November 2022

November Thought of the Month

"Know what's important and what isn't. Have the wisdom to know the right thing to do, the integrity to do it, the character to stand up to those who don't, and the courage to stop those who won't."

~ Mark Goulston

October 2022

October Thought of the Month

"Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else."

~ Judy Garland

In an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy tells her friend Willow that Halloween is the one day when you can be whoever you aren't. But that isn't exactly true. Every day of our lives we play roles to fit in, wearing a different mask for each situation. We are taught from childhood to be what people expect us to be, in some cases demand that we be.

September 2022

September Thought of the Month

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."

~ Cecil Beaton

August 2022

August Thought of the Month

"You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life."

~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

July 2022

July Thought of the Month

"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."

~ Henry Ward Beecher

The Uncounted Costs

Normally I keep my blogs supportive and inspiring, there's more than enough negativity in the world. But today I want to comment on something that is on everyone’s mind right now. Each of us in entitled to our opinions and this is not to try to change minds, but to bring awareness to consequences that aren’t being talked about.

June 2022

June Thought of the Month

"Only the educated are free."

~ Epictetus

May 2022

May Thought of the Month

"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door."

~ Kyle Chandler

Who remembers the old saying "God helps those who help themselves"? To me that means the good luck, right place right time moments — whatever you want to call it — in life will not just happen. We play as important a role in our successes as chance.

Kitchen Little Remodel - No Painting!

Kitchen Little Remodel - No Painting!

My playscale kitchen has been a pink and white color scheme for ages. When I decided to redecorate, I considered removing the Kitchen Little Deluxe Kitchen Center. But I couldn't find any playsets with drawers and cabinets. Check out what I did to remodel it without changing anything permanently, some steps might work for your other remodel projects.

April 2022

April Thought of the Month

"Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit."

~ Conrad Hilton

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