Golden State Mopars!

Published March 9, 2017 by lynn k scott

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I live in the “Golden State”, better known as California.  While I happen to reside midway between Sacramento and San Francisco, the Golden State Mopars, extend the length of the state.  20170309_150209.jpg

Who are the Golden State Mopars?  Simply put…they are a great group of men and women, who own Mopars and are part of a car club.  If you’ve ever seen this on your door or windshield, or maybe even been handed one it means, “you’ve been carded”.

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Most of the group hangs out on Facebook.  If you’d like to connect to the group, just click the GSM group page.

This was taken from their Facebook “About” section:

Bringing Mopar Enthusiasts Together, Turning Friends Into Family…

Golden State Mopars is a car club for you. We love Challengers, Chargers, 300’s, Magnums, Vipers, old school Mopar Muscle, Trucks, Darts and anything SRT. Stock or highly modified, we like them all… We do cruises, meets, mod days, BBQs and other family friendly events. All we ask is that you are respectful and participate.

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Facebook limits the invites we can send out to club members, so we can’t send invitations to everyone. However, ALL club members are welcome to any event hosted by Golden State Mopars. Our events are fun, relaxed and family friendly, come have fun and meet new friends.

I’m not a car person and I’m the first to admit it.  I’m the woman at a car show that walks past a car, says, “nice” and moves on.  My husband on the other hand, will get down on his hands and needs to check out the undercarriage, has to see the motor and might engage the owner in a conversation about the car.  Oh boy, when that happens, my eyes roll and look for someplace to buy a drink.  LOL

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That being said, this car club has a lot of “meet-ups”.  If you’re available, you attend the events you’d like to go to; however, it’s not required.  While Mopar cars are the focus of the group and they are what brings everyone together initially, it can definitely be extended to a car family and support system.

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We help each other with car issue recommendations (well, I don’t on those; you really don’t want me to either; trust me).  We celebrate engagements, births of the next generation of Mopar afficiondos, and well as the times that life presents challenges that may be a bit harder to handle.  We get together for car shows, BBQs and pool parties.

All in all, it’s a great car club.  Whether you have a Mopar daily driver, show car, or a “mom” (or “dad”) car, we’d be happy to have you!

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AAY: Totes and More

Published March 9, 2017 by lynn k scott

As I have mentioned, there are constant promotions going on with All About YOU. Tomorrow (3/10/17, 9 p.m., Central time), the 20% off totes code expires.  So, if you’re in the mood for a new tote, want some on hand for gifts, etc. head on over to the online store.

Additionally, the opportunity to join All About YOU, for free, has passed.  However, right now, you can join as an affiliate for just $1.00!!!

http://www.allaboutyougifts.com/#shopping4giftsbunnies

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Planning my 50th

Published March 8, 2017 by lynn k scott

Something I have been doing lately, is setting goals for myself. I am vocalizing my dreams in order to turn them into reality. I am sharing them here, on Facebook and with friends. I am holding myself accountable to make my goals happen.

Today, another dream, has turned into a goal.  While I am only heading toward the ripe-old-age of 46, I am planning something extremely special for my 50th birthday.  You see, I have this incredibly talented, yet humble, friend; someone I’ve yet to personally meet.

I’ve written about Dan before:  “He is my rainbow…”.  I hadn’t thought about it, but I would actually have to consider him my writing muse.  It’s often said to tell people you care about them now, because tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone.  Seeing how my family was ripped away from me, how Dan was there, I couldn’t imagine not knowing him.  Other people have come and gone from my life.  Each has taught me something; whether it was good or bad.  Where Dan is concerned, it’s as if his paintbrush has touched my soul and brightened it like the water colors do for his paintings.

The link we originally shared was my sister, Kathi.  Our friendship has blossomed like one of his paintings.  It started out small, details were added, life was breathed into it and now, here we are, years later, special friends with such an emotional tie. I know my life wouldn’t be complete without his positive influence.

“Sprouting New Beginnings” by Dan Angeles

Now that I have a few years, I can work on figuring out how to surprise Dan.  There are some logistics to plan, after all I’m in CA and he’s in TX and I will need some inside help. I don’t foresee that as an issue though.  It will be my first trip to TX (outside of the airport, that is).  I want to visit the Craighead Green Gallery, where is exhibits are shown.

In fact, if you are in the Dallas area, Dan will be opening a new exhibit, “Removing the Veil”, on April 1, 2017, and you’ll be able to see his amazing work first hand.  If you happen to meet him, please tell him, “Kathi’s sister sent me”.

Here is a video previewing the upcoming show.  One day, I will attend one of Dan’s opening.  I have always wanted to attend an art opening, but refuse to do so, until I can see his work on opening night.

I wish my friend much success and know I will be offering a long overdue hug for all his success, support and friendship, when we finally meet.

Reblog: One Pan Roasted Lemon Potatoes and Asparagus with Salmon

Published March 8, 2017 by lynn k scott

You know I love one pan meals. Less pots and pans means less clean up! What I like even more is not having to cook it too. I was away for the day with my daughter while she danced. When we got home my partner had dinner ready for us. As she was looking around […]

via One Pan Roasted Lemon Potatoes and Asparagus with Salmon — What’s for Dinner Moms?

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#MyFirstPostRevisted (mundane much?)

Published March 8, 2017 by lynn k scott

I was nominated by Erika at That’s What An Anxious Mom Said to participate in a new challenge — the #MyFirstPostRevisited challenge.

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My first post was in December 2014.  I was beyond a blogging newbie, but needed to share info and I needed a break from Facebook.  Here’s my more than obvious first blog post. Feel free to click here or just read below:

Welcome to my first blog posting.  Obviously, we need to start from the beginning.  I will try to keep it interesting, so you’ll want to keep coming back and check to see what is happening here.

Some topics I’ll be covering are:

  • Homeopathic Health Care
  • Essential Oils
  • Parenting
  • Cooking
  • Canning
  • Homeschooling
  • Military Support

If there’s something you’re interested in seeing on this blog, please let me know.  After all, if no one is interested in what I have to say, then there’s no real reason to have a blog.  Right?

Well, the first post is done.   We are on our way.  2015 here we come!

*photo by Pixabay.com*

I can’t believe it’s been over two years since I started this little project.  I know there has been laughter, tears and frustration, but that’s life, right?  Thanks for everyone who’s read at least one thing I’ve had to say and I must be doing something right because I’m still gaining followers.  That or people are just as twisted as me and they like the company. Please don’t feel the need to clarify which you are.  I’m just happy you’re still with me.  🙂

Here we come to the rules:

Obvious rules:

  • No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.)
  • Link back to the person who tagged you (thank them if you feel like it or, if not, curse them with a plague of ladybugs).

Other rules:

  • Copy and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)
  • Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.
  • Tag five other bloggers to take up this challenge.
  • Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog (don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).
  • Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post.
  • Include the rules in your post.

People who should also do this: 

Falling Into Place

Published March 8, 2017 by lynn k scott

Just the other day I was longing to get back into wedding and event planning.  I’m truly over the 9 to 5 job.  Ok, so I work 7:00-4:00, but you get my meaning.

I responded to an ad looking for an unpaid intern for a wedding planner. While many people would balk at the term, “unpaid”, I don’t mind.  It’s true, I’m a certified wedding planner.  It’s true, I’ve planned and executed a few events. It’s true, I still have a lot I can learn.

The problem is, as I’ve been out of touch with the hospitality industry, I need a new “in’. I need to reconnect with vendors, venues and work events again.  I am actually looking forward to seeing what this event planner is offering.  I’m sure I can learn a lot from her.  I like the fact she also used to work in the corporate world.  She’s been the catering director for a prestigious San Francisco hotel and she’s now her own boss and running her own event company.

The position could eventually turn into a paid position as her assistant.  As her business grows, so could the opportunities.  I am also looking forward to her marketing concepts.  It may seem small, but to stay in business, you need clients.  Knowing how to get your name out and get people calling you is truly a skill.  I’ve done so-so on my own, but I’d welcome assistance in this aspect as well.

Later this week, we will meet for coffee and discuss her vision for her company and how I may be of assistance to her. I can’t afford to leave my day job yet, however, who knows if this will be the door that opportunity is knocking on.  All I know, is I am answering that door and looking forward to seeing what’s on the other side.

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