• We Manage What We Monitor…

    Have you heard this saying before? “We Manage What We Monitor.” Or maybe you’ve heard Aristotle’s saying “We are what we repeatedly do.” I absolutely believe that the more we monitor and track things, the more likely we are to do the behavior, which is why I love this Goal and Habit tracker insert. Back in January, I was pretty…

  • It’s time to make yourself a priority…

    As women, we often don’t take enough time for ourselves… Many of the women in our community wear many hats: wife, mom, business owner, employee, coach, chauffeur… It can be easy to put ourselves at the very end of the line when it comes to priorities. I’m not saying we should always be first…just that there should be some balance,…

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    Choosing the Perfect Cover for Your Lifestyle

    Plan your dream life, beginning with the cover that embodies your evolving lifestyle. The first step to choosing your new Tula Xii Lifestyle Organizer is deciding which size organizer will work best for your lifestyle. That might mean you have different sizes for different areas of your life, too, so don’t feel like you have to stick with one size…

  • Something old, something new…

    Well, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve sat down to write a blog post. I can’t imagine why that has been. 🤣 Covid. Virtual school. Opening a storefront restaurant in the midst of a pandemic. Remote working. Blended family challenges. Did I mention opening a restaurant? Haha. It’s been a wild ride, that’s for sure. I do plan to…

  • It’s all about the relationship…

    Listen up small business owner friends! Running a small business is hard work, and I’m sure that’s no surprise to you. I believe one thing that will set a business apart is the relationships that are built. Business is all about relationships…how well you build them determines how well they build your business. ~ Brad Sugars ~ Whether you realize…

  • What Work-Life Balance Looks Like For Me

    Work-life balance feels like a joke most of the time. Truly, most of that is my own fault. Because of *all* the things that I do, I do have to make a conscious effort to improve my work-life balance. I juggle a lot of things – full time job, side hustle, supporting our food truck business, supporting my teammates, mom…

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    National Step Family Day 2019

    Today is National Step Family Day! If you know DJ and me, you know that neither of us are proponents of divorce, despite the fact that we are both divorced. Being part of a step-family can be challenging, both as the parent and the child. Despite that more than 50% of US families these days are re-married, it can be…

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    Open Hearts

    When I was in fourth grade, I experienced the loss of a relative for the first time (or at let the first one I remember). I was 9 years old. (Note: as I’m thinking about it…it might’ve been second grade…my memory from that far back has long-since faded with that level of detail.)My parents drove us to my grandma’s apartment…