This is the time of year that people ignore/forget about/ or disown the brave New Year's resolutions they made just a few weeks ago. Discouraging? Maybe a little. But here's the good news. You can still make small changes and see great results. Just out of interest, I asked a few friends and e-mail buddies for suggestions on small changes they made to achieve their goals. Their answers were interesting and inspiring. And quite creative! Here are a few of them. They're simple, practical, and above all doable....more

Keeping Up With Nicole

Tracy's back!My sister is safely back at school for her last semester of undergraduate! She's shaken, but not broken. She's working on getting her life slowly back to where it was.She and my dad flew in two weeks ago. My sister only has class two days out of the week, but she only had one day of classes that week. She and dad spent most of the week at my house doing homework and hanging out. Unfortunately, I have no time off of work and was not able to take off at all to spend extra time with them....more

Things I Say To My Son

As many of you know, motherhood throws a lot at us. The good, the bad, and the ugly. If you have kids, especially toddler boys, you know some of the downright ridiculous things that they do! From making “magic concoctions” consisting of mayonnaise, ginger ale and some other random substances around the house and insisting you drink it, to the not-so-funny toilet humor that is developed at such an incredibly young age. I will be the first to admit it, boys are gross....more

Lemon Blueberry Cake Smoothie

I hope that you all have some awesome weekend plans! I’m sure they’re much cooler than mine. I’ll be working on a marketing project (woohoo).  To start your weekend off right, I made a lovely and fresh tasting smoothie-Lemon Blueberry Cake! All kinds of yum. Lemon Blueberry Cake is quite possibly my favorite dessert in the entire world. Carrot Cake takes a close second place. So, why not turn my favorite into a smoothie?   ...more

Bucket-list and France


Winter for Wimps (Like Me!)

Winter for Wimps Like Me! ...more


 ASKING FOR MORE WITHOUT BEING FAITHFUL WITH LITTLEThere are so many people that are looking to be blessed in such a tremendous way. They envision what life will be like when they have “arrived”. They can’t wait for things to start kicking into gear, that business taking off, and for the money to start to flow. I know because I’ve been there....more

The 4 Biggest Weight Loss Hurdles to Overcome

What are the 4 biggest weight loss hurdles? Funny thing...people think that they put on weight during the holidays more so than at any other time; however, it's not the holidays that really do it.  It's actually making a plan, having a goal, and sticking to it.  But we will get to that part....more

Why Nevertheless People Are Happier

When you know you're trying your best, giving it your all and going above and beyond, how is it that things still don't work out the way you want? It's very disheartening when you give something your all, only to see nothing work out the way you had hoped. See how people who dust themselves off after a setback remain positive and create their own happiness....more