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Jan 10 2013

Peach Whiskey BBQ chicken

  • 1 jar peach preserve
  • 1 cup whiskey
  • 1 bottle of BBQ sauce
  • 2 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1 white onion chopped and sautéd
  • 1 Tbs worchester sauce
  • 4 chicken breasts

*Dump it all in and cook on high for 6 hours.


Oct 03 2012


Disclaimer: I am NOT an English major, minor or anywhere CLOSE to being grammatically correct EVER so if you won’t be able to sleep tonight because I have fragments… and countless HUMAN errors, then my blog will NEVER be for you. I suggest you call someone quick and have your house cleaned so you can RELAX!


I have recently quit face book consulting and a bunch of other stuff that just wasn’t giving power to where I needed and WANT to be. I’m headed back to MY blogs, MY page and MY business. Don’t get me wrong… I LOVE helping others and freely do so. The key word here is FREE. There is much depth to that word…. I’m #1 again and it feels good! So many things are coming together in my life because my focus is back where it needs to be … ME.

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Apr 19 2012

The Relationships of Facebook

I had many requests last week to give you a bit more information on Facebook . Here you go….

Those that have listened to me spout about Facebook through our association teaching calls have heard me refer to Facebook as the front porch.   ( visit and click on store…then click on Hot Topic downloads, type in my name and you’ll find 5 or so calls on marketing and/or Facebook for our industry) I have heard other social media experts refer to it as the house or your living room. I have a different view point. My living room is my website. I am drawing my friends and fans in through my front porch. I ultimately want to lead them to my living room (aka website). They get there through my front porch (aka Facebook). Is that a clear analogy for you? If not – I’d love to hear your comments and I’ll try to expand on that. Communication aka posts and comments on my page are like the telephone. Do you answer your phone? We all know as business owners, how very important answering the phone is right? We also know how important WHO is answering that phone IS. If someone calls for your service and has no response…. What’s your likelihood of booking service? I don’t need to answer that question for you … we have deeper things to talk about if I do, right?

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Apr 12 2012

Are You Fighting Social Media? Still?

Are you still fighting the social media bandwagon? Not very entrepreneurial of you… get on board my friend or be left behind!

Blogging, Face book, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google ads, Face book ads, Yelp, Angie’s list, internet forums, micro blogging, podcasts, wikis, email, instant messaging, video , websites … what a list eh?

It’s a lot to take in if you are not already integrated into the social world!   I coach face book… how crazy is that? The site I began playing with so I could keep track of my kids is now paying bills! I love it, it’s fun and it changes daily. I am also having a lot of fun running different pages for other businesses besides my own. It keeps things exciting! Just when I have the hang of it face book changes the rules again! I love a challenge!

I thought I would blog a bit this week on face book as I have many followers on my fan page that follow me for my marketing and I am witnessing a lot of hard work that could use some tweaking. Here is a bit of advice from my experience.

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Mar 22 2012

Spring Cleaning

We have been experiencing the BEST weather here in Iowa.  I went from Hawaii to … Hawaii?  Is this Iowa? Well … there are no oceans nearby but we do have an amazing river that flows through our town. I went downtown on St. Patrick’s Day for the first time in years… just to go downtown. I was carefree like I haven’t been since… well, I have no clue!  Our city experienced the power of a river and after several years it was exciting to see all the life and rebuilding that was happening.  Carefree was everywhere.

I have been contemplating that day as well as the last few years.  I feel like I am coming back alive too.  It’s not a super deep blog.  It won’t be long or super insightful.

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