Assuming that I’m typical of anyone who has a website. I’m sure that at some point you’ve thought, like I have, about how awful it would be if your website suddenly crashed or worse yet if it vanished altogether.
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I thought it would be helpful to create a page that food bloggers and health coaches can use to learn from what has happened to me, and see the products and services I use for my site.
My hope is to save others time and sometimes frustration especially if you’re new to the blogging world and are creating a website on your own.
Scroll down to find my list of resources that may help you. Please keep in mind that these resources are continually evolving as I find different plugins and products that I feel are worth mentioning.
My work-life mix has always been focused and a deliberate effort of trying to balance and blend my priorities and interests in family, career, food, healthy living, creativity, and storytelling in a way that touches the people around me and reminds them of what is most important in life. Sorting everything out has always been a little chaotic and disorganized for me and generally for my family too, but in the end, that’s what has made our life an interesting and rewarding journey.
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Being creative, cooking, fresh veggies, the violin, decorating for holidays, sewing, hand-quilting, cowgirl boots, country music, fresh herbs in pots, blowing dandelions to the wind, walking barefoot in the grass, hanging out with eclectic interesting people, reading, writing, warm lazy summer days, and yoga!
Gluten, cilantro, mixed vegetables (the frozen kind I grew up with), negativism, rudeness, narcissism, overstaying a welcome,
not helping out, liars, promiscuity, cockiness, know-it-alls, being overly-dramatic, goal-less-ness, poor hygiene, chauvinism, lacking a sense of humor, excessive competitiveness, Laziness, horrifying spellers, people-bashing, criticism and mockery of others and their beliefs, flakiness (because flaky people are really unappealing), more swagger than substance, people who constantly manage others (those folks who think they have all the answers…)
Lambrusco, my iPad, popcorn suppers, dark chocolate, cookbooks, Almond-Rocca, historical romances, sun-bathing, weekend coffee with a good book in bed, PBS cooking shows, romantic comedies, cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks, and fragrant bubble baths with soft music and wine…
Say please and thank you, LAUGH, Pray often, ENCOURAGE others, Be KIND, HONEST, HAPPY, Keep your PROMISES, Be GRATEFUL, Wash your hands, FORGIVE yourself and others, LISTEN, Have FAITH, Be CONFIDENT, Honor your parents, CHERISH your children and grandchildren, TREASURE your family, ABIDE in GOD’s love, Be POLITE, Guard your HEART, SEEK your purpose, FEED your mind, body and soul, Be HOPEFUL, Resist temptation, Lay your burdens down, TRUST your gut, CONNECT with nature, Know that GOD made you perfect just the way you are, SERVE others, LIVE to love, Be COURAGEOUS, Shine bright, OPEN your mind, RESPECT differences, HONOR your inner hunger, SING loud, Be PROUD of who you are, Practice PATIENCE, Never give up, WEATHER the storms of life, Say I love you, LOVE one another
- I’ve traveled to 32 states in the USA where I’ve enjoyed the food, history, people and the local culture while visiting.
- Among the states, I’ve lived in are Arizona, California, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
- My favorite island is Maui.
- I’ve also been to Canada and Mexico.
- I rode horses as a kid, and barrel-raced.
- I broke my neck when I was 18 and went to senior prom in a neck brace.
- As a little girl, I grew up living next door to my grandma and grandpa on a small lake in rural southern Michigan.
- The first thing I learned to cook was pancakes.
- The craziest thing I ever made was mint-flavored green cupcakes when I was 13. My family didn’t like them much…
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