The #YBOR New Distribution Warehouse project in #Caldwell , Idaho, is a 220,000 square foot distribution warehouse. ALLWEST has provided services from the very beginning, starting with the geotechnical evaluation and moving through to provide materials testing and inspection. This concrete pour completes the footings for the building. Just shy of 2,000 yards of concrete have been placed so far and lots to go. There are 4,000 yards of concrete in the slab alone!
Thanks to Isaac Rede for the picture!
Walking away from all things but family, puppies, and my horse today...good to take a break from the world and focus on the things that matter. It’s a rare moment when everyone’s home and together. #sunday#family
“They may take away our lives but they will never take away our freedom”. Magnum aka William Wallace (the mosquitos are brutal out there prepare for battle even if the only warpaint blondie could find was pink somehow I don’t believe her) #horse
MONDAYS and YELLOW are anything but MELLOW. Yellow has never been a huge part of my wardrobe but this summer I’ve added a few key pieces. Found this long jacket on sale @zara and it will make a great transition from summer to fall to spring again, dressed up, or down. Today I paired it with @target #whowhatwear blouse I snagged on the sale rack. Total investment for both was $50.00 (jackpot)
Magnum is back to being a horse again thanks to his SI injection and his @equinutrix supplements for his gut and hind end development. The rain has brought us the worst mosquito season we’ve ever seen so in an attempt to give him some extra coverage yesterday he thought I was bringing him in early and ran away. Took me 30 minutes to finally get him to realize I had carrots and bug spray! Still waiting for our dna testing to determine if he has PSSM1 or 2 so we can finally start the last part of his wellness program. #horse
HUSTLE is our middle name! The entire team is in the field and lab today seizing a rain free day to work on sites throughout Hampton Roads. Great start for @charbelnabhan and I at Old Dominion University testing stadium improvements then off to breakfast after. How is your weekend going?
When the negative committee decides to have a meeting in your head simply pop on your rose colored glasses and change perspective because the things that excite you are connected to your purpose...and you should always follow your purpose!
The Shiblings are 4 months old and had their check up, shots, and even had their nails clipped today. Raiden was amazing, Zara showed some sass and did a lot of shiba screeching! Thank you @acredaleanimalhospital
It’s been pouring rain here since Saturday so my original look for dinner out had to be switched up. Jeans can be dressed up with a fabulous blouse, shoes and belt and I threw on a really cool military jacket to complete the look. As I was heading out of the restaurant my shoes stopped a fellow fashionista in her tracks who said “I just love those shoes they can be dressed up or down what a fabulous look.” And hence the reason I bought them. If you’re hedging on a statement piece just say YES! Best of all everything but my @zara jeans I found @worththewaitvb ... shoes and belt @katespadeny blouse @trinaturk and black military jacket all purchased at different times and melded together for this look.
When 25 years seems like just yesterday! To the man of my dreams @charbelnabhan we’ve come so far and haven’t lost our laughter, love, and sense of adventure but we’ve gained two beautiful daughters, a successful business, and a beautiful life that is so blessed. XOXO Colleen
When your youngest isn’t a little girl anymore. So proud of @liliananabhan you continue to amaze us with your brains, beauty, and faith. Liliana’s great friend and amazingly talented artist and photographer @adriannalawrencephoto recently launched her website. This photo was captured last week after a day with friends at the beach. Be sure to check out all of Adrianna’s work today let’s support this young talent on her meteoric rise to greatness.
I wasn’t sure how the heavy metal detox smoothie was going to taste today but bravo @medicalmedium Started with my usual celery juice then made the smoothie and it’s 3:00 and I’ve been full of energy, not hungry and cleaned and scrubbed my entire garage. I was super worried I would crash and burn but I have a feeling in the next month I’m going to be feeling better than I have since 2008.
How cool are my jeans from @cornells_country_store ? When you’re over 50 and still want to wear classy but fun jeans and feel good in them it’s a constant battle to find the right ones. The cut and feel of this denim is amazing and the bright fabric looks so cool in the cut outs too. Today I’m wearing sandals but they will look terrific with booties or my cowboy boots when the weather cools off! Support a small business today because behind every SB is an amazing owner like Deanna Cornell!#smallbusiness#fashion
Shoes for days...I’ve been so excited to share my newly organized closet. “Work with what you have”, I always say and I don’t have a very large or glamorous space but Im happy with it. I have many aspects to my life; executive work, everyday work, in the field work, barn, dinners out, everyday fun, exercise, beach/pool, and travel to various climates.
I take a completely different approach to organization; by color, season, and a microcosm of by activity. I’ve found it allows me quickly find what I need and maximizes using my entire wardrobe.
Starting with my shoes! Winter on the bottom, moving up to crossover looks, then summer casual, up to executive, and top, fancy special occasion. You’ll notice eye level are the shoes I wear now or are appropriate for this season. My boot collection...that’s for another day because they have their own space in my closet! Found this commercial grade shelving unit @samsclub for $59.00 and it comes with plastic lining perfect for storing shoes and it has wheels so I can move it around!
Vermont Air National Guard, Burlington, Vermont -
Apron Replacement and Taxiway Upgrade Project
The Vermont Air National Guard is embarking on a major #repaving project of its Burlington base. The $38.6 million #paving project includes the airfield’s two #runways , Delta and Foxtrot, as well as portions of the #apron and #taxiway .
John Turner Consulting (JTC) is providing ongoing #QualityControl (#QC ) for the general contractor and the #concrete contractor.
Our scope of services include:
· Perform over 2,500 gradations of the #aggregates being placed
· On-site compaction tests
· On-site and laboratory tests of 60,000 yards of concrete (placed by concrete paving method)
We are utilizing our South Burlington #laboratory to ensure same day testing results, leading to overall #costsavings over the course of the project.
Crisp white blouse, a new take on the denim skirt, and light as a feather white leather earrings to top off my look on a beautiful Virginia summer day. Workwear acceptability has shifted considerably over the last ten years and you see fun, colorful, and more affordable options available to choose from everywhere...but classic white never goes out of style. I found this impeccable white blouse consigned from @worththewaitvb , combined it with a light denim belted skirt by universal threads found @target for $10.00 on the clearance rack and a splurge in supporting an artisan in my handmade leather earrings from @mountainsongjewelers (They have so many cool designs to choose from I had trouble narrowing it down to 2 for $40.00). Wear wedges for dressier, sandals for acceptable, or sneakers for cute to finish the look.
Thank you so much for entering my giveaway for @juliemontagu ‘s book “RECHARGE, a year of self-care to focus on you.” And as a big surprise I’m thrilled to announce that several of you will be receiving a copy. Congratulations to @thrunancywillsonseyes @manuelagenovese1
DM me with your address and information and I’ll be getting a copy sent to you this week. Cheers, thank you for following me, and stay tuned for my next giveaway.
The Shiblings are growing so fast. Zara and (Swipe left) Raiden are 15 weeks old already, dart around at lightening speed, and they’ve started to out-smart all of us.Although twins, they have very slight differences in their markings, Raiden has 2 pounds on his sister, but they both inherited their darker muzzles from their mom Frerose Orange Blossom.
Magnum always makes me laugh at some point during our time together and I just couldn’t resist capturing his antics yesterday and finding a way to make you laugh today. We were on the last leg of our walk when he quickly swooped down and pulled some crabgrass from the arena and realized it wasn’t to his liking (hence the face). #monday#horse
Success requires set up. Did a massive grocery shopping trip with @charbelnabhan yesterday morning, in and out of @lidlus in 20 minutes. Spent this morning prepping fruit for my week of @medicalmedium smoothies. I’m layering in the heavy metal detox smoothie to my regimen as I prepare to introduce it to the family in August. Stay tuned for updates on my journey to exceptional health!
Perception isn’t always reality, take Magnum for example. If you looked at my first edited photo you’d think wow, beautiful, healthy, happy, clean horse. Swipe left and you’ll see he’s actually covered in poop and he’s been in pain and suffering for a long time before he came to me. I just used a specific angle to take the photo so you couldn’t see his diminished top line and glute muscles or his dirty side. We had just been on our evening walk in hand for 30 minutes when he slowed down, dropped his head and gave me the signal he was done for the night because his muscles didn’t have the fuel. My message its important to realize that often times what we see on social media may not be as amazing in reality. We’re all tempted to create the perception that what we have is better than it actually is when in reality it took a lot of digging deep for me to overcome my hurt when he would lash out, bite me, and ultimately he stoped winnying to me when I showed up every evening. It’s taken patience, a lot of love and understanding and an exceptional veterinarian and support team to get to the bottom of what turns out to be a lifelong struggle for him. I can’t wait to share the real journey with you as I help to bring him back to health and vitality over the next few months and at 15 he lives the life he deserves!
A little red, stripes, and blues to kick off the weekend. Temps in Virginia can go from hot to cool in a breeze so I always have a blazer on hand when I’m spending the evening outdoors. What plans do you have this weekend?
It’s been a heck of a work week with so much going on my head is spinning. I’ve spent most of the week covered in silt and soil cleaning the lab from top to bottom for our video shoot today trying to work around the testing we’re doing and trying not to move anything that’s in progress. But I cleaned myself up this morning and did my hair and makeup. When I say ETS has the most accredited AASHTO lab in town and our employees have more certifications and education than most companies on the East Coast I mean it! To top it off I received the distinct honor of being voted in by the Virginia Beach City Council to serve on the Minority Business Council. So thrilled to serve small and minority owned businesses in our area and help them see tremendous success.
Muscle biopsy came back for Magnum late this afternoon and it was positive for PSSM. It’s very unusual for the Arabian breed to suffer from the glycogen storage disease but it explains his muscle twitching, muscle loss, and potentially responsible for a muscle tie-up that caused him to fall in the field. Now the hard work starts to bring him back to 100 percent health and wellness through a strict diet and exercise regimen and lots of love and understanding. Good walk and talk tonight in the cooler evening air.
Week four of my Acupuncture @thriveproactivehealth with Donny and I’m seeing the results. On my second visit he incorporated wet cupping to drain the old blood and regain circulation and last week he added Korean and Chinese herb tea that really kicked my butt because I was detoxing my system. Even if you don’t like needles, Just close your eyes like me, most of them don’t hurt and it’s so relaxing I fall asleep during the treatment. #health
This morning I wasn’t sure how I was going to get through the day, I could barely drag myself out of bed. One step at a time I kept telling myself. Tea, then celery juice, orange and banana smoothie with coconut water, dressed, makeup, grabbed the shiblings and headed to the office. It wasn’t the best start but it ended with one of my most productive days in a long time and an amazing evening rehabbing Magnum. We pushed each other 2 1/2 miles in hand to an upbeat play list to work his glutes (and mine) and we were both happy and exhausted at the end, covered in footing, and dripping from the heat. So no matter what you’re up against tomorrow, anything is possible if you put one foot in front of the other!
It’s easy going green...well sometimes working on yourself and optimal health can be tough and you don’t always feel well but you keep going. Decided to match my morning celery juice today post fascia work yesterday and prepping for acupuncture today. #health
For about 47 years I was a nail biter and it was the hardest habit to break. I finally overcame my weakness 8 months ago but keeping my own nails in tip top shape is challenging when you’re as rough on them as I am working in the yard, pulling weeds, doing lab work, washing dishes, taking care of my horse. Even gel nail polish split and peeled after a week so I switched to @opi dip polish. Wow, my natural nails have never looked better and you wouldn’t believe what I’ve put them through in the last few days!
I think I wore him out 45 minutes of extremely brisk walking in hand to engage his core and Glute muscles. Played some music to keep it interesting, sorry Drake he preferred Luke Bryan songs over your new album. We also had a big day at the barn...swipe left to meet Yogi, Magnums barn mate who turned 30 today.
Dr Cathy Lombardi from the Oaks Equine couldn’t resist giving Magnum a smooch today because he looked and acted like his old self again! And for the first time in 7 months he didn’t get hives during her visit from the stress of his anxiety and pain. He’s been cleared for rehab so I’ll be starting from scratch with active in-hand March walking for 30-45 minutes a day to his favorite music. I’m then going to work up to some horsemanship games and activities to relieve any old anxiety and then eventually get him under saddle again once his Glutes are strong and his fear of his old injury and ulcers are well in check. I’m so happy to be able to finally have him bond and trust me even more as I get him back to mental and physical wellness and trust. Magnum has had a rough 12 months with losing his previous partner to cancer, being shuffled around and moving twice, and then taking a spill in the field and never recovering. Time to hit the reset button.
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Happy Mid-way to The new year! Did you keep your 2018 resolutions? I’m going to help you get a jump start on yours early with my July GIVEAWAYs! @juliemontagu Recharge won’t release in the US until October 2018 but I ordered an extra copy from the UK 🇬🇧for one of my lucky followers! Enter today by commenting on my original post July 2nd and following the amazing @juliemontagu who will bring POSITIVE to your Instagram page daily.
Go BOLD or don’t leave the house! I’ve always been a bold lip kind of gal, the fairer colors just make my lips disappear. So when I saw this tee @sheinofficial last year I scooped it up because I usually wear a deep orange, red or pink lip. My jacket came out in the fall as well and while I liked the cut and bold shoulders it’s longevity at $40.00 didn’t compare to my consignment finds at better quality and for the same price. Fast forward to last week and the clearance rack @targetstyle and less than half price made me feel better about having a cute, kitschy piece that I could elevate my boldness with.
Happy Mid-way to The new year! Did you keep your 2018 resolutions? I’m going to help you get a jump start on yours early with my July GIVEAWAYs! @juliemontagu Recharge won’t release in the US until October 2018 but I ordered an extra copy from the UK 🇬🇧for one of my lucky followers! Julie has published many books and influenced positive change for years-world wide but this particular book helped me make positive change and can help you with its 12 month step-by-step guide to focusing on you and providing how-to ways to Recharge. I’ve started with Julie’s book because it’s so easy to absorb and put into action immediately. To qualify for the drawing please comment below and then follow @juliemontagu because you’re going to love soaking up here positive energy every day in your feed. I’ll announce the winner next week so let’s go comment below and even tag a friend if you’d like! Get ready to RECHARGE.
Testing out one of my ideas for this project: making my own glitter glue using Mod Podge Fabric. I think it’ll work, but I need different glitter. I like the teal bits but there’s way too much pink for this character. Have I given it away yet? #materialstesting#cosplayisrocketscience#glitterbombincoming
9 days post muscle biopsy, SI injection and ulcer treatment full steam and I’m close to having my boy Magnum back! His muscle spasms are diminishing and his relaxed personality is back. He’s even in normal turnout with his herd and loving life. It’s going to be a few more weeks until he slowly starts to do any work but I’m so happy...and so is he!
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Life is about balance. This week started with a migraine but I’ve managed to take the steps necessary to stay committed to the changes that will eventually keep them at bay. Good nutrition @medicalmedium fascia work @ashleyblackguru and @cohen.colleen , acupuncture @thriveproactivehealth making sure I’m enjoying my down time, and taking care of myself so that I don’t give in to any set back! Off to work and powering through the rest of the week! #hustle#health#wellness