Monday, December 21, 2015

The John Muir Trail from a woman's point of view

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I've been busy in production of a book I've wanted to do for some time now. It is my mother's memoir of the family's hike on the John Muir Trail, the highest elevation, long distance trail in the continental US. My dad, mom and brother went on the hike. My brother was 13 but I was too young at the time to participate.

I'm down to the last details now and will soon publish . 

Here's the back copy:

In 1959, Hank Olesen led his small family on an adventure, or an “ex…peddience in the moun...tains” as he liked to say, with a put-on accent.
After many campouts, and several one- to three-day hikes in the Mammoth Lakes, California area, Hank decided to tackle the BIG ONE, the John Muir Trail, which today is the highest elevation portion of the later completed Pacific Crest Trail. 
Begun in 1915, by 1959 the John Muir Trail was the only established long-distance trail in the Sierra. Starting in the north at Yosemite and ending at Mt. Whitney, elev. 14,505 ft.
Hank was a Boy Scout, an Eagle Scout and in the 1950s he was a Boy Scout leader. His son Jack, 13, was a Boy Scout working on his Silver Moccasin badge and John Muir Trail badge. Margaret was a willing, if somewhat intimidated, participant. However, it was Margaret who recorded the adventure in a small notebook with a stubby pencil, and took many beautiful Kodachrome slides of the spectacular scenery. Many of which are reproduced in this book.

I will send out a newsletter announcement when the book is published and available. 

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Get a jump on your Fall Style with the Fall Style Challenge

It's been a year since I started doing the Style Challenges at GYPO and now I have a new wardrobe that is fashionable and easy to mix and match. I love it so much, I'm going to continue. I hope you'll join me and all the other great women. I encourage any woman who is feeling even a little insecure about her own style to check it out. You will get a list of pieces to pull from your closet or buy new and 21 daily out fit style sheets.

You'll be able to join a private Facebook group where all the fun happens as you make new style friends and compare your OOTD (outfit of the day). All the ladies are kind and encouraging. You'll also have access to a Pinterest board with more style ideas.

This is truly a life-enriching experience. You'll love it!

Enroll before 9/17 and save $20!

Hope to see you on the Facebook group. Christy

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

6 Reasons Women Writers Need a Personal Stylist

6 Reasons Women Writers Need a Personal Stylist

  1. If you work from home you may be guilty of spending the day in yoga pant or sweats.
  2. Dressing with style will make you feel like the professional writer you are.
  3. Writing is a solitary business and having friends who share your style interest will brighten your day.
  4. You'll never have to think up your Outfit Of The Day, let alone struggle with dressing your characters.
  5. You can go clothes shopping, get what you need without deliberation, and get back to writing.
  6. You'll be able to pack for that vacation, retreat, conference or research trip with ease.

Can't afford a Personal Stylist? You can afford a Virtual Personal Stylist!

All women deserve to have their own stylist. And if you're a stay at home writer you may need a little incentive to step out of those yoga pants or sweats and dress with style. It will make your day brighter and may even give you a push to write that elusive scene.

The Summer Challenge is open and I encourage any woman who is feeling uncertain about her style, wants to feel confident in her style and/or just loves to learn more about style and trend, to join. 

Join now while the Early Bird Registration is open 5/22 - 5/27.

I have been doing Alison Lumbatis' Style Challenges since last Fall and now I have a wardrobe I love, I'm proud of and I never have to guess what to wear in the morning.   

From Alison:

Imagine waking up every morning this summer knowing EXACTLY what you’re going to wear that day, walking into a closet full of mix and match on-trend pieces that you love. Better yet, having a summer capsule wardrobe that makes vacation packing a breeze. No more wandering around the mall not knowing what to buy. 
All the work is done for you! 
If this sounds like a dream come true, then let’s make that dream a reality.Let me help you re-discover style and feel pretty again!Each GYPO Style Challenge includes the following:• Your Summer Basics Wardrobe Shopping List• 21 Days of Daily Outfits• A Vibrant Community ExperiencePlus Bonuses
Bonus #1: Summer 2014 GYPO Style Challenge
Bonus #2: SUMMER 2015 14 Piece/10 Day Vacation Packing List
 A Sample Daily Outfit:

 Sign up today while you can take advantage of the early bird sign-up price. You'll love it, it's so much fun. You'll make lots of style friends.