking ~ Stainless steel clip secures to pockets and notebooks ~ Medium, […]

Do You Embrace Your Worth?

The magic of what you want to do and how you want to do it, starts and ends with you. How you respect yourself. How you move through the voices that try to reduce your efforts. How you determine what you’re WORTH. Male or female – it doesn’t matter. If you walk around apologetic and […]

How to Kick Stains to the Curb

Show of hands: who ever used first generation whitening strips? So. Many. Hands. How many of you HATED them? Huh – all the hands. I am right there with you. I shudder when I remember trying to get the strips positioned on my teeth correctly, only to have them slip and slide like a soaped-up […]

How Not To Be A Perfectionist

OMGosh, y’all.  How many times have you worked towards perfection in all that you do? How many times have you fallen short? How many times have you tried again, with the idea, the hope, that this time will be different – only to miss the mark? Maybe – just maybe – if you wanna save […]

How To Build an Easy Raised Garden

My yard space, my garden space, is limited. Maybe yours is too. BOOOO! How are we to grow our own yard-to-table tomatoes with limited space? We get creative, that’s how. In 2014, we built a cedar bed close to the house (in one of the few full sun spots available). It was an easy project, […]

Need A Little Privacy? My Favorite Outdoor DIY Project

For years I lamented how the neighbors directly behind us (Cletus in particular – read on for the deets) could see onto our patio. Then, in 2014, we got smart and did THIS project: Drop Cloth Privacy Curtains! Now, it’s 2018 and I’m STILL in love with this set-up. I refreshed the drop cloths this […]

It’s Time to Blind Us With Your Light

This post is the latest addition in the What I’ll Tell Sweet E series: It’s Time to Blind Us With Your Light, Baby! Not too long ago, I wrote about proudly being who you were born to be. The extra post! There’s gonna be folks who come and go from your life that will insist […]