Thursday, June 30, 2011


Birthdays are great, but even better when you have great friends and Family that love you so very much.  

As some of you know, Monday was my Birthday and I was very spoiled.  My first Birthday Present came in the form of Camping.  We went to Crow Wing State Park for the weekend and the present I gave to myself was to unplug from everything and relax. No iPhone, No Mac, No Facebook or Twitter! I left everything at home!

My Husband and Son took me out to Dinner at my favorite restaurant "Bucca" !

And By Best Friend Carrie took me out to dinner and gave me two wonderful gifts!
Word that will inspire me to do great things knowing that she will always be there for me.

And this AWESOME Custom made Necklace. The "C" is for Carrie and Carrey and the Pink and Orange crystal represents both our favorite colors.  The BFF is cuz she is my Bestie and I am her's! 

I am truly Blessed to have such wonderful people in my life!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wordless Wednesday....Typical Saturday afternoon at the Hoese Diesel Ranch!

This weeks wordless Wednesday is brought to you courtesy of my Husband and Son and is in video form.  

Is your Saturday afternoon filled with testosterone like mine is?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Welcome to the 48th edition of "Meet Me On Monday!"


1.  What is your favorite yogurt flavor?

-Vanilla, I know I'm boring like that.

2.  Ankle or knee socks? and on the same theme, white socks or coloured??

-Depends on the Weather.  Deep into the Minnesota Winters- well really starting in fall, I wear Knee High Socks.  You know the ones that Holly Madison wears. In the summer, if I must put on socks to wear my sneaker, I wear ankle socks.

3.  How is the weather right now?

-Flippen Cold! Minnesota weather is turing into winter for 11 months and 20 days.  The way things are going, we are only going to have 10 warm says this year. YUCK!

4.  Are you a fast typer?

-Depends. If it comes from my head then YES, If I have to read it and type it then I am VERY SLOW!

5.  Red or White Wine?

-I'm not a wine drinker, so neither.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Are you a Penny Picker Upper?

When you see a Penny do you stop and pick it up?

When I see a Penny this plays in my head: 

Then imeditally afterwords I think, Ok God what is it that you are telling me I am missing out on? I read an email once that said Penny's are a sign from heaven telling you to wake up and smell the coffee and that you are missing something very important and this is God's way of telling you to open your eyes before you miss out on whatever he is trying to tell you.

I saw a Penny today, Jan from Grease ran through my head and then I thought "Ok, what am I missing"  I'm not sure what it is today but believe me my eyes will be wide open, especially now that I got my Mocha!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wordless Wednesday.....1991 to 2011, Twenty Year Dating Anniversary.

June 8th 1991 On the hood of his mamas car, 20 years ago today my Husband asked me to be his girlfriend again, and promised that this time it would last forever! 

Here's to forever together. Happy Anniversary honey, I love you! :)

So Social.....

I have spent the last two days at the Westin in Edina at the Online Marketing Summit Conference.  Let me tell you it was AWESOME.  I had such a great time and meet some great people.  

Last year when I attended the conference I was just like many others that wanted to learn all about Online Marketing. I was so excited to learn about the in's and out's of online marketing.

This year I was very fortunate and got to switch rolls and be on the other side of the room.  The marketing agency that I freelance for plays a big roll in #OMSMIN (Online Marketing Summit Minnesota for all you non-tweeps).  2 of the partners are veteran speakers for OMS and one is a Teacher for OMA. (Online Marketing Academy).  

What an opportunity this was.  Last night when I got home I realized that I have moved up in the food chain and am now someone that people look to for Online Marketing and Social Media advice, and people really listen to the things I have to say.  Not to make my head get any bigger but I'm kinda a big deal here in my little town.  

So look for me to be doing some awesome new things in the coming months.  I'm not just One Girl, I'm One Girl with Some Big Ideas!