Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Now that spring is here I thought I would jot down a few things I love about spring. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. warmer weather

2. greener trees and grass

3. blooming plants

4. fresher fruits

5. picking your own strawberries

6. birds singing

7. getting outside more

8. cycling outdoors

9. school is almost out

10. not long til summer

Monday, March 22, 2010

homemade spaghetti sauce

While we were traveling, we sampled some of the best spaghetti sauce I have ever had. It was freshly made with herbs straight out of the garden. I tried to recreate the recipe. Mine did not come close but was good enough I will try it again. Here are a few of my favorite ingredients:

1. olive oil

2. onions

3. garlic

4. tomatoes

5. carrots

6. basil

7. oregano

8. marjoram

9. parsley

10. red wine vinegar

Sunday, March 14, 2010

coming home

I have been home all of a week. Though it's not so fun to return home after a holiday here are a few of my favorite things about being home again:

1. my own bed

2. my own computer

3. talking about my trip

4. looking at photos

5. learning how to make a photo slideshow

6. sharing my photos

7. the memories

8. deciding when we can go back again

9. our whole family being together again

10. spending time with my husband

marketing analytics

I don't know much about marketing. I do know enough to know that every company needs to analyze how effective each move is and if strategies are working for their particular business. I just came across a marketing tool geared for business to business companies. It is aimed at helping decide if the company's internet marketing strategy is working. Here are a few of my favorite things I read about Roi Analytics:

1. it is important to determine if a strategy is working for your company, how effective it is and how it can be improved

2. Roi collects and stores website visitor data including original search source, original keyword and visiting company data

3. these tools and modules help you organize and prioritize leads

4. it helps you follow up on missed opportunities

5. customizable reportshelp you evaluate where you are growing and where you need to grow

6. learn which keywords are generating business leads to your site

7. ability to tie specific dollar amount to specific marketing factor

8. all you need is a website with at least one working contact form

9. video tour, live demo and consultant all available

10. the entire program is FREE!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

airplane trip

They say that "getting there is half the fun," but when getting there means a flight of 22 hours it's hard to feel the saying is true! Though there was not much to love about the flight, here are a few of my favorite things about our recent air travel overseas:

1. Singapore Airlines has a very nice, friendly, professional staff

2. the tickets were the cheapest we'd seen

3. having our own tv screen at each seat

4. having a choice of what to watch (movies, tv shows, video games, even the in flight path)

5. a choice of music

6. with eight of us traveling we had the option of moving around and trading seats at whim

7. the multi-player function of some of the video games

8. they will change the seat if you throw up all over it!

9. though the food left much to be desired, snacks were offered at least once during the flight and drinks were offered regularly

10. all food and drinks and luggage included in the price