Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Finish This! 21st edition



I've missed a couple of these over the past month....But I'm back!  And as always I am linking up through these lovely ladies:

Lisa @ Coastlined http://lisadenoia.com/
Jen @ The Arizona Russums http://www.theazrussums.com/
Becky @ The Java Mama http://www.thejavamama.com/

Let's get to it!



I can change the world by:  This is a HUGE statement.  I honestly do not know the answer to this.  But perhaps I could share something I saw a few days ago on a Church sign:  "A kind word could change someones entire day".  THIS I feel could change the world if we all did this.  I am also a believer of smiling at people.  :)


The best career advice I ever received:  "Fake it till you make it"  YEP!  I remember someone telling me this when I gave real estate a try a few years back.  I was struggling with having to know all this information and I will never forget them saying that.  The thought behind that statement would be kind of like being confident even if you are unsure of yourself.  And boy was I ever unsure of myself.


I first fell in love:   When I was about 15!!  SO YOUNG!  Then again when my daughter was born.  


Now it's your turn!  How would you answer these?


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Prompts for WEEK 41– October 15
I feel like a bad-ass when
One thing that always cheers me up
The quote I live by












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Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall is upon us!

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OK...seriously!!!  It's October ALREADY?  This can not be.  I blinked and summer was over.  :::sad face:::  Where I live, it wasn't very "hot" this summer, so it really feels like we didn't have one.  We had a lot of rain.  blah.  But here we are.  And I've been missing from my blog for almost a month!  A lot has happened so I thought I would catch you up with some words and pictures.  :)





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So excited to attend Bloggy Bootcamp in Philadelphia!

On September 5 & 6th I was very excited to attend the Women Get Social / Bloggy Bootcamp!  I learned a lot and met tons of fellow bloggers!  What a weekend!  My brain is still swimming with all the information they gave us.


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Penn's Landing - Philadelphia PA
After Bloggy Bootcamp, hubby picked me up and we stayed in the city for the evening.  Walked around Penn's Landing and had dinner on the Moshulu boat pictured above.  We had a wonderful time!




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Beautiful Cape May NJ

Then hubby and I took a long weekend trip to Cape May, NJ.  We love this little sea-side town!  And I got to be near my therapist (AKA:  the ocean).  There is so much history in this little Victorian town.  I highly recommend reading the book "Historic Cape May New Jersey, The summer city by the sea" by Emil R. Salvini.  Wonderfully written and very informative.




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boardwalk fun!!
And I can not go to the Jersey Shore with out visiting the boardwalk where I grew up going to!  Ocean City!  Lots of fun things to do there!  And it is a wonderful family oriented place.


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My Heather-Feather and me!
The following weekend, my baby-girl moved out on her own!  I am sad and happy for her all at the same time.  Here we are sharing breakfast together a week after she moved out.  HA!


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Beautiful farm land & tree colors around our development

It seems as though the color changes are happening so quick.  Every time I look at the trees they are more and more changed.




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My project

Then comes some home improvement time.  My weekend project was painting the front door.  The old color is on the left, new color on the right.  It looks fabulous!

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Such an improvement!

While I was painting the door, hubby and a friend were taking the shutters off our house and painting them.  That is no joke!  Up the ladder to take them off, down the ladder to paint, let dry, climb back up the ladder to put them back on.  Glad it wasn't me.  LOL



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Old color on top, new color on the bottom



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BOOM!  There's the finished project!  YAY!

Then we followed that up with fall decorating this weekend.  I love fall, but I do not like what it brings.....old man winter.  YUCK!  But we had fun decorating the front porch.





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We had fun picking out our decorations


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Pretty colors!
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LOVE the outside orange lights


So while I feel bad for neglecting my blog over the past month, I had fun being busy doing family stuff. I am back and my goal for October is to get back to writing 2-3 times a week. 

What have YOU been up to?  Did you decorate for fall?  Tell me in the comments!


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

4 signs that you should make a career change...

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LOL The thought has crossed my mind......my career has been weighing very heavy on my mind lately.  I'm 44 and feel like I'm going nowhere.  I've been at the same company for almost 25 years (with a 9 month break in there somewhere to try my hand at real estate).  So where am I going?  I don't know.  The unknown is freaky.  So I've come up with 4 signs that might give you a hint that it's time....time for a change.






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You day-dream about what kind of adult beverage you're going to have when you get home......OH YES!  This is so me lately.  I think about it often.  It takes the edge off, you know?  Helps me forget the days happenings and relax.  C'mon!  Who doesn't like an adult beverage????  (OK OK, maybe not every night of the week....)




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You start to finish the sentences of the people calling you......  Yep, I do that sometimes.  People will call in and they sometimes are confused, not sure what they mean, or just really don't know what they are talking about.  It takes a lot of patience to sit there and listen to them ramble.  Sometimes I help them out.....LOL




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You do not speak on the phone outside of your job...... Ohhhhh yea....totally me again. Seriously....text me...do not call.  LOL  Growing up (ask my Mommy!!) I used to L-O-V-E being on the phone.  I had all my friend's phone numbers memorized.  I would yap on the phone till my Mom told me it was time to get off.  Now?  I rarely answer my cell phone.  Just the thought of talking sometimes makes me cringe.  Guess that is what happens after 25 years of yacking on the phone for a living.  Sad, but true.  So if I talk to you on the phone.....consider yourself lucky!  :)



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You start to express your opinions to management more.....  Well...this might be your personality normally.  But for me, I usually do not do this.  However, lately I find myself expressing myself more and more.  Maybe I'm just getting older, or beginning not to really care what they think of me.  The above "someecard" is funny to me....I say we are treated like mushrooms all the time.  LOL!


So there you have my 4 signs.  Can you relate to these?  Tell me in the comments!
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Finish This! 20th edition






This is a fun game we play EVERY Wednesday!  Our awesome co-hosts come up with questions for us to answer and then we get to read everyone's responses!  I am linking up through:


Lisa @ Coastlined http://lisadenoia.com/
Jen @ The Arizona Russums http://www.theazrussums.com/
Becky @ The Java Mama http://www.thejavamama.com/



So let's get answering!


I am most serious about........  Well by nature (Capricorn), I am serious about almost everything.  LOL  But I guess if I had to pick one thing it would be music.  Yep...I know that you knew I was going to say that, right?!  I love music.  All kinds.  Can not live with out it.




I am most relaxed when...... I am so predictable.  But for real, I am most relaxed when I am by the ocean.  I call it my therapy session.  Try it sometime!  Sitting in my chair, toes in the sand and just listening to the waves roll it.  It puts me in a trance.




There's no place like..... home.  Even though I like to vacation at the ocean, it's always nice to come back to the place you call home.  When we're away that usually means I am away from my 4-legged kiddos and I miss them when I'm gone!  And whether I am gone for 20 minutes, or a week they miss me just as much.  You gotta love it!



Now it is your turn!  Tell me how you would answer these in the comments below!

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Prompt for WEEK 37 — September 17
I’m the type of person who
My favorite joke or riddle is
All that really matters is







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Friday, September 5, 2014

Fab Friday!! 9/5/14

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**note to self**

Have a groovy weekend!  As you're viewing this blog post, I am in Philadelphia filling my brain with tons of information about writing & blogging!  ::::SO EXCITED:::



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