Dear Readers… + Desktop Calendar {October 2013}

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Dear Readers…

As we head into October, I’m counting down the days — literally — until Jackson’s birth and my maternity leave!

The most important thing I learned this summer is how much I enjoy working ahead rather than down to the deadline, and I’m excited about the next three months as I have almost all of our posts scheduled through the end of the year! Over the past 5 years, I’ve taken a week to ten days off here and there, but never an extended break like this, and while I’ll still be checking in to make sure things are running smoothly and working on some projects when I get the itch, I’m looking forward to a break from the pressure of deadlines and to-do lists.

Although we don’t have too many new projects in the works at the moment, here are a few of the exciting things we have going on during this busy season on the blog:

From Idea to eBook CourseFrom Idea to eBook Course

This week I published the final module in the From Idea to eBook course! I will be adding a few updates in the next week, but the course is pretty much done. If you’ve been on the fence about whether to sign up or not, now is the time to jump in — you’ll get access to all 10 modules plus printables, case studies and videos to assist you through your ebook publishing process, no matter what stage you’re at. The price is still $17, but I can’t guarantee it won’t go up in the near future, so don’t put it off for too long!

Head here to register.

101 Days of Christmas {2013} at

101 Days of Christmas

The 101 Days of Christmas series is just getting ramped up, but we’ve already shared a ton of great projects, and we have many, many more in the queue. If you’re looking for simple, memory-making DIY ideas for your Christmas celebration, check back every day through Christmas for a new project, tradition or recipe!

Browse the projects we’ve published so far.

101 Days of Christmas eBook

101 Days of Christmas eBook

We released the 101 Days of Christmas ebook last month, and it’s now available exclusively for the Kindle. With the top 101 projects from the first two years of the series, it’s packed full of inspiration for those of you who are ready to tackle your Christmas planning now!

Click here to get yours!


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