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Ode to the dogs...again

One of the most fascinating things to me in all of life, is the impact animals can have on us. Specifically dogs. Now, if you have been to this little nestle in the virtual world before, you have been privy to the love and doting the Munterhegans do on their dogters.

These little fur babes really don't care if you have the best or worst day; all they do is care and love on you.

Take my Roni. She never lets you eat alone, particularly edamame or green apples. Or go to the restroom alone. Or go to bed without her. In fact, she's very much okay with putting herself in whatever situation that will have her fare best. I guess it's best to say she's always there for you. Literally.


Pepper now, she tends to do her own thing in a different kind of way. Clearly the oldest of two, she is a leader for herself and for her sister. She is fearless in most every situation and very protective. Yet, she's sweet and doesn't like when people cry. It's like in Stee…

Well Read

Oh, Sunday night. Ugh. This is my 175th post for this blog though. At least that makes the sting of a new work week looming a little less sharp.

I've been laughing non-stop at the above listed Chelsea book. Man, her stuff is seriously as funny to me, as it was when I first ever read her work. Like, I'm talking spit up a little on yourself laughing. I snort approximately 6 times a chapter.

I also snagged Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, which I read when I was in high school. I figure it's always a good reminder to not sweat, and it couldn't hurt to apply some of the lessons all over again to life. I wish I remembered which tips I highlighted 10 years ago so I could see how it would fare to what I deem important now. Coulda, woulda, shoulda got myself a crystal ball back then, to know I'd be a blogger looking to have a post idea.

And of course I found a book of Mister Rogers' life quotes and lessons. Naturally, because Mister Rogers was a proponent of…

Hark! The angels sing about 60 degree FL weather

So here in the ever sunny Florida, you know, Satan's well-heated living room, we are projected to have an early cold front THIS WEEK. This, of course, is due to heavy, torrential downpourings first, but details. We may have to go through the storm to get the rainbow, but when that rainbow comes in the form of 60 DEGREE WEATHER(!!!) count me in with a faux fur.


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How fun this time of year is. I find myself searching the TV guide for Fall favorites like Remember the Titans and Hocus Pocus. I get excited knowing the classic Halloween episodes of Home Improvement, Frasier, and Roseann will be on. Also, real time TV faves are coming back or getting started and who doesn't love fall TV line ups? My scarves are at the front of accessory row and pumpkin bread is on the menu to bake this week.

I even like football this season. Well, like may be a strong word, but I get a little giddy on Thursday nights as things kick-off(obvious pun intended). I've always enjoyed the …

I am pumped for Blogtober 2014

I'm very excited for Blogtober 2014 hosted by Taylor from The Daily Tay, and Helene from Helene in Between. So much so, that recently when my computer had a glitch, I got very stern with the nice man named Adam from Apple Care. "Adam, this needs to be fixed ASAP. I have Blogtober right around the corner."

I think this is a brilliant venture all around. I particularly enjoy the notion of writing for 31 days consecutively, and the idea of being prompted through a daily topic, the most. I've always been a fan of being given a prompt or parameters for a piece. It sparks the utmost of fire from me.

My goal is to write for all 31 days. I can say the obvious, that it will be a challenge, but what good is a passion if it doesn't challenge you?

The topics right off the initial read through of the list, that really grab my excitement, would be:
Day 4. Favorite Photo You've Posted on Instagram
Day 12. Best advice you've been given
Day 14. Funniest memory from ch…

Treat Unto Others

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Well then. This is kinda a nice verbal B slap to all of us earthlings, hmm? I know I feel shamed that I don't always implement this logic after dealing with a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. (PS-I am SO excited about this film adaptation. Yay Alexander, you got movie rights! That bad f*in day is paying off boo!)

Anyhoodle, I believe in this mantra. My hope is that I always remember my blessings more than my bitchings.

Until we meet again,
M

Hustle Bustle

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Damnnnnn. That's a fact in fact. Seriously, no truer a statement has hit me like this one in quite some time. I've been focused on being zen lately and while it's good, I do well with hustle. When I have to balance a few plates, wear a few hats, I usually kick ass at it.

I have so many visions and creative expressions to make, I very much need to give my ambitions a push to the tush. I've been neglecting my creative self and now I'm yearning for it. I've been on an indefinite reprieve and I needdddd to get up and at 'em again.

I must give respect to being a bit more zen. And I realize more than ever balance is pivotal. It's not good to swarm yourself all day with too much of anything; work and school in particular. It's important that I make time for as much calm as chaos.

Anyhow, random thoughts. Ones that feel good. Hustle up and out peeps.

Until we meet again,
M

Can we talk?

I am truly saddened about the passing of Joan Rivers. When one of my coworkers shouted it out today, I literally gasped in horror. I loved her humor, spunk, and of course her fashion. She told it like it was and was keen on being so direct. While her unapologetic approach to everything could make one cringe from time to time, she also put her mouth where her heart was. I have read so much about her charitable and loving nature all day and it offers comfort and the sense of ease I need.

Why do I need ease of mind for a celebrity I've never met? Because this celebrity's star happened to be so bright, it burst into millions of extra pieces that sprinkled all over the earth. And because Joan believed in the power of living and seeing life for what it is. She spent her life making people laugh and encouraging them to find humor even in the worst of times. I mean, hello, who doesn't appreciate this reminder?

So many of the people privy to actually know Joan, have also s…

Fashion to my left, fashion to my right...

September, September. I love this month. A new season upon us offering a freshness, a new excitement, a bit of a breeze, and my People Style Watch is a little more plump and full of inspiring style. I am beyond thrilled that my favorite beach gal Lauren Conrad is appearing on this issue too. I've hit the mothership flipping through and am savoring every second. Remember the line in Sex and the City when Carrie describes how she would sometimes buy Vogue over food when she was younger and broke because she felt it filled her up more? Yes. Absolutely yes.

Fashion is my forever. Every part of the industry thrills me. The hype, the glamour, the styling opportunities. One example to offer my sentiments further, would be the film The Devil Wears Prada; Andy(Anne Hathaway), initially a non fashion enthusiast, snickers to herself when Miranda is styling a look, and referencing a specific shade of blue, known as cerulean. Andy gets called out and explains how she doesn't un…