Spring makes me want to paint

When everything starts to flower, even the “weeds”, I get the urge to paint. Every spring, I start taking pictures of flowering trees, plants, weeds. Anything and everything that looks interesting. Trees when they start growing their first leaves and filling in my favorite path, make me feel happy. The pictures don’t capture the light, […]


This was a really amazing desert and was really easy to make. Enjoy.  It has been adapted from The Food and Wine Annual Cookbook 2014. Makes 4 1/2 cup tapioca 2 1/2 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla dash salt One 14 ounce can coconut milk 2 eggs 3 tablespoons sugar 2 cups peeled and diced […]

It is just a breakfast roll

I have not eaten in about 36 hours. My blood sugar is dropping, my hands are shaking, and I feel like I am going to pass out. The coffee, that I might as well be mainlining, is clearly not helping. The thought of food, anything solid, is making my stomach swim. I am desperately trying […]

Is your Ad Words campaign wasting you money?

Or worse yet – You don’t have one. I will admit, even my account needed some major updates and was starting to waste money. Google has changed some things. Not good, not bad, you just have to pay attention and make sure you are not wasting money on clicks that don’t lead to appointments, email […]

How is direct access impacting you?

Have you noticed a change in your business with direct access? Do you understand how your customers are finding you? Do they go to an internet search, get a referral from another professional, or an online referral source like Yelp?  How are you represented on Google, Bing, or Yahoo? If you are not showing up […]

It’s a New Year – Part one

A friend of mine was recently referred to a doctor, but she didn’t like his website. She looked around until she found a website she liked. Not a more credentialed, highly regarded doctor, but a better looking website. With direct access, your website needs to work harder for you and capture patients. The yellow pages […]

Does a bad website cost you business?

How long do you have with a visitor before they have moved on or back to another site? 20 seconds, 30 seconds? If they are looking for quick answers and your webpage is a virtual encyclopedia of your industry or what you offer, they are gone. If you have an outdated, poorly executed design, or […]