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Spotlight On…Michelle Shaeffer, Girl Blogger Next Door! UBC Day 6 #blogboost

Spotlight On…Michelle Shaeffer, Girl Blogger Next Door! UBC Day 6 #blogboost

Meet Michelle Shaeffer– Girl Blogger Next Door!   It’s Thursday – we are almost to the weekend!  Today’s  Ultimate Blog Challenge (UBC) writing prompt is this: Day 6: Spotlight! We all have people in our life who we admire or who have helped us in our life.  Today pick one of those people and spotlight them in your blog post.  Who knows, they may be able to help someone else just by reading your story. So it seemed only fitting…

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Suggestions for How to Find Freelance Work – UBC Day 5 #blogboost

Suggestions for How to Find Freelance Work – UBC Day 5 #blogboost

On Finding Freelance Work *Job Board List Included* As I’ve mentioned, I am participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge (UBC) this month, and the writing prompt for today is to share tips on a topic we’re knowledgeable about… So I thought I’d borrow from a previous post on my other blog and share my process of looking for freelance work. I’ve noticed in many of my Facebook blogging groups that many of you bloggers also work from home, as I…

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Gratitude Challenge – November 28 – Thankful for Cyber Monday

Gratitude Challenge – November 28 – Thankful for Cyber Monday

Here at Words of Encouragement… **NOVEMBER MEANS: GRATITUDE CHALLENGE!!** Remember, only 3 more days in the month and I would challenge you to continue expressing gratitude (even beyond this month!) I am thankful for Cyber Monday! Yes, really! It’s an opportunity to shop online AND advertise my own online special. Let me tell you more about my OTHER home-based business, in addition to my freelance business. It is K-Lee’s Kreations and my specialty is making custom fabric products (quilts, pillows,…

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**MAY Already!**

**MAY Already!**

OH MY – I can’t believe it!!! Where does the time go? I have certainly been neglecting this blog – not by choice, though… just WAY too busy!! The GOOD news is that my WAH jobs have increased and it is just SO neat to be able to have an abundance of work I can do from the comfort of my own home office/studio. I have several writing jobs, as well as my quilting business, which is also growing in…

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A New Season

A New Season

We are entering a new season – fall is my favorite time of the year! Living here in Maine, I love the fall foliage and the crisp air – a welcome break from the summer humidity! It’s a good time to snuggle under a quilt or afghan with that early morning cup of tea (or coffee). Cozy sweatshirts or sweaters with jeans become the normal clothing of preference. With this new season come new opportunities for growth, personally and professionally… new…

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Reflections on 9-11 … and an Update on LIFE

Reflections on 9-11 … and an Update on LIFE

I couldn’t help but reflect on where I was on that fateful day, 7 years ago – can you believe it has been that long?  Do you remember where YOU were? I had the day off from work and went to a friend’s house for morning tea and chat. We were clueless about the events that morning until her mother called and told her to turn on the news – we were shocked, along with the rest of the world that day. I left her house to…

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