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Ainsley McDougal
Works at Digital Pure LLC
Attended James Madison University
Lives in Southern VA
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Rhubarb Apple Dessert is the perfect thing for outdoor eating  - BBQs, parties, etc
A portable dessert to bring with you, everywhere.
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Love this recipe for Shrimp + Grits Style Risotto, except I'd substitute quinoa for the arborio rice and I'd use homemade chicken stock instead of the fish stock. (I always think fish stock has an aftertaste.)
I went to Charleston a few years ago with my cousin Toni, to write a piece about the restaurants down there. At almost every restaurant we visited, it seemed, Toni ordered the Shrimp and Grits and declared them the best Shrimp and Grits she'd ever had. And we did have some really great versions. Rather than gloppy and too rich and downright soul-annihilating, like a lot of Yankee takes on the dish I've had, these were comforting with distinctive ...
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In honor of #SBW14  I'm attending virtual events and mentoring other SBOs. What are you doing to celebrate this week?
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New photo studio tent for my food photography. Woohoo! 
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Give a guy a laptop and teach him to code - he'll achieve his dreams. #Philanthropy isn't always about money. 
If I'd have heard about what this guy was planning to do before it all played out, I might have thought he was unrealistic or maybe even condescending. But...
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Thanks to Crepes of Wrath, I'll be dreaming about this fresh strawberry cake tonite!
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Cherry Pie Bars from Joy The Baker - I know she intends for them to be dessert, but I say breakfast is the perfect time for these little yummies. I mean picture it, sitting on my deck on a gorgeous summer morning sipping a homemade latte and gnoshing on these fruit bars. WOW!
I was standing in line at the corner store just trying to be still.  I'm pretty sure I was a ticking time bomb and the slightest nudge would have been catastrophic. I had just walked half a mile wi...
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I mostly agree with what +Brian Gardner said in his latest blog post about "bleeding all over your blog"...  Most people, myself included, have a tendency to portray our lives in the best possible light, especially in social media circles.

For myself, that's intentional because the public at large doesn't need to know every struggle of mine. I have a rule about sharing struggles, which is that I don't share them until I have a corresponding victory to share. Only those closest to me get to hear about the struggle before the victory. This is a personal choice I've made for my own life, my marriage, and my business ventures.

But let's be honest, authenticity is not the same as intimacy when it comes to what you write. I'm very authentic - in person and online - never failing to share the humorous or embarrassing moments that make up my daily life. THAT is what makes me... ME. And I wish more people would share THOSE aspects of their personality and daily life.

Thanks for sharing, Brian!
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I've seen a huge contrast among all the managers I've either had or observed closely. I think #6 on this list is especially true in typical corporations - promotions are based partially on those who "play along" instead of expertise or leadership skills. And I'm fairly certain most would agree with this assessment. 
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Homemade latte + loved ones = perfect moment. Merry Christmas!
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CEO & Co-Founder, Digital Pure LLC
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Small Business Consultant, WordPress Websites, and Social Media Consultant.
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  • Digital Pure LLC
    CEO | Co-Founder, 2008 - present
    Manage corporate operations and client projects. Oversee independent website developers who work on various client websites, client brand monitoring, and social media consultations.
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Southern VA
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Northern VA
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PO Box 374 Newbern, VA 24126-0374
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Geek, WordPress Ninja, Graphics Designer, Unabashed Foodie... I LOVE to laugh!
Introduction
Professionally I have a varied background in General IT and graphics design. Over the years I've honed my skills as a Project Manager, IT Consultant, and Designer.

Currently, I'm studying to earn my Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.

As co-founder of Digital Pure, I oversee all projects, social media coaching for clients, and website development.

You can read a few of the articles I wrote on NVAR's website.

On a personal note, I am a voracious reader of classic fiction (Tolstoy, Asimov, Dickens), non-fiction, business books, poetry and anything that piques my interest. My hobbies are: cooking (gluten-free), photography, and learning new languages-currently learning French.

Specialties: Design skills for print, web, media and logo. Corporate branding. Social media. SEO. WordPress website design, customization and implementation. Project Management.
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I once killed a cactus, by accident.
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  • James Madison University
    Business & Information Technology
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