Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Toot your horn, Changing up: The Fowlers, Chipotles, Sweetest Day, Art,

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Changing up: The Fowlers

I was feeling a little down today my morning did not go all that great. People are to cruel to each other. There has been great acts of violence in this world. People have been suffering.

Then I heard about this from yahoo trending.

Carol and Willie Fowler's daughter Tamara was set to get married at the Villa Christina catering hall, when the wedding was called off 40 days before the event. The Fowlers were originally upset to hear that the lavish gathering they had planned and paid for was not going to happen. They had an inspired idea: They invited 200 of the city's homeless to feast on the four-course meal that would have been part of Tamara's wedding reception.

They turned heartbreak into joy for those in need. They got the lemons and didn't turn into lemonade for themselves but others.

Elizabeth Omilami the director of the homeless had first thought it was a prank because the gift was so generous.

I have a changing up week challenge do something nice it can be for people you know or people you don't. The good deeds do not have to cost any money but can if you wish them to. Write a list of good acts you can do. Pass it on and do a good turn


For date night my husband likes to cook for me. While we have gone to eat at more junk food fast food. My husband now makes better fries then most of these joints. I just wish one of the fast food places made hummus and baby carrots but it probably won't compare to my husband's. Once in a while we eat at chipotles . We used to do a lot of date nights there when we were first married there. There is a lot of nostalgia for me.

My husband likes Chipotles food. My kids will share a salad. I like they tell me what's in the food. I get some complaints that you can't really eat healthy at chipotles and that's a lie. If you avoid the giant wrap and their dressing your okay. The dressing has more calories then the sour cream. The sour cream is under 100. Go for either the salad bowl or the hard or soft tacos. Make sure you overload of veggies. Some offer brown rice instead of white.

Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day is coming up, sweetest day started out as a friendship day to give candy to children and those who can't get out but now its a fall romantic holiday. Its celebrated in October. If your sweeties never heard of this holiday it can be a surprise. You can do things like write a love poem or love letter if your not a poet. Since its not well known as valentine's day. You can add your own spin. Make cookies together, watch DVDS. If you want to buy a personalized card or mug pre order. Pre order all products are printed when purchased. Make sure you customize it. You could also use sweetest day to do nice things for people.

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  1. I really enjoyed reading about the Fowlers. We need more people like them! Your unicorn magnet is adorable by the way!

    Toot my own horn: I've recently published my first children's' book Cookie and the Frowny Face Day available on amazon.
    (Thanks for the opportunity!)

    1. Congrats on your book Valerie! You can post a link to your book if you like. We would love to check it out. :)

  2. Love your little seahorses Val! My hubby loves anything made with chipotle in it. I've teased him and told him that he probably loves whatever the recipe is just because it has the word 'chipotle' in it. Thanks for sharing the Fowler story. Very inspirational. Thanks as well for the feature! :)

  3. Itaya Your husband might like the restaurant chipotles it def has some spice in some of the ingredients. its a burrito/salad fast food joint.
    Look for the commercial the scarecrow on youtube.

  4. Itaya thank you for the kind words about my seahorse art

  5. Valerie thank you for the kind words about my unicorn :-)
    it means a lot me


    1. You're welcome. Thanks for allowing me to post a link to my book!

  6. Here's the link to Cookie and the Frowny Face Day. Thanks for all the kind words!