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This Wild and Crazy Miracle We Call…Blogging

Lately, I’ve been talking with quite a few bloggers who just feel ________ about their blogs right now. Overwhelmed.  Discouraged.  Frustrated.  Burnt-Out.  You fill in the blank. Basically, not so good. And my heart goes out to them, because I’ve been there.  Frankly, I’m probably “there” at least once...

How To Make An Animated GIF -- a step-by-step tutorial for Photoshop | gimmesomeoven.com #tutorial

How To Make An Animated GIF

As some of you may have noticed, this seems to have become The Year Of The Animated GIF on my blog.  I’m slightly obsessed! Yes, I know that I’m a few years late to the “graphical interchange format” party.  But now that I’ve figured out how to animate these...

August In Movies

August in Movies

For a nice palette cleanser between action flicks, here are four iconoclastic sleeper hits not to miss in the glare of the blockbuster season.

July In Photos

July In Photos

So long, farewell, auf widersehn, adieu, July! I would say that you flew by, but actually I was the one doing the flying this month.  As you may have noticed on Instagram, I spent most of July across the pond in Europe!!  We had a fabulous time visiting Austria (picture perfect), Germany...

10 Safety Tips For Traveling Solo | gimmesomeoven.com

10 Safety Tips For Traveling Solo

Greetings from Florence!  I have a few extra minutes between stops around town this morning, so I thought I’d pop in with a little post today about…yes…traveling!  Specifically, tips on traveling alone.   This is especially dedicated to all of you single people out there, whom I highly encourage to get...

Judy Garland / The Wizard Of Oz / (c) 1939 Warner Home Video

What Movies Shaped Your Childhood?

I have several movies that looped in the background of my childhood, creating a mesh of memories and meaning that influenced my life and worldviews in surprisingly profound ways. I'll tell you about three from my very early days (3 to 5 years)...if you tell me some of yours!

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10 Amazing People I Met In El Salvador

Wow.  It has been a month since I’ve returned home from my trip to El Salvador with Unbound, but the dear people I met are still on my mind often. I think of my sponsored friend, Josefa, in the morning when I drink my morning coffee from the matching...

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How To Start A Book Club

5 tips on how to start a book club...that's awesome...and that lasts. :)

June In Photos

June In Photos

Anne of Green Gables once said, “I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” Well, if I had to live in a world that was like this past month, I’d take it. This June just felt like such a whirlwind...

10 Things I've Learned: Meg

10 Things I’ve Learned: Meg

Happy Sunday, friends!  We’re finally back with another post in our “10 Things I’ve Learned” series.   And I’m happy that our guest-poster today is my lovely, long-time friend, Meg. I actually met this pretty girl back in the year 2000, when my high school boyfriend took me to...

July In Movies

July in Movies: Five Summer Sundance Films

Sarah shares her thoughts on five Sundance 2014 films coming to theaters this summer: Boyhood, Land Ho!, I Origins, Wish I Was Here, and A Most Wanted Man.

Making 10% Better Decisions | Gimme Some Oven

How To Make 10% Better Decisions

I totally just read a business book for the first time in years. Yes, the irony of this fact is not lost on me.  I used to eat up business and self-help books back when I was in college and while I had a steady job during my twenties....