Nourish

Nourish by Elaine Griffin

The theme of this months NaBloPoMo is Nourish. As an aspiring food blogger you would think my mind would have immediately thought this would be a perfect opportunity to blog about food. Interestingly, my first thought when I read the word Nourish was how to nourish my soul. What nourishes my soul? My little dude {… Continue Reading …}

Social Media Has Blurred the Lines Between Personal and Professional

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It is no secret that I have been essentially unable to keep up with both a personal and professional blog. I just don’t feel like I have a lot to say on The Laine List. My readers are losing interest, because I am too. I think about the work I have done to create my {… Continue Reading …}

Great Risks and Great Rewards

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Today’s NaBloPoMo prompt is, “Do you believe the saying that with great risks come great rewards?” I think this is terribly cliche. I also think it is terribly true. As I have mentioned in previous posts, my life did not really start happening until I started taking risks, and putting myself out there. It’s difficult to {… Continue Reading …}

How Do I Make My House a Home?

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Do you love your house? I have a love/hate relationship with my house. I love it because at least we have it. And I hate it because, well, it’s not what I want, or where I want to be. My husband and I bought this house a few months before we got married. It has {… Continue Reading …}

Election Day Traditions

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Do you have any election day traditions? Depending on what area of the country you live in, there may be different community gatherings to celebrate such an exciting day. Perhaps you go to a pancake breakfast. Maybe you go to a spaghetti dinner. President Obama plays basketball in Chicago. Candidate Romney…well, I don’t know, he {… Continue Reading …}

Printable Planning Tools!

Personal and business all-in-one printable planning sheet from Elaine Griffin Designs

Oh my gosh you guys I totally skipped NaBloPoMo yesterday. I got so caught up in my constant quest for organization and football that it skipped my mind. BUT, the good news is I have some new printables that I’m super stoked about! And so I’m more organized today than I was yesterday. Word. If {… Continue Reading …}

If You Could Live Anywhere…

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Yesterday’s NaBloPoMo prompt was “If you could live anywhere, where would it be?” This is something I have given a lot of thought to lately. Honestly, I’m very unhappy where I am. I try to make the most of my circumstances and find something to be grateful for every day. But our house needs work, {… Continue Reading …}

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter

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Even though we technically still have several more weeks of autumn, Halloween and the end of October mark the end of autumn, and the beginning of winter for me. Maybe it’s because here in the Northeast snow can come as early as Halloween night. We did not get that snow this year, but we did {… Continue Reading …}

NaBloPoMo: Let’s Do This

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Do you guys remember when I participated in NaBloPoMo last year? For those who don’t and have no idea what I’m talking about, go visit the NaBloPoMo site on BlogHer. In short, NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) is a challenge to write. One post a day for the month; it helps get the creative juices {… Continue Reading …}

Taxidermy, pink hearts, nose warmers, gator-feet, vampire slaying, and the zombie apocalypse on Etsy

Halloween Zombies by Elaine Griffin Designs

As I start writing this, I’ve been up since 11:30 pm because of the baby. It’s 3:00 am and she has more energy than I don’t even know what right now. What.the.hell. We’ve watched Dora. Lots and lots of Dora. If that isn’t enough to make anyone madd under normal circumstances, I don’t know what {… Continue Reading …}