The Versatile Blogger Award, a crazy day, and why are 5 year-olds so rude?

Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award

Yo, yo, YO! I’m happy to announce I was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award! I’m stoked to be honored with this, and I would love to thank my friend and fellow blogger MJ Monaghan for bestowing this upon me. I am going to check out the other awardees soon, as well as fulfill the blogging obligations that go along with this honor. Which I think is super fun! Please go check out his blog, and all the other blogs he nominated!

Usually I try to post earlier in the day, but I got swamped! I was going to do a wordless Wednesday post, and post my 12 goals in 12 months visual that I’ve been thinking of creating, (Thank you Nancy from Midlife Mixtape!) but I never had time to do the visual. *sigh* I was going to follow it with a discussion of my new business plan, which I think is very exciting!  Maybe next week? I am happy to say that I am finally able to think clearly and figure out how I can make marry blogging with my graphic and web design business, Elaine Griffin Designs. Part of my new business plan involves super awesome theme customization. I’m working on The Laine List and my very sorely neglected industry blog, plus a couple of other blogs in this week and next. I’m becoming an expert on the in’s and out’s and versatility of the Twenty Eleven theme from WordPress. I love this theme. So many awesome features and plug-in options! It’s versatile, adaptable, and just plain AWESOME!

Anyway, A LOT is happening business-wise, and I’m crossing my fingers that business is picking up. And if it does, it just makes me super gladder to have been laying the groundwork to maintain peace and balance in my home/office!  Maybe someday I can have only one job! Rock on!

Observation: 5 year-old’s are the meanest, rudest, most ungrateful monsters on the planet. At least mine is. I love that boy to death, but I will tell you what. I’m beyond tired of being talked back to, told no, and generally argued with. AND TODAY HE “WHATEVER” ‘ed me. RAGE!!

Today came and went so quickly. I feel like I’m on a crazy train. Do you ever feel that way?


  1. says

    Laine, thanks for the shout out. And congrats again, on winning the award yourself.

    I’m interested in seeing your business plan. I’m a business-type guy, so it will be cool to see it if you’re sharing it.

    Your design site is very cool, btw! Love the colors. I’m thinking about switching over to, but haven’t decided for sure. I will probably do it myself, limited budget ($000.00) hehehe.

    • Laine says

      Thanks MJ!
      Most of my plan is in my head – and noted in my planner and another notebook I have. I have really not had the time to write a formal plan. I’ve neglected it since I don’t need any type of financial help with it. And honestly, I wasn’t sure where I was going with it all until last week. I need to get on it, and when I finish I will gladly share it with you!
      Thanks for the comments about my site. I’ve re-worked it a zillion times. It’s so hard to do that kind of work for yourself!
      You won’t be sorry if you migrate to Let me know if you need any help. I’m always here to help my friends with non-existent budgets! :)


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