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Uplifting New Year’s Resolution for 2014

by Lindy
New Year's Quote

Uplifting New Year’s Quote

Just say NO to New Year’s Resolutions!

Here are some top resolutions that I WON’T be making:

  • Lose weight. Unnecessary. I’d like to redistribute my current weight though if possible. With a rolling pin perhaps?
  • Save money. I already save like a champ. I should spend more to do my part to stimulate the economy. Or not.
  • Cut out caffeine. I did that several months ago. Also helps with saving money. Bye Starbucks; it’s been fun!
  • Exercise more. I exercise in my sleep. Multitasking has its benefits.
  • Stop smoking. Never started. That was easy.
  • Relax. Overrated. Laundry can be zen-like.
  • Wake up earlier. Nope. Sleeping late is when I do my best dreaming.  Crucial for creative thinking.
  • Drink less alcohol. Sorry, I’m concerned with my heart health, so cutting back could be risky.
  • Be more optimistic. No, the glass remains half empty. So fill ‘er up! The world needs more realists. We are critical in pointing out the obvious so that situations can hopefully improve. Is that too optimistic?

That is a Cliff Notes version of my new year’s resolution philosophy. I prefer to set up healthy habits and goals ongoing throughout the year and veer from them at my discretion. That way I can avoid the guilt that comes when you inevitably fall off the wagon.

If anything, I might resolve to eat more vegetables this year. I say that every year and slowly but surely, my vegetable intake is steadily increasing.

I would also like to write/create more regularly. Purists would say, “you have to make your goal measurable in order to be successful”. Fine. How about publishing a new blog post once a week, a new podcast every two weeks and making something creative offline once a month?

There. That seals it. I have a 2014 New Year’s Resolution so my life won’t suck this coming year. But that’s a bit optimistic, isn’t it?


Festive Air Force Band Flash Mob

by Lindy

Someone shared this video with me the other day and I found it so beautiful and inspiring. It was a flash mob of the Air Force Band at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. on December 3rd.

As an Air Force vet, I’m proud to see all the sharply dressed airmen in their dress blues playing such powerfully beautiful Christmas music.

The Air Force band’s orchestral flash mob definitely gets you in the festive spirit!

Support the Air Force Band online:

Download a free MP3 of the Holiday Flash Mob – go to and find the center link for “Download the Flash Mob Audio file Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring/Joy to the World.” Right click and “save as” or “save target as” – then download!

http://www.facebook.com/UsafBand
http://www.facebook.com/AirmenofNote
http://www.facebook.com/SingingSergeants
http://www.facebook.com/AirForceStrings
http://www.facebook.com/USAFMaxImpact
http://www.facebook.com/CelticAire
http://twitter.com/USAFBand

Merry Christmas and Aim High!


Kreative FM Podcast Episode 3: Beware of Wild Animals

by Lindy

Listen to the latest episode of Kreative FM by clicking on the image link at the very bottom of the page.

Episode 3 Show notes:

Thank you for listening to Kreative FM! If you have any feedback, questions or ideas for future episodes, email us at kreativefm@kreativehaus.com. You can even email us an audio file or suggested media we can play on the show. Also interact with us on our social media sites: @kreativehaus / @nbhaus.

We’ll aim to have a new episode in two weeks! Topic: TBD

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– Lindy and Jonathan


Kreative FM Podcast: Episode 1

by Lindy

Kreative FM Show Notes | Episode 1 | 8/28/13

In this podcast episode of Kreative FM I talk about my procrastination (it’s been four months since I published my intro episode) – thoughts, ideas and inspiration that battle doubt, fear and the busyness of life.

I also introduce my new co-host and husband, Jonathan, who will help keep me accountable to publishing new episodes and add more entertainment and engagement to the podcast. We’re celebrating our ten year anniversary this week, so we’ve decided that after a decade of working independently on our careers and projects, that we’re going to start working more collaboratively and combining our skillsets. How romantic is that?!

We’d like to take a moment to remind anyone listening that we’re not professional radio hosts, voice over talents or broadcasters. Please bear with us as we develop our voices in this new realm.

Our main focus of this first episode is to discuss creativity and the types of media we consume regularly for inspiration. Jonathan: Pandora, Spotify, You Tube, Flipboard, Stitcher, The Onion, Netflix, Vimeo. Lindy: blogs, Twitter, SoundCloud, YouTube, Stitcher, Ted Talks, Tumblr, Instagram, iTunes U.

We play some soundbites from various media with limited success due to our wonky internet speed. The only thing that successfully played without a hitch was a vinyl record on the record player.

My favorite part of the show was when Jonathan says, “I’ll show you my spreadsheets.”

Email us with any questions and/or feedback at KreativeFM@kreativehaus.com. Also, interact with us on Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. with the usernames @KreativeHaus and @NBHaus.

Thanks for listening to Kreative FM!

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Kreative FM Podcast Launched

by Lindy

After many months of talking about having a podcast, I’ve actually published my first episode! I laid the backend framework a while back, but was waiting on inspiration to record my introduction (similar to procrastination). It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be and I’ve decided not to be so critical of my robotic voice. Hopefully over time with practice, I’ll improve.

To learn more about my new Kreative FM podcast, visit my podcast page and be sure to listen to my intro episode. I hope that it doesn’t take months to record and publish episode two, three, four and beyond, so be sure to subscribe to it with the RSS feed.


No Hood Rat Left Behind! (Or Dehydrated)

by Lindy

Our fun neighbor friends, self-proclaimed ‘hood rats’, decided to do the Gladiator Rock ‘n Run last Saturday; all because of a too-good-to-be-true Groupon deal that we couldn’t possibly pass up.

I was a little nervous to run the 6k + obstacle course and mud run, but we ended up kicking ass and taking names! And we looked good doing it! (Well, not really, but kind of.) We all finished strong and only bypassed one obstacle – walking over staggered, upright 2x4s (due to being ‘vertically-challenged’.) Plus, we told each other, the line was too long anyway, and we didn’t want to delay our times any more than we had to.  My results: 1:27:40.9 | 23:31 | overall 1333 | females 526 | age division 103. It may not seem impressive, but I amazed myself! I was even able to climb to the top of the rope and ring the bell – which some Army Rangers can’t even do (unverified).

We have so many excellent photos from race day, not to mention crazy-funny memories, but I’ll share just a few here. For the ‘cherry on the sundae’, here is an awesome video I posted on YouTube showing how I trained for the Gladiator Rock ‘n Run – with the magic of PRANCERCISE!

Warming Up for the Gladiator Rock 'n Run

Warming Up for the Gladiator Rock ‘n Run

Neon Gladiators

Neon Gladiators

Hood Rats United

Hood Rats United

Pre-Race Confidence

Pre-Race Confidence

Starting Line

Starting Line

Super Hood Rat - Able to Leap Cargo Net in a Single Bound

Super Hood Rat – Able to Leap Cargo Nets in a Single Bound

Flashbacks from the Air Force

Flashbacks from the Air Force

My cape is soiled!

My cape is soiled!

Slippery Wall of Doom

Slippery Wall of Doom

How NOT to Climb the Slippery Wall of Doom

Hood Rat Cynthia Showing How NOT to Climb the Slippery Wall of Doom

Hood Rats United Leaping Over Flames

Hood Rats United Leaping Over Flames

No Hood Rat Left Behind!

No Hood Rat Left Behind!

The Hood Rat Chicks

The Hood Rat Chicks

Post-Race Shower Courtesy of Dr. Bronner's Magic Foam Experience

Post-Race Shower Courtesy of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Foam Experience

No Hood Rat Left Dehydrated!

No Hood Rat Left Dehydrated!

Hydrating at Wahoo's Da Bar, Irvine Spectrum

Hydrating at Wahoo’s Da Bar, Irvine Spectrum

We’re definitely going to do this race again in 2014! But this time I’ll train a bit harder. See you there?


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