blog stuff

  • Five on Friday // 5 Mommy Blogs with a Twist

    Dena April 28, 2017

    Six months ago, when I cut back on social media, one of the biggest changes I made was that I stopped reading blogs. At the time, I had so much self-work to do, that I had to cut out all of the excess in my…

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  • Stepping Back (But Not Too Far Back)

    Dena October 20, 2015

    At the moment, I have 1,534 unopened emails sitting in my inbox. This is coming from someone who typically panics if I have more than ten unread emails at a given time. I’m writing this on my phone, just as I have written almost all…

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  • Please Support Us with a Vote!

    Dena March 2, 2015

    Hello, friends! The stats have once again been reset over on Top Baby Blogs today. We will be back to competing this quarter. If you love my blog, you can support us by giving us a daily vote. All you have to do is click…

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  • For Bloggers: Branding & Identity

    Dena February 9, 2015

    At the beginning of the year, I re-designed & re-branded Live, Love, Simple. It’s something that I had been wanting to do for ages. I’ve been designing my own websites & graphics for sixteen years, but I had never done a full Branding & Identity…

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  • On Being Creative…

    Dena July 2, 2014

    Last week I was asked to take part in a questionnaire on being creative. Carmen — the beautiful mama behind Little Blue Anchor — nominated me and I am happy to comply. Truthfully, I’ve seen lots of these “prompts” around the blogosphere and have always…

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  • Reflection in May

    Dena May 22, 2014

    The past few weeks have been non-stop. I’ve been really busy in good ways. Last weekend, I shot a beautiful wedding on Friday, did head shots for a recently published author on Saturday. On Sunday, we spent all day working in the yard. This week,…

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  • Spring Fling

    Dena May 15, 2014

    The first step to getting what you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. I can’t believe that we’re halfway through May already. How did that happen? I blinked and I turned thirty… and Roman turned one… and now Memorial Day is…

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  • Thoughts on Blogging for Money

    Dena April 29, 2014

    I feel like there has been a little bit of an upheaval in the mommy blogging world recently. Lots of folks are throwing around terms like “authenticity” and “in-your-face advertising.” As this blog nears its five-year anniversary, I’d like to take a moment to share…

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  • For Bloggers: My Top 5 Tips for Blogging

    Dena March 27, 2014

    I’ve been wanting to launch a series for bloggers for awhile. I’ve been blogging since 1999, back in the old days of Diaryland and LiveJournal. I started publicly blogging in 2009 when I launched the first incarnation of this site, Evolution You. Over the past…

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