HAPPY 2015

It has been a….. WHILE.

Turns out 2014 was quite a year with much more happening than I ever thought (more on that coming soon).

In the mean time, I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR and a 2015 full of big dreams!

new year


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words for the wise

For a while there, I was posting a quote a week on my Facebook page.  When did that stop?    Not sure, but as I was looking through them, I really enjoyed reading over them again and wanted to share a collection here today.

But to begin… here is a new one to start off.  Every time I think of this quote, I think of how happy I am to have her in my life and how I can make each day special for her!

dog quote

Happy Reading!

baseball quote

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get out there: 10 camping locations in the US

This week I wrote about the top 10 locations to go camping in the US.  Read the full post here.

10 best places to camp



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there is good art and there is bad art

Be warned… I write this post today out of anger.

You may have seen the photo I use for a lot of my branding.  I love how I just fit right in ;-)

dry ink with mural

dry ink salisbury mural

Well someone has decided to deface the 1980 mural in my hometown of Salisbury by adding mustaches and chin beards to a number of the men in the image.  Read more here.

The mural, called “Crossroads — Past into Present,” represents many men and women of the town in an 18th Century setting.

The original artist has promised that she will come to town from DC to see how she can help restore the painting.

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There is good art, and there is bad art people!  Good art does not deface, mar, vandalize or harm previous art in anyway.  It respects and admires.

Please choose the type of art you wish to participate in.


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marketing vs. advertising vs. brand vs. PR

Great graphic to show the difference between marketing, pr, advertising and brand.  Enjoy!

marketing differences

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why you should hire a videographer

This week on Sunny Slide Up, I wrote about why I hired a videographer for my wedding and why it was such a good choice! wedding videographer Read the full post here! mandi

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clean graffiti

I have been following The Savage Way for quite a while now.  I love their approach to design and marketing.  Green Design, Positive Influence, amazing.

In particular I love their green graffiti.  It’s just water folks!  Using the dirt that is already around our city, Charlotte, NC, and power washing it away to create art!  It’s just awesome!

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How cool?

Well done ladies!  Love this!

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