Good Stuff

The Gift of Giving

Posted by on December 17, 2010 at 11:44 am
Give the gift of recommendations

Do you end up running store to store trying to figure out what to get your colleagues for the holiday?

Well, I used to be one of those frantic people until I realized that people don’t need more things. They need cookies!
Just kidding..

While many of my colleagues and friends are getting a box full of my famous cookies, there are many other “free” gifts that mean so much more than material things.

Last year, Joe Mechlinkski of EntreQuest challenged the EQ readers to think of new ways to give to the people you spend many of your waking hours with. The one idea that I’m thinking of doesn’t require a single penny. It doesn’t require a whole lot of time. You don’t even have to leave your comfy office chair or couch to make happen.

I happen to think that this is a marvelous idea.

Christmas Cookies to the Rescue!

Posted by on December 16, 2010 at 10:29 am

One of my favorite childhood memories is filled with love, laughter, and FOOD! Cookies, to be specific…

I would be my mothers helper as she whipped up batch after batch of sugary goodness. She would set the dozens of different types of cookies out in the living room on old family silver tiers, trays, bowls, and more. It was hypnotizing to walk into the room and see all of the different cookies, colors, and smells. I never knew which one to feast my eyes (and fingers!) on. The decision was tough.

Once I moved out, we attempted to bake cookies together once again, but it seems like father time always got in the way. This year, I’m feeling a little nostalgic in the spirit of the holidays, so I’ve been on a baking spree this week. Many people have asked for the recipes, so here they are! All 26 of them!

Times… They are a Changin’

Posted by on December 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

As most of you know, I have been faced with a number of personal challenges over the past few months. A week after getting laid off in September, I was in a pretty nasty car accident. My whole life was put on hold while I worked to pull all of the pieces together and get back in the game.

Muscle Strengthening Exercises

Posted by on July 28, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.”
– Ruth Gordon

Favorite childhood toy …

Posted by on February 5, 2010 at 7:32 pm

To start off the training day, we were asked what our favorite childhood toy was, why it was our favorite, and how we are like the toy. We had only a few minutes to think about this, but I didn’t need long..

Viva Las Vegas!

Posted by on January 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm
Me & Doug taking off!

We arrived in Las Vegas around 3:30 MST yesterday. The flight out was uneventful except for the crying baby the whole way from Charlotte to Vegas! The girl sitting next to me is a costume designer and her husband is a lighting designer for the new Cirque du Soleil show at Aria, Viva Elvis. He […]

Salute to 2009

Posted by on January 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm
Me and Doug

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve checked in here. My life has been slightly nuts the past 4 months – lots of changes. 2009 was a year of great achievements for me. In June I moved from my social media position to a much bigger opportunity within the same company. Since June, I’ve been […]

Who’s your Mentor?

Posted by on June 17, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Today I attended an event at The Center Club in Baltimore, MD as part of a local business professionals roundtable. Dr. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland was the featured speaker. He discussed his path to success from Lexington, KY to College Park, MD and his newest challenge as the chancellor as well […]

Ode to Momma

Posted by on May 7, 2009 at 10:40 pm
Mom and Me

I don’t know who started it first – mom or me, but somewhere along the way, “Mom” became “ma” and “momma” in dialog. Calling her “mom” just doesn’t fit. It’s probably because I see her as so much more than a mom. I see her as my rock, my mentor, my wine buddy, and most […]

The Fruits of Sugarloaf

Posted by on April 23, 2009 at 5:22 am
Volunteering at SMV

I found Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard about a year ago when looking for wine festivals. I ended up on a list for all wineries to contact about volunteer opportunities at events. One of the first wineries to contact me was SMV. This past fall I worked the Maryland Wine Festival as a SMV volunteer and received […]