Adoption, Chosen Marathon & BabySanchez2014

In life, we always RUN across things that make us question why things happen they way they do. Some things are good, some things are bad.   We will sit and ponder on it for days until it simple drives us crazy.  Trust ME, I know your sitting there, nodding your head because you agree with me.  Some of us have a life that we wanted, some of us have a life that we didn’t want, some of us have a life that someone CHOSE for us, and then, some of us have a life that, well, we CREATED on our own and that is what I did.  You see, I was an orphan, who grew up in multiple foster homes in the foster care system.  In short, I didn’t have parents that could easily terminate their rights (TPR) for me to get adopted.  So I came across A LOT of STRANGERS very quickly in my lifetime.  BUT that is another blog :).  I wanted to introduce to you CHOSEN… It is an upcoming 1/2 or full marathon for ADOPTION.   You could run for a child who doesn’t have to be introduced to A LOT of STRANGERS like myself.  You could RUN for them and provide a chance for a loving home, a warm bed, loving family and simply LOVE… Continue reading “Adoption, Chosen Marathon & BabySanchez2014”

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Painting with “My Twist” & A Little Vino (GIVEAWAY)

When someone mentions a painting to me, I always think back to famous artists like Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, & Michelangelo just to name a few and I try to picture what was going through their minds the first time they sat down in front of a blank canvas.  I wonder if they were wearing the cool black Beret hat, sipping on some vino in a cool room overlooking some vineyards in Italy with the crisp sun shinning through the window hitting their face…WAIT..what?!, earth to Noordinaryliz…I was dreaming for a second.  See, that was where my mind had went when I sat down in front of my blank canvas at Simply Art Studios.  No, I wasn’t in Italy, but it sure felt like it.  My dream was reality because VINO was allowed.  How cool is that? Continue reading “Painting with “My Twist” & A Little Vino (GIVEAWAY)”

Featured on Shark Tank: FittPalooza5k and Fitness Challenge (and a GIVEAWAY!)

I don’t know about you but I know for me, my fitness routine has been slacking a bit here lately…OK A LOT!   I have been letting life get in the way of neglecting my body.  I have tried to pencil myself in on my work calendar that I need to leave work everyday at 6:30pm each day to go workout.  Well, that seems to be overlooked.  I feel like other things interfere with my “me” time.   Well now I don’t have an excuse anymore to NOT get into a routine.  I have to get ready for what’s coming… Continue reading “Featured on Shark Tank: FittPalooza5k and Fitness Challenge (and a GIVEAWAY!)”