My New Site: A Day in the Life Sunday

I've moved! If you are reading this in a reader, click through to check out the new site.

You have to know, I resisted every urge to icon this site up and have it perfect before it went live and thanks to a domain mapping experience that went MUCH quicker and easier than I thought it would, I am live now.

Why the new site, new look, very few icons? I'll share more about my goals at the end of this post and in another post. For now, I have details to clean up and kudos to make.


I am moving email subscriptions from Feedburner to Mailchimp. If you subscribing through Feedburner, please click on the envelope to the right to join my mailing list and you will continue to receive updates delivered to your email. I am not going to deactivate Feedburner email subscriptions yet but will as soon as I am confident I have this working right.

You will receive an email when there is new content and, moving forward, it'll be how I can share my best ideas with you beyond the blog. Need more? Ok, email subscribers will be the first to receive a copy of my manifesto (draft title: Grow up and Lead) as soon as I write it.

I am updating RSS feeds, creating a domain email and the like. If anything at all is not working well on your receiving end of this, i.e. spammy messages, not receiving what you should be receiving (if you are know) - let me know right away and I'll get on it. Ok?


The template you are seeing is new from Squarespace 6. I heart them for their customer service and support.

The header and fun, creative feel of the site is the genius of Lizzie Maldonado, B2B social media marketer and Social Media Manager for Lizzie is amazing and I'd like to publicly thank her *applause*applause*applause* for all she has done so far to help me create my new space.


Here it goes. I am hitting publish for the first time on the new platform. One of my goals was for you to smile like I do when I enter the site. So, how did Lizzie and I do?

Family, Friends and Apples: A Day in the Life Sunday

A few weeks ago I wrote about my ideal day. Yesterday, although it didn't involve a a spa or a new look, was what I would call a close-to-ideal day. It was our duly-declared fall tradition of visiting the orchards in town.

Growing up, either I didn't have (or didn't visit) apple orchards in my hometown. Now it has come to be the one thing we look forward to each year as summer moves on and fall fills the air.

My inner noise was quiet surrounded by pumpkins, horses and the sounds of Paul Imholte stringing in the background at Collegeville Orchards. It stayed quiet as we moved on to the apple (and a few pear) trees at Hidden Cove Orchards, my favorite orchard in town with. We walked among the trees, enjoyed the landscape and left with homemade apple pies, blueberry pies, apple bars and Honey Crisps to die for. On our way to the corn maze the kid and I get lost in every year, we stopped by St. John's Arbotetum and took the 1.5 mile tour on the boardwalk loop.

Surrounded by family, friends and a ton of sunshine, the day was great.

Today, after I get out and run (because I have weight to lose), we're heading to the Millstream Arts Festival before we take the boat out for what may be our last time on the Mississippi this season.

How about you, what have you been up to this weekend?