Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What's for Dinner?

I had a great dinning experience tonight. I was not sure what to expect but I was so pleased with my dinner choice.
After seeing Ramen Girl I must admit I have not looked at ramen soup the same. Tonight this soup was outstanding.
I had never tasted soup this good. It was Udon soup.
It did take some time for them to prepare. It was not soup they just threw together. I was really glad it was not fast food. It was well worth the wait.
I hope for you an opportunity to go out and try something new and....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Feeling Hopeful

This video gives me hope and hope is a reason to ....

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Messy Craft Room

I love to create down in my lair. Here is an unusual glimpse into my messy room, I wish I could say it's not like this all of the time but my room resembles a river, You can never step in the same place twice, While it always out of sorts, I always know where everything is. It's the only place in my house that I do this, It helps me....

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

You Go Cuz

If you know what I know, you will really enjoy this show.
Make yourself and the family proud cuz.

Return to My Lair

Today I did return to my lair. I spend wonderful "me" time there. Mostly I "piddle".
As I worked on different projects and went about creating, I thought about all sorts of things going on in my life. I decided that during certain periods of my life I am more creative.
If the scale is tilted toward being sad, upset, or just plain out of it, then I create the most interesting, and clever things. This logic seems to hold true with my writing too.
So, while the scale is clearly on the down side, my creativity is rising. Don't really know how I feel about that. I suppose the good news might be that life is about change and if we hang on long enough the scales with change.
Now, that is something to smile about and a reason to....

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Thank God for Friends

Yesterday was a difficult day for me. A dear friend from the online game of Second Life came to my rescue. With words of wisdom and a gentle spirit, I was comforted.
I feel blessed to have such a person in my life.
Treasure your friends. Please shower them with everything positive. They are so worth it.
Those few I call friends are so special to me and I do hope there is never any doubt of it. They really help me....

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

How Sad I Am Today

I can't tell you how sad I am. There are not units to measure it by.
Today I found out my dear, dear friend was killed. I can't express how shocked and empty I feel.
The only thing I know to do is to reach for things to help me through. My faith, my husband, and family (in that order). I have wonderful and lovely memories but it's so hard to think about those now. I can't see past the fact that they are gone. Such an empty space that can never be filled.
Only time will help me .... I think.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Drawstring Muslin Bags

I was inspired and motivated to create these lovely muslin drawstring bags by Robin from You Tube.
I lovingly call You Tube, "UTube University". I learn a great deal there but I am also inspired by so many.
Today I wanted to give credit to her for the inspiration.
In creating these treat bags I simply used muslin, my favorite stamps, flowers, lace, ribbon, and trim.
The uses are many but I hope to stuff these bags full of chocolate candy to give to friends. I love giving things to make people smile. In turn it makes my spirit smile and that helps me ....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Par Avion

I love to receive stamps from other countries. I write to people all over the world and thus receive letters and packages from all over the world. While I love receiving items in the mail, I really look forward to the stamps attached to my packages and letters.
Above are two stamps I received from Hong Kong today. Inside the package was a gift but the best part of the gift was the stamps. They are beautiful. Sometimes it's the little things that help me ....

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Sunday, January 15, 2012


Today was AWESOME! The day started off with church. I went to the 9:30am mass. I was so pleased. I love when I understand things clearly and my intentions are always to remember the lessons and execute them as I go through the life.
Next, I went to help someone understand the "in's" and "out's" of Etsy. This online handmade store may not be for everyone but I like it and I think it's fun. You have to find what works for you and do that. I had fun explaining things and they seemed to understand what I was saying. I hope their shop will do well.
Later my teenage daughter and I went shopping. I just knew that would be a disaster as we sometimes have a different ideas when it comes to fashion. Today's fashion seems to dress our young people too old and, well, slutty. I don't like it one bit. Anyway, we had a good time shopping and we agreed on several things. All in all it was a really awesome day spent with my family. I celebrate our time together and I'm so very grateful for it. Spending time with my family makes me ....

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Blank Note Cards

I don't create and design note cards as much as I should. For example, I received so many Christmas presents from people and I still have not finished giving out thank you cards.
At one time I thought that if I could design and create my own, I would get it done quicker.... wrong!
There is something wonderful and personal about designing my own cards but it doesn't make the process go any quicker. In fact, for me it slows it down a bit because I have so many choices. When I have something in mind, however, the process is not slow.
Anyway, I make 3 3/4 inch by 3 3/4 inch note cards with the matching envelopes. I will make them available in my Etsy shop.
These wonderful cards are just the right size and just in time for Valentines Day. Maybe you can have your children design and create their own cards this year. I love when we are asked to use our imaginations. It's a healthy thing :)
I hope you like my sample picture above. I do have loads of fun designing and creating them. It helps me....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ugg Boot Jewelry

Today was a good day. It was not a bright sunny day but it was wonderful all the same. I worked today but had I been home I would have made myself a big pot of stew and found a good book to read. As it is, I am home now and there is nothing preventing me from doing just that.
In my crafting area I made a lovely accessory for my very stylish daughter. She loves to wear Ugg Boots. I think the name says it all but taste is relative. Anyway, she loved the jewelry I made.
Well, I'm off to make my stew and curl up by the fire and read a good book. I hope for you a comfortable nook that will allow you to ....

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Wonderful, Wonderful. Oh So Wonderful My Love

I have really been digging the online game of Second Life recently. I've been hanging out and getting so motivated, inspired and recharged.
"Your head feels so good when you finally clear it.
If I saw a worry I wouldn't go near.
Come on kid, let's hear it for me"

I could sing this so loudly today and really mean it!

What a way to start the week right? Anyway, I have been doing alot of everything and catching up with everyone. I have really done well with making my lists of things that I need to do and sticking to them. I have decided not to put things on my list that I know I won't do. Believe me, it's best to start out like you can hold out.

Hanging out in the online game of Second Life seems to trigger all sorts of creativity and peaceful thoughts which clears my head and seems to work for me.

The longer I live the more I realise what makes me happy and what does not. Staying positive works for me and staying in a peaceful place really promotes clear thinking.

Just a little something that makes my clock tick and helps me....

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dry Wax Bags

I was inspired by Bona on You Tube to make these wonderful treat bags. While hers was made of glassine, mine are made of dry wax bags. I find them easier to work with. You can stamp on them and overall they are easier to alter. I added a few die cuts and there you are.
What fun that was. Now I am off to fill the treat bags with lots of lovely treats.
I am selling these bags in my etsy shop. Feel free to contact me or go to my shop to get these wonderful bags. If you would like for me to put a kit together, let me know that too.
Not many like to put things together. Many people like everything to come assembled. If you fall into this category, I can whip up a set of bags for you.
Ahhh, creating is just something that helps me ....

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