Posts by LulaLucy

Being Intentional With Your Dream

Are you in control of your dream on a daily basis?

Embarking on the journey towards your dream means that you must also add discipline. When you first start off on your journey you experience star struck wonder. You are in a land like no other totally fascinated with all of the amazing possibilities.

You can still have all of these things, but in order to grow, self-discipline is a must.

I’d like to share some tips that will help you stay focused with intention while going after your dream.

Do you need self-discipline?

When you are going after your dream you must get serious and really have a plan of action. If you are not strategic about this then things get lost along the way. Those things could be inspiration and motivation.

The most helpful thing that you can get is a planner. A hard copy always works best. Don’t forget the cool apps that you can use on your phone. is a great choice to help keep you on track. The sticky notes on your tablet or laptop are helpful too.

Do you have some favorite apps that are tech savvy for you?

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Dreamers in Motion with Linda Mendible

With my Dreamers in Motion column I interview some amazing people who are pursuing their passion. I hope to keep you all inspired with the people who I’m putting under the spotlight.

I think everyone deserves their moment to shine.

Q. Who is Linda Mendible?

Wow, what a question. Currently? A wife, mom & small biz owner/blogger, but most importantly a Christian.

Q. When did you know that you wanted to pursue your dream?

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Musical Talent at Sola Coffee Cafe

Ever work at a job where you enjoyed doing what you love?

When you are a singer/songwriter and you work at the best coffee café ever it happens. Recently, I had the pleasure of going to Sola Coffee Café in Raleigh, NC. This is my go to place whether it is day or night. It’s all about the ambiance and the people who make it that way.

Being an employee there must have its perks. Having the opportunity to work for an amazing company is a win. It’s what you do. Then playing a gig at your job is a bonus.

Take a young musician named Colin Leonard. He attended college in Texas before moving to North Carolina. Now that is what you call a Creative with determination.

Sola Coffee Café is a place that I discovered over the summer. Funny because it was about the time that I was starting to pursue my dream. That being continuing with my writing that I’ve been doing for so many years. Read More

Be Happier When You Stop Being The Yes Girl

Ever felt like you can’t ever catch up?

You know the times when you are running non-stop with that to do list. It is so easy to feel as if you are being pulled in so many directions.

Ever been on a merry-go-round?


That is the feeling that I’m talking about. When you are looking for that perfect moment to try to jump off, but are unsure. Well life is kind of like that.

Have you ever felt like you were ready to jump off of it?

There are so many things in our daily lives that require our undivided attention. Whether that is our 9-5 job, our children or any other demands that we call life. All things that are important at any given time.

What do you do about it when it becomes overwhelming?

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3 Tips For Creating Special Moments This Thanksgiving


There is something about preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday. At our house, we have always tried to have the same holiday dishes. Especially the ones that my mother-in-law used to make. Those are the dishes that you can’t help but to make because they always remind you of the times that you celebrated in the past.

Do you make a special recipe on Thanksgiving?

As tiring as it may seem to prep all the food it is worth doing. It’s more about the experience. You get to create special moments together with your spouse, significant other, family or friends. From thawing the turkey to making all your side dishes.

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Dreamers in Motion Series with Ivy Knight

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With my Dreamers in Motion column I interview some amazing people who are pursuing their passion. I hope to keep you all inspired with the people who I’m putting under the spotlight.

I think everyone deserves their moment to shine.

What if you found out that you were stronger than what you thought?

By stronger I mean physically and mentally. Ivy Knight found that out when she decided to get into powerlifting two and a half years ago. Check out her site and see what she is doing for a community of women:

What she has accomplished up until now I have found very inspiring. I came across her story on social media and wanted to share her perspective along with her mission.

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Bouncing Back from Bell’s Palsy

Have you ever taken your smile for granted?

It seems like something so minor. I can tell you that I have, but it was never intentional. I was always proud of the dimple that I had on the left side near my mouth.

Dimples have a way of adding character to your smile. They serve as that conversation piece especially when you are little. Adults eat it up like their favorite ice cream.

What do you do when you find out you can’t smile the way that you used to?

Let me share my story with you. For me to do that I must take you back, way back to February of 2000. I was close to my final month of pregnancy with my second son. I remember craving a pickle.

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Dreamers in Motion Series with Paiton Gunderman


With my Dreamers in Motion series I wanted to interview some amazing people who are pursuing their passion. I hope to keep you all inspired with my posts, but also with the people who I’m putting under the spotlight.

I think everyone deserves their moment to shine.

Dreaming all starts with what you imagine as a child. Which brings me to a very special young lady Paiton Gunderman.

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When you know you’re in your element

Ever make a trip to your hometown to see how it’s changed?

That’s the beauty of taking a spontaneous trip for the fun of it. However, I have a confession to make. I go to my hometown to catch up with friends and to see family.

I went back to my hometown in Ohio and was happy to see some updated changes. I used to go to a coffee café called Davinci’s. Now it has changed ownership and is called Down Thyme Café.

No matter what coffee café that you go to always ask what the current most favorite drink is. In my case the ever so popular Pumpkin Spice Latte had made its debut.

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5 Tips for Chasing Your Dream

Do you know what I’ve been waiting for?

The official launch of! I’ve been a writer for many years and my journey started in Ohio writing for our local newspaper. You see I was part of a community of freelance writers and literally wrote for free for a few years. What I have truly loved is that writing from the heart has always been my main focus. The rest of the opportunities have come full circle because of it. I look back to the early years and realize that I have been blessed in so many ways. It started as a community project and I ended up landing a writing gig with my own column.

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