February 15, 2013

Funfetti Fun


Not quite so guilty Valentine's Day treats.  These funfetti cupcakes are actually made with the boxed mix and  a 12-ounce can of Diet 7-Up. No eggs, no oil - just soda!  Bake a few minutes less than the usual cupcakes in my experience.  They're delightful.  

February 6, 2013

To live on job alone?

I love my job.  I have the privilege and honor to work with amazing clients, brands that truly want to positively impact their customers and communities, and colleagues that go above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis.  So why do I want to blog again?  Because no one can live a truly happy life focused solely on the job.  While I feed on positive results, relationship-building and helping my team grow in experience and wisdom, outside the office – away from my laptop –  I have simply felt that there hasn't been much to write on lately. 

I’m not going to lay down the excuses here.  I have plenty to be thankful for in my life and plenty to share.  In fact, I’ll be the first to admit I live a blessed existence – I not only have a job I love and make a comfortable living doing so, I have a loving and caring support system of friends and family, the best dog ever, a beautiful home that I chip away the payments on each and every month, and live in quite possibly one of the most exciting cities in the world.   Sure, my heart longs for more, so I tend to focus on my job because I feel the most control there, but also on what I'm lacing in my personal life… instead of what I do have, which sure is a lot. 

It’s too late for a New Year’s resolution or even a birthday resolution, but those never work anyways.  I am publicly challenging myself, however, to share at least weekly an industrious endeavor or a blessing in my life through this blog that is NOT work-related.  I hope you’ll follow along and I can touch your life in some way – through a recipe, a photograph, a snippet of scripture or a story.  (I ride public transit – trust me, I have good stories.)   

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