That’s what creating a social media footprint feels like sometimes. I woke up one day and said I know what I love to do and I want to sell it on The Internet…how hard can that be? Naive thought #1

Trust me when I say it’s harder than it seems…it is a constant effort to make sure you are posting relevant content and pictures that will capture peoples attention if only for a moment as they scroll rather quickly through their social media streams. Hashtags have been created to find new followers, but although they may “like” a picture you post, that doesn’t necessarily make them a follower. The real challenge is to get them to follow you, and more importantly get them to “follow through” and go to you website to become a potential client. It may seem like this is a natural flow, but trust me it is not!

I have also started to follow many social media experts like @lisamckenzie @socialmedia2dayHello Name Tag Sticker on White @kimgarst @jerryCytryn in the hopes or grasping information that will shed light on this whole new experience…I try and learn from their experience and their wisdom..but the highway I travel seems to always have detours, roadwork, traffic and is always congested with many obstacles along the way.Detour





My passion is to create, and whether I am creating for an individual to tell their story, or having fun creating journals for corporate individual or just good o’l fashioned entrepreneurs….I know there is a place for me in the world wide web! There seems to be spot for so many other, why not me?

And so I continue this journey, I will continue to throw myself into the media storm, and with all the courage I can muster, I will keep moving forward! One step at time!


Have an awesome weekend!


As 2014 comes to an end, it is always a good time to reflect on our past year. Look at all that we have accomplished and are proud of, look at all our mistakes to make sure we don’t repeat, and all our family and friends who we can cherish for another year. For me it was a year of resolutions. Of making a statement, preparation, and follow through. Of course all new journeys are never easy, and the road can be bumpy and rough. But with the right car, right attitude, and a good map by your side, there is no reason not to get to your final destination. I am lucky enough to have a husband who believes in me, and all my dreams. His support through the frustrating and often self doubting times has really shown his true colours. (Not easy for him as he is colour blind! LOL) Together almost 29 years – 4 kids – 9 moves (yup…at one point there was a moving truck pulling up to our house every July!) we have stood side by side – good and bad – ups and downs – dreams and nightmares! Looking back, there is no other journey I would have taken, and no other person I would continue to take this journey with!


My family is my life. Being with my kids, helps me breathe! There are priceless moments that only confirm each day why I exist…everything else outside of family…is a bonus. An extra gift we are given which helps us  continue to appreciate and cherish all the special moments in our lives. We can look at all the milestones in our lives and be grateful.  I am thankful everyday for my health – and my family & friends.

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Moving forward into 2015 – I am hopeful that the paths my kids have chosen are the right ones. That they get the privilege of doing what they love, and that they are loved. That they are always true to themselves, and are appreciated. That they wake up everyday thankful for another day, another chance to grow into the person they are meant to be.  I am hopeful that that my new business venture will grow to be something where I can continue to create products and personalized art on a larger scale – all the while being true to myself. I look forward to a year of celebrations, and travel with my family as we head out west to celebrate my nieces wedding in Vancouver. The days and weeks fly into years, and we find ourselves at new junctions on the road of life. I am hopeful we are all on the right path…and that 2015 will be the year to be remembered..the year to reflect on..the year we get to always raise our glasses high and say “CHEERS!”

See you next year!


#heart #art #inspiration #create