I spend my days writing php, html, javascript, and css. I spend enough time in Terminal that it could be my vacation home. And I love all sorts of techie gadgets. I’m High Tech.

I grew up in a small town. I love NASCAR. I love country music. And I’ve got a (not so secret) thing for cowboys. I’m a Redneck.

I’m sensitive. I’m emotional. I’m a Woman.

Welcome to my home on the web. Please take off your boots and put your ringer on silent.

High Tech

Bitbucket & Composer

Posted December 29, 2015

The next step in my Laravel self-education is building my own packages and figuring out how to pull them into a project, using Composer, when … Continue Reading

Adding Foundation 5 to a Laravel 5 Application

Posted November 10, 2015

Last month I wrote about getting started with Laravel 5. In that post, I outlined the steps to get a bare bones Laravel application up … Continue Reading

Git Tip: Exclude All But One Vendor Package

Posted October 29, 2015

I am currently working on a project where I am pulling in several php packages via Composer. One of the packages doesn’t quite do everything … Continue Reading

Getting Started with Laravel 5

Posted October 13, 2015

A little over a year ago, I decided that I wanted to learn Laravel. I had seen quite a few tweets about the framework and … Continue Reading

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Country Home

Posted October 25, 2015

While I may be a high tech broad, I’m more comfortable with my redneck side. I love making websites, but I’m more at home listening to … Continue Reading

My 2015 Chase Grid

Posted September 18, 2015

It’s that time of year again. The Chase is starting this weekend. I should probably put together my Chase grid. I didn’t do very well … Continue Reading

Our Government Hard at Work

Posted February 15, 2011

While reading my tweets on my lunch break, I ran across a tweet by Nate Ryan about a House rep from MN proposing an amendment … Continue Reading

Aggressive vs. Tantrum

Posted March 7, 2010

If you know me (either IRL or online), you know that I’m a NASCAR fan. I am a passionate NASCAR fan. I am a fan … Continue Reading

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Fitness Status Report: 2015 Year End

Posted January 1, 2016

Now that we’ve moved from 2015 to 2016, I wanted share the progress in my “get healthy” movement (I need a better name LOL). I thought … Continue Reading

Dear Santa

Posted December 21, 2015

Hey Santa. What’s up? Sorry I’m writing so late in the holiday season. I didn’t really have anything that I wanted to ask you for. I’m … Continue Reading

Feta & Pesto Chicken Rolls

Posted October 21, 2015

I watch the Food Network a LOT. If I’m not watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory or Criminal Minds, I’m watching the Food Network. When I’m watching … Continue Reading

Bucket List Revisited

Posted October 14, 2015

My birthday is one month from today. And it’s gonna be a big one. The big FOUR-OH. Oh HELL NO! I hate admitting that that’s … Continue Reading

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