Happy New Year! 2019!

First, I want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year!  I hope all of you have a very happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous and blessed 2019.

New years eve always brings up memories of the past.  I have to admit, I wish I could turn back the clock and relive at least one more time experiences I took for granted.  Family and friends separated either by moving or by passing over.  This is a great lesson for us all to enjoy the times we have with the people we have in our lives now.  Do not take them for granted.  Cherish each moment.  You never know if it will be the last time you will see them or at least for a period of time you didn’t expect.

One such memory is of my parents.  The holidays were always special to them.  I am remembering the new years eve celebrations.  Plenty of food and excitement getting ready to ring in the new year.  We would all be together eating, waiting for the stroke of midnight.  We would watch the ball to drop on tv in times square.  We would yell, Happy New Year! My father would go out at midnight and shoot his gun. (It was ok to do that where we lived).  I would go out and beat on pots and pans.  Maybe it seems silly to you but it was a lot of fun!

I am thinking about goals for 2019.  I will keep you posted.  Please check back to read my ideas!

I would love to hear some of your holiday traditions.  I would love to read any new years resolutions you are making also.  Please share!  Again, Happy New Year!

 

 

Make Your Life Better By Thinking Positive

How many of us go through our day with worries on our mind? I’m sure you can relate to the fact sometimes those little nagging worries bring you down. It is not always easy to keep positive when things go wrong.

I have someone I am near every day that just seems to focus on all the bad things happening in their life. I always tell them, you can only think of one thing at a time. Make it a positive thing and push out the negative!

So often people can focus on the past. You can’t change the past, so the best thing to do is to focus on making the future a better place to live!

I love to inspire people. This book, “Positive Thinking Every Day: An Inspiration for Each Day of the Year” by Dr.Norman Vincent Peale could be something that can help your way of thinking in a positive direction and could be a great gift for someone you think could use a little help also.

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From me to you…I hope you will think positive and make your life better starting today!!

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Let me know what you think. Do you have tips for staying positive?

The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook and Crock Pot

Here in the U.S. we will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving Day. We will be going to family gatherings and taking tasty dishes for family and friends. One thing I like to do is use my crock pot. Crock pots are a great help with making meals not only for Thanksgiving, but for everyday when working. If you have an outside job or your job is a stay at home parent, crock pots make life so much easier in my mind! I have been a vegan for many years. It is not always easy to find good vegan recipes. I have created great ideas for you to make life easier and stay healthier! These are affiliate links, but I know they will be beneficial for you! Please take a look! I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and remind you to be thankful for all the good things in your life every day!

If you do not see the image, just click on the link for the “The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook: 100 Easy, Healthy Food Recipes That Are Ready When You Are”! Link –>http://amzn.to/2zNvdQy

Of course if you do not have a crock pot, here is a great one to purchase!
If you do not see the image, click on this link to see and purchase your crock pot to make your yummy crock pot meals! Link —-> http://amzn.to/2yS1ouG

These would also make unique holiday gifts for friends or loved ones!  The book and crock pot are getting great reviews!  Please take a look! 

Happy Thanksgiving and happy cooking!!

Making Money Online Tips

Time to enjoy life

Yes…we all need more time to enjoy our lives!

Today I want to show you some wonderful books I have researched and give you some tips that could help those that would love to earn some, if not all income online. The books are affiliate links that I think will benefit many of you.

Many people I have talked to, want more time to enjoy life. Young and older people want more money and freedom. Young people have told me they have small children and would love to stay home to be a full time Mom or Dad with the freedom to enjoy their children. Some would like the freedom to work anywhere with time for traveling. I have also had conversations with people near retirement age or retiring soon and would love to not only retire early, they would like to have more money after retirement. Retirement should be a reward for all the long years of working!

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Here are a few of the books I think can possibly help make a dream reality!


Just click on the book image to get more information!


Great book to get started with affiliate marketing!
Just click on the book image to get great information!

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I will be posting often, great ideas for making money online. Make sure to share my blog with your friends and family.

Peppermint Essential Oil 15ml by Young Living Essential Oils

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I mentioned in a past post summer is here!  Most of us want to spend more time outdoors enjoying a little summer fun!  I know I do!  One thing I have used for years to help keep from getting bit by mosquitos and other bugs is peppermint essential oil.  I put a drop on each wrist.  This seems to do the trick.  Bugs hate peppermint oil!

One other thing, I have also used this oil to help keep away bugs naturally in my home.  I put a few drops of the peppermint oil in a spay bottle with a little water (shake bottle well) and spray where I see ants etc. are coming inside. (Do not spray oil on fabric)

I have another use for the peppermint oil.  I put one drop behind each ear to help keep me a little cooler in the heat.  Two uses here…helps keeps the bugs away and helps keep you cooler!

I have used the Young Living Peppermint oil exclusively.  I love Young Living products and have used them for many years!  I hope you will try the peppermint oil.  It smells great and I think you will really like it!

I hope you have a great time in your outdoor activities whether you are camping or just going for walks!

When life gives you lemons..

You have probably heard the saying, when life gives you lemons make lemonade.   I just try to think positive as much as I can to make life easier to accept the things that go not quite according to plan. I know of a great book that can help you think positive that I would like to share with you.  The book is The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.  An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s powerful message of faith and inspiration.

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Being a painter, there is one more thing I thought to do. When life gives you lemons….paint them!!
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A little bit about my art…

 

isbl_3360x840.20056149_fssroeuyI come from an artistic family. My grandfather was a painter and a photographer, so it was not unusual that I made my profession in the art field. I specialize in oil portraiture, but also love to do other paintings and drawing such as still life and landscape. Here are a few of my private portrait examples. To see other private and corporate portraits CLICK HERE

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Here are some examples of corporate portrait commissions I have painted.

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These are only a few of the corporate portraits I have completed commissions for.  To see othere corporate portraits CLICK HERE

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Here are a few oil paintings/prints for sale in my Etsy shop.To see these and others   CLICK HERE

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To see all my painting examples and paintings for sale CLICK HERE

My main web site:  pattitrostle.com

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Feel free to contact me at pattitrostle@aol.com for interest or questions about paintings or a commission!

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