Thursday, February 26, 2009

~Right Around The Corner ~

Happy Thursday everyone!! Hope your week is going well...and its almost over! Yay!!!

I wanted to share some pics with you all. On the 24th of February, my precious angel baby girl turned 3 months old!!! Isn't she scrumptious?? Ahh, I miss them SO much. Might be time for a road trip soon... :)P

Isn't she beautiful!! My precious angel ♥

Get a load of these eyelashes! If you can, click on the pic to make it bigger ~ they're amazing!!! What I wouldn't give... LOL Precious one...♥

And thats it for me today; Short, sweet and to the point.

I've been very busy with the day job, but I'll try to post tomorrow. I've got a new funny Friday pic I'm dying to share! Heee!!

Hope everyone has a great day!!
Love & Peace,

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Monday! RAWR!!

Good Monday morning my friends! I had a wonderful weekend; I hope you did too!! I'm not entirely sure why I chose this picture for today ~ just made me laugh! LOL RAWR!!!

I wanted to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of you who've been so supportive and kind to me over the last few weeks. Some of you know what I"m going thru, some of you don't. Suffice it to say its very hard, but with friends like you all, its been a little more bearable. So THANK YOU for your gifts of friendship; it really means the world to me knowing you're all there...ready with your words of wisdom and encouragement when I need them most of all. ♥ HUGE hugs!!!!!

A little side note ~ it was one year ago, yesterday, February 22, that I discovered Etsy. Yep. One year. I created my little account, did my research, read a TON of articles and posts in the forums and made the decision to sign up. It wasn't until August of last year that I decided to open my shop, so I was on Etsy for about 5 1/2 months, buying and wishing and LOVEING every moment of the handmade world!!! Having this shop and this blog and having met all these amazing women (and men) ☺ has completely changed my life for the better!! I just adore you ALL!!!! BUY HANDMADE! Whoot!! :)P ♥

Thats it for me today! I'll wish you a great Monday and hope you have a wonderful week!
Until later...

Love & Peace to ALL,

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Dedicated to the husband. Everytime this guy comes on the TV, he mutes it. He can't stand his voice! LOL

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you are all well and I'm sorry I haven't been around lately. I've been so busy IRL, that some things get moved to the back burner. *sigh*

Only one more day...till the weekend! Whoot Whoot!! :D I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday and if I don't get back, have a wonderful weekend as well!

Love & Peace to all,


Monday, February 16, 2009

* This and That *

Good morning everyone :)

Just giving a quick update. I'm feeling a little better about my situation, but quite frankly I've been having a small pity party for myself. But...I'm still truckin right along with life. I'm still trying to be positive and look on the bright side {yes there actually is one!}, but its been difficult. Why is it so hard to stay positive? I mean, the last thing I need is to be down in the dumps, but I couldn't help it. Needed to stay at home and lick my wounds this weekend. Aaaand its Monday, so I'm sticking my head out of the den, slowly emerging, trying to get back on track. And...this picture was perfect for me this morning. Still a little blurry, can't see clearly yet, but I'm sure it will all be fine, somehow. I promise to send a few emails soon. Have a wonderful day :)

Love to all


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

First . . . An Insight

Good Morning my friends ♥ I'm having a rough morning and really wasn't feelin a post, but I read this Insight and just wanted to share it. I'm very comfortable in my comfort zone, hehe, so this gave me something to think about.

"If you have the courage to step outside of your comfort zone, you will not only be amazed by the marvel and sights of the world, but also with the wonders that lay deep within yourself."
Rosanna Ienco
From her new book Awakening the Divine Soul - Finding Your Life Purpose

So, I don't know how much courage I have to face whats coming in my life. There's a fear - there's nervousness - there's a sense of dread. Its very overwhelming. But I shall persevere! I keep telling myself everythings going to be fine, but will it? I can't know. Anyway, I'd appreciate any good vibes and prayers you can throw my way. Love to all :)

Next, and I can't believe it, I've received another award! Whoot!! My darling friend, Sharon of Mana Moon has given me yet another award - she must really luv me! lol :)) ♥
Thank you Sharon! Your blog is an absolute delight, so for YOU to bestow this upon me, is quite an honor. I appreciate you more than you know. Biiiiiig Hugs to you lady! ♥ ♥

From my dear friend Sharon :)

Thats it for me - I wish you ALL a happy Wednesday! Forced Affection Day, I mean Valentines Day is coming up! Love love love!!! hee hee!!

Peace & Love,


Monday, February 9, 2009

50 Questions...on a Monday

Good morning everyone! I must first start out by saying that, while its early Monday morning...I've already decided its going to be a wonderful day. I woke up feeling so rested and bright and chipper {don't slug me} - I don't know how this happened, but I like it. HA! So...since I'm feeling particularly shiny this morning, I thought I'd do this "tag" bit. I've been tagged by my friend Angie of Art Angel; my fellow team member from Inspiration Avenue. I usually dread tagged posts, but this one should be relatively easy :) Yay! Sooo, here we go:

1. Were you named after anyone? Nope; my sweet Mother informed me that she flipped thru a baby names book (didn't flip too far...hehee) and stopped on one that sounded nice. lol*snort*

2. When was the last time you cried? Can't remember - I don't cry very often...

3. Do you like your handwriting? Yes

4. What is your favorite lunch meat? Turkey

5. Do you have kids? No.

6. If you were another person, would you be friends with you? Heck yeah, I'm a hoot! LOL

7. Do you use sarcasm alot? As often as possible!!! :P

8. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes

9. Would you bungee jump? Eh...not my thing. So, nope.

10. What is your favorite cereal? Golden Grahams

11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Nope :)

12. Do you think you are strong? Sure, when put to the test, or pushed to the limit, you bet.

13. What is your favorite ice cream? Ben & Jerrys Half-baked. OMG. yum.

14. What is the first thing you notice about people? if they're smiling

15. Red or pink? Mostly red, but sometimes pink.

16. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? That most of the time, I don't practice what I preach.

17. Who do you miss the most? My Angels. My sweet Wesley, Nathan and Maia Grace. ♥

18. What is your favorite technological device? Computer

19. What color shoes are you wearing? Brown

20. What was the last thing you ate? Apple

21. What are you listening to right now? Some crazy Jazz

22. If you were a crayon what color would you be? Olive green

23. Favorite smells? My new Wiggle perfume oil; Bergamot; my puppy's ears; spiced cider

24. Who was the last person you spoke with on the phone? Hubby

25. Mountain hideaway or beach house? Mountain hideaway ALL THE WAY. 100% LOVE the mountains.

26. Favorite sports to watch? Baseketball for the game, but Hockey for the fights! lol

27. Hair color? Brown

28. Eye color? Green

29. Do you wear contacts? No - glasses sometimes *sigh*

30. Favorite food? PIZZZZZZAAAAA

31. Scary movies or happy endings? Ah...I like a mix of both, depending on my mood. I love me some scary movies tho...

32. Last movie you watched? Wanted {watch it! its awesome!}

33. What color shirt are you wearing? Light blue

34. Summer or winter? Winter Winter Winter - oh...and Fall - I hate to be hot! Georgia summer's can be brutal!

35. Hugs or kisses? Hugs - I'm a hugger. If I could, I'd hug everyone I ever meet. Sometimes, I even want to hug the strangers in the elevator b/c they look like they're having a bad day.

36. Favorite Dessert? Brownies and ice cream with chocolate syrup and maybe whipped cream? hehee..

37. Tea or coffee? TEA - my favorite? Earl Grey Green. {I've stopped drinking coffee, and boy do I miss it. But by the time I was finished preparing it, it might as well have been a cup of sugar! lol}

38. Computer or television? TV

39. What book are you reading now? Blood Brothers - Nora Roberts

40. What is on your mousepad? an advertisement. Boooooring. *snooze*

42. Are you ticklish? Yes - stay away from me!

43. Do you have a little black dress? sho nuff

44. What is the farthest you've been from home? Cozumel

45. Do you have any strange phobias? I can't stand cockroaches. I know they have their purpose (not ever sure what that is), but they're fast little buggers and if they start flying...its all over.

46. Where were you born? Bellefontaine, Ohio

47. Have you ever played naked twister? Nope

48. What color is your car? White

49. If you had 5 other lives, what jobs would you do? Photographer, Mortician, Psychologist, Godiva chocolate taster, Personal shopper - Weeee!

50. Generally, in life, what makes you happy? Time to myself - definitely; House mouse, hermit, call me what you will, but I like being at home with my family; being able to be creative.

Well, there you have it folks. More about lil ol me. I'm not tagging anyone else - but do feel free to snag the questions and do your own list.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day, despite being Monday. Its one day closer to Friday! LOL

Peace & Love,

Friday, February 6, 2009


Good Morning everyone!! Happy Friday ♥ I know I've posted this pic before, but its been a while and I've got some new, I mean followers *snort* and I really wanted to use it again. CRACKS me up! Hehee :)

And...a couple more pictures: My boys! ♥ The pics are a little blurry, I know...but I'm tellin ya...getting them to sit still long enough to take a pic is tough - we were using treats to get them to sit for these pics lol

This is Oliver or "Oliver-sudden" (because you're minding your own and look over and all of a sudden he's there) - "Olivarious" or "Oli-hair" :)
He's my little Sheltie. I always call him a "Miniature Sheltie" because he's the smallest Sheltie I've ever seen, but apparently there's no such thing as a miniature Sheltie. So he's my little miracle boy; I always tell him he's one of a kind. LOL And he spoiled. can you get mad at this face? When he ate Dan's Lazy-Boy...Dan just picked him up and loved on him. So wrong!! LOL

And this is my big buddy boy Mac - or "Mac-a-doodle" - "shoogie boogie" - "Mom's best boy" - "Macaroni" - or "Mackie" He's a shepherd/lab mix.
He's my old man. He's stubborn as the day is long, has selective hearing and wants what he wants when HE wants it *rolls eyes* and of course we oblige him. Heheee :) He also does this thing with his throat when I tell him "No" - like he clears it or its a loud sigh or something. I call it "his back-talk" LOL He's 13 and doing great for his age. I think Oliver keeps him young. They play all the time.

So there ya go - those are my boys. Its amazing to me how much they're like children. Thank goodness they can't talk back BAH!!!

Mmmm-kay class, thats all I've got for today. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Was it just me or did this week just fly by? Its sure seemed like it. Hey...thats awesome! Whoooooot!

Be good, be safe and be kind to each other -
Love & Peace Y'all ♥,

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

HURRY!!! - QUICK!!!...somebody call Angelina Jolie ~ this guy needs some help. *giggle-snort*

Happy Wednesday everyone :) I can't believe the week is half way over already - seems to be flying by and you won't get a complaint outta me. As far as I'm concerned, weekends can't get here soon enough. Whoot!! :)

Soooo, {♫ a needle pulling thread..♪) hehe - my Etsy shop has been buzzing over the last two weeks. Ever since I joined the "team", my jewels and I have been introduced to some wonderful women. I am SOO grateful to be a part of this team. Thanks again Sharon, for putting it all together and getting everyone on board - and well...for everything you do. You are such an inspiration to me and I know to many others. So I'm sending you a BIG WARM BEAR HUG ~ Love ya loads lady...

I've lots of earring designs in the works, as well as a few necklaces. I'm taking this whole 'inspiration' thing very slowly. I don't know why really...its just moving at a snails pace. Fine by me. I'd rather take my time and make them special than crank out piece after piece like some machine. Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent. hehe

I was reading thru some of my feedback from my shop last night and saw a comment that said, "I love the uniqueness of this shop". That made me feel like a million bucks! But it got me thinking about what actually needs to be done as far as my designs go. There's a challenge, each time I make a pair of earrings or a necklace to make it something special/different. So, thats what I'll think of when I sit down to make something "think unique!" That word seems to be so overused, but when people see my designs, I want them to know that they won't see something like it in a mall or on anyone else for that matter. Thats what makes it special. Thats what makes it handmade. Buy Handmade! Whoot! :) lol

Thats it for me. This post has taken much longer than anticipated. I wish all of you a wonderful Wednesday!!! ♥

Love & Peace to All,

Monday, February 2, 2009

Monday ~ Monday ~ Monday

Well?? What do ya think? I got a ton of cleaning done this weekend... :) *snort*

Hello people...aaaaand its Monday again. Ding dang Mondays. They seem to come around every week. Duuuuude - what a drag. hehe

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Despite having to do some heavy cleaning, my weekend was great! Whoot!

Oh...and if you heard a *THUD* sometime during the weekend, it was me falling off that 'ol diet wagon. Yep. Crash and burn. Ugh. How am I expected to be really diligent and stay on track when there are yummy things everywhere I turn? You see, I have no will power when it comes to chocolate, ice cream and brownies. Oh, and also tortilla chips and salsa. Oh, and any kind of pizza. Oh, and fried foods too. Oh, get the idea. Usually during the weekends, when my fridge is stocked, I'll do pretty good. When the stock is low, thats when I get into trouble. *sigh* However, I refuse to beat myself up over it. One day at a time, I always say. Thank goodness for another day! lol

Alright people, its time for me to wrap this up and wish you all a good productive week. I'm off to put my face on *snort* and have my 3rd cup of tea. Wheeeee! (yep, I'm a little hyper)

Have a great day everyone!
Love & Peace,