May 22, 2013  •  In Beauty, Personal, Reviews, Tutorials

My 3 Minute Makeup Routine


Are you one of those people who likes to get decked out when you’re not feeling well (emotionally or physically)?
I know that I am, along with many of my girlfriends. Improving how I look on the outside really helps me feel better, whether I am recovering from a cold, having a woe-is-me moment, or even suffering from a raging hangover.
This past year, being the primary caretaker of two kids — and thus often being afflicted with fatigue, frustration, and weariness — I have found myself putting on makeup more often than not.
And I’ve gotten pretty good at…

Aug 28, 2012  •  In Blogging, Geek, Tutorials, Web, WordPress

How to Manually Add Social Media Buttons to the Bottom of Each WordPress Post

Ever since I unveiled my latest blog design, I have received more than a few messages from those who are curious about the social media buttons at the end of each post.
Not sure what I’m talking about? This is what they look like:

(I should also note that when you mouseover each button, it will change colors via a nifty transition effect. Go see for yourself! )
Now, I know that there exist tons of WordPress plugins for sharing posts. But I also know that oftentimes, these plugins can slow down a site, and/or not have enough customization options…

Jul 2, 2012  •  In Baby, Parenting, Tutorials

How to Cut Babies’ Nails

I used to dread cutting my children’s nails.
I know that many mothers do it while their babies are asleep, but my kids sleep in dark rooms (with black-out curtains) so that idea is out. I also know some mom bite their babies’ nails. Well, those moms must have really sharp teeth because I have found that practically impossible!
Confession: while attempting to clip their nails, I have cut into both Claire and Aerin’s skin several times. And as any decent mother can tell you, making your own child bleed her own blood (anyone know what movie that’s from? ) …

Mar 22, 2012  •  In Blogging, Bloggy Thursdays, Geek, Tutorials, Web, WordPress

Bloggy Thursdays: How to Track Visitors on Your WordPress Site

Welcome to this installment of Bloggy Thursdays, where I share with my fellow bloggers tips and tutorials to maximize and better your blog. While I do not consider myself an expert, I do like to think that after 10+ years of blogging — in addition to my technical knowledge — I know more than the average blogger when it comes to making your blog more appealing to readers.
Do you have any comments, questions, or topics you’d like to see covered here? Please send me a message via my contact form. Enjoy!

Today’s Bloggy Thursdays is in response to a…