Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kind Words

Kind Words smooth all the paths of life and smiles make burdens light and uncomplaining friends can make a daytime out of night. ~~ Carrie Jacobs Bond
Lots is happening in my Life at the moment, I am strugglling from time to time with depressive episodes

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

1000 posts later!

I can hardly believe I have 1000 posts with this one! When I started writing this blog i wasn't sure where it would lead - I had boys at home all the time :) LOL and a girly girl Hh, I craft , I alter, I vent and I have taken tons of pictures.

I don't get as much traffic as I used too and i have slowed a bit on my posts, my life has lost it's young boys and they are all growing up. But I still love this form of communications and it is like a little piece of me i can leave in the world. it has allowed my the opportunity to document my life with kids and spouse and friends. it still allows me to show the world what things i love and care about. What things I discover a passion for.... how i live and what i do. it has been there for me to tell about the hardships of raising sons and the hardships of losing a job and gaining a new one. the tough things and the joyous things the little things we celebrate and the big things we take for granted.

My life is full of things I love - things i am so blessed with that i can't imagine how i could want to be anywhere else. I still have my desires for material things that I don't have, I want to be able to get out of the debts i do have and i want to be even happier in the future. just a few things on my list ! LOL but i am always traveling down the path that god is directing me i am still rowing along but he steers an awful lot and i am a grateful soul that he is in my life.

So thank you my friends and family that are loyal readers and love to " see what we are up to" here in my little corner of the world. I feel your presence in my life and i hope this blog continues to provide you with joy in your life and you learn a little something every now and then. You all inspire me to keep posting my thoughts on life and what it gives us.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

cards from the hero art stamp

here are some stamped cards I made with the large stamp I won from the twitter contest from the hero arts company. I used water color pencils and luminarte colored pigments and on the red background i embossed them with holographic embossing powder from ranger.

daring do?!?

I did my hair, haven't been a red head in quite some time LOL - but been toying with this for a while and today Hh wanted hers colored again for school. so I am pretty dark and her too.

Monday, August 10, 2009

tiny colorful delights

I have never been a millionaire. But I have enjoyed a crackling fire, a glorious sunset, a walk with a friend..... There are plenty of life's tiny delights for all of us.

Jack Anthony

Everywhere we turn color is all around us, interesting to me is how it plays in the everyday. My blog gets lots of traffic in this area because I have been tagging colorology and colorstrology - * one is a mis-spelling** by the way LOL for a couple of years now. And search engines bring on the readers looking to predict color by thier birthday and what traits that color signifies.
i love purples and pinks and most of febuary birthdays fall in these color ranges I have quite a few colored pieces in my wardrobe in these colors. I also have quite a bit of lime green and apple green- which I get complimented on quite a bit when i wear that color. I have noticed that Hh has quite a bit in the green apple, lime family too. funny she is a febuary birthday too.
it does make me wonder the influnces that drive my color palette and hers.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Karate and Life lessons

Success in the martial arts - by Harry Cook

This is a very good article about what it takes to " do " the martial arts. Hh I hope is on the way to a black belt and i hope she will use these principles set out by Mr. Cook, She has learned a few has improved a few and needs to work on more still to really achive her sucess.

her disipline has helped her tremendosly already in school and life, breaking boards and practicing and being aware of your body is so crucial at her point in life.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

see what I won??

Design Block Butterfly Wood Mounted Stamp- From Hero Arts- it is pretty and sweet to have won in a tweeting contest!
now to make some cards and use this in a project. I need a creative muse- my mojo has been seriously lacking, I haven't even altered anything in a while.
reading all the tweets from CHA and following some new bloggers has helped a bit but I am lacking girlfriend power. I haven't been motivated to crop by myself in a while, it seems to take too much effort to be nice to other people. LOL , but maybe I will finally get motivated to scrap hh and my trip to beautiful San Deigo ( that has been in my scrapping brain for a while)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Life lessons

45 Life Lessons

I love this list!

I took it from Kim Kwan

It was written by Regina Brett from Cleveland, Ohio, who recently re-published this list in a local newspaper in honor of her 90th birthday. There is more than enough good stuff in this list for each of us to learn something...which ones speak especially to you?

Which ones do you need to work on?
Today, I want to work on #4, 10 :), 17

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:"

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In five years, will this matter?".

26. Always choose life.

27. Forgive everyone everything.

28. What other people think of you is none of your business.

29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

31. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

32. Believe in miracles.

33. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

34. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

35. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

36. Your children get only one childhood.

37. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

38. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

39. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'dgrab ours back.

40. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

41. The best is yet to come.

42. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

43. Yield.

44. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

45. ( i don't know what happened to 45 LOL! )