Free High Resolution Photos

A quick shout out to Ryan McGuire at Bells Design for taking the time to take photos - and especially for sharing them via If you are like me, finding photographs to spruce up web design projects without stepping on toes via licensing issues is a project in itself. This is a great idea and one that I'm playing with the idea of implementing here on my site as well. You just never know when all of those shots might help someone out and in my opinion, if we can help one another … [Read more...]

How to Change Top Navigation Icon Color

Quite a while back I had a reader ask about how to change the color of the rollover icons in the top navigation of the Montezuma theme. His question also included other areas that can't be changed via CSS but I think it's safe to assume that the process for those will be the same - just a matter of figuring out what exactly the image file is. If anyone needs step-by-step help with that, feel free to let me know and I will do my best to get it posted. Before we jump in, I'd like to say thank you … [Read more...]

Montezuma Theme Header

After several people leaving comments & emailing to ask about how I was able to place my logo in the header I thought I'd do a step-by-step post. If you're like me, I don't want to wait on someone to respond - especially if I can find the info to help me learn as I go. Let's get started.. Step 1 Login to your Dashboard and find your way around to Appearance > Montezuma Options           Step 2 Now find your way to Sub … [Read more...]

Yoast SEO for WP

My latest adventure in building my online presence has included getting the SEO plugin from Yoast installed and trying to make sense of it all. A lot has changed since the last time I tried my hand at any type of real effort toward search engine optimization and although I must admit, search results have hugely improved over the years. At the same time, it seems everything I once knew no longer applies. Thus far, what I've learned is to make sure I have a meta title & description so I'm … [Read more...]

What Are You Doing?

I suppose like a lot of people, I've been reflecting on the past year - what I've accomplished, what I didn't, and what I intend to strive for in 2013. The majority of my time is spent between work & college, which doesn't leave much time after it's all said and done. With that said, I started college about two years ago and if you had told me that I could find the time to finish all of the homework I've completed in that two years - I would have said you were nuts! So... on goes the quest … [Read more...]


A few months ago I ran across a group of women online that have added to my personal quest to find balance in life. They share about what works for them professionally as well as personally. It's one of those avalanche things in life that has helped countless others & if you're intrigued and would like to know more, read Valerie Sparks of Sparkling Social post at:   If you'd like to check out the group … [Read more...]