Birthday Bonanza!

It’s my son’s 6th birthday today. I had to give him a shoutout! I have so much planned for him today. Yeah, I always make a big deal out of things because why not? Life should be celebrated! 🎉

I hope you are having a fantastic week. I’ll save a slice of cake for you.

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Money Mondays – Why Small Business Matters

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Part of the conversations I have had lately all revolve around how someone I know has lost their job, or they know someone who was laid off or fired from a job they thought was their golden ticket to retirement age.  The sad reality is most employers do not care about their employees, they only care about their wallets.  This includes not wanting to pay Uncle Sam (taxes) or pay their employees what they are worth.  This goes for both big corporations, and the small business that sells the stuff you love but complain is too expensive.  So what gives?  Should we revolt?  Should we march on Washington?  Actually in some cases we definitely should, but in this instance, it is important to remember why small businesses matter.  They matter not only to your paycheck, but to your communities around the US, and globe.

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End of Summer?

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We are approaching the end of Summer, so I’m getting the most out of my maxi dresses before it gets too cool. I love the color and fit of this dress. I could wear it every day. It’s from Target and was under $35. You can not beat that!
I paired it with simple makeup and hair.

What is your weekend go-to outfit?

Thankful Thursday – The Little Things Matter Most

With the lightning speed that life is moving lately, I am very thankful for the little things in my life.  The fact that I’m still able to call friends and family, and that I still have genuine friends and family to count on.  So many are suffering, mostly in silence, yet throw on the biggest smile in public.  If you are one of those people I encourage you to open up, get angry, cry – whatever it takes to release the emotions.  If you have been deciding on making that call for professional help, reach out and do it.  Take charge of your life and let it become all that you envisioned and imagined.  There is a lot of truth that life goes by too fast, and is always too short – make the most of all that you have.  We need you, and you are loved(even if you just got off a very passive aggressive phone call with your mother)!

Make tomorrow, and every day after, a positive step in your goals no matter how large or small.  Do not let anyone tell you you can’t do anything.  You can and you will! 

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Always Remember – 9/11

My son was telling me how at school they refer to September 11th as “America Day.”  I then asked him if he knew why, and if they talked about what happened that day at school.  He said they didn’t, so I had to find an honest, yet non scary way to explain what happened.  I told him how we honor that day for the Americans that died, and the Americans that risked and gave their lives to help others – that’s the heart of what makes America strong.  We have come a long way from our previous troubles to this point of unity, even though we have an even longer way to go in a lot of our issues.  This day always weighs on me because I remember so vividly when it happened, and the panic that surrounded the major event.  I always hope for my peers, and the next generation we move to a more peaceful and tolerant time.  We are all in this together.  American-Flag

Remember to keep those directly affected, and those still suffering in your thoughts and prayers.  Also keep our brave service men and women fighting on a daily basis to protect us.