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One day in March 2009, Stephanie King-Myers – the daughter of a French artist who had been painting her entire life – was entertaining a friend who admitted that she was envious of the artistic talents of King-Myers and her husband, Nick, who had attended art school.
The couple convinced their friend that she could paint with the right inspiration, too, as they pulled out a blank canvas and a bottle of wine. After helping her friend successfully create her first masterpiece, a business idea was born for King-Myers, who along with her husband, had been laid off from their jobs a couple of weeks earlier.
Taking advantage of her entrepreneurial spirit, King-Myers’ idea blossomed into a thriving and exciting mobile business throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods. In 2010, the success and potential of the business caught the attention of franchise executive Nancy Bigley, who has more than 18 years of franchise operations experience with such brands as Baskin-Robbins, Mr. Electric and American Leak Detection.
Bigley joined the Bottle & Bottega team as co-owner and CEO in 2011, joining with King-Myers to establish a proven business model for franchise growth. A franchising program was launched in November 2011, with the first franchise sold the following month.
We are meeting with Nancy Bigley, the CEO of Bottle and Bottega
TONIGHT at 10 pm! We welcome the Patriarch of the RiBN, Mark Radulich to the show! It is Avengers week here on the RiBN and we are going to talk a story involving one of Iron Man's fiercest yet, oh so subtle foes. "Demon In A Bottle" shows us that there are plenty of heroes whose toughest villain can sometimes be themselves.
I get to tell you how my weekend went. Yeah, it may have been a little crazy and surprising. At least it wasn't boring, right? I also talk about looking over my show's history. What a change!
Don't forget. It's Dancing Monday! It's still the random stuff, but don't be afraid to join. Grab your bottle and move those feet. We are partying today! Whoa!
Don’t you love getting the 3:00 am phone call from an old sweetheart, who’s on the second bottle of wine and wants to take a walk down memory lane?
How about kids that are allowed to run all over restaurants and act out? How about the parents that run all over the restaurants, and act out?
Know someone who is always 30 minutes late to your events? That is, if they show at all?
How about the Spouse of a close friend that make a pass at YOU … and then you just happen to see him cozied up with another friend, somewhere? (Talk about a two-timer!)
And then there is the neighbor who decides to mow the lawn, or do a little tree trimming at 7:00 pm Sunday night, just as you have fired up the grill and are ready for a nice Sunday dinner on the Patio?
And … the people in Facebook! Just wait until you hear what makes us scream about some of the people in Facebook!
Debbie Barth, Lynn Bensy, and Linda J Alexander are talking about what makes them want to Screaaaaaam … and they want to know what makes YOU want to scream? Oh yeah .... there will be politics!
Call in at 323-792-3071 and let us know what makes YOU want to scream. You family and friends may not listen to you, but we will! Well … probably we will … so ..
Welcome to Show Time, Radio Time once more! As we party on to a capella Christian music, I explain more of what I was raised with. Not to mention all that crazy stuff we're so used to seeing these days. Well, that I know of at least. I'm not one who stays updated with the "real world."
Remember to keep those feet moving and a water bottle handy. I don't want you getting dehydrated now. We should be grooving to the music!
Penumbria asks: What kind of process do you go through when writing in a new fandom? How do you pick it? What kind of canon research do you do? I know you just started writing Hobbit this year. How do you make that decision? At what point do you usually decide how much of canon you are ignoring and what you want to change, major and minor?
Time in a Bottle by Astolat
Freedom is Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Lose by synecdochic
Imperfections by Dasha
Carving by Sunryder
Flowers for Yavanna by Soaba
As I play more music, possibly the same stuff, I discuss plenty of things. Especially old baggage I don't normally talk about. Whoa, wait. Am I really going that low? What's happening? Am I becoming human?
A reminder that it is, of course, Dancing Monday. Yay! Be sure to have a water bottle handy. I don't want you dehydrated. It is time to boogie oogie! Are you ready to dance your feet off? Join the party with me!
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There are things around everyone's home that usually just get tossed in the trash without thinking. But if you're on a tight budget, you may want to rethink, reuse, repurpose and recycle those items that would easily go into the garbage into items you would have spent hard earned money to replace.
Here are the items:
Plastic Produce Bags
Mesh Produce Bags
Empty Tin Cans
Desecant or Silica Packets
Plastic Newspaper Sleeve
Any Bottle with an Eyedropper
Used Dryer Sheets
I always keep all of these items and more to use in multple ways. It keeps me from spending money on other disposable items.
You'll have to listen to the show to hear how I use these!
Have fun and enJOY the journey!
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Doctor Prepper™ interviews a new author in the preparedness non-fiction genre, Cal Wilson.
Cal is a Christian, a patriot, a gun-owner, and a prepper. He is also a practicing attorney and has been involved in law enforcement for more than 20 years. He lives in an undisclosed location west of the Mississippi River with his wife and various family members.
Wilson’s first book is entitled Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping, which has been a very successful seller inpaperback and in Kindle formats. The complete title is: Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping: Cheap Stuff You Can Stockpile Now That Will Be Extremely Valuable When SHTF.
Dirt Cheap… assumes the average family will not be able to stockpile everything needed for enduring a worst-case scenario. Rather, it suggests increasing the amounts of certain items for barter for other needed items when the need arises.
Prepping needn't be expensive. By knowing some of the tricks of the prepping “trade,” you can save lots of money by just being aware of some of these tips:
Dryer lint––makes an easy fire starter component so you can cook, purify water, or take a bath
Salt––one of the most common kitchen products, but is worth its weight in gold in making food tasty and preserving meats when there is no refrigeration
Bottled water––essential for short-term disasters when there is no tap water
Used milk containers––use for non-potable water storage, such as flushing toilets or watering plants
Used bottle drink containers––use for potable water storage, or for storing dried foods
Addiction items––what items (tobacco, liquor, etc.) to store for barter in case of a longer-term disaster
Grab a bottle of your favorite booze and crank up the volume because Jay, Matt, and everyone at IWS Radio are celebrating five years on the BlogTalkRadio network. After five years, 300+ episodes, and nearly 1.8 million listens since the painful C-section birth of IWS Radio, it's time for a podcast party of comedic proportions.
Jay, Matt, and the rest of the IWS Radio team reflect on the best and worst of season five, while dignitaries such as Bill Clinton, John McCain, Donald Trump, Keith Olbermann, and many others chime in about the less than profound effect IWS Radio has had on their lives.
So join Jay, Matt, Bobby Kraft, Guy Ahnyurdyck, Rev. Moneymaker, Jamie MapleLeaf, Schmoop, Slyder Balzcock and the rest of the gang along with your phone calls at 661.244.9852, as IWS Radio presents: Saying Goodbye To Season Five.
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This message will be talking about the Seeds that we plant and how they grow or blow away. Being obedient to sowing like God says to sow. This is the reason some are not Blessed, Some are waiting on a Ship to come in and all they sent was a message in a bottle.
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