Prosperity, Abundance and Caps

The spark. What was yours? Can you pinpoint different times when you had a spark? Because I have had several. One was just yesterday! What am I talking about? If you don’t know, we need to talk. It is the moment you retrieve an old dream, a bigger vision, more “possible”! And, more than that,…

The Name Game with a New Twist

How to Play the Name Game (aka Fishbowl, aka Celebrity, aka Salad Bowl) The Name Game is the best game to play with a large group of people – hands down.  I learned it from friends in college and later found other friends with Usborne Books & More who played it under a different name or with a twist.  Just this…

Advanced Leadership Retreat 2016 – whabam!

From speaker George Boelcke and author Eric Ode to personal stories to people laying out their vision and getting gifts, it was the best ever! The ideas and inspiration are just bursting out of my brain and hard to contain. Now, after some decent sleep, I can see that Usborne Books & More will have…

Recycled Window Decor: Wine Bottle Spider Plants

You have a spider plant making babies, a bunch of empty wine bottles and a boring window ledge. Add water, and you create a sunny spot where the Spider Plant babies will grow into new plants as well as reminder of several favorite wines! Spider plants help clean the air and grow easily, so soon…

An Open Letter to Joy Behar – reblog

None of the women on The View has ever represented me. I don’t watch the show because they are mostly loud and blathering. But….when stupid rises to the top, you need to skim it off. Please read: An Open Letter to Joy Behar

Plum Paper Planners Arrived!

After a great deal of debate, my college-aged daughter and I chose Paper Plum for our planners. We examined planners from Erin Condren (very close 2nd), Passion Planner and gobs of others. Overall, the choice came down to: 1. Quality 2. Layout 3. Page choices 4. Ability to choose colors for covers 5. Price So,…

Why I Work

My amazing friend, Linda, explaining why she loves our company, Usborne Books & More. (Yes, I’m the friend in Colorado.) Why I Work.  

How will you celebrate?

Children’s Book Day is today, April 2nd! What a great excuse to pull out a favorite or buy a brand new book and sit with a child and read to them! Reading aloud increases fluency and vocabulary, among many other things. Make a memory today!