Best Practices

Did you know that every social media site with a logo/social media icon has a page with appropriate icons you can use and how you can (and can’t) use them? They usually call it the “best practices” page. I’ve now read through so many TOSes and gone back and forth …

Thinking out loud

Do I need a new phone? Or do I need a wireless charger? Do I need to stick with the Dropbox I know or move to a file sharing service that doesn’t keep changing the rules on me? Why can’t I get this external backup drive to automagically back up? …

Well, THAT was crazy.

So, Tuesday night, about the time Tim and I were watching our last TV show of the evening, I was like, “Holy wow, what is that NOISE???”…. we paused the TV and listened to the longest rumble of thunder I’ve ever heard. It must have gone on straight for about …

Back in the saddle (almost)

Good morning, everyone! Or afternoon, if that’s when you’re seeing this. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity, culminating in a party three years in the making – my aunt and uncle’s 50th wedding anniversary. That’s what all those mugs have been for, the last few weeks …

Down, but not out

I don’t know if I’ve really brought it up here before – mostly because it’s not HaldeCraft related, really – but my dogs fight sometimes. Mostly it happens when the four-legged dog (Corwin) accidentally bumps up against (Lindy) the three-legged dog’s stump, which scares Lindy and she snaps at Corwin, …

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

OK; in re-reading this before publishing it, it’s turned out much more introspective than I originally intended. Just be  forewarned – I ramble! — Have I told y’all about The Luminaries Club? It’s a business group I’ve joined, primarily for solopreneurs and creative types. The Luminaries Club is your creative business headquarters. …

Scenes from the last three weeks

Wait, what? Where has February gone? Wasn’t it just turning February? Now it’s the 22nd? The last few weeks have been pretty busy… you probably know that if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram… but here’s a little run-down. Long time followers may think this photo looks somewhat, hauntingly …

Scenes from last week

When I first started looking over last week, I didn’t think there was too much I could show anyone – it feels like most of my week was spent at super-secret dye pots, and at the computer working on things (I spared you a photo of me doing quarterly sales …

Scenes from last week

Last week was a soapy blur of soap making and wrapping, and scrambling for paperwork, scanning, signing, etc. (I don’t remember, when I bought this house I live in now, 20 years ago, that the process was as time consuming as this house we’re trying to buy now). I finally …

The book that changed my life

I wouldn’t necessarily call this book my favorite book – after all, how many times have I reread Alas, Babylon and Watership Down? But The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron did change my life. The year was… hmm. I don’t even remember the year. Maybe 1996? 1997? The Reader’s Digest …

Scenes from last week

I was just telling a friend on the phone yesterday that I don’t remember, when buying a house 20 years ago, it being quite this time consuming. As such, I don’t really have a lot to show for this last week, work-wise! I finished a pattern I’ve had in my …

Scenes from last week

Well, last week was actually a working-mostly-behind-the-scenes type of week, so while I was able to catch up on a lot of things, it makes for pretty boring daily photos! Here’s how I spent a couple of days; sitting at the table in the living room, going over my notes …

Scenes from last week

Last week was not as productive as I wanted; a few days I didn’t even take “Scenes from a work day” photos because who needs a photo of me going to Best Buy with a dying computer? Or photos of me doing my quarterly sales tax, or bagging up yarn club? …

My favorite free apps

Like, well, pretty much everyone else, I am app crazy. I just got a new phone about a month ago (a Samsung Note 3, hello, stylus, I love you!) and of course I wanted to sort through all the apps I’ve previously loaded on other phones and decide which ones I …