Tuesday, August 26, 2014

National Dog Day

A shout out for our best friends in fur coats!  It is a lot to "Bark" about!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Successful Day is About Remembering and Internalizing Your Goals

Yes, I am that kind of person who collects quotes. Sometimes I print and strategically hang them up to remind me of my goal and/or I memorize it so I can review it in my mind throughout the day - mentally reminding myself of what I want to achieve.   My personal belief is that a successful life is about time, how we choose to use it and how we choose to treat one another. This is my new inspirational favorite. If you want, you can check out my other favorite quotes by clicking on my Pinterest board on the upper right hand corner of this blog page.

This is a reminder for me how I want to live today and tomorrow and to continue adding all those tomorrows together!  I KNOW I will be a happier person because of it!  I also believe that you can do this too, yes, we can do it together!  The amazing affect of doing something so seemingly insignificant as this is that this is how to change the world. Start with yourself, then do one of these kind acts for someone, then they pass it along and it is multiplied and repeated by many.  Miracles will happen.  Let's be that miracle in someone's life today and begin the transformation of the hearts of human beings to be their very best!  HSH 

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Thrifty, nifty Thursday friends!  What is more thrifty and nifty than being HAPPY?  What is the next best thing to being happy?  That is hard to narrow down but being Creative ranks pretty high on my list.
Well, a couple of my friends, in real life and on Facebook, introduced me to a Website/Channel and Blog that has both happy and creative as the magical thread that runs throughout all that they do, couple that with music.  Can it get any better than this, well maybe, buuuuuut, it is my pleasure to share with you: Click Here

Today, I want to "Tune" you into their theme song music video.  To fun if you are a girl and if you are a guy just endure it well.  Hopefully it will add some happy to your Thursday!  HSH

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Making Christmas Memories via The Cottage Journal Magazine

I came across this article in the online edition of The Cottage Journal Magazine and had to share it with you.
Making memories centered around family and friends is one of life's greatest treasures that will enhance life and surpass death and literally sustain us in times of hardship and trial.  I know from personal experience that making good and happy family memories is a super glue that holds a family together.  Take courage and start planning today.  Christmas will be here before you know it, it is right around the calender corner.  Not all of us can make a trip to the the magical Pine Hill Farms in Birmingham, Alabama, yet there ARE things we CAN DO!
Ponder it, plan it, prepare it and then partake in that great gift of choice family memories YOU created - be it small and simple or midsize and  marvelous or WOW that was amazing!  Please remember to take joy in the journey so YOU TOO will be glad you did this.  HSH  

Text by Katie Wood / Photography by Mac Jamieson
Pine Hill Farm owners, Cary and Carlene Walker, not only grow lush evergreen trees, but they also cultivate a time-honored Christmas tradition for families who return year after year to relive treasured holiday memories.
“It’s a special place with a special spirit.” That’s how Carlene Walker describes the unique family Christmas tree farm she and her husband, Cary, own. Located just outside of Birmingham, Alabama, Pine Hill Farm stretches across 15 acres of beautiful rolling hills, dappled with hundreds of Christmas trees. It is a place where families from across the area flock each year for an “old-fashioned” Christmas experience.
Customers can find several varieties of Christmas trees at Pine Hill Farm, including the Leyland Cypress and Carolina Sapphire, in a range of different sizes with some reaching heights of more than 20 feet. The farm also offers popular precut trees like Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, and Black Hills Spruce, which have been imported from Northern states. At Pine Hill Farm the Walkers not only allow customers the rustic and visceral experience of cutting down their tree of choice, but they also offer the lighting, flocking with snow, and even delivery of their tree. “We’ve never heard of somebody doing all of that,” Carlene said, “We didn’t have any more land to expand on, so we just decided to expand by offering more services.”
Carlene said the memories that children and families make together while picking out the perfect tree is just one of many reasons why she recommends people buy from a tree farm instead of a big-box store. “When you come out to the farm, it’s a whole experience,” she said, “You get to ride the farm wagon, you see the reindeer in the authentic old barn, and you just get to be out in the country.”