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IF YOU ARE NOT DEAD YET… HERE IS A WAY TO START LIVING!!!

Welcome
back to the rebirth of my new blog now titled: "Life Into Lemonade". 
I have missed you all so much!  I thought it would be fitting to launch a blog
all about how to embrace life's imperfections on the supposed day of impending
doom!  "Life Into Lemonade" will be a place where you can laugh at life's
unexpected BOULDERS in the road and find a way to use those rocks as the
foundation for your dreams.  I will be sharing fun recipes, tips, mishaps,
stories and more!  Everyday will be something new to improve your wellness, your
work and your ability to laugh at life.  Now lets get down to business.

 

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SAL & I TURNING THE APOCALYPSE INTO LEMONADE

I
thought my Armageddon was the day my husband Brian was diagnosed with cancer
two years ago.  I was trapped in a Hulk Hogan chokehold with no end in sight.  I
was filled with a secret hate.  I hated how my life had changed.  I hated I
selfishly felt abandoned by my spouse.  I hated the people who made it all about
them.  I felt deflated and
lifeless.  Everything I knew, everything I loved, and everything I cared about
had suddenly vanished.  I couldn't write and I couldn't speak.  I was just an angry General.  I
had one job and that was to get my two-man army home safe.  In these desperate
moments of solitude I found solace in an unexpected place…the kitchen.

It
started out as a necessary chore.  I believed food could cure Brian.  So I
looked at his meals as scientific experiments.  The kitchen was my lab.  Eventually, I realized food was
the only thing I had control of in our lives.  I would get up at 7am head to
the local farmer's market, Whole Foods and health stores.  I would study recipes and
change them to a more palatable presentation for Brian. This went on for
months, I couldn't work but I could cook.  Slowly but surely, friends and family
started to comment.  "You need to share this recipe".   "I
would love to hire you to cook healthy for me".  At first I refused to see
the signs.  I liked holding on to my anger; clearly these people thought I had lost my creative
touch.  They no longer saw me as writer or producer.  They looked at me and saw someone who had failed, someone they needed to show pity.  It took months for me to realize that
they were ACTUALLY complimenting my creativity.  It took even longer for me to realize the universe had
given me an opportunity not a curse.  Cooking not only allowed  me to be creative but it allowed me to
help those around me better their lives.  My "Armegeddon" was a big fat present.

 

 Briankkdogs
WE RENEWED OUR VOWS ON THE TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OUR "ARMEGEDDON"

We wanted the ceremony be an opportunity for our guests to benefit from what we learned during our journey with cancer.  So the theme was all about mother earth and accepting the power of healing and oppurtunity.

 We decided to do a handfasting ceremony so we asked our guests to wear white or green.  Green represented healing, generosity, and abundance in family.  White represented new beginnings and opportunties.


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MY LA "ADOPTED SECOND MOM"  JOAN, WHO IS AN ASS KICK'IN CANCER SURVIVOR AND MY BEAUTIFUL MOTHER JUDY, ROCKED THE COLOR GREEN!


We wanted everyone to see the power that lies in perceived obsticles.


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OUR TABLE NUMBERS WERE LOG STUMPS. BRIAN'S GRANDFATHER'S CHALK BOARD SAID "GRAB YOUR STUMP TO GET OVER A HUMP"  

Wood nurning

 DURING DINNER WE ASKED OUR GUESTS TO WRITE ON THE STUMP WHAT WAS HOLDING THEM BACK IN LIFE.  LATER WE ALL BURNED THEM IN A FIRE.


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THEN WE ALL ATE S'MORES THAT REMINDED US ABOUT LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP


See today as a new lease on life!  Let it be the end of your old way of thinking and the beginning of a new way of living!

 xoxoxo

KK

Just Laugh

I am writer who ended up a reality TV
producer. A shopaholic who woke up a business owner during a
recession. And a wife who found herself a personal chef when her
husband was diagnosed with cancer. Yeah, life is a lemon but lemonade
sure is tasty:)

SIZING UP OUR SISTERS

So what is it about us gals? Let's face it, ladies, I don't know who we check out more:  ourselves… or other chics!

NO SHE DIDN'T JUST WEAR A DRESS ON CASUAL FRIDAY!

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Ain't it funny how our confidence can hinge on little things like…

Does our desk mate have her sneakers or stilettos on today?

"Cuz I am wearing flip flops…not Ferragamo.


I'LL BE DAMNED IF MY NASTY BUSTED TOES ARE NEXT TO THAT BLING!"

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Whether it be Dana's dressing down and Dina is dressing up…

Sally washed her hair and Susie waits till Friday…

Or the carnal sin, Karen's got full face and Kara …

WENT AU NATURAL!

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Yep, the minute we see someone done up we feel down trodden.

The last ten days I kept track of how many times I witnessed this phenomenon.

Believe it or not, 10 out of 10 days I saw it happen. And sadly, the 10th day was me.

Sure enough some young sprightly soul named Kelly frolicked into my office on Thursday…

  

NOTE THE NATURALLY TOUSLED HAIR AND PERFECTLY WHITE TEETH

Kelly
Miraculously when I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror moments later I had gained 10lbs and was in dire need of crest whitening strips.

Funny how that happens…

What is not funny; however, is the fact that Thursday I did not blow dry my hair.

And lipstick… hello? Who does her make-up in the am and forgets to put on lips?

DOUBLE HELLO??? I DO!!!!

Kara no lips

So what do we do girls? I mean NONE of us are immune to it.

We could just stab all the pretty bi***es in the eyes and spread nasty rumors about them… just kidding.

(sort of)

But that would not be good karma, cuties!

A cutie will wake up tomorrow and go to her closet with a smile plastered on her face. No matter what she chooses she will stick to her guns all day! 

And when her insecurities kick in because Betty lost 10 lbs… and she happened to spend last night baking a "cake", she will force herself to give Betty a hug.

Girlfriends, at the core we are all SISTERS.

So just fill the room with love and light and trust that you are just as amazing as you were when you woke up this morning. I truly believe positive energy can not only change our outlook on life but our bodies, as well.

I promise it will come back ten-fold. Someday you will be in a hurry, in flip flops, and void of make up.

And someone will notice how pretty you are and compliment you on your true beauty. Ask my co-worker Carol. Today it actually happened to her. Unfortunately, she would not let me take a picture to prove it.

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Love and Light

KK