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Sunday, September 14, 2014

LIFE: KERMIT THE FROG'S "NOTE TO SELF" - INSPIRATION TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS


Happy Monday, Everyone!

This weekend, I was fortunate to have both my sisters, one from NM and one from VA, in NYC visiting. So, my parents came in to join us on Saturday for a lovely day and night in the city.

On this visit, my mother told us that we needed to watch Kermit the Frog's "Note to Self," from Friday's CBS Morning Show, and so we did.

For those of you who don't know, Kermie is one of my nicknames, and I absolutely love, not only Kermit the Frog, but "The Rainbow Connection" song, which he sings.  

Plus, my father, who is the most extraordinary man and father I know, gave me the book, It's Not Easy Being Green by Kermit, which I relate to so well.

Needless to say, I was touched by this segment, and wanted to share it with each of you.  Life is so short, and the moments we do have should be enjoyed and lived to the fullest, in good times and in bad. 

Simply remember..."dreams are here to challenge us" and "you will meet someone who will help shape your entire life."  Therefore, never give up hope, "it's a good life, so, enjoy it."  

Keep your head up, keep moving forward and stay as positive as possible...you only get one life, so, why not use, and live, it wisely! :)

Kermit the Frog's "Note to Self" via CBS Morning and YouTube.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

LIFE: REMEMBERING 9-11 - 13 YEARS LATER


Just a quick post as I, along with the rest of the world, remember September 11th.

At this time 13 years ago, I had just moved to NYC for the first time.  Tragedy struck, and New York City and the world would never be the same.

Finding myself living in NYC, yet again, and this time near ground zero, where it all took place, there isn't a single time where I look up at the Freedom Tower, from my apartment roof deck or out at the skyline, and I am not reminded of the day I was here in the midst of it all.  

To this very day, each and every time I look at the Manhattan skyline, I miss the Twin Towers.  To me, that was the iconic New York City skyline, and as much as I love NYC, and am happy to be back, it has never been, and will never be, the same to me. 

Take a little extra time today to let those whom you love, know you love them, and the same to all those in your life you care about.  Life is short, and I hope it doesn't take another tragic event, like today in history 13 years ago, to remind us of this.

Sending everyone in Blogland an extra smile and hug today! 
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

SATURDAY SAYINGS: LIFE, A SMILE, TAKING CONTROL AND HAPPINESS


Happy Saturday, Everyone!

The US Open is in full swing, here in NYC, and it seems to have brought the heat and humidity with it! 

Aside from that, life has been going beautifully. Opportunity keeps knocking, and between meeting new, wonderful people and having great conversations, I've continued to learn the importance of listening to instincts and following your heart.

Words that had the greatest influence on me this week were...

"Invest in people who invest in you."  

I often care more about making others happy over myself, which isn't a bad thing, but sometimes you have to make sure you do so for those who truly want to be a part of your life, as not to waste too much energy on those who might not be doing the same for you.  Actions always speak louder than words.

"And now I'll do what's best for me."   

Something I rarely do, especially, since I worry so much about hurting others, and I'll probably do that my whole life.  However, age has taught me this is important when done in a healthy way.  Therefore, what's best for me should never be egotistical, or done in a way that might suggest you think you are better than others.

Side Note: The first smile quote was actually shared by my boss, in one of our daily morning meetings, and is just another reason why I love my job and those with whom I work.  A smile, positivity and genuine support for one another shines brightly, which is rare to find these days.

So, this week's quotes are all about the above, life in general, taking control and steering things in the direction one wishes, gaining happiness, while always remembering the importance of a smile! :)

At the end of the day, I want those in my life to know that they want to be in my life, without question, not just be in it when it is convenient, and to be willing to, in a small way, fight for me.  Just as I would do for those I hold close in my life. Otherwise, it's onward and upward for me.
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Monday, September 1, 2014

AFFORDABLE ONLINE SHOPPING: FAST FORWARD TO FALL WITH CHARMING CHARLE


Happy Labor Day and Monday, Blogland!

First off, Happy 41st Anniversary to my extraordinary parents!!! 

Second, while in Washington DC recently, I got to visit my older sister and she introduced to Charming Charlie.  A store she thought I would love, especially, since it is affordable and organized by color, and she was right.

Since there are no locations near me in New York City, I decided to go online and see if they offered online shopping, and was so happy to see that they do.  This prompted me to do another affordable online shopping post.  

Seeing that I’ve been dreaming of fall lately, and just purchased my favorite 2 for $22 Leaves Scented Candles from Bath & Body Works, I was inspired to tie in the cooler season ahead of us with this fast forward to fall themed post. 

Each item can currently be purchased online.  Plus, get FREE Shipping when you spend $50 or more.
(Layout created by Liesl Ehardt using images vis Charming Charlie.)

*(available in 11 additional colors.)  
*(also available in silver)
 
3.  Honey Reading Glasses – $12

4.  Lightweight Cream Sweater – $25
                
6.  Neutral Faux Leather Messenger Bag – $17.99*
*(also available in black or white)

7.  Gold Medallion Faux Suede Camel Flat – $25      


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Enjoy the holiday and Happy Shopping and Saving!!!


Saturday, August 30, 2014

SATURDAY SAYINGS: INSTINCT, GROWTH, FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND LIFE REMINDERS


Happy Saturday, Everyone!

I'm on a little getaway from the city and enjoying a slower more relaxed atmosphere, good company, food and drinks...it's quite lovely!

This week, I think a grasped a better idea of where I am with things, and what I need to do moving forward.  I''m listening to my heart and trusting my gut on this.  

Sometimes inspiring moments help make things a little clearer.  Plus, so much opportunity is being placed in my path daily, especially, since starting my new job, and I'm truly looking forward to the future.

Here are some quotes that spoke to me, and helped reassure me that my choices ahead are for the best. 

Hope you are all having a lovely start to the holiday weekend and truly enjoy the rest of it! :) 
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by Liesl Ehardt