Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bell Buckle, Revisited


Some places are so interesting that you just have to return to them.  Bell Buckle, Tennessee is one of those places.

When Greg asked me what I'd like to do on my actual birthday (My early birthday celebration with my family is on my 2/10/14 blog post.), and without hesitation, I said that I'd like to go back to Bell Buckle.
 (For more about Bell Buckle, please see my 4/28/13 blog post.)

I'm so happy we did get to go back to Bell Buckle because we had a wonderful time, just as we did on our previous visit.

Our first stop was the Bell Buckle Cafe for my birthday dinner for two.


After our wonderful meal, we shared a complimentary piece of delicious (birthday) oatmeal cake with caramel sauce.


We then strolled around town and looked at some shops.

One of my favorites was Southern Charm...

where I bought myself a pretty little glass potted plant with some of my birthday money.

It fits perfectly on one of our bedside tables where I needed a third object.  (It's always good to have an odd number in arrangements of items.)

  As this ice cream parlor sign shows, R C Colas and Moon Pies are big in Bell Buckle, so much so that  they even have the RC-Moon Pie Festival in June.  We plan to go to that one and maybe more of their several festivals this year.  Should be a lot of fun!

For a small town, they sure do have a lot going on there.  We can't wait to return!

Positive thought:  Do something fun this week to brighten up your winter.
Thanks for visiting!  Until next Sunday, Becky

Saturday, February 15, 2014

"Dressing Your Truth" Has Had a Positive Impact on My Life

Dressing Your Truth


I mentioned in an earlier blog post that I was going to share something with you in a future post that has had a positive impact on my life.  Today's the day, and here it is-It's called "Dressing Your Truth."

 "Dressing Your Truth" is a fabulous program created by Carol Tuttle that has been a part of my life for about a year and a half.  Basically, it's about wearing the right colors and styles for your type.  It's that, and much more.  It also helps you to honor and embrace the real you, to know and be who you really are.

There are four types, and I've discovered I'm a type two.

                                                                 Before, Obviously!

                     I'm certainly no model, but do I feel that I am making progress.

With Carol's book, videos, and blog, etc., I've learned a lot of valuable information which, along with my color and style charts, allow me to intelligently shop for clothes that are for my type.

I feel much more confident and stylish now that I can more easily express myself by wearing clothes that better suit my face, body, and personality.  I'm still a work in progress, but I'm enjoying the journey.  I'm discovering who I really am with the help of this great program.

Carol Tuttle and her staff do a wonderful job helping you be your best you, physically and emotionally.

It's all fun and easy to do once you're in the know.

Thanks "Dressing Your Truth" for making such a positive difference in my life.  It has been and still is an exciting adventure!

Positive thought: "It's never too late to be who you might have been." -George Eliot
Thanks for visiting!  Until next Sunday, Becky

Monday, February 10, 2014

A Birthday Celebration in East Tennessee


It's really cold in East Tennessee, and the above photo proves it!  That's nothing compared to the day I was born when there was actually a blizzard!

Thankfully, there was no big snow this year for my birthday celebration, so everyone was able to get to the celebration sites easily.

Since my cousin Bruce's and my birthdays are just a few days apart, we got to celebrate together.  There are several other shared birthdays throughout the year in our family in which people celebrate together.  That probably holds true in your family, as well!

To begin the celebration, we all met at a local restaurant in Elizabethton, Tennessee, Dino's.  Dino's is a great place to dine, especially if you're fond of Italian cuisine, although they serve American food, as well.  Greg and I have never been there before, and the food was an absolute delight!

                            The Celebrants at Dino's  (Photo by Dino's Haley Hannan)

                               Greg and I are now big fans of Dino's Chicken Alfredo!

After Dino's, we all went to Mama's for dessert and gift-giving.

                                                 What can top cake and ice cream!

                                                        There were gifts galore...

                                                     ...including nostalgic ones!

Thanks again to my wonderful family members for all the great gifts.  I'm already looking forward to next year's celebration!  Can't wait to see what we'll do then!

Positive thoughts: Life is what you make it!  Find a reason every day to just celebrate!
Thanks for visiting!  Until next Sunday, Becky

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Always Hope for the Best


"God put rainbows in the clouds so that each of us-in the dreariest and most dreaded moments-can see a possibility of hope."
-Maya Angelou

We all have our challenges; we just have to overcome them.

This past week was one of those times for us.  Our beloved cat Kallie had a pretty serious hairball.  She was very constipated and hiding under the bed.  I thought I had done all I could by giving hairball paste to our cats, but apparently that hadn't been enough.  I tried to call our only holistic vet's office in the area, but they were closed that day.

I hadn't a clue as to what I needed to do next, so I called a favorite psychic, and she said she saw the hairball in Kallie's stomach, near the intestine.  She said to imagine Kallie having an easy time eliminating it and told me a good hairball remedy that she liked.  She assured me that Kallie would be fine.

The next day, I finally got in touch with the vet's office, and they told me exactly what to give Kallie for the quick elimination of her hairball.  I did just what they said, and all went well.  Thankfully, Kallie is now back to normal.

Thank goodness for both the psychic who gave me hope that Kallie was going to be fine, and the vet's office who saved the day.  (Hairballs can be very serious; sometimes they even require an operation.)

                                                        Our Cats Mitzi and Kallie

In addition, to all this, Greg missed work all week due to a persistent virus.  A couple of other family members also had challenges this past week.

Thankfully, everything turned out well for all of us.  I'm happy that we have the beginning of a new week and a new month.  (I intend that this will be a great week, a great month , and a fantastic rest of the year!)

We just always have to keep hoping for the best.  We get the outcome that we expect.

Personally, I learned that it's always good to get support from someone like a psychic who can see things that some of the rest of us can't see and to rely on the help of experts to get through any challenges that we might encounter.  Also, I did research online, and I have made some changes that will help me prevent our cats from having hairballs in the first place!

I also prayed, visualized, and gave thanks in advance for good outcomes for Greg, Kallie, and for our other family members.

Positive thought:  "When the world says, 'Give up,' Hope whispers, Try it one more time."-Author Unknown
Thanks for visiting!  Until next time, Becky