Sunday, February 20, 2011

What A Difference A Day Can Make

 Just a couple of days ago, we were starting to see big patches of grass, people were wearing shorts 
& short-sleeved shirts in 50 degree weather.

  Many of us were dreaming of planting flowers, Spring golf, warm evening walks & new Summer wardrobes.  

 In no time Mother Nature Set us straight 

 & reminded us it's not over 

till it's over.


So sit back & enjoy the calm indoors...

& find beauty where you can.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday - Reflections of a Nurturer

I was able to spend a little more time than usual with my munchkin this week as he was feeling under the weather. I worked quite a bit from home for a change. Sometimes I pause and sneak photos, just because I can & to remember the things a nurturing Mother doesn't ever want to forget.

Curled up before my eyes
Lies a precocious but loving
Sweet boy - my little man
How quickly time passes

He sleeps so peacefully
His eyelashes so long
His mouth with a little pout
And his toes with a curl

How fast has he grown
How much has he changed
His hands so strong wrap
Around my soft & protective arms

His “You're the Best Mom”
Always melts me
Like mountains of snow
Under the February Sun

His head leans toward mine
Secure under my chin
Cuddles still calm him
I hear every restful breath
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Caribou Coffee...What's New?

A few reasons why I like everything that is Caribou Coffee, their involvement on Twitter & all that is right about their marketing for social networks:
Giving "Team Members" the opportunity to contribute to the business with their art & ideas

An Update: Added to the stores on Feb. 24th

Along with this one...

Examples of Crowdsourcing

 Website reinforcment

Reminders about the Sustainability Discount 

Hey, that's me!

Again, reinforcement of the discount on their website


Great promotional offers

Hope this has made you want to make a quick run to Caribou...
My "regular" Chai with 2% is my morning life saver.

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Caribou Coffee Inspiration: Guilty Pleasures - Part 1 of 2 or

Caribou Coffee Inspiration: Guilty Pleasures - Part 2 of 2

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


How important is yesterday's news? 
(or even this morning's news?) 

I recently posted couple of tweets that really got me thinking that sometimes life would be easier if I wasn't so darned addicted to aware of social networking sites. (I's true.) My fuel these days is the information I find on Twitter & the frequent updates made on Twitter, to Facebook, my tumblr & most recently my Pinterest pages. I'm almost ashamed to say that I've been considering buying an iPad.  

One was: "Some days are just too hectic to read tweets but I always feel like I'm missing out on good information & conversation."

A couple of tweeps I follow responded in agreement:
"@kbettcher I am with you! 
So much good stuff but so hectic sometimes"

"@bklalor I agree with you.  
I think twitter is giving me Attention Deficit Disorder"

The other tweet was: "Does anyone else feel like they're in Vegas playing slots scrolling past hundreds of tweets on your phone after you've been away for a while?"  

My issue was "what if somewhere along the way I miss some tweets with breaking information, wisdom that might change my life or that perfect opportunity which presented itself?"

Realistically, there's never going to be enough hours in any given day to let Twitter or any other social networking site rule your world.  There has to be moderation & balance in life - Correct?  

Sometimes yesterday's news, or even this morning's news, should just wait to be seen or heard.

I've also been feeling massive pangs of guilt because I haven't had the time nor inspiration to blog here lately.  Sometimes you need to stop & deal with the here & now and not escape in the day-to-day distractions. Sometimes that's when the healing beings & the real breakthroughs happen. 

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