Daily Archives: January 4, 2013

New Blogcademy Dates Added! Join Us In Portland & LA!

The Blogcademy

Is one of your resolutions to make your blog the absolute best it can be in 2013?

If it is, you’re in luck because we’re picking out new cities to take The Blogcademy to this year and we’d be honored if you could join us for our two day strategy-based workshop focused on helping YOU take your blog to the next level!

I’m beyond excited to announce that we’re hosting our 4th and 5th classes on the West Coast! YES!! First up is my hometown of Portland, Oregon (it’s about time!!!) on March 30th and 31st and then we’re heading off to Los Angeles over April 6th and 7th!

We have just 30 seats available for each workshop and as a thank you for booking in the next 48 hours, we are running an earlybird special. And if you’d prefer to break your registration fee into 2 installments, there’s a payment plan that’s also available. Finally, we also offer one scholarship per class — if you’re interested in entering, you have one month from today to post your submissions to our Blogcademy Facebook page.

The Blogcademy

Register for Portland, Oregon!

The Blogcademy

Register for Los Angeles!


What are you waiting for?! Come join us on the West Coast and learn tons of applicable tips and strategic insights! It’s gonna be a blast!

* New to The Blogcademy? Check out our overview. Want to hear what past attendees had to say about their experiences? Check out the testimonials!

The Week in Pictures: 1.4.13

Nubby Twiglet The Week In Pictures

Nubby Twiglet The Week In Pictures


My dream skirt courtesy of Carrie Hammer


How’s the new year treating you so far??

Before the holiday break hit, I made a huge, ambitious list. I promised myself that I would stay home for once and wrap up loose ends and start off 2013 feeling more prepared, refreshed and ready to take on whatever the world had in store for me. Though I made huge strides, I didn’t quite make it…or even come close, really.

Nubby Twiglet The Week In Pictures


Window shopping with my brother over the holiday break at Yo! Vintage


Being on vacation is hard — even though your logical side tells you that it’s time to organize receipts and prepare for taxes, your illogical side says, “Hey, go blow through all those gift cards! You know you need 3 new black sweaters! DO IT!” And so it goes. Let’s face it — self-control and vacation DO NOT go together!

Nubby Twiglet The Week In Pictures


My Christmas present from Joey. He knows me well!


The holidays were great though. For Christmas Eve, Joey, Rocky & I headed out to the country for our usual, untraditional gathering with my dad’s family. It was so damn nice to get out of the city, shove my phone in my purse and barely look at it all night. We came home that night and ripped through our presents. Joey got me a few things I am still jumping for joy over. Like these studded Zara shoes.

Nubby Twiglet The Week In Pictures


Researching, non-internet style


I wish I could say that the last week of 2012 was relaxing but between preparing for a two week trip to Europe in mid January (we’re teaching two Blogcademy workshops in London! There’s still a few spots left on the second date if you want to join us!) and then trying to stay calm as Joey did some major renovations on the house including ripping out part of the kitchen ceiling (a serious disaster that took a solid week to complete. EEK.)

Not that that’s a bad thing. There’s progress all around and as I mentioned last week, progress is sometimes uncomfortable but it’s absolutely necessary for us to grow.

Nubby Twiglet The Week In Pictures


New Year’s Eve photos with Joey & an amazing little notebook from Sian


I’m so excited for this year. There’s always that intoxicating feeling of a fresh start, fresh intentions and that maybe, just maybe, anything’s possible. I’m really feeling that optimism, especially after seeing an 8 page feature about myself and hometown finally hit newsstands in the new Computer Arts Collection issue. So surreal. More on that Monday!


Happy 2013, friends! Hope it’s off to a great start.