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Amazon Affiliates:  Money or Bust!

Amazon Affiliates: Money or Bust!

Amazon Affiliates can be a great way to generate income from your blog or website.  That said, I have a few lessons learned that I wanted to share with you with the hope that you can avoid the same pitfalls before jumping in to monetizing […]

Peach and Boysenberry Crisp

Peach and Boysenberry Crisp

Peach Crisp brings back visions of camping, dutch oven cooking, and treasured memories. We have a large garden and every spring we get buckets of fresh, organic boysenberries. We also have a peach tree which produces an abundance of fruit. The peaches are sweet to […]

Pasta and Roasted Vegetables with Creamy Kale Sauce

Pasta and Roasted Vegetables with Creamy Kale Sauce

Tonight’s Pasta & Roasted Vegetables with a Creamy Kale Sauce dish was totally inspired by the in-season, local, organic vegetables that I had on hand. I got a huge bunch of organic Lacinato Kale from the farm and wanted to use it tonight for dinner.

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

Old fashioned apple crisp. Is there anything better? This reminds me of crisp autumn evenings, playing games at the table, and spending time as a family. Apple crisp is warm, sweet, and brings back a deluge of memories. My favorite kind of apple crisp is […]

Making Lemonade – Lessons Learned

Making Lemonade – Lessons Learned

We’ve all heard the old adage, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” It’s different when you need to make some of your own. Have you ever had one of those days when you seemed to be dealing with lemons from the moment you woke […]

Gourmet Italian Garden Salad

Gourmet Italian Garden Salad

This evening I decided to make a gourmet Italian garden salad. Freshly harvested organic butter lettuce hearts, watermelon radishes, endive, red cabbage, carrots, red leaf lettuce, and romaine combine together for a delightfully complex taste and texture.

Top 20 Stock Photo Sales 2015

Top 20 Stock Photo Sales 2015

TOP 20 Stock Photo Sales of 2015!!! 1. Happy Family Walking Away on a Bridge Total Downloads to date: 589

2015 Income Report

2015 Income Report

The Income Report for 2015 is the most comprehensive to date. I am going to showcase my TOP 20 STOCK PHOTO SALES to date. I am also going to talk about lessons learned, how I went from a 50% acceptance ratio at Shutterstock to ALMOST […]

Joy in the Journey

Joy in the Journey

This morning I wanted to write about finding Joy in the Journey.  What is joy? 

Immune Boosting Potato and Beet Soup

Immune Boosting Potato and Beet Soup

For lunch today, I made an Immune Boosting Potato and Beet Soup. Beets are a good source of Vitamin C, folate, manganese, potassium, and copper and are a great addition to any diet. If they are so good for you, then why is it so […]

2014 Income Report

2014 Income Report

Here is the income report for 2014. Wow! 2014 was a great year of growth. Slow, but steady. I sold 1712 stock photos and continued steady with book sales.

Income Report 2013 with graphs

Income Report 2013 with graphs

I’ve decided to do an annual income report for 2013, 2014, and 2015 as it is taking too much time to do back log. I will then do monthly income reports for 2016+. 2013 was a year of growth in many respects, especially with the […]