donna foerster: Throwback Thursdays: Variety Shows - 10/30/14 10:14 AM
Throwback Thursdays: Variety Shows
 
I miss the varity shows that were so popular when I was growing up. The Carol Burnett show always made me laugh. Loved Carol, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman and Lyle Waggoner. The show started in 1967 and lasted for 12 seasons. The skits with Mr. Tudball and Mrs. Wiggins (Tim and Carol) made me laugh out loud!
Sonny and Cher also had a fun variety show, with regular skits. I loved the outrageous costumes that Cher would wear.
I'm not sure variety shows will ever make a comeback. Folks seem to prefer reality television … (20 comments)

donna foerster: Do It Or Don't Do It, Don't Poo Poo It! - 10/28/14 02:54 PM
Do It Or Don't Do It, Don't Poo Poo It!
 
I'm going to host an ActiveRain contest in November. I've made no secret about it. I want bloggers to participate and more than that, I want them to be successful. It's definitely a challenge and it's going to require some commitment, consistency and work. Good old fashion work. Can you handle it?
This ActiveRain contest is the every-popular 30 posts in 30 days, lovingly referred to as a 30/30. Why would anyone want to do that, you might ask?! Here's a few reasons:
~Enhance my online presence
~Share my Real Estate … (13 comments)

donna foerster: Groups to Join: What About WEDNESDAY? - 10/22/14 09:55 AM
Groups to Join: What About WEDNESDAY?
 
To help out bloggers that are looking for topics to write about, or ideas to inspire their wrtiting, I have been sharing some suggestions for ActiveRain groups to join. Groups are a place where you can meet other Rainers and you can publish your post to be read by the group, or folks who might be searching the group for posts to read. Make sense?
Anyhoo, I'm sharing groups that will stimulate writing. The most popular group on Wednesday is Wordless Wednesday. It's not a bad group. The reason I'm not going to feature … (9 comments)

donna foerster: Groups to Join: Tuesday's Treasures - 10/20/14 03:30 PM
Groups to Join: Tuesday's Treasures
 
In November, I'll be hosting a major blogging challenge. I say it's major because it will require writing 30 ORIGINAL posts, every day for 30 days! That's a lot of blogging, particularly if you aren't doing it now. In an effort to help folks with ideas and topics, I thought I'd share some of the fun groups I've found in the Rain.

Today I'm featuring Tuesday's Treasures.
Click on the link above to join the group!
 
The posts in this group include photos, stories, videos, quotes and other media to share special celebrations, vacations, moments and … (11 comments)

donna foerster: Groups to Join: Serendipity Sundays - 10/18/14 10:58 AM
Groups to Join: Serendipity Sundays
 
In November, I'll be hosting a major blogging challenge. I say it's major because it will require writing 30 ORIGINAL posts, every day for 30 days! That's a lot of blogging, particularly if you aren't doing it now. In an effort to help folks with ideas and topics, I thought I'd share some of the fun groups I've found in the Rain.

Today I'm featuring Serendipity Sundays!
Click on the link above to join the group!
 
This group is moderated by Debbie Reynolds and started in August of this year! The posts in this group … (10 comments)

donna foerster: Groups to Join: Small Business Spotlight - 10/17/14 05:20 PM
Groups to Join: Small Business Spotlight
 
In November, I'll be hosting a major blogging challenge. I say it's major because it will require writing 30 ORIGINAL posts, every day for 30 days! That's a lot of blogging, particularly if you aren't doing it now. In an effort to help folks with ideas and topics, I thought I'd share some of the fun groups I've found in the Rain.

Today I'm featuring Small Business Spotlight!
Click on the link above to join the group!
 
This group was inspired by Small Business Saturday. A day in communities nation-wide that promotes local small businesses.
(12 comments)

donna foerster: Groups to Join: Friday Funnies - 10/17/14 08:34 AM
Groups to Join: Friday Funnies
 
In November, I'll be hosting a major blogging challenge. I say it's major because it will require writing 30 ORIGINAL posts, every day for 30 days! That's a lot of blogging, particularly if you aren't doing it now. In an effort to help folks with ideas and topics, I thought I'd share some of the fun groups I've found in the Rain.

Today I'm featuring Friday Funnies!
Click on the link above to join the group!
 
The posts in this group revolve around something funny. It can be a joke, a video, maybe a photo. … (18 comments)

donna foerster: Groups to Join: Motivational Monday - 10/16/14 03:41 PM
Groups to Join: Motivational Monday
 
In November, I'll be hosting a major blogging challenge. I say it's major because it will require writing 30 ORIGINAL posts, every day for 30 days! That's a lot of blogging, particularly if you aren't doing it now. In an effort to help folks with ideas and topics, I thought I'd share some of the fun groups I've found in the Rain.

Today I'm featuring Motivational Monday!
Click on the link above to join the group!
 
Have POSITIVE message to share? This group is all about getting our week off to a strong, positive, high-energy start! … (13 comments)

donna foerster: Groups to Join: Throwback Thursdays - 10/16/14 03:15 PM
Groups to Join: Throwback Thursdays
 
In November, I'll be hosting a major blogging challenge. I say it's major because it will require writing 30 ORIGINAL posts, every day for 30 days! That's a lot of blogging, particularly if you aren't doing it now. In an effort to help folks with ideas and topics, I thought I'd share some of the fun groups I've found in the Rain.
Today I'm featuring Throwback Thursdays.
Click on the link above to join the group!
The posts in this group generally revolve around a photo from way back when and a story to go … (16 comments)

donna foerster: 30 Posts in 30 Days? What? - 10/13/14 02:30 PM
30 Posts in 30 Days? What?
 
What is a 30 in 30 ActiveRain challenge? It's fairly simple. First ingredient? A month with 30 days. Nobvember will fit that criteria. Bam! Second ingredient? Pretty easy. A blog post for EACH day in the month! That's right. ONE post for each day. Not 3 posts for 1 day, then 2 days off. The idea is build a DAILY blogging habit.
What are your blogging goals? Are you doing it to attract new business? If that's your goal, then this contest is for you! I'm giving you PLENTY of warning. The best way … (58 comments)

donna foerster: Ready. Set. Blog! - 10/13/14 01:33 PM
Ready. Set. Blog!
 
What do you mean you're not ready? Does 30 days worth of posts seem overwhelming? Maybe I can help. Here are a few ideas for potential posts. Sorry, most of these are for Real Estate agents because that's what I know. I encourage other professionals to share a list of suggestions for their specialty! (I just gave you an idea for at least ONE post! Tee hee!)
 
The 30 posts in 30 days ActiveRain challenge will start officially on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Contest rules will be announced on Friday, October 31st.
 
Did you miss … (11 comments)

donna foerster: Autumn is a Mosaic - 10/06/14 08:42 PM
Autumn is a Mosaic
 
I came across this quote today and it created such wonderful imagery in my mind, I felt compelled to share it. Autumn is a beautiful time of year filled with color. For me it's a opportunity to unwind from the busyness of Summer and a time to prepare for the quiet and calm of Winter (except for the holiday hustle and bustle).
I believe that each season carries a special gift. For me, Autumn is a season of reflection. Where am I? Is this a good, happy place? Can I make changes? Should I make changes? I … (4 comments)

donna foerster: Do You Need A Daily Blogging Challenge - 10/06/14 11:01 AM
Do You Need A Daily Blogging Challenge
 
I believe it's safe to say that many of us are at different blogging stages.
Some of us are going gangbusters. We've got a daily habit going, perhaps posting several times a day AND the phone is ringing with new business.
Then there's the group in the middle that gets a bit of blogging done when they can. (That's the group I'm in.) We do our best to shares stories of success, motivate each other and write for consumers, but we'd like to do be doing more.
At the other end of the spectrum … (54 comments)

donna foerster: Things to do in Parker :Trek or Treat Off The Street 2014 - 10/06/14 09:07 AM
Things to do in Parker :Trek or Treat Off The Street 2014
 

 
We have had a mild start to Fall weather, however that can change in an instant! We could have a beautiful warm Autumn day, or it could snow!
Trek or Treat Off the Street at the Wildlife Experience provides a safe, fun, INDOOR family friendly Halloween event for kiddos of ALL ages!
 
 
 
 
 
 
What: Trick or Treat OFF the Street 2014
When: Saturday, October 25, 9am-5pm
Where: Wildlife Experience
Cost: Included in price of museum admission for non-members. (See general admission prices below.) Members … (6 comments)

donna foerster: Things to do in Parker: Trick or Treat on Mainstreet 2014 - 10/06/14 09:04 AM
Things to do in Parker: Trick or Treat on Mainstreet 2014
 
 
Collect your ghouls and goblins and head to Mainstreet in Old Town Parker! Collect candy and treats, play games, enjoy a ride in a horse drawn wagon, inflatables for your bouncing pleasure (sorry, kiddos only), visit with costumed characters and be thrilled by live entertainment every half hour starting at 4:30pm. Most of all, experience a fun, safe and family friendly holiday event and meet some local businesses!

 
When: Friday, October 31, 2014 from 3:30-7:30pm
Where: Mainstreet in Old Town Parker (the street will be closed at … (3 comments)

donna foerster: It's Monday! Meet 3 New Rainers #5 - 10/05/14 02:08 PM
It's Monday! Meet 3 New Rainers #5
 
ActiveRain is a wonderful virtual office for Real Estate professionals. It provides each of us with a safe place to share, learn, and grow in our business AND in our lives. We have new members joining our "office" all the time and it's important that we make them feel welcome.
This post is my way of connecting new members with folks that have been here a while, and other new members. Let's get to know each other!
An introduction is a warm invitation to meet someone new, or try something new. Please take a moment to … (11 comments)

donna foerster: It's Monday! Meet 3 New Rainers #4 - 10/05/14 01:44 PM
It's Monday! Meet 3 New Rainers #4
 
The 3 ladies I chose to feature this week are all RE professionals, not RE agents or brokers. Each one has written 2 posts in the Rain. They are knowledgeable in their respective fields and recognize the value of sharing their knowledge with others. Isn't that what ActiveRain is all about?
An introduction is a warm invitation to meet someone new, or try something new. Please take a moment to visit these ActiveRain members, stop by their blog and leave a comment on their post. Welcome them to our community!
 

 
Lori … (9 comments)

donna foerster: My Name is Donna and I'm a Foodie! - 09/25/14 09:37 PM
My Name is Donna and I'm a Foodie!
 
I'm not sure how or when it happened. I just know that I'm ready to acknowledge it! I like to watch the cooking shows and I subscribe to Food Network magazine. I'm not really much of cook, but I'm hoping to change that. 
Rich and I volunteer at least once a month at our local Senior's Center. We serve lunch and then stay to eat, and then clean up. Last week after lunch, I decided to talk to the chef. "What time do I need to be here if I want to … (9 comments)

donna foerster: Best Practice: Just 3 Daily Priorities - 09/22/14 07:35 PM
Just 3 Daily Priorities
Do you want to be successful? I do!
 
I do my best to set myself up for success every day. I set 3 priorities, 2 that are managable and 1 that might be a challenge. If I do 2, I feel good. If I do all 3, I feel great. If I can get even more done, I'm dynamic. Every day, I'm successful!
Some days my priorities might be simple. 
1. Attend scheduled meetings
2. Write AR blog post for contest entry
3. Schedule training for MLS
Some days I'll have a mix of business and personal.
1. … (10 comments)

donna foerster: Serendipity Sunday: Road Trip to Sante Fe - 09/22/14 06:52 PM
Serendipity Sunday: Road Trip to Sante Fe
 
Last Sunday, after a great breakfast with our husbands, my friend and I piled our luggage and snacks in to her Toyota Rav4 and began our 6 1/2 hour drive to Santa Fe, New Mexico. HA HA! I laugh because it took us much longer than 6 1/2 hours, but we didn't care. We weren't on a schedule.
 
We took the scenic route and stopped along the way for photo opportunities, rest stops, snacks and meal and a little bit of shopping. We stayed in Sante Fe for 2 nights and drove … (5 comments)

 

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