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February 28, 2006

Sometimes You Gotta’ Put Blinders On …

Since Friday night I’ve had my blinders on. I’ve been working fast and furious putting the finishing touches on my upcoming class for BigPictureScrapbooking.com. Putting this together was so much fun! The best part … recording the audio for the class. So much fun! Jay found me this really cool microphone and stand … it’s the kind singers use … but fear not, if you take the class you won’t hear me sing. (Ooh, how frightening that would be.)

So anyway, to pull this class off by the deadline required some serious focus … at the expense of house cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, and a few other of the day-to-day kinds of things. Sometimes that’s just what it takes.

Which projects have you had lingering … that if you put the blinders on for say 3 days straight you could wrap up once and for all? I’m telling you … the satisfaction of completion is truly worth a few extra cobwebs and dust bunnies.

So today the blinders are off … the class is done … watch out dust bunnies!

February 25, 2006

Swiffer Dusters Rock …

So if you’re a newsletter subscriber you know this about me already. Sometimes I get a little bit excited about products. And today … well, the product I adore today is my swiffer duster. I learned about this product while doing a needs assessment for a client. She literally did a demonstration and was just plain thrilled by it. After I left, I just kept thinking about her … her demo .. and how this product must really be life changing for her to be so compelled to do such a wonderful demo. Since I couldn’t get it out of my head … it landed right smack dab in my shopping cart on my next Target shopping trip. What I found .. it is a truly remarkable product, allowing me to put to a swift end the dust on my ceiling fan blades … a situation I had previously chosen to overlook, since 1) I just don’t spend too much time looking up at the ceiling, and 2) I really had no good way for dealing with this problem anyway.

So here’s the best part … today, we simply couldn’t take it anymore. All these months of winter had taken a huge toll on our cars. So … Jay and I gathered up the kids, paper towels, window cleaner, shop vac, the swiffer duster, and headed outside to take on the grungy cars. So you know all those nooks and crannies in your car that you just can’t seem to get clean? Well … the swiffer … it gets in there and gets them clean. No more dust. No more dirt. No more grunge! Truly, this product rocks. (I said this out loud as I was swiffering … and Jay concurred. If a man thinks a duster rocks … the duster rocks.)

Go forth and buy a swiffer.

OK .. so last night was just plain cool. I attended the NAWMBA and ArchWIT Conference at Washington University in St. Louis. I got to hang out with inspiring, intelligent, entrepreneurial women and participate as a panel member in a really thought provoking panel discussion about entrepreneurialism. So fun. (Thank you Hunter for getting me involved with this event! It was really cool.)

So here’s the takeaway … what event can you go to that will inspire you? Really get you thinking? Surround you with likeminded people who can fuel your creative energy and get you motivated to take action? Find the event. Sign up. Go.

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