Vlogs are Fun: Being Goofy

Check out these two videos! 😉

I was just being silly for this next one…It’s like 10 seconds long LOL! Enjoy!

Have a Great Weekend!!!!!! ❤

LD1

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To Do Today: Eliminate the word "can’t" from your vocabulary

Hi everyone,

Are you ready for some weekend relaxation or what? We are!!
Here’s a little task we’d like you to try today….
Don’t think or speak the word “can’t”.
We’re going to explain why we want you to try this and how amazing this little contraction is…
Are you thinking of “better things” in life?
Are you holding yourself back in life?
How often do you use the phrase “I can’t”?
Can’t is a nasty, yet powerful little word. It gets in your system and tells your brain some ridiculous things!! 
Can’t is in the conscious part of your brain. 
The conscious part of your brain makes lists, remembers to pick up milk and lock your door when you leave the house. 
The conscious most certainly has its job to do. 
But check this out…
an interesting thing is how your conscious and subconscious work together….
Your subconscious focuses on different things than your conscious.
It focuses on keeping you safe, reacting quickly, your dreams, solving big life problems, happy
thoughts, stored memories, fears, etc. etc.
Your subconscious also listens really well to your conscious.
Kind of like its servant.  
If your subconscious hears “I can’t”…
it goes about the rest of your head and body notifying your nerves, muscles so on and so forth
“hey guys! Conscious says we “can’t” so warn everyone!”
So then….
Nerves go on alert, muscles get tight, stress seeps in, avoidance starts…

But wait one doggone second!! Just because you THOUGHT “hmmm, I can’t do this,” does it really mean you can’t do it?
Um, NO!

You’re at a decision point.
The point of taking action.
The point of “I want something better and this looks interesting but… Can I, or can’t I do it?”

And here’s your answer…
YOU CAN
Change that thought, feeling, nervousness or fear and take control over your own mind.  

YOU CAN DO THIS!

Congratulations!
There’s a reason you’re reading this…
That’s how you make any real change in life!
A baby step. One tiny thing, and you already did it!
You sought information to make a change!
We already know….
you can do it.
you can be successful.
this is the best system out there.
We’ve seen it happen. 
We see the results of those people who squashed their “I can’t’s”
We, at one time, did it too!
They didn’t give up on their dreams! 
So… spend the rest of your day, coming down from a crazy week…
Fighting those “can’t’s” with another baby step.
Tell your mind “I’M IN CONTROL!”
“I WANT a change and its time!”
The tools are here for you.
The support is here for you.
The team is here.
We’re just waiting on you to fight back on “can’t”.
Make “can’t” your enemy today.

Have an amazing day!

Do one thing for yourself today… 
Don’t think or speak the word can’t.
See how long you can go!
The LifeDesigning1 Team
P.S. I have always taught and continue to teach Jackson that 
“can’t” is not part of our vocabulary! Actually, I taught that to many children 
over the years! ~ Nik
We believe in you!

It’s been a week!!! Oh my!

Hi everyone!!!

Oh my gosh… we haven’t posted in a week!!!
Who knows the last time that happened!?!

We’ve been crazy busy!
Between the Easter holiday weekend and business stuff going on we’ve been slammed…
…but that’s a great thing!

This is a short post today but we wanted to keep you updated on a few things.

#1 In case you missed our Easter wishes on Facebook

We hope everyone had a wonderful, blessed and yummy Easter weekend! 
– From all of us at LD1 🙂
(We thoroughly enjoyed the family time and eating!! Yumm!)

Don’t ya just love this Easter Island pic? LOL

Ok…

#2 on the list is…

Tonight at 9pm there will be a google hangout for “The Extreme Team” members. If you are a member you will get your reminder email and we will see you on the call!!!

If you are not a member, you are more than welcome to come and “hangout” as a guest of ours. Just click here and refresh it at 9. Please let us know on FB that you joined us. 🙂

And last but not least…

#3… 

We would like to welcome all the new people that we have on this blog and list. We look forward to meeting and chatting with you. If you’re new, “like” us on Facebook so we can touch base and communicate team info easier. We’re excited you’ve joined us and we’re here to help so let us know how!

Thank you to all the people who have “liked” us and our posts in the last week.
We’re so amazed and we appreciate it very much!
You guys are a truly awesome bunch!!

See you/talk to you tonight!!

Google Hangout 9pm EST

Adult Adventure – "A Good Day" – Reflection & Gratitude

We posted a wonderful video clip yesterday – It brings tears to my eyes!

Tears of Joy, Love & Gratitude! I’m posting it again here:

“A Good Day” with Brother David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine Monk
Please take the time to view it…. once, twice….. daily perhaps.

Words I chose to reflect on from the clip: (Mom)

Today is a Gift to me!

I need to be – opening my eyes to see…

  • the colors
  • the sky
  • the weather
  • the faces… their stories.

I need to be – Opening my heart and “drink”….

the life-giving water and the gifts around me – civilization gifts!

I need to be – Opening my heart to all these blessings…

and to bring MY Blessings to others…

  • My Eyes…..
  • My Smile…..
  • My Touch…..
  • My Presence…..

I need to – let My Gratefulness overflow into Blessings all around me….

You may know or recall – I experienced a near death, “Widow Maker” heart attack April 21, 2008 in the limousine after the funeral mass of my dear mother and friend. It’s approaching 5 years now and each and every day…

I AM…. grateful for my “Gift!” —- Of another day!

Yesterday, discovering that video clip, I decided to explore our property and photograph some proof of the “emerging spring” here in Pennsylvania! I do hope you enjoy them!

Forsythias starting their regrowth for Spring!

Yellow crocuses with Star of Bethlehem plants peeking out!

Daffodils start to emerge!

Day Lilies breaking free!

Hyacinths springing out!
Magnolia buds reaching to the Heavens from Nikki’s House!

Have “A Good Day!” Appreciate and Share Your Blessings… Today!

Foodies 101: A Favorite TV Show! A Favorite Candy Store!

Dolce Patisserie

Location: The Shoppes at 23 Main Street, Hellertown, Pennsylvania 484-851-3652

Did you know?

Right here in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania….

We have a “Sweet Genius!”


 
Click on Alan’s picture for the rest of the gallery 😉


Foodie Bob read this in the paper recently:

Owner of Hellertown pastry shop wins ‘Sweet Genius’


Alan Pitotti wins $10,000 on popular Food Network show.

January 18, 2013|By Diane W. Stoneback, Of The Morning Call

Pastry Chef Alan Pitotti, owner of Dolce Patisserie, was back at work in his Hellertown shop less than nine hours after his family, friends and customers watched him win $10,000 on the Food Network’s “Sweet Genius.”


Although the 36-year-old chef had just won the equivalent of a Super Bowl for pastry chefs, he already was focused on figuring out how to give his daredevil fans a chance to taste the cake that clinched his victory — It was a meringue-covered, spicy pink peppercorn and wasabi pea cake, with spicy chocolate ganache…..

I was really excited about this announcement and it gave me a great excuse to visit Dolce Patisserie again to purchase some chocolates!

I so enjoy his “beautiful”…. and I do mean “beautiful” candy creations…. that are equally as delicious!

And…. Alan was there! Which is not a surprise…. he loves his work! 🙂

We had a wonderful chat about the competition and his wonderful experience with the show and host of “Sweet Genius,” Ron Ben-Israel.

P.S.
I’ve postponed blogging about this due to Billboards in the Lehigh Valley not posting that Alan is a “Sweet Genius!”

They show him attending the local community college, but nothing about Sweet Genius!

So…..

the Billboards remain the same (to date, now early March, 2013)

and…
I wanted you to know…..

Congratulations! Alan Pitotti….. Sweet Genius!

from the LifeDesigning1 Team! 🙂 So Proud!

Links to more info on Alan Pitotti: Sweet Genius! :

Dolce Patisserie website

Dolce Patisserie’s toffee is golden article

NEWSMAKER Q&A: ALAN PITOTTI article

LifeDesigning 1 Team Confesses….

Foodies 101!

LifeDesigning1 is Admitting:  WE ARE FOODIES!

There comes a time when one has to confess… and the time is now!
 
We are……. FOODIES!
We are……. foodies from way back!  It’s actually generational!  
My Grandparents (mom’s) came to the United States from Austria, Hungary & Yugoslavia (specifically, in an area which is now Slovenia) with many wonderful hopes, dreams and passions!  The United States was a promise of opportunity, freedom… starting a new, abundant, prosperous life!
With them they brought many skills and talents… compassion, a strong work ethic, cooking, baking, farming…. and love!  The love of family, children, friends & community! 
What we will venture into here is the extension of their passion — ours now  — for Food!  
 
In the early 1900’s, my grandparents were Growing and Nurturing their food, initially, on their farm and then, on small plots of land.  
And…. 
 
They were Cooking and Baking It!  Surrounded by family, friends and community… they cooked and baked often and they did it with Passion and Love! 

Being Foodies… we will be posting about our favorites here:  

  • Our Favorite Foods
  • Recipes
  • Cookbooks
  • TV programs
  • Classes
  • Places we’ve explored, munched / dined at & purchase some of our favorite foods 
  • And… of course, Restaurants!  Where we’ve dined and dine, some rather frequently!
This is our Adventure — Food!  🙂  

Good Times Ahead! 

A little example of what’s to come 😉

More Homemade Valentine Ideas Part 2

More Homemade Valentine Ideas from Pinterest!

What a cute Homemade Valentine Idea for those little valentines at school! ❤

What a sweet Homemade Valentine Idea for Grandparents/Aunts/Uncles! 

Show your little ones how they can create symmetry with this cute Homemade Valentine Idea

Love the little Homemade Valentine Envelopes here…so cute! 😉 

Are you into Mason Jar Homemade Valentine Ideas? These are adorable! 

A simple and adorable Homemade Valentine Idea to say “I Love You!” 

Ok, I’ll stop for now! I’ll post more as I find them ;)!

Make sure you click on each of the pictures so you can visit the Pinterest site and find out more info!

Which Homemade Valentine Ideas do you like the best? Comment below 😉 

Give this post a share and a like! Thanks so much! ❤