Aug

11

Hint of Fall- in August?

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Hey y’all- It has been a while. Life has been going at its usual fast pace and I’m yet to find the balance that I need to manage work, blogging, social and everyday life stuff. I’ve decided that it’s about time to work on a schedule that will work best for me- Something that will give me more structure to be able to get things done that I want to get done.

I have created schedules but they aren’t with everything and I need something that has everything- work-exercise- social- etc..

In the meantime- I’ve started to detect a hint of Fall in the air. I know some people may not recognize it- but the air has shifted. The feel is different, crisper, cooler. It’s my favorite feel. I’m excited for the Fall and all that comes with it. It brings me joy.

In the meantime- I’ll continue to enjoy the beauty that summer has given us. After all- my tomatoes are just starting to get ripe.

What are you feeling joyous about as we head into the weekend?

Jun

13

Self Care and Dentistry

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Growing up I was no stranger to the dentist after falling and breaking my two front teeth. As children and adults, it is so important to have dentists like Powell Dentist who not only offer great services, but also offer a feeling of compassion and understanding for the client, who may feel nervous, anxious or even scared. Having professional services by people who care, make all the difference in the total experience.

I don’t think anyone jumps for joy at the idea of visiting the dentist, but knowing that you will be met with a smile, a kind word, plus get the care you need, creates a positive experience rather than something to dread.

Since my own dental experience as a child was so positive, I grew up not being fearful of the dentist and also knowing it was someone I could trust to give me the professional care for my teeth that I required. From the regular cleanings, to crown work, referrals to the orthodontist, tooth extractions (when my mouth was too small to accommodate all of my permanent teeth, to the occasional cavity- I always knew that I was going to be heard and would be given the proper treatment for whatever I may need.

Those early experiences had such a positive role in my life, that as a teenager I became a dental assistant for several years, before deciding to change my career path and move towards something different. Even to this day though, when others moan and groan about going to see the dentist- I take it in stride, as I know that I’m getting the best care possible.

What about you? How do you feel about going to the dentist? When is the last time you went? I don’t know about you- but for me, it’s time to make a routine appointment.

Jun

3

Tick Tock

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Things have been Cray to the Z around here lately with work and also getting back into my regular exercise routine. Thursday is the lunch I’m catering and fingers crossed that it all comes together well and that everyone enjoys themselves. Since I’ll actually be there during the entire time- It will be odd hearing people talk about my food. I do believe that’s the one thing I struggle with the most with what I do- I’m so grateful for feedback, but at the same time, it feels so odd when people are oohing and aahing over things I’ve created.

Tonight I overheard someone say- “You know- everyone sees people make cakes and thinks- Oh I can do that- but then they make it, and it’s disgusting. THIS is cake- and not many can do this.” This was over the cake I’d made for a customer and it made me so happy to hear. It’s why I do what I do.

Once this week passes, I’ll be on the downhill slope to vacation in London. I still have work, but not so much that I feel like I’m swimming in work. I’m grateful, but I have so much to do before my guest arrives and the fun begins.

Happy weekend y’all. I promise I’ll get back to regular posting again soon.

Jun

3

Good Neighbors

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I love it when my musician neighbor sends me emails that say check it out! I know that it means he has something new he wants me to go have a peek at and see what kind of deals I can find. He’s so funny, but one of the most passionate people I’ve ever met about doing what he loves. I love seeing how his band has evolved over the years, even when it means a few hours of lost sleep here and there because of his late night practicing. He always lets us know ahead of time, so I can’t complain. I love having great neighbors

Apr

30

Work

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Work has had me really busy the last months and while I am extremely grateful for that- I also know that some things have lost priority in life- one of those things being this space. In the midst of April, not long before Easter, my computer also decided to have a mind of its own and passed away an untimely death- so it’s been in the shop since it was under warranty.

I saw this morning that the repair has been made- but what exactly was wrong with it- I still have NO idea. Hopefully I’ll receive it this week and I’ll have more of an idea of what happened and also if I need to purchase an extended warranty to keep myself protected. It isn’t exactly what I want to do, but since this computer went haywire I don’t want to be without protection.

I am making some big changes in my life- which is going to also mean re-prioritizing life in general & that should mean more time for blogging, as well as other things.

Live continues to move at a quick pace- vacation planning in the making along with so much else. What’s up with you?

Apr

30

Research for Friends

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I was visiting with a friend a few weeks ago and he wanted my opinion on something. He knows that I am one to do research when it comes to online shopping- so I usually am fully informed as to what’s out there before I make a purchase. Because of that- he asked me what I thought about http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/alesis-io4-4-channel-24-bit-recording-interface. I love helping people and being able to give an opinion, especially when it’s something that I ‘know’ about- but since I don’t know much about purchasing musical equipment, I told him I’d have to do some research and get back to him. Does anyone ever have that with friends? Thankfully he was excited that I would be willing to do the work for him- so that’s how I’m spending part of my Sunday.

What are y’all up to?

Mar

18

Time Flies

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It has been a busy few weeks and with us being gifted some pretty amazing weather, I’ve been hard pressed to find any desire to come inside, much less sit in front of the laptop. Today, the weather shifted and it was not only rainy, but also chilly and seemed more like Fall. I did manage to duck out between rain showers and get in good 5 mile work out- so that was the silver lining. I’m on day 18 of Whole 30, and I am feeling fabulous.

I am finally back in my work out groove and adding the Whole 30 for an extra reset is the boost I needed. Bring on London! I’ll be ready!

Mar

18

Have Guitar will Travel

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When you are a music lover and are traveling what do you do? You hit up guitar center dallas to see what they have to offer. Personally, if you know me then you know that I don’t play any musical instruments, but that’s exactly what my guitar playing friend recently did when he found himself in Dallas on business. He even found a few favorites that he’s trying to decide whether to wait a while or to pick one up for his upcoming 40th birthday bash. Either way, I know once he gets it- we will all be enjoying his new muse.

Mar

8

Spring Cometh

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Even though there is still quite a chill to the air, and with today’s rain it’s downright cold- I can see signs of Spring everywhere.  I’ve been getting out a lot to try to get in more daily exercise and the crocus are starting to bloom, daffodils are blooming, plus I’m seeing life in the forms of new growth on the trees and shrubs that have been bare for quite some time.   It brings me joy.    Something I hear people asking quite a lot is what a persons favorite season is.

I am someone who fully loves each season for all that it has to share.  I see each one as a gift and when they start to ‘unwrap’, it is always a great source of joy for me.

The daylight hours are getting longer each day and that in itself brings me a lot of joy.   It seems like a time of new beginnings, change, and possibilities.

What brings you joy?

Mar

8

Moroccan Berber Rugs in Your Residence

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A beautiful living space can make you feel good about yourself. It can give you extra confidence. It can also impress any guests who come your way. If you want to design a home that oozes appeal, there are certain components that may be able to help you achieve your goal. Moroccan Berber rugs are one such example. If you want your home to look modern, exotic and fresh at the exact same time, traditional rugs made by the Beni Ourain peoples of North Africa are exactly what you need. Moroccan Berber rugs are the perfect combination of contemporary and timeless. That’s why they’re the ideal home design elements for people who lead fast-paced and busy lifestyles. They’re versatile. They’re so many different things all wrapped into one!

A Beni Ourain rug in your home can contribute to a look that’s endlessly inviting. Berber rugs feature sharp and geometric designs that look like nothing else you’ve seen before. Although they’re steeped in tradition and the past, they also have distinctly modern feels. This may be due to their geometric patterns. If you like the idea of a handwoven rug that’s full of diamonds and other meaningful symbols, you can’t go wrong with these stunning Berber rugs.

These rugs are amazingly resilient. That’s exactly why they can work well in so many types of households. If you’re a single professional who has no children but who regularly invites guests over for dinner and general gatherings, you’ll love how strong and dependable these rugs are. Moroccan Berber rugs can tolerate a lot. They can tolerate significant foot traffic on a daily basis. That’s also why they’re so great for parents who have energetic children in their homes. If you’re the parent of a rambunctious three year-old, you won’t have to worry about the little guy damaging your gorgeous rug in any way. That’s true freedom.

Moroccan Berber rugs also feel absolutely wonderful. If you’re sick of walking on rugs that feel hard, stiff and just plain uncomfortable, a Moroccan Berber rug will make a superb change of pace for you. These rugs are incredibly soft. They make the feet feel like royalty. They’re also nice and warm. If you dislike nothing more than walking around on floors that feel cold, you won’t be able to resist all of your Beni Ourain options. These rugs are rapidly gaining momentum everywhere. People are drawn to them for so many diverse reasons. It isn’t at all difficult to keep these rugs in strong condition. They don’t have complex or time-consuming maintenance requirements. People who want to invest in low-maintenance rugs that are beautiful and appealing should take the time to look into these traditional delights today.

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