Posts in category "ArkieLad"

Chicago Snow Pictures and Holiday Gift Guide

If you are a winter fan like me, then this Dunkin Donuts Cup does a great job of showing how I feel about the snow.
I am super excited about this morning’s snow in Chicago. Fortunately, I have not lived here long enough to start dreading snow yet. So, when I discovered we were getting a nice coating of it on everything, I was super happy. To me, snow just really makes it feel like the Holidays. With that said,... Read more »

Blogging: Top 10 Things I've Learned

People will hate you for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Not only will they hate you, they will go out of their way to make sure that the whole world knows they hate you. These people are normally somebody you have never met. Fortunately, they normally hate you for something very important, like that time you blogged that you did not like the color yellow. 

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In celebration of my blog turning two years old yesterday, I have made a list of the Top 10 things I have learned from blogging. Enjoy! I hope you decide to follow me as we start Year #3 of ArkieLad. Be sure to type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription”... Read more »

Avoid negative influences on Social Media Outlets!

I cannot believe it has been almost a month since my last post. I guess life just got in the way. However, I am back, and I promise to do better. The main reason for my lack of blogging is that I had planned to take a week off to evaluate where I am in... Read more »

ArkieLad: One Year Later

I cannot believe that one year ago today ArkieLad was born. When the blog started, I was pretty sure that after one or two posts I would receive an e-mail telling me the blog was canned and I was being kicked off the ChicagoNow site. Fortunately, 366 days later, I am still here. Over the past year... Read more »

Getting back to my roots of random ramblings.

In two months my blog will be a year old. That is not a long time to have a blog, but it seems like forever to me. Of course, sometimes it feels like I have lived up here forever, when in reality I have just barely lived here 15 months. When I started my blog,... Read more »

Joining the YMCA: Going from fat to beating up my sister!

Joining the YMCA: Going from fat to beating up my sister!
After a month of living a healthier life, I am proud to say that as of this morning I am down 11 pounds. I am so super excited. Now, it is on to the next New Year, New Me goal. With that in mind, Kyle and I joined the YMCA yesterday. After getting a tour... Read more »

Everybody is a photographer these days...

Photography has been a hobby of mine for some time. Matter-of-fact, because of how many photos I have taken over the years, I’m having the hardest time selecting which pictures to showcase on my new ArkieLad Photography site I’m making. However, after doing some research about which company to settle on for prints, galleries, and... Read more »

Big dreams being rolled out now...

I can’t believe the weekend is almost over. Most of mine was spent working on a project that is very close to me. I have decided to follow my head, and am working towards opening a new business centered around socializing. The project is still being worked out, and I do not expect to be... Read more »
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