Posts Tagged ‘Business’

It’s funny where life will lead us some times. At this time last year, I was really trying to get my bearings on life. I was really unsure of who I was and what I wanted. I have always felt that opportunity is always there…you just have to be ready and willing to take it. I spent six months of this year trying to rediscover who I was and what I wanted in life.

After a little over three years, it was time to leave Premier Mentoring. I will always be grateful for what they did for me and all the wonderful people who I met. I still keep in touch with a few of my clients that came into the program and really appreciate the learning that I did there.

So after a few months of running through my savings and doing a few consulting jobs, my dream opportunity presented itself…campaign manager for Liz Muniz in House District 33. It really was the situation that I had been waiting for, and wanting for several years. I was seriously involved with the Democratic Party many years ago, but left to raise my family and then never went back to it. I am so grateful for the many wonderful people I have met and have been so supportive. I plan on making the most of my new opportunity, and to help grow the Democratic Party in Utah.

I have under gone a complete makeover. New haircut, new clothes, and really a new attitude. Thank you Jennifer Imes for that and so much more. Also to Auretha Callison for help and advice.

On the really bad side, my dear friend Nan Chatwin lost her battle with cancer at the beginning of the month. She was truly my best friend. I feel lost at times without being able to talk to her. But, I am so happy that she is free of pain. She suffered so much, and as much as I miss her, I am glad that she is free. I have so many wonderful things and memories of her, so she will always have a special place in my heart.

So many people have made a positive influence on my life this year. It would take me forever to name them all. A special thanks to all at the Utah State Democratic Headquarters, you all were so kind. And also to all of those I met on the campaign trail…a big thank you.

To the Gonzales family…all of you…you are the family I haven’t had in a very long time and I will never forget how much you have done for me. You have my undying affection, respect, and loyalty.

I am very optimistic about the new year. I feel like everything that I have worked for will be mine.


I have been so lucky in my life to have a group of wonderful friends. Many of them, I have been friends with for over 30 years. These two people are like that…old high school friends, who have started their own business and really deserve the recognition.

The first is Loree Weber Shillinger…owner operator of Buckwheat Bagabond Embroidery in California. It is best to let her describe it herself…

Started in January 2009, with a valid Sellers Permit through the California State Board of
Equalization, Loree Shillinger owns and operates the company out of her residence in Hidden Valley Lake,
California. This company has the ability to custom embroider or image transfer onto shirts, hats,
uniforms, blankets, or totes. Additionally, Buckwheat Bagabond can make minor alternations to
clothing. Also offered, is a line of custom totes, aprons, purses of which I sew and embroider. Quality and
Customer Satisfaction is of the greatest importance to assure that the need of the consumer is being met or exceeded. Developing that trust and open communication with customers is vital. All craftsmanship is
100% guaranteed and any item can be replaced or exchanged in the unlikely occurrence it is defective.
Feedback is always welcome. We are all works in progress and students of life, wanting to continually
grow and learn. My goal is to make any interaction with Buckwheat Bagabond an enjoyable one.

You can contact her at:

Go to her page…like it…use it!

The next is Malissa Missy Hoy Salisbury…owner operator of Speaking Spaces in Colorado. Again in her words…

Custom made vinyl lettering and graphics for home, office, school, vehicles, kids’ rooms,

 windows & mirrors,walls, floors, appliances …just about ANY surface. Choose from our endless library of quotes and phrases or use your own creativity to enhance your environment!

Great For interior decorating, advertising, gifts, large or small applications. The ONLY limitation is your imagination. Easy to apply and easy to remove. Will not damage or affect your surface, so create as much as you like!

The link for her site is:

Again…please go to her page…like it…use it!