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August 28, 2015

Race Your Mouse Day Around the Icons Day

Bow Tie Day
All Bow Ties All Day
10 Ways to Celebrate Bow Tie Day
Think Outside the Box: Have Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Geek Chic Bow Ties

Mo, an 11 year old, and his bows.  Check out the Mo's Bows line - fantastic!  I'M in love with them!

Radio Commercials Day
Who knew that I would have any sort of knowledge about this?!
It happens to be a huge part of my job. So here's some insider information. *wink*
Behind the scenes commercials are called spots and the businesses and organizations that pay for them are called underwriters.  Commercials are one way a station pays for overhead on their programming.
Most people, if not all, are annoyed by radio commercials - myself included even though it's part of my job - but they are valuable to both the underwriters and the stations.  So next time you hear a radio commercial remember it is one way your favorite radio station stays on the air!
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Here's some inspiration - yes, a lot of it is faith based (okay maybe all of it) but if you don't subscribe to a faith that's okay! You still have a cardboard testimony. 


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of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.

Watching my brothers become Uncles - thanks to my oldest redhead - has been one of the best things in my life. It was through their interactions with her from the moment she was born until present day that made me see the men they were growing up to be and what kind of Father's they would be to their own children someday. It takes nothing at all for me to think back to those days when she was an itty-bitty and my brothers - who had no experience with babies - took on soothing her when she cried, changing her diapers, helping feed her, and just snuggling. Mushy gushy heart.

What makes you sentimental today?