Julie Gaver: If we know one thing, it's that Julie Gaver lives up to the hype.

  For the past few years there’s been a name floating around my social and professional circles. People talk about this person often, and yet, we’d never met. When I’d mention that we had never been introduced, I was usually met with disbelief: “How is that possible? You two HAVE GOT to meet. You will love her!” And, after a while it got old. I mean, really? Can she actually be that amazing? Surely she wouldn’t live up to the hype. But she did, of course. If I know one thing, it’s that Julie Gaver lives up to the hype. This lady is a dynamo of energy…

Prioritize your tasks in one hour per week!

  A few years ago I stumbled across a strategy that forever changed how I operated my life. This strategy came from Kate White, the author of my two favorite career books: Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead But Gutsy Girls Do and I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This. She was also the editor-in-chief of five major U.S. magazines, including Working Woman, Redbook and, for 14 years, Cosmopolitan. She. Is. A. Badass. And she’s filled with wisdom that any woman, in any stage of life, can benefit from. Drain the swamp as you slay the alligators. It’s not phrase you hear very often —…

These blueberry muffins are simple to make (full of tart and yummy blueberries), and wonderful to enjoy as a quick breakfast or an after-school snack. Yum!

  These blueberry muffins — chock-full of tart and juicy blueberries! — are simple to make and wonderful to enjoy as a quick breakfast or an after-school snack. Yum! Let’s face it. Whether you’re working from home, working outside the home, or busy managing the household as a stay-at-home parent, breakfast is one of the toughest things to pull off Monday through Friday. What I like for breakfast during the week is something that doesn’t need to be hot, that’s portable, and that still tastes okay if it takes me a while to eat it—because meetings and conference calls and deadlines.…

How To Know If You're A Die-Hard "Supernatural" Fan: 15 Tips!

  Okay, you guys. Okay. I have a confession. A secret that, up until now, I’ve been a tad ashamed of … and that I’ve only told a few select people about. It involves two brothers, one angel, the King of Hell, and a ’67 Chevy Impala. Some of you are nodding your heads right now. You know where I’m going with this. I’m a Supernatural fan. No, strike that. I’m a die-hard Supernatural uber-fan. It all started innocently enough. One of my kids suggested we give it a try, so we watched an episode or two. AS IF one could…

How To Make A Gift Basket Someone Actually Wants!

  My father owned a flower shop for over 20 years, and working in that flower shop was one of my very first jobs. I’d take orders, water plants, sweep up, inflate balloons, and other menial — but necessary — jobs around the store. Gradually I worked my way up to arranging simple bud vases out of carnations or roses, or wrapping flowers in tissue, presentation style, with a hand-made bow. Eventually I dubbed myself an “actual florist” when I moved to Savannah, Ga., after college and worked in a local flower shop on Wilmington Island, making all kinds of…