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Writing prompts

Did you know October 21st is Count Your Buttons day? Yeah, me neither.

I appreciate the role of buttons in our lives, but what came to mind was my mother. My mother would not touch or hold a loose button (she was fine if they were on a garment).


Social Media

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Let’s get social on Twitter!

Have you been to a Twitter social hour chat? I’ve attended several over the years, as a mommy blogger and Etsy seller. I thought it would be fun to try out a Daily Cuppa Chat social hour.

So what the heck is a social hour on Twitter?

It’s a way to chat with other Twitter…

Writing | Productivity

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“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

— Walt Disney

A new month is a chance to reevaluate and reset your goals.

Do you to shift your goals? Or stay on the path you are already traveling?

Be realistic. Look over your schedule first, specifically…

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My name is Ellie Jacobson, which you probably gathered by the article title. I’m also part Irish so excuse my sarcasm.

My life

I grew up in the ’70s and the ’80s (the best time I tell ya!). I was born and raised by the most wonderful (not sarcasm) Mom with red…

Social media

Social media, especially Twitter, gets a bad wrap for being a time suck, where you find yourself scrolling and scrolling through the negativity. No one wants that and we don’t have time for that.

Instead, use Twitter lists to filter out the negativity to find your people, to make meaningful…

Writing prompt response

Slasher movies didn’t scare me when I was younger. I started obsessively watching them as a preteen during friend’s slumber parties. Halloween. Friday the 13th. Nightmare on Elm Street. We watched them all, analyzing the dumb moves the characters made.

“Why did she go up the stairs? …


Stop! I wanna take a picture!

Oh, the perils of trying to take pictures of my boys over the years. I have endless photos of them when they were toddlers (they are 1–1/2 years apart in age) where one is facing me, the other not. One crying, the other smiling. One sitting, one walking away. …

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