Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday's tip: Nice smelling clothes

I take scented soaps and place them in old socks (one's that are no longer a pair) and knot them at the end and  place the "sachet" in a clothing drawer or on shelf. When I wear the clothes, they smell nice (even my underwear).

Friday, July 26, 2013

Make-Up Bag Makeover

After peeling off the flaking fabric and replacing with duct tape......

It is not perfect, but I am able to keep my "perfect sized" bag.
(If only it were this easy to make over one's life!)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

In the kitchen on Thursday: An easy dinner

Once a week, Thursday  night to be exact, we have OYO for dinner. That is "on your own." This means that we all get our dinner—take out, left overs or cobbled together from what is in the fridge. The benefit is that food does not go to waste and we can make a meal suited to our individual tastes (I don't like spciy and my daughter does). I wonder what I am having for dinner tonight.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday's Tip: Triple check

When you make a plan be sure to double and even triple check the time and other pertinent information (Today, I have a webinar at 10 am PDT, not EST which is pertinent info I overlooked).

Monday, July 22, 2013

To blog or not....

I am sitting in my home office (yes, I work from home) and realizing two things—1. A blog has to be ahead of the curve to attract people and it has to be content that people want to read, so I guess my Tuesday's Tips and In the Kitchen on Thursday or old school and that is why I am not attracting people. right?

Friday, July 19, 2013

In the Kitchen on Friday: Thursday night dinner

(Thursday night dinner)

Easy Ranch Dip

8 oz. container of Sour Cream
1/4 C. Mayo
1/4 C. Ranch dressing mix

Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Serve with cut vegetables or  chips. I served mine with carrot and celery sticks and homemade Buffalo wings (and there were no leftovers).

New Use....

Grocery lust on the back if a bank deposit slip--hey, it's "lined."

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

More words....

"Always be more than you appear and never appear to be more than you are."—originally attributed to Horst Kasner

Tuesday's Tip: Spend Less

" Big Bills....Convert money into $50 bills. You'll think twice before spending them." —from the AARP Bulletin 99 Great Ways to Save

Monday, July 15, 2013

Teachable moments

Last night as a I put my daughter to bed, she was still reveling in the HGTV Star episode and said to me, " It seems like you like the show too." and I replied, "I don't care for it much or TV for that matter, but I see you like it and I encourage you the same way I see that you like and are good at gymnastics which I encourage too." and in that moment my daughter learned what it takes to maintain a relationship (and be a parent).

(P.S. We are planning a family party to watch the last episode of this seasons HGTV Star show complete with popcorn and sparking apple cider to toast the winner.)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday's words: The purpose of life

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." —Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso Bio

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tuesday's Tip: Confidence Builder

Last week I had a client meeting and was worried I would smell from sweat, so I grabbed two scented panty-liners and stuck them in the armpits of my shirt (sticky side to the fabric) and instantly my confidence went up a few notches.

Monday, July 8, 2013

What throw pillow shopping taught me...

Yesterday I went with my HGTV loving daughter to buy new throw pillows for our couch and she nearly melted down when she couldn't find any that went with the couch and our rug (a Turkish Kiln) and so we called her father who to her mind was not understanding and I leaned the keys to a relationship is listening and then understanding.

(P.S. She recovered when she was allowed to revamp a book shelf in our living room which now has an Architectural Digest flair to it.)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday: You might need to switch on the fly

I was standing in the grocery store (the third one) and did not see the chocolate wafers needed for an ice box cake which had been requested by my friend for her BBQ, so I immediately scanned the shelves for the ingredients to the only other icebox cake I know how to make and found them and in the process learned that when one thing doesn't fly, move on to something else right away.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesday's Words: On aging

"You don't grow old, you are old when you stop growing." -- Barry Hyatt (I saw this at my mom's house.)

Monday, July 1, 2013

2-steps: My business and my daughter....

In talking to people I came to see that getting clients is a 2-step process, the free consult call and the follow-up call and at the same time I realized that disciplining my 8 year old was also 2 steps—the punishment and making sure she understands why she is being punished (It is funny how many things in life of two steps)