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Apr 13 2012

spreading the peony love

One of my friends that turned me on to gardening has over 75 peony plants around her property that she started from bare root.  May I just say when they are all in full bloom it is nothing less than spectacular. They have grown beyond her expectations in a short three years. She wanted to thin them out a bit so guess who was the recipient of lots and lots of peony roots?

Here is the trunk of my car absolutely packed with the roots.


 

 

I spread the peony love as well and they have all found happy, happy homes.  Thank you, Nancy.  We'll look forward to their blooms next year.

Posted By: debbie  On: 2009-06-15 13:12:00 

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Sep 05 2016

a bikini wearing girl...back in the day that is

Imagine being in first grade and being really shy and sweet.  Then imagine being part of an elementary school style show.  That sounds all well and good, right?  Well…now imagine yourself walking down the make shift runway and when you get to the end, you have to remove your poncho to reveal a baby-blue bikini and the crowd cheers and claps while you make your way back to the stage.

Well…that was me in the style show and why my mom chose to make shy me a bikini I have no idea.  I have asked her on different occasions and the response I get is, “You were so cute, Debbie”.  Maybe so, but I remember being extremely nervous when it was time to remove the poncho, but I did, and the crowd cheered me on while I strutted my stuff in that darn baby-blue bikini. 

Fast forward to now, and we at girltrunks, feel there should be an alternative for those that don’t want to feel shy, awkward or uncomfortable in a swimsuit.  We want you to strut your stuff feeling confident, stylish and joyful while you enjoy all your favorite activities around water. 

Posted in #bikini, #confidence, #elementaryschool, #fashion, #girltrunks, #modestswimwear, #styleshow, #swimshorts, #swimwearconfidence

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Aug 19 2016

it started with a whisper…

When I viewed the #StevenSpeilberg #YouTube video – "Listen to the Whisper", I thought, he is communicating my story about the evolution of girltrunks as it is exactly what happened. 

It was a whisper, mind you a whisper that was relentless for years on end until one day I finally said out loud, “Okay, I will do it!”  I had no idea how I was going to start a company, yet one day at a time, and one step at a time, it came to be. Through the whispers, I became an entrepreneur.  I absolutely love it and cannot imagine doing anything else.

As I’ve had the privilege of interacting with such fantastic customers through the years all over the country and world, and may I just say, girltrunks has the best customers - so kind, gracious and encouraging, what I realize is the creation of girltrunks really has nothing to do with me.  It is all about you, the customer.  It’s about creating products so you can look and feel great in life wearing a swimsuit. 

With heartfelt gratitude, I thank you for letting me create products that you want.  It is the ride of a life time that is so fulfilling and full of joy.  It has "tickled my heart" beyond measure.

debbie

Posted in #confidence, #courage, #entrepreneurship, #followyourbliss, #followyourdreams, #girltrunks, #listentothewhispher, #stephenspeilberg, #swimwear, #ticklesyourheart

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May 16 2016

the library in the palm of your hand

I was introduced to an app, that dare I say, has been a game changer in my life.  I am surrounded by people whom are avid readers. I have always wanted to be, but I am just not a fast reader so I only read books here and there.  Welcome to Overdrive.  #Overdrive is an app where you enter your local library card number and voilà, your libraries’ selection is pretty much available via your phone, tablet or laptop.  For me, the best part is the availability of #audiobooks.  I have listened to well over 30 books since mid-January, all while driving in my car. I just love it!

Overdrive is an app where you enter your local library card number and voilà, your libraries’ selection is pretty much available via your phone, tablet or laptop.

You can put books on hold just like you would at the library and when it becomes available, you get an email.  They also offer a rather nice selection of magazines and a few newspapers.  Did I say it is all free?  I download the books to my phone as verses listening to them via streaming to save on my phone’s data.  If you have blue tooth in your car, you are set. 

You choose how many days you want to take the book out with 21 days being the max.  Once the 21 days pass, it automatically takes the book back.  If you haven’t finished it and choose to take it out a month or two later, it will remember what page you left off.

Download it now…it works on all the different devises seamlessly.

I am sharing Overdrive with everyone I know and I hope you do too.  It is absolutely fabulous!

Posted in audiobooks, ebooks, library, love to read, overdrive, worth sharing

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May 02 2016

prepare for summer with girltrunks!

Posted in #girltrunks #swimwear #swimshorts #swimshrug #tankinitops #curvy

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