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Tiny House Living, Guests Coming, Roll Out Guest Bed Plans

Roll Out Guest Bed Plans– Free in Link

Andrew Odom over at Tiny Revolution being a creative soul,videod his new roll out guest bed.

With the help of Malissa Tack a fellow tiny houser and 3D grpahics Designer they together produced some great plans. I would love to have these design folks as my close friends and neighbors.
When you see this video, you will surely want to make one to have, TINY House or not!

Using simple ‘hardware store’ materials, Andrew built a dual wooden accordion mechanism which opens up to become the bed platform and then the other one opens to be the bed support. Instead of a Murphy Bed, this is a simple way of knowing you are set up for guests and have a decorative piece of built in furnishing.

Watch the video and then you go to Drew’s website http://tinyrevolution.us/ where you can download the plans for free!

Fold out bed

I am Committed to Helping Others Find Solutions and Support. How About You?

Children Swimmers Made Safer by Dad’s Invention, WAHOO Swim Monitoring System

The Wilton YMCA summer camp in Wilton, Conn.,
offers kids a classic summertime experience.
Hundreds of children make use of the camps’ amenities,
including its natural pond swimming hole.

Everyone is required to wear a headband,
containing technology that alerts lifeguards
when a child’s head is underwater too long.

This Headband makes this Swimming facility the safest in the nation.

The first WAHOO Swim Monitoring System
was installed in Wilton YMCA in the
United States.

To keep its swimmers safe, the
Wilton YMCA employs a legion of lifeguards,
its main line of defense.

Keeping inexperienced swimmers safe is a never-ending issue.

A Swimming bike helmet.
Here is how it works.

Swimmers wear a headband around their head,
which Wahooo co-founder Dave Cutler refers to as the
“bike helmet for swimming.” The “Swimbands“ have two
sensors on each side, with a microprocessor computer
in the middle. When both sides of the head are submerged,
the microprocessor times it. If the Swimband is submerged
for a dangerous period of time, it transmits a signal to
listening devices that are around the entire swimming environment.
When the Swimband is submerged for 20 seconds,
the alert towers will flash yellow.
After 30 seconds, the system will flash red.

If a swimmer stays under too long,
your Swimband sends a signal.
The swim monitoring units flash to
let the lifeguards know.

“One of the biggest challenges we have
in camp is in the dark water.
It’s difficult to see to the bottom,
so this is just another aid for the lifeguards
who may not notice somebody at the
bottom of the water,” says Britton.


In 2006, tragedy struck a
Connecticut swimming hole. A 9-year old
boy nearly drowned and was permanently injured.
Cutler and his partners believe their
swim monitoring technology can prevent
tragedies like this in the future.

A pool … without lifeguards?

Not quite yet.
The Wahooo Swim Monitoring
system is meant to be used as a fail-safe,
not a replacement for human lifeguards.

Government statistics point to about
10 unintentional drownings every day
in United States.
Swim Monitoring could help in keeping
swimmers safe and families together.

World’s Marijuana Friendly Countries, Cheech & Chong

Top Ten Pot Weed Movies. Cheech & Chong minute 5:05

Uruguay is set to make the country
the first in the world to create a
state-run marijuana industry — fixing
the price at a point low enough to
squeeze the black market and allowing
the government to control cultivation
and distribution. This Landmark legislation
bill has the backing of President José Mujica,
who has dismissed charges that legalizing
marijuana could lead people to try harder drugs.

“It’s actually the opposite,” he told CNN.
“People seek crack and other more dangerous
poisons when they have no access to marijuana.”
Whether the government becomes a major dealer
may depend on the price and quality of the weed,
which people would be allowed to grow for themselves.

Uruguay is the first country to announce plans to
nationalize the pot business, but there are plenty
of other places where you can smoke freely.
Marijuana is not classified as a drug in North Korea,
soldiers and manual laborers smoke it as a
popular way to wind down after a long day.
Possessing small amounts for personal use
has been decriminalized in many European
and South American countries, and the
policies have been shown to have little
impact on drug use. After Portugal eliminated
criminal penalties for drug users in 2001,
shifting resources from law enforcement to
drug prevention and rehabilitation programs,
a number of metrics (see infographic for details)
pointed to the experiment’s success.
On a Humorous note, minute 5:04 is where
Cheech and Chong were THE breakout
movie duo to highlight Pot.


Live Long and Prosper! Yoga and Star Trek… what do they have in common?

Another Way of Living.
When you do what you love the $ will follow.
And Tao sure lives up to that and vibrantly.
Today I feel inspired by so many things.
The weather-is good.
Exercising- endorphins galore!
Just a little bit of hope that we don’t have to decline
as our bodies age.
Exercise, good foods, balance, fun, laughter, giving to
others, persistence, perseverence, and always learning
are just a few things that keep you young.
I have to start yoga soon-
Tao gives me inspiration!

Perhaps yoga is the secret to a happy old-age?

Even after a total hip replacement in the early 2000s,
Tao Porchon-Lynch continues to teach students yoga
at 5am everyday.

The energetic 93-year-old, from Westchester,
who has been practicing yoga for over 70 years
also does the waltz, jitterbug, samba and
cha cha cha in her spare time.

‘I also like to do foxtrot – all the crazy ones,’
she laughs, describing dancing the tango as
being like drinking champagne.

After practicing yoga in her youth in India
the former model and actress moved to the
US when she was in her early 30s.

After a career in Hollywood movies and on
television Porchon-Lynch began working
with UniTel in the 1960s, establishing
TV stations in India.

She has since been teaching yoga to
students in India, France, and the USA
for more than 45 years including
certifying 400 other teachers.

‘I do yoga before I go to bed and I do
yoga with my students when I get up
in the morning,’ she said.

Tao in India
‘I’m up every morning at 5 o’clock and I usually go to bed around midnight.’
ts just a matter of putting your mind on it.’

The yogi also leads trips to India, where she estimates she has been at least 25 times.

‘There’s so much to learn and I just feel I don’t have enough time to learn everything,’ the inspirational Porchon-Lynch says.

‘The greatest thrill that you can really have is to see someone who says I cant do it and show them they can.’

Porchon-Lynch has just published her first book, Reflections: The Yogic Journey Of Life.

Following a total hip replacement when she was 84 years old, doctors said her flexibility would never be the same.

Proving them wrong, she has since taken up ballroom dancing.

‘I’m very stubborn about it. When people say it cant be done, I have to do it.’
Tao Porchon-Lynch
Karen Ellis

The Season 1 premier is coming Tuesday of the reality show we filmed in Thailand.
#Project AWOL.
Another Way of Living

PS> OH YEA.. YOGA and Star Trek, what do they have in common? both have been around forever and keep us young!

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2091191/Tao-Porchon-Lynch-93-year-old-yoga-teacher-whos-flexible-students.html#ixzz2aq87CNjU

HAPPY FRIDAY folks! Blurred Lines Robin Thicke Joins with Jimmy Fallon for Remake- FAMILY FRIENDLY

Blurred Lines  Robin Thicke joins with Jimmy Fallon and his house band Roots
to make a Family Friendly version of the hit song.

If you’re wondering how this ensemble handles the tune’s
infamously un-kid-friendly line — you know
what I’m talking about; “you’re the hottest (bleep) in the place” —I won’t spoil the surprise.
I’ll just assure you it’s funny and comedy gold, so make sure to watch for it.

Fallon is using kid music toys to make a niche for himself.. another successful niche!

Hope you enjoyed this version, even kids will love it!

Have a Successful and Great weekend!
Karen Ellis
Season 1 premiers Tuesday Night.

First Video, Vlogging for business!

Here we go. My mentor, Ben urged me to get a video up and running.
Vlogging for Business

I do know intellectually and from social proof,
videos and images really do show people that you
are real and not a bot.
People relate to other people.
Some say, ‘gee if she can do it, LOL, so can I”
or, ‘hmmm, I like what she has to say and I believe her’
or ‘let me watch and see how she improves, maybe I will join her’.

It is an interesting thing, we humans.
Lots of us have tried numerous things to get our point across.
With technology and super small phones with great cameras/videos
in them, we can get footage from anywhere and anytime.
Today, I did one while I was going through an automatic car wash!
Kind of goofy, so I didn’t upload it here.
LOL, I felt like I was in an ‘I LOVE LUCY’ episode…Which I can’t
locate the clip right now.
Anyway, I got several short videos and one of the key elements to a good video is
one that engages others, you have a good message,
speak from the heart, and keep it relatively short.
2 out of 3 is not bad for a beginner VLOGGER.
This one will be the first of many videos to share life, business and fun.
Vlogging for business

Let me know what you think. I promise I will keep working on my video technique and message!

To Our Success!
PS. IF you have any good ideas/tips on how to make fun and engaging short videos, please comment
below. I would love to hear your suggestions, good ones!

Super Heros! Are you a Super Hero to Your Family?

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This weekend, was another life changing moment for me!!!

  • I saw people “get it” for the first time in this industry!
  • I saw people “breakthrough” like never before
  • I saw people “jump for joy”, for the first time in many years..


Because we all feel it in our hearts..

This is REAL!!!

Let me tell you..

Empower Network is a movement..

It is a chance to BE the change for so many others!

It is an opportunity for all of us be better and help others live up to their God given potential!

So all I can say to you is that you deserve to be in the midst of this positive super heros energy..

We are evolving and out products and training is like nothing else in the home based business industry!!

If you haven’t seen the new video that explains it all…

Click Here To Check Out the New Info Video!

I am ready to see you succeed..

I am pumped up about life and I KNOW you want to be pumped up too!

You don’t have to struggle anymore.
You don’t have to worry
You don’t have to pray without true faith any longer..

You can have whatever you want.

In fact, by you just getting started here, everything can change!

So after my swim this morning, I encourage you to

join me in this life changing adventure.

I challenge you to take a step towards your dreams..

I challenge you to believe!

I challenge you to make it happen NO MATTER WHAT!

So repeat after me..

“If it is to be..it’s up to me!”

So that’s it for now…

I gotta run..

Just get in now…

I’ll see you on the other side!!! Be the Super Heros to your family!

To your success,

Karen Ellis

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In 60 Days Your Blogging World Will Flip Like Crazy

In 60 Days your blogging experience will never be the same…
some are even saying it will rival WordPress and Facebook.
Launch ENV2

The exciting news is what’s about to be launched 60 days from now
is a new platform that has been in development
for over a year and has cost over 3 million,
making the online experience as seamless and effortless as possible.
The easiest way to describe is would be to take WordPress, Facebook, Tumblr, TypePad
and combine all of their best attributes
into one plug and play platform that can be called ‘grandma proof’.
Everyone wants Simple but effective!

I got a peak of what is called ENV2 and I can say consumers have wanted this for years.

The One Button Approach:
The revolutionary media platform is broken down into 3 different functions that are all wrapped into one.

It has the easiest 2 click blogging element that we have never seen before anywhere else,
it has a mobile app so that you can
take videos/pictures and upload almost instantly,
voice notes,
with a push of a button (available for all android and Apple mobile devices).
It also has a sales engine for those of you that like to earn money from your blog.

The best part is, there is NO set up other than downloading the app to your phone
and the rest is taken care of.
I am so excited because it will change blogging for all people all over the world.
Brand New bloggers can walk into a
TURN KEY platform
LESS time Setting Up,
Fully Customizable
‘Grandma Proofed’

For the avid blogger with a large following the mobile app side of things will let you

“Speak” with a simple click of the button and real time comments, updates, social media features and notices.
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And for the people that earn an income with their blog it has been designed and ruthlessly tested

over and over and over again to do just that…earn you an income.

Everything from the design,possible banner combo’s, colors, fonts etc etc has been designed and tested

to maximize all of your traffic that you drive to your blog.

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Here’s the best part.

ENV2 is linked with an authority site so anything that you want to promote on your blog

whether it be a product, service or if you’re self employed like a realtor, mortgage broker

or a small business…

You will outrank and place higher than your competition on Google all-day-long.

Means more eyes on your blog, meaning more income for you.

ENV2 is in pre-launch and will be unveiled mid Sept for the public.

You can be a part of the pre-launch use the existing platform.
ENTER by your email below to be one of the first to experience ENV2 this September.

Enter your email below and take advantage of ENV2 pre-launch today!

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#Project A.W.O.L. ‘Entrepreneurial’ Reality Show, Living In Style!

May 2013 I spent a week with 7 other cast members in
Phuket,Thailand filming our team’s #Project A.W.O.L.
an entrepreneur reality show!
32 members were interviewed and chosen to participate in this project!

Each week in May 2013, 8 members, primarily from team #Project A.W.O.L.
were interviewed and filmed while living the $100,000 a month lifestyle!

Nighttime mansionphuket
Thailand Mansion Nighttime
Our amazing leaders Kameron George and Glenn Arcaro as well as
Dakota Mclearn came together with Glenn’s Hollywood contacts to
film and record this as a reality show in two mansions in Thailand
and surrounding countryside equipped with drivers, house cleaning
staff, and private chefs!
No one in our industry has ever done this this and I am grateful
that I was part of the AWOL experience in May.

The #Project A.W.O.L. Reality Show will feature the inspirational stories of each cast member!

We had excursions each week which was filmed by the Hollywood film crew
and was edited by the best in Hollywood.
We were interviewed and filmed, doing a “SHARK TANK” episode,
a race, Thai Boxing, a charity Giving event,
and a day of play on a yacht.
A.W.O.L. “Another Way Of Life” for us!
How many mansions do you see!
A glimpse into the $100,000 a month lifestyle #Project A.W.O.L. members experience!

TWO INFINITY POOLS ~ one a salt water pool.  Got your Attention?


Living the LIFE!!


The KITCHENS were Perfect for Entertaining!

Most of the cooking was done in the Outdoor Kitchen

The Folding Doors in the LIVING ROOM opened up to the INFINITY POOL



Pretty awesome ‘Set’ for the #Project A.W.O.L. Reality Show!

Now that you’ve seen a sneak peak of what’s to come

with the Elite Group of Entrepreneurs we have here in #Project A.W.O.L., don’t you wish you were there?
Seeing it ‘live’ makes the pictures incomparable. ‘FOLLOW ME’ if you want to see what’s to come.
Still clueless about what #Project A.W.O.L. Reality show is?
My friends and I are enjoying Another Way Of Life!
Because WE made a decision to and so can YOU!!!
I’m here to tell you that the 40/40/40 method we are taught (work 40 hours a week, for 40 years and then,

if lucky, retire on 40% of your income) does NOT work, is outdated, obsolete, due to corporations downsizing OR firing people.

At #Project A.W.O.L. are at the point in our lives where we can choose this way of life over the usual way.
I am well on my way to making a big change in my life…wanna come?

Stay Tuned! or GET IN NOW!!!