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Dreaming big

goal setting photo: goal setting goalsetting.jpgWe all have dreams and desires try dreaming big, write it down, think about what you must do to achieve your dream and write up a plan. You will be amazed what you can achieve with a written plan. Writing your goals down is the first step to achieving your goal. Remember people don’t plan to fail they fail to plan. Plan and achieve.

Affordable Care Act Website

November 27th, 2014 Posted in Savings Tips, Seniors

OK it is sign up time again for Obama care. Here is what I found this year. If you have not been on the Healthcare.gov website in a while you will probably have to reset your password. Which means in most cases that you have to make a phone call to the phone number on the sign-in screen and have your account unlocked. Take your time do it when there are no interruptions and take lots of deep breaths. The site is a lot better then last year. You can compare plans before doing the application, check them over, make phone calls if necessary get answers to your questions then pick a plan. Our monthly cost actually went down and our drug cost went up

Orange City Christmas Village

December 14th, 2013 Posted in Crafts, Events, Girl Stuff, ItWorks, Jewelry, Local Events, Seniors

christmas003Please come and join us for the Annual Christmas Village and Parade tomorrow at Dickinson Park in Orange City located at Hwy 17-92 and Graves Ave. near the Orange City Library.  The festivities start at 10:00 am and will continue until nightfall when the Parade begins around 6:00 pm.

I will have my Build-A-Bauble workshop open along with many finished pieces and a few select antique ones.  I will also be featuring the ItWorks Health & Beauty products so if you need to lose a few inches to fit better into that dress or pair of trousers….come see me.  You can buy a wrap on the spot or even get wrapped!

Art of Poetry – FREE at Gateway Center for the Arts in Debary

September 11th, 2013 Posted in Educational Forum, Girl Stuff, Seniors, WholeSum Thoughts

Gateway Center for the Arts

The Art of Poetry

with Shireen Violett


Thursday September 19

2 pm



Come listen to Shireen as she discusses the art of poetry and breaks it down into the following components: 


-Art Defined

-Poetry Defined

-Types of Poetry Genres

-What do all gifted poets have in common?

-Where to start

-Why Keep a Journal?

-How To Write a “Life Poem”

Shireen will also read from her current book of poems and discuss sharing your own Life Poem, as well as resources and how to get your poems published.

Classes for Seniors at Council on Aging

August 28th, 2013 Posted in Educational Forum, Local Events, Seniors

I am ready to get back to teaching so if you want your classes to begin again, contact Susan at the Council on Aging to let her know you are interested.  She can be reached at 386-775-3121. We are currently working with the book Windows 7 for Seniors for part one and two.  Additional elective courses include: Digital Camera File Handling; Beginners to Advanced Spreadsheets; Utilizing the Internet for local resources; Facebook 101;  Beginners to Advanced Word Processing; Skype; Google Plus (Hangout);


New Year – New Goals!

January 8th, 2013 Posted in Girl Stuff, Seniors, WholeSum Thoughts

Greetings Everyone.  I hope you all were able to with the family and enrich what’s important, our family bonds.  I will be focusing on a new charity that I am trying to put together to help local families get information and assistance with mental health issues and social services.  The charity will be known as MUMS which stands for Moms United for Mental Stability of West Volusia County.  You can read more about it at www.mumswv.com.


Smithsonian at the Debary Gateway Center for the Arts Today

September 8th, 2012 Posted in Business, Girl Stuff, Seniors, WholeSum Thoughts

Smithsonian at the Debary Gateway Center for the Arts Today

There are lots of great events going on today but not that many are free and benefit the local arts and historical societies but this one hits the mark.  Stop by this afternoon or early evening to see the wonderful exhibit and check out the local exhibits as well.  The Orange City Woman’s Club VIA will be selling their book on the history of Orange City for just $15.  This is a large, well illustrated book packed full of local history.  Here’s a link for more information about the event:http://www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org/Upcoming-Events.html

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