Since the launch of my professional site, I’ve been busy scheduling speaking engagements, being interviewed, and trying to learn how Google calendar works. Google calendar has proven to be the most challenging for this old-fashioned gal! After realizing I had created several calendars all called the same thing with duplicate dates sprinkled about, I’ve got a better handle on it now. Yes, I have written these dates out in pencil on our calendar that hangs on the refrigerator in our kitchen, so I don’t forget to show up. Please consider yourself invited to all of these upcoming events (most are free!) and hopefully the rooms will be so packed, you’ll have to holler from the back row,
“Speak Up, Please!”
Here’s my speaking schedule for the next several months. All events take place in Portland, Oregon, unless otherwise noted. No, I’m not typing my speeches on this typewriter. I’m having my kids make Power-Point presentations for me. Even though I’ve pieced together this website on my own, I can’t (or is it won’t?) figure out Power-Point!
Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 2:00pm-3:00pm – How to Blog! What does it take to be a blogger? You’ll find that out and much more! Multnomah County Library, Belmont branch (my very own personal branch), meeting room. Free.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 from 6:30pm-7:30pm – Frugal living with style! Who wants to live frugally if you can’t do it with a little style? Come and find out how I’m putting fun into frugal! Multnomah County Library, Albina branch, meeting room. Free.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 2:30pm-4:30pm – How to set-up your very own WordPress.com blog, free version, not self-hosted. You will leave the 2-hour class with your blog set up!! This is a hands-on class. Multnomah County Library, North Portland branch, computer lab. Free. Computers are available but space is limited.
This is a rapid-fire look at some of the favorite techniques, gadgets, and secret ingredients of longtime food bloggers. From knife techniques, to best practices in recipe testing for a cookbook, these bloggers will let you in on their favorite trade secrets. Featuring Jennifer Perillo, Hank Shaw, Kathy Strahs, Sara Tetreault, and Sean Timberlake.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 3:00pm-4:00pm – Frugal living with style! Who wants to live frugally if you can’t do it with a little style? Come and find out how I’m putting fun into frugal! Multnomah County Library, Kenton branch, meeting room. Free.
There’s a nice little article about grocery shopping without coupons by Deseret News which I was interviewed for here, on-line edition. The article ran in their print edition as well. I’ve been contributing over at Kaia Magazine and the latest article I wrote for them is here. It’s a great on-line magazine that’s focus is on everyday sustainable living in real life.
And lastly, a heart-felt thank you, dear readers for reading, commenting, and sharing my blog. I truly appreciate your support. Let’s Go Gingham!
Please come and introduce yourself to me if you’re at any of these events…that’s been my favorite part of all of this…meeting new people and making new friends.