Lipstick and Chaos:

A sweet reminder from my niece that she tagged me in yesterday. And here we are again – the birthday of the Sprite upon us, the memory of this post rejuvenated and those boys are 19 and 17 now and dwarf their father!

Originally posted on Lipstick and Chaos : The Fabric of My Life:

Pride –

According to the dictionary Pride is : NOUN

 1.a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.2.the state or feeling of being proud.3.a becoming or dignified sense of what is due to oneself or one’s position or character; self-respect; self-esteem.4.pleasure or satisfaction taken in something done by or belonging to oneself or believed to reflect credit upon oneself: civic pride.5.something that causes a person or persons to be proud: His art collection was the pride of the family.

In life, there are so many moments and examples. From a personal perspective, I found myself crying this morning on two separate occasions. And the reason? Pride.

First, my husband took our teenage boys to a Rock Concert in Atlantic City this weekend. It is “Orion” put on by Metallica and hosts a…

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Musical Harmony with a Mission!

Musical Harmony with a Mission!.

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The Donation Effect!

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We all go through our lives supporting various charities, school funded drives, church drives, community drives! We may be the consumer; we may be the parent trying to get Johnny or Jane the title “Top Seller.” The “Girl Scouts” for example are a yearly “charity” we support!

You know those delicious little boxes of yum that they sell – let me rephrase, they tempt us with at the Grocery Store, Home Stores, any place that they are permitted to put up a table OR we secretly binge with orders placed through a neighbor who happens to have a daughter in the Scouts – we support them with our hard-earned cash! $4.00 for a box of cookies – sounds reasonable right? It’s for a good cause!

 Think of me tonight, as a girl scout knocking at your door – the difference is I am asking you to either add a few more dollars – namingly $6 of them making it $10.00 (please) or share this link on your social media (pretty please) because I believe in the birth of a dream into reality.

There is a  fundraiser going on right now through Kickstarter – with only 14 Days remaining!! Hotsy Totsy is trying to raise $8000 dollars to help their music reach a larger audience. Wouldn’t it be a fulfilling feeling to know that you supported that dream? That your $5, $10 or larger donation directly affected the outcome of this TRIO?

I honestly want nothing more than to have this “GIFT” cascade in small pledges of support that flutter like butterflies and find their way toward meeting the donation goal by May 26! And in return, I send wishes of warmth and love and brilliance with a heart of gratitude and a virtual hug! *although, Hotsy Totsy is actually offering tangible gifts in return for the honor of  your generosity!

Won’t you at least consider my “box of temptation”! :)

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Musical Harmony with a Mission!

Blood, sweat and tears coupled with devoted passion is what motivates artists. I think it drives most people – the desire to project the dreams in your mind onto reality’s canvas. Some dreams take longer to achieve; while others, seem almost overnight. The common theme among them though – they never give up.

A pebble in the water will still create a ripple right?

Well, these 3 ladies created a ripple in the water, and now, they hope to turn it into a monumental swell; taking their small town harmony to a larger scale. They have 20 days remaining in their Kickstarter project to raise funds towards their goal – towards their swell.

Personally, I know one of the artists – cool cat from around the block. I’ve watched and admired for almost 30 years. She was the young girl that could be heard singing from her bedroom in the summertime when the windows were open. She is still chasing that dream – living the dream in her own right – wistful and beautiful, one day at a time.

I know one thing – it takes a village and people have the power to move mountains – if you haven’t heard of Kickstarter – today is a good day to do it. If you have been looking for a pay-it-forward – this is a great way to feel like you’ve really affected change in a person’s life. And if you have connections that want anonymity but love to help out budding artists – I am sure this Trio is worth the backing.

So please, share this blog post, share the link attached and help HOTSY TOTSY reach their fiscal goal – spreading that ripple wider – watching it turn into a wave a surfer would drool to ride in the sunset!

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Winding Down

I feel like the duct tape was removed unceremoniously from my mouth and my hands unbound – words shoving like wild-eyed children in the heat of summer and the community pool just opened – We’re FREE!!!

I shut down all of my blogs a while back – it was too much pressure, let down if you will, that I couldn’t formulate a keen thought or original idea; compound that with the demands of a full-time job, part-time (although full-time demands) in nursing school as well as the regular chaos that chants loudly in my already over-scheduled life – it felt a lot like drowning in my craft.

Truth be told – I decided that I’d give her a go again because the semester is winding down and the urge to shout from the rooftop is growing – gaining speed and demanding release. It feels freeing – the same reason I write anything – my soul swells and rejoices in the birth of ideas. Or maybe I prefer to watch my fingers whirl across the keyboard, creating a harmony of sounds with each stroke-tap-delete!

So, short and sweet because after all – a girl has work to do you know – thanks for sticking around and having a heartfelt understanding – even if you barely noticed I was gone! My fingers, my soul and my big brain of bouncy ideas say “Sweet Hallelujah!”

(ps, the erotica site is still down -for now)

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