Beware of friends bearing gifts!

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        Gift Noun 1.    a thing  given willingly to someone without payment; a present   Prize Noun 1.    a thing given as a reward to the winner of a competition or race in recognition of another outstanding achievement. Adjective 1.    (esp. of something entered in a competition) having been or likely to be awarded a prize.   Ahemmm; pardon me while I step up on my soapbox for a minute......   Lately … [Read more...]

Games, Growing Up and Being Real

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    What a difference a day can make. Yesterday I was posting on Facebook about the new movie coming out, a prequel to “Gone With the Wind”, chatting how I was looking forward to seeing it this fall. And a few hours later I was so upset I could hardly see straight. Please let me explain, first off, I am a joyful person, love roses and babies, and would give you the shirt off my back.  I have a happy life and a heart full of hope and gratitude. So as they say, … [Read more...]

Be Who You Must Be

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  "I don’t know where you are on your path
 I have never stood in your shoes
 I see not with your eyes. I know not what your purpose is here
 In this stage of your evolution
 But I feel blessed to know you
 As you are not in my life by chance
 And you are my teacher
 As I hope you learn from me
 I pray I show reverence to you
 I pray not to judge you
 I wish to let you be
 Who you are
 Who you dream of being
 I will … [Read more...]

Top Ten March 2014

Deborah DeLoreto Martin

There is an obvious theme this month! Gentlemen, I'm sorry if you feel a bit left out. But, you may want to plan ahead for Mother's Day! HINT HINT   Deb DeLoreto Martin - My workout buddy, Mary Kay enthusiast, and all around sweetheart. If you don't know her, you should!         TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Lifting Serum is great for adding volume and lift! You can talk to Deb about how to get your … [Read more...]

Please Wait, Self-Adjustment in Operation!

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I recently attempted to make some copies on one of those large copy machines and it didn’t seem to be responding. As my patience was waning, I looked down and noticed the message it was showing me: Please wait, self-adjustment in operation. That simple, machine generated message struck me as very profound. There are times when we humans could use one of these messages displayed on our own foreheads.   There have been times in my life that I have become aware of the need to make … [Read more...]

Top Ten February 2014

Vanessa Cassani

      Vanessa Cassani is a sweet friend who has just launched her healthy living blog, Live Simply Natural. Please welcome her and check out some of her inspiring ideas and recipes.       Project Eve named us one of the Top 22 Essential Websites for Women last year and we want to return the favor. Check out some of their articles. I think you will enjoy the reading!       It seems like just when I find a … [Read more...]

I might not be rocking the boat but that doesn’t mean I’m ready to set sail!

We never lose friends.

  Don’t ever confuse politeness with agreement. Have you ever been pressured by a friend or an acquaintance to jump onboard with something that they are passionate about? I seem to get this a lot. While I am happy for others who have found something they absolutely love, I can’t possibly sail away on every ship in the sea! After all, I have my own ship to navigate! I would love to shore up everyone with encouragement but I’ve learned that seems to send conflicting … [Read more...]

Shampoo Bowl Shenanigans

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  Christmas is over and it’s time to get prepared to ring in the New Year.  You know what that means….off to the salon.  If you haven’t already made an appointment for hair and nails, then good luck getting in my friends!!  Kathryn and I have been going to Louis at Visible Changes over twenty years for our hair and we have seen and experienced all kinds of things at the salon.  It is a perfect place for people watching and such.  But one of things that we have always joked … [Read more...]

What are your resolutions for 2014?

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It’s the time of year when many people are pondering what their New Years Resolutions will be. For many it will be to lose weight or get into shape. Some will strive to build/ start their own business or write a book. Other popular resolutions include learning new languages, cleaning out the garage, redesigning some part of a house, getting a makeover and improving on oneself is some way. The simplicity of my resolution may surprise you!   Most of the time I wear many hats, as I’m … [Read more...]

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday …….

Black Friday shoe department

It’s that time of year again when we tend to go to herculean lengths to shop for the holidays. For the last few years I have avoided getting caught up in the craziness of the holiday madness but this year I actually ventured out to the mall on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Cindy and I were in the shoe department of Macy’s and I tell you there were shoes flying everywhere. The sales people were overwhelmed with requests. Boxes were stacked up several feet high everywhere you could see. Cindy … [Read more...]