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How’s it going, Lara?

Things are going *really well* for me right now, and that calls for a blog post! This one is much more personal than my posts usually are, but it’s healthy to open up a bit now and again, right?

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Europe Trip/Talks: Recap + Photos

I have returned from my three-week romp around Europe, book-ended with talks at CSSConf EU and WordCamp EU. Here’s a recap along with some photos.

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2017: Year in Review What’s up, 2018!

My 2017 Year In Review post ended up morphing into a longer article, so for now, here are some goals and plans for 2018. They can be boiled down to WordPress, Computer Science studies, and writing.

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A few things I’m excited about

Adjusting to life in LA has taken a lot longer and a lot more work than I anticipated. I find myself re-discovering my work and learning habits, but I’m finally starting to feel back in the game after my break earlier this year. Here are a few things I’m particularly excited about.

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Miscellaneous Updates

Workspace of late

I quite enjoy seeing other people’s workspaces, particularly the people I only know of through online means. I have finally figured out a work routine I’m happy with here in Los Angeles. I can’t say I’m sold on the city quite yet, but that’s another blog post. For now, here are my tools of the trade.

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Plans and Pens for notlaura.com v3

There are a lot of fun technologies that have matured since I took my ski-bum sabbatical over the winter, and I am doing my best to bring my skills back up to speed. They weren’t all that far behind, but given my newfound motivation and availability for side projects, I’m really excited to delve into […]

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Updates Soon-ish

I’m in the process of a light rebranding effort, primarily updating this site to be less oriented around attracting business and more oriented to me as a developer/individual. This site’s design has been the same for almost five years and, although I still love it, my goals have changed significantly; I’m currently looking for a […]

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Back in business!
An update from sunny LA.

While my few month ski-bum sabbatical was enjoyable and revitalizing, I now realize that mountains, fresh air, and care-free living are totally overrated. Err…what I’m trying to say is I took my break and am ready to get back to business.

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Ski bum sabbatical

I currently write from my new home at Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge in Alta, UT. I’ve made quite the transition from life in New York City. After a few months back at home in Pittsburgh, I have migrated to Utah for a ski bum sabbatical at Alta, a ski resort outside of Salt Lake City. I’ll […]

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Sassy WordPress and some updates

A recap of my talk “Sassy WordPress” along with some updates I’ll add should I give the talk again.

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What I’m Up To

I’ve been working my tail off: Simple Sassy Starter MTNmeister WP site (created with Timber) DiJiFi site redesign (also with Timber) Angular Wireframing Kit Many a blog posts about these in the icebox – coming soon-ish!

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New Workshop! Getting Started with Sass

Sass is “CSS with Superpowers” and infinitely awesome. But maybe you don’t feel like spending an entire weekend pounding your head against your laptop, figuring out how to get set up. Come to this evening workshop and we’ll walk through it all, step by step. You’ll have Sass up and running in your projects by the end of the night!

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New workshop! Responsive CSS layouts

CSS layouts are tough…I don’t care who you are! Floats and clearfixing are just hard concepts to grasp, and building layouts in CSS the proper way is no small feat. Come to this evening workshop and learn to create your own responsive layouts. Where and when, you ask? August 21, 7-9pm at New Work City […]

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I’m talking at WordCamps

That’s right, WordCamps…plural! I will be presenting at both the New York City and Montreal WordCamps in August. And what will I be talking about? Read on, my friend. Freelancing: Real Talk (NYC, August 2-3) Description: How much do you charge? How do you price? How long does it take you to make a custom […]

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New Workshop! Portfolio Site in a Day-ish

Calling all website-less visual artists! You’ve been putting your website off for a while now, right? Come to this two session workshop and leave with a fully functioning portfolio site. We will create websites using WordPress and the theme WPFolio. The workshop will be limited to 4 people to ensure everyone gets the most out […]