Author: Xiuhcoati

High Fashion for that alluring “Writer” look!

This year I’ve been working extremely hard on building my freelance writing business so I can stay home full time with my children. My efforts have resulted in many wonderful clients whom I adore, and landed me a couple regular jobs ghost writing in, of all things, the fashion industry. My daily jaunts into fashion Read More

NaNoWriMo for the Broken Wristed

I don’t really have a broken wrist, but sometimes it feels like I might as well have. I suffer from the beginnings of carpal tunnel, made worse by the fact that I spend my whole day scissoring and then come home to write 5-6000 words every day. When I finish writing for all my clients Read More

Puppy PreK: Stay

“Stay” is actually a highly complex skill, that not all pre-k puppies are ready for. Even if your puppy is unable to master this command however, practicing it can help your puppy down the road by strengthening his base commands, teaching him self control, and helping him raise the threshold for his base commands without Read More

The Otaku’s Wife: Time to cry now with “Shelter”

This stupid anime got me right in the feels. Its not even a proper anime, but a music video just 6 minutes long. In it we meet Rin. Rin spends her life in a virtual reality simulator, and creates new and beautiful worlds for herself every day. As time progresses, Rin discovers why she is Read More

Experiment: Can your writing really improve from those writing books?

Check out a bookstore or library, and you’ll be sure to find a shelf on writing somewhere. This shelf often doesn’t house a few forgotten tomes on literature, but are filled to the brim with flashy looking books that promise you the ability to write better. “Advice from your favorite author! Write like a pro! Read More

Puppy PreK: Come when called

If you teach your dog no other command, make sure he knows this one. Recall is not just handy for bringing him in from the back garden, it can help find him when he is lost or keep him away from a dangerous threat. Luckily, recall is also the easiest of all the commands we Read More

Free Photo Friday: Mount Rainier

These photos are free to use on your blog, website, etc. Rules: The photos are free, the bandwidth is not. If you hot-link the pictures, you will discover much to your embarrassment that the picture you are using on your website is suddenly not the one you picked out. If you don’t want an advertisement Read More

The Otaku’s Wife: What is it with anime and panty shots, anyway?

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Planting Beans: More Than You Ever Wanted To Know

Growing your own garden vegetables is an exciting adventure in self sufficiency. Not only can you save a small fortune and score yourself an unlimited supply of fresh, organic vegetables, you also do a good thing for the planet by reducing your carbon footprint. If you want a great starter crop that is easy to Read More

That precious moment when your husband truly understands you.

  My husband created this for me. He has seen how hard I’ve been working on my writing, and I really appreciate him. <3 Read More

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