“When someone tells me “no,”
it doesn’t mean I can’t do it,
it simply means I can’t do it with them.”
- Karen E. Quinones Miller
Totally agree with this statement- reach that Finish Line, any way you can! Woohoo (that’s me- cheering you on)!
She is a National Best-selling Author of the book, Satin Doll.
Her bio: http://www.karenequinonesmiller.com/Bio.htm
Everyone is gearing up for the Holidays here in Nashville. People are out shopping for the perfect gifts, enjoying the Christmas lights, and getting photos taken with Santa.
We’re probably all thinking about upcoming preparations for our Christmas feast as well. You know, the fancy roast, sparkly decorations, and yummy dessert. But, don’t forget the bubbly! Making mimosas for guests is fun on special occasions such as this (combine a lil’ bit of OJ & champagne).
In my family, we have a hard time keeping the glasses straight (especially after a couple drinks)! So, I found an easy craft today: create-your-own wine glass markers, made from cork. We shouldn’t experience any mix-up this year…
You will need:
Wine bottle cork
Cutting mat (or a thick piece of cardboard)
Twine or bakers string, cut 8″ long
Photographs printed out or photocopied
1) Cut small 1/4″ discs, from old wine corks.
2) Create a small hole in the upper portion of each cork disc.
3) Stick twine through the small opening.
4) Print off small photos of your friends & family.
5) Trace the cork over the face in each photo. Cut out this small circle.
6) Glue photo onto cork disc. Let it dry.
7) Tie your finished product onto the bottom of champagne glasses. Voila’ – your very own personalized markers!
Full directions: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2010/make-cork-wine-markers/
Source Credit: Virginia Kraljevic, Etsy Crafter
Crate & Barrel Wine Markers (in case you’re tight on time): http://www.crateandbarrel.com/set-of-6-bird-wine-markers/s292837
It’s where we made new friends, canoed on lakes,
and learned Swing Choir moves.
Ok, so the last one was my own personal geeked-out memory (yep, every Summer I attended Swing Choir camp…think Glee!).
Now, women can have a similar experience as adults at Campowerment! It is a getaway that combines those warm-fuzzy feelings we had at camp as kiddos, with interactive workshops that help to empower the everyday woman.
Trips last four days and include a variety of games, disconnection from technology, and a chance to reconnect with yourself and nature.
Currently, they are located in California, Florida, Pennsylvania and New York…and are continuing to expand.
Their Founder/Director states that at Campowerment, ” …you can learn to embrace what you want and bury what you don’t need in an entertaining, motivational, kumbaya (almost) kind of way.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m already singing a round of Kumbaya here…it sounds like great fun!
Happy Camping: http://www.campowerment.com/workshops
Learn more about the Director, Tammi Fuller: http://www.campowerment.com/workshops#!meet-tammi/c1asl
What are some of your favorite memories from camp?
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
- Jane Goodall
She is a British primatologist & UN Messenger of Peace.
The Goodall Institute: http://www.janegoodall.org
“Be consistent and love yourself. You do not get into better shape being hard on yourself. Drink lots of water (half your body weight in ounces), and be complimentary and congratulatory about your own achievements. Do not compare yourself to what others seem to be.”
- Mandy Ingber
Ingber is a yoga instructor and former actress.
Her official site: http://mandyingber.com
What’s the one thing we have a lot of today? Left-overs! And, what is one thing we may need more of? A lil’ body love & self-acceptance (after that huge feast)!
Today, I’d like to introduce you to someone who can help remind us ALL of the awesome qualities found within!
Her name? Anna Guest-Jelley, the Founder of Curvy Yoga. Taken directly from her web-site, “Curvy Yoga is a training & inspiration portal for curvy yogis and their allies and teachers.”
She is an AMAZING writer, who has the ability to tap into her own heart and touch readers on an emotional level. The subject line of her last email read, “Do you know how much I love you?” (you can receive her newsletter via email- I highly recommend this!). It was a wonderful, thoughtful ‘thank you’ to all of her loyal followers (& she has MANY).
An educator and champion for women’s empowerment, she states that her goal is to ”encourage women of every size, age & ability to grab life by the curves- and never let go.”
I remember first reading about her in a local publication, several years ago. At that time, she was teaching yoga classes here in Nashville. Since then, she has continued to grow her business- and now conducts teacher trainings. You can currently find Curvy Yoga in six countries, on three different continents, and over 30 of the United States! Way to go!!
Link to Anna’s site: http://www.curvyyoga.com/about/
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with family & friends!
What is your FAVORITE dish, that gets passed around the table every Turkey Day?
“We make thousands of decisions everyday….it’s about (making) micro changes.”
- Yael Cohen
She is the amazing 26 year-old Founder & CEO of the cancer charity: http://www.letsfcancer.com