Surround yourself with what you love: PEOPLE

The Surround Yourself with What You Love blog series started with your car {10 ways to turn your CAR into your HAVEN}.  Now, moving to PEOPLE – arguably both the hardest to change BUT the most significant of our surroundings. The people we are surrounded by {our friends, spouse**, children**, co-workers*, boss*, partner, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, retailers*, Facebook friends,...
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What to do when you’re in the mood

I’m so in the mood. {Not that kind, unfortunately.  The fuming kind.}  It’s been one of those weeks where things aren’t going particularly great.  As I started feeling the back-to-normal returning {thank you, Leigh for our coffee talk : ) . . . B A M!   Won’t get into the specifics of the incident {nothing terribly major}.  And, I know I should be grateful –...
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Newt Gingrich’s fabulous advice to my (our) child (children)

It was almost 9 pm and the typically structured {it’s a school night and we have to wake up early} me decided to do a u-turn into the Barnes & Noble parking lot to see if we could catch Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.  I remembered seeing a poster in the window promoting his book signing for his (this was in May 2008) book, Days of Infamy. As Newt was wrapping up, he saw my...
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Easy, stylish ways to remember your vacation – without the souvenir-y clutter!

How quickly reality can hit once returning from vacation!  Here are a few of my (and my friends’) favorite ways to bring home a little of that vacay feel: MUSIC: We have a CD (The Drifters) we always put in when driving to the beach.  When listening to it at home, it has the power to take me back there – in my head that is. (If you’re like me, music has a way of taking you...
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What story are you helping your children write?

If familiar with my company and blog, you know I’m passionate about designing your life + preserving your story….being the author (instead of letting other people/situations write it for you). When meeting with a new client, one of the first things I do is determine his or her top values. Designing life around these values (that’s where ORDER comes in) will be the focus of our...
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Advice I’ll never forget . . . from someone I’ll never forget

Today is my grandmother’s birthday (she passed away about 2 1/ 2 years ago) and when I realized this afternoon that today was “April 24th” I began thinking about her and our memories together. She was NEVER one to give advice. {Unlike my other grandmother who gave it whether you wanted it or not!  I think I got that trait from her – always finding “such good...
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