National Women’s History Museum

Just discovered this site for the National Women’s History Museum.  What a great opportunity we have to make this happen.  Click the link below to contact your Congressional representative today! Give Women’s History a Home Next to the National Mall In a year when many women have made history, Members of Congress have the opportunity  [Read More]

Moving Past Your Mistakes

Julie Wainwright

I ran across this fantastic article by former CEO Julie Wainright.  It’s called Five Life-Changing Mistakes and How I Moved On and it’s worth the read. Bookmark it.  Here’s an excerpt: I would like to tell you that I was down but not out. That I just brushed myself off and got on with  [Read More]

How Much is Your Underwear Worth?

Aeropostale Underwear

Aeropostale UnderwearAt a waterpark recently, my family and I reached the top of the biggest water slide to be greeted by a nice looking teenage boy wearing nothing but a pair of crocs and swim trunks. Oh and underwear. You couldn’t miss it – the waistband was pulled at least 3 inches above the top of his shorts. It wasn’t an accident. He wanted us to see his jockeys. In fact, in the minute or so we waited for our turn down the slide, he checked at least twice to make sure that band with the big letters was showing. What did it say? AEROPOSTALE. What did it mean? It means you paid too much for your drawers, dude.

I don’t get it. Don’t get me wrong, I like nice clothes and I understand paying for quality, but wearing clothing that does nothing but promote someone else’s name and says nothing about you or your passion is beyond me. How is that a “fashion statement” if it says nothing about you?

American Girl Place Rocks

American Girl

American Girl PlaceMy husband and I took our girls to the American Girl Place a couple weeks ago as part of our vacation. Let me preface this post by saying I like American Girl for their books and movies, but I am not a fan of dolls and frilly outfits. And I really don’t like the color pink. I know American Girl Place is sort of a mother-daughter special event, but I really wasn’t looking forward to going. I was going because my girls wanted to go, but I didn’t think it would be that big of a deal for me. It’s rare, but I can be wrong sometimes.

Girls Can’t Throw the Discus

Girls Can't WHAT? Discus Design

Ah yes, the Olympics have started and here I am still trying to finish up the track and field designs for my shop.  Today I’m adding the discus thrower (what is the correct terminology for this event?).  I remember trying to throw the discus in jr. high track, but being short and petite, I lacked  [Read More]

How Would You Brand Yourself?


TattooOn my recent vacation, as I was churned through the throngs of people at amusement parks and tourist traps, I couldn’t help but notice the number of folks sporting a variety of interesting ink designs. I’m neither for or against permanently inking oneself, but I have to admit I wonder sometimes what would posses people to choose some of the decorations that they do.

Tattoos are personal and they should mean something special to the person to whom it is attached. I also think the design should clearly reflect that meaning so others viewing it can understand the passion behind the mark. Don’t you? Afterall, this is forever (or at least until you can afford to have it removed if you so desire).

If you were to get a tattoo, what would it look like and what would it mean?