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Motivational Monday {Purpose}

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Sometimes Monday mornings can be rough and when things are out of control, it’s easy to think life is out of control.  Take a deep breath, place your hand over your heart and know that you are here for a purpose.  Don’t give up.

Motivational Monday - Purpose

Why Are All My Thoughts In Blog Titles?

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Seriously? Why Are All My Thoughts In Blog Titles? (and what category do I pin this to?)A funny thing happened on the way to making my blog more personal.  All my thoughts turned into blog titles! Really! Big, flashing, titles in all caps!

Seriously. I’d have a thought and would immediately think “I need to write that down. That could be the title of my next post that will go viral!”

As the owner of a business, a blogger, a Facebooker (is that a word yet?), a Tweeter, a Pinner, every waking thought — and a few dreams — become targets for the next big post that will draw hundreds of thousands of clicks and comments to my website that will raise my Goggle Page Rank and hopefully, my sales, and the word “V – I – R – A – L” appears in flashing neon lights somewhere off to the right of my line of sight in purple neon tubing.

Just this morning while I was busy pinning away on my Pinterest account from my iPad while still laying in bed watching the sun come up, I wondered, “What time do Pinners start Pinning?” as no one had repinned any of my stuff in the past hour…then, Oh! that could be the title to my next post (so don’t steal it before I have it written, please.)

I mean why do we all do it all? “It” uses up a TON of time we could be doing other things, like reading the next up-in-coming chick lit best seller, painting our nails, cleaning the kitchen…NOT. What drives us to blog, to pin, to post to think in Blog Titles or Post Titles or Pins?

Please leave me a comment and let me know why you do what you do so I have some more justifications for doing all this and my hopes for viral blog titles might become a reality. And while you’re here, would you mind shopping or browsing our party invitations, party favors, note cards…?

P.S.  I think the pinners are awake and pinning as I now have 3 more Pinterest followers in the time it took to wrote this post…thanks!

Was the First Week of 2013 a Bust?

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Ok. It’s Sunday night. January 6th. It’s just hours away from the start of the 7th day of the first week of the new year. I’m trying to decide if I’ve already wasted 140 hours or was I just thinking about how to start 2013. Here are some random thoughts:Happy 2013

  1. I’ve read all these great blog posts that recapped 2012 month by month. I decided I was so glad 2012 was gone, I don’t want to relive it even to blog about it.
  2. I did not to make any New Year’s resolutions. Oh, well. I never wrote them down and rarely gave them a second thought after the initial thought was formed. (Sorry, Dr. Oz.)
  3. I tried to come up with intentions instead (thanks, Pat! my friend since I was 15) and failed.
  4. I tried to come up with one word to summarize my hopes/dreams/aspirations/etc. for 2013 and couldn’t narrow it down to one word.
  5. I will find my perspective. I got that from a commercial and I’m still trying to figure out what it means.
  6. I need to schedule digital detox time. (That excludes texting my son who is in college 15 hours away!)
  7. How can I run on-line “digital” businesses while digitally detoxing?
  8. Would online ignorance lead to real life bliss?
  9. I refuse to get addicted to my new iPhone (my son’s old phone when he got my upgrade, hmmmm), once I learn how to work it
  10. I realized that even though I’ve been blogging for years, I must not be blogging “right.” Where are the people that were supposed to flock to my blogs and comment, comment, comment?
  11. I need to improve my blog post titles.
  12. I need to write more personal blog posts.
  13. Does anyone read my blog? Ever? (Thanks sis, I know you tune in.)
  14. In two weeks, when I’m over my broken foot (from gracefully falling down my stairs a few weeks ago), I will start, again, to exercise.
  15. I will loose my pregnancy weight (Hah! I’ll let you in on the joke – my son is now 22)
  16. Fat is an adjective (Al Rocker says so.)
  17. I will start juicing … again. It works.
  18. I will get more sleep (without sleeping later and hitting the snooze.)
  19. I will make my bed every morning. Yesterday I decided that did not include weekends.
  20. Work on procrastination. After 12 years, I managed to buy (on sale!) and get my husband to hang, drapes in our den.
  21. This post could go on forever, but it’s time for The Good Wife.

So, how have the first six days of the new year been for you? Let me know…please…comment, comment, comment.

If You Don’t Like The Road You’re On…

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

One of my favorite things on Pinterest is the beautiful inspirational quotes – funny quotes are right up there too.

Source: via Kel on Pinterest


Honey, How Was Your Day?

Friday, April 27th, 2012

To all us working moms!

Working Mom

A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden, The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found …an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall,  in the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. (more…)

But It’s Not a Carefree Day in May

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012


On this day in February, I find myself daydreaming of spring. While I live in Southern California, and yes, it was 80 degrees on Sunday for the Super Bowl, it is still a day in February, not a glorious carefree day in May.

Photo by MonikaElenaPhoto

Calories Are Little Creatures That…

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Calories are little creatures that...


Real Men Don’t Love the Girl Who…

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Real men love the girl who...

I love catchy little sayings that make me smile and make me think.

Wouldn’t Life be Perfect If…

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Wouldn't Life be Perfect If...

Source: Pinterest

Feng Shui Wedding Gift Ideas

Monday, June 20th, 2011

If you’re tired of giving the same old wedding and bridal shower gifts, why not consider these wedding gift ideas inspired by Feng Shui?

  1. Anything in pairs — Giving two of something, from lamps to vases filled with flowers or candles in beautiful candle holders, helps create a sense of balance. The newlyweds can place the items on their respective nightstands for good Feng Shui, or place both items in the romance corner of their home or the master bedroom.
  2. Anything in red – Red, pink, rose and similar colors promote passion in a relationship, so anything red makes a good bridal shower gift, from red lingerie to red pillows.
  3. Anything made of ceramic or porcelain – Earth is the element associated with the romance trigram of the ba gua, so items representing this element will bring good luck to the couple. A pair of red ceramic objects — hearts, cranes or a symbol with significance to the bride and groom — would be the perfect Feng Shui wedding or bridal shower gift.

Article by Ken Lauher. For more on Feng Shui, check out his blog A Natural Approach to Balancing Your Life

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