Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Fury...and Furry .... Dictator

She really knows how to use those puppy dog eyes. She is sweet, there is not doubt about that BUT she has a problem. Or maybe I should say I have a problem? 

I think she thinks she is the boss of me!

Yup, she pushes me around. She whines at me to go outside. She whines at me to come in. She whines at me to curl up with me on the couch. She even paws at me to get my attention if I have my laptop on my lap because she wants me to make room for her on my lap.  That is not all. 

She whines at me for food. 

She would take any food I am eating but she has a special affinity for dog treats, mostly Milk Bones. She actually knows what the box looks like and when she sees it sitting on the kitchen counter she really gets serious. In all fairness she has an addiction. She is addicted to Milk Bones. 

She needs doggy rehab!

She doesn't know it yet but I am taking back the control. I am working on an intervention for her. It is going to be tough. Tough for her? NO! Nope! NO WAY! 

It is going to be TOUGH for me!   

I am not sure I can stay strong enough to help her kick the habit. Right now there are not Milk Bones in the house and it isn't pretty BUT we are sticking to the plan. 

 And she isn't happy about.....

To be continued......

Friday, March 21, 2014

Getting Creative

Image courtesy of Evgeni Dinev/

"Creativity is not in competition with anyone else or anything else - it is happy just to be what it is"

I recently took my girls to the book store. They both had gift cards they wanted to use. Whenever I go into Chapters or Indigo I LOVE to head over to the clearance/bargain books section. To be honest, it is where I like to go to browse for hidden gems and I am often successful. It is where I found Mike Dooley's book Choose Them Wisely. I picked it up for $4.99. Great price! If you have never read this book you need to pick it up. It is a collection of messages from the Universe or inspirational quotes, passages and mantras. I LOVED it and often pick it up as a fresher. I even have many, many pages in the book dog eared or marked so that I can go right to them when I need inspiration. If you are not familiar with Mike Dooley and his website  you should check him out and sign up for his messages from the Universe. They are emails that come daily to your inbox and they are truly inspirational.

So this time while I was cruising the bargain book shelves I noticed this book..

It is almost like the Universe sent this book to me. You see I am working on launching something pretty cool, I think. It all has to do with getting creative. It is all about creating amazing content and creating an amazing life.


So naturally I snapped up this book. It is small and mighty! There some amazing statements, quotes, tips and tricks to find your way to creativity. A real gem for sure.

It was the right book at the right time for me. A message from the Universe for sure. 

Have you ever had a message from the Universe speak right to you? Have you ever had something happen to you when the time was just perfect... exactly what you needed at the time you needed it? 

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Take a minute to watch this great video put together by the fantastic Laura Berg of My Smart Hands. 

Some really fantastic women took part in this project.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

This just makes me DANCE!!

This is the song from the 2014 Joe Fresh commercials. 

It is so catchy!

Anna Ihlis "Dance" official video

Friday, March 14, 2014

Wise Words

“No one can make you feel inferior without 

 your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Are You Happy?

Are you happy?

I LOVE this song. It just makes me feel happy. Does it make you feel happy too? 

But does feeling happy really mean you are happy? 

I think being happy is a complex thing.... it is simple and yet not all at the same time.  I think that we sometimes fall into the trap of what should make us happy. I mean that many people think the big PERFECT house, the perfect yard, a car, vacations, the perfect child/children and well, perfection, are all the things that represent a happy life. Let's face it, go on to Facebook or Pinterest and you will see status updates and photos showing people living what appears to be a perfect life. Is it real? That is a good question. Does it mean these people are happy? I don't know. Maybe.

I really think being happy means finding what makes YOU happy. It isn't about what other people are doing. It isn't about what other people have but what really makes you happy. You can't compare yourself to anyone else. It has to be about you. As the title of James Alchuter's books says "Choose Yourself", you have to choose yourself and be happy with what you are and have in order to be truly happy in my opinion. 

And that is the key to happiness I believe. It is learning to be grateful for everything you have RIGHT NOW! The only way to move toward better and brighter things is to see how your life is truly filled with great things now and by doing that more great things will be drawn into your life.

Action For Happiness recently posted a piece on the 10 Keys to Happier Living. Among the ten keys is taking a positive approach to life. Positive emotions - like joy, gratitude, contentment, inspiration, and pride -  do more than just make you feel great at the time. Recent research shows that regularly experiencing them creates an 'upward spiral', helping to build our resources.

Am I happy? I am happy but there are still things I am not happy with. It isn't that I am unhappy. I love my family, my husband and my children. I love that I get to create content and write every single day. I am learning to be happy about the things that I want to change. It is a journey. The path to complete happiness is never ending in my opinion. You take steps every single day along the path. It isn't about perfection and I often have to remind myself of that. Happiness is being grateful for everything life hands you every single day. 

What makes you Happy? 

What are you grateful for today?