Ninja training mindscape

January 31, 2011 by  
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This past week I had the awesome opportunity to attend the Internet Ninja Marketing training, produced by Mindscape at Hanon McKendry.  (#ImaNinja)  The conference was intended to teach attendees marketing ninjitsu in two grueling days, and Pete Brand and crew (Paul Ferrier, Jeff Bell, Christina Torri, and Rebecca Dutcher) were able to do exactly that. Unfortunately I [...]

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A Window Into My Life

January 31, 2011 by  
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This is what’s going on in my house right now: I’m bundled on my couch, doing homework, dressed in multiple layers of clothing because my apartment is freeeeezing. My large fluffy cat (Spike) is walking through the house minding his own business, while frisky young kitten (Willy) is chasing/taunting/harrassing him. In a distant room I …

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Week Fifty Two: Happy trails to you, until we meet again…

January 31, 2011 by  
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Maybe you read every post and took just a little something from each one.  Maybe you read one or two posts and devoured them.  Maybe you intended to follow each week but lost track after a while.  The beauty of a blog is that it’s here f…

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Best Face from Jan. 2011 | Grand Rapids Photographer

iheartfaces is having a People’s Choice contest this week for their challenge.  The category is Best Face from January 2011.  Here is my entry: I absolutely love the expressions in this photo – definitely the best face of January for me!  Dad is totally the focal point of this image – I love his pride [...]

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Brothers don’t shake hands…

January 31, 2011 by  
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Brothers gotta hug! They get along really well, probably better than we could hope for.  We see siblings scrapping all the time but these two are best friends.  Sure, Preston gets angry when Matt won’t stop “hugging” him, and Matt doesn’t want to play cars and legos nearly as much as his brother does, but

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Aneurysm Scars Edition

January 31, 2011 by  
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Aneurysm Posts Start Here

Right after I got home from the hospital
when the house became a make shift hospital with a bed for me downstairs
and a daily babysitter
and lounge pants
and flowers starting to wilt
and people arriving with meals
my Sister …

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Baby Shower – 1/29/11 – 34 weeks

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We had our baby shower on Saturday and it was a success! Everything turned out perfectly and it was wonderful to celebrate and share the news of our little one with family and friends. I am so thankful for all of the supportive people we have in our li…

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The Garden People’s Choice Awards!

January 30, 2011 by  
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We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire…give us the tools and we will finish the job.  

~Winston Churchill
It was informative learning which garden tools my fellow Facebook friends and gardeners liked best!&nbsp…

About Jan Bills

Biz Owner, Landscape Designer, Master Gardener, Soil Sister. Replaced corp. high heels w/ Wellies & never looked back! Loves getting dirty. Very grateful!

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Team Blue – It’s A Boy!

January 30, 2011 by  
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We can finally share the news, Baby Burke is a boy! “What?!? How?! I thought they didn’t know!?!” I know, I know, our original plan was to wait and have Baby Burke be a surprise, but we ended up changing those plans. Dennis and I have known since Octob…

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A huge rock gets thrown in the Angel Investment pond

January 29, 2011 by  
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According to TechCrunch, “Everything just changed in the Angel Investing world.” They’re right.  And if you’re an entrepreneur looking for funding, this is a HUGE win. “This evening they’ve just made a blanket investment offer to every Y Combinator startup in the most recent batch. They’re going to invest in all of them. Every single one. [...]

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