Sunday, March 4, 2012

EAT CAKE It's not what you THINK...

It's a BRANDING thing and OH, how SWEET it can be...

What’s in a NAME?


I have always been a person that LOVES words and names; the meaning of words and names of people and places are very important to me, to all of us. It’s a way of expressing one’s self, telling a story or referencing back to something or someone we enjoyed or didn’t want to forget; like a person we met, a place we have visited, a restaurant or a store we enjoyed or an experience we had. From a business and branding point of view, it’s important because we want it to represent or invoke very quickly what one might hope to find or experience from something we were very passionate about they we invested in it personally to share with others.

Take these things into consideration:


When choosing a NAME for your business or an event you put on for a group of people; you want to create a complete picture of who you are and what you do. In the case of an event, what the event represents, and what one that may attend might get out of being there. How do you do that? Two words-continuity and uniformity… That means your website needs to match or compliment your blog, which needs to match your Facebook page and so forth… This one step alone can make a HUGE difference in how your company or event is perceived. The logo, the colors, the font, the tagline, the background you choose is very important; it should represent very clearly, who you are and what you, your business or event is about. Make it STAND out! You only get ONE chance to make a first IMPRESSION, so make it count. The logo should be clean, crisp and represent the name. The colors you chose should compliment each other and be easy on the eyes so that it draws you into the content or the message not distract from it. The font needs to be readable. The background not too busy or cluttered; it should fit nicely and simply be an accent of what you have going on that does not take away from what you have created in the overall look of your BRAND.

Most importantly…

Before you get started, do your homework. Research and view what others have created to make their businesses stand out and their customers/clients take notice. Really get to know your “target market” and “your audience” because that is what matters most. No matter how passionate you might be about your venture, or how good the concept, artwork, the design or the message is, if it’s not APPEALING to the CUSTOMER chances are it will not work. Make it about them; what they want and it will naturally DRAW them in; I almost guarantee it, but it will require hard work and follow through on your part. Do what you LOVE and LOVE what you do. After all, it’s your PASSION and you want others to ENJOY it, right?
That’s my “TWO CENTS” on the subject of BRANDING for what it’s worth.

Cinderella CHATS

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

SPARK & HUSTLE... Here I come!

I spoke with Cindy Morrison this morning, and WOW!!! She is AMAZING with her knowledge and network where Social Media is concerned. She knows her STUFF and can guide you to where the KNOWLEDGE is. Cindy told me this morning how this event and Tory changed the way she approaches the "fast track" of Social Media by learning from the EXPERTS - TORY JOHNSON! She shared with me that it CHANGED the way she does things. If it can do that for someone as "smart and savvy" as Cindy Morrison, it can to that for me and it can do that for you, but not if you don't attend. Register by following the link below...

So GIRLS... TIME for some "SPARK & HUSTLE!" A "BIG" thank you to Cindy Morrison

Bring on the Spark and Hustle Tulsa 2012!

To REGISTER for the "Spark & Hustle" Event visit: and tell
TORY JOHNSON Cinderella sent you because Cindy Morrison said to.

Cinderella says, Don't get left behind...
You only get one chance at making a FIRST IMPRESSION!



This ONE really HIT home with me and I wanted to share it. Thanks, Angie for posting it on Facebook. This is something to really THINK about and for "goodness sakes" girls, let's put it into action.

Angie's response:
So true Cinderella! And we've got to come to grips that we don't have to please everyone nor can we control the thoughts of long as we do the right thing we shouldn't worry about what others think.


Can I get an AMEN to this, Sistahs?

Just asking?

THINK before you SPEAK...

MY MOTHER ALWAYS SAID, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything."
Mom, as bad as I hate to admit it; you were RIGHT!

Food for thought and reminder to self...
You can never take back what is said and words are powerful! They can be used to ENCOURAGE or they can be used to cause PAIN. THINK about this before you SPEAK.

Thank you, MOM!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Cinderella CHATTING... Ben COACHING... FUNNY!!!

Cinderella Chatting... Ben COACHING... FUNNY!!!

Video Blogging comming soon...

I am so EXCITED!!!

Ya'll come back now ya hear...


Ben drinving CInderella CRAZY...

Making me do it again and again...


I HIGHLY recommend him. Ben is a Videographer and photograher: His website is

I am so EXCITED!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012



Sometimes I wonder about the "What IFS" in LIFE…

What if... "I was TALLER?" What could I really REACH?
What if... "I had been born in a different "ERA”? What would have been DIFFERENT?
What if... "I had been a SINGER?" Maybe that didn't happen because there was something... MORE...
What if... "I had been a PHYSICIAN?" My BED-SIDE MANNERS... I'm THINKING... would not have worked well for MOST of my PATIENTS because being PATIENT - not my VIRTUE.
What if... "I had gone to COLLEGE?" Oh my GOODNESS, not touching that - too SMART.
What if... "I had decided being a "MOM" was not for me?" I would have MISSED out on so many IMPORTANT LESSONS.


That's a BIG "WHAT IF" MOMENT of TRUTH for ME...

And then, “What if... I had decided not to be a WIFE?" I would have missed out on so much GROWTH, HOPE and TRUE LOVE... and that, I have come to KNOW is not PERFECT and it's certainly not a FAIRYTALE, but it does have it's MOMENTS... "Thank you, Frank."


I would have "MISSED OUT" on knowing the three most wonderful people in my life, and the extended family it has provided and BLESSED me with...




So, now I am wondering… What if, I decide not to wander to wonder any longer and just sit still for a moment, let go and let LIFE happen? Because the TRUTH is; it’s going to, no matter what I think or wonder about when it comes to the “WHAT IFS” in life.
“They really don’t exist or matter, do they?”
What if... I had been SMARTER? Then, I would not have wasted so much time.

What if... I REALLY had a Fairy Godmother? Seriously... God knows better than to grant that "what if." Really I would use it for GOOD, "I promise." or MAYBE not... "just joking."

What if... I STOP NOW...

I wonder what you think?

Please share?

Happy Friday!

Monday, January 2, 2012

It’s a New Year and TIME for a COMMITMENT, not a RESOLUTION.

This year it’s time to put away the RESOLUTIONS and focus on COMMITMENT! What that means in this instance is… being GOOD to YOU. Being the BEST YOU, the HEALTHIEST YOU and most EMPOWERED YOU that you can be. So, let’s start with nutrition; I know it’s a scary word these days, but it’s so true, you are what you eat and well, let’s be real… these days, that’s a scary thought! All the processed foods, drive-through fast food places, depleted soil, mass produced crops laced with pesticides and no telling what else? Not, to mention the energy drinks, sodas, diet pops, chemically enriched milks we drink and the coffee we consumed to keep us going… Makes me crave REAL food and THIRST for REAL water, how about YOU?
Okay, let’s get started…
The only way to eat this ELEPHANT is ONE BITE at a TIME. Sorry, to all the Vegans and Vegetarians out there, but this a HEFTY subject and requires a lot of discipline and hard work; I know, I have been there and it’s not easy, but the end result feels so good and is truly rewarding!
I don’t want to lose you, bore you, or give you the same “song and dance,” so I am going to start slowly…
Here we go …
Breakfast – The most important meal of the day! It’s true. After sleeping all night, when we rise we should be ready to get up and get going, right? Our body needs fuel in order to get it moving, but it needs the right kind of fuel to run it’s best race each day.
Ready… Set… GO…
- Start with a very warm glass of water and add the juice of one whole squeezed lemon. This helps to alkalize the body as well as detox the liver. Do this on a daily basis and first thing in the morning.
- Consume plenty of good fruits like; strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, they are full of antioxidants, a great source of Vitamin C and they provide fiber.
- Eat good whole grains; steel cut oatmeal is a great one to start with, grind up some flaxseeds and toss in for a great fiber and omega source. Add pumpkin seeds, chopped walnuts or slivered almonds along with REAL butter - plenty of it, we need good fats for so many reasons. Sprinkle a teaspoon of cinnamon – helps regulate your blood sugar levels, very important for long-term good health, and finish it off with a teaspoon of RAW local area honey, if you can find it, if not, just honey, no SUGAR, please?
- Another great breakfast option is a smoothie with just fruit, or a goat milk or whole milk yogurt preferably RAW and from a local farm, if you don’t have a source or the time, then Organic, please? Add berries, bananas or other favorite fruits, as well as ground up flax seeds, cinnamon, a touch of honey and a splash of vanilla, pour into a cup, grab a straw and sip on your way to work or your appointment with your mat at Inner Peace Yoga.
- Juicing is another great way to start your day and there are plenty of wonderful recipes online, just Google or Yahoo them. Again, pour your freshly juiced veggie juice into a cup, grab a straw and out the door you go to keep that very important appointment with you and your mat at your favorite Yoga Studio.

FYI - My favorite Yoga Studio is Inner Peace Yoga Tulsa
See ya there…

Blessings & Namaste
Check back mid-January for more “Good for "YOU" Health & Food News.”

Be Good to YOU in 2012!