Girls4Sport Ordinary Heroes Contest

Surf and swim apparel designer Girls4Sport will honor inspiring women with its “Ordinary Heroes” essay contest. Girls4Sport invites participants to nominate the women in their lives—mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends—who have accomplished extraordinary things or inspired others dream bigger and better. The contest entry deadline is August 30, 2009. To nominate a hero, visit:

Anna Wants to Be a Sports Writer

I’m at the age where I need to start thinking about where I want to go to college and what I want to go to college for. For a while now, I have known what I want to do. I’ve grown up around sports, and my dad is writer, so naturally, I put those two things together.

My Apologies for the Broken Forms

Thanks to Michelle for alerting me that my forms were not working.  YIKES!!!  I tracked down the problem and apparently when my site was recently migrated to a new server, the image verification process for all of my forms was broken. I thought it got awfully quiet around here! Anyway…I just fixed the issue and  [Read More]

Amelia Earhart Movie Trailer

I’ve said before I’m not a movie buff, but when Hollywood makes movies like this one, I take notice. I am totally looking forward to seeing this one. I might even fork over the cash to see it at the movie theater! Looks fabulous. Hilary Swank and Richard Gere…good combination. Check out the trailer….

My Biggest Secret to Success

When we hear “secrets to success” we often think about big, scary words like “discipline” and “time-management” or “perseverance”. It’s easy to think that success only comes to those who work around the clock and never have time for fun and relaxation because they are always 100% focused. I’m here to tell you that’s a load of crap. ;)

If I had to pick one thing that has helped me reach my goals, it would be the very simple act of following up. Yup – that’s it – follow up. That’s the big secret. Sounds pretty straightforward, right? So why is it such powerful tool and how can it be used effectively?

If you play sports, you probably already know about follow up. Your coach has hopefully drilled that message into your head. Follow up in sports can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Lack of follow up can result in missing a rebound or a goal shot. Whatever you set into motion as an athlete, you better be prepared to follow up and deal with the results.

You alone are responsible

While I am definitely a team player, it may sound like heresy to tell you not to rely on other people. It’s not about trust or lack of faith in the other person’s abilities. Not at all.

Girls Can’t WHAT? Featured on WCIA

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Amber Jenne at one of our local tv stations, WCIA, for their morning show.  It was fun and exciting and I wanted to share the two segments with my friends and family who are outside of the viewing area. Go to WCIA’s web site and  [Read More]

Girls Can’t Be Pastors


Living up to my word of drawing the most popular designs first, I am adding a Pastor design to the Girls Can't WHAT? Collection after receiving an influx of requests for a female preacher. While women pastors are more prevalent these days, they are still few in number. Who says girls can't preach? Some of my all-time favorite speakers at my church have been highly intelligent and very knowledgeable women.

You can find this and <a href="">more women pastor designs</a> in the Girls Can't WHAT? Gift Shop.

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Like this one? Leave me some feedback or <a href="">make a new design request</a>. I'm always looking for ideas. :)

Your Feedback is Requested

Over the last six months, I’ve done a lot of behind the scenes work to change the way Girls Can’t WHAT? operates. I based my changes off of advice from experts, comments from customers and ideas I picked up along the way. The changes have been gradual and other than the theme colors dramatically changing, they may have gone unnoticed. What I want to do is clarify what draws you here…

I want to know:

  • What interests you?
  • Do you like the “share your story”?
  • Do you like my blog?
  • Do you like my artwork?
  • What do you love?
  • What do you hate?
  • What new things would you like to see on Girls Can’t WHAT?

I’m just trying to fine tune my work and your honesty is much appreciated. Leave your feedback in the comments. I’m listening. :)

Ways To Stay Engaged With Your Dreams

Even though I love to set goals and work towards my dreams, sometimes I’m just not motivated to do anything about them. That may seem crazy because if a dream is that important to us then we should be motivated to stay on task and keep things rolling, right?

Wrong. If you haven’t noticed by now, life likes to throw curve balls. We get mentally drained, distracted or overloaded with other things. Whenever I feel like my goals are stalling or I’m not getting there fast enough, I use the following ideas to keep myself motivated.