Throwback Post: Blissful Day


August 30 2014:

Some beauty from our sunset walk last night. All 3 of us walked with our eyes towards the sky and Lillian and I were taking pictures like crazy! xoxo

Last night’s sunset had more to share than just stunning sky colors! Looked down just in time to see this! xoxo

Love, Love, Love …. The most amazing blissful day. And we didn’t go anywhere. Stayed home, read, cleaned, played a homemade LEGO game, wrote, helped Lillian with dolphin facts research, and went for our walk.

Throwback Post: Are You Grateful


September 17 2013:

Overcooked chicken, almost burned fries and yummy pasta for dinner, some sort of racing/speed walking game with Thomas and Lillian, golf with a pinwheel and piece of chalk for the ball, being decorated with imaginary clothes, sparkles and tattoos by Lillian, shadows and streamers, reading a chapter of Heidi to Lillian, reading the story of “America the Beautiful” and about water bugs with Thomas, 20 minutes of goodnight rituals, one bowl of hot buttered popcorn for Mama …. and I’m going to bed overflowing with gratitude. Grateful we have food to cook, a back yard to play in, amazing imaginations, books to read, laughter and tickles and pillows and beds to sleep in …. and grateful for my little family! Sweet dreams y’all!


Throwback Post: The Power to Part Clouds


September 28 2011:

“Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness – both the ones you have received and the ones you have given – you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter”. –Dawna Markova

Here’s to sharing a little kindness today, especially a smile . . . smiles have the power to part the clouds . . .

Throwback Post: Love With Trouble and Dinner While Watching the Sunset During a Photo Shoot With Fresh Apples and Wild Horses


October 7 2015:

I ordered supplements we’ve been out of for months and months. Received the order today and there was a bottle of LOVE included!! Got a bonus love bottle!!! All ya need is love! xoxo

Oops! I’m in Trouble now!! Fun game with Thomas tonight.


October 7 2013:

Overflowing with gratitude and feeling blessed that I get to experience such beauty … and that if I’m in the house my kids will come running to find me and make sure I see it … Sunset last night …

Here’s to great food, gettin to be Thomas and Lillian’s Mama, a roof over our head, and Halloween … Salmon burger, fresh veggies and homemade fries! BOO!


October 7 2012:

Thank you Ashley Graham for making ALL this happen! You are a rockin, fabulous and amazing woman!!

Thank you Jeramie Lu for the FABULOUS photos!! We had FUN doing this photo shoot y’all!!!

Thank you Janet Storie for loaning me beautiful and fun jewelry from Sparkles to wear for the photo shoot!!

Thank you Tina Mokuau of Tina Mokuau – The Makeup Artist for powdering my nose too!!!!

I’m grateful to everyone involved and blessed to pieces to know y’all!

Top honorees from last night’s Plum100 Celebration Awards Show:

Artists & Icons: Grae Warren, Reno Tahoe Tonight
Community Leaders: Pete Parker, Summer of Service & NPCatalyst
Charity Drivers: Marty Ozer, Ronald McDonald House
Foodies: John Pinocchio, Pinocchio’s Bar and Grill
Risk Takers & Visionaries: Chris Riche, Discovery Museum
Business Owners & Industry Experts: Toni Suttie, Integrity Casting
Extraordinary: Camilla Downs, D iz for Different
Scientists & Tech Savvy: Eren Ozmen, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Super Heroes: Michael Hernandez, Reno Fire Chief
Beautiful Minds: Wendy Calvin, Geology-University of Nevada, Reno

Thank you to everyone within the Plum100 you are all incredible and influential.

Celebrate the courage and character of the Reno region with the 100 most influential people within the area.

We are recognizing Super Heroes, Business Owners & Industry Experts, Community Leaders, Foodies, Extraordinary neighbors, Charity Drivers, Artists and Icons, Scientists, Savvy Techs and our region’s Risk Takers and Visionaries who lead our economic engine.

There are ten people within the ten different categories which make up the full list of 100 and only one of them will be awarded as the top influencer within their category. This won’t be your average awards night!

See the Full Plum100 List:

This event comes complete with two film crews, outside influencers, photographers and media coverage.

This inaugural event brings our regions most influential leaders together along with the community in order to show the world who we really are. Join us and join an eve of a new era for the Truckee Meadows.

Our beautiful wild horses are paying a visit to the neighborhood ….. A very peaceful and warming site indeed!!

Hey Donna Holland!! I finally did something with all the apples you gave us!! Baked em and topped with vanilla coconut milk yogurt!! YUM!!!

Throwback Post: A Day in December Throughout the Years


December 17 2015:

Extra Team TLC movie night

“Barbie – A Perfect Christmas”

“Although I don’t like the way this begins, I do like that it’s ultimately about the perfect Christmas being within and not without. Fun music and magical too.” -Me

Lillian says, “Good, exciting, good moral, Christmasy, good music, good theme, and awesome.”

Thomas says, “Good, amazing, good moral, and seasonal.”


December 17 2014:

More cool autumn sunset love .. 2014

Subbing in Boundary Peak today … Love the wall wisdom around here.


December 17 2013:

Beautiful, blue, and frosty sky to greet us this morning! It is truly an amazing day! xoxo

I am free! I no longer give my power away to this situation …. FREEDOM!!! Thank you more than words could ever express to everyone for your support, encouragement, kind words and for sharing the blog post I wrote last Friday. “It is time to turn the page on this chapter of my life’s journey. I choose to do this with my face turned to the sun with a heart full of happiness, gratitude and excitement. This is taking every ounce of courage I’ve got in me. I rarely ask for help for myself. Perhaps I’ve been saving it up for a big whopper! I’m asking now. I believe this to be a beneficent and abundant world and I am moved by something larger than my ego to do this. I am infused with a mysterious strength to …. ”

Help Team TLC With A Christmas Miracle


December 17 2012:

Team TLC has been spreading happYness every day this month by spreading at least one (if not more) acts of kindness. I incorporated it into our Advent calendar this year … We will continue to do this into the future … If we want more kindness, love and happiness in this World, we must put it out there ..


Just home from a gathering with my WOW sisters … Words of Wisdom shared from one of my WOW sisters. This particular WOW sister was speaking to her 80 something year old mom the other day who has a slight “dusting” of dementia. Mom was asked, “Any words of wisdom to share Mom before we hang up?” … Mom, “Keep your pecker up!” Now!!! That’s some GREAT advise!! Thanks for the laughter, thanks for the tears, thanks for being my life line, thanks for lighting my candle. I LOVE you all so very deeply!! Susan Hill, Cheri Hill, Kymberlee Simantel, Emma Auriemma McKay, Jamie Cooke, Clare Rice Dreyer, Rachel Flower, Lisa Mantkus … You were missed sorely Glenna E Smith!!!

Follow your path and the angels will appear … Thank you for the gift slipped in my pocket tonight from one of my WOW sisters. Made my eyes sweat … My head meets the pillow tonight a blessed and grateful woman.


December 17 2011:

Out for a short adventure starting with some goodies!!!

We have such awesome views here … Makes for good mini adventures!! Beautiful!

Movie night for Team TLC … I’m so happy and blessed and just plain giddy to be sitting here watching this with my two kiddos. Ahhhhhhhhhh …


December 17 2010:

Just back from morning adventures of one Lillian Christmas show, one stop at the grocery store, one stop at Kohl’s, one Thomas Christmas show, one stop at Office Depot and a partridge in a pear tree!! Now Thomas is shoveling the driveway for me! Picture upcoming! WooHoo! Almost hot chocolate time too!


Man of the House shoveling the driveway earlier today! Did it all by himself! Go Thomas Go!!

Tom & Jerry’s at The Romano Casa (Frank C. Romano Jr)! Pretty Yummy!!