Wednesday, February 27, 2013


My 2 year old is obsessed with the movie "The Lorax."  For those of you with kids, you know that when a child gets hooked on a movie you watch it multiple times in a day....over many days.

Could be much worse. It's a kid's movie that has humor that adults can relate to, which is nice.  The graphics are great.  But the part I like is the message. I have always been a fan of the book, and the original movie as well.  I was happy to see it updated and with the message intact.

Today I thought I'd share a little quote from the book/movie that has always inspired me.

This is what I am trying to do!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


That's where I'm at.  Picking a logo.  Who would have thought it would be so hard to finalize which one you like best.  Thankfully I work in a Daycare and my little kideroos can help me decide!  It also doesn't hurt that my uncle is a world famous designer. No really. Check him out at Line Design.  The man has an impressive resume.  Back in the day he even designed some pretty famous movie posters, that is if you think "Jaws" and "Superman" were impressive.  Now he designs for mostly environmental companies since he can be choosy and work with who he wants to.

He also lives in Vegas...I see a totally necessary business trip in my future.

But I think I have it. The design that is. I can't show you of course because it is not finalized and definitely not trademarked yet.  Can't show my goods all over the internet until they are secure!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Make a Difference Mondays

Here's the plan. On Mondays I will post about making a difference in our world. Could be a small act of kindness, a social-forward business or some other idea floating around in my head. The only criteria is that by participating in said idea, someone or something will benefit.

I woke up around 2:00AM thinking about this one.  So simple, yet effective.

Have you ever worked in some sort of service industry?  Somewhere that you deal with the public on a daily basis?  If you haven't, you should.  Just to gain some much needed perspective.  It's a tough job  no matter what you are doing if you are dealing with people.  In my life I have had desk jobs, but I have also worked as a barista, hostess, sales rep and a retail manager.  I've been yelled at and talked down to.  When I was in retail management one man actually refused to talk to me and wanted to talk to a man.  

Now on to my idea.  Why not celebrate those that work in these demanding jobs with a little note of kindness?  Carry around a few thank you cards that you can pick up at your neighborhood store.  Maybe order some small business cards that say "Thank you for making me smile today."  A small gesture can go a long way to make someone feel special and turn their day around.  I think my kids would really get on board with this one.  We may get some business cards is so cheap to do online.

We are all in this together! Why not try to improve someone's day with a little kindness?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The beginning...

Ok, it's official. I'm a blogger.

Technically I have been a member since 2008, but that's not the point.  

Where have I been since then?  I've been busy! But really, no excuses.  I just never made the time.  But now, I've got purpose. This is my year.  Why not take some friends along on the adventure right?

So buckle up, it's gonna be a bumpy ride. This is the year I will try to open my own business.  A business that I have been dreaming of starting for years. I business that I know can make an impact on our youth and on the world.  Sounds lofty, but it's my dream.  

This blog will be my outlet. My place to dream big.  To cry tears of joy for my successes and tears of pain for my losses.  I can't wait to see where this adventure takes me.