A milestone

today i reached a milestone. not only is it the day that marks my 1-year of business (WAHOO!), but i also reached my goal of 1000 fans!

“Set a goal so big that if you achieved it, it would blow your mind” ~ The Secret

i did just that. i set a goal in july to reach 1000 fans by the day of my 1-year of business. which is today. at the time, this goal seemed slightly impossible ~ which i guess was the point. “set a goal so big that if you achieved it, it would blow your mind.” well let me tell you. my mind is blown, and i have one more confirmation that the concept behind The Secret, really works!

first of all i would like to deeply thank all of my fans from the bottom of my heart. i know i said this earlier today, but every single one of you provide me so much encouragement and support, even if you don’t know it! and you have all made my day by allowing this goal of mine to come true… I AM SO EXCITED! (there is champagne chilling in the fridge for me and SC when i finish this post, haha!!)

in return for all you have done for me, i have typed out some of the notes i have taken while watching and reading The Secret. as you all probably already know, i truly believe in this mentality and i believe that this concept has not only gotten me to where i am today, it has help make me who i am today. to me, one of the greatest gifts anyone could give, is the gift of a positive attitude and the awareness of our thoughts. this can affect so many different areas of your life! your health, your success, your relationships. some of the most important things in our lives can be altered by the way that we think about them. i hope that my dedication to this idea has influenced some of you in the same positive way that you all have influenced me. so thank you, THANK YOU again. <3


My favorite notes on The Secret:

(yes, i actually take notes when i watch this movie, which is often. haha!)

“Thought = creation. If these thoughts are attached to powerful emotions (good or bad) that speeds the creation”.

“People think about what they don’t want and attract more of the same”

“Those who speak most of illness have illness, those who speak most of prosperity have it..etc..”

“Whatever it is you are feeling is a perfect reflection of what is in the process of becoming”

“You create your own universe as you go along” ~ Winston Churchill

“Life can and should be phenomenal .. and it will be when you consciously apply the Law of Attraction”

“You can start with nothing .. and out of nothing or no way – a WAY will be provided.”

“All that we are is a result of what we have thought” – Buddha

“What are the things you are grateful for?? Feel the gratitude.. focus on what you have right now that you are grateful for”

“VISUALIZE!!! See it, feel it! This is where action begins”

“Our job is not to worry about the “How”. The “How” will show up out of the commitment and belief in the “what””

“The Hows are the domain of the universe. It always knows the quickest, fastest, most harmonious way between you and your dream”

“Create a Vision Board .. pictures of what you want to attract .. every day look at it and get into the feeling state of already having acquired these wants” ~ I DO THIS AND IT WORKS!

“Decide what you want .. believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, believe it’s possible for you”

“When the voice and vision on the inside become more profound and clear than the opinions on the outside, then you have mastered your life”

~ Write your script. When you see things you don’t want, DON’t think about them, don’t write about them, don’t talk about them, don’t push against them or join groups that focus on the don’t wants… remove your attention from don’t wants.. and place them on do wants.

“Are your thoughts worthy of you? If not – NOW is the time to change them. You can begin right were you are right now. Nothing matters but this moment and what you are focusing your attention on.”

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve” W. Clement Stone


SC caught my fist pump when i saw 1001 fans!! ๐Ÿ™‚ WAHOO!

have a beautiful evening everyone! i can’t wait for what is to come in the future ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Tanis Patenaude -

Ah! You are so cute!! Congrats on 1000+! … what are the post it notes on your wall? I’m curious! ๐Ÿ™‚

Meg Courtney Photography -

Thank you Tanis! HA HA~ One column is all my favorite inspirational quotes, and the others are my “to-do” list… one column is “Email”, one is “edit” and the last is “BURN AND SEND” hahahah. It helps me keep organized ๐Ÿ˜‰


home.ย  1. “To the place where one lives”. 2. “The place where one lives permanently, esp. as a member of a family or household”. 3. “An environment offering security and happiness.” 4. “Feeling an easy competence and familiarity”. 5. “ The place, such as a country or town, where one was born or has lived for a long period”.

the first 5 definitions that popped up on my screen as i Googled “home” this morning. truth is, lately i have been missing our acme home. not that sc and i don’t love it here in kelowna, we do. it is beautiful and warm and the change is exciting. it’s just that “home” hasn’t left our minds, nor should it. and so i thought it appropriate to tribute those “things” that are stuck in our minds about home, and the people who are there that we miss.

if you are from a small town, (and i am talking SMALL town, like under 500 people small..) you will understand how everyone knows everyone. you have all grown up together, lived through everything together, fought together, cried together, laughed together and been together forever. being from a small town myself, an even smaller town than acme, i knew right away that it is not always easy to be the ‘new girl’, and sometimes it is hard to fit into these cohesive groups where it is more like a bunch of siblings then “normal friends”. i remember my first visit to acme with scott. i was terrified! here i was, going to meet one of the most important groups of people in his life, and even though i knew these were his friends, I felt like it was more of a “meet the family”. i remember thinking, ‘how could i ever become as good of friends with any of these people if i haven’t known them my whole life’, ‘what if they didn’t like me’. ‘what if they didn’t want to like me’… if only i had known that i would also see these people as close as “family” in a matter of 2 years.

after meeting them, all of my concerns about being the new girl were gone. i was quickly welcomed into this small group of amazing people. people who have been friends for longer than they could remember. they were kind, accepting, inviting, and most of all some of the funnest, most amazing people i have ever been around. these people are genuine, and some of the most caring, hardworking and honest individuals that i know. people who would do anything for not only scott, but they would do anything for me and even for my family no matter what. people who take time out of their busy schedules and busy lives to come help build a fence, lay sod, or move furniture, go for a drive, or to just come for a visit. these are people who make a community a home, and make a newcomer feel welcome.

i am soo incredibly honored to now be able to call these people some of my greatest friends and i am thankful to have so many of these amazing people our lives. i know that these are the types of friendships that will last a lifetime, no matter where we all live. i’m not sure if it is a small town thing, or if scott and i just got lucky ~but i just wanted to say thank-you to all of those who accepted me into your circle,ย  and that i truly, truly miss you all!! (and i know that scott does too!!).

if any of you have friends like these, be sure to appreciate them and all they do for you, and most importantly be sure to recognize all the fun that you have together. i appreciate the random nights where we stayed up too late solving the world’s problems, the many many drives out to ‘check cows’ and car-dancing ( ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks GDavis), the roadside and neighborly visits, the heart-to-hearts, the drop-in hello’s, the movie nights, evan eating everything in our fridge, the dance parties with the cowboys, the girls late night photoshoots, laughing hysterics, dreaming and planning big trips that may or may not ever happen (haha), pretending to want to go to boot-camp ;), volleyball at the beach court (yes, although very far from the beach, acme does have a beach volleyball court..), the sunday afternoons and the saturday nights… or thursday nights… ;). everything. so thank you all so much. we feel so lucky to have you all in our life, and like i said before, you are all people who make a small town like acme a “home”, our home.<3



(PS: to all of my hometown Rockyford and Standard friends wondering why you havent’ gotten a blog post (ha ha) ~ i love you all too and it’s coming! soon!! ๐Ÿ˜‰


**if you are interested in helping me reach my goal of 1000 facebook fans before my one-year of business (october 17,2011) then be sure to “like” this post on the bottom left under this text and visit my facebook page by clicking here and “like” it at the top of the page to become a fan! Time is running out and I am SOOO close! any help is so appreciated!! Thanks so much and have a beautiful day :)*

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Jayna -

This could not possibly have been more helfupl!

Theresa Bayko -

that photo of Garrett and Jarrett roping is amazing, so neat.

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