Shine Brighter

21 Dec

Shine Brighter

Your Time Means More Than You Think

21 Dec

I don’t remember the last time I actually sat down to write because I felt like it, not because it was a have-to. Since I got this new position, I’ve had the chance to give back to my community more than I would before. I have become fond of Driscoll Children’s Hospital and the people that work and live there. I love to see the children’s smiling faces as I walk around the room. It’s magical and truly something no one can ever take from me. Today, I read on my Facebook wall that one of my friend’s little girl was at Driscoll I knew immediately that it was my responsibility under God to stretch my hand out and help. I haven’t taken off from the office to do so, but I wanted to jot down my feelings before I went.

To all those families who have suffered medical hardships and illness I applaud you for the strength you keep together for your loved ones.

Pumpkin Marketing

7 Nov


The marketing is definitely working. This is a good read!

Originally posted on Eatocracy:

The Wall Street Journal labeled it a “Halloween horror story.” The Internet called it something else: a “pumpkin panic.”

During the first week of October, the Journal reported that Starbucks stores around the country were running out of the syrup used to make its Pumpkin Spice Latte — one of several fall drinks the chain releases seasonally, for a limited time.

Customers, like those who frequent, were shocked.

“WHAT IS HAPPENING?” wrote one user.

The answer is simple.

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Enes The Banana

6 Nov


This is one of my Dachshunds. Her name is Enes. She was a banana for Halloween, and even gave out candy to our neighborhood trick or treaters!

Sunbeams Shining

24 Sep

If there’s something you need to know about me, it’s that I love giraffes. I love their majestic look and their unique coat. I found this meme on Pinterest [follow my boards] and thought I’d share it on my blog. 

24 Sep


This is truly terrible. Please make sure you take the necessary measures to keep your pets safe. Be aware! My sincerest condolences to Maggie & her family.

Originally posted on :

Beatrice, the pick of the 2010 Rizer Goldens litter was generously given to us as a wedding gift. It was a very happy time for us and her addition to our family added to that joy tremendously.  Beatrice was a very special gift because she was so much more than just a dog.  She was full of light and happiness that you could truly see when she pranced into a room.  Bea’s heart and her funny quirks inspired me to write this blog.  I called her my Sweet-Bea.

When we first got Bea, the intention was to show her.  Her lineage was quite impressive and her potential as a show dog was thought to be endless.  Unfortunately for Bea’s career, her heart melted ours and the thought of her being on the road at shows, away from us, was too much to bear.  Beatrice was our little lap dog and her place…

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Voli Strawberry Pops

7 Aug

When the summer began I got a glimpse of a frozen pop on the Voli Facebook fan page. I knew it just then that I had to make them. We had a barbeque party at the Convair house coming up and knew it was the perfect opportunity to make them. I posted some of our bbq pics and of course the recipe (via Fashionado) below. Enjoy!

Strawberry Voli POP –
1 1/2 oz Voli Lyte (73)
3 oz Master of Mixers Sweet and Sour Lite (7.5)
3 oz Master of Mixers Strawberry Mixer (12)
1 oz water (0)
In a mixing tin, add all ingredients shake and pour into 2 popsicle containers.
Total calories = 92.5
Each popsicle has 46.25 calories


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