5 Ways to Make Photos Look Better on Your Blog

Let's talk about photos. There are ten million posts out there about how important photos are for your blog, and I've thrown in my own two cents about taking sharper photos, but this post isn't about taking better photos. It's about how to make your photos look better once you actually put them on your blog. Because there is nothing worse than having great photos that look terrible once you post them. ...more
These are excellent points, thank you for posting.more

How to Make Your Own Maternity Jeans

Almost two years ago, I broke the zipper on a pair of my jeans (I've never done this before or since, happily), and I thought, "WHAT could you possibly do with a pair of jeans with a broken zipper?" And then I remembered that I'd made myself a pair of maternity jeans once upon a time, and this pair might be a chance for me to do it again, now that I knew a little better what I was doing. So I stashed them away for many many months until I was pregnant again....more
I wish I had seen this when I was pregnant with my daughter. Would've made wearing jeans more ...more

29 Books to Read With Your Book Club

Is there anything that puts fear into your heart like having to choose a book for bookclub? I think not. But then, maybe you are a bit braver than I am. Nothing puts fear into MY heart like that annual sign-up sheet. Here are 29 titles I would recommend for book clubs - books that I think most people will enjoy reading, ones that will spark interesting discussions, and ones that you'll feel good about having forced other people to read. ...more
I would definitely add The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom to that list.  It is an oldie, but a ...more