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Be Earth's Hero

Other countries refer to it as “International Mother Earth Day.” That's the name it was given by the United Nations in 2009. Here in the United States we simply call it “Earth Day”. Either way, we are fortunate to call Earth home and we need to respect her. Earth Day was created in 1970 by Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson and is celebrated yearly on April 22 with the intention of raising awareness about pollution and the need to take care of our environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling resources. There is no Planet B. This year’s Earth Day theme is Restore Our Earth, which reminds us that because we require a healthy Earth to support our lives, our health and our survival, each of us must...

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Staying Positive

With all of the doom and gloom of daily news, it’s hard to stay positive. There are clearly things we need to know, like how to protect ourselves and those around us, but we do not need to hear every unpleasant detail from morning to night. Here are some ideas to help us focus on the positive. Consume a healthy amount of news. For a pick me up, try watching heartwarming videos on thedodo.com. Looking to stream a little calm? Check out explore.org. It’s my newest obsession. Look after your neighbors. This act reminds us that we are here for each other. Focus on things that you previously had little time for like finally sitting down to read that book...

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A Selfless Summer...

No matter how revitalizing this change of season makes me feel, my thoughts continue to linger on those teams of responders who are battling forest fires or assisting with flood and hurricane disasters. They are working tirelessly and selflessly saving not just humans, but also pets and wildlife. I am blessed to call some of those responders my friends. "Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interest of others". Phillipians 2:4 NIV In honor of them, I ‘d like to offer you something to boost your spirits and or brighten a friend’s day. From now until the end of October, enjoy 20% off your order and the items shipped free. Use code: AUTUMN I hope...

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Riding the Wave...

It’s been building for some time and all I needed was a gentle push. So it is with sheer excitement that I am introducing my new online store SURGE boutique!   Starting something new wasn’t easy. There were road blocks, negativity and intimidation. I was fortunate to connect with inspiring, talented mentors and advisors – all who helped me persevere and who continue to guide me.I love this quote from an unknown author:“Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s good just knowing they are there”.I knew at some point in my life, I wanted to be surrounded by fashion and share it with friends. You know that saying “when you feel good, you look good”? It’s...

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Online shopping gives me a reason to live… at least for another 3-5 business days…

Falling in love with fashion will always be my biggest love affair. As much as I adore my husband and adore animals, I love fashion. Some might think it’s materialistic. Others might see fashion as senseless or pointless. To me, I was enamored at a very young age and now I am sharing my affair with you. I’m not shy about my love affair. Several years ago I asked one fabulous looking girl what color her lipstick was. I needed to know and I had to have it. It was MAC in the iconic Ruby Woo. I am still crazy about that bold red lip color today and will wear it every chance I see fit, even while gardening or...

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