The Situation

Amazing Outdoor AdventureI’m just a single woman with 3 dogs, who loves the outdoors, spent most of my adult life working in it, and also crossed into other areas of business that deeply broadened my knowledge and expertise beyond the hunt-fish-camp business arena.

Needless to say I’ve been into a routine for a number of years that has provided me a decent living, an opportunity to travel beautiful south west Minnesota, and work with an amazing collection of people whom I cherish beyond being customers and colleagues. I wouldn’t trade my life for anything.  I face the challenges put forth to me each day with a can-do attitude, and give my best to everyone and in everything I do.  The downside is a little disparity between what I want to accomplish, and what I actually can. Work comes first and everything else has to fall in place after.  It’s the routine I’ve come to accept.  Until now.  Did I hear someone say it’s time for an adventure?

What If?

Bucket of Limitless PossibilitiesFirst quarter 2012 proved to be especially challenging for me. An injury I endured all fall wasn’t getting any better, resulting in Doctor visits and treatments that ended up going on for months. So did the bills.

Then my prized hunting partner–the four-legged man of the house–became very ill, almost died, and required hundreds of dollars of treatment and surgery to bring him back to prime condition.

Then one of my sweet little Lhasa girls went lame with a ruptured ACL and required surgery followed by months of recovery–and bills.  Throughout this chaos the demands of work remained constant.  The demands of my personal life remained unaddressed.  If this was any indication of what was in store for me the rest of the year…..

Then in second quarter, the epiphany came.  WHAT IF?  What if I only had 5 years left?  What if I only had a year left?  What if this is my boys last good year in the field?  It jolted me into a new perspective.  Would I have any regrets?  I realized I was at a crossroads and didn’t like what I saw.

Time for a bucket list, and a plan.  We get one pass through life and everything wonderful about it is there for us if we choose to go get it.  The possibilities are endless!

Tips and Tricks, Gear and Gadgets and Getaways Ohhh My!

Whats NewsWhen it comes to the outdoors, there are times when I have to have the latest whatsit whizmo deelie, and other times when I am not giving up until I create some nutty homemade contraption on my own.  Admittedly, sometimes, my ideas need a little massage….but there are plenty of times when I’m pure genius.  (ok maybe not exactly genius).  If it’s new to me, and I’ve tried it with great success, this is where you’ll hear about it.

In addition, this is where upcoming opportunities and adventures will be listed, news and events.  Someone once said “if you build it, they will come”.    Calling all adventurers!

Diary of a Food Baby

Killer Cookin PR Brady AdventuresThere’s food and then there’s food.

Fast food.  Not my idea of a good time.  Been there and done that. And with that routine came less energy, more pounds, and decreased health.

I’m a food baby.  I love food.  My idea of food is real home cooked food, and I love to make it.  Dad was a baker, and also big into ethnic cooking from his roots in the Ukraine.  He taught me well.  Being the creative person that I am, now I dabble with an array cooking techniques of my own, often with his wonderful influence.

People tell me I’m a good cook.  I’ve made meals for groups of 150 people.  Some of my favorite dishes are of course …come to think of it, what food isn’t a favorite? And the best twist is to be able to serve something up from the wild that I dispatched myself.

This space is reserved for fellow foodies, to enjoy a new spin on an old favorite or a new spin on what could be a new favorite!

The Outdoors Way

Words from Wild PR Brady AdventuresIf you need time in the outdoors like you need air to breathe, you know where I’m coming from.  If you don’t,  perhaps this section will help you better understand those of us who do.  Or maybe inspire you to become one of us. This space is saved to describe and express those “never enough” moments that bring me back to what matters most.

I’m Just Sayin’…

Girl Outdoors PR Brady AdventuresWhile this page is referred to as Girl Outdoors it isn’t necessarily restricted to girls only.  I don’t tend to have many traditional girl-like interests, but we ladies stick together regardless of our personal interests, because, well that’s what we do. Some of my female friends struggle to understand my passion for the outdoors, and sometimes they don’t understand my career oriented passion either.  In actuality, the same could be said of men.

I’m often asked.  “Where do you get your strength?”  At the end of the day, it all comes down to being ok with who you are, where you are, and why you are.  Having faith.  Trusting the system.  Believing.  Getting back up again, and again.  All that and a pot of coffee is usually a good start for me.

Whether it’s a home life, health, social or business setting, we can face some hard core challenges.  And how many of us were sent out into the world with an Easy button to help with those trying times?

I’m a firm believer that with knowledge comes power.  This space is reserved for the female persuasion in particular, and speaks primarily to those things we can identify with, along with gentle reminders that “you’ve got the power.”    I’m just sayin’…

Business Tidbits, Acumen and Observations

Its Just BusinessSome people are blessed with a simplified life.  I’m not really one of those people.  My background and interests are very diverse.  I’ve been engaged in many aspects of business over the years, have learned many things, shared a few ideas, made some mistakes, made some progress, made some money, and helped some folks along the way.

I bring to the table a level of business acumen that is not often seen today.  I commit, I own, I get results.  I subscribe to being a lifelong learner.  One of the things I enjoy most is helping others reach their potential—it often helps me to get closer to mine as well!  Topics that you may see on this page include things like Best Practices, The Black Box, Conflict and Resolution, Marketing Magic, Customer Service Solutions, Behavior in Business, Forward Thinking for Success Today.

Notable Quotable Week 50

 

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Steve Jobs—

Welcome to week 50 of 52 weeks of quotes meant to give you inspiration and something to think about……..please do share your thoughts in the comments on my website in this post!  The opportunities in 2019 can be endless!

 

Thank you for reading my post. What do you dream about seeing, doing, being?  Got a bucket list? A life plan?  Want to start one?  I’d love to help you get there, check out my services.  The first step to believing ‘opportunities are endless’ is sometimes not as hard if you grab some inspiration under my blog category, “Bucket of Limitless Possibilities”.  If you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. All comments are greatly appreciated.  You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  There’s a place to do that right on my website homepage.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

Notable Quotable Week 49

 

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
Pablo Picasso—

Welcome to week 49 of 52 weeks of quotes meant to give you inspiration and something to think about……..please do share your thoughts in the comments on my website in this post!  The opportunities in 2019 can be endless!

Thank you for reading my post. What do you dream about seeing, doing, being?  Got a bucket list? A life plan?  Want to start one?  I’d love to help you get there, check out my services.  The first step to believing ‘opportunities are endless’ is sometimes not as hard if you grab some inspiration under my blog category, “Bucket of Limitless Possibilities”.  If you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. All comments are greatly appreciated.  You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  There’s a place to do that right on my website homepage.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

Sweet Tater Casserole

The leaves are falling, the temperatures are falling, and it’s time to start heating up the kitchen with the earthy aromas of Minnesotan’s classic casseroles. If you’re in the mood for a Thanksgiving feel to dinner, or don’t know what to do with your Thanksgiving turkey left overs, this is sure to make your house smell amazing, and have everyone’s mouth-watering. A perfect family style autumn dish.

  • 1 lb ground turkey (or your shredded turkey leftovers)
  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 Cups uncooked wild rice
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • ½ can water
  • 2 T Butter
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 c. chopped celery
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 T Oregano
  • ½ T Thyme
  • ½ t pepper
  • ¼ t salt

Making the rice:

Wild Rice can be prepared in a rice cooker, but I usually cook mine on the stove.   I like to make more than enough rice so I can freeze some to add into soup for a later quick meal.

  1. Cook the sweet potatoes in boiling water for about 5 minutes, until they just start to soften.., then drain and set aside. (do not overcook!)
  2. Lightly brown the ground turkey, and place into a large bowl with any juice from cooking
  3. Sauté the onion and garlic in butter, add to the bowl
  4. Add spices and combine thoroughly
  5. Stir in the celery and drained potatoes
  6. Fold the rice into the mixture.
  7. Mix the soup with ½ can water, then pour into the bowl and stir well to blend.
  8. Transfer into a large, lightly oiled casserole dish
  9. Bake, covered, at 375 for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake another 15.

Serves Approximately 6 – 8 people

Thank you for reading my post. Does this recipe sound yummy?  If you try it out let me know what you think! All comments are greatly appreciated.  Check out more great recipes under my Killer Cookin’ blog category, and if you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’. There’s a place to do that right on my home page.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

JOIN ME IN YIN YOGA THIS WINTER!

JOIN ME THIS WINTER for YIN YOGA

Offered through the City of Plymouth, Community Recreation Programs

Yin Yoga Series

The practice of Yin Yoga is a slow and restorative style that involves relaxing the body right up to ones’ healthy edge, really feeling into each and every part of the body, especially any areas of pain. When we breathe in deeply while our bodies are outstretched, we are able to release tension. This process results in feeling more balanced and less restless, giving back more strength and energy than it takes away. Great for people who stand all day, are tense, inflexible, or experience anxiety. Bring a mat and your favorite blanket.

  • Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:15 pm   Starts January 7th, runs through March 2nd
  • Parkers Lake Park, 15205 County Road 6, Plymouth MN
  • Activity # 15441-01
  • Residents: $108
  • Non-Residents: $118

Please register directly through the City of Plymouth, either by calling 763-509-5200 or registering online: https://plyregister.plymouthmn.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html

  • Resident Registration: Registration begins Wednesday, December 4 at 6 a.m. online and 10 a.m. via phone/in person for Plymouth residents.
  • Non-Resident Registration: Registration for non-residents begins Wednesday, December 11 at 6 a.m. online and 10 a.m. via phone/in person.

Thank you for reading my post. I share information about all kinds of products, places, services and experiences I’ve found to be exceptionally great, or exceptionally not great under my “Whats New” blog category—along with many of my own handy little DIY ideas. And I EVEN let you know about things I’m up to, like offering programs through the City of Plymouth!  If you like what you see and want to see more, please let me know by “liking” my website. You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

JOIN ME IN RESTORATIVE YOGA THIS WINTER!

Join Me Monday Nights

for a Nurturing Restorative Yoga Series

Offered through the City of Plymouth, Community Recreation Programs

What’s so great about Restorative Yoga? The experience of facilitated conscious relaxation brings the nervous system to a parasympathetic state that helps to achieve a deeper sleep at night. Just 15-20 minutes of conscious relaxation is as beneficial as three hours of sleep. Other measurable results obtained during deep relaxation can include: lowering of blood pressure, increased “good cholesterol” levels, reductions in belly fat, digestion improvements, lowering blood sugar levels, reduction of muscle tension and general fatigue. Learn how to get into “rest and digest mode” deeply and completely in this gentle, nurturing series. Great for all experience levels. Bring a mat and your favorite blanket.

  • Mondays 7:00 – 8:15 pm   Starts January 6th, runs through March 2nd
  • Parkers Lake Park, 15205 County Road 6, Plymouth MN
  • Activity # 15440-01
  • Plymouth Residents: $108
  • Non-Residents:            $118

Please register directly through the City of Plymouth, either by calling 763-509-5200 or registering online: https://plyregister.plymouthmn.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html

Registration opens December 4th for residents, and December 11th for Non-Residents of Plymouth, 6:00 am online, and 10am in person or by phone.

Thank you for reading my post. I share information about all kinds of products, places, services and experiences I’ve found to be exceptionally great, or exceptionally not great under my “Whats New” blog category—along with many of my own handy little DIY ideas. And I EVEN let you know about things I’m up to, like offering programs through the City of Plymouth!  If you like what you see and want to see more, please let me know by “liking” my website. You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

 

 

Notable Quotable Thanksgiving Week

As we celebrate Thanksgiving tradition this week, it seems to be a good time to reflect on how our culture has evolved to impose many judgments, opinions, and polarizing views, putting us at odds, pulling us apart, whether it be from our friends, family, communities, or nations.

Are we truly okay with losing touch with each other? Held tightly to our own perspective of how we believe things should be? Casting those stones of judgment?  Drawing those lines in the sand? 

What would it look like to simply stop those mindsets, just for a little while? What if we came together in our circles, laid down our personal opinions and perspectives, just for a while, and were open to a “live and let live” space, without blame, judgment, or control?  

If that sounds like something you’d like to experience, here are some lovely mantra’s to help you get there.

Hoping you find gratitude for all that you have.  Wishing you peace and love around the table and beyond.    Happy Thanksgiving!     PR

“The only control I have is the choice of my own thoughts, words, and actions. I can choose how to react. I can choose not to react.”

“I can be right for me in this moment and simultaneously not need to impose that view on you.”

“Seeing situations from the other person’s perspective helps me step away from a right-wrong worldview, and lessens suffering.”

“This moment is the perfect moment to let go.”

“Soften and be merciful.”

“Plant compassion, get compassion.” 

“I choose to focus on my connection with you, not on what separates us.”

“What can I be grateful for right now?” 

Judith Lasater

 

Welcome to Thanksgiving week of 52 weeks of quotes meant to give you inspiration and something to think about……..please do share your thoughts in the comments on my website in this post!  The opportunities in 2019 can be endless!

 

Thank you for reading my post. What do you dream about seeing, doing, being?  Got a bucket list? A life plan?  Want to start one?  I’d love to help you get there, check out my services.  The first step to believing ‘opportunities are endless’ is sometimes not as hard if you grab some inspiration under my blog category, “Bucket of Limitless Possibilities”.  If you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. All comments are greatly appreciated.  You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  There’s a place to do that right on my website homepage.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

 

Notable Quotable Week 48

 

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.”

Colin Powell—

Welcome to week 48 of 52 weeks of quotes meant to give you inspiration and something to think about……..please do share your thoughts in the comments on my website in this post!  The opportunities in 2019 can be endless!

 

Thank you for reading my post. What do you dream about seeing, doing, being?  Got a bucket list? A life plan?  Want to start one?  I’d love to help you get there, check out my services.  The first step to believing ‘opportunities are endless’ is sometimes not as hard if you grab some inspiration under my blog category, “Bucket of Limitless Possibilities”.  If you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. All comments are greatly appreciated.  You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  There’s a place to do that right on my website homepage.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

Notable Quotable Week 47

 

“You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.”

–– Philippos—

Welcome to week 47 of 52 weeks of quotes meant to give you inspiration and something to think about……..please do share your thoughts in the comments on my website in this post!  The opportunities in 2019 can be endless!

 

Thank you for reading my post. What do you dream about seeing, doing, being?  Got a bucket list? A life plan?  Want to start one?  I’d love to help you get there, check out my services.  The first step to believing ‘opportunities are endless’ is sometimes not as hard if you grab some inspiration under my blog category, “Bucket of Limitless Possibilities”.  If you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. All comments are greatly appreciated.  You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  There’s a place to do that right on my website homepage.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

Notable Quotable Week 46

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams—

 

Welcome to week 46 of 52 weeks of quotes meant to give you inspiration and something to think about……..please do share your thoughts in the comments on my website in this post!  The opportunities in 2019 can be endless!

 

Thank you for reading my post. What do you dream about seeing, doing, being?  Got a bucket list? A life plan?  Want to start one?  I’d love to help you get there, check out my services.  The first step to believing ‘opportunities are endless’ is sometimes not as hard if you grab some inspiration under my blog category, “Bucket of Limitless Possibilities”.  If you like what you see, please let me know by “liking” my website. All comments are greatly appreciated.  You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  There’s a place to do that right on my website homepage.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!

Essentially Good Gift Making!

What could be better than giving the people you love most healthy handmade holiday gifts by you?

 

There are only a few openings left—sign up today!

The ultimate workshop to create handmade gifts that are useful, healthful and fun using doTerra essential oils! During this workshop participants can make lotions and sensuous bath goodies, jewelry and ornaments. Handmade gifts for your favorite people (and pets!). In addition, you’ll walk away with an increased understanding about the positive impact that essential oils can have on your wellbeing. Three gifts are included in the workshop. All materials are provided. Additional gifts can be made for $4 to $6 each. I look forward to seeing you!

  • Thursday November 14th                     6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                  Activity #35442-01
  • Residents $24              Non-Residents $28
  • Parkers Lake Park, 15205 County Road 6, Plymouth MN
  • Please register directly through the City of Plymouth, either by calling 763-509-5200 or registering online: https://plyregister.plymouthmn.gov/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/splash.html

 

Thank you for reading my post. I share information about all kinds of products, places, services and experiences I’ve found to be exceptionally great, or exceptionally not great under my “Whats New” blog category—along with many of my own handy little DIY ideas. And I EVEN let you know about things I’m up to, like offering programs through the City of Plymouth!  If you like what you see and want to see more, please let me know by “liking” my website. You can even join my tribe to automatically receive new postings ‘hot off the press’.  As always, please feel free to share my information with others who may find interest and value in PR Brady AdVentures!  Thanks again!