Friday, July 20, 2012


I've been wishing my husband  Happy Birthday all day, however, whatever I say could never compare to this inspirational birthday greeting posted by his daughter the Classy Career Girl.   I will share it with you now: 

Posted: 20 Jul 2012 08:08 AM PDT
In honor of my dad’s birthday today (Happy birthday dad!), I wanted to share with you one simple personal marketing and branding tip that I have learned from my father. My dad is quiet and introverted (just like me) so people that only know this about him would never think that he would want to be on television someday. Well this is my dad on television. Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street Week show in September 1979.

How did he get himself on television. He called up the show’s producers, told him how much he rocked and why Louis Rukeyser should interview him on his show. They said OK and he was on his way to be interviewed.
My dad is really smart and he has this amazing stock trading system that you can learn more about on his blog, If you use his system and improve your rate of return, he suggests you donate 25% of your improved profits to the charity of your choice. I tried to give my dad some tips about growing a blog and how it takes time and you have to do a lot of commenting and interacting with other bloggers, etc. I asked him how he was going to grow his blog. He said that he is just going to call up NBC or CNN and get interviewed and that is what I should be doing with my blog too. My dad has already envisioned himself and me being interviewed on a national television show. My dad has taught me to think bigger. Although I am comfortable where I am at, there is no stopping what I can do in the future and if I can envision myself being interviewed on the Today Show, it is a lot more likely to happen someday.
As you probably already know, this is Warren Buffett. My dad has sent him letters and called to speak with him personally about his stock system. At this point, he has a great relationship with Warren’s receptionist but I am confident that someday he will be talking directly to the man himself.
My dad has taught me to start at the top. Think of your biggest goal or dream, work your butt off and go for it. Thanks dad for teaching me to dream big.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


My recent trip to  Paris included morning visits to the famous Marche D/Aligre Market. - located behind the Bastille between the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine and the Rue de Charenton.  It is a great place because it is lively, colorful and surrounded by interesting shops and restaurants. Of course, it was full of a variety of items including old books and odd items , food stalls, however,  most of my shared photos are of the Vintage Styles that I find so entertaining.   (Now that the Vintage traveler is back home she plans to seek out some Vintage styles in Minnesota - wish her luck.)