big news for everyday clever

Over the past month, I’ve been working with Dr. Daisy Sutherland, who I met through a social media networking group on Facebook, in the expansion of her business.   Her website, Dr. Mommy Online, was started as a way to help educate people on healthy living, in general.  She is a Chiropractor who has grown into an entrepreneur, published author, and mentor who also has her own radio show!

(you may have noticed this button on the side bar…)

  Her new, updated website, Dr. Mommy and friends, includes different topics and tips written by other women (like myself) that apply to daily living and encourage a healthy lifestyle.  Some of these categories include faith, parenting, health, business, relationships, and organization and she has asked me to “share my wisdom” (her phrasing, not mine 🙂 ) in the “At Home” section.  So, from now on, you can get more of Everyday Clever and my “wisdom” at Dr. Mommy Online, At Home.  I will be posting twice a month, the 2nd and 4th weeks on Wednesday, so be sure to come on over and check it out.

Today is the BIG reveal of the newly updated, Dr. Mommy website.  Even though my first post won’t be available until next week, you can still check out my bio at the About tab and read all of the other tips from other contributors.  One of them is a former colleague of mine, Jennifer Bennett.  I’ve talked about her website before–  She will be writing on faith for the website, so check out her posts too!

Here is a picture of Jennifer and I with another friend of our back in our days as teachers: (Me, Jennifer, and Melody)

I am honored and excited to have this opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of women!  I hope you enjoy reading it!

Don’t forget about the giveaway going on from Little Blue Prints.  The Bloomie is up for grabs until February 2nd at midnight!

Go HERE to see how you can enter.

Happy Tuesday, friends!

more for the new year

I attended a True Couponing class this weekend and have now added “To become a Couponer” to my list of New Year’s resolutions…which brings the total to ONE! …not really a big new years resolutioner…  But this was cool and I am determined to learn the ways of True Couponing so that I will be able to, not only save money on groceries for our family [of 2] {We really do buy a lot of groceries!}, but give back and bless others once I have built up a “stock pile”.

Unlike all of those extreme couponing shows on TV, True Couponing is a faith-based organization and it isn’t about hoarding or buying enough_________ (<– insert toiletry item here) for 10 years…and then selling it at a garage sale for full price.  It’s about getting what you need for your family, plus a little extra for the best price possible while using the resources provided (store coupons, manufacturers coupons, printable online coupons, and BOGOs).  Then, once you’ve built up a little extra, and are able to bless someone else either with the extra food or the money you’ve saved, you pass on the blessing.

I won’t go on anymore, but if you’re interested in checking out the website go to  Look for seminars in your area–they put them on and they’re FREE!

All that to say, I bought my Sunday paper yesterday (2, actually) for the coupons and found this great picture in the Orange Extra.  It’s one of the Orlando Sentinel’s photographer’s favorite photo of 2011.  Each photographer got to pick their favorite, but this picture was featured.  It was taken using a custom infrared setting, and I’m pretty sure the pagoda was originally red.

I thought it was a really beautiful picture so I made a color-story out of it.  Some inspiration for you?

{image via The Orlando Sentinel, photographer: Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda}

On another note, I wanted to share this great printable calendar from Creature Comforts {great blog, btw!} with you–  I just think it’s the cutest!  Not only will it be printed for my own {kid-free} home, but it will also be going in my new nephew’s room {whose arrival is set for mid-February!}.  Of course, as each new month comes out, we’ll update it…and possibly save the image for framing :).

You can download it yourself HERE

If you’re more of a computer desktop calendar type of person, check out Smashing Magazine’s website.  You can download a variety of free desktop calendars!  Here are a few of my faves:

A new DIY and giveaway are coming soon so keep reading!

top 10 in 2011

I have to say, I am a little excited about the end of 2011.  The end of this year has been rough, and 2012 seems like one, big, clean slate.  I need one, big, clean slate…I mean, don’t we all?

In the anticipation of a new year and a fresh start, I have compiled a list of the top 10 posts from 2011.  Everyday Clever celebrated it’s 1 year anniversary in 2011 and I’m proud of how far it’s come.  This list wasn’t created based on statistics or “hits”.  It’s just a list that I came up with (in no particular order) based on how satisfied I was with the post (well, and a little feedback from others, too). 🙂

1. top ten fabrics of 2011

2. diy| t-shirt scarf

3. printable| “a freebie & a confession”

4. tutorial| lemon sugar scrub

5. video| 25 ways to tie a scarf

6. recipe| my favorite dessert

7. boots!

8. asa’s room: idea boards

9. my very favorite blogs

10. tutorial| moss covered letter

I hope you’ll enjoy browsing through some old material.  You never know what you might’ve forgotten about.

Which one was your favorite?!  I’d love to get your feedback!

See you in 2012, friends!