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Saturday, October 31, 2009

eHow Event Oct 21-23, 2009

I'm loving writing for eHow. Lucky enough to be one of 20 writers invited and able to attend the 2nd annual eHow Event in San Francisco. My first time in that beautiful city and I would love to go back and have more time to explore.

The eHow people were absolutely wonderful, super busy people; my fellow writers just awesome. We stayed at the Prescott Hotel; it was lovely. We did a lot of brainstorming, worked on projects, cooked a gourmet meal on Thursday night (with professional chef supervision, of course). We learned a LOT and had fun at the same time.

It was an honor to be invited and I'm already crossing my fingers and toes I get an invite back next year. (BTW, if you haven't figured it out, I'm the one in the glasses.)
And, oh yeah, Happy Halloween everybody!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Scary Broom Trick - SPOOKY!

My brother, Steve, trying to distract me yesterday on the 13th shared this broom trick with me...All you need are a broom and a level floor. Now, stand the broom on its bristles and walk away. Sometimes it may take you a few seconds to get the hang of it, but it's working when you feel the goosebumps starting. Freaky, spooky, however you call it, it provided entertainment last night for a bunch of my eHow buddies.

I used a regular old straw broom, but others used angled bristle brooms and they were standing just as proud. My broom stood for 3 hours and 53 minutes last night and didn't budge. Others have reported their brooms are still standing today (mine went right up this morning too)which knocks out the theory that it only works on the 13th. Try it!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas, Decorating & Tips - All Under $15

This is the special project I was telling you about last week....

This 68 page eBook is packed with fresh ideas for anyone who loves Christmas, making gifts, decorating their home and saving money. Co-authored by my fellow eHower, Shirley Philbrick and myself, (Shirley hails from Maine and I reside in Hawaii) representing the furthest U.S. states East and West.

We have never met but our styles are complimentary. What developed resulted in Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas, Decorating & Tips - All Under $15. The reason behind this eBook....well, we share an "off-the-beaten-path" outlook towards life and live it with a certain style that is often eclectic by making use of unusual and recycled materials or those found in nature. An eBook seemed a natural progression for our mutual interests.

How the eBook came to be is yet another story. Shirley's daughter, a young college student, sustained a devastating leg injury in an automobile accident in September 2009 which brought the ebook production to a temporary halt. Inspired by Shirley's daughter's courage in pushing forward with her life and facing her fears head on, we fast forward four weeks later to a finished product. It is with hope this book will prove as inspirational to you as a young woman's courage is to us. Please note: 100% of the proceeds from this e-book go towards ongoing medical expenses for Shirley's daughter. For more info, check out Shirley's blog.

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