Lessons My Parents Taught Me

Lessons My Parents Taught Me

I was just in Florida recharging my batteries.  The management pipes music throughout the entire complex that I stay at which is something that I absolutely love.  One of the days as I was sitting by the pool, I heard this song come on.  I’m not a regular listener of country music, but the lyrics of this song really struck me.  Here are the words to the song HUMBLE & KIND by Tim McGraw:

You know there’s a lot that goes by the front door
Don’t forget the keys under the mat
Childhood stars shine, always stay humble and kind
Go to church ’cause your momma says to
Visit grandpa every chance that you can
It won’t be a waste of time
Always stay humble and kind

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Hold the door say please say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

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Don’t expect a free ride from no one
Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why
Bitterness keeps you from flying
Always stay humble and kind
Know the difference between sleeping with someone
And sleeping with someone you love
I love you ain’t no pick up line so
Always stay humble and kind

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Hold the door say please say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When those dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

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When it’s hot, eat a root beer, a popsicle
Shut off the AC and roll the windows down
Let that summer sun shine
Always stay humble and kind
Don’t take for granted the love this life gives you
When you get where you’re goin’
Don’t forget turn back around
Help the next one in line
Always stay humble and kind

 

These are ALL lessons my loving and incredibly hard working parents taught me.  Lessons Andrew and I want to pass on to our babies.  I don’t have a whole lot more to say about this…The universe has provided many blessings for me.  I am so thankful for my parents and the loving guidance they gave (and still give to this day!!) me.

 

The Beach is Calling Me.

The Beach is Calling Me.

I can’t even tell you how stressful things have been in my world lately.  New year…so many changes.

 

As you know from my last 2 blog entries about habits, I’ve revamped my personal life to include exercise and diet improvements.   These changes in my personal habits are SOOO good, but definitely leave me feeling more tired!  Thankfully all of that hard work is paying off, I’m seeing changes in how my clothes are fitting and that makes me very happy.

 

I’ve also had to make some difficult changes at the office with my team.  Change can be so hard, even if it’s necessary.

 

Like most families- massive illness has struck my family as well.  Poor Blake was VERY sick and had to be hospitalized for a night.  And then Morgan got sick.  I really could feel myself wearing down…

 

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And the beach was calling.  Thankfully, this trip has been planned for some time.  And I couldn’t be more thankful.  My kids are healthy again, I’ve hired some excellent new team members, and now I’m here.  I’m sitting on the beach as I write this and my heart couldn’t be more at peace.

 

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My incredible husband snuck Valentine’s gifts into my suitcase for me to open yesterday when I arrived in Florida.  I hate to brag, but that man fills my heart and speaks my love language.  He gave me the most beautiful sweater from Wooden Ships that he knew I had my eye on.  But even more was the gift that he made himself.  He put together an album of all of our love letters and included pictures from those different periods of time.  He’s flying here to join me tomorrow and we’ll spend my birthday together in the warm Florida sunshine and I can hardly wait for him to get here!!

 

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While I’m in Florida, I truly feel like I can relax and regroup  I have an opportunity to read several books while I’m here.  I can also maintain my new habits because I can take morning jogs as well as work out in the gorgeous hotel facility.  There is incredibly healthy food that I can order, so I’m not going to lose any ground that I’ve made with my new habits.

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This handy little contraption allows me to stay charged while I’m sitting on the beach- a solar charger!!

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One of the many books I plan to read this week while I’m in Florida.  I’ll let you know all about once I’m done!!

 

 

 

 

 

I am beyond blessed.

 

With a grateful heart,

Jessica xoxoxo

Just Another Day at The Office?  Not Really!

Just Another Day at The Office? Not Really!

Monday, January 30th was not just another day at the office!

 

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As you know, I’m the owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft in Lakeview (Chicago), Illinois.  On a typical Monday, my team has an administrative day.  They get the office ready for the week, call patients, order supplies, etc.  But on this particular Monday we opened our doors to some VERY creative women for full-day photo shoot.

 

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Let me explain.  We are partnering with the owners of Moonfish to host a pop-up here at The Loft on March 10-13th.  Anyone that knows me knows how much I LOOOOOVE fashion, so this pop-up will be a fun experience to share with anyone that would like to see what Moonfish has to offer inside my beautiful practice!

 

 

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Here’s a little bit about who and what Moonfish is: Moonfish made its debut in Winter of 2015, with the idea of giving women a fresh, new shopping experience by combining the excitement of a limited run pop up shop with the personal attention of a small boutique. The response was tremendous! So we continued on to the next season with a larger venue and greater selection of merchandise to much success. Integral to that success is our collaboration with local businesses to host our pop ups.  It’s those partnerships which create a fresh, exciting venue each sale.  We source the latest trends in women’s accessories from responsible vendors and producers. Without the typical overhead costs of a brick and mortar store, Moonfish is able to provide the customer with beautifully crafted accessories at reasonable prices. We at Moonfish believe that functional, fashion forward pieces give a woman another level of style and grace. We are also committed to giving back, which is why a portion of the proceeds from each sale will go to support domestic and international humanitarian efforts. Feel beautiful. Do good.

 

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So, on Jan. 30th, we had a VERY successful & talented photographer here to shoot some of Moonfish’s Spring 2017 looks.  Her name is Patricia De La Rosa.   She took some AMAZING shots that day, you’ll see them on Moonfish’s social media pages as well as all of mine.  Our hair and makeup were completed by Kim Piech.  Talk about CREATIVE!  These ladies were PHENOMENAL to work with!!

 

 

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More details will be coming your way (exact times, etc.) so keep your eyes peeled for that information!

 

Hope you’re having a great week!

xo,

Jessica

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