Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Stuff Of Success: Finally warm again

An beautiful quilt for an awesome price!

The Stuff Of Success: Finally warm again: I am always cold. For years I had this nice toasty comforter and I literally slept with that comforter all year long - even in eighty degre...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

31 Days of Photoshop Series: Day 1

How to Quickly Resize Your Type without Numbers

If you want to learn about something specific about Photoshop please email me and I will put it in my 31 Day Series. 

Friday, September 30, 2011

31 Days Series

The Stuff of Success

For anyone who wants to learn InDesign check out 31 Days to Learn InDesign by The Stuff of Success. InDesign is an amazing program with so many features. Let the design begin.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

31 Days of Photoshop - Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

A friend sent me to this website called "My 3 Boybarians" to participate in a 31 Day challenge. Basically you write for 31 days about something you know really well. Initial I though I need to get into shape so why not write about that... then I remembered it has to be something you actually know about. I thought and though then it came to me. Why not write about Photoshop. It's the one thing I know well. I am going to focus on is Tips, Tricks and Tutorials. I need your help. Please write in and tell me what you want to learn. I want these 31 days to beneficial for you. The more you suggest the more I can tailor the site to your needs. Let the blogging begin October 1st!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Farmer's Markets

Attached is a list of all the certified Farmer's Markets in CT. When I get find out what the best ones are I will let you know and post the dates on the calendar.

CT Farmer's Markets

Monday, May 23, 2011


CHANGE: to make the form, naturecontent, future course, etc., of(something) different from what it is or from what it wouldbe if left alone

Monday, May 9, 2011

You know it's true love when....

you can't wait to see him when he comes back from a trip and he just left today.

he farts and says "what's that" with a smile on his face... and you do anything you can to stop the giggles that are raging inside of you.

you find his little anxiety driven qualities cute.

he can make you want to pee your pants and gasp for air.

he becomes your best friend.

after a long day of work you come home and wish the night would never end.

he does little things for you because he wants to make your life better.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Stress Busters

Stress is a killer mentally and physically. I use to be stressed all the time. It only lead to anger and frustration that was hard to get rif of. What I have learned over the years is life is too short. Since you can't get rid of stress out of your life totally their are things you can do to reframe your thinking.

Here are some things I like to do...

1) When it is really bad either get organized or exercise. Physical labor gets your heart pumping and oxygen flowing releasing endorphins to calm your body down.

2) Read. Sometimes reading a quote can change my perspective in an instant.

3) Wait one day to see if it really bothers me. Most of the time my view changes with a little bit of sleep.

4) Do something good for someone. If I am having a really bad day doing something nice for someone else lifts my spirits.

5) Make a list. Stress completely fries my brain. When I write it down I realize I get more done.

Chrome Web Store

The other day I discovered this really great thing... Chrome Web Store. I clicked on the latest version of Chrome. When creating a new tab I saw an icon called "Web Store". It's a bunch of free apps for your browser or computer. It makes life more fun.

Moves Me Music

I feel this song best describes me. Find Out
This one gets my toes tapping and in great mood. Find Out
At the moment I am obsessed with this one. If you've seen Grey's Anatomy you would be too! Find Out

Spring 2011

Go To...

A great tea and coffee place in New London, CT  -  Bean & Leaf

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Daily Quote

"I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity." Gilda Radner

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Motivational Dread

It can be really hard to get motivated when you have piles of laundry, looming bill deadlines and a shower that could be used for science experiments. Those are the moments you decide you need to start a new exercise routine or begin a blog. At least that is what I do. Avoiding issues can help when you need a mental break but most of the time it produces that feeling in the pit of your stomach. You know the one... dread if you don't do this right now you won't be able to function. I call it motivation. Stop thinking and just do it!

Tax App

I discovered Turbo Tax has a FREE app to track your filing/refund status. It is called MyTaxRefund.

Daily Quote

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others." Ayn Rand

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Favorite Poem

i carry your heart with me
by e.e. cummings

i carry your heart with me

(i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it
(anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear no fate
(for you are my fate, my sweet)

i want no world
(for beautiful you are my world, my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart 
(i carry it in my heart)

Daily Quote

"Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow." Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

Some of my Favorite iPhone Apps

Binaural Beats
The Secret Daily Teachings
Angry Birds
E! Online
The Weather Channel

Some of my Photography

A Change in Perspective - Relationship Ruts

Yesterday I was reminded how people can make an indelible mark on your life no matter how long they have been in it. When I first met my coworker "s" six months ago I was astounded by how self-aware she was at such a young age. It can take some people many years to get to where she is on an awareness level. A week ago we were on a break talking about relationships... I mentioned how I felt mine was in an rut. We were doing well though not really moving forward. She suggested I watch the movie "Fireproof" then read the book "The Love Dare." I am not a religious person but I opened my mind on a spiritual level and took the message to heart. In relationships we sometimes think the other person is to blame for the relationship not progressing the way we want. If we take a step back to look at our own actions we just might see we are the one holding ourselves back. With work we can have the relationship we want as long as we truly love the person and they truly love you back.

Now "s" has moved on to another job—I am wiser because of her.