Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy Birthday George Harrison

Today would have been George Harrison's 70th birthday. As most people who know me, know I love The Beatles. The song "Something" was the first Beatles song written by lead guitarist, George Harrison. The first session of this song was a demo take recorded on Harrison's 26th birthday February 26, 1969. Bryan and I both love this song.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Go Texan Day

Today is also GO TEXAN DAY!!! Being from Texas and since the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo time is here, I will be celebrating. I am going to the Livestock Show and Rodeo BBQ cook-off with my in laws tonight. I can't wait to celebrate with delicious food and beer. 

The photos above are ones I took at the Dallas State Fair this past year.

National Margarita Day

Today is National Margarita Day. Will you be celebrating by consuming a margarita? I am going to lunch with a friend and hopefully we will be going somewhere where they have margaritas. I'm thinking Benjy's for their blood orange margarita, Bocados is good, local joint right down the street from my house or Cafe Adobe for a yummy sangria -rita.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!! Hope your day is filled with lots of love and happiness.


Above is the Valentine's Day cards we sent out and beautiful flowers that Bryan gave me this morning. The flowers actually have kale in them, which is so unique. I have an amazing husband that I love immensely. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ch - Ch - Changes

In the past several months there have been many amazing changes for Bryan and I.  There have been changes in our personal life and my business life that just feel so right at the moment. So many stresses have been lifted off our shoulders. Right now at this moment I couldn't be happier with how life is. I am trying to focus on the positive and steer clear of the negative. Even when there have been trying times the past several months, there is always a silver lining. I am extremely grateful for where we are in our lives right now. 

I got this awesome money candle from a shop in Galveston, TX last weekend called The Witchery. I love all the various candles, incense and smudge sticks that they sell and the store has a great ambiance.  The candle symbolizes money, prosperity and luck among other things.  Personally and professionally we have some great things ahead of us this year, along with many other changes.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Often we forget that smiling is such an easy thing to do. Often more times than not you are a much happier person if you just smile and laugh off the petty things. Years from now what is challenging today will probably not be as challenging in the future. 

So take the time to smile.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Unusual (and some not so unusual) Eco - Tips

Below are a list of some unusual and some not so unusual eco tips:

  • You can make and use eco cleaners with things you have in the house already: vinegar, baking soda, lemon, castile soap and water.
  • Olive oil can be used to get off sticky stuff on glass, plastic, etc (asks similar to goo-gone).
  • Water and vinegar in a spray bottle will melt ice off car windows.
  • You can use the skin peels of lemons, grapefruits, etc to grow seedlings of herbs.
  • If you drop your phone in water immediately put into a bowl of rice to soak up the water.
  • Pour vodka on your skin if you come in contact with poison ivy and it helps wash the poison ivy away.
  • Use cucumbers or cornmeal to get rid of ants. 
  • Make flowers from the store last / stay fresh longer by filling a vase 1/2 with ice and 1/2 with water and change everyday.
  • Use air purifying plants in your house or office to get rid of toxins. Use plants like: english ivy, peace lily, lady palm, areca palm, boston fern.
  • Put clear eco nail polish on cheap jewelry, i.e forever 21 jewelry, to keep the jewelry from chipping and turning colors.
  • Re-use old magazines and roll up and put in boots to keep the form of the boots.
  • Hang dry your clothing instead of putting it in the dryer. 
  • Rubbing a walnut on your furniture will fade scratches and dings.
  • Compost your scraps. You don't need a fancy compost system.
  • Store bed linens inside of one of the pillowcases so everything is organized all together for that set.
  • Reuse egg cartons to store Christmas ornaments.
  • Start canning your own food.
  • Host a clothes swap.
  • Chalk can remove grease stains. Rub chalk on the spot and throw the clothing in the wash.
  • Donate and shop at thrift stores (I find the best deals here).
  • Stay in "Green Seal" certified hotels when traveling.
  • Go on a volunteer vacation.
  • Use ride-sharing / carpool program.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Save the USPS

If you know me or have been following the blog you know that I love to write letters and really think it is a lost art. Although I am a really eco and an environmentally conscious person, I really love paper products. I do the best I can and am not perfect. I do reuse and recycle many paper products that come in the mail, from the store, etc.  I love all things stationery / office in general and am constantly mailing stuff.

I urge you to go sign this petition to help save the USPS.

The pictures above are from the Christmas cards I mailed out this year.