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I share what I know and live.

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a Little Diddy about Suds in Buckets

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If you enjoy country music like I do, you’re probably familiar with a song that just turned 20 years old by Sara Evans Called Suds in the Bucket. It went to #1 back then in top played song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06o-EYH9svs I heard it on the way to Costco this morning, after staying up last night with the hubs because we agreed neither of us remember seeing St. Elmo’s Fire as kids so let’s see what we recall and if it holds up. (Foreshadowing hint, it didn’t :/)  The song and movie connect and add flavor to my week of positive reflection. I can sing along to Suds in a Bucket just like I can get me some Fancy and Walkaway Joe…

When you want a response

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Sometimes the wish for a response can help you find create ways to reach out to those who are important to you

There’s no wrong way to eat a turkey.

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Ahhhhhhhh Happy Thanksgiving to every American in every way! I was thinking. I can't recall the last time I was at my home on Thanksgiving. This has to be the first time. Now, I know there's been years I woke up in my bed on Thanksgiving, put a dish or two together and headed out to another invited gathering of cool people I want to break bread with. I'm waiting for my kids to read this and remind me of that one time.... pretty sure not though. Yet this year, it's here. We aren't going anywhere and are making the core of the meal. The gathering will be six of us with four stopping in after on their dinner trek…

Curious Thoughts about College Recruitment

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My take on college recruitment advertising patterns and which ones will work

The Grace Collection – Jesus Art

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The journey to spreading love and joy to others in artful repurposed ways continues for me. You're welcome. haha. All kidding aside, I reflect alot on what I'm drawn to and what I create to understand myself better. Similar to painting Sasquatch fun paintings and dissecting that, I truly enjoy making prayer candles out of thrifted shot glasses and making Jesus mirrors and wall out out of really cool frames and mirrors I find while on the shot glass hunt. It all came together for me! The Grace Collection. Over the years I've played with frames and mirrors for glass art, when it hit me that tying in the message of shot glasses could bring them to another level. Plus…

Sorry Virginia, there’s no Santa Claus.

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About ten years ago, with Christmas quickly ahead of us, my husband made the decision that Santa was not getting the credit for big ticket items any more. He simply decided he didn't care what other people think. We worked really hard to be able to afford that our two sons received their biggest wish of all - A Nintendo DS - and doggone it, they're going to be from us. He went on to explain that all the little stuff and stockings and what not can be from some guy named Santa but he wanted them to know we provided those Nintendo DS's. Yikes. I was nervous about his ask yet open to a further discussion. I agreed with…

Michigan, who knew?

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Apparently most of the people in my life, that's who. Rough outline of the journey up Now. We get it. Pretty cool up north. You gotta see it yourself. Pictures don't explain that this is really what clear water can look like. I've seen similar in Cozumel but not that calm, and I wasn't dozens of feet above it in a boat still seeing the clear bottom. My goodness. The awakened me of course says, please dear God don't let us eff this one up with pollution too. If we haven't already. Please. What beauty. We heard and verified online that Lake Superior is so full of natural water for the globe, that if you spilled it out, it would…

You think we should rethink?

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I am not sure if I had any type of epiphany, but the thinking within myself propelled me to put down my paintbrush and start writing it down before it escapes my ever fleeting brain streaming. Had to hard save it I guess. I was thinking of activism and the cultural laws we follow as a society. Perhaps its at that core of the issue that we indeed find a way for majority care is some of the most disparate, horrific and tucked away behaviors that lead and have led to generations of inhumane torture of the mind, soul and body. Could this be it?! Let me roll. At first, I was going to dive in by showing pictures of…

Giving Prayer a Shot

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About a year or more ago, I realized I wasn’t showing gratitude to God as well as I was for a while and that perhaps that was the reason I was so miserable at work and regressing back into stress health issues. It hit me square in the face like, duh! I bought a traditional prayer candle and kept it front and center in my kitchen, which is open to the living room and where I spend most of my home time. It reminded me every time I was home that I needed to light it and say something. Anything. It made a difference. It brought me back into a regular, casual relationship with God that I thought I already…

Finding new connections

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Oh imagine the irony of it all. I had lunch with someone and she was so delightful and we get along so well and she gave me all these advanced, intelligent suggestions on how to leverage my art and let more people see my fun. Top of the list I wanted to check out further was this online place called Spatial and it's a virtual art gallery that people then can enter and see all of your art in one place and I thought that is phenomenal! It's neat! It's a new way of storing your art and displaying it! How fun you know it gets into deeper stuff like all the NFT's and what not. So yeah. Worth a…

Picking Our Poisons

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I can't shake the dread in my heart and mind for what has happened to us all because of the explosion and burn pit epicenter that's called East Palestine. I'm sick of plastic. Why do we need so much of it? If there's anything those Greta children and Bernie hippies should consider, it's not natural resources killing us and our planet. It's the chemical laboratories using carcinogens to us and earth in the name of progress and profit. Sure, I won't argue that some plastic inventions save lives. Got it. Check. I'm saying do we really need it in every single facet of our lives and what society says we need to have successful lives? It's fricking everywhere. It's not…

Signing Employment Contracts

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I've been reflecting somewhat on all my past employee contracts I’ve signed over the years. When you sign employment agreements, they can really start to get technical. Seems the more complex the title they want to give you while under the contract brings with it more contractual understandings in the form of policies and termination grounds if the contract isn’t fulfilled. One of my favorite things that come with title descriptions when applying for employment contracts is “And other duties as assigned by employer” I think about that. When you agree to an employment contract that comes packed with dress codes, pay schedules, behavior policies, social expectations, and a list of what your expectations are going to be, there’s that…