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Southwest Coaches: Our RV Dealership Outing

Southwest Coaches RV Dealership

Sometimes you need a little motivation to kick into a higher gear when working. Branndon and I wanted to relight the fire to work even harder so we could start our digital nomadic adventure. We thought if we took a look at an RV dealership it would inspire us and decided on visiting Southwest Coaches. After our many quick trips ... Read More »

Tax Time is Here: Learn from Our Mistake

Tax Time is Here: Learn from Our Mistake

Taxes. Argh. That horrible time of year is upon us again and I find its best to just get it out of the way, don’t you? It’s not just an elephant in the room, it’s an elephant on your back! A few years ago we decided to get our taxes done early. We thought it was a great idea. No ... Read More »

Free Things to Do with Kids for Easter

Free Easter Activities for Kids

Easter is almost here. (FYI: It’s this weekend actually.) In addition to the usual activities at home national chains are starting to offer something fun for the kids to do. And they are usually free! This year Trader Joe’s and Bass Pro Shops have a fun lineup. Since I could remember, every year I remember waking up to hunt for ... Read More »

How to Highlight Text in Photoshop CS6

Adobe Photoshop CS6

This tutorial will walk you through how to add a highlighter effect in Photoshop CS6. In this example you’ll see I’ve used the traditional highlighter color of ‘yellow’ to add emphasis to the text ‘Highlight Text’. First you’ll need to open the PSD file (.psd) you wish to add the effect to. Add a New Layer Create a new layer, this is ... Read More »

11 Copy and Paste Copyright Page Disclaimers

11 Copy and Paste Copyright Page Disclaimers

You’ve done it. You’ve finally done it. You finished that eBook that you’ve been working on and now you are figuring out what’s next. A small section that many self-publishers don’t think they need, or simply forget about is the disclaimer. Most books have them (as well as websites, CDs, and more) and you will want to include one as ... Read More »

Freebie: 4 Butterfly Social Icons

Free Butterfly Icon Set

While browsing my files and folders on my computer I came across these butterfly icons I created for another website project a few years ago. Instead of letting them sit on my computer doing nothing I thought I’d give them away, for free. You’ll find four icons within this set, including an icon for email, RSS, Facebook, and Twitter. (Pinterest didn’t ... Read More »

Opposites Attract, But Now What?

Left Brain vs Right Brain - How to Communicate

After twelve years together, Branndon and I have a lot of things figured out. There is a lot of compromise. For example, I do the dishes and he gives Spirit a bath (at least for a little longer). Above all though, communication is the most important. But what do you do when it becomes difficult to communicate? We needed to ... Read More »

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Failure is not an option… Powerful words from a now famous sushi chef, Jiro Ono, thanks to visionary documentary film director David Gelb. Jiro flawlessly blends tradition with fresh fish to create mouthwatering simple sushi, served one piece at a time. Passionate in his craft the film displays the hidden beauty and art of sushi making. The film was introduced ... Read More »

TeuxDeux Has Been Rebuilt and Comes With a Small Monthly Fee

TeuxDeux | A simple, designy to-do app.

When TeuxDeux first launched in December of 2009, it was a simple, well-designed web-based ‘to do’ list app created for personal use by the swissmiss design blog/studio. Today it’s grown into a huge following of over 300,000 users. And it was completely free – at least it was. Major Changes: Now There’s a Fee! Logging into my TeuxDeux account today ... Read More »

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