Arts & Crafts
Melody M. Nuñez is a freelance marketing writer and content creator. She earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Melody has created a wide range of content including blog posts, articles, website content, ads, case studies, promotional copy, and social media content.
She specializes in art, crafts, and quilting, and has written for for clients in multiple industries - including technology and non-profit.
Melody loves to travel, create art, spend time in nature, and see movies with her husband.
Arts & Crafts
You've heard of hacks, right? For the uninitiated, a "hack" is something unique you do to your planner that makes it work specifically for you - something that really tailors it to your life. Planner hacks are designed to save time, add efficiency, and make your planner easy and fun to use.
The holidays will be here before we know it, so let's take a moment now and face this challenge head-on: the excitement (and sometimes agony) that can come from handmaking holiday gifts for friends and family. Has anyone else ever overextended themselves? Felt rushed and panicked during the season of supposed peace and joy?
One of the best things about planners is how multi-functional and versatile they are. Not only can you manage your day-to-day life, but you can also focus on or document any number of different things in a planner's pages. Here are some of our favorite ways to use the Quilter's Planner.
What would you say if I told you that a prehistoric human tendency could make you a more productive quilter and planner user today? Sounds like a stretch? Maybe not as much as you might think... We humans have known for quite some time that belonging to a group focused on shared interests and a positive outcome has countless benefits.
It's easy to love pincushions. They're fun, functional, and are faster to make than a quilt! We've gathered five free pincushion patterns and tutorials from around the web, for your sewing pleasure. Will you make one, two, or all FIVE?
This article features both my writing and my artwork; it was published in Where Women Create magazine. The article highlights an art journaling program I created, coordinated, and taught to provide at-risk children in Southern California with a positive form of self-expression.
It's a universal experience: You decided to start using a planner (or exercise daily, or eat better, or give up soda, etc.). You started strong, kept it up for a while, and then stopped - for whatever reason. That snarky voice in your head tells you that your efforts were ruined, and it was all for nothing.
Hoffman Fabrics is a leader in batiks, and with their Me + You collection they're translating traditional batik methods into modern fabric design. Handmade in Bali by skilled artisans, Hoffman's Indah Batiks are a piece of fabric history - made modern! Today we're kicking off a giveaway for
Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet has designed the ultimate tool for the avid quilter. The Scrappy Project Planner! With over 200 useful pages for writing, scheduling and sketching, this incredible 7.5" x 9" planner is packed with everything you need, plus a few exciting bonuses!Undated =
Have you noticed that we love sharing FREE PATTERNS with you? It's true - we do! We're sweet that way, and are pleased to kick off August with another free pattern for a Shortcut Quilt. This new quilt is called Layer Cake Checkmate, and it's easy, quick and fun to stitch up.
Welcome to our first installment of the 2018 Quilter's Planner Designer Spotlight! Now that the planners are shipping, this is the perfect time to begin highlighting each of the designers/quilters that contributed a quilt and pattern to our 2018 planner. We know you're going to love their creations as much as we do!
We hope you enjoyed reading our recent post: Helpful Hacks for Your Quilter's Planner - Part 1. Have you implemented any of the ideas yet? We have! Today we're sharing Part 2 of 2 in our Helpful Hacks series. We've compiled some more hacks from our Quilter's Planner group on Facebook.
It's nearly autumn and Halloween approaches! To help you prepare for fall festivities, Ellison is kicking off a series of posts featuring DIY Halloween Costumes. Beginning today and winding down on September 25th, we'll be sharing nine different costumes you can create quickly and easily.
Welcome to our stop on the Sweet Orchard Blog Tour! Sweet Orchard is a darling new fabric collection by Down Grapevine Lane for Riley Blake Fabric, and we're pleased to help celebrate these sweet fabrics! We're excited to offer this collection at Fat Quarter Shop, and I LOVED
We love sharing tips and techniques to help you get the most out of your planner. Today we're sharing a method you can easily incorporate into both current and future years of your Quilter's Planner: Bullet Journaling. Bullet Journaling, also known as BuJo, was created by Ryder Carroll.
As we shared in a previous post, How to Use Bullet Journaling in Your Quilter's Planner, the Bullet Journal method (aka BuJo), first developed by Ryder Carrol, was created as a quick, easy, no-frills way to stay organized. Purists limit their Bullet Journals to the original concept: notebook, pen, symbols, and entries.
Teacher Planners and Life Planners are a fabulous combination of both fun and function. Not only do they help you plan and stay organized, they also bring creativity and beauty to life via the embellishments you can add to your planner.
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 5210 (Haley Rotter, Emma Muldorf, Addyson Koch) sets up donation box outside their home for neighborhood donations Girl Scouts of Orange County (GSOC) is hosting a brand new food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County - the Girl Scouts CAN DO! food drive.
Orange County Girl Scouts are selling nuts, chocolates, and magazines door-to-door and online through November 4, 2018. Booth sales begin October 26th in storefront locations across the county. Irvine, Calif. September, 26, 2018- Everyone knows Girl Scouts' famous cookies, but did you know there's a delicious Fall Product Program that supports girls' entrepreneurial development, too?
Determining how to back up your computer systems and data is one of the most important decisions your company can make. Company data can be vulnerable to a variety of attacks, from hackers, viruses, and ransomware to physical disasters such as floods and fires. The most common reason for loss of data is user error.
Dogs and Cats and Horses, Oh My! Wingmont Stables & Kennels has been in business for over four decades, and is committed to providing customers - and their furry friends - with the best customer service and care. Located on 74 acres, they specialize in boarding dogs, cats, and horses, and employ a staff of 15.
The shift between Cloud-based and in-house technology systems continues to be a hot topic in the computer world, and it's no wonder why. Cloud usage is growing by the day. In fact, public Cloud adoption will pass 50% in 2018, for the first time, according to CIO.
SIM2K is a Managed Service Provider based in Indianapolis. SIM2K's team of ten provides IT Consulting Services and helps organizations master complex business and technology issues. They primarily serve small to medium-size businesses and organizations in the midwest.
Fall is nearly here, and back to school season is in full swing. While students and their families are tasked with buying supplies like pencils, pens, binders and paper, school administrators and tech buyers have to think bigger. Is your campus prepared? In order for students to thrive, campuses must be efficient and well-connected.
Some 65% of customers prefer to contact a business by phone while only 24% are satisfied with just a web form for product purchases or service subscriptions, according to a study by Despite the dramatic increase in web-based business options, an effective phone system remains one of your most essential business tools.
Founded by CEO Matt Demaree, HTDNET offers whole office solutions - from computers and networks to phone systems. The firm provides their expertise and support to a wide range of businesses, from companies just starting up to established businesses interested in upping their technological game.
What are case studies and why should you care about them? A case study is an empirical inquiry that investigates a phenomenon within its real-life context, according to Wikipedia. Our EnGenius case studies investigate the "phenomenon" of how our telephony and Wi-Fi products solve problems for our small-to-midsize business customers in their real-life contexts.
A DuraFon SIP Case Study covering a deployment at Winter Park Resort including five bases and fourteen handsets. Inception Concepts also installed four external antennas; one indoors, and the other three were installed outdoors. The base stations reside "down the mountain" while the handsets go up with employees.
Auto dealership sales staff turnover is extremely high. In fact, annual turnover for sales staffers is a whopping 67%, according to So, what can auto dealerships do to help retain their staff (and their customers)? Automotive News. Long-range phones can help auto dealers with this tough challenge.