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Administrative Professionals Day – April 25

Today is Administrative Professionals Day.

The job of an Administrative Professional has changed dramatically over the years. With the addition of technology, new tools and economy shifts the burden on an Admin is heavier then ever. They are, quite simply, the pulse of the office.

Here are some ideas for Administrative Professionals Day:

  • Take him or her out for a nice, long lunch at a local fine restaurant;
  • Give a gift certificate for a dinner for two or an evening at a hotel or resort;
  • Arrange for the afternoon off to go shopping and throw in a little spending money;
  • Present a plaque for his or her years of valued work;
  • Provide a family pass to the movies and plenty of popcorn money;
  • Find out who his or her favorite author is and buy their latest book;
  • Offer a three hour lunch or, better yet, the day off!
  • Outsource some of his/her work to an off-site administrative professional, such as a virtual assistant;

Don’t forget to thank your Administrative Professional through out the year. You’d be surprised how far a “Thank You” or a kudos can go.

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Get Your Cleaning On

*****I posted this during the holidays and was asked to re-post to share the earth friendly cleaning supplies recipes below. We all should be conscience of what we are doing to the earth*****
I really didn’t want to write this because I hate cleaning, I know it has to be done, and I do it, but I hate it.

I thought my cleaning recipes might help everyone get their house ready for their Holiday guests.

Recently I have started to use homemade products to clean. It’s much cheaper than store-bought and they do just as good of a job and sometime even a better job.

Some of these recipes may not smell nice all the time but will dissipate when they dry. I’m writing this in hopes that you all will feel better knowing you did something good for the environment.

The environment is really the reason I started making my own cleaning products. I hear all the talk on the news and talk radio about how we need to take care of our environment. All that made me think about what my niece and nephew and their kids and so on, will have to look forward to in later years. Will they be able to pack a lunch of tuna sandwich’s and grape soda, like my mom and dad did for my family and go to the lake for the day and spend quality time together? Will there be water in the lake for them to even enjoy? Will gas be $8.00 a gallon?

It all starts with us and trickles down to the generations. If our kids see us trying to be green and recycle they will too and so on.

These are my favor recipes.  I use them weekly, if not daily.

All-Purpose cleaner – dissolve ½ cup washing soda in a bucket of warm water.
USE: Kitchen/Bathroom – wash surface, then rinse. Not recommended for aluminum surfaces or no-wax floors. Cleans walls, counter tops, refrigerators, appliances, tiles, sinks, tub/shower, and toilet bowls.

Baby clothes – Add 1 cup of white distilled vinegar to the laundry rinse cycle.
USE: Baby clothes – Helps break down uric acid and soapy residue, leaving baby clothes soft and fresh.

Bathroom mold cleaner – Mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide (3% solution) and 2 parts water.
USE: Spray on areas with mold; wait at least one hour before rinsing or using shower.
Warning: Be careful with hydrogen peroxide; it can take the color out of fabrics

Dishwasher Detergent – mix 1 cup baking soda with 1 cup borax (use sparingly). You can use 2 packs of sugar-free lemonade, if desired, for scent.
USE: 2 – 4 Tbsp per load, dependent on how big the load.

Floor Cleaner – Add ½ cup vinegar to ½ gallon warm water & mop. No need to rinse!
USE:To clean no-wax floors.

Multi-Purpose “Greener” Cleaner – Add the following ingredients to a 16-oz spray bottle, shake well: soap (flakes, powder, or liquid), 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar, 16 ounces (2 cups) water.
USE: Multi-Purpose


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The Day of Love !!!!!


Glitter Graphics |

Sorry I couldn’t resist.   They are just to cute.


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Last Minute Valentine’s Bouquets

Discount on Last Minute Valentines Flowers

Waiting until the last minute may not always be a bad thing.

This Valentines Day it’s a good thing.

Last Chance Valentine’s Bouquets – Save 25% (valid on select bouquets delivered on February 13)


***See my previous post regarding the meaning of Valentines flowers***


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Meaning of Valentine’s Flowers


Red roses symbolize love and passion
Yellow roses symbolize friendship and joy
White roses symbolize purity and innocence
Pink roses symbolize appreciation or “Thank you”
Orange roses symbolize enthusiasm, desire and fascination


Daisies symbolize beauty, innocence and purity. They are always a favorite to receive.


Tulips symbolize a perfect love. They are a good Valentine’s Day pick since they’re classic and affordable.


Known as Peruvian lilies, these symbolize friendship and devotion. They’re easy to find in most neighborhood supermarkets.

Casa Blanca Lilies

Casa Blanca lilies symbolize beauty, class and style. People love the stunning blooms’ heady fragrance.


Orchids symbolize love, beauty, luxury and strength. They also send a message of exotic seduction.


Carnations symblize fascination and new love. These cheerful blooms are hearty and very affordable.


Sunflowers symbolize warmth, happiness and loyalty. These spirit-lifting flowers are available all year round.


Dark blue or purple irises symbolize royalty. No matter their color they symbolize faith and hope.


Gardenias symbolize purity and joy and connote deep, old-fashioned love. These are loaded with fragrance and will definitely make a statement on Valentine’s Day.

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Valentines candy for all my retro candy lovers

Old fashioned candy from the 1950s, 60s, 70s or 80s, still available after all these years!

My favorite retro candy shop, Old Time Candy, has “Candy Decade Boxes” personalized for Valentines Day or you can build your own.

Candy you ate as a kid®

I think retro candy  is the perfect gift for someone who is hard to buy for.

Everyone loves to remember the candy they had as a child.

Gotta Love This Kinda Stuff!!

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A portion of my earnings will be donated to The American Cancer Society




I have decided to extend this Amazon campaign to Jan. 31, 2012.

25% of my earnings from Dec. 15, 2011 to Jan. 31, 2012 will be donated to the American Cancer Society. 

So far, my earnings have not been enough to warrant a donation. 

Please pass the link below to everyone you know who orders from Amazon.  

Thank you to all who have purchased so far.

Click Here To Order From Amazon

I am re-posting this.  I believe it’s important to get the word out that I will be donating 25% of my Dec.15 -Dec 31 earnings.

Please help me help the American Cancer Society.
My earnings have been sparse so please pass the word along.
All help is greatly appreciated
They are there to help us and we should help them.

This holiday season I have been thinking a lot about all the friends and family I’ve lost in the last 5 years.  All passed due to cancer except one. Most recently was my boyfriends mother.
He reached out to The American Cancer Society for knowledge and guidance and they were so great to him. He appreciated it so much that he wanted to write a letter of appreciation after his mother passed.

Before he got the chance to write the letter they had called him to see if he needed any other information or help. Both he and I were impressed with their professionalism, patience and understanding. Because of that I have decided to donate 25% of all my Dec. 15 thru Dec. 31 earnings from Amazon to The American Cancer Society

Please use my Amazon link below to make your purchases thru Dec. 31.

Click Here To Order From Amazon

I will post my earnings amount and donation amount by January 31st.

Happy Holidays Everyone Be Safe!!!

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Happy Christmas Eve

Just had to say “Happy Christmas Eve” to everyone before I really sign off for a few days.

I hope everyone has a very Happy Holiday.

Also, I need to thank everyone for supporting me and visiting my blog.  These first few months have been a learning experience.

Happy Holidays to everyone and please be safe.


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2 Days and Counting

Happy Holidays everyone.

There’s only 2 days left until Christmas.  Your only luck to get gifts by Dec. 25th is to shop locally.

I want to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy Holiday Season.

I will be off for the next few days.  I will be back to posting about all Holidays on Dec. 27th.

The next Holiday is New Years.  Amazon has an amazing amount of New Year’s decorations.

Follow the link below to the Amazon homepage of savings and value.

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3 Days and Counting

Happy Holidays everyone.

With only 3 days until Christmas Day, today is the last day to possibly get your gifts from Amazon by Christmas*.

Check the top right corner of the homepage to see if you qualify for delivery by Christmas.   

Happy Holidays to you all.

Amazon Homepage

**Certain rules and restrictions apply

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