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Monday, December 17, 2012

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Tribute to Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker

I grew up listening to my father quote Zig Ziglar, and he was a motivator like no other.  Zig believed in the person and the action, and I think every successful person has a Zig quote that reminded them to keep moving, keep pushing, keep doing and WIN!  As the world celebrates Zig Ziglar's life and mourns his death, here are some of my favorite Zig quotes to motivate and inspire you to greatness.  

Success is on thing you can't pay for.  You buy it on the installment plan and make payments every day.  Zig Ziglar

You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind.  You can change what your are and whereyou are by changing what goes into your mind.  Zig Ziglar

When you do the right things in the right way, you have nothing to lose because you have nothing to fear.  Zig Ziglar

You were born to win!  Plan win.  Prepare to win.  Expect to win.  Zig Ziglar

A goal properly set is halfway reached.  Zig Ziglar

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.  Zig Ziglar

I honestly believe I have felt your feelings.  I've walked in your shoes.  You have made some mistakes, and you may not be where you want to be, but that has nothing to do with your future.  Zig Ziglar

If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull.  Zig Ziglar

People often say that motivation doesn't last.  Well, neither does bathing-- that's why we recommend it daily.  Zig Ziglar

The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more things you'll have to express gratitude for.  Zig Ziglar

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.  Zig Ziglar

You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.  Zig Ziglar

Don't become a wandering generality.  Be a meaningful specific.  Zig Ziglar

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty.  Zig Ziglar

We cannot start over, but we can begin now, and make a new ending.  Zig Ziglar

All of these memes are from Zig Ziglar's facebook page. 

You can also continue learning from Zig at

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday: October 28, 2012

Five Words.
Seven Days.

We participated in Community Roots Day yesterday!  Pattern and machine were both photographed during the project.  Read more about our day here.

“A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. He that invents a machine augments the power of man and the well-being of mankind.” 
Henry Ward Beecher

So funny, these birds hang out in the sign at the entrance of a shopping center.  They must have a next inside, they hop in and out and are there most mornings.

Our visit to Kernersville Lake Park 

This photo does not do it justice, but the sun was literally sparkling off of the water.

SOOC Sunday

I'm a sucker for manipulation, but there's something about a shot that's perfectly SOOC (Straight Out of the Camera).  Here are my best photos from this week, with nothing more done than a little cropping... maybe not even that!

An autumn sunset.  

What an amazing sight!  I wrote about it here (and in that post the photo was altered a bit for contrast), but this photo here is strictly SOOC.

Another photo that I've manipulated for other hunts, but even SOOC it's enough to make you take a double-take!

Linking up with  365: Straight Out Of theMurrieta Camera Sunday!  Stop by and look around!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Skywatch Friday: Rainbows of Color and Through the Trees

Smack dab in the middle of Autumn, our skies are taking on amazing color.  
These photos do not do justice of the colorful sight I saw!  

Taken at sunset on Tuesday, this photo was a rainbow of color poking through the clouds.
And this one, taken on Wednesday as the sun was rising.

For me, this one is more about the building than the sky, but how could I not share?  Do you see it?  Go here to see what you're looking for...

Please take a moment and explore views from across the world!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday, Oct.21, 2012

Having been without a camera for waaaaay too long, I am so happy to be back!  
Most of you will understand,  
Without a camera, I felt as if I was living with one lung. 
 I'm back up to the proper number of lungs, and with that we'll proceed straight to 

Orange or Pink
These gourds, carved to look like jack 0'lanterns, are handcrafted by Gourd O' Lanterns of Walkertown by Hersch and Carol.  If you live in the Piedmont Triad and are interested, learn where to find them here.

Faceless Portrait
My older daughter is a tree climber.  Fanatically so.  A main reason we bought this house was because it has good climbing trees.  As a matter of fact, during our search for a house, we would drive to one first, and if it didn't have good climbing trees we wouldn't even ask to see the inside. 
 "Climber" is a good definition of who she is at age 8.  

View From the Top

These mushrooms are growing rampantly through a good part of my front yard.  This is them from the top ^  They're growing through the needles that are rapidly dropping from the pine tree.  There are also lots of typically shaped mushroom, with the wide, flat top.  Should I be worried that my front yard is full of mushrooms?  
If they need to go, what's the best way to get rid of them?

To avoid having her hair combed after her bath, my youngest ran off.  
Must have been cozy under there!

The stacked business cards of a vendor at a Fall Festival I attended yesterday.  I love her organic t-shirt supporting Indie entrepreneurs!  

Did you participate in the scavenger hunt?  
Please leave a comment along with a link to your page and I'll be sure to stop by!  
I love to see the interpretations... sometimes I feel as I'm stretching it with my interpretation, but that's all a part of the game, isn't it?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday: Oct.14, 2012

It's been so long since I've done a photo scavenger hunt!  I was so excited that I didn't realize until today that I've been working on last week's list! Because of that I can't link up, but I'll still post my pics and get to work on this week's list...

Care to join me?

Water Drops or Water Flowing
It rained the first day I began working on the list.  These are the wind chimes outside my entry door.

A little odd for Faithfulness, I'll agree. But these little birdies are here each morning, faithfully greeting the people entering and leaving the shopping center of which this sign marks.  This is a big sign, and the birds sit way up.  I wonder how many people have even noticed them?

Then and Now
Again, I'm taking a little bit of liberty with the topic.  This image captures the BB&T Financial center on the left, and 100 North Main Street (formerly the Wachovia center, now also known as the Wells Fargo Center). Both BB&T and Wachovia banks were founded in Winston-Salem, NC and their roots run strong.  BB&T was founded in 1872, and Wachovia in 1879. 

Taken from my archives, I think this is before she realized how to make a ♥ with her hands.

One Item from the Fall Bucket List: Bake Cookies
We spent Sunday afternoon baking, frosting and sprinkling sugar cookies.  Yum!

See you on Sunday!