Never content with just one project under her belt, Vanessa is in the process of creating
multiple websites that highlight different areas of her personality and life.
These websites are currently under construction, and you are encouraged to check back often
for new content.
A Life You Want began as a blog to help others take charge of their lives.
Drawing from her personal experiences of struggling with her current status in life,
Vanessa decided to share her insights into how to use these struggles as a
jumping-off point to turn your life around and create the life you want.
Since its beginning, the blog sparked a book and series of e-books, and
Vanessa has plans on expanding the brand, as well, into a group of resources
that include a workshop or seminar, forums, and more individualized guidance.
Having two small children encouraged Vanessa to look for fun activities and events
for quality family time. Having very little money, however, meant that the activities
had to be very inexpensive. Finding activities that met the need proved time-consuming
and, at times, challenging. Hoping to help other families in a similar position,
Vanessa created Free Family Fun in Connecticut, a site that compiles ideas and
information, as well as updated event listings, to make cheap, quality time easy.
Having very little money has a way of making you evaluate several aspects of your life.
Being the take-charge kind of person, Vanessa has brainstormed and planned and explored
ways to survive and thrive while living with an empty wallet, and she shares what she's learned
on this site. A money site that focuses on the masses living paycheck-to-paycheck (or worse),
Vanessa hopes to educate others on the various aspects of their financial lives while showing
them that money doesn't have to control them if they don't want it to.
Drawing from her more creative side, while also incorporating her love of giving meaningful gifts
and her entrepreneurial spirit, Vanessa is creating "Your Gift Finders," a site that offers pages of
gift ideas for all recipients and occasions. In addition, she offers a variety of products for sale,
both hand-crafted gifts and mass-produced consumer goods.