February 7, 2016
by Caroline
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Happy Second New Year – It’s Fire Monkey Time!

Happy Lucky Fire Monkey! 恭喜发财 / 恭喜發財

I’m hoping the characters above are wishing you happiness and prosperity. I cannot read Chinese characters so I’m relying on the kindness of the internet. I do know that February 8th, the Chinese New Year,  ushers in the Year of the Fire Monkey and brings a fresh opportunity be a better you, with a new round of resolutions, productivity goals, fitness challenges and the merciless crushing of old, bad habits.

In order to keep my resolutions in mind this time, I’ll be sporting a Red Fire Monkey necklace, featuring a monkey charm that I ordered from China (which must be auspicious). I made two, so if you’d like a Fire Monkey talisman to keep you on track this year, you can find it here.

January 25, 2016
by Caroline
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Google Opinion Rewards for Android

Since I refuse to be a niche*  blogger, today I am posting about an app that earns Google play store money. And by doing that, it allows me to buy useless (as well as highly functional) apps with virtually no agonizing.

The app is Google Opinion Rewards and, as you can see from the last screenshot, I’ve earned $15 or so since starting earlier this fall.

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PROS: None of the little surveys take more than 1 minute or so, the money seems to add up quickly, you can use it to buy books, music, apps, in-app purchases or movies in the Google Store.

CONS: It is for Android users only. You must use the earnings within one year, some surveys earn only 10 cents, and, rarely, some earn you nothing.

* for the love of god, please pronounce it “nitch” not “neesh”.

August 14, 2015
by Caroline
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Where’s the Turkey?

I finally finished my little book about a vegan Thanksgiving. My editor has a few corrections I still need to make, but I thought I’d wait and see what other feedback I get. Also, I didn’t save .psd files of the pages so it’s going to be a pain to revamp.

Watercolor Birds

November 27, 2014 by Caroline | 0 comments

These are 5×7″ watercolor paintings I created for my cousin Lisa and made into note cards. She is an avid bird lover and currently is the executive director of a bird/wildlife rescue facility. I made some of these into printed note cards on Zazzle. You can see them here.

 

PS – her organization, TriState Bird Rescue is worth supporting. They know how to rehabilitate birds when they get all gunked up by oil spills.

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