Ruthie Smiles

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Monkees - Last Train To Clarksville

hey hey with the monkees!

Sweet Thing | Chaka Khan

Remember this music from the 70's?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Boston Terrier

I own a boston terrier

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Blogging for books

I blog and get books and products for free...
Okay, I am going to share something that some of you may want to start doing. I love reading and have lots and lots of time to read. If you are a blogger and love to read and try new products you may want to try and do what I do.
Remember Ruthie Talk is about teaching you to do things for free that others won't share or that would cost you money to learn.
I write to authors and ask them if they will send me their books and let them know I will write a review for them. What I do because I love to read is to read the book immediately and then post my blog so my readers can enjoy the review. I have had people tweet me on twitter (i"m @rr4r on twitter -- click http://www.twitter.com.rr4r ) tell me they love to read and it is fun when you are all over the net to get the feed back. I always point my friends to where I am so that the authors for the cost of a book get the most exposure I can give them. I love too meeting the various authors.
The other thing I do is product reviews and write to various companies asking them to send me products so I can review them and share them with my readers. Right now as I am typing this I am looking a some gorgeous tissues from Kleenex all done up in in a Christmas theme. I have the boxes sitting on my desk so HUNDREDS of people will be able to see them as they pass by me and I can share how great they are to everyone. of course if you like me and you are in sales and just are a social butterfly naturally you are going to share these things with people naturally. So if you love blogging and love free stuff and trying stuff and sharing your findings with others you may want to try your hand at book and product reviews. If you have a product or book you would like me to review please email me at RuthieReviews@live.com and put PLEASE REVIEW BOOK OR PRODUCT in the subject line.
check out my blog http://www.RuthieLive.blogspot.com

Blogging for books

I blog and get books and products for free...
Okay, I am going to share something that some of you may want to start doing. I love reading and have lots and lots of time to read. If you are a blogger and love to read and try new products you may want to try and do what I do.
Remember Ruthie Talk is about teaching you to do things for free that others won't share or that would cost you money to learn.
I write to authors and ask them if they will send me their books and let them know I will write a review for them. What I do because I love to read is to read the book immediately and then post my blog so my readers can enjoy the review. I have had people tweet me on twitter (i"m @rr4r on twitter -- click http://www.twitter.com.rr4r ) tell me they love to read and it is fun when you are all over the net to get the feed back. I always point my friends to where I am so that the authors for the cost of a book get the most exposure I can give them. I love too meeting the various authors.
The other thing I do is product reviews and write to various companies asking them to send me products so I can review them and share them with my readers. Right now as I am typing this I am looking a some gorgeous tissues from Kleenex all done up in in a Christmas theme. I have the boxes sitting on my desk so HUNDREDS of people will be able to see them as they pass by me and I can share how great they are to everyone. of course if you like me and you are in sales and just are a social butterfly naturally you are going to share these things with people naturally. So if you love blogging and love free stuff and trying stuff and sharing your findings with others you may want to try your hand at book and product reviews. If you have a product or book you would like me to review please email me at RuthieReviews@live.com and put PLEASE REVIEW BOOK OR PRODUCT in the subject line.
check out my blog http://www.RuthieLive.blogspot.com

Hard Work

Taking Control of your own "sales" Business equals HARD WORK
I work on a sales floor for Lazboy. But in a way I work for my self because I am the one that determines how much pay I receive for the work that I do. The galleries and desk I go to everyday is really just my office. Sometimes I have to tune out all the voices around myself and to remind myself that in a sense I am always on and just in and out of the office to make the sales. My goal is to do what is best for the customer and to only work with those who can promote me. As always in sales you will have other sales people taking up your day and time and at the end of the day hard work is what matters. Time is the currency of the wealthy. Use your workday wisely building your sales instead of wasting your time gossiping and joking around. Focus on the customer and put all your energy there.
Stay upbeat and positive and be full of energy.
HARD WORK- HARD WORK HARD WORK
Keep working hard and your business will pay you richly. In sales you have to remember that you are working for yourself. Take the reins on everythinhg that involves your personal business and don't rely on others for anything. Appreciate the help - but like a business owner and you do detrermine your own pay if you are on the sales floor and are paid commission for your sales. So don't waste your time with sales people that may not even be there next year but keep pressing forward and being the best top performer that you can be. Learn everything that you can about your products and work your names and your customers and keep building up your customer base and ask for referrals. Get yourself to the point where you are working with your customers 24/7 rather than joking around with the sales crew 24/7
Again for this to happen the secret is HARD WORK!

Have you met Estelle?

Lazboy's Estelle lift chair
WHile waiting on a customer in the galleries today,
I noticed a brand new piece on the floor :) It was the
Estelle lift chair, what I liked about this new chair was that it had a unique shape and came in a heat and Massage! very cool. battery back -up and it also comes in brown and burgendy shades standard. If you come into the Lazboy galleries in clay, Ny please ask for me Ruthie appleby at the door to wait on you.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Dunkin donuts Calendar

Did you get your dunkin donut Calendar?
I admit it, I love dunkin donuts! Hands down, they have the best coffee in the world, and I love the dunkin donuts near my place of business as the girls are always friendly. I am a
regular there. The free calendar has coupons for the whole year! What I liked to is the calendar tells a little about the History of Dunken Donuts. Here was December's reading "In 1946, William (Bill) Rosenberg invested $5,000 to form Industrial Luncheon Services, and began selling quality coffee and tasty sandwiches to workers out of a truck in Dorchester, Massachusetts. " - taken from the 2010 Dunken Donuts calendar.
Dunken Donuts is also celebrating 60 years of service.
Today I went over a second time to dunken donuts and they had a sign on the door for a new mint chocolate donuts and mint chocolate Latte yum! I got a kick out of one of the guys there I said how are they and he said fabulous! thumbs up to dunkin donuts

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgivng bliss...


My family has grown from big to small, from fussing over whose home to go to for the Holidays to being thankful for a place to be. Just wanted to say this type of stuff will definitely make you smile.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas at Bravo Ridge by Christine Rimmer


Thursday, November 5, 2009
Christmas at Bravo Ridge by Christine Rimmer


Today I received a great book by Christine Rimmer and read it all the way through! This is a nice story to read over the Holidays about how Connie engaged to a minister, the mother of one child from Matt Bravo thinking that the relationship is over- comes to terms with herself realizing that her love life for Matt has just begun. What really makes things interesting in the story is that Matt's parents are having marriage problems and they too reunite over the course of the book. Matt still holds the flame for Connie and no matter what happens he holds on until the end. Connie finds that her attraction to Matt is so strong that she ends up breaking her engagement with the minister and starts seeing Matt more and more. She ends up expecting again with Matt. Matt we see begging her to marry him again and again and finally she realizes this is who she should be with. The story ends on a great note as we see a happy family reunited. This is a great little read of about 200 pages, like one of my friends said to me I love the books you can grab and read in one day. This is one of those sweet little books you can stick in your purse and read throughout the day and finish quickly and enjoy the warm fuzzies with. I am looking forward to reading more from Christine Rimmer. Thumbs up!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jay Leno

I had a giggle about Jay Leno turning his show on at 10 pm here in NY I love his show. Very cute show.

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Have a blessed day

Monday, September 14, 2009

old song from Michael Jackson



thought you may get a smile from this old video

Saturday, August 22, 2009

supper at 9 pm

Normal day at the appleby home... supper seems to hit us around 8 pm

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

cute video from a church kid :)




I loved growing up as a christians it was a lot of fun :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The joy of the Lord is your strength!

Need some joy???


Draw close to the Lord and there it is!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Chicken hawks!

Hawks are predators and will eat small animals and some even a deer!

Now don't quote me on this one...you can leave a comment if you know the correct name but I believe it is the cooper hawk? that it was illegal to have them around and people used to go outside and shoot them because they kept stealing and eatting chickens!

Hollywood finches

I was hoping to shoot a picture up of these for you - but the red finches that you see outside they are also called Hollywood finches. I was reading about them and found out that a hollywood finch used to be a caged pet bird and it became illegal to have them so pet stores set them free in fear of being prosecuted.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Obama- on facebook!


There is a group on facebook voting to get President Obama get a afro!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Keep me out of barnes and Nobles!


I just love barnes and nobles...I have one right near my job at Lazboy and it is not too far from my house!

I get like this bear..stuck between a rock and a hard place...while I am in barnes and Nobles I am just intoxicated with all the books that to an intellectual type like me is just a great big mind high..I go from book to book and just am drunk with all the wonderful books at my finger tips...the worst part is going home with only a few...I know I can go to the library but they are usually older books or you have to wait forever to get the book that you wanted to have already read by now. Well to make matters worse I brought my mom with me who is just like me and just love barnes and nobles. We managed to leave barnes and Nobles with about 6 or 7 books - religious, jokes, serious, stories etc... and it will make my face blush to fess up how much we spent.checkered, seniors, coke, pepsi, fruit, diet, doctor, nurse, soup, amazon, books, twitter, twitter, twitter, netflix, netflix, snoop, pepsi, air, jokes, yahoo, dove, do, cat, mom, social, media

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Monday, April 13, 2009

My dog...


my dog is such a sweetie pie...He's a cute little boston and yes he is a member of the family. He also has a pen name gunther as the boston is featured in my blog...http://www.bananadrivein.blogspot.com ~ we used to write stories about butch and how he was powered by gas ...as you may not know all bostons have a stinky gas problem as well as the reverse sneeze! They snoore, etc...Bostons are just cute little gentlemen.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

better than a yard sale...


Not necessarily the wording I like on the sign...but this is about how most of us feel in New York this time of year!

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http://www.RuthieLive.blogspot.com

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Exhausted!

I am so exhausted I could just sleep and sleep...but it has been a good week and momma has come to stay at the house so life is just grand!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kitchen done..


It is so wonderful to have my kitchen finally done!
Ruthie

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Construction!

I am getting my kitchen done so things are just crazy...the guy doing my kitchen's name is William Graham...and I work with a guy at worked named Willie Graham...so I have 2 billy Grahams to see this week!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesdays make me laugh...


I don't know why ...but when I go to work on Wednesdays everyone gets so happy around 7 pm,...by 8 pm we are downright silly! I work at Lazboy and we are a very happy bunch

Monday, March 16, 2009

kids latest fad...

Don't quite understand this...
but if you are a parent you
will want to know...



every once in a while...as a joke ...
the kids will be watching you
tube and then the video will
turn into a version of Rick
Astley's song..I think they
call it something like getting
ricked...it's just a funny thing
they do to each other.

blog, blog, blog...

Getting ready to do my 9-9ers at Lazboy...what fun... I do love my job :)

My only problem is I literally love EVERYTHING!
Ruthie

Sunday, March 15, 2009

This gave me a chuckle...


I suppose if sponge bob can wear underpants...
a sponge..why not a squirrel :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Car is completely wrecked!

My husband Russ, got side swiped today ...but God is so good he walked away and it was only the car! Have you ever had a car accident?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

God is good ...my mother is moving in with me!

God is so good to me...
my mother is moving in with me and I am absolutely thrilled!
I was named after my mother and I am number 6 of 7 children :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Reading blogs this morning...

I have been reading blogs this morning...I would like to see more people comment on blogs so
I created a blog for it...to help people learn how to get comments
www.commentpleaseblog.blogspot.com
I love blogging it's fun :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The day has come....

I feel like I am 46 and forgetting to spell...so now I have to carry that dictionary around with me...
happens... :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Smiling at work :)

It was a really nice day at Lazboy tonite. The stock guy and I and our manager sat around and chatted most of the day. We definitely had busy times. I was chasing 7 customers at once but it was nice to just talk about life. I always say at work we
solve the world's problems every single day. I ran down to Burger King and picked up
lunch for everyone and almost drove by the drive thru! I ended up having to get out of
the car to get the food. We were starving as we intended to eat at 11 am and then our
stock guy had to onload the truck and then my manager had a meeting with the owner and then I had a customer bam, bam, bam, they happened so close together that I didn't get to leave until 3:30 pm to pick up lunch. I love doing rooms and I got to design about 3-4 today. Which is what I really love to do. I get really happy when customers get great deals and right before I left the one customer had a really great deal a Keiffer sofa at $650- unheard of! I hope he comes back! Sometimes they don't know how great a deal these are. I have 3 total. So I can sell 3 at that price when they are gone they are gone. I get happy when I sell leather and all the trimmings-- but it just makes me feel great when a customer gets these good deals. We'll see if he comes back, he might :)it sounded positive but hey ya never know. So it was a great day. Very peaceful and I love it when the manager talks to me as she has lots of good stories and our stock guy was so sweet today. He's kind of my pet and I love playing with him. he's like my brother. He's a lot of fun. Everyone at work is like a family since we spend so much time together.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Welcome to Ruthie Smiles

Here is the spot where I just talk about daily life and anything I want to ...pretty much stuff I am just doing. Today I decided to start several blogs since I read about it in a book called probloggers...I thought why not...it actually will organize my thoughts better and people that want to follow me can read about the aspects of my life they care about in a orderly fashion. It sounds complicated but actually it is easier and it will be easier on my readers as maybe someone just wants to learn how to build their business and doesn't care if i make chicken soup that day or vs/vs...this blog is where you will learn if i made chicken soup ha!

I made the title Ruthie Smiles because a good preacher's wife friend of mine Debbie had a dream about me and it was of me being really happy and it made her wake up smiling! It was a real blessing since I was going through a terrible time and didn't feel like I could ever be happy again...but I am and I am smiling...I am more than a conqueor! It's all good when you have God in your life.