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What’s Your Passion?

Everyone has one, or two, or three, or more things in their life that they just adore doing. It goes beyond just a past time, it is that passion that defines you. That love that captures your heart regardless of how old you get.

I have so many but the one passion that has stood the test of time for me is photography. I love taking pictures of people when they least expect it.  The candid photos that capture the very essence of that moment.  And of course, my favorite shots are those of my family.  Here are some of my favorites:




I also like to get a little artsy now and then….;-)

For every “perfect” picture that I take, I have about 30 that don’t turn out the way I wanted them to. Yet, every time I run out the door, I make sure I have my camera in tow because you just never know if today may be the day you get that perfect picture. 

Now it’s your turn. What is your passion?

Six-Week Goals

Lately, I’ve gotten hooked on Jillian Michaels and in particular her Losin It television shows.

I love the motivation, the change emotionally and physically, the advice….pretty much everything in these shows. But one thing that stands out the most is how she can push these families to make HUGE changes in just six weeks.  When they say “I’m trying” she says that is setting yourself up for failure…don’t try, just do.

It's never a question of can you, but will you?

I can only speak for myself, but I know that I often underestimate what I can accomplish. I am the perpetual ‘planner’ with no follow through…..wow that really sucks admitting it.

I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes 5 years in a row.

So this is how I am going to change it. I am going to set some goals that I want to achieve in six weeks. After the six weeks, I will follow-up with you guys.

Here are my six-week goals

  • Create and stick to an exercise schedule
  • Develop a family budget
  • Get organized
  • Take my blog to the next level

I know that achieving my six-week goals won’t be a finish line, but more like a the beginning of a new me. There are so many more goals I want to add but this will do for the first six weeks. 

The past does not define you, the present does.

I’ll take you guys along on my journey and am now throwing this out to you. Do you have six-week goals you want to set and share?

You are stronger than you think!

To kick this journey off…..

For every like this gets I will do one pushup

And so you know I actually did them, I will vlog it and post it to my blog. 😀

Weird Scents Tag

Tag! I’m it….Anouchka from Life of Bun created and tagged me in her post on weird scents.  Rather than giggling and running away which is what you do in a game of tag, I decided to stay and play along. 😉

Basically this tag is all about the weird scents that others might scrunch their nose at but you just can’t get enough of. First. I am going to have to steal one of Anouchka’s…



Like her, I love the combo tools, gasoline, and all that. It reminds me of my dad and all those times I would sit there and sort his tools as we talked or sang various italian songs together.


Okay maybe I stole two of Anouchka’s smells 😉 but who doesn’t love the rain??? I also love the smell/feeling you have right before it rains.

Interesting side note about me, I absolutely LOVE it when it gets super dark out, you see the crash of lightning off in the distance and hear the rumble of thunder roll across the sky as the storm gets near you. And yet I HATE sun showers. Don’t know why but I can’t stand sun showers. Wonder what that says about my personality? Yeah, let’s not analyse that one. 😉


The smell of freshly cut hay – this one is again linked to when I was a kid and I can’t help but smile when I pass by a field of freshly cut hay.


And I don’t mean the fruity lipstick smell (although I love those too) I mean that distinct smell that listick has. I can’t describe it but there is just something about it that I love. While we are on the topic of makeup I feel obligated to also say I love the smell of nail polish.

Nail Polish

Everytime I do my nails, my hubby scrunches his nose and tends to relocate to a different room. Not I, I breath in that smell of beautification. 😉 

Okay, all those are pretty tame so let’s finish this off with a truly wierd one….hmmm….



More specifically, I love the smell of hot asphalt as they lay it down on the road. I have no clue why I like that smell, most people are grossed out by it.

Now it is my turn to tag some folks and see what smells turn their heads.

Now at home Mom

Cowboys and Crossbones


Wear Your Vitamins

Living Young Wild & Free

TAG!!! You’re it!

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