Mind, Body, Spirit…Be Determined

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I’m driving to Galveston tomorrow morning to attend the 2016 Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce 9th Annual Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit Conference. Initially I was motivated to attend because of the keynote speaker, author – Gretchen Rubin. I met her several years ago and am a big fan of her books, especially The Happiness Project.

Several of my colleagues are attending and I’m excited to see them, too. The energy and support I receive simply by being around them always helps me along my journey towards personal and professional development.

But after diving into the rest of the agenda for tomorrow, I think what I am really looking forward to learning about … is finding out what I need to learn more about.

Does that make sense?

I’m intrigued by sessions like Caring – Let’s Get to the Heart of It, The Food and Mood Connection and Living From the Heart. I feel like these topics are speaking to me right now. I don’t know exactly where each of these sessions will lead me – but I know I want to go there.  I suspect I might just scratch the surface of some topics that I’ll want to dive deeper in to. I’m determined to learn more.

And that’s pretty exciting.

There are also a couple break out sessions for physical fitness (hello hip, hop cardio – I’m coming atcha!) and a session lead by Jentry Kelley, owner of Jentry Kelley cosmetics where I’ll learn her quick, eight-step makeup process. I need this in my life! I’m 45 years old and I still don’t know how to put on eye make up. It’s embarrassing, ya’ll.

I hope you’ll follow me tomorrow on my social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I’m looking forward to sharing what I learn along the journey.

Katy Home & Garden Show January 30 & 31 plus FREE Tickets

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I am so excited to attend the 2016 Katy Home & Garden Show this weekend. I have several home improvement ideas planned beginning with some DIY kitchen projects and I can’t wait to get some ideas from some of the 300 + vendors on site at the Expo as well as advice from the experts including Matt Muenster from the DIY Network and HGTV show, Bath Crashers and Ellen’s Design Challenge.matt pic

Matt will be talking about some incredible bathroom transformations during his presentation at the show on Saturday, January 30 at 11:30 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m.. but I’ll also have the opportunity to interview him! I have some specific project questions ready for him….I can’t wait to get his advice!

This is the 10th Annual Katy Home & Garden Show held at the Merrell Center & Robinson Pavilion. In addition to Matt’s presentation and 300 plus vendors, there will also be a home improvement stage, food sampling, a kid’s activity zone and mini-gift market. Frank Bielec, of Trading Spaces fame, will be speaking about how to retirement proof your home.

Also. Food trucks. Hello Cousins Maine Lobster – I’m coming to see you so get those lobster rolls cooking!

SHOW DETAILS:

  1. January 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and January 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas
  2. Tickets are $9.00 (kids under 12 are free)

FREE TICKETS:

Want to join me at the show this weekend? How about 2 free tickets?! I’ll pick a winner at random on Friday, January 29th at 11:00 a.m. CST.  Easy Peasy!

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Follow me on Saturday on Periscope @jpatrickcomm where I’ll be coming at ya live from the show along with my friend and interior decorator, Melissa!

I was invited to attend the show for free but have not received any other compensation. All opinions and DIY project successes (and fails) are my own!

What The Hell Were You Thinking? Three months with #bluehair

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A couple days before Halloween last year I dyed my hair blue. Brilliant, bright, big as day, sassy pants…blue. I was going as Joy from the movie Inside Out to a Halloween party and the store bought color spray wasn’t cutting it. I wanted to be authentic. Also – I always wanted to dye my hair. Someone […]

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My #StickaPic Craft Party – HP Social Media Snapshots Photo Paper @Staples with Special Discount

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I love to make things, especially during the holiday season. It’s fun to give homemade gifts and when I use photos in my DIY projects, it makes them extra special. As an HP Smart Mom Panel member, I have been able to give HP insight into what a small business owner, blogger, mom and DIY/crafter likes […]

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Free Small Business and Blogger Summit in Houston – 11/17/15 #VZWHoustonSMB‬

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  I get asked often by readers, colleagues and friends how they can start their own blog. It’s wonderful to hear from those who have been inspired by Still Living The Dream to go after their passions and I love to point folks towards resources that will help them be successful. As a small business owner […]

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My Chat with Jack Black, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee and Dylan Minnette from Goosebumps

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I had the chance to meet with Jack Black along with the other lead actors in Goosebumps (Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee and Dylan Minnette) while they were in Houston promoting the film. AHHHH! Be cool, Jenn. Be cool. For a detailed movie review (in summary – it’s great!) check out my previous Goosebumps post. I wanted […]

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Goosebumps Movie Review & The Inside Scoop from Lead Actors Jack Black, Odeya Rush, Dylan Minnette and Ryan Lee

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As a huge* Jack Black fan, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to screen Goosebumps as well as interview Black and the other lead actors from the movie, which will be released nationwide in 3D on October 16, 2015….just in time for Halloween. Goosebumps (rated PG) stars Jack Black as author R.L. Stine, Dylan Minnette as Zach (who also […]

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PediaQ (Pediatric Urgent Care House Call) is coming to North Houston!

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Thank you, PediaQ, for giving me the opportunity to share this wonderful service with my readers. While I was compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.     These two. They are my loves. And when they don’t feel well, I will do anything I can to help them feel better. […]

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21 Tips for Visiting Universal Orlando & The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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We just got home from a first-time visit to Universal Orlando and had a great time. We’ve been wanting to go on this #FamilyForward adventure organized by Mom It Forward for several years and we finally made it happen! Every year Mom It Forward offers a vacation package for purchase to social media savvy families. […]

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Five Ways Traveling Helps Connect My Family #TravelforReal #FamilyForward

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I love to travel. Over the couple of years I’ve had the opportunity to visit several different destinations …but the best experiences I’ve had by far have been the adventures I’ve taken with my family. It’s funny because I’ve noticed recently that the further we get from home, the closer my family tends to get. At home we […]

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