Inspirational

Write a LinkedIn Recommendation

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It was a no brainer on who I was going to write a LinkedIn recommendation for for the Inspire Challenge.  Jackie was hired on as an intern when I was the Marketing Manager at KeyArt Publishing.  After the internship we hired her on full time and the company was never the same.  I miss working […] Read more…

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Win (2) VIP Tix to Chateau Ste. Michelle Event in Cincy

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Alright, Cincinnati!  Time for another contest and this time it includes WINE & MUSIC!  This Thursday, Chateau Ste Michelle Winery (one of my favorites!) is hosting an event to celebrate Cincinnati at the Malton Gallery.  Here are the deets! What: Chateau Ste. Michelle is bringing Cincinnati’s Chateau to life. The winery will be pairing great […] Read more…

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Inspire Challenge: Week 4

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We’ve made it to the final week of the Inspire Challenge for the month of September!  Only five more challenges to complete your month of making other people smile!  So here they are without further ado… 1. Send an unexpected thank you:  You can call it, text it, Facebook it to someone from your past, […] Read more…

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Feed a Friend

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Have I mentioned how much I love the Internet? And pizza? For my final challenge this week I sent my best friend, Jenny, a pizza while she was at work at Best Buy in Maryland.  All I had to do was go to Pizzahut.com, look at the latest local specials and put in her work […] Read more…

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Visit Someone

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Today I met my mom and grandparents for lunch.  My grandpa especially loves spending time with Annalise. (Remember how we added a second middle name, Arizona, to Annalise’s name after grandpa’s mom?)  And Annalise loves to hug on Papaw and give him sugar 😉 Annalise goes with my mom every Tuesday to see them and […] Read more…

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Thank Someone in the Military

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We are so honored to have THREE immediate family members serving or that have served in the military.  My sister, Christina, my brother-in-law, David and my brother, Mark.  So, to say THANK YOU for all they have done (including all three of them serving during war time) Annalise made them medals!  We will be mailing […] Read more…

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Device Free Dinner

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Last night Chris and I just had to get out of the house.  It had been one of those days.  So we went out to dinner and despite all the chaos going on we put our phones away and not let anyone or anything interrupt our dinner.  Not using our phones to constantly respond to […] Read more…

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Having Confidence Despite the Internet

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Confidence doesn’t come easy for me.  Some people seem like they are born with it and some of us have to work at it.  Then the internet showed up (specifically social media) and things got a little harder for everyone. Instagram filters made blue eyes bluer.  Facebook counted the number of “friends” you have. Twitter […] Read more…

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Sign a Petition

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For today’s challenge I decided I was going to sign a petition.  Problem was, what do I sign?!  I am not particularly political (Chris is political enough for the both of us), I support a lot of ideas and ideals but to sign a petition for an actual ACTION is tough for me.  I need […] Read more…

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Inspire Challenge: Week 3

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Alright everyone, we had another successful week of making people smile and we are EVEN MORE geared up for this week!  (It goes without saying, but thank you a million to everyone who send me their stories! YOU keep me going!) Here’s your new Inspire Challenge for this week!   1.  Feed a friend – […] Read more…

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