Quote of the Day

“Believe that you are where you are meant to be. Life has brought you where you are for a reason. TRUST. Live in the moment. Just don’t get comfortable.  Always be doing something that is making you better. Persistence is key. The smallest thing that you choose to do on a daily basis will start a movement in a new direction… to a better more happy YOU.”

– Nessa


Happy Saturday!!! I wanted to start putting up some bands and songs that I really enjoy.  The first I am going to share with you is the band Phoenix. The album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix came out in 2009 and is the 5th album made by the Phoenix. I hope you like them!

Quote of the Day

“Load the ship and set out. No one knows for certain whether the vessel will sink or reach the harbor. Cautious people say, “I’ll do nothing until I can be sure”. Merchants know better. If you do nothing, you lose. Don’t be one of those merchants who won’t risk the ocean.”
– Rumi

Words of Wisdom

I think that Mastin Kipp is an amazing writer and really resonates with people from many generations and walks of life! I will include some of his writings on here from time to time. I hope you enjoy them!


By Mastin Kipp

The edge, it’s so scary

The edge is certain death

The edge is inevitable

When all else falls away

The edge is whats left

So go to the edge

The brink of disaster

Step a little closer now

Poor child, what’s the matter?

The edge is your friend

But a foe in disguise

It’s at the edge’s end

Where you’ll finally come alive

The edge is getting closer now

The edge it is neigh

The edge is before me

I’m pretty sure i’m gunna die

The edge it’s hear now

Right before my very eyes

And right before certain death

I’ve learned how to fly

Quote of the Day

This is one of my favorite quotes! Ayn Rand is an amazing writer.  Please make sure you check out my favorite book of her The Fountainhead!

Happy Tuesday!

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark….Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you derserves, but have never been able to reach.  Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you deserve can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.”

-Ayn Rand

Coffee = Love

Well, nothing like a great random, but truly perfect post for a Monday morning at the beginning of assumed stressful work week. Everyone has some routine that each of us participate in on a daily basis. For some  it involves a run, others an amazing breakfast, and for those caffeine addicts, such as myself, a wonderful substance we call coffee.

Coffee = LOVE

Honestly, there are  a few drink items that no matter what anyone says about them they are a no tolerance for me in giving up, one is coffee and the other is wine. I love my coffee…and I mean LOVE!    I know there are others out there like me that each morning they wake up, just not quite feeling like themselves, until….. AHH YESSS…  the sweet aroma of coffee brewing perks them right up. Really there is nothing else like it! A few years back when Alena moved down to Reno and she asked, “where do you think I should get a job?” I almost yelled COFFEE SHOP before she finished asking me the question.  It’s possible that after being spoiled rotten by Alena making me my coffee over the last few years that I have become a coffee snob, sort of speak. I mean who, in all reality, can taste PERFECTION then go back to starbucks… um.. not me!  Unless in desperate circumstances of course.

Thank you Alena for feeding my addiction so perfectly for this last few years.  If you are a coffee lover and live in Reno or go to visit, please make sure you are getting coffee from Alena at The Purple Bean. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Alena making The Perfect Shots

Now here is little coffee humor for you on your Monday courtesy of jokesnjokes.net.

You might be a coffee addict if….

  • it’s 6:09 AM and you’re on your 2nd 20oz. cup of coffee.
  • Starbucks has decided to use you as their official mascot.
  • you’ve ever carried your coffee cup into the shower with you in the morning.
  • the dishes in your house are all coffee cups.
  • you believe that the coffee bean is a vegetable.
  • you can name the five flavors of JOLT.
  • you can’t remember the last time you blinked.
  • you could live in a desert like a hermit, eating bugs for food, as long as you had enough coffee beans with you.
  • you drink decaf by accident and slip into a coma.
  • you go to sleep just to wake up and smell the coffee.
  • you have a website about caffeine. (opps thats me… )
  • you have dark brown colored hair but you are a natural blonde and have never dyed it.
  • you have on more than one occasion snorted instant coffee.
  • you have to drink some form of caffeinated beverage just to sleep.
  • you know from experience caffeine tablets don’t dissolve in coffee.
  • you regard the fact that your hands are shaking as a good sign.
  • you think sleep is for the weak.
  • you’d rather be beaten over the head with a sledgehammer than give up that first cup of coffee in the morning.
  • your birthday is a national holiday in Colombia.
  • your child’s name is Nescafe.
  • your coffee pot is next to your bed and your alarm clock is in the kitchen.
  • your dog’s name is Starbucks.
  • your heart beats noticeably faster as a reaction to the smell of coffee.
  • your heart only beats twice an hour and your eyes won’t shut anymore.
  • your heart rate is always in triple digits.
  • your slogan is “Save water, drink coffee.”
  • Alright… I’M OUT! Off to get a coffee! Have an amazing Monday!

    Quote of the Day

    I have a few quotes for you today for your Monday courtesy of the Dalai Lama.

    “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – The Dalai Lama

    “If you have a sense of caring for others, you’ll manifest strength in spite of all your problems and difficulties”.

    – The Dalai Lama

    Quote of the Day

    “The Universe is desperate for you to follow your dreams. You will be surrounded by all the support you need if you choose to see life that way. So many live their life in fear. It’s such a rare moment when one of us wakes up and decides to plunge into the abyss of the unknown that the Universe will rejoice and provide everything you need for a successful journey. There will be obstacles, so it’s your job to decide how to react to each challenge. I promise you if you keep pressing on you will be presently surprised to find out what lies just on the other side of every perceived “failure.”

    – Mastin Kipp

    Im off to Truckee for a a nice relaxing day with Mom and Alena. Hopefully I will be able to get some great photos! It’s SUNDAY FUNDAY! Make sure you enjoy it!