BLESS THE BEAUTIFUL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! Happy Flag Day 2017!

Photo created by Paulette L Motzko, Copyright June 2017 PLM Studios.

Wednesday June 14th 2017 at

 Here’s a note about the sparking American flag I used in the photo here….

It is one of my grandmother’s cherished pins she used to wear. She was my mother’s mother and singlehandedly raised her children on her own due to my grandfather James Hubert Hart dying of spinal meningitis when my mother was four years old.

Mom said the day that she finally realized that she was alive was the day she overheard someone talking about who is getting all the kids, and what houses they were all going to because Grandma couldn’t afford to take care of them all herself.

Grandma wasn’t afraid to take a man’s job in a time when it was was very unpopular for a woman to rivet airplanes -but she did. 

There wasn’t anything that could stop my grandmother Ruby Hart.

 She was proud to be an American citizen and so appreciative of everything that you ever did for her— just like my mother.

That’s why when she had Alzheimer’s disease-like my mother had, untiL she touched the face of God nearly a year ago  I didn’t think anything of helping taking care of her.

 I bought her big print Readers Digest books to encourage her to talk and keep her mind active…and they did.

 She read one of them every day … so I bought more for her and she smiled as she read each story.

I found them at local libraries and we would talk about the stories in each story, which would inspire her to tell me about her life recalling memories of when she was younger.

I don’t have a digital image of Grandma-yet’ but I’ll create one for this story I didn’t know I was going to write, until writing the first sentence! 

I know we have our trouble in America, but when you compare us to other countries- it’s pretty damn nice country anyway you look at it. We have precious  freedoms another country can match.

I didn’t say God Bless America because I wanted everyone no matter who they were to be able to relate to the image and the meaning behind image.

 I’m Christian so I’ll always say God Bless America, but as an empowered lady I would love to see all of us all over the world worry less about religion & culture and focus more about just treating each other kindly and know everyone has a right to believe what they feel strongly about.

As long as they are not hurting you or anyone then let him believe it if they find solace and peace through it.

Uniting as living, breathing people who have the power to good-is my dream for not only America but for the world.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

World Environment Day: Viewing Now & The Future & Eco-Friendly Effective Cleaners

Thank heaven I have great calendars that tell me about all the holidays all over the world.  I didn’t realize tomorrow is World Environment Day until looking at my cool weekly planner I bought from one of my favorite places in the world, Barnes & Noble.

To describe how much caring about the environment means to me, I would simply say that we need to take care of what matters to us- that includes people firstly, and topics that affect us all like the future of the world, our children and our environment, otherwise known as our home.

You need to look at the World Through New Eyes.

 Think about the world not just in the present tense- the Here and Now- but stop and contemplate what our actions are doing to the world we live in. 

That’s where that word environment comes into the picture.

Every action has a chain reaction in life. 

What are your actions doing to try and help ensure that the world will still be here intact in 50 years, for people you and I will never even know. That’s not the point though.

This week I created a whole bunch of eco-friendly house cleaners, that amazingly work better than their chemical counterparts. I got the recipes from Mother Earth News, which I would recommend to anybody anywhere. The information contained within it’s pages far supersedes what you pay for the magazine.

Mother Earth Magazine has information about homeopathic remedies, and things that apply to almost anyone can benefit from reading it.

I was just reading Mother Earth Living early in the morning while savoring my coffee. …

As this article continues on,  I will share some of the recipes that I created to clean my house. I am still astounded how effective they are and cheap to make. Probably every ingredient to make them are in your kitchen right now.  

You’ll be rewarded a with clean house and feel gratified knowing but you just made a difference and what goes in our water system.

Do it yourself floor and all purpose cleaner

1 cup boiling water

1/4 cup borax

1 cup white vinegar

10 drops essential oil of your choice to give a nice scent

Simply bring to a boil, then add the borax and dissolve completely period and white vinegar and essential oil to mixture place in a 16 ounce spray bottle.

Becky Rapinchuk is the owner of Clean Mama, LLC and CleanMama.Net, and the author of Simply Clean 2017 and The Organically Clean Home 2014. This is her recipe.

Do it yourself shower cleaner recipe is from Leslie Reichert, who is a green cleaning Coach working to change the world one spray bottle at a time, as Mother Earth Living says.

1 cup white vinegar

1 cup rubbing alcohol

It drops tea tree oil

8 drops essential oil of your choice for scent.

Combine the ingredients and pour into a spray bottle and then spray walls and floor of your shower after each use. I found it really cleans the bathtub really well too and all the stainless steel, better than any cleanser I’ve ever seen! I bought a back scrubber that I didn’t really like that has a really long handle on it. I use it to scrub my shower with and my bathroom and it saves my back a lot cuz I don’t have to been quite so much. It works far better as a bathroom cleaner than it did a back scrubber! Haha

As Emerson said so beautifully, let us all “live in the sunshine, swim the Sea, drink the wild air!”

 I will add to his words, ” for a very long time to come.”

Written by Paulette L. Motzko

What cloud image created by Paulette Motzko, Copyright 2017

 June 4th 2017 at 7:15 p.m

 Updated 7:45 p.m and finished at 1:17 a.m on June 5th, 2017.

BE IT A BIG CITY CHRISTMAS LIKE WHERE I LIVE OR A QUAINT COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, BE GREATLY BLESSED! Paulette Motzko 

Describe your Christmas or holiday and how you celebrate in your part of the world.

Paulette L Motzko








Images of Tivoli Village in Summerlin, Nevada by Paulette Motzko Copyright PLM Studios December 2016


Do you live in a big city like I do? Share what it looks like at this Winter wonderland time of year in words. 

Do you live in the country away from the hustle and bustle of city lights, where it’s quiet enough to hear crickets chirp at night? 

Share what your holiday looks like and feels like seeing  through your unique eyes. 

If you make your words picturesque enough you won’t need photos and instead will allow the readers to use that great, underused thing called “their imaginations.”

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Me at The Canonita, Mexico City Soul Food restaurant at The Venetian.

Surreal lookingsuspended in the air in the Bellagio Conservatory.This was the hardest to photograph and actually have it come in clear and it took quite a bit of photo editing to really make it look 3-D like it does.

Me at The Bellagio Conservatory last night with Leonardo Valencia behind the camera.

All the  polar bears you see are covered with flowers!

Another winning photo “Leo” Leonardo Valencia took while at The Bellagio last night. They decorate the several times a year and people come from all over the world to admire and take photos.




Above image was photographed by the talented Leonardo Valencia and all Photo editing and Digital Graphic arts was done by Paulette Motzko, Copyright December 2016.


Remaining photo illustrations photographed by Leonardo Valencia and Digital graphic arts and photo editing by Paulette Motzko, Copyright December 2016


If you don’t celebrate Christmas then I simply wish you peace and love and all the blessings in the world this holiday and beyond.

Written and Compiled by Paulette L Motzko, Copyright December 2016