Joyous Joy 80: Amazing Compliments Bring Me JOY!

Back in July at the NYC Summer Fancy Food Show I met a fabulous woman named Angela Neale who owns a new snack bar company named Simply Chopped.

SimplyChopped Labels

Check out their website: http://simplychopped.com!

Her warm personality and clear passion for natural ingredients instantly drew me to her. For anyone out there who has read my business plan and my mission you know that Angela is my ideal customer.

After the food show I did plenty of follow up with prospective clients, but none more than with Angela. Continue reading

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Joyous Joy 73: Snuggle Season

It's like sleeping in the fluffiest cloud ever! Once it's cold though, getting out of bed will be a serious problem!

It’s like sleeping in the fluffiest cloud ever! Once it’s cold though, getting out of bed will be a serious problem!

All is right in the world now that my down comforter and I have reunited. There is simply nothing more comforting than the feeling of sleeping in a fluffy cloud of blankies. In the past week I’ve had the most amazing sleep I’ve had in months.

All summer I have slept terribly. Not only has my “bedmate” been the AC unit in my window, but my blanket was just plain lame. These “issues” left me chronically exhausted. Even after 9-10 hours of sleep each night!

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Joyous Joy 72: “You Did it Again”

For the past three years I have been lucky enough to include a very special friend in my life who is caring, honest and generous with his time and love. I always feel grateful for dear friends in my life, but I feel extra lucky to have such a wise and supportive friend who I am able to spend time with regularly.

Speaking of being supportive....David bought the 1st ticket to our Culture Crawl! Here we are enjoying that gorgeous day together.

Speaking of being supportive….David bought the 1st ticket to our Culture Crawl! Here we are enjoying that gorgeous day together.

Lucky for me he lives just a short flight down and I am able to hang out with him at least twice per week. Our conversations are always constructive, uplifting and supportive. Continue reading

Random Joy: “Katie!”

Circa 1983: Best Grandma ever in my book and I am sure my cousins would agree!

Circa 1983: Best Grandma ever in my book and I am sure my cousins would agree!

When home in Ohio I found my favorite photo of my late Grandma and me as a toddler. She and I were very close and spent a considerable amount of time together.

She lived in a nursing home for the last years of her life. She wasn’t thrilled about it and I couldn’t blame her. So I made it a point to stop by at least once a week to cheer her up.  Continue reading

Random PUPPY Joy!

Cutest little bulldog EVER!

Cutest little bulldog EVER!

So I am typing away at my “desk” at The NYC Bagel & Coffee House when I see this little guy across the room. It was love at first sight! When T-Bone’s mommy turned around she could see the excitement in my eyes!

I asked if I could pet him and she asked me to hold him while she put cream in her coffee. I SERIOUSLY squealed out loud!

Not sure if anything can top this joy today! And it has already been a pretty stellar day!

Have your Joyous Joy yet today?

Joyous Joy 70: Quite the Fantastic Voyage (however, not with Coolio)

I’ve always known I’d write a book. In fact I knew it from the day I read my 4th grade masterpiece, “Peaches” to my class. It was a riveting story of a fuzzy, little bunny I gave to my music teacher, Miss Sazdanoff (the rave reviews poured in).

Back then social media and blogging weren’t even a twinkle in my big brown eyes. Little did I know that 23 years later, I would be sharing the story of my beautiful professional journey through social media instead of through ink and paper.

Thanks to my friend, Lucky Johnston for designing this incredible logo!

Thanks to my friend, Lucky Johnston for designing this incredible logo!

Some of you  know that I recently launched a Social Media Strategy & Event Planning company named Red Currant Media! The entire process of building a business has been intense & incredible. I am as gung-ho as ever, but I must admit I had a few doubts along the way.  Continue reading

Joyous Joy 68: Three Big Smiles Before 2pm

What a lovely and productive day I’ve had! Many wonderful things have already happened today and it isn’t over!

Here are my 3 favorite joys (so far):

This little guy looks like the victim of a food coma

This little guy looks like the victim of a food coma

Joy #1: I saw this photo of a squirrel sleeping in his food dish and just had to share – I LOVE squirrels! It came from my favorite blog, The Worlds top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!. There are so many people out there who don’t love squirrels and I don’t get it. Look how adorable he is!!!

If I was an animal, I’d surely be a squirrel! What type of animal would you be? Continue reading