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Friendsfavz Coffee Hour with Guest Carol Ryan

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Friendsfavz Coffee Hour with Guest Carol Ryan

Hi friends,

If you love lattes, cappuccinos, mochas or anything with coffee, we have a special Friendsfavz Coffee Hour for you! Come join us once a month at Brew of Bothell , located in picturesque downtown Bothell.

Join a fun and uplifting community of friends!  We will be bringing in some favorite authors, artists, beauty, health, clothing, coaching and other special guests to share their talents with us. Friendsfavz is the place to be!

Our featured guest at our first Coffee Hour:

Carol Ryan of Carol Ryan Consulting gives us a peek into her Vibrant Visioning Workshops that she has developed to help you make your visions a reality. I love her passion for helping people discover their unique qualities. She is truly empowering and possesses such insight to identifying your passions and bringing them to reality.

If you would like to connect with Carol Ryan and her Vibrant Visioning workshops you can find her at carolryanconsulting.com . Make sure you mention you saw her on Friendsfavz Coffee Hour!

Join us next time on Friendsfavz Coffee Hour on April 17th, 2015 at Brew Coffee in Bothell at 9:30 am. Or find the video on friendsfavz.com.

Come feel beautiful with us, here at friendsfavz! Karen

Special thanks to:

Brew of Bothell for hosting our Coffee Hour

Stephanie Richter for swag

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HOTflash Designs, Interview with Cheryl King and Cindy DuVall

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HOTflash Designs, Interview with Cheryl King and Cindy DuVall

My special guest this week on Friendsfavz Web Show is Cheryl King and Cindy DuVall from HOTflash Designs.

Cheryl and Cindy are going to share their story of how a friendship over several decades blossomed into a creative project of their two art forms. Cheryl’s oil paintings and Cindy’s glass art are uniquely combined to create breathtaking visions of one-of-a-kind wall sculptures.

So why feature HOTflash Designs?

I believe art should evoke a feeling deep inside you. When Cheryl showed me their piece with the wolf eyes surrounded by creative expressions of glass, the eyes bore deep into my soul and I fell in love with this concept. She showed me a second piece with a woman standing on a path with cascading shimmers of glass accenting the colors in the painting. I knew immediately I had to share these intriguing art sculptures with you.

You can enjoy all of Cheryl and Cindy’s current sculptures at HOTflashdesigns.biz

Here’s a peek into how they create these striking images!

Thank you for watching, commenting and sharing!

Look forward to sharing Jenn’s Tips and Tricks with You on our next episode of friendsfavz Web Show. Come feel beautiful with us here at freindsfavz!

Karen

Credits and Thank you’s:

The Bistro at Hollywood Schoolhouse and Market Vineyards for hosting friendsfavz Web Show filming!

2Fore Pictures  for filming

To all our businesses who donated gifts to give to our audience! A huge thank you!

The Refinery Salon in Edmonds Wa

Stephanie Richter Mary Kay, Independent Beauty Consultant

The Bistro at Hollywood Schoolhouse

Market Vineyards 

HOTflash Designs at http://www.hotflashdesigns.biz/ 

A Visit With My Grandmother

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A Visit With My Grandmother

I was reading an article this morning in Blueprint for Life about a woman who was visiting her hometown and she was asked by a friend,“Is there anything you will regret not doing if you don’t do it before you leave?”

This resonated with me because my husband and I had a discussion recently on the same topic. I had been talking about visiting my 91 year old grandmother for some time and kept putting it off because of time constraints, cost ……. So many excuses. My husband finally told me to plan the trip to visit her and we would make it work.  My niece, in the meantime, told me that her daughter’s dance troupe was invited to dance in the Disneyland parade one week before Christmas. Since my grandmother lives in the LA area, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to see both my grandmother and my grandniece all on the same vacation.

We schedule a time to visit my Grandmother and I asked her if we could do a little mini photo shoot with Image
her.  I coordinated the vacation with my son Cameron so he could meet us in LA during his Christmas break. Luckily, Cameron has a photo business, Cameron Baughn Photography, and I could put his skills to work for the photo shoot. My Grandmother has always loved getting her picture taken and was happy that we were coming for a visit.

My Grandmother, Opal, still has a lot of spirit in her and is a lovely Redhead. I love her attitude and and when she gets passionate about a story she is telling her Oklahoma accent gets stronger and stronger. My Grandmother is half Choctaw Indian and has the most amazing cheek bones and defined jawline which she inherited from her Indian side.  She has always had amazing skin that she attributes to staying out of the California sun. Raised in poverty in Oklahoma, she later moved to LA and raised six children with my Grandpa. She has been married to Ivan, her second husband and love of her life as she describes him, for 54 years. Grandma is well loved by her 15 grandkids, 29 great grandkids and 12 great great grandkids!

Image 6My Grandmother was telling me that she loves her hats and showed us her hat collection. She was telling us that nobody at her current church wears hats so her hats stay in their hat boxes. She is going to be starting a new church soon and hopes that the ladies there wear hats so she can pull hers out and wear them too. Each hat has a matching outfit and my favorite was the one in the picture below. She has a velvet coat with fur that she wears with this hat, which thought was very stunning. I suggested to her that her hats are so wonderful that she should wear them regardless if anyone else is wearing a hat and she should start a trend. She was telling me a story about a young boy who came up to her one day when she was wearing the hat in the photo with the beautiful plush coat with fur. The boy told her she was the most beautiful person he had ever seen. She was so flattered and it brought a smile to her face.

My hope for you as we close 2014 is to live intentionally. Is there someone you have been meaning to visit or a friend you have put off calling? Well now is the time! Live intentionally in 2015 and cross off all those things that you keep saying you should do in the future and put them in your schedule now. I am so happy that I took the time to visit my Grandmother and had an opportunity to visit and take photos of her.

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I love hats too! Come join us in 2015 and feel beautiful with us! Lots of love as we close out 2014,  Karen Rae

friendsfavz Web Show with Stephanie Richter, Episode 3

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friendsfavz Web Show with Stephanie Richter, Episode 3

Hi Girlfriends!

Have you ever wandered up to a cosmetic counter and wondered what colors are best for you. You stand there thinking, I just want help choosing some colors. Then the cosmetic gal shows you current colors but none that would look good on you?

I have my own personal beauty consultant, Stephanie Richter. She has been an image and beauty consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics for 24 years. I love it when she shows me colors that are great on me and not just what is popular at the moment. I am not exclusive to one cosmetic company but I must say I do love being spoiled by Stephanie.

On this episode, Stephanie shares some beauty tips and her “Lips and Sips Bar” with us. At our live filming, all the girls in the audience got to try on lip colors at her Lip Bar throughout the night. Listen in as Stephanie talks about hot new lip colors! I will be sharing some of my favorites with you too.

I hope you will join us at a live filming and be a part of our audience. We taste wine, talk about things girls love and have a little chocolate too! What more could a girl ask for?

Look for our next episode as we meet Elizabeth and Sarah from The Refinery Salon in Edmonds and they give us some tips on “Sixties Inspired Hair Styles”.

A special thanks to:

Shawn D. Ross and 2Fore Pictures for filming!

Alexandria Nicole Cellars for hosting.

Come feel beautiful with us! See you next time on friendsfavz, Karen