Monthly Archives: September 2016

Cottage in Wimberley TX for 2-night retreat.

Running Away… to Work!

Last year I started a new tradition- every October and February, I pack up and head to a cottage in Wimberley for 2 nights. I bring my business plans, notes, half-started ideas, old laptop, goals, wine, tea and more wine, and retreat into solitude. (Last February, T joined me for one night. This time I am bringing my Adventure Cat, Miss Harriet.) But generally it’s 48 hours of me not talking to anyone (except myself), focusing and figuring things out.

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Chicago from the 96th floor of the John Hancock Center.

72 Hours in Chicago

I was sent to Chicago for the Day Job, to assist with an event that I helped plan, and I think that in all my years with the company, this was the first time they’ve ever needed to send me anywhere. Glad it wasn’t somewhere boring!

The majority of my time was spent at the hotel (working, packing goody bags, reviewing timelines and menus, visiting with work people, making sure the right people got to the right place), but there were some nice things, even while working. Such as the Full Moon Dinner Cruise. And hotel itself (the historic Palmer House).

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What I’d Wear: First Day of Fall Outfit

For one of my favorite days of the year, I like to have a cute, and seasonally-appropriate, outfit. Haven’t planned this year’s, but I thought something like this would be perfect:
First Day of Fall


Update: Stitching the Sunrise

Just a quick update, I finally started on my sunrise project. It’s slow going, but I’m making progress. With an upcoming flight, if I can find my tiny scissors, I will hopefully get more progress made on this quadrant while at the airports.

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Making Life Easier, in the Kitchen

I enjoy cooking.

Really, I do.

But cooking dinner every evening, even with leftovers for lunch the next day, is too much work for me. Working a full-time job, running my stationery company, and now increasing my evening krav classes, there’s not enough time to eat dinner, let alone time cook one!

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Gym Talk: Fun Things to Do

On my epic quest to become a badass, I thought I’d share a couple of videos from the gym, as showed by the awesome instructor, Amy. You should hear some of the taller, male instructors talk about her- she may be petite, she can take them down!

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Saying Yes to More Travel

When I imagine what I want my life to be like, there is a great deal of travel. Mainly living in Scotland for 2 months of the year, but also visiting all across the USA and saying Yes to as many travel opportunities as possible. (And this is from someone who really dislikes flying.)

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