Sunday, December 7, 2014

Really???? Days 35-37

Days 35-37  Really???

(37 is our Day of change)

Let's just take a minute to reflect on life.... do you do that occasionally???
I want to talk about random acts of kindness  for I am still so amazed how we say..... "They do it for their people...."   Well who is "they"? We often ask ourselves that , yes?  And why are we still doing this? It's a shame to see some of the things .

I think there is so much hatred out there.....that said.....there is ALSO so much good. People are doing good everyday and making a difference. If we stop, and let the hatred take over.....SHAME ON ALL OF US....

So for now,  Perform a random act of kindness..... not just around the holidays, but whenever you can.....
Make it contagious.....

Educate your children.  ( Not the education they get in school or from "a school". )
Educate on decent behavior, respecting others, and standing up for something !
Educate, Educate, Educate.

Learn............ Learn everyday, even if you think you know it all.

.... and always take a minute to reflect.

I've said this a million times if not once. BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.
DO IT....... 

Peace out....
Enjoy !

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Catch the Spirit ! Day 34


What a long day ! Aren't they all !  It's so nice to see the spirit of the Holidays coming up in the form of  LIGHTS !  I just love the lights this time of year.  As you know, my favorite home to see is the house on SOOY Lane !

I had the most wonderful opportunity to meet the home-owners. Connie Havens and Charles Auchter. I can't believe I was invited into their home. How special was that ??? !!!!

Dec. 1st was the magical day to see the lights for the 1st time this Season......what??? No Lights !!!!!
Beautiful lights were replaced with Rain !  The lights don't go on in the rain and I imagine that there are just so many outside connections and things going on that it would not be good to run them in the rain.  Dec. 2nd..... rain.... Dec. 3rd....rain.... what a crock !

So tonight, on what would have been my Dad's birthday, I took a few minutes to go see the lights on this clear night ! I was once again, blown away ! A few new features added this year. The pics don't even do it justice ! From the precision of the dancing trees to the spectacular music and light show, the house on SOOY Lane is just in a league of its own.  If you are in this area, I urge you to visit the magical lights at SOOY Lane this Season .

Let me see how many times I get to venture over there. On the 21st and 22nd , Santa will be stopping by to hand out hot chocolate too !  
Don't forget the donation box outside. These funds stay local to families touched by Cancer.

Thank you Connie and Charles for sharing this beautiful vision with us! Thank you for inviting me into your home.  What a joy it is to see the lights. For me, it is so calming and relaxing. Tonight I ventured out there alone, to have my time with the lights and do my few minutes ...... I was in anticipation since Thanksgiving ! ( well really since last year... LOL)

....and the photo below is of the house next door. The only thing they have up is the light in this window..... I couldn't get that close but if you can focus on it , you will see it is the "leg" lamp from
 A CHRISTMAS STORY.....gotta love it...... it's FRAGILE ( or  FRA-GIL-A )  LOL
Talk again..... Catch the Spirit of the Holidays and venture out to explore .......
Enjoy !

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The holiday hurry ! Days 28-33

"The holiday hurry!" Days 28-33

Wow ! Why does it seem like as soon as Halloween hits...the year seems to fly by like a shot !
Thanksgiving was great this year. Got to celebrate it twice !  That's always special to have time with different family members and friends.....

Remember Sunday is our Day of change..... (That was my 2nd TG dinner with family, too !)

These few days were quite interesting....

Got to watch a couple of sunrises, met a few ducks as they blocked the road for me to cross.... and even had the wonderful opportunity to meet the owner of the house on SOOY Lane. So excited that it will be up again this Season. The first night was supposed to be the 1st, but as it rained, the lights were dark...and it rained the past couple of days, too.

I will be reporting on those lights as soon as I can see them lit. Let's hope tomorrow eve. will be the night to light !

We started our Javita weight loss challenge this week too.... and we will be talking about that too !

Today the trees were lit in both Philadelphia and New York.... will be taking the NY trip on the 15th !
Looking forward.....

Here is Mariah, singing at the tree ceremony.....

Find that extra special thing to do, perform a random act of kindness, exercise (even if it's just a little), and spread the Holiday Spirit all year long !

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving...don't stop giving ! Day 27

Day 27

Hello, Thanksgiving falls on my favorite # this year, 27 !  I want to take a  moment to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you that celebrate this holiday and just Happy "Thanks" to those of you around the World reading our blog and taking our blog challenge.

Today I was up early doing the weekend "gig". Only worked an hour . I spent a couple of hours with a friend who has his MOM in the hospital. He is going through a tough time with her . That said, he is quite dedicated and concerned about her health and well being . That is so admirable today. Not to get into it, but I spent some time with him, had a bite to eat with him and was there so he wasn't alone.  On the way, I had the opportunity to , once again, see the SUNRISE.  It was barely turning light out as I traveled down the Black Horse Pike into Atlantic City. The cool thing was that there were no cars around me at all so I propped the phone up on the steering wheel and with one hand snapped this shot ! I'm so glad I did, it's just a cool shot. Sorry it's not as clear as I would have liked but I WAS driving..... like I said , no one around me at all....empty roads, it was so beautiful !

I also drove down to Sooy Lane. If you've been following or viewing this blog you may remember that the House on SOOY lane is the one that decorates to the NINES and gives back to local charities. People come in droves to this house. That said, they don't set up the lights every year and last year was a big disappointment to me as I love going there to watch the lights and music and relax. So I drove down the dark street to see if anything at all was going on. I figured that if the lights were to be up this year, that SOME stirring would be going on there on Thanksgiving...... Well, it was around 5:20 AM and drove and saw an empty lawn and felt a little down....then I realized I was 2 lawns away !!!!   When I saw the lights strung up in the dark I got so happy and stopped to clap my hands and sigh out loud. The Sooy lane house will be bright this year and I will have photos and stories to share from there this Holiday Season.......

In the meantime, Happy Turkey, Give thanks wherever you are, and we will talk again soon !
 What will YOU do today that's different?????

Enjoy !

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Days 22-26

Hello again,

Whew! It always seems like around the holidays time just seems to fleet by. I remember the old cliche that as we get older a year seems like a week, a week seems like a day and a day seems like an hour..... now I feel like a year seems like an hour..........WHAT is up with that ??? !

Nursing a bruised hip and knee from a fall last month. Seems to just not want to heal so quickly. Actually going for an X-ray this weekend..... Has slowed me down a lot. (...but not so much as to try to find my 5 minutes or so...

Been a fun few days. Hectic but fun. Find the FUN in whatever you do !!!!

 This one above was taken when I took a few moments to check out the lake. I even got the ducks in the lover half of the photo.... they were just doing their thing.  It was amazing to watch them and get away from a routine. I was watching the ducks do their own routine.......
 This one above is a shot of a great site to explore.... fun for the family or for the holidays to check out this site and see where your money travels. This particular bill has traveled 321 days before it was entered into the system again. It started out in Vineland and traveled to Galloway. Another bill I recently obtained traveled for 5 years before it was entered again and it started in NY. Over the years, I have had bills that traveled all over the Country and even a few out of the Country. This is a fun activity and it's free ! ( I don't get on the site all that much anymore as I'm so busy with the business. This challenge has forced me to spend a little more time to explore..... when I DO get on the site, it's so cool ! ) 
Taking another little break with my friend Andrew at the Blue Coyote cafe on Main Street in Mays Landing. It is now under new ownership and is a very cool place. I love the coffee mugs ! Check them out if you are in town !

To all the followers of this blog, the people who are taking the challenge and to our page-viewers from all over the World..... HAPPY THANKSGIVING... and a wonderful Holiday Season to go out to all of you !

Enjoy !

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Catching up ! Days 15-21

Catching up !

Whew! This has been a whirlwind of a week. Some health issues set me back a little however it's pretty good now and I'm back in the game ! ( I'll keep you posted on all that)

So remember that Sunday is our day of change..... I'll remind you all how that works this coming Sunday. Last Sunday we did our workshop at Dave and Buster's and it was fabulous !

Shout out to Raymond Tyler and Darci Doran who graciously gave of their time and expertise to make this event so special !  Thank You !

From beautiful sunrises to 5 minutes of the "Jerry Lewis" story to 40 years of Happy Days- this week was incredible on the challenge.

Check out "Happy Days" as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary.
Teach our generation and beyond about the ultimate comedian , Jerry Lewis
And if you dare, get up and see a sunrise !

Enjoy your weekend as we approach Thanksgiving.... and stay with the challenge, even if you have to catch up !

Friday, November 14, 2014

Never give up ! Day 14


So last year around this time, I wanted to do a holiday event with my clients. A few guest speakers, holiday photo shoot for my models and lunch and shopping.... not too much to ask, right???

It never came about. For one reason or another, I couldn't get the location, get someone AT the location etc....

This year, I tried again. .....and this Sunday we are going to Dave and Buster's in Philly for this event. I am giving away a few gift cards for models and family to go shop at the Franklin Mills Mall outlet center.

This location is about an hour from me. I felt it was a great spot as I have models and artists of all ages. Dave and Buster's is so cool....pool tables, shuffleboard tables, arcade games, skeeball and of course the entire Mall. Inside the mall is now a skateboard part too !  WOW !

This will be the 2nd "In the Director's chair" Workshop we are doing.

Speakers sit in a casual atmosphere and talk from the director's chair. Then all the guests get to sit in the directors chair....

Don't give up on things, even when they may not work out the first time around !

Enjoy !

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Did you do something interesting today??? Days 12 and 13


These 2 days have been interesting.  Yesterday I went to one of my favorite new places in Smithville.  It's called THE BEST GIFT IDEA EVER.  They have a few locations but this one is fairly new. I went in one day for I didn't know what it was . I passed by it several times but never took a second look. When I went in--- I couldn't believe the love I had for this idea. These are the 1st things I got.... The 4 A STAR name  ( Do you recognize it in the letters?) and my name AVA..... I love the Eiffel Tower so I had to get that !

I've  been back but not in a little while and I went yesterday to bring a friend there to purchase a birthday gift and of course, I purchased a holiday gift for someone there too.... what a great, different and interesting gift idea ! Love it !

Today, I am doing something I've been intending to do for a long long time.....that's to unpack some of the boxes in my tiny apartment that have been haunting me for some time.  I even packed up new boxes when we got my Mom and Dad's bed in from Florida and there they sit.....

So at least I'm getting to it. Forcing myself to do it today !!!!

Enjoy !

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sitting Days 10 and 11


So what happens to you when you just sit !  Do you reflect on any parts of your life? Do you rest your weary bones... LOL.... or are you just thinking about what to eat !!

Sometimes, when I sit, I think about all the things that happened up to that point.....

Let's go back to the day I posted the story about the PROSPER stone.
A friend of mine recently had a fire at his place of business. It wasn't a total loss, in fact, I do believe it was only a few days before he was up and running again. It is still a very scary and costly event.  So I went back to the store to get him a PROSPER stone. I felt like with all the new things he was trying to do in this renovated place , he needed one.

The next day, another friend posted on line about making a new way in her life..... I figured she could use one too. So I went to the store to get HER one also. I got them together, hoping there would still be a few left to get.                                

I also picked up one of my favorite kinds of stones and that is a Worry Stone. Do you know what that is? It takes the worry away from you when you use it.
Rubbing the stone in general is a good way to release the tension and worry. The indentation makes it easy to rub the stone without hurting or straining your hand muscles.
 Remembering that your left and right brain work opposite sides of the the stone in the hand of the side you want to release....for example if you want to release your creative side or your right place and rub the stone in your right hand- this occupies the left side of the brain and leaves the right side free-er so to say. Either way the benefits of the worry stone can be great.
Sometimes the color or type of stone you get warrants different healing properties.

So I picked up a worry stone for my friend. When I handed it to her, she dropped it and it landed on the pavement and it broke. Immediately thinking it was bad luck, she said, we determined that it was just something speaking to her - as she was going into her wallet to reveal a little folded note about the worry stone, just when I was handing it to her. So I went back and got one in a different color. I think this will work out fine.
Needless to say , it's been a busy couple of days......

What makes you think when you "plop" yourself down into a chair for a few moments......

What gives you that energy to get back up and moving again. ( or are you done for the night/day )

Found on Google: 
The brain's right hemisphere controls the muscles on the left side of the body, while the left hemisphere controls the muscles on the right side of the human body. When you wink your right eye, that's the left side of your brain at work. Because of this criss-cross wiring, damage to one side of the brain affects the opposite side of the body.

Maybe we should think about what we thing about when we just sit still..... maybe a different form of meditation !

Enjoy ! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What did you do today? Day 9


So last night I went to a drag show and enjoyed so much the singing and styling of The Edwards Twins. These brothers, identical twins, have a wonderful show that they take all over the World. If you are in the Atlantic City area you can catch them at the Claridge Hotel for a wonderful Christmas show. They do all their own make up and use their own voices for all the characters and Celebs that they represent.

I was delightfully intrigued to see the next character come  out on stage, and the next and the next. They work very hard to make this a great 2 man show !

Their voices are fantastic.  I took 2 of my business associates with me and we had a great time.....

Look them up wherever you are and see if you can find time ( or make time) to check them out !

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Day of change Day 8


So here is how Sunday works if you don't remember or if this is your first time joining the challenge.

Sunday is a special day for a lot of people. Family, Church, Spiritual what have you.....

So what we do on Sunday is save our change for some special event that may be coming up later in the New Year.

How we do it is like this:

Count up your change each Sunday. ( any way that you like to do that). Whatever is an even or full  number of dollars - For example- 1.00, 2.00, 3.00, 4.00 and so on. Goes into an envelope. ( no change goes in these envelopes)  Seal the envelope, DO NOT Write on it and put it away. Any odd or left over change goes towards the start of the new week.  The trick here is to be consistent ( as with anything) and to REMEMBER WHERE YOU PUT YOUR ENVELOPES !  

See what you can put towards some special thing by doing this each week. That gives our brains a little shift and doesn't challenge us to do anything on Sunday but enjoy our families, our faith and our fine Weekend day as we prepare for Monday's start to a new week.

So Sunday's will only have   "A DAY OF CHANGE"  in our post except for the occasional reminder of how this works. Pass it on. My goal is to save more than last time.  :)

Enjoy !

"Live long and PROSPER" Day 7

.....This is my wish for all of you !

So sharing this story is going to be fun as it's inspirational to me so I hope you can find some of that for yourself..... Let's start with the photo:
So I had this stone.... (and I love these kinds of stones and the plain energy stones too)..... that said PROSPERITY.  When I do my mastermind series I set these stones up from time to time on the table. I also have this one:

Many of you may recognize it as the logo for my business. So I had the stones in a bag and when I finally went back to them , the prosperity stone was broken ! I believe the other stone was just too heavy in the bag and somehow that stone got broken. Well , of course, I did not and would not believe that my PROSPERITY was broken, I just decided and intended that I was going to have a "different" Prosperity and one can only hope this was a good thing. I made sure that THAT  is how I saw it. I believed in my heart that things were on the "change" again....... for the good......

So the next day, I go to the shop where I got the stone and try to get another one. They are out !  The ordered more of them while I was there. So I go back 2 more times and hey haven't come in yet. Then on this one particular day I go in ( 3rd time a charm) and they got in a handful of pcs. only. That was still great news for me . I ran over to the box where they are kept and I saw beautiful stones.....except they didn't say PROSPERITY.....................they said PROSPER !

I took that stone home and placed it on the counter. Since then a lot of good things, I mean REALLY good things started happening..... nothing overwhelming, however, it was exactly the positive change I wanted and look to the future for.......

Today, I will embark on a short trip to the stone store. I need to pick this stone up for someone else.... let's see what is in store for them with my strong energy beliefs.....

Follow your heart, live full, honest and loyal. Be kind to one another and of course, "Live long and PROSPER !"

Enjoy !
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

What a jam packed couple of days ! 4, 5, and 6

So it's starting again.....Day 4, Day 5, Day 6.....

Just having to play catch up. I know it's just my crazy routine...... I'm making it great ! LOL

So Tues. I had the opportunity to visit again with Patti Lattanzi and Billy Carlucci at Filomena's Restaurant.   Each and every Tuesday , they record a "cruisin' oldies" show with Live entertainment for the radio. In fact, today is the day you can hear it on line at   ( cruisin' 92.1)  between 7 and 8 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Patti Lattanzi, Billy Carlucci and the 2nd "LA- Lucce"  Billy's brother in photo !

              Sneak Peek of Gentleman ( Diamond) Jimm and production Manager Dennis Burke !

It was great to see some of the people I haven't seen in awhile and meet and make some new friends.

Sat next to a gentleman who started a Beatles tribute group called "From Me to You".
Looking forward to going back again in 2 weeks to hear them on the show.

The show was fantastic, as usual. Just like I remember when I first met  everyone with the late Ted Prior. I find it so strange that I go up there this Tues., after not being there for some time, and there are 3 Elvis performers. Great job guys. See you again soon.  The magic and the power of 3's !
 I know Ted was watching !  Shout out to the late Ted Prior Star and founder of the "El -Live Show" - miss you my friend. May you rest in Peace and continue to watch over us !

Wed. I hired a director in my company. Yay !  See her photo below and help me welcome her to the 4 A STAR family officially. She has been helping us for some years now as we also manage her daughter, India. She is a super-star model and has the World at her feet.

Today, well it's early yet but I can tell you that I'm having lunch with a couple of friends and business associates at a local Indian Buffet near me. The real spicy stuff is not up my alley but I like the food on the milder side.  I haven't been to this buffet in awhile so I'm looking forward to a great lunch !

Go out and make it a great day !

Featured person of the day today is Evelyn Licona- Our new Director of Special Projects.
Evelyn will be working on finding events/clients for our Wedding division, castings for our models, and also eyes open for our new Balloon Artists doing "Deco Art" for special occasions.  We will talk about them tomorrow !

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Does your mail make you feel popular? Day 3

Good Morning!

So I went to the thrift store looking for some kind of shelving and I found this great white piece of something..... It looked like sort of bread box without a cover with a shelf on top and a dowel going across .  It seemed to be part of something bigger by the markings on the back.

So I got this shelf/box thing and proceeded home to figure out a way to keep the thousands of pcs. of mail off the floor in my bedroom.  Does this happen to you???    There is NEVER enough room for any mail.  It is just so annoying lately.   I've made spots for mail before but I never designated a piece of furniture ( even though it's fairly small) just to the mail.   I'll keep you posted if this works. Now I have to make a system for it.

I'm looking forward to stepping outside on this Sunny day.  Just to take a breath of fresh air will feel good. Everyone in the household has been sick lately and I'm trying to avoid that. Been over-tired lately, if you may, but otherwise ok. I'm sure many of you can relate as this is the season for colds and various things that "bring us down".... So find a breath of fresh air to keep your mind clear.

Today's featured business/person is  Michelle Barber Verbit.   Not only is she one of our Javita Coffee leaders in this area, she is also a rep. for Melaleuca. ( products that are all natural and chemical free). She is one of the founders , along with her husband Andy, of GBAM industries. Here they work on many projects most of them to do with Green aspects of the environment.

This is a photo with Myself ( in the pink boots) Andy and Michelle, Chris Mantzaris ( Javita Guru) and founder of Javita, Stan Cerelstein.

Check her out at

Take care and make it a great day !

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Is it just me? Day 2

Good Morning,

Is it just me?..... or do many of us leave that "thing" that we've walked by in the house time and time again and said, "Got to get to that". So I got to that .....finally.....
Nice to see an empty table for a change, however that won't be the case for long for this is where i put my Holiday stuff !  So it's been almost a year of "Got to get to that".....

Does that happen to you?  This was a simple task yet I just kept putting it off over something else.
I can't say that I WANTED to do that but I got it done today.

Also today, I went to the local mall and walked off my breakfast about a half hour before they opened. It was interesting to see so many people in the Mall waiting for stores to open and hanging out.....

I met one of our featured people today for breakfast. Her name is Erin and she owns and operates
MAINSPRING SOCIAL MEDIA.   She is a social media expert. Not only can she help with Face Book, Twitter and the like, she also can come into your employment place and speak on Internet safety in the social media world. I'm really excited to have Erin speak at one of our upcoming workshops.  Check  it out  and enjoy your day !

And away we go ! Day 1

Good morning..... Hope everyone remembered the time change for Sunday.  It's 4 AM and I am putting up the first day of the new 365 day blog challenge. The Balcony Blogger is back !  So here are the set up guideline. First, Love for you to FOLLOW the blog. You can see we have 21 followers ( double from the on set last year) and we now have over 9,000 page views from all over the World ! ( started with 900 last year)

So, this is your challenge :    do something for at least 5 minutes, everyday, that you haven't done before, that you haven't done in a long time, or that breaks you away from your everyday routine. This time we are adding our attempts at the new blog..... random acts of kindness and exercise moments / tips  to share. We are also adding a featured person or business to each blog.  ( that will start tomorrow- or later today as it may ! LOL)

So you can chime in on any or all of it, this is the time to change your life even if it's only for 5 minutes a day. You never know what that 5 minutes can do for you. If you like, go back in the archives and see some of the cool things we did before. Please encourage your friends to follow this blog.....

We are also bringing back our day of change ! That is Sundays (as this is a family or Church day for a lot of people) So all we do on Sunday is take all the change you have accumulated for the week, change it to dollars if you can and stick it in an envelope. Seal it and do not write on the outside. PLEASE REMEMBER WHERE YOU PUT YOUR ENVELOPES !  If you have an odd amount of change , that goes into the following week. Use this money for something special later in the New Year.  I will disclose what I'm using mine for as the time gets closer .

Let's make it a great year of discovery and fun !
Welcome back to the "Balcony Blogger Challenge" !

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Where does the time go?????

Hello fellow bloggers, business associates and friends..... so where does the time go????   I've been away most of the Summer and 7 days after my return from 2 trips, I got a serious phone call from a friend and business associate. It appeared that another business associate had taken an attempt on her life...................yes, you heard me...............  so now that a lot of knowledge has been gained and a lot of stress/pain has been gone through, I think we are back ....from that situation..... stay tuned for a blog to come out of that whole situation and a way to help others keep moving forward once they get out.....................

I think, that our 365 day blog challenge was the best one yet. It forced me to get on here every day and it also created many more page views for this blog. It also created many great moments , stories, memories and much awareness !

So here is what I am thinking..... Nov. 1st, we start again and add a few more things.....
1. Do something for at least 5 min. every day that you haven't done in awhile , that you've always wanted to do or just something that breaks you away from an everyday routine.
2. We will keep our Day of change on Sundays...... ( and pick a time you want to use the change you are accumulating)
3. We are going to add an "interesting new friend or acquaintance "..... someone you met within a week ( so from one blog post to the next) that you want to shout out to or say something about.....

We are counting down to Nov. 1st............when we start:


I also challenge you to join and invite friends to join this site and this blog. It's FREE ! Just sign up and join our blog posts !

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Finishing up the Brand re cap

Well, it's Monday again and here we are..... I hope you had your thinking cap on with regards to brand recognition. What things did you think about? How are you changing or bettering your BRAND?  One of the things to help with that is to evaluate your ups and downs ( not only profit and loss, but just highs and lows of your business in general) in some kind of time increment..... 3 months, 6 months, one year...whatever works for you. You need to actually set up an evaluation time whether it's alone with family or with staff and write down the things that you did right and the things that maybe didn't work out so well.

This way you can visually see where you spending your time, energy and money and re-evaluate your goals etc....

Contrary to some opinions, I believe that once you come up with your logo, your mission statement or idea, and your need to make sure EVERYONE knows what that is.....  It is crucial to keep these things out where people can see and hear about YOU and what you are doing.....

....and our squats????.... Hope you are keeping up with that and burning some gorgeous lines... Haha

Time has been crazy for me so I will get back in here when I can. In the meantime, work on your strategies both physically and emotionally to keep moving forward....

Enjoy !

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What is YOUR brand????

So it's been a week since we last spoke. How are the squats coming? I'd like to see some major change in all of us over the Summer. A lot has happened recently and I think it's a time of transition.... I feel like it is good transition ! I hope I'm right ! LOL

I think we can up our doses of squats now if you haven't already. Let's see if we can get a couple of weeks in at 8 per side..... 16 8 starting with the right leg and then 8 starting with the left leg.....

I want to get into some brand recognition for this remaining part of the week..... let's start by putting our thinking caps on when it comes to branding.....

If you are branding, you need to be EVERYWHERE with your brand. I don't care what anyone says about it, knowing what I know..... your brand needs to be all over....

When someone asks for a Kleenex, is it always Kleenex brand? If someone asks you to hand them that coke.... is it really coke? .... or is it some other dark colored cola..... what about glass cleaner? Is it really always windex???  These people have build empires on brand recognition..... if you have a branding story, share it with us !  We would love to include you in this weeks discussions....

Check out the photo here...  I saw and ad on TV for target.... it was all around coffee...... THIS photo is from a Kiosk as you walk into Staples.... what brand of coffee is on your lips when you speak of coffee??? Is it Dunkin' ( who by the way changed their branding around coffee, "Everyone runs on Dunkin")  Is it Mickey D's and "I'm lovin' it"???  Is it Starbucks.... is it Javita????  
Put your thinking caps on and let's talk branding for a few days.....

Enjoy !

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Weight loss anyone?

Good Wednesday afternoon !

So I hope you are doing your squats. I think we should stay with 5 on each side as we are already into Wed. of the new week. Let's hold on that and on Monday we can look to add a few more. This way you are preparing your body. When these few squats become easy, you know it's time to add more !

Are you monitoring your body??? Remember it's not always about the #'s on the scale. Your body composition goes into a transition when you start to change it. You may notice looser fitting clothes or jewelry, inched that go away.... that doesn't always reflect on a scale right away so don't get discouraged. Your body will change once you get into a habit of changing it.

So let's talk weight loss... many of you have seen the company we are now involved with- JAVITA.
This is an all natural weight loss coffee and tea. It's Kosher and Gluten Free.
This is Brazilian coffee infused with natural herbs that suppress your appetite. The Japanese Green Tea is also infused with these herbs. This tea comes from a 4th generation of tea growers. This particular tea is found at the base of Mt. Fuji.
Also infused into our energy and mind blend are herbs that help with ADD/ ADHD and herbs used in treating Alzheimer patients. Very good for clarity and focus. Excellent for a college student who wants to stay up and study without using a DRUG to do it !

Visit and check out the videos and information. There is also more information at  and 

If you are in the area, join us tomorrow for a coffee tasting and presentation  ....followed by an optional training and lunch ( 10.00 for lunch- tasting is free).

11:30  JD's pub in Galloway, NJ

Have a wonderful Day !

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Wednesday's Information Station

 Good morning,

So here we go where I fall asleep over some program and wake up at 3 AM and need to wind down .... LOL

How are we making out with squats..... 10 should be easy ( 5 starting out with each leg).... you can learn how to do them correctly with just 10. Take your time..... We are going to rock the squats!

Next healthy coffee presentations to take place Thursday ( later today) at 11:30 at the Sunryser in Absecon/Galloway, NJ   and next Thurs. at 11:30 at JD's pub in Galloway. ( Next Thurs. followed by training).

If you are not local and are interested in seeing  the full presentation, you can reach out to me at    We can set up a live Internet presentation too !  You can also watch the videos on your own by following the butterfly or by going directly to 
With the live presentations, I can answer questions and explain how it all works.
All natural healthy weight loss coffee and tea ! Delicious !

With Atlantic City Fashion week heading for Sept. Fashions, get your chance to shine at the castings coming up the end of June.... here is a photo from the past Season at the show.... Love the wedding ideas ! Hint, Hint....  Visit our Web page for casting information or Visit Atlantic City Fashion Week on Face Book !

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Information Station continues...

The Information Station comes in at night this evening.... Did you start your squats yet? I'm doing 5 starting with each leg so that's 10 total. Make sure you squat into a sitting position and your knees should not be over your toes ( in other words no bending over..... just sit position as you pull one leg out.... when you get up from that is when you tighten glutes !)   I am no expert in this, I just know how to do them from the work outs I've done and from my Theatre training....

I also like to look things up so if you are not sure, look it up.... let's see if we can do 10 squats each day for the rest of this week.....

So I flipped into Dr. Oz the other day and he was talking about that flame that burns sometimes in our bellies.... one of the things he recommended was a green tea with cranberry juice....

I think this will work great in our Javita lean and green tea.... check it out at 

Just add a splash of cranberry juice.... ( using a 1/2 pack will also decrease the strength of the tea if you don't like it strong)....

For our new ideas today.... take a look at our good friend and business associate Lisa Scott....   Lisa's business surrounds coaching and mentoring... She is such and exceptional soul and so easy to work with and talk with.  Take a look at her page and see all that she is doing to help make our lives better as we learn to listen to our voices within.....

make it a great week and stay tuned to the information station here for great ideas, notes, healthy coffee and of course....SQUATS !  LOL

Monday, June 2, 2014

New Challenge: The Information Station

Hello Balcony Bloggers !

Well, I did some thinking today, and I must say it was tough to think coming off a busy event-filled weekend.... and I want to try another shorter blog challenge.... not because it's shorter.... because I missed blogging everyday...when I did the challenge I was forced to do it and I loved it ! Then the new challenges just didn't cut it.... Now we are going to cut it !!!! LOL

Granted, a few things I've tried did not pan out the way I would have liked them to but we will try again.... since out 365 day blog challenge, I miss my time here ! I loved some of the things we did in that challenge. 

This time, going to do a Summer Challenge..... June 1st (today) Til Sept. 1st..... 3 months.... so this is going to be the Information Station for health and new ideas....

We are going to focus on health challenges  with simple exercises you can try at home.  Also, new ideas and information on healthy , weight loss coffee and tea !

I want to start a squat challenge going. Let's see how far we get. Easy squats, 5 each day for the first week. We can all do that. Make sure you are just sitting like you would into a chair, and when you come up that you squeeze those glutes!

Tomorrow we start with squats.   Tomorrow we start with coffee info..... AND Tomorrow we start with the eWomen Radio show and your host Sylvia Henderson....


So start with 5 squats today, I'm enclosing your coffee short tip today and check out Sylvia's show !
As we start to explore here with the  INFORMATION STATION...

See the latest info from Sylvia's Show

Coffee Talk today:      Studies have shown that our all natural coffee can help in the stand against breast cancer. It is to your benefit to just check it out !  Find the info at

When you are ready to try our brand go to