Posts Tagged ‘thoughts


Some interesting things around here

Thy sky has been amazing between rains.

I love fall, the light changes here. It is very subtle to most people. Even the ones that live here.

I see the small changes that are this area’s signs of season changing.

This to me is a perfect southern California fall sky. It sparkles with clean.

We have even had rain and are expecting more this week and colder weather this year.

I also had a cactus bloom over the last couple of weeks, it is probably confused.

It looks almost female, doesn’t it? It is the cactus goddess.

And these are just because I love the way these pics turned out.

A gaggle of Greenmen Brooches.

Have a great week my friends, get to work on your Christmas presents, now, if you haven’t already.

Be thankful for everything.

Heard this on one of Oprah’s shows.

Thought for the day??

“Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different”


Winner of the buttons from the African Trade bead giveaway!

Norma’s Clay

Is the winner of the buttons from giveaway 9c the fourth giveaway Thank you for the great advice about my Grand daughter. Yes, I knew it was a stage and we found out she is cutting her 2 year old molars, all at the same time, I would be crabby too. I was going through a stage too! LOL!

Thank you Norma!

CONGRATULATIONS!! Sorry didn’t mean to yell, I just get so excited. ;-D

I hope you all are having a wonderful, magical, and prosperous week. Are you remembering to breathe?

The week is almost over and the weekend is almost here.

Are you having good weather, have you been to the lake or beach yet? Are the birds in your neighborhood singing up a storm? Ours are crazy, the crows are hap hap happy! I got in the middle of a hummingbird territorial dispute this week and I was standing on the ground. They were so busy protecting their space they didn’t realise I was standing there I guess. Sounded like dive bombers around my head and they were moving so fast I didn’t know what was going on.

I am awaiting the arrival of the swallows. Messy but happy, darlings of the sky.

The gophers and squirrels and I have resumed our yearly fight over my garden if that is what I could call it. I plant things and they eat them, sometimes even before they sprout. I am just planting for the local rodents, I guess. It is very frustrating, but I do get a little exercise.

I am glad to be out there with them finally though. They have built runways into the garden from underground so they can make a fast getaway. I plug the holes with huge rocks and they hide the holes behind things. I only notice when there is huge mounds of dirt displaced.

Madi and I are growing a-matoes. She can not say the “t” yet. The girl loves them and will eat a whole one by herself. I can hardly wait to show her fresh ones right off the bush. I planted them in a bucket the first time and came back out 1/2 hour later and the seeds were gone, so I covered it with metal screen and you can see where they walked all over the top and tried to lift up the sides, LOL!!

They haven’t got in so far. Today is a new day though, I haven’t checked yet. We have small seedlings and Madi and I check them everyday. Tomatoes do really well here and the last time I grew them I had tons.

I might even attempt to can them this year, there is absolutely nothing like a home grown tomato, I probably shouldn’t count my tomatoes before they bloom though.

Have a great rest of the week you all and surprise someone with your smile and your light every chance you get.

You just never know how you could brighten some one’s day. 

Show them your stuff, baby!


The other blogger and pressie from the One world one heart event

OK. Last, but in no way least, is the bead I won from Pam Brisse from The Blue Between. or

I adore this little guy. A sweet birdie glass bead. The hole runs vertically through the bead so this is going to make a wonderful focal bead.

he was wrapped sweetly in tissue, tied with a bow, and came with a Pam card, saying “Happy OWOH”.

Pam has a blog too you can go here or here

Pam talks about her beads and jewelry, her gluten free life (I love this part), and her family.

A great blog, she is funny and the look of the blog is bright and breezy like the beach on a just right sunny afternoon.

I am really enjoying the recipes she is posting. Going to go back there again and again.

I think the gluten free Lemon Bars are calling my name, OUT LOUD!

She likes Udi’s pizza crusts, they are the best I have ever tasted so far for gluten free. It is not gluten laden thick and fluffy crust like Bruno’s in San Marcos, California, but it is good, especially when you are professed pizza-a-holic on a gluten free diet.

If you live down my way, you can eat gluten, and you are in San Marcos, go to Bruno’s and try the olive oil and garlic pizza, it makes me cry it is so good!

I can make a pretty close imitation at home on the Udi’s pizza crust.

Pam also has an Etsy store here or here

Because of Pam’s work, her sunny attitude, and her gluten free diet, I will be visiting her again.  

And you should just go visit, too!!

Thank you Pam! I adore this little bird bead you have made with your own two hands and I will treasure it forever.


Who Owns Your Creativity Rights?

Lots of hearts for you!!!

Who Owns Your Creativity Rights?

This is very profound.

I really loved reading it!

Please take the time to read it for you.

It is a quick read and very well written.

I think you will be pleased!


Monday Updates- How are you doing in 2011?

Me, I am gathering myself up! I feel like I am scattered from one side of the planet to the other.

I am having a hard time focusing on anything for any period of time.

We had a wonderful Christmas, it was all about Madi too! She got so many fun things to play with and some very cool clothes.

there is a very big grin on her face

I think that children make the magic of Christmas. I miss that in my life, the excitement, the belief in magic, and the law of attraction. I felt like I could wish for almost anything and get it when I was little. LOL!! Didn’t you? Why does that go away?

Madi gives that back to me and I loved it.

She loves opening presents. She will even help others open theirs. She even says cute stuff like awwwwwww! in a little munchkin voice.

I had an incredible Christmas, I have family that are very very dear to me all year long and they worked very hard to make this a wonderful Christmas for me. The thoughtful things just kept coming. It really helped to give me some hope for the New Year and a breath of light in my life. After the never ending drudge from the last few years, this was exactly what I needed to believe in magic a little again.

I need something to change the view I had been looking at for so long and that is exactly what I got. How can it get any better than that?

Now in to the 2nd week of this new year, I am feeling positive and looking forward to the miracles and grateful and know that when they come I will be able to see them!!

Thank you, all of you, I am very lucky to have you!

Happy Monday my friends, may you be luckier than me!! I wish that so much for all of you!

How are you doing in the 2nd week of 2011? Do you feel the hope?

Do not forget to enter the 18th giveaway either here

Oh and thank you so so much for all your prayers, healing thoughts, and well wishes for my friend Susan, she is doing really well and has a great attitude and is trying hard to rest and take it easy. It is hard to hold that woman down.


401st post! Unknown give away! That makes the 18th

Wow, what a way to end the year. Good friends, good food, and my 400th post.

This is the 401st.

I for one, am very surprised.

I didn’t even want to do this blogging thing. I needed to find a way to promote myself and my hubby’s store without spending gobs of money. I needed to get back into the swing of things after several hits to my heart and ego. I had to find the self that I had lost and find new people to believe in and trust again. I have gained so much more.

It has been a long journey, this blogging road. It has been interesting, the people I have met are very unique and so very talented. I ended up making friends, many of them. Kindred spirits with light in their eyes and so much to share with others on the same path. It feels good. I don’t mean to get maudlin, but I need to do this, I need to see how far I have come, because to tell you the truth, when you are I am standing in the midst of your my own life, the everyday caca can sometime swamp you or I should say me. I call those Sh_t tsunamis. Standing so close to everything it is hard to see anything but a huge wave of it.

I got to have this forum on my terms, posting the things I want to post, with the products I want to use and do the projects I want to do. I did it my way ;-D, right or wrong.

All in all it has been very rewarding now that I look back at the year. I guess this why we do this at this time of year, to take stock of all the events positive and negative to see what we can keep and what we can toss, to make the next year better than the last. I am wondering if I should even label them positive or negative? Some of the things that I though were positive have turned out different and vice versa. So maybe I should just call them speed bumps or even just events and remain as detached from any outcome as I possibly can. Not to judge but to just be there for all of it.

Baring unforeseen events, I can move forward in to the rosy future.

I feel I have grown, I have been scared a lot of the time, felt that I had no net most of the time, and found out that all I need is inside. I have tools. I have learned new things, one day at a time, I am still learning and I want to keep going. This is good, this is very good!

I am so sorry if I haven’t been by, I have an almost 2 year old that runs my life now. I drop by every once in a while and read, maybe comment, but everyday I think of you and I am grateful for you. I am hoping some day I will get this kid thing all figured out, I mean after all, I did it before. I am just a lot older and she is just really smart and really busy, a good girl! She says “Hi”.

She smiles at me and says “gamma, hand” and I have to put mine in hers and go. To follow where she leads and to see the world through those bright young eyes!

I am going to have a quick giveaway before One World One heart comes at the end of this month, so if you want to win something (I haven’t decided what yet) put your name in this post.

I will get the rules up later, I just want to say thank you and Have a wonderful New Year all of you!

Know that I think you are all perfect and you have something beautiful inside of you!

Share that with those you love.

We will all be better off for it.

And please keep sharing with me. I am better because of all of you.

Thank you!

I am going to leave you with something one of my new blog friends said to me. It rocked my world.

“Create your life like you create your art – you have that power. -Donna, the Woodwife


Monday Updates- drip drip drip

It seems as if it has been raining for days. I am a bit melancholy these holidays, I am missing parts of my family. Oh, I have my kids, my hubby, and Madi and some very dear friends, but I am missing ones that have moved and ones that have died.

Thank you all for your well wishes and kind thoughts last time I posted, it made me feel so much better.

I am trying to make my Christmas presents as fast as I can, but I feel that time is running out and I might never complete everything. My get up and go, got up, and left.

At what point should I give up?

I guess I should just keep plugging away until the final hour, the last moment, and the ending second.

I have been stitching a bit, it seems to calm me a little.

I made these sachets and stuffed them with lavender.

This is the first one I made, it is not very good, it was a trial run. It is going to stay with me now.

I used the printable cotton, some images from Dover, and some clay pieces I made, ribbon, embroidery thread, and felt.

You can sign up for free samples from Dover on that opening page down on the left a little.

This one is a color image from a Dover sample and I did a much better job on this one.

I am thoroughly enjoying how these are coming out and it is good TV sitting work.

I hope you all are doing much better than I am and if you have any ideas on how to beat the holiday blues, I would sure love to hear them.

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