inspirations

In 2015, I wrote a total of 20 Five Things Friday posts. The biweekly series started in 2013 as a way to share the random collection of thoughts and tidbits from my life that don’t warrant a whole blog entry, and also serve as a reminder to myself that no matter how hard things may […]

January 1 2016      21 comments     Linda Ly
Diversión   Vida

When I think of all the people I’ve met, the places I’ve seen, and the blessings I’ve had, this year did not feel real at all. As soon as the clock ticked over to 2015 just 364 short days ago, it’s been nonstop with the 3 Bs: book release, book tour, and (soon-to-be) baby! Had […]

December 31 2015      36 comments     Linda Ly
Aventuras   En La Casa   En La Cocina   Gallinas   Jardín   Libros   Noticias   Trabajo   Viajes   Vida

This is the first day in over a week that I’ve actually opened my laptop, and I must say it’s been a really lovely holiday break. Will and I spent Christmas with his family in Northern California, and I hope I’m not alone in saying a break from our holiday break is now in order! […]

December 30 2015      14 comments     Linda Ly
Vida

(Western Pleasure Guest Ranch in Sandpoint, Idaho.) Maybe it’s the city girl in me, but I’ve always had a thing for classic red barns. I find them so romantic. I love my barns old, creaky, and weather-worn. Every time we pass them out in the countryside, I always imagine myself as a muck boot-wearing farm […]

December 15 2015      40 comments     Linda Ly
Diversión   Jardín   Viajes

So you’ve poured your heart and soul into your blog, it’s got a good motto or mission at its core, people are connecting with it and the next step in cementing its status as a full-fledged business — what will launch you from a passionate hobbyist to a full-time blogger — is monetization. Monetization is the machine […]

November 18 2015      14 comments     Linda Ly
Trabajo

I’m not sure how it happened, but since my series of biz tips last November during National Career Development Week, I went from a serious blogger earning part-time income from my posts to a professional blogger making a living from writing about my life. Saying that out loud is something I can’t even convince my […]

November 16 2015      36 comments     Linda Ly
Trabajo

I’m thankful for the sweet smell of coffee wafting through the house when I wake up in the morning, sunlight streaming through the windows in my bedroom and softly snoring pugs beside me as I open my eyes to a beautiful day. I’m thankful for the recent rains we’ve had, probably more this month than […]

December 31 2014      18 comments     Linda Ly
Vida