Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Easter Pictures!

I realize I'm a bit late posting these Easter cake pictures but I just came across them and thought I'd share!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hold your head high, don't ever let them define the light in your eyes.
Love yourself, give em hell, you can take on this world,
you just stand and be strong and then

Sunday, May 22, 2011

88 Ways To Make A Stranger Smile!

Love whoever is around to be loved.

-Kurt Vonnegut
  1. Smile often.
  2. Hold a door open for someone.
  3. Pay for the person in line behind you.
  4. Send a hand-written thank you card to someone who assisted you with something.
  5. Clean out all your old clothes and donate them to someone in need.
  6. Give a compliment about a waiter, waitress, sales clerk, etc. to his or her manager.
  7. Compliment a stranger’s appearance. Flatter them.
  8. Leave encouraging post-it notes in a library books and other random places. (Read Operation Beautiful.)
  9. Help an elderly person carry something.
  10. Send flowers to someone anonymously.
  11. Be a courteous driver. Let people merge in front of you.
  12. Volunteer at a children’s hospital or nursing home.
  13. Donate blood.
  14. Buy house warming gifts for new neighbors.
  15. Introduce yourself. Make new colleagues, classmates, etc. feel welcome.
  16. Inspire others online. (Check out Makes Me Think.)
  17. Send letters of appreciation to business owners/managers and other people who support you.
  18. Treat everyone with the same level of respect you’d give to your grandfather.
  19. Give everyone the same level of patience you’d have with your baby sister.
  20. Appreciate people the way they are.
  21. Share your lunch or a snack with someone who doesn’t have one.
  22. Put some change in an expired parking meter.
  23. Check up on someone who looks lonely.
  24. Tell your boss, teacher or professor that he or she is doing a great job and that you appreciate what they’ve taught you.
  25. Create places and things for others to enjoy. Like decorating your house for the holidays or creating a piece of art.
  26. If you overhear that it’s someone’s birthday, go out of your way to wish them a happy one.
  27. Ask someone for their opinion or advice.
  28. Bring cookies or bagels to work for everyone.
  29. Tip waiters and waitresses well when they deserve it.
  30. Be a part of something you believe in. Those around you will notice your enthusiasm. (Read The Alchemist.)
  31. Leave a thank-you note for the office janitors.
  32. Help bag your own groceries at the checkout counter.
  33. Offer your seat to someone when there aren’t any left.
  34. Let someone with only a few items cut you in line at the grocery store.
  35. Wave to a kid in the car next to you.
  36. Spread good news.
  37. Repeat something nice you heard about someone else.
  38. Remember people’s names and address them accordingly.
  39. When you make eye contact with someone, smile.
  40. Replace what you’ve used. For example, fill up the copier or printer with paper after you’re done using it.
  41. Share your umbrella on a rainy day.
  42. Listen intently to people’s stories without trying to fix everything.
  43. Dance with someone who hasn’t been asked.
  44. Call a stranger’s attention to a beautiful sunset or full moon. (Check out What Money Cannot Buy.)
  45. Give words of encouragement toward someone’s dream, no matter how big or small it is.
  46. Ask someone who enjoys cooking for a recipe.
  47. Let someone else eat the last slice of pizza or cake.
  48. Stop and buy a drink from a kid’s lemonade stand.
  49. Help someone get your parking space in a crowded parking lot when you’re leaving.
  50. Ask someone you see every now and then if they’ve lost weight.
  51. Do a little something extra to make someone else’s life easier.
  52. Use all the manners you learned in Kindergarten.
  53. Listen to someone’s pain and help them find a path through it.
  54. Give without expecting to get back.
  55. Encourage others to do one unanticipated kind or helpful act at least once a week.
  56. Observe everyone without judging.
  57. Say “Please” and “Thank you.”
  58. Forgive and let go of anger. For instance, if somebody accidentally cuts you off in traffic, just let it go.
  59. Believe in yourself with all of your heart. People will notice.
  60. Don’t be so serious all the time. (Read The Happiness Project.)
  61. Treat every small interaction with another person as an opportunity to make a positive impact in both your lives.
  62. Greed, anger and ignorance. Avoid all three.
  63. Speak the truth.
  64. Teach others how to make a difference by setting an example.
  65. Help others be independent.
  66. Give people the space they need.
  67. Lend your shoulder to cry on.
  68. Offer encouragement after a failure.
  69. Acknowledge people for a job well done.
  70. Tell a good joke.
  71. Clean up after yourself.
  72. Excel at what you do. People appreciate professionals.
  73. Create a care package and send it to an active duty military unit.
  74. Redirect gifts. Instead of having people give you birthday and holiday gifts, ask them to donate gifts or money to a good cause.
  75. Stop to help. The next time you see someone pulled over with a flat tire, or in need of assistance, stop and ask how you can help.
  76. Put a small personal touch on everything you do. People notice and appreciate individuality.
  77. Take the time to teach someone a skill you know.
  78. Help someone get active. There’s a coworker or acquaintance in your life who wants to get healthy, but needs a helping hand. Offer to go walking or running together, to join a gym together.
  79. Send a nice email to a tech support representative who has assisted you.
  80. Donate food to a charity.
  81. Stand up for someone. Lend your voice. Often the powerless, the homeless, the neglected in our world need someone to speak up for them.
  82. If you see a couple taking a self-pic, offer to take the picture for them.
  83. Help the weary shopper in front of you who needs that extra two or three cents to avoid breaking a 20-dollar bill.
  84. Come to the rescue. If you realize someone is sick, bring them some hot tea, etc.
  85. Stand up for your beliefs without flaunting them.
  86. Make yourself available and approachable.
  87. Over-deliver on all of your promises and obligations.
  88. Be positive and focus on what’s right.
And above all, live proudly. Inspire people with who you are and how you live your life - I got this from

Thursday, May 19, 2011

What have we done?!

So the plan was this week to finish getting the yard cleaned up and mow it and have the fence posts taken down by Friday!  No big deal right?!  WRONG!!!!  When Dave works until 6:00 at night & doesn't get home until after 6:30 he can't be out at the house until about 7:00!

Monday night I was able to get a ton mowed in the front yard while Dave & Russ worked on cleaning up the backyard.  They eventually needed my help so I went to help & we got some fencing pulled - so that was all good - I was feeling good about the progress!

Tuesday - I had some showings so Dave & Russ went to the house & started working but some friends showed up & by the time I got there Dave was showing them around & that's what we spend the rest of the night doing!

Wednesday - I got out there early so I was able to get this fenced in play area cleaned out - it was full of toys (pictures to come) - it was sort of sad as I found some little girl mittens and a pair of little boys shoes! After that I was able to get the chairs out on the deck, empty out the fridge (it's not working), and started killing weeds!  Then a contractor showed up to give us an estimate on some sheetrock/taping/mudding that we need done & it felt like he was never going to go home!  Eventually Dave & Russ showed up & they started working on getting the fencing from the horse pen pulled - they made some great progress on that as they got that about 3/4 done in about an hour & a half - so that was good!  Plus we were able to get the fridge moved from the garage to the house to see if that helped. 

Today - I went to check on the fridge & it still wasn't working so I had to call some repair men.  We are now waiting to see what's wrong with the fridge.  In the meantime my Mom & Sister went out to the house to scrub one room that the carpet was already pulled up when we bought it but there was animal feces on the floor and in the vents.  They scrubbed it four times with heavy duty cleaners and some bleach.  Anything has to be better than what it was!

I'll try to post pictures soon! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I have a new website!

I'd love for you to check out my new website - it's full of great information whether you are buying or selling or just interested in the real estate market!  Just click on the balloon and it'll take you there!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Check out this guy!

This guy is from the T.V. show The Voice on NBC - loving this show!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Luv This Song!

There's something about this song that makes me want to dance everytime I hear it!!!!!

Brave Girls Club Posting

What I Love About Spring!

I love the smell of freshly cut grass!!!

I love the feel and smell of crawling into a freshly made bed with bedding that has just been hungoutside

I love the smell of lake - you know what I'm talking about!

I love the feel of getting in a freshly vacuumed out car!

I love a good bonfire on a cool evening hanging out with family & friends!

I love that first time out golfing!

I love those first gorgeous spring sunsets!

It really is the simple things in life  that make us happy!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Great Advice

From The Secret Daily Teachings

Here are four fundamental things to do to manifest money using the law of attraction.(this can work for anything - doesn't have to be money)

1. Think more thoughts in a day of abundance than of lack of money.
2. Be happy now, without the money.
3. Be truly grateful for everything you have now.
4. Give the best of yourself to others

Four easy steps. You can do them if you want it enough

Monday, May 9, 2011

Thought for Today

"As we witnessed what seems impossible, we began again to believe in miracles. It made us all just want to be better, fly higher, do more." - Oprah

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Thoughts, beliefs, and self-talk.”

Can you believe that as many as 90,000 thoughts a day pass through our brains! Most of those thoughts are the same ones, over and over. The trouble is, that if the majority of our thoughts are negative, repetition will make them seem like truth.

The good news is that since we have the ability to progr...
am ourselves to believe negative things about ourselves, we also have the ability to program ourselves to believe in positive things.

As you go through your day, focus on the chatter going on inside your head. If you don’t like what you’re hearing, then stop, and consciously choose a brighter thought. As you become aware of your thoughts, it will become easier to program yourself to think in positive ways that serve you better!

Today, replace negative self-talk with positive self-talk....
We'll all be amazed at how much better we'll feel!
(taken from Jane Powell Meditations)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Be Present......

Stress, worry, and anxiety simply come from projecting your thoughts into the future and imagining something bad. This is focusing on what you don't want! If you find that your mind is projecting into the future in a negative way, focus intensely on NOW. Keep bringing yourself back to the present.

Use all of your will, and focus your mind in this very moment, because in this moment of now there is utter peace.

May the joy be with you,
Rhonda Byrne
be yourself. not who you’re SUPPOSED to be, but who YOU WANT to be. not THEIR way, but YOUR way....everything else will take care of itself. - mike dooley {♥}

Monday, May 2, 2011

Yard Work

Here's the beginning of our "collection" - so far we have found 6 tires, and we know there are plenty more out there.  We found a drag, a couple of buckets that are in good condition, some bricks for the house, lots of hoses that aren't any good, some pallets, fence posts, a croquet ball, a kickball, a sled, a stroller - it's works just as good as a wheelbarrow!!!!!

This is what D & I spent 2.5 hours doing yesterday in the 35 degree weather and 30 mph winds!  We were able to get almost the entire front yard cleaned up and there is just a few things left in the horse pen that need to come out and then just a couple of boards along the shed that need to be pulled into the shed!  We were able to get quite a bit accomplished in that amount of time actually!