Trading one paycheck for several and in the process, finding freedom within my career.
Sep 16

September 16, 2014

cold calling, social media

Bravery in the form of…cold calling?

Sometimes, you have to get brave. And sometimes, you also have to “not give a flip” what anyone thinks. Thankfully, the older I get, the easier that gets.  I am probably in the minority, but I love getting older, mainly because I am able to let a lot more go than I was 10 years ago. Stupid prejudices that made no sense.  A false sense of self.  Hang ups about what other people thought of me. Judgements I handed out…

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Sep 9

September 9, 2014

Walker 3rd grade


I think getting this older child of mine into high school has officially pushed me into a funk.  I’ve been going through old pictures, momentos, schoolwork – you name it, all under the guise of “purging junk”.  Yea, right. Who am I kidding.  I’m going through these pieces of paper longing for more time. It’s never enough, is it? During the cry-fest, I mean purge, I came across this blog post that I did when Walker was in 3rd grade….

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Aug 26

August 26, 2014


I put on earrings to go to the DMV. Oh yes I did.

Did you ever have a task to do that you knew was going to be so god-awful painful that you put it off, begged other people to do it for you, and when that didn’t work, resorted to bribery? That was this task. And yes, I did all of the above. And when I couldn’t convince the husband to add it to his plate – even with some “wife witchery” – I had to buck up and just do it….

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Aug 13

August 13, 2014

shaklee 180 peach shake

Weight-ing and Watching

One of the things that I most love to do in this world is eat.  And I don’t mean, like, I say I love to eat and then you see my mowing down a salad. No. When I say that I love to eat, I mean that I can have pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy and greens and a biscuit AND sweet tea, and be looking for cobbler shortly thereafter.  And those that know me well, know this to…

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Aug 11

August 11, 2014

Re-painting the house DIY

It’s time to paint the house!

Re-painting the house. Our house has been in need of paint and stucco repair since we bought it over 4 years ago, but we put it off for other pressing matters, like putting in a pool (definitely a pressing matter in land-locked Orlando), re-painting the inside (more than once), installing wainscoting in the dining room, hanging barn doors…the list. Oh, the list. But it’s time. It has taken me MONTHS to finally pick a color – and thanks to my…

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