Posts Categorized: Blog

YOU ARE CREATIVE

  You are creative. These three words changed my life eight years ago. A seed was planted. I was pregnant with Ellie, selling real estate, and seeking guidance on what I wanted to do with my life when I hired Christine Hassler, a life coach out of Los Angeles. I’d read two of her books,… Read more »

The Greatest Showman

  Every morning, for the past month, Ellie and I have rocked out to The Greatest Showman soundtrack on our drives to school. I’m thinking we aren’t the only ones doing this, because a few weeks ago we were jamming in my car before I dropped her off, and the lady parked next to me… Read more »

Little Entrepreneur

    I was waiting at a stop light in Dallas last week when I asked my daughter, “Ellie, would you like to give the dollar you just earned to the man standing on the side of the road asking for money?” I adjusted my rearview mirror to sneak a peak at her precious face…. Read more »

Success Patterns

Hi There! Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend ☺ Ellie and I spent the weekend with my late husband, Andrew’s, sister and brother-in-law, and their three kiddos in Paris, TX. Eric is the Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Paris, and we’ve gone to his church for the past couple of Easter’s. After the… Read more »

Stereotypical

  I absolutely hate being stereotyped. No one wants to be labeled, categorized, or put into a box, and although we’ve all probably had stereotypical thoughts about someone we just met, it always baffles me whenever someone shares their oversimplified idea of me to my face. I never know how to handle it. My first… Read more »

Tribute to My Aunt Betsy

  Last week was a really difficult week for my family. My aunt (my dad’s older sister), Betsy, passed away from complications with COPD. She’d been battling COPD for years and, after this last hospital stay, her lungs could no longer take the stress. I’m thankful I was able to be by her side during… Read more »

New Opportunity

  Hello! Hope you’re off to a great week so far. Today I want to share some exciting news with you! As I’ve expressed in previous posts, 2017 was by far my most challenging year since losing my husband, Andrew, four and a half years ago. Denial was gone and grief hit hard. I got… Read more »

If YOU ONLY KNEW

  Hi There! I’m writing to you from 35,000 feet in the air, having finally gotten on standby after spending hours at John Wayne Airport in Anaheim, California, hoping to catch a flight home to Dallas after my original flight was cancelled due to bad weather. Been there? By the time you read this, I’ll… Read more »

The Actor’s Life- A Survival Guide

Hi There! Happy Valentines Day!! Thank you so much for all the sweet birthday love for my little Ellie Grace last week. She beamed with pride when I told her about your messages! Today I’m sharing some amazing life tips from a great book I recently listened to. It’s called The Actor’s Life: A Survival… Read more »

HAPPY 7TH B-DAY EL

  A few nights ago, I walked into my bedroom, ready to crawl into bed, only to find there was no room for me in my California King. It had been invaded by dogs. Our mini golden doodle, Keller, was curled up at the head of the right side of the bed, my brother’s big… Read more »