Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New Fountain!

I am thrilled with this new fountain!
Hoping the birds will drink from it, and I have it on an on off switch. I need to get a longer one but for now its working great. 
This space is 15x12
So I moved my firepit closer to the patio blocks
I want to build that up but for now, I have it on the blocks I had on hand. 

I like having water and fire in the space, and would like the fountain under the Rose of Sharon but it drops flowers so that would be a problem. 
The space is like a little retreat......and I am pleased. I can't wait till next spring to get some sod, it will look so much better :-)

Ok, this is the pose I have been working on, baby bird. 
its much tougher then it looks for sure. 

(Photo: Darren Rhodes creator of YogaHour and owner of Yoga Oasis )

I finished The 21 Day Fix and will be on to my next workout. 
Rating = 8

Thanks for reading..........

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New Home Studio Makeover 2015!

The studio got a new color floor!
Blue and very calming in a way. 
I also got new windows, so nice!

I had to move some things around, and I like it better this way. 

Entering, it looks more purple then blue......

More room and easier to grab what I need. 

The best way I found to do my studio is:
Hang what you can to save space
Pick colors that will feel clean and open
Find containers or cabinets that will fill your needs in more then one way
Get a bench that is on rollers so you can move if needed and that has incline
Get a good rack for weights, safety is  HUGE
Buy mats that don't collect sweat, bacteria 

Keep your stuff clean by wiping it with Clorox or anti-bacteria wipes and spray your mats with Lysol so you don't have any germs. I keep hand sanitizer and make all my clients use it after a session. 

If you make a home studio, just remember space is money so take your time on getting what you want and try to get the best you can afford. I thought I would be doing more pilates but no my clients just were not into that, I sold my bench. And for that piece being gone, it made space to add a cardio machine the elliptical. 

Thanks for reading!

New Book: Frank Maldonado releases "THE CHIMERA MURDERS"

Just in time for fall story telling......
Author Frank Maldonado releases his second book, "THE CHIMERA MURDERS
Its a race against time as two friends fight to stop an unseen evil that penetrates into the very depths of terror!

This book combines hope, love, passion, and deceit with lots of revenge! 
Its 400 pages of turns and twist that will keep you intrigued and reading for hours.  

He also has another book "The Interview" released as his first book.

Selling paper back for $15.95 and Kindle at $6.00 you can find this thriller at

Frank lives in San Diego, you can schedule an interview or get more information by calling 
(831) 656-0553

Monday, September 14, 2015

New Product: The PostureFit System

 The PostureFit System, can be used at gyms, chiropractic, or for home use. Dr. Liz Welch, is a chiropractor in Chicago who developed the PostureFit Bar and workout.

The PostureFit System combines fat-burning interval training, muscle strengthening techniques, flexibility conditioning and core training with proper form and posture.

Check out the video! 

Starting at $89.99 and up........
Shop here 

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According to the press release....."Blown away by the strategies behind her many parenting workshops, Paul and Samira invited Barbara to join forces to launch Progressive Parenting Publishing and produce these two DVDs. The company’s philosophy is simple: combining Samira and Barbara’s experience to bring parents authentic and authoritative educational videos that encourage parents to focus on their child’s motivations and needs, rather than just on behaviors."

DVD “Growing From The Roots: A Practical Guide To The Art Of Parenting” is a question and answer video between Barbara and parents that address common behaviors. The roots of healthy child development are nurtured when children’s needs are met and they are allowed to experience life for themselves with proper guidance, instead of control. This is the foundation of the non-judgmental, emotionally connected style of parenting that Barbara Olinger presents in her DVD. Divided into chapters that include: 1) Whining, Anger & Sadness; 2) Self Esteem & Non Judgmental Language; 3) Politeness: Sorry & Thank You; 4) When Parents Lose It; 5) Sharing; 6) Transitions & Power Struggles; 7) Specific Developmental themes of 2 Years Old & 4 Years Old; and 8) Setting Limits.

DVD “Welcoming Your Second Child” When expecting your second baby, you might feel like an old pro when it comes to diapers, feeding, and snapping up onesies, but the idea of life with two children can present an entirely new set of worries. Its common to wonder things like, Will I love both children the same? Will I be able to manage two kids? Oh no! Am I ready for this? At the same time, your first child is likely experiencing a sense of uneasiness, even if theyre too little to verbalize it. They might be wondering: Am I still going to be loved? Am I still Mommys or Daddys priority? Am I still special? In this program, Barbara Olinger addresses these issues by leading a progressive parenting workshop that guides parents through the transition of welcoming second-born children. Barbara helps parents to define and understand their childrens perspectives. She helps explain the older childs underlying needs and how those needs are communicated through behavior. She presents a menu of specific methods for how to connect with and respond to your firstborn during this significant change in his or her life. This video is a must-see for anyone expecting their second child or parenting two children during their first years at home.  

More about Progressive Parenting

Barbara Olinger and Samira are available for interviews and appearances. Call (831) 656-0553 to schedule. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Fall Weather Sets In!

I love fall, and fire pits!
This weekend is the Clayton Art Fair, should be great weather too. 

I have steady been at the 21 day fix and other then the Taco truck day yesterday have been pretty spot on with my meals. 

Today the plan is a run at lunch it is so cool here, and since I am training a client after work I decided this would be the cardio fix day with a bonus. 

Labor day was wonderful, the studio got a make-over in blue. I will do a blog on that so you can see how calming it is and how clean it looks!

Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading.