Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dream Big

Desire

"Desire is the starting point for all achievement, the first step toward riches. But it's here that we so often run into a roadblock. A person will say, "I know what I desire, but can I get it?"
The answer was best expressed by Emerson: "There's nothing capricious in nature, and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feels it." In other words, you would not have the desire unless you were capable of its achievement.
Your burning desire is nothing more than an accurate picture of what you will one day become. So right here, firmly establish in your mind that which you desire more than anything else, and cherish and nurture that desire. Do not suppress or annihilate it. A man without desire has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act. "


"Your imagination is your preview
of life's coming attractions."
— Albert Einstein: Was a theoretical physicist

Imagining all the Possibilities,

Danna

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday

This comes from 2 math teachers with a combined total of 70 yrs. experience..
It has an indisputable mathematical logic. It also made me Laugh Out Loud.
This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint...it goes like this:

What Makes 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%.

How about achieving 103%?

What makes up 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

If:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

and

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But ,

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

And,

B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.

A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, its the Bullshit and Ass Kissing that will put you over the top.
Now I know why some people are where they are!



Thanks Keith for sending me this, I love numbers and mathematical fun formulas. It is fun to see what you equal with your name. Let's try mine, Danna Burns 4+1+14+14+1+2+21+18+14+19= 108% Right between Bullshit and Asskissing, quite accurate if I say so myself:-)

My Tip this Tuesday, Give 100% the rest is just bullshit:-)

Happy Tuesday Trails,

Danna

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Inspire Me


"I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details."
— Albert Einstein: Was an American theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner







Einstein, the genius, always searched for the workings of the planet we physically live on. It is said that he gave thanks daily for all prior and future great scientists and physicists, he felt he could tap into the field or frequency of thought they tapped into. He would go into a meditative hypnosis every day where he aligned with a dormant force where the totality of possibilities exists. When he came out of those states, therories and equations flowed easily and effortlessly.

Einstien's theory's of time space reality blew open the doors for additional studies revealing more quantum soup. His therory of everything co-exists in the great field, the field of information.

Quantum Physics are even more strange than we can imagine, imagine everything is random until we observe it and formulate it into something with our thoughts.

I love to immerse myself into the study of Quantum Physics, I am simply in awe at the miraculous weird findings. I find great books, audio programs, YouTube, and Internet sites that discuss and educate me on Quantum Physics, if you want to scratch your head and expand your mind, read and study Quantum Physics.

Einstein and Quantum Physics, truly, INSPIRE ME.

Observing a Beautiful Day,

Danna

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Park City rated 4th in Best Places for Second Homes!!!!

I rate it first for, Best Places for a Second Business Location!!!



MARCH 8, 2010.Barron's

10 Best Places for Second Homes

By STEVEN M. SEARS


1. Maui Consistently rated the "Best Island in the World" by travel experts, this Hawaiian beauty underwent a growth spurt during the past decade that some critics bemoaned as excessive. But the southern coast, anchored by the hamlet of Wailea, has weathered it all well. One of the first master-planned resort communities in the nation, it's a balanced blend of understated gated communities, luxury resort hotels, three excellent golf courses, a tennis center and, of course, several crescent sandy beaches. Wailea has 500 single-family homes, and their views are stunning: lush, verdant hills, brilliantly blue ocean and, after the steamy sun showers, rainbows over the horizon.

Median Price: $1.5 million

Drop From Peak: 27%

Neighbor: Oprah Winfrey

2. Kiawah Island, S.C. Languid elegance defines South Carolina's coast, and Kiawah, just off Charleston, may be its ideal expression. The island has one developer, Kiawah Development Partners, and an architectural review board that protects the 4,500 or so properties from the excesses often seen when wealth meets water. It has 10 miles of hard-sand beaches and abundant wildlife: bobcats, gray foxes, loggerhead turtles and more. Its Ocean Course has long been favorite of golfers; it hosted the 2007 Senior PGA Championship. Want to tee up some culture? Charleston is just 45 minutes away.

Median Price: $1.4 million

Drop From Peak: 21%

Neighbor: Dan Marino

3. The Hamptons Long the favored retreat of high-powered New Yorkers, the Hamptons are a just now experiencing a fresh jump in home sales, realty brokers say. Credit the revival in Wall Street bonuses. Southampton, bastion of old money, is known for its grand estates, but lovely homes can be found in what not long ago were potato fields. In chic East Hampton, the choicest real estate is on Georgica Pond. Alas, most of the area's finest properties never come to market. Once you own a home in the Hamptons, you own it forever.

Median Price: $1.5 million

Drop from Peak: 30%

Neighbor: Steven Spielberg

4. Park City, Utah Skiers love Park City for its powdery winters, but homeowners relish the summers, too. The crowds thin out, life slows down and the tall aspens lining the nearby Wasatch range shimmer in the breeze. The one-street Old West downtown is dotted with classic Victorian houses, while Deer Valley, an understated year-round resort community, sits on the eastern edge. Its namesake ski hill has been crowned by readers of Ski Magazine as North America's top ski resort for three years running. For $100,000, you can join the nearby Talisker Club, with links designed by PGA Tour Champion Mark O'Meara. Bonus: Salt Lake City International Airport, a Delta Air Lines hub, has direct flights to the East and West Coasts.

Median Price: $1 million

Drop From Peak: 45%

Neighbor: Robert Redford


5. Aspen, Colo. Aspen isn't just a year-round playground; it's also a cultural oasis, the home to the Aspen Institute think tank, a world-class symphony, and dance and art festivals. The four major ski hills speak for the themselves. The Maroon Creek Club includes a challenging golf course designed by Tom Fazio. The city's West End has a mix of 19th-century Victorians and modern abodes not far from the "beachfront"–downtown neighborhoods within walking distance of the lift. The posh shopping is so good that some folks never find their way up to the trails.

Median Price: $5.6 million

Drop From Peak: 6%

Neighbor: Jack Nicholson

6. Pebble Beach, Calif. Golfer Jack Nicklaus once said that if he had one last round to play before he died, it would be at Pebble Beach. The site of four U.S. Opens, The Links are rated the No. 1 public course in America by Golf Digest for 2009-10. There are several other public and private golf courses within the guarded gates of the verdant Del Monte Forest, which surrounds the community of Pebble Beach. Stunning estates not far from the first tee offer sweeping views of Monterey Bay. Duffers who buy in can play the Golden Bear's dream course every day.

Median Price: $1.1 million

Drop Since Peak: 20%

Neighbor: Clint Eastwood.

7. Palm Beach This Florida island hovers above reality, and at $30 million-plus, so do its finest pads. Oodles of socialites and tycoons wouldn't have it any other way. Neither would Jimmy Buffett, Rush Limbaugh and too many other boldface names to mention. In addition to the never-ending social whirl, residents like the shopping on Worth Avenue and the beauty of Addison Mizner's Mediterranean-style architecture. Mortals can enjoy the town by buying "over the moat"– in Jupiter, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Delray Beach.

Median Price: $3.5 million

Drop From Peak: 11%

Neighbor: Henry Kravis

8. Captiva/Sanibel Island, Fla. Sitting off the coast of Fort Myers, a nerve center of America's foreclosure crisis, the barrier islands of Captiva and Sanibel are the very picture of laid-back living. Linked by a bridge at Sanibel's northern point, the islands are renowned for their pristine beaches and abundant seashells. Then there are the hiking trails; half the island is a nature preserve. The late Robert Rauschenberg is, even in death, one of the largest landowners. His 35-acre spread, complete with studio, is intact on Captiva's northern end.

Median Price: $3.5 million

Drop From Peak: 40%

Neighbor: Ted Koppel

Journal Communitydiscuss..“ I think the only way I can get near this list of places is to be like George Costanza and have an imaginary house in the Hamptons. ”
.—Henry Grimmelsmen.
9. Asheville, N.C. Nestled in the mountains of North Carolina, Asheville offers a four-seasons lifestyle with just enough culture and good restaurants to keep urban-withdrawal pangs at bay. Some homebuyers come from the Northeast, and many come from Florida to beat the heat. The locals call them "halfbacks," since Asheville is halfway up the East Coast. The town has a university and a thriving art scene. We like the 1920s-vintage Tudor homes in the Biltmore Forest district, once part of the adjacent Biltmore Estate. The funky Grove Park neighborhood is also worth a look.

Median Price: $700,000

Drop From Peak: 38%

Neighbor: Andie McDowell

10. Gasparilla Island, Fla. Katherine Hepburn used to rent a beach house here, and it's easy to see why. The small island off Florida's southwest coast has been lovingly preserved: The Gasparilla Act, a state law passed in 1980, put a tight lid on population density, building heights and commercial development. Golf carts -- some customized to resemble '57 Chevys -- are the favored mode of transportation. The historic downtown has gracious homes, and the waters around the island are renowned for tarpon fishing. To check it out, check into the plush Gasparilla Inn.

Median Price: $1.8 million.

Drop From Peak: 18%

Neighbor: Harrison Ford, frequent visitor

For full article click below.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704869304575109461496208030.html#printMode

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dream Big

This is something to think about when negative people are doing their best to rain on your parade... So remember this story the next time someone who knows nothing and cares less tries to make your life miserable.

A woman was at her hairdresser's getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome with her husband.. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded:

" Rome? Why would anyone want to go there? It's crowded and dirty. You're crazy to go to Rome. So, how are you getting there?"

"We're taking Continental," was the reply. "We got a great rate!"

"Continental?" exclaimed the hairdresser. " That's a terrible airline. Their planes are old, their flight attendants are ugly, and they're always late. So, where are you staying in Rome ?"

"We'll be at this exclusive little place over on Rome 's Tiber River called Teste."

"Don't go any further. I know that place. Everybody thinks its gonna be something special and exclusive, but it's really a dump."

"We're going to go to see the Vatican and maybe get to see the Pope."

"That's rich," laughed the hairdresser. You and a million other people trying to see him. He'll look the size of an ant.

Boy, good luck on this lousy trip of yours. You're going to need it."

A month later, the woman again came in for a hairdo. The hairdresser asked her about her trip to Rome .

"It was wonderful," explained the woman, "not only were we on time in one of Continental's brand new planes, but it was overbooked, and they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a handsome 28-year-old steward who waited on me hand and foot..

And the hotel was great! They'd just finished a $5 million remodeling job, and now it's a jewel, the finest hotel in the city. They, too, were overbooked, so they apologized and gave us their owner's suite at no extra charge!"

"Well," muttered the hairdresser, "that's all well and good, but I know you didn't get to see the Pope."

"Actually, we were quite lucky, because as we toured the Vatican, a Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder, and explained that the Pope likes to meet some of the visitors, and if I'd be so kind as to step into his private room and wait, the Pope would personally greet me.

Sure enough, five minutes later, the Pope walked through the door and shook my hand! I knelt down and he spoke a few words to me."

"Oh, really! What'd he say?"

He said: "Who f%@&$d up your hair?"

Randi my great friend and office manager for Burns Saddlery sent this to me, the last line almost prevented me from posting it then I thought, Oh ---- it!

Positive Travels Pays Big Rewards!!!

Enjoy,

Danna

Funny Friday

Of all the blonde jokes, this one has to be the best -- because it makes football make sense!

A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked it. "Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents."

Dumbfounded, her boyfriend asked, "What do you mean?" "Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was... 'Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!'
I'm like...Helloooooo? It's only 25 cents!!!!"

Have a Great Funfilled Weekend,

Danna

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week:
By Clinton Anderson

Put in the effort to understand how your horse thinks.


Before you can train a horse, you have to understand basic horse psychology and what makes your horse tick. When you understand how the horse processes his thoughts and why he does the things that he does, both good and bad, you will be able to accomplish anything. If you don’t understand how your horse’s brain works and why he reacts to certain situations the way that he does, then you will struggle with your horsemanship goals. Horsemanship isn’t always easy to do, but it will be easier to understand when you can identify what motivates your horse to act in a certain way. If you’ve ever lost your temper, cried, felt defeated or wanted to kill your horse because of the frustration you felt toward teaching him something – you’re completely normal. At some point in our lives, we’ve all been there. The best way to get rid of those feelings is to educate yourself. Frustration ends where your knowledge begins.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dream Big

"Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others
argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry
over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their
future in someone else's hands, but not you."
— Jim Rohn:
Was a personal development author and speaker



Jim's words motivates us to be more, to do more, to experience more, and to love oneself enough to want more.

Thanks Jim for being such a great inspiration to so many, fly free!!!

With much Appreciation to all those who Inspire,

Danna

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday

Coffee filters ..who knew! And you can buy 1,000 for almost nothing.



1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave.
Coffee filters make excellent covers.



2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.


3. Protect China
Separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between each dish.


4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.


5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.


6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.


7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter


8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.


9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.


10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.


11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.


12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use strips of coffee filters.


13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. Soaks out all the grease.


14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."



OH YEAH THEY ARE GREAT TO USE IN YOUR COFFEE MAKERS

Happy Trails,

Danna

Monday, March 22, 2010

On The Road Again

First week of Spring!!!

Calendar says it is the first week of spring! The transition has begun. Every day there is less snow on the mountain, and green grass begins sprouting with intention. I love the changing of seasons! I feel there is a longing within us for change. We seem to be addicted to newness, new cars, new clothes, new friends, new entertainment, and new surroundings. Change creates a feeling inside, an anticipation, a wonder of possibilities, an anticipation of a new experience.

Spring promotes new life. Energy abounds, the sunshine feels warmer, the air smells fresh, stillness turns to aliveness, trees and flowers bust open with aroma therapy!

"Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder!!!" I am amazed how receiving many birthdays and having a willingness to live life, to participate in the process of life, enhances the overall beauty of this incredible planet we live on. Being open for the experience, being excited about the small buds, giving appreciation for the awareness of their existence. I Love to feel their aliveness, as they awaken from their winters nap. It awakens that part of me, that wants to get out in nature and experience the wonder of it all.

Springtime in the Rockies, does it get any better than that???

On the Road to Springtime. Traveling the Scenic Loop:-)!


Danna

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Inspire Me

I received this from a good friend of mine, he has been battling cancer now for several years, we are all effected by this disease, we all know someone or have lost love ones from this powerful destroyer. Information that can help straighten this incredible vessel we live in (body) will help us live longer healthy lives. We all need to take control of our own health, not just expect a doctor with a prescription pad to quick fix our self induced aliments. Becoming informed and sharing ways that make us stronger and giving healthful tips on foods and environments, makes a positive difference in straightening the host instead of weakening it.


Thanks Paul for sharing the following information, I wish for you and everyone to be well.

Happy Healthy Trails,

Danna




Thanks for the email on fruits and juices. It is one of the strategies to heal cancer. As of late, my success rate in curing cancer is about 80%. Cancer patients shouldn't die. The cure for cancer is already found. It is whether you believe it or not? I am sorry for the hundreds of cancer patients who die under the conventional treatments.. Very few can live for 5 years under the conventional treatments and most live for only about 2 to 3 years. The conventional treatments do not make any difference because most cancer patients also live for about 2 to 3 years without undergoing any treatment. It is difficult to cure those cancer patients who have undergone chemo and radiotherapy as their cells are toxic and weak. When there is a relapse, the cancer will spread very fast as the resistance is poor. Dr Stephen Mak


EATING FRUIT...

It's long but very informative

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not as easy as you think. It's important to know how and when to eat.

What is the correct way of eating fruits?

IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS! * FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.

If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD. Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil....

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining every time I eat watermelon I burp, when I eat during my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes all these will NOT happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it. You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene รข€” the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can u believe this?? For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks HEART ATTACK PROCEDURE': (THIS IS NOT A JOKE!) Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. Sixty percent of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rave Reviews and Recipes

Audio Book
Mind Travel by
Dick Sutphen


Where would you go if you could go anywhere? Most people immediately think of fantastic lands far away — the Orient, the Mediterranean, Australia, or the rainforest. Or perhaps to the unexplored limits of deep space or the bottom of the ocean. But more powerful than any physical location is the opportunity to revisit your past or tap into your future. There's no place that can compare with your own experiences. Dick Sutphen shares your travel plans with you.

Discover a secret access to the mysterious 90% of your mind that is unused, untapped, and full of extraordinary opportunities. In MindTravel, Dick Sutphen takes you on an amazing journey into the unexplored realms of perception that exist all around you. In this altered state, you'll transcend time and space, exploring the past, accessing the future, and viewing remote present-moment events.

I really enjoy this mind travel audio book, I purchased it from www.nightingale.com.

Happy Mindful Trails,

Danna

Friday, March 19, 2010

Funny Friday

King Arthur and the Witch:

Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.

The question?...What do women really want? Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch's proposition to have an answer by year's end.

He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everyone: the princess, the priests, the wise men and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.

Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer.
But the price would be high; as the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.

The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch She agreed to answer the question, but he would have to agree to her price first.

The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur's closest friend!

Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life.

He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden; but Lancelot, learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur.

He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round Table.

Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Arthur's question thus:

What a woman really wants, she answered....is to be in charge of her own life.

Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and that Arthur's life would be spared.

And so it was, the neighbouring monarch granted Arthur his freedom and Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding.

The honeymoon hour approached and Lancelot, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But what a sight awaited him. The most beautiful woman he had ever seen lay before him on the bed. The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened.

The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as a witch, she would henceforth, be her horrible deformed self only half the time and the beautiful maiden the other half.

Which would he prefer? Beautiful during the day....or night?

Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch? Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day, but by night, a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous intimate moments?

What would YOU do?

What Lancelot chose is below. BUT....make YOUR choice before you scroll down below. OKAY?


Noble Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself.

Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life.

Now....what is the moral to this story?

Scroll down










The moral is....
If you don't let a woman have her own way....
Things are going to get ugly


Have a Your Own Way Weekend,

Danna

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week:
By Clinton Anderson

Don’t focus on your fear, focus on getting control of the feet.

When a horse respects you as a leader and uses the thinking side of his brain rather than the reactive side, you can stop worrying about getting hurt or not being able to handle a dangerous situation. Horses are big animals, and it’s only natural to be scared of them. A lot of people come up to me and say, “Clinton, I’m afraid to ride, I’m frightened to fall off, or I’m scared of getting hurt.” All of those feelings are very real and very healthy. Fear is your brain saying, “Hey, if you don’t stop doing what you’re doing, you’re going to get hurt.” I never tell people to ignore fear. In fact, I encourage them to listen to it and then learn how to control the situation. You’ll gain control of the situation by educating yourself and learning how to control your horse’s feet. When you can control your horse, you gain confidence, and if you have confidence in your horse and in your ability to control him! , you can relax and have fun.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dream Big

"We can't think narrowly. We have to think
in the biggest possible way."
— Alice Waters: American chef and author


"What do you think about, talk about, live? The most insignificant people spend their days thinking about and talking about themselves. Small people talk about other people. Average people think and talk about things — current events, politics, what's for dinner, and their son's soccer game. GREAT people think and talk about ideas and solutions... how they can make a difference in the world, and how they can help. Spend your days thinking big and embrace greatness."



Happy Irish Trails,

Danna

P.S. Happy St. Patricks Day! Many of my family came from Ireland, maybe that is why my favorite color is Green. Our Blackburn family reunion will be held in Ireland this July.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday

REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month.

REMINDER.... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.

.... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS

To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.
It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time.. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.


Nothing more annoying than getting a telemarketing call. I haven't had a land line for years, it seemed the only calls I received were telemarketing, now they have access to our cell phones. My tip this Tuesday is to call this number and get removed from their list. I did, it is quick and easy.

Happy Trails,

Danna

Monday, March 15, 2010

On The Road Again

Middle of March has arrived!!!

March came in like a lion and this week will be the turn around for out like a lamb. Daylight savings started yesterday, YEAH!!!!! Who wouldn't want more daylight?

Spring skiing is FANTASTIC this year, with new snow mixed in with warm sunshine!

Burns "Road Team" had short travels this past week as Jake, Matt and their wives, set up and sold product at the Utah Horse Expo in South Jordan. Burns Saddlery donates a saddle to the Utah Horse Association in support of what they do in building the horse industry in Utah, a big thank you to Matt Bartlett and his team of volunteers!

This week it's off to Las Vegas for the Silver Dollar Quarter Horse Show held at the beautiful South Point Equestrian Center, not sure who's on duty for that show. I know I will be here in Park City selling and designing boots, belts, buckles, shirts, and handbags with clients that want to take home an original work of art.

March Madness begins, that means Braydan and Jake will be laying bets down on who can beat Duke, Kentucky, Syracuse, or North Carolina, it seems they never go with the favoirte:-), good luck boys!!!

Springtime in the Rockies, LOVING IT!!!

Danna

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Inspire Me

This video inspires me to get out and peek over the edge!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJsMgdb9_Q4



Living an Inspired Life,

Danna

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rave Reviews and Recipes

A few years ago Scott and I along with Pam and Mike a couple of great friends went to Monterey California for a fun vacation. A gentleman at the airport recommended a restaurant there, The Fish Hopper. He told us to make sure and hit the happy hour from 4 to 6 pm because of the great deal on appetizer’s and drinks.

This was a great recommendation!

Pam being a fabulous cook was intrigued with the amazing flavors, so shortly after returning home she experimented with ingredients and came up with this fabulous recipe.

Scott and I went back to Fish Hopper and tried the artichokes again, both of us commented that we were amazed that we liked Pam’s recipe as well if not better than that of Fish Hoppers.

If you want to win over guests this is sure to please. While grilling the aroma is so amazing it brings neighbors out of their houses with wonder and longing.





Marinated Artichokes


Recipe By Pam Jorgensen
Serving Size: 4 Preparation Time: 1:30
Categories: Appetizers

2 artichokes -- trimmed & steamed
4 cloves garlic -- peeled

1 Tbl oil
12 each peppercorns

Marinade:
2 1/2 ounces balsamic vinegar
6 ounces olive oil, extra virgin
3 cloves garlic -- minced fine
2 teaspoons sugar
Dash salt


Trim base with sharp knife allowing the artichoke to sit flat. Using kitchen shears trim the sharp tips and the top third leaves of artichokes. Slice off the top and spread open a little. Cook the artichokes either by steaming or boiling. Cover tightly to steam, add about 1 Tbl. Oil, a few garlic buds, or a couple dashes of garlic powder as well as 6 to 10 peppercorns. The artichokes are cooked when an outside leaf will pull off easily, approx. 45 to 60 minutes.

While artichokes are cooking, prepared marinade. Put the marinade ingredients in a blender and pulse until just emulsified. Pour liquid into zip lock baggie. (Two artichokes, halved, will fit well in a large zip bag.) When the artichokes are cooked, remove from heat. Using tongs, turn artichokes upside down to drain hot water from leaves. Using care cut the artichokes in half, cutting through the stem to the top of the artichoke. At this time, scoop the choke out, and then put the hot artichokes into a zip lock baggie with the marinade.

Put the baggie in the fridge overnight to marinate. It will keep nicely for 12 to 24 hours. After that, the quality decreases greatly.

Turn the grill on high heat. When well heated, turn off one half of the grill, placing the artichokes on the half with the heat turned off. Turn once or twice, browning nicely. Remove from grill and serve with an aioli dip or two of your choice.

"Marinated Artichokes"
Source: "Idea based on great artichokes tasted in restaurant in Monterey, CA."

Yield: 2 each Start to Finish Time: 24:00

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Per serving: 531 Calories (kcal); 55g Total Fat; (89% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 61mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 11 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

Serving Ideas: Serve with Aioli, melted butter, sour cream or their condiment of your choice.


Aioli Sauce

Scott’s Favorite
Recipe By Pam Jorgensen
Categories: Appetizers

1 cup mayonnaise
4 dashes garlic powder
4 dashes salt and white pepper
4 dashes curry powder
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds, black

Whisk the seasonings into the mayonnaise. Let mellow approximately 15 minutes minimum. Taste and correct the seasonings, if necessary.

Yield: 1 cup
My favorite, both are great. Make both and see which you prefer.


Old Bay Aioli Sauce

Recipe By Pam Jorgensen
Categories: Appetizers

1 cup mayonnaise
2 dashes garlic powder -- to taste
1 teaspoon Old Bay Seafood seasoning -- to taste
salt and white pepper -- to taste

Whisk the seasonings into the mayonnaise. Let mellow about 15 minutes minimum. Taste and correct the seasonings.

"Sauce for Marinated Artichokes" Yield: 1 cup

Get the Grill Out, it is Springtime!

Happy Yummy Trails,

Danna

Friday, March 12, 2010

Funny Friday

Rules of Marriage
(as described by kids)
1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?
-You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff.. Like, if you like
sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the
chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10


-No person really
decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all
way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.
-- Kristen, age 10
2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET
MARRIED?

Twenty-three
is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
-- Camille, age 10
3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF 2 PEOPLE ARE
You might have to guess, based on whether they
seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8

4. WHAT DO YOU THINK
YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don't want any
Lori, age 8

5. WHAT DO MOST
PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
-Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know
each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen
long enough.
-- Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a
treasure)


-On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually
gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin, age 10


6. WHEN IS
IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?

-When they're rich.
-- Pam, age 7


-The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with
that.
- - Curt, age 7


-The rule goes like
this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with
them. It's the right thing to do.
- - Howard, age 8

7. IS IT BETTER TO
BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?

It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone
to clean up after them. -- Anita, age 9 (bless
you child )

8. HOW WOULD THE
WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
-- Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is ...........
9. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?

Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump
truck . -- Ricky , age 10

Kids are so honest!!! Cute unless little Ricky is your Son:-))!

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Danna

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Zen Horse



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEvGcIVoHW4

My Park City store manager Stephanie Stewart forwarded this amazing world record Dressage run.

While I was in Germany 3 years ago I was blessed to see in person a 90 point work, which brought tears to my eyes and goose flesh over my entire body! To be in the presence of such a great horse is simply breathtaking.

This video shows the best of the best, ENJOY!

Happy World Record Trails,

Danna

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dream Big

The Enterprising Person

"Enterprising people are those people disciplined and dedicated enough to seize opportunities that present themselves ... regardless of the current situation, struggles, or obstacles.

Think of a few people you know who are enterprising. Think of people in the news, in your office, in your neighborhood, who manage to succeed regardless of the obstacles. What do these people have in common? They're probably always on the go, developing a plan, following a plan, reworking the plan until it fits. They're probably resourceful, never letting anything get in the way. They probably don't understand the word no when it applies to their visions of the future. And, when faced with a problem, they probably say, "Let's figure out a way to make it work," instead of, "It won't work."

Enterprising people see the future in the present. They will always find a way to take advantage of situations, not be burdened by them. And enterprising people aren't lazy. They don't wait for opportunities to come to them; they go after the opportunities. Enterprising means always finding a way to keep yourself actively working toward your ambition."

Happy Enterprising Trails,


Danna

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday

Good Morning and Great Day

At what level are you playing in life? Are you playing it safe or are you living from a spirit of discovery? Is the adventurer in you alive and well and in full bloom? If you believe one thing in life let it be that you absolutely create your reality. Everyday you must be willing to commit to expressing your greatness in every moment. You must be willing to take a look at where you are on your road of success and honestly assess what you need to do to Raise The Level of where you are playing the game of life from so that you can make the course corrections that will bring you in alignment with your higher purpose. Mediocrity is for those who are afraid to step up and proclaim the desire to live in a field of excellence. Make no mistake there is genius in you now is the time to let it guide you to reaching your desired place of success.

You have the power to choose what level you want to create from. You have the power to see things before you for the opportunity that they are. You absolutely know that right where you are all things are lined up in your favor so that the brilliance of your beingness shines its glow every where you are. If you would just give yourself permission to taste the juices of wonder you would be surprised to see the infinite possibilities before you. Let go of your old way of thinking that you need to know it all, just know what you want, declare it and let the power of the universe bring you everything that will get you there. But first, you must Raise The Level of where you are so that where you are going has a view that is infinite in scope.
"Open yourself up to the magic of the moment so that what appears will be a new look at life that will take you to new heights as you live your dream"

Peace Love and Discovery,

Paul Hoffman
The Success Creation Institute
Success Songs LLC
www.successsongs.com

Friday, March 5, 2010

Funny Friday

Bert always wanted a pair of authentic cowboy boots, so, seeing some
on sale, he bought them and wore them home.
Walking proudly, he sauntered into the kitchen and said to his wife,
'Notice anything different about me?'

Margaret looked him over. 'Nope.'

Frustrated, Bert stormed off into the bathroom, undressed and walked
back into the kitchen completely naked except for the boots.
Again he asked Margaret, a little louder this time, 'Notice anything
different NOW?'

Margaret looked up and exclaimed, 'Bert, what's different? It's
hanging down today, it was hanging down yesterday, it'll be hanging
down again tomorrow!'

Furious, Bert yelled, 'AND DO YOU KNOW WHY IT'S HANGING DOWN, MARGARET?'

'Nope', she replied.

'IT'S HANGING DOWN, BECAUSE IT'S LOOKING AT MY NEW BOOTS!!!!'

Without changing her expression, Margaret replied, 'Shoulda bought a
hat, Bert. Shoulda bought a hat.'

Balance things out, buy boots and a hat!!!

Happy Trails,

Danna

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dream Big

There is a simple concept in life that will always bring you the results you are seeking. It's called Forward Motion. In every thought you think, action you take and relationship you are creating all your energy must be focused and grounded in a committed decision to to do whatever ot takes to create Forward Motion so you are constantly moving towards your desired destination. In every moment of your day whether you realize it or not there is an abundant feeling tone of creativity within you seeking to be expressed. The natural state of your being is always accompanied by a consciousness that is centered in an expansive viewpoint of life. There is no thing, nothing that can hold you back except if you miss the opportunity to live from that viewpoint.

The greatest works in life started as a dream and became a reality when the dreamer dreamed simply said I CAN. You see it is all a mindset that you create as to whether you will realize your dreams. How you perceive your road ahead will allow you to chart a course of success that supports your vision. Knowing that in each thought you think there is always an answer to any problem you face creates a solutions oriented way of facing your day. Being steadfast in your choices and in the actions you take create a field of possibility with so many opportunities that the harvest of your ideas will always bring abundance to you. Forward Motion is the order of this day. Reach higher than ever before and pull yourself up so that the view you begin to see is the one you have always dreamed about.
"The true vantage point for your success begins when you believe, know and embrace that you deserve it"

Peace Love and Discovery,

Paul Hoffman
The Success Creation Institute
Success Songs LLC
www.successsongs.com

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday

Work Smarter

It's an obvious — yet often overlooked — truth: rich people have 24 hours a day. And, poor people have 24 hours a day.

The difference between the rich and the poor is in the management of that time. Successful people often work harder and longer than most, but they almost always work smarter.

If we get more from ourselves, if we can make an hour as valuable as 10 hours used to be, we can get as much done in a day as we used to get done in a week. Imagine the potential compounding effect of working smarter.
By practicing a few simple disciplines every day, you can use time like the rich — with focus and effectiveness.

1. Run the day, or it will run you. Part of the key to time management is staying in charge. Some will be masters of their time, and some will be servants. Enterprising people become the masters of their time.

To master your time, you must have clear written goals for each day that you keep with you at all times. It helps to create each day's list the night before. Prioritize your goals for the day and constantly review them.

And here's a good question to ask yourself constantly: Is this a major activity or a minor activity? By asking that question, you will reduce the amazingly natural tendency to spend major time on minor things. In sales training, we are taught that major time is the time spent in the presence of the prospect, while minor time is the time spent on the way to the prospect. If you are not careful, you will spend more time "on the way to" than "in the presence of" your goals.

Before you answer an email, ask yourself if this is a major activity or a minor activity. Before you make a phone call, ask yourself if this is a major phone call or a minor phone call. Enterprising people don't let the minor activities distract them from the major activities — the ones that hold the keys to their success.

2. Don't mistake activity for productivity. You probably know some people who always seem to be busy being busy. To be successful, you must be busy being productive. Some people are going, going, going, but they're doing figure eights. They're not making much progress. Don't mistake activity for productivity, movement for achievement. Evaluate the hours in your days, and see if there is wasted time that you could manage better.

Great Tips this Tuesday by "Nightingale Conant".

Working Smarter than I used too,

Danna

Monday, March 1, 2010

On The Road Again

MARCH 2010, IS HERE!!!

Incredible, another month has slid by, most are very happy to flip February off the calendar and see March, SPRINGTIME!!!

For me I hope for more snow storms to keep the skiers coming to Park City for one more month. This year northern Utah is at 60% of normal snowfall, while southern Utah is 123%, amazing how the storms have tracked this past winter.

News from Salina is the crocus and tulips are popping up, in Park City water begins to run as we lose snow pack, all signs that February has moved on. Februrary was truly OUTSTANDING! It has been wonderful seeing all our friends and clients from last year, Februrary is reunion month.

March is a month for SPRING BREAK! Park City is a fun, sporty town to spring break in, plenty of skiing, biking, skating, swimming, hiking, great food, clubs, and the coolest cowboy shop in the world:-)! Last year March was one of our busiest months, because of all that fantasitc spring skiing! Bring your sunscreen, shed your winter coat!

I thought I would get some ski days in this year, but have immersed myself again into working everyday, driving by those perfect ski conditions can be frustrating. Living right next to 3 incredible ski resorts make it tough to show up for work.

Happy Springtime Trails,

Danna