Seize Your Summer

Enjoy your life as much as possible. Period. Patrice Tankard

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Vacation Getaway and Great Breakfast!

It is Summer vacation time and school is out. As educators, we are happily relaxing and having fun. Most of my friends are traveling and experiencing magnificent adventures. We are on vacation for two months before school starts again and it is absolutely wonderful. My out-of-town vacation adventure this week has been amazing. Numerous activities, Read More

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Date Like a Lady

Ladies, this is what I do when I go out on dates. Here are some tips: Meet in a public place with a planned activity (dinner, bowling, sports/game, art festival…etc) For safety reasons tell close friends where you will be and with whom. (the place, time and name of the person your meeting) Set the Read More


New Shoe Design! “The Renaissance”

When you show up, stand out! #renaissance Patrice Tankard


What is your true Renaissance?

When I was in college, I remember taking Humanities I and Humanities II as required courses. Humanities is the study of the history of development of human thought and culture. It was easy to become fully immersed in learning about the era that followed after the Middle Ages and the processes of what it took Read More


Memorial Day

Thank you so much to all who sacrificed so that we could live better lives. Thank you also to those who served and who are still here with us. Thank you! Patrice Tankard & The NOI Team

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Leopard and Alligator Prints

Check out our newest Luxury Streetwear Shoe Design! Here’s the Link!

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Life Learner

Take time to learn something new everyday. Never stop educating yourself. Knowledge is power. Read everyday. Balance the need for constant entertainment and learn something that will actually change your life and the lives of others. There is always something valuable to learn. Only God knows everything. Be a life learner. Patrice Tankard

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Chris Botti -“Irresistible Bliss”

Today our guest is Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti. Sit back and relax to the  euphoric and seductive ambiance of his smooth melodies.

British Literature

Comfort Zone

Seven weeks ago, I was assigned the position of 12th Grade British Literature ELA Teacher at the high school. I had to step away from my Student Services Support Facilitation position to take on this new challenge. I rushed and spent nights and weekends studying and reading Literature texts and the curriculum map. I felt Read More