Lisa Mildon

Lisa Mildon is an offbeat geeky wordsmith, storyteller, and founder of Creatively Caffeinated. She has extensive editing and writing experience in non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and technical writing. In 2018, she graduated Summa Cum Laude at SNHU in Creative Writing and English. Lisa loves PC gaming, science fiction and is obsessed with traveling. A self-professed Whovian, she aspires to write for the TV series and in books. With her husband, they have 3 rescues, 2 adorable Rat Terriers, and 1 fat cat.
That Magical Diploma

That Magical Diploma

After spending countless hours consuming gallons of coffee and having at least one anxiety attack a week for 3 years, I finally graduated with my bachelor’s degree, with honors even. Now, in my mind, graduating with such top grades and honors, I thought surely I would snag that magical decent-paying writer’s job. Potential employers would…

Anticipation

Anticipation

Lately, my life has been undergoing some very drastic changes. We’re moving across the country for my husband’s job. I need to find a job in a new city with my new career. We need to fix up the house and sell it; all in a span of a month! Add me trying to finish…

Tiny by Design Part 3

Tiny by Design Part 3

So many decisions to make and so much information to digest. That’s how my husband and I felt as we continued our research project into going tiny. As with any traditional home, you’re going to need to put something on that skeleton (framework) of your home. And as with traditional homes, tiny houses tend to…

Tiny by Design

Tiny by Design

Decisions to make when choosing tiny living. So, what is all the fuss about tiny houses? Just what does the Tiny House Movement mean? The true origins aren’t entirely known, but many point directly to Sarah Susanka’s book “The Not So Big House” as at least one catalyst of the current movement. A tiny home…

Burnout – The 21st Century Malady

Burnout – The 21st Century Malady

As I am plowing through one course after another, my momentum slows. However, I cannot sit on my laurels. I have zero energy to keep the fast pace that I have over the past year. Is this senior-itis? Or something else? For me personally, there are multiple factors to my situation. I work full time…

How I Survive Each Semester Illustrated By Doctor Who

How I Survive Each Semester Illustrated By Doctor Who

Eleven Stages of my Average Semester As we are nearing the end of another semester, I’m sure all of us college students are going through a plethora of emotions. From the excitement of starting a class you’ve been longing to take to the final relief at the end of a long, challenging semester, Peter Capaldi’s…

Mental Illness Is Not A Stigma

Mental Illness Is Not A Stigma

May is Mental Health Awareness Month It all began in 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) started an awareness campaign to educate the masses about mental illnesses. With this campaign in mind, MHA hoped to erase the stigma of having mental illnesses by educating the uninformed on what it was all about and that these conditions are something…

The Silly World Of Rat Terriers As Told By Jax And Amber

The Silly World Of Rat Terriers As Told By Jax And Amber

10 Traits and Facts About Rat Terriers Almost 4 years ago, my husband and I found the cutest little rescue pup. With her hazel colored eyes and small brown nose nudging my hand through the cage, my heart melted. I read her biography card…hmmm, a rat terrier? I knew next to nothing about the breed…

8 Reasons Why I’m Joining The Tiny House Movement

8 Reasons Why I’m Joining The Tiny House Movement

It’s not just a fad. Several years ago, I had a major epiphany. After being so unhappy in my current job, I decided something had to change. I lived, ate, and breathed technology. I spent 10 plus hours a day working on a computer or some other electronic device. I had no life. I’d come…

The Quilt So Soft

The Quilt So Soft

A poem written in Rondeau form One may ask, what is a Rondeau poem? It is a poem that contains fifteen lines that have two rhymes throughout the poem. Typically the first few words or entire phrase from the first line get repeated twice. These words or phrase is called a refrain which is an excellent indicator…

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