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Saturday, October 10, 2015

I moved, please visit me!

I moved a while ago and in all the hustle n bustle I forgot to tell you! 

Please visit me HERE 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mini Launch Soiree Success

I can't begin to tell you what Launch Your Creativity has meant to me. Since its inception 4 years ago it has been an amazing ride that has literally blown my mind. I've had the pleasure of meeting amazing, creative women from all walks of life. Not just the speakers, but women that come and share their hopes and dreams. Last Friday night was another evening that pulled at the strings of my heart. As the guests arrived and got settled there was a buzz in the air of eagerness to learn new things. We went around the room and each guest shared her heart's desire. A common thread was woven among us. There's something amazing about coming together, each of us unique with talents just waiting to be discovered and shared. 

I Believe...
I Believe in you.
I Believe in dreams.
I Believe in the power of coming together and supporting each other.
I Believe you will do what you commit to do.

These "Believe" ornaments were given to each guest from Cheryl Turner, owner of Paris In A Cup Tea Salon. She Believes too!
Kara Noel Lawson, Lidy Baars, Martha Karelius, Sharon Hughes, Cheryl Turner

A huge thank you to my fabulous speakers and partners in crime! I am so fortunate to have these beautiful women give so freely of their hearts and time to encourage others. It is a huge gift and I am so grateful to them and to you. 


Monday, October 20, 2014

A Tiny Seed

A very, very tiny seed...

 You've heard the verse that goes with the tiny mustard seed, right? "...If you have faith as small as a mustard seed"... 
Luke 17:6
I was pondering this the other day and realized I'd heard that verse all my life but had never looked at a mustard seed.So, of course I Googled it(Google knows everything). 
Then I thought what does it turn into, as in how big? 
Wild mustard growing in Galilee.
Mustard tree. Photo:unknown
I pondered it a bit more. It seems to me that dreams are like mustard seeds.When I had the idea to start Pansy Cottage & Garden it was just a little dream but I had a vision for what it could be and within a few years my line went all the way to Dubai(I had to look it up on the map, it's far!). My point is this, you never know what will happen when you decide to plant your dreams. Are you willing to live wondering or are you willing to start? The next Launch Your Creativity event is Friday, November 7th @6:00pm. You'll learn new skills to implement into your business plan such as using social media effectively and branding yourself, meet new friends, have yummy desserts and be inspired for $45! 
What do you have to lose?
Register HERE

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Need tools?

Every Launch Your Creativity Event has new speakers that bring fresh tools for you to utilize in your  business and personal life. This November 7th, Martha Karelius and Kara Noel Lawson will bring social media strategies, branding ideas and a big dose of you can do it! They will share from their hearts what works and what doesn't!

And the amazing thing is, its only $45! Register HERE

Friday, October 10, 2014

Coffee, Eggs and You!

I sat across the table from my dear friends Lidy and Cheryl(you know them well from LYC and the "Truth Over Tea" videos) as we sipped coffee and poked at plates of eggs and toast we talked about our dreams; dreams for our businesses and dreams for our personal growth. One common thread that unites our hearts is we want more than anything to encourage you and for you to know how important your dreams are. They are attainable, we are living proof. If you are like us, you've sat wondering how things could be different if you weren't afraid to take a leap of faith. On that note I invite you to take a leap of faith and join us for an evening of encouraging and teaching you THAT YOU REALLY CAN DO THAT THING THAT MAKES YOUR HEART SING. You have nothing to lose evening & $45 bucks(but dessert & hors d' oeuvres will cure that). A beautiful venue at Paris In A Cup that's to die for and filled with feminine touches awaits you as well as new friends and a fresh new vision!

Register HERE

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ready to Rock?

Rock Your Life! Your business life that is. 
*Need strategies? Got it!
*Need Social media tips? Got it!
*Need encouragement and Inspiration? Got it!
Come to the Mini Launch Soiree and learn how to get your business in motion! REGISTER HERE

Monday, September 29, 2014

Everything I Know For Sure

Yes girls this will be one of those rambling from the heart, glimpse of the diary type of posts(this is a repost).
I love the last line on the sign, "Don't even think about it".
But do you?
Do you think about climbing over the rail to challenge yourself to do something amazing? Something thrilling, exhilarating?
Something that fills your heart to the brim and then 
over flows and you can't hold it with a bucket?

I do, but.....
It still terrifies me.
At 46 now 48, I'm realizing all those things that held me back for so many years are the same things most of us struggle with but don't reveal. How many opportunities are lost because of our fears? I hate to think of what Ive missed because of the inner voice that kept saying, "be careful" and "what if". And why is it so hard to reveal those things.

 Undoubtedly, more fear.

Fear of not being accepted and being hurt even more. Let's face it life is hard and throws some whopper curve balls BUT, you'd be surprised at what you can over come, even conquer if you trust in yourself and face some of those fears.
This picture represents 2 completely different things to me:
1. Its beautiful, captivating, serene. Gazing at the water has a calming effect. Breathing in the air as I took this picture filled me with peace. Beauty was all around me and I was safe behind the rail.

2. An element of the unknown, invoking a bit of anxious thoughts. Clearly the terrrain is steep, rocks are below in the water and a wrong step could be disastrous. I wanted to hike down below but was unsure of my footing. I was just plain scared!

Do you remember a time in your life when you were fearless?
Have you ever felt invincible? What were the circumstances surrounding those feelings?
For me it was when I was a kid. I could do anything. I climbed on the roof, picked up a snake and swam in the ocean(until I saw Jaws, then it took another 20 years and a scuba tank to get me back in).

Harness that energy and use it to your advantage.
I finally made my way down, it took a while but I made it. And yes, I was terrified.
I wanted to press on and see the cave below that I had heard rumor of and once there I was excited, the climb was worth it.

On the way I crossed over lots of rocks, got a few splinters from some horrible thorn ridden weeds and slid on my butt in places I couldnt stand.
I was worn out and out of breath.
But I made it and that was all that mattered to me.
Stumbling on the rocks, I lost my balance, got a little bruised but somehow was able to climb back up the trail (which wasnt lined with railing mind you). I have to tell you I came to this beautiful place last year, after a terrible heart breaking experience. I went there seeking solitude and healing. I took more than a year to post this I suppose because I was still learning from the experience and needed to reflect.

Time really does give a fresh 
perspective on life.

I hope you see the allegory within this story.

This is a true story, my story. Maybe similar to your story. Im a fraidy cat, there I said it.

Not any more, not any more.

Despite being bruised, heartbroken and terrified you must continue on the journey.
If you don't you will never know what you are capable of. Your journey WILL inspire others to follow their own path too, its a double blessing. My faith also played a great part in this story. God was with me through the thorns and the rocks and He is with you through whatever you are facing too.

Beautiful girls, you are capable of so much more than you know!

I originally wrote this about a year and half ago. Funny thing is I needed to remind myself that these journeys, no matter how difficult are full of blessings. I hope you are encouraged and blessed! 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tackle the Mystery of Social Media.

Pardon our dust, LYC is getting a makeover!
In the meantime visit our new website 

Want to start the business of your dreams? Or, do you already have your dream business but need encouragement, inspiration and tactics to take it to the next level?

 Register for the Mini Launch Soiree on November 7th. We will tackle the mystery of social media and teach you how to use social media to promote and grow your business beyond your wildest dreams!

Register HERE