Do you ever have an experience that you know better but it took a few times before the light bulb came on? When looking back at some of the huge times that, I'd call it an "airhead moment." I decided to share my funniest moments in business as well as in life the little "mishaps," that occurred along the way. Here are my insights into: "what the heck was I thinking," when I did these crazy "little mishaps." First of all, need to give you a look behind my unique and innovative ideas to show you why it cracks me up. It didn't take one time to figure it but sometimes a few tries at the most unbelievably "why didn't you get it the first time," thinking. Following that is where I've summarized parts of significant times where I can look back and bust up laughing how crazy it was.Read More
How many times a day do you thank someone for their help or tell someone they are greatly appreciated? There are a lot of unsung hero's walking the halls of life and how many of us take it granted? If you're building is fresh and clean---who's the response? If your food is good----who's the one you thank it for? There more I could go on and on about. To read the outline of my series "The journey called life" is a great starting point.Read More
There are people who believe in some places that are ghost towns by blogs of sightings from all over Oregon. Jacksonville, Oregon is one that has trolley rides on Halloween to see if you have a sighting of ghosts during the tour of the history of sightings people have said to have seen and the town's history. There's a great story to tell you about the history behind one of the supposedly haunted ghost towns where I live near here in Oregon. According to some members of the historical society that I met when I was there, they provided me with facts and the history of some more important parts of the Jacksonville Cemetery, whereas it's a National Historic Landmark town in Oregon. I thought this would be a great Halloween story!Read More
Do you realize that since the beginning of time there has not been anyone of us that is a duplicate. There is no one exactly like you. You are unique. Maybe that is the reason there are things you like about yourself and things that you can do that no one else can. Some people tend to spend their thinking about wanting to look like or be someone else. Instead of thinking like that, concentrate on the things you know and can do, the things you like about yourself and develop them. Make you the best you can be. You are worth more then millions! Don't ever sell yourself short.Read More
If you use wordpress than you know about plugins and the issues with adding too many or that it can affect your website. Well I have the answer to the plugins that are for Pinterest but aren't rated good. All you do is a little code injection. keep readingRead More
How to add labels for your blog categories on your sidebar in Squarespace. With a video tutorial.Read More
Excitement comes from momentary motivation. It is present tense, a first date; making the team; getting a good score on a test or being named to the honor roll.
Enthusiasm begins in the present tense and extends into the future tense. It lasts throughout the endeavor until the task is completed. The first date turns into a steady relationship; once you make the team you play every day to the best of your ability; once you make the honor roll you make it again and again.
Have you ever had a hard time making beautiful things yet you're unable to find the right color you need, style of decorations, or in my case, anything beach related to use for decorations? Keep reading as I reveal my top secrets on how to accomplish this in the most unbelievable and out-of-sight DIY tips and hacks for creating your own and where to find examples or ideas for finding things to use or you can make from themRead More
Some people spend their lives worrying about what other people think about them and spend all their time trying to figure out what everyone else expects of you. You can't possibly believe that you're doing what you want with your life when you are always walking around worried about the judgments of others are putting on you. Click here to start at the beginning of this series.
We all worry about what other people think of us. Some people worry about it so much that they never take the time, to be honest with themselves. You need to take time out to yourself and ask yourself are you happy with who you are and what you represent. Instead, they decide in accordance with other people's wishes not their own.Read More
An obsessive pursuit of the perfect photo can become a kind of calling. I have grown my skills in photography since I was in high school. My passion grew as I started to realize the beauty that I am surrounded by living in Oregon. I'm a little bias since I was born and raised here. Over the past year, I have been traveling around taking pictures and writing a journal to share my experience and the history behind each place. Here are 7 tips I have learned throughout my life about taking photographs that show the beauty in many different settings.Read More
Communication is a the key importance that I couldn't stress more on. It doesn't take much time to ruin a relationship, even a relationships that you're trying to build a connection with. All relationships are successful or unsuccessful depending on how well we communicate. There is a right way to say the same thing--- and yes it does make a difference to those we care about.Read More
Do you like to try new crafts that take only an hour and are easy to do? First, you must find unique items to create a beautiful, quick, and easy craft project. That isn't as easy to do. I found this reclaimed wood while I was taking photos of the railroad tracks along the back roads that are being repaired or I think just debris left over that hasn't been touched in years.Read More
My love for making sea kelp baskets is an art in which I have started since I was in grade school with learning how to make my own materials and furthermore complete the process in areas that take years to learn among practicing techniques that are part of the history behind basketry making. I wanted to share how I have built my crafting business in areas that I have started to expand in vast areas that reflect my talents and artistic ability. To illustrate a better understanding of the materials used and the history of basketry following my own summary of my skills I decided to give you a more detailed history of my knowledge of what my ability in this area that has made my reputation behind designing and creating every basket. Another reason is I have been working on making my baskets into more ways and using new materials to create designs from my experience I have learned over the years to broaden my skills to move up my level of expertise.Read More
Brookings is home to several beautiful beaches. Located 6 miles from the northern California border on highway 101 in Oregon is just the beginning of the Oregon Coast Trail. This area is abundant in its natural attractions with miles of coastline, wild scenic rivers, state and city parks, and an attractive port. The cities of Brookings and Harbor are nestled on either side of the Chetco River where it meets the sea. GREAT for FISHING`Brookings is an incorporated city, while Harbor is not. They are in an area often referred to as the "banana belt" of the Pacific Northwest, thanks to its sunny and temperate year-round climate. This makes Brookings a welcome reprieve for travelers in a region otherwise known for rain and fog. Highway 101 runs through the town all the way to Gold Beach where Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor stretches 12 miles long with hidden spots in between the marked points of interest.Read More
How do we learn? Anyone can learn to do anything. Do you believe it? The answer is yes. We are products of our own environment. Anyone can learn new, and change old habits through spaced repetition. Even a parrot learns to speak English through spaced repetition education. Think what could you learn and accomplish for the better in your personality and character if you can just decide to change and were patient enough to work hard until you developed a new habit. It's true! We learn through repetitionRead More
Are you looking for soaps that don't have a lot of chemicals, safe for sensitive skin, and silky smooth for dry skin? I have made a few different recipes of lye-free soaps, unlike most others.Read More
"Love is patient"
True love is a process. True love requires personal action. Love must be continuing to be real. Love takes time.
Too often we expediency, infatuation, stimulation, persuasion, or list are mistaken for love. How hollow, how empty if our love is no deeper than the arousal of momentary feeling or the expression in words of what is no lasting than the time it takes to speak them.
The art of weaving basketry takes years to become an expert in creating exceptional designs using different eco-friendly materials and added in colors of sinew, twine, raffia, and dying any materials that are used for basketry. Growing up I learned many skills and crafts and with that background, it's made it easier to move up by professional artistic abilities in these areas. I thought that I would use sea kelp to weave a basket that I'd normally used with materials such as wicker, willow bark, reeds, that are much stronger and durable that make it easier to work with when weaving. I decided "why not be unique and use sea kelp." What a difficult and long process that took me to figure out how and then to complete the project but, Oh What A Blast!Read More
Using social media tools for creating enhanced images or graphics is one of the easiest ways to make shareable content. Here is a list of tools to use for making social media images in different ways to try out yourself. This is a list of some of the unique ways to grow your followers and maintain your social media and website backups and more.Read More
In fact, these unique environments are full of fascinating plants and animals, so many that an interpretive and identification guide becomes a necessary tool. Here are some tips, guides, and ways I've learned throughout my many years of experience with finding treasures of all kinds throughout mainly the Oregon Coast.Read More