Thursday, December 30, 2010


*Community*

About 6 months ago my daughter called me. She was super excited..."Jason (her hubby), was taking her to a Lake Forest Park bookstore to meet The Pioneer Woman!" ... 

" Who is the Pioneer Woman?"...(sorry..PDub!)


"Mom...she has a blog, it's amazing... I'm going to purchase her cookbook!"


Chrislyn and PW at the bookstore.

After consuming some wonderful food (made by Chrislyn) from PW's cookbook, and my daughter's my enthusiasm, I just had to check out Ree's website to see what all the hoopla was about!

I did... and through PW... I found Layla, Holly, Melissa, Emily, Jami... and this amazing...COMMUNITY!


http://jonesdesigncompany.com/

Emily...My Mentor...Encourager!

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I followed them for about few months...then at the end of October with some encouragement from Emily, I decided to take the plunge and start a blog of my own.

~*Dreams on 34th Street*~

I'm an early bird...up every morning before 5am...Mr Dreams leaves for work at 5:28. I throw a load of clothes in the washer and grab a cup of coffee. It's time to check out what's happening in my new community!


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I see the "teeny" photo squares of  my 11 (now 12!) followers...all amazing...all inspirational...all fun...all very special to me! 


http://www.freckledlaundry.com/

Jami...My first follower!

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A little click here and there...then I realize...it's time to do a couple quick chores and get ready for work...but...

I have such new found energy...because...

I've travelled around the world a few times and I've been over the moon...flying through amazing thoughts and creative processes!

Thank you, sweet community!

Have a safe {First Night} of 2011! I wish you all the best for our New Year!!!


*L*
{with love}


Monday, December 27, 2010

My Favorite Sports Guy...and a {replay} of a Christmas Eve Bedtime Story...

Brought to you with a smile from a proud Mom.


As you know, my son, Jay is a sports director for KLEW... a  TV station in the quad city area of Idaho. 


His first job after college and the intern circuit, he has been at KLEW a little over two and a half years.


Last year, Jay started his own little Christmas Eve tradition during his 6 minute segment of news. He had the Idaho Vandal football team read "Twas The Night Before Christmas",  as they prepared to leave town for a bowl game.


This year, On Christmas Eve, Jay actually had his own 30 minute  sports {Christmas Special}. In the final segment of his special he invited athletes from all over the Quad Cities to read the traditional Christmas Eve bedtime story.


I wish I could have shared this on Christmas Eve, but I had to wait until it was OK for Jay to release it.


So, if you would like to turn back the clock a few nights...Here is the Sports Buzz version of the famous tale. It's recited with love from a very special community of athletes and coaches.




In the spirit of this amazing time of year...

May Godspeed as we cross the finish line of 2010

and line up at the start of 2011.

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Sleep well tonight, sweet sugar plums!



*L*
{with love}