This Blog is TWO! Lessons Learned + “Blogiversary” Giveaway

April 13, 2014 at 8:40 am

Yesterday was this blog’s two year anniversary – wow, time flies! When I started this blog in April of 2012, I had some ideas but no real idea how the blog would evolve. I posted some deals. To this day, my most successful day was the day I wrote my initial Chicago Area Road Runners Discounts post – in WEEK 1. So, I thought “going viral” would be easy. Turns out, it isn’t. But that…

Friday Finds: Score Online Learning Deals/Freebies and More!

April 11, 2014 at 7:50 am
online-higher-education fi

Do you want to take a great online class at an “insane” discount? Check out Udemy. For a limited time Netted (a Finds’ fave for finding new tech goodies) readers can access 400+ courses for $19 each (up to 90 percent off) with promo code NETTED19. Udemy is “the world’s largest destination for on-demand, online courses.” Netted says, “Whether you want to break into a new industry, start a company, or just accelerate your life – Udemy has a course to help you…

Currently… In April

April 6, 2014 at 5:38 am

Currently… stealing this idea from Marcia and other bloggers. A post on things of the moment for me (#2). Currently, I am (quite literally) in a happy place – Canyon Ranch Miami. For the third year in a row, several of my close college friends and I met here away from husbands, kids and life’s responsibilities. After this winter, the sun on my skin feels amazing. Each year, we try wacky fitness classes. This year’s new one was…

29 Ways to Be More Creative

April 3, 2014 at 5:41 am
A few of my faves!

I found this awesome video on‘s “Workbook” which has “daily insights on creativity and productivity. Watch it – I promise it will be two minutes well spent! They say, “TO-FU created this “lovely short that somehow manages to pack 29 great tips for staying productive and creative, all in under two minutes!” Just watching it will make you feel productive.” I love this video and the list! All 29 are great ideas. For me the…