Friday, September 27, 2013

Words...from dream to goal

"It's a dream until you write it down, and then it's a goal." -- Anonymous

In the kitchen on Thursdays, opps, Friday: Easy Chinese

1 package Tofu, medium firm
1 bunch Bok Choy, large
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/3 C. water
1 tsp. ground Ginger
2 cloves of garlic
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. oil (sunflower, grape seed or peanut)
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix soy sauce, water, ginger and garlic together. Slice Tofu and marinate in soy sauce mixture. Place on oiled baking tray. Wash Bok Choy and seperate. Toss with oil, salt and pepper. Place on cookie sheet, spreading out leaves. Place the Tofu in the oven. After 10 minutes add Bok Choy and bake for 20 minutes longer. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve imediately. Make 3 servings.

Tip: If the Bok Choy leaves are getting too crispy, cover with foil for the remainder of baking.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday's Tip: DIY Manicure

If you paint your nails at home start with the nails on your dominate hand and there is less chance of messing them up as you do the other hand.

Monday, September 23, 2013

My daughter's behavior....Am I looking in a mirror or not?

I am sitting here reflecting on some bad behavior on my daughter's part—hard wiring, environment or teen attitude in a tween and I realized it is all of the above since, I was stubborn as a kid and still am, so now I am reflecting whether I have myself to blame for my daughter's bad behavior and attitude and what I can do to steer her in the direction of team work and loving attitude.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

All in the family....

I was at my mom's apartment the other day where I noticed that she already had Halloween cards for her grandchildren and her 2014 calendar (with a note to enter in birthdays) and I realized that my organization and planner skills (which I use in my new business), I got genetically from my mom and  my dad (he was organized and she is a planner).

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday's Tip: Healthier baking

In baking, oil can be substituted for melted butter and when the recipe calls for vegetable oil try Sunflower, Safflower or Olive Oil to make it healthier.

Monday, September 16, 2013

The importance of GOALS

I am happy to say that my first newsletter went out to 10 people, which was my goal, so I did it and I feel great, which is giving  me confidence to push my new business even farther (So what are your goals?)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday: A day of reflection

This week has been awesome—my daughter started 3rd grade and already likes her teacher, my husband's contract was extended with his biggest client and my first newsletter hits computers on Monday—way to go Mayers!

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Back to school reality check...

Today my daughter entered 3rd grade and when I tried to talk to her about how proud I was that she was a 3rd grader she reminded me that I am 40 and in a gentle and joking way I told her it was mean to do this—I guess if our kids grew-up we grow older (Not Fair!).

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tuesday's Tip: Lips done easy

From Laura Nadeau, make-up artist, use a lip pencil all over your lips to act as a primer under lip gloss—you get color and your gloss will last longer.