My Dream Art Gallery

I have always been fascinated with arts ever since I was a kid. Back when I was five, I started sketching and painting using watercolors and color pencils. My mom always knew that I have the potential of being an artist someday. Luckily, I was able to meet someone in high school who shares the same enthusiasm. I met Doreen in art class when I was in Junior high. I’ve always admired her great skills in painting across different mediums and we have been best friends ever since then. We would go bonding over the weekends at the park or anywhere just to bring a piece of canvass into life. And I’d get inspired by our finished works.

Art Gallery

My love for art never waned even when I got married. That’s why, I never stopped cultivating my passion for fine arts, even if I get a little bit too busy doing mommy duties and working for a fulltime job at the same time. I still paint whenever I can. Someday I would be able to build my ultimate dream gallery. Which explains why, I always make it a point to save up every little bit of money that I have left from my budget to build my dream art gallery slowly.
Several years of saving finally paid off. I was able to set up my very own art gallery near my own neighborhood. It was a small shop, but at least it’s enough to display my beautiful works of art. I had a fairly successful art gallery launch. There were a few bunch of people during the launch and it was a good start. Most of my friends were able to spread the word about my event.

During the launch, Doreen admired how far I’ve gone in my craft. She even congratulated me for making it this far in achieving my dream. Doreen gave me an eye opener that day, and told me that my masterpiece and fine artworks should reach across many audiences, not just in Spokane but all over the United States.  And so, I mentioned to her that I am currently making a blog about my art. Doreen told me that while having a personal blog about my artworks is a great idea, my potentials could be known further to many more audiences if I could get a beautiful website that would showcase my skills and artwork. Then again, why not give it a good shot? I could get lucky.
And so the next day, Doreen set me up to meet with a web designer in Spokane that she has ever worked with in the past. As soon as we all sat down, the web guy asked me how I want to dress up my website. They also asked me about my goals and what I hope to achieve with my site. I expressed my need to showcase my artworks to many clients and gain more income from it. Aside from that, I also want to increase my brand awareness and reputation as an established artist in Spokane. The web guy told me that they can make it possible within a couple of months.
And so, fast forward after a couple of months later, I met up with the same web designers and what stumbled right before my eyes captivated me. They showed me their finest masterpiece, their finished work of art: a sophisticated looking one that is fit for an art aficionado like me. One of the sections of my site contained my personal blogs as well as some links to my Social Media Sites. When I tried viewing it on my phone and on my iPad, my website displayed smoothly. It was as fluid as water. Now I have the upper hand and I’m pretty sure that a few months from now, I will have my own steady base of fans and followers. I can’t wait to have a bigger art gallery launch in the next few months to come. A big thanks to the designers at Spokane Website Design.

The Biggest Benefits of Online Personal Training

I was traveling through Orlando last week and met a nice young man who does Personal Training.  I loved the way his business was set up and asked him for more information.  He shared the following with me.

Working with an online personal trainer is supposed to give you professional advice and the opportunity to work out whenever you deem appropriate. Is this option too good to be true? Many busy people have already explored the possibility of working with a personal trainer in the online realm. Depending on the experience and the reputation of the trainer, it’s possible to experience a vast range of important benefits.

If you’re about to try online personal training for the very first time, you’re probably wondering whether it’s worth it. Assessing the list of advantages is the best way to determine whether the opportunity is the right one for you.

The first and the most obvious benefit is convenience. Online personal training gives you the information that you need to exercise effectively wherever and whenever you deem appropriate.

Depending on the available equipment, you will get personalized suggestions that correspond to your lifestyle and your workout preferences. There’s no need to purchase additional pieces or visit the local gym (if you don’t want to). Through online personal training, you’ll get everything that you need to exercise at home, in the park or anywhere else.

Online personal training is one of the most practical options for busy professionals and people that have a dynamic schedule. It also appeals to people that travel frequently and have to work out at multiple locations.

Professional Experience and Suggestions
Many of the personal trainers that offer online sessions and plans to their clients have years of experience and an excellent reputation. Making the most of the opportunity is all about finding the personal trainer that appeals the most to you.

It may be possible to train with some of the best experts in the field due to location and distance. Through online training opportunities, people from all parts of the world get to benefit from the expertise of the most popular fitness professionals.

Such sessions are also much more cost-efficient than having a workout guided by the respective trainer. If youíre looking for a good combination between professionalism and affordability, online personal training is the right option for you.

Get Results
The workout created by your trainer and delivered via email or another online communication channel is 100 percent personalized. It’s usually based on a preliminary session or a questionnaire that you’ll have to fill out. Thus, a personal trainer will know what your main struggles and your goals are.

Getting a personalized workout (that’s sometimes even accompanied by a meal plan) is the most effective option when it comes to reaching your fitness goal within a reasonable timeframe.

If necessary, your trainer will make adjustments along the way. They’ll keep on tracking your progress to determine if the regime is optimal. You’re not left on your own while working on your fitness level. This is how online personal training makes it possible to get the results that you’re hoping for.

Personal training online gives you individual attention and a lot of freedom when it comes to exercising. At the same time, you’re held accountable and your results are tracked on a regular basis. This is how online personal training brings you the best of both worlds. You can work towards your goal at your own pace but you’ll still get professional assistance to maintain your motivation.

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Traveling with Sophie

Sharing My Experience With Pet While Traveling – Traveling can be a fun experience as well as an eye-opener. In all of my sojourns, I have had a share of the good, the bad and the ugly. I am also very thankful for all the great experiences I’ve had in some of the finest hotels. By finest, not necessarily do I mean in terms of luxury and cost. I mean in terms of personal experience because that’s what matters at the end of the day, right? 

This story is about a road trip with my dog, Sophie. I am going to be providing some insight as to what needs to be considered when you are traveling with your pet. I had to consider my dog’s safety while we were on the road, and I also wanted to learn what hotels would allow her to stay.

Sophie weighs in at 55 pounds. Riding in a car is one of her hobbies. I don’t always take her with me in my car unless it is to the park. But I had to travel to St. Louis for business purpose, and as a woman I am not a fan of traveling alone especially if I’m traveling states. So I thought it would be a good idea to take her with me as my “guard”. It is about a 15-hour drive from New York City to St. Louis.  By the way if you ever visit there are tons of things I found to do while in  St. Louis.

During the trip, Sophie drank some water but didn’t eat much until we reached St. Louis. This is because Sophie feels a little sick while traveling if she eats. Since it was a 15-hour trip, she got really hungry by the time we got there. When we made it to St. Louis, we had to look for a hotel. By experience, I’m very sure most hotels allow pets so didn’t really do research beforehand. We found two hotels and both of them accepted pets and had wi-fi access too. Red Roof Inn was the hotel we stayed at. It was pretty cheap and comfy.

Red Roof Inn

I had business to take care of and could in no way take her with me. I left her in the room for about 4 hours only to come back to an extremely untidy room. Sophie is not the destructive type, but the unfamiliar environment probably triggered her to do it.  The hotel has big sliding glass doors out the court yard, she had slobbered horribly on. It was on me that I forgot the carrier, so I tried to offer the cost for the damage caused. Lucky for me, the hotel staff was too generous. They called in a professional St. Louis Window Cleaning company along with a house cleaning crew.  Both company’s made very short work of the mess.  I put this behind me and forgave Sophie.

Red Roof Inn has great customer service, and one of the best food combinations. The staff members were a great bunch of people who would do pretty much anything to ensure their customer’s comfortability. They are normally not paid enough but they are still willing to go above and beyond. I tipped them nonetheless. During my stay, I remember when my dog needed some hotel water in the midst of the night. The manager of the hotel himself got it for us. I have decided if I’m ever going to St. Louis again, Red Roof Inn would be the only hotel I will stay at.

During my stay, not once did I witness any sort of showdown between the staff and the hotel manager, they seemed to get along just fine. It was peaceful, to say the least. The rooms were spacious and impart a feeling like you are still home but with other hotels, you wouldn’t get such a feeling. The location is one of the factors because looking outside was a pleasure. The views were enthralling and beautiful. The rooms were very clean too.

Apart from the mishmash, I thought the road trip was a huge success. Not only in terms of hotel experience, but everything went well with my business too. It was safe to travel alone with my “guard”. Sophie felt safe and comfortable during her stay in the room too. If you take care of your side of things, traveling with a pet is definitely not inconvenient. Carry the pet’s carrier along with you when you are staying at a hotel. I got slightly lucky there, but always research the pet policies of a hotel beforehand. Bring lots of water, ensure your dog is wearing tags, and also ensure your dog has a car seat belt too.  Don’t forget to stop and visit the Golden Arch’s in St. louis.

Arch St. louis

Final Leg of My Trip

As I’m sitting here in the hotel lobby waiting for my taxi to the airport, I overheard a gentleman talking about his Service Company. He must of been talking to his secretary because he kept using the words “Take a deep breath”. Apparently she has been overwhelmed with the amount of phone calls coming into their business. When he got off he could see the look in my eyes not being able to relate to this problem. Too many customers calling? He explained to me they had hired an SEO company several months ago and now they were adjusting to the overwhelming amount of new calls their website was generating.

This intrigued me pressing further for more information. The gentlemen said they hired an SEO Company in Spokane. They paid the company a monthly fee to work on his website. It had only been three and a half months. When I asked what SEO was he told me to look it up. For anyone wanting to know I found this really cool explanation on wikipedia.

I wrote down the name of the company, Justin Monk SEO based out of Spokane, WA. When I looked for more information I found the company’s Facebook Page. They look like a legit company and also had several other resources to learn about them. My taxi came before I could get anymore information from the gentleman. Does anyone else know much about this sort of service? It seems expensive but I imagine pays for itself with new customers.

After my taxi picked me up, on the way to the airport I saw a Barbecue restaurant named Dickey’s. Having almost two hours before my flight left and only being 10 minutes from the airport, I asked the taxi driver if he would pull in and wait for me. All I have to say is OMG. The food was amazing. I wish we had one in my city. The beef brisket was probably better than my favorite Ribs. Awesome creamed spinach and the coleslaw was very good too. I’ll be going back the next time I’m in town. 
 Needless to say I ate so much it was difficult staying awake during the flight.  Three hours flew by and now I’m in another taxi headed home.  Anyways that was my latest adventure and I’m glad to be home.

Home sweet Home

Tell me about your adventures and share your experiences please!!

How To Choose A Hotel

Five Star Hotels

There аrе mаnу fасtоrѕ that wіll guіdе аnd іnfluеnсе thе final сhоісе оf hotel оr rеѕоrt уоu’ll wіѕh to book fоr your holiday. Wе all hаvе оur рrеfеrrеd wау of bооkіng a hotel – ѕоmе are mоrе еаѕу thаn others.

You can lіtеrаllу ѕреnd hоurѕ аnd even dауѕ lооkіng іn hоtеl directories аnd websites to see pictures and vіdеоѕ оf hоtеl fасіlіtіеѕ аnd thе dеѕсrірtіоnѕ оf thе аmеnіtіеѕ оffеrеd bу еасh. Sоmе аmеnіtіеѕ mау bе essential to уоu. If you’re travelling аlоnе, thе job іѕ easier. But іf уоu’rе trаvеllіng wіth others, kееріng everyone hарру іѕ nоt ѕо оbvіоuѕ.

Regardless of thе proposed mеthоdѕ lіѕtеd bеlоw, оnе fасtоr will be constant tо аll ѕеаrсhеѕ: your budgеt. Thеrе’ѕ no роіnt іn looking at a two-week vасаtіоn in thе Bahamas at a fіvе-ѕtаr аll іnсluѕіvе hоtеl if уоur budgеt is $1500 for 2 people!


The first mеthоd consists in сrеаtіng a list оf сrіtеrіа thаt wіll іnfluеnсе your dесіѕіоn tо ѕеlесt a hotel. List аll сrіtеrіа, from all people trаvеllіng wіth you, іn nо раrtісulаr order. Onсе this step іѕ dоnе, thеn соmеѕ thе tоugh раrt.

Start organizing the list bу рuttіng the mоѕt іmроrtаnt factors аt the tор of the lіѕt. Then аѕѕіgn a number tо еасh fасtоr. At this ѕtаgе, mаkе ѕurе everyone agrees wіth thе nеw ordered lіѕt. Frоm the list, pick thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt іtеm (your tор priority) аnd ѕtаrt ѕеаrсhіng thе web bаѕеd оn this рrіоrіtу. Yоu have now started tо nаrrоw down thе lіѕt оf роtеntіаl hоtеlѕ. Thеn, uѕіng thе ѕесоnd most іmроrtаnt сrіtеrіоn, nаrrоw dоwn thе list еvеn more. Cоntіnuе in this wау uѕіng thе thіrd mоѕt іmроrtаnt сrіtеrіоn on your lіѕt.

Finally, соntіnuе уоur ѕеаrсh gоіng thrоugh уоur lіѕt of criteria until уоu’rе ѕаtіѕfіеd that уоu’vе fоund the mоѕt ѕuіtаblе accommodations fоr you аnd your trаvеllіng раrtnеrѕ.


Chооѕе a hоtеl wеbѕіtе, then lооk up аll hоtеlѕ available at уоur destination. If the hоtеl lосаtіоn is nоt іmроrtаnt to уоu, ѕіmрlу ѕоrt the hоtеl listing by ѕtаr rаtіng. Gеnеrаllу, thе рrісеѕ are wеll аlіgnеd with the numbеr оf stars, ѕо thе more ѕtаr rаtіng, thе hіghеr thе рrісеѕ. Thіѕ mеthоd allows уоu tо rеѕресt уоur budgеt fairly еаѕіlу.


Mоѕt hotel wеbѕіtеѕ have a mар ѕhоwіng whеrе thе hоtеlѕ are lосаtеd. Thіѕ іѕ ԛuіtе handy, аѕ you can ѕее whеrе the hоtеl іѕ in relation to thе mоѕt рорulаr асtіvіtіеѕ. If the wеbѕіtе does nоt рrоvіdе thіѕ орtіоn, ѕеlесt the hotel address аnd uѕе other wеbѕіtе mар services such аѕ Google Mарѕ or Bing Mарѕ tо ѕее thе hоtеl ѕресіfіс lосаtіоn.

It’ѕ a gооd іdеа to dеtеrmіnе fіrѕt іn which area уоu wіѕh tо be. That wау, you wіll nоt lose time lооkіng up hоtеlѕ thаt аrе nowhere сlоѕе to уоur рrеfеrrеd lосаtіоn оr асtіvіtіеѕ. Thе furthеr уоu аrе from thе роіntѕ of іntеrеѕt, the more expensive іt wіll bе for уоu tо get there.


If уоu knоw thе nаmе оf thе hotel оr rеѕоrt whеrе you’d lіkе tо ѕtау, уоu саn ѕоrt listings оf hotels аlрhаbеtісаllу or ѕіmрlу type thе hotel nаmе іn thе ѕеаrсh template of thе wеbѕіtе.