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You guys, this is the email that went out to my awesome subscribers earlier today. I don't normally post my emails to the blog, but this one is special, and shows what you may be missing if you're not on my email list! If you want weekly encouraging emails, and to be the FIRST to know when I launch new things, then sign up below this post! Without further ado:

Guys - the Nerky Art Club is LIVE! You're the first to know, just a little thank you for subscribing to my emails! Visit ...

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10 Ways to Cleanse Your MIND for the New Year

fit friday Jan 10, 2020

This Fit Friday tip is about mental fitness. We are well into the new year and I’m feeling great. I have plans and goals on track, and when I compare how I felt last year at this time, it’s a complete 180. Last year, the chaos, excitement and distraction of the holidays had passed, and I was left still having to forge through my day to day life without Jason. Plus, I had some big home repairs including replacing my AC units, which was a daunting task/expense to take on alone. I...

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What is the Nerky Art Club?

Friends, The Nerky Art Club is opening in ONE WEEK! I pushed back the launch for 2 months for 2 reasons. First, I revamped my entire idea. Literally from the ground up. It's more robust and has more tutorials, more exercises, more everything. I'm pretty pumped about it, and I hope you are too! You can learn more here, and I can't wait for you to see it!

My second reason is that I didn't have the brain power to create something as big as this, as quickly as I could in the past. I wanted to...

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Goal Setting

fit friday Jan 03, 2020

Goals are Important

I don’t make resolutions for a new year, but I do make goals. In fact, I make monthly goals, quarterly goals and annual goals for my business, health and personal life. By personal life, I mean everything that isn’t business or health, not like, finding a sugar daddy or whatever.

Each month for the past year, I have set goals for myself, along with bigger quarterly goals.

In 2019 I focused on mental health. Jason died in June of 2018, and 7 months later in...

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33 Gift Ideas for the Nerdy Geeky (Nerky!) Person in your Life

gift guide Dec 10, 2019

I asked you on Instagram if you would like a Nerky Christmas gift guide with gift ideas for the nerd/geek in your life, and the response was overwhelmingly YES! So, without further ado, here are some gift ideas for your person broken down in sections: 

For someone who loves a fandom:

1. Star Wars x WW2 mash-up and Galactic Samurai printsThere are tons of different prints to choose from! I actually bought the SWxWWII prints for Jason years ago.
2. Shakespearean insult...

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Advent CLAWendar

diy holiday Dec 04, 2019

I knew I wanted to make an advent calendar focused around activities this year. I considered a lot of options like date-specific things that were planned each day, i.e. going to a Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert, but ultimately I decided that when I plan too much and get too technical, it becomes more stressful and I'm not about that life. Plus, the surprise factor is fun for both of us! Also, concerts are expensive *shrug*

Back in 2016. Wait, 2015? I can't remember. Doesn't matter. Back...

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RIP Mr. Furball

pets Nov 07, 2019

In January of 2017 I got my son a hamster to avoid getting him a bird. I don’t have anything against birds, I just don’t want one to live in my house for the next 30 years. Seriously, birds have a surprisingly long lifespan that I had no idea about until I googled it. We went to the pet store and discussed how cute and fluffy the littler hamsters were, and omg look at him on the wheel! I bet he’s so soft! Look how cute he is when he eats! It was an easy sell, to be honest....

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Nerky Book Club: October 2019

nerky book club Nov 05, 2019

For October, we read 10% Happier by Dan Harris.

It’s a skeptic’s guide to meditation. Dan Harris, a former news anchor who had a panic attack on-air, outlines his pre-panic attack life full of chasing the next best thing, handling overwhelm and partying hard, and guides us on his discovery of meditation, but in a totally nonchalant cool-guy way. He knows it’s a touchy subject that’s easily dismissed with an eyeroll, eventually he tells someone he does it because...

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Inktober 2019

art Nov 01, 2019

For the first time ever, I participated in Inktober this year. Inktober is an unoffical daily drawing challenge for the month of October. The only rule is you have to draw with ink – as in pens. It was started in 2009 by Jake Parker and blossomed into a huge deal among artists. Honestly it’s pretty cool and there are some truly dope pieces of art that come out of it every year, but more importantly there is so much positivity and encouragement around the challenge. 

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Easy DIY Coat and Bag Rack

diy home decor Oct 22, 2019

Friends, I made this coat and bag rack and if I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT! You can probably finish in a day, but you want to be sure to let the stain dry completely for a few hours before you hang it.

Tools:
- Saw - I used a circular saw to cut my board down to size, but if you're buying a new board then you can have them cut it in the store. It's usually free and will save you a step.
- Drill
- Stud finder
- Level

Supplies:
- 3" nails (8)
- Coat hooks like these
- Wood stain and stain pads (or an...

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