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Photo Blog Today

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I'm going to do a Photo Blog today and every month I will do a blog of just some of my favourite photos that I have taken this past month.  This will be a away for me to take photos with purpose and work on that passion of mine. I love photography, I love taking pictures but I need to learn more and practice more.  I am very much a candid photographer, I could be a paparazzi for my friends and family and those are the pictures I love the most. Capturing those moments and those are the photos I want to share with you. So here are some of my favourite Candid photos that I have taken in the past.

 Here is Lil Man lifting the hammer of Thor, he was so excited to meet his superhero idols!! This was such an amazing trip!! Can't wait until we can go back with Prince T!
 Prince T is so candid and expressive in what he does, He loves smiling and dressing up, here he is putting on his glasses!
 Prince T with his bestie Miss J.  They are so fun to watch together!
 This is a shot of Lil M…

Calendar Tool

Sometimes our biggest downfall to filling in our goals is not being organized.  Not being organized and falling into those pits of despair so I am battling that.  It's not a perfect plan right now, but I am pretty confident I can make this work and slowly integrate it into my daily schedule.

So one of the tools I am using is my desk calendar.  I am a very visual person and I like to have things   in front of me to see and I like to use my calendar on my phone.  I used to be really good at this when I had a variety of appointments always being scheduled but then when my job changed I stopped feeling the need to be so organized.  However, now with having a full time job, three kids, a personal life and a part time home based business I need to have something that is going to organize me so I can reach all my goals.

I am using this calendar, it's supposed to be a weekly calendar to track all your kids events and things, but I am using it to track all the things I want to accompli…

Soccer Season is in full swing

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I never played organized sports growing up.  Aside from a few school teams when I was in middle school I never played any sports.  I guess they were out there but we lived in a small town and there weren't many options.  You could play hockey, ringette or figure skating in the winter and ball in the summer.  And that was it! I mean I barely recognized that other sports existed until I moved to the bigger city.  But by then I was not interested in being sporty, I was interested in boys.....

So when I got to university I started dating this guy who introduced me to soccer, a sport I had always admired from the sidelines.  When I first started going to the all girls school a few girls were on this city soccer team and I so wanted to play but I really had no idea about it, so when I got the opportunity to play for fun I was pumped!! And I loved it! I loved the running the fast pace movement on the field and the camaraderie that exist on the field.

Then I moved to Red Deer and lost all…

The beginning of MY Change

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

I don't even know where to begin with this book, it's amazing and everyone should read it!! Or listen to the audio book like I did!

I set the book in my car for my drive to Saskatchewan the other weekend and I couldn't believe how on target this book was, how it absolutely said everything that I was thinking but couldn't put into words.

How often does one come across books like this?  Books that speak on the frequency of where your life wants you to go, not on the frequency you are stuck in, but in that higher frequency of where you know this life can take you.  That's what this book was for me.

I found it was real, not some mythical new age crap (which for the record I actually subscribe to for the most part), but it got to the real heart of the matter.  I mean I totally need to listen again and take some notes on what was all said but this book gave me my first AhHa moment that I shared on Youtube.  It also got me motivated to get …

Arbonne Pamper Baskets

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I am always thinking of different ways to improve my customer service.  How can offer those who choose to support me in my business an exceptional experience that they are excited to do business with me again?  What do people want in customer service?  What do people consider to be exceptional, why do people return to do business at different areas?

Here are my answers to those questions and my ideas to support a wonderful customer experience in my business for those who want to support me.

What do people want in customer service?
I want to talk to people.  I don't want emails and texts and Facebook posts, I want people to talk to me.  I mean emails, texts, posts all have their place and are a great way to start a discussion but I want to talk to people who are selling me things, I want a relationship with them.  I really dislike all the impersonal ads that I come across or the terrible emails trying to get you to try a new product but with no real person behind you.  It's als…

House Hunting

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"It's time to find a new house," I thought to myself one day and continued the contemplation, "There are so many homes out there, how does one decide what is right, what they need and where do they start??"

And then the answer hit me, like a tonne of brick falling from a twenty story building, SHOWHOMES!!!

Not only would I get an idea of what builders are currently building, but I would get an idea of the type of features people want to see in homes they are purchasing!! Right on two birds one stone.

But when would I be able to go and when would my husband want to go, and how do we tell the children? On the weekend, Sunday seems like a good day, Husband wasn't busy so check, and well just explaining to the kids that we were going on an adventure to see what else was out there and they were all in!

Sunday came and we loaded up the car and headed out to see some show homes. We were really excited and got out two hours before any of them opened (OOPS) but we w…

Five year plan!!

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I've decided that I have a new five year plan... I mean you should always have a new five year plan and to be honest I've never really had a five year plan,  just a wing and a prayer!  And really it's done well for me so far, but I wan to be more organized and really plan out what we are going to do, how we are going to get further ahead.

Things aren't great right now, the recession has hit our house and it is a little scary!! I am working at the moment, but my husband is not and there are just no jobs out there.  But this too shall pass and my husband will be working again and we need to be ready with the important goals when that happens.

So where do I want to be in the next five years

- A permanent teaching contract with Red Deer Public Schools as a Foundations Teacher!

-A new home in a new community either in Red Deer or one of the communities within 20 minutes of Red Deer.

-A new Mercedes paid for with my Arbonne earnings (RVP here I come)

-A lake property lot that…

That terrible voice..

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So I may have over done it yesterday.... I was so sore today and I am sure it will be worse tomorrow, but I made it through the day.

And I kept trying to talk myself out of everything.... no run at lunch legs too sore... no walk after school have to get ready for swimming.... oh I already climbed into bed so no yoga tonight.....

But then this other voice came into play, it was small but it was ferocious!!! "Get your butt out of bed, put on some workout clothes and just do Day three of yoga!!"

The louder, excuse making voice kept making it's excuses, but the small voice it got louder and louder and finally I got out bed put on the yoga routine and just did it.

It was very Horton Hears a Who-esque.... but you know what?? I feel so much better now that I did that workout, not more energetic but more relaxed, more centred. I love how I feel after yoga, like I've just had the most extensive workout but the most wonderful release of all those negative things.

That small …