Monday, April 30, 2012


Tori Amos - Carry

Friday, April 27, 2012

Gratitude Friday

I am thankful for...
1. a good trip to Denver
2. a nice time with Michael's parents
3. Five Guys Burgers
4. possibilities of Tammy coming to visit again soon
5. Michael having work

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Happy Secret to Better Work

From TED - Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

Basically he is talking about if we are happy we work better.  But just like the way he framed it and said it.  

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


We had such an amazing week!  A friend of ours from Chicago, Tammy, visited and we just all have a great time and it didn't matter what we did - it could be hanging around the house or doing day trips - everything was so fun.  Michael schedule was kind of clear and free for her visit but of course when you own your own business - things happen. So we didn't get to do all the things we had planned but we still had a great time. She is such a pleasure to be around.  She just went with it and offered to pitch in and help when a big project came up.  So thankful for all she did while she was here. It really helped us out.

She is a shutterbug so she took over 1000 photos while here.  Michael and I took some photos too but I only took a handful as I was with 2 people who are the real photographers in our bunch. 

But here is a couple of my photos...this was on the Colorado National Monument which is about 10 mins away from us. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sarah Fimm

This video is odd - odd in a good way for me. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Gratitude Friday

I am thankful for..
1. Tammy being here
2.  a great week
3.  good laughs
4. day trips
5. sharing our beautiful state with Tammy

* a photo from the Colorado National Monument - one place we went this week

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Credo for Making It Happen

I adore Danielle LaPorte.  She really speaks to me in ways that have helped Michael with his business but also helped me with my art.  She now has a book The Fire Starter Sessions. Before she wrote the book - it was an ebook/eworkbook and I have it and it is excellent so I know the book will be great and plan on getting it. But this video she did as a little teaser for the book is excellent and inspiring.

Monday, April 16, 2012


When cleaning, having music on is a MUST for me. Michael came into the bedroom while I was spring cleaning and I was being a Dancing I was dancing and dusting to ABBA.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Gratitude Friday

I am thankful for...
1. Tammy arriving tomorrow
2. the house being clean - scrubbed and shiny
3. enjoying the feeling of cleaning and getting rid of stuff - it just always makes me feel lighter
4. photos of family and friends - I ordered some photos and changed out some old photos for the new photos
5. beautiful spring weather

Thursday, April 12, 2012

In a Few Days...

In a few days, we will be having a very good friend visiting us.  I can't wait to see her and just sit and talk.  I have been crazy cleaning. It is spring cleaning with the frenzy on top of people coming to visit.  I do this when Michael's parents visit and when mine do too.

I have a menu planned and hope she feels like she is being spoiled when here.  I know she deserves to be spoiled.

I have tried a few cleaning techniques and homemade cleaners I have seen on Pinterest and they worked well. I will give a review of them later.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cup of her Heart

From Danielle LaPorte's blog back in 2009 but just love it...
"A woman makes a cup of her heart. She carries your concerns and fears with you, for you. When your eyes fill up with teary news, so do hers. It happens with women you’ve known for years, with women you just met at the grocery store, in the ladies room, in a prayer circle. She carries your story with her. She mixes honey with it and re-tells it to you and helps you notice how great you’re doing, in spite of everything, because of everything."

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I feel like life is moving a little too fast right now.  Since coming back from Christmas vacation - it just seems like it has been one thing after another.  We came home with colds from Christmas vacation and then got hit with colds/flu in March again. Really the March flu was the worst I have felt in probably over 10 years.  I don't know if it just me getting older so bones ache more and body breaking down so I feel the flu more-so then I did when I was young and could run around even when sick.  But this flu did me in. Really 2 weeks of really being down with it and then a 3rd week with just the cough left.  After that I started spring cleaning, which I normally do but this time I needed to get it done quickly as we are having a very good friend visit.  So from the end of the flu to when she visits isn't a lot of time.  But I will manage and get things done so that we can have a great time when she arrives. We can't wait to show off our beautiful state to her.

So as I stated life feels like it is moving fast and I really need it to slow down a bit - and I am hoping that while she is here I can relax a little and have some fun.  I am really looking forward to her visit.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Friday, April 06, 2012

Gratitude Friday

I am thankful for...
1. getting rid of things not needed
2. laughing
3. hugs
4. spring flowers
5. renewed energy

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Spring Cleaning

I have been on a whole house spring cleaning extravaganza. I have been cleaning every little thing but also organizing and purging stuff. Michael brought 3 large lawn trash bags to Goodwill yesterday.

I tried something for the hard water/soap scum and it worked really well. Although not completely natural, I think still good to use when things are really built up.  It was 2 cups vinegar that I microwaved for 3 minutes and then added to a spray bottle. Then added 1/2 cup of Dawn dish soap in and shook to mix.  I sprayed it on the shower door and walls, let sit for an hour and when I took a sponge to it - it wiped up without a lot of elbow grease.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Edge of the Ocean

There's a place I dream about
Where the sun never goes out.
And the sky is deep and blue.
Won't you take me there with you.

Ohhh, we can begin again.
Shed our skin, let the sun shine in.
At the edge of the ocean
We can start over again.

There's a world I've always known
Somewhere far away from home.
When I close my eyes I see
All the space and mystery.

Ohhh, we can begin again.
Shed our skin, let the sun shine in.
At the edge of the ocean
We can start over again.