Is this Considered Cheating?

Is this Considered Cheating?

Okay, so here’s how it is… I run three blogs:  Gratitude Geek (you are here), Handmade in Texas (stories about art and artists in Texas) , and ShaKa Studios (my husband and I own and operate a custom furniture business). Today is day 7 of the Ulti...

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Cash Back on Groceries When You Shop with Friends

Cash Back on Groceries When You Shop with Friends

My friend, Cynthia, introduced me to a rebate app called Ibotta. Get it? Ibotta I bought a… Haha.  Funny. Cynthia has used the app to earn cash back on groceries.  Who doesn’t love cash back? I gotta (get it? Ibotta, gotta) tell you that I suck a...

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Carrie Fisher is My New Hero (Again)

Carrie Fisher is My New Hero (Again)

I am a huge old school Star Wars fan. Let me clarify. I am a huge fan of episodes IV and V.  The Legacy of the Force book series which chronicles the adventures of the grown children of Luke Skywalker, Leia Organo Solo and Han Solo is one of my favorites. Ra...

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How to Make Chicken Stock Fast, Easy and Cheap

How to Make Chicken Stock Fast, Easy and Cheap

I love making chicken stock. First off, I’m cheap.  Err, I mean frugal. Secondly, it tastes so darn good. I just can’t stand to throw away a perfectly good chicken carcass.  So, I stick them in a freezer bag and toss them in the freezer for when ...

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Tangela Harris | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Tangela Harris | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Tangela Harris with AFTER THISSS… offers leadership and life coaching for transitioning women. Describe your business (work, passion) in 3 to 5 sentences. I experienced the impact of domestic violence and discovered the real me. Now, I’m navigating...

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Top 5 Most Viewed Blog Posts | 2015 in Review | #blogboost

Top 5 Most Viewed Blog Posts | 2015 in Review | #blogboost

In business, it is always a good idea to review what worked, and what didn’t, with your marketing efforts.  It’s also quite interesting. When you are in business, your blog is a marketing tool.  In fact, if you monetize your blog in any way, it i...

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New Year, New Blog Challenge #blogboost

New Year, New Blog Challenge #blogboost

Happy New Year! I’ve waffled since I awoke today about whether or not to participate in the January 2016 Ultimate Blog Challenge.  Obviously, at this late hour, I have decide to go for it. Blog challenges are fun and the UBC community is a good one with...

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