Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Cup Runneth Over

Recently, it was pointed out to me that I am a positive energy. I had not thought of myself in those terms exactly, but would most definitely have to agree. Life has dealt me a crooked set of cards so to speak. Maybe if I were a card player I would say "Life has dealt me a bad hand". There are so many clever analogies I could use here. Life has given me a bowl of lemons.

In all reality, at least in my view I have been blessed a thousandfold in may ways. The trying times have made me stronger, wiser and have given me a stronger voice. I am a force to be reckoned with. I do not mean I am scary, I do not stalk people, I do not anger easily. However, I am Irish, German and, anger can spring up at times. Slow to anger, quick to forgive. Forgiveness is earned in a way but also can be given just because you know you need to. So, quick to forgive in many cases.

Blessings come in many packages including ones in disguise. It's all in how you view things. Many people that suffer from depression do not know how to "deal" or view things in a positive light and need to be taught this philosophy if you will, if possible. This is where I can honestly admit I loose my patience. I have an abundance of patience and have tried to share my insight with others and do so willingly and patiently. Then, there comes a point when I can not get through. Some people can not easily learn this attitude, to some it just comes natural. I am a natural.

So, you ask what have my obstacles been? I will not go into detail too many decades back but I will share a bit of a background story with you. Both of my parents were alcoholics, both were abusive in their own way. Both of them used myself and my sibling as weapons during the marriage, during the divorce and after the divorce.
My mother passed away when I was sixteen years old unexpectedly.

I am going to end that portion of the story right there. Possibly, after we get to know each other a bit more I will share more with you. For now, this gives you an idea where I started and an understanding that against all odds, I am a firm believer in positive thinking, positive influences, karma, faith, sharing all that you have knowing full well you will receive an abundance of what you need when you need it.

I believe that you should expect certain things. Love, respect, honor and commitment go hand in hand. This to some may seem like an antiquated notion to be swept aside. In a way, it is. I love antiquated notions. Honoring thyself should never be forgotten amongst all of this.

So, what do you do with a bowl full of lemons?
You make lemonade and sit by the river with your best friend.

What do you do with that bad hand dealt to you?
Throw a card back and keep playing.

Forever hoping you and yours have a blessed day.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ruby Baroque Crystal Earrings

Here is the perfect pair of earrings for a perfect Valentines Day! One of a kind and glitzy enough for going out to dinner. Everyone will want to admire these beauties! Take a peek at the "Ruby Baroque Crystal Earrings" then, be sure to take them home!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Charitable Donations for Haiti

For the next 30 days beginning today I will be donating 40% of sale proceeds to the American Red Cross to help with the relief effort for the people in Haiti. If you would like to make a direct donation without purchase you can use the link here -> or of course, you can go directly to

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Blog Layout

Hello All! Thank you for your patience while I work on a new blog template and colors. I plan to teach an old dog new tricks :) Meaning me, of course. Hopefully by the end of today you will see a new banner, different colors and updated pictures.

In the meantime, feel free to nosey around.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Times A Wasting Or is it?

Really, if we are enjoying our day even if we didn't accomplish anything, is time really wasted?

In my opinion, no. Time is precious and as long as the important things get done in a reasonable time manner then, all is "good". For instance, don't let your taxes go by the wayside do play chase with your son. Do play everyday! Whether it be with your craft, your kids, your pets or just hanging out with your friends. Let's not forget our significant others as well.

They support us in all that we do, hopefully anyway. This can be where the hard struggle is. The husband works hard, the wife works just as hard, the kids play hard and their is almost no time for the husband and wife to get together. Remember to thank your significant other for doing all they do even if at times it doesn't seem like much. Possibly they are doing all they can and recognizing this can actually motivate them, encourage them and uplift them. In doing so, you have just made yourself feel better too.

My quote of the day: "Time is not wasted if we are spending it with the ones we love."

I read an article recently that reinforced what I already knew and had been telling a friend: Smile, it instantly cheers you up! The simple act of acting happy actually makes you feel happier!

I often find myself taking several days to create a new design that I should have completed easily within a day. So, what takes me so long? I have cats that want to play, eat and get brushed. I have two dogs who think they are the babies in the house. I have a teenager graduating this year. I have a toddler who wants my undivided attention. In fact, as soon as I stop typing he has a book he wants me to read to him. I also have a husband who is supportive of my late nights creating, typing and networking whether it be for social interaction or business.

So, there you have it. Time is not wasting, at least not around here.

God bless,

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Buckeye Recipe I promised!

Buckeye Recipe

1 cup butter, melted
2 cup peanut butter
3 cup powdered sugar

Blend all and form into balls the size of a Buckeye
For those of you that don’t know what a Buckeye is just make it about the
size of a golf ball
Refrigerate for 2 hrs
Melt 24 oz choc in a double boiler
Hold peanut butter balls with toothpick to dip into chocolate & put on wax
paper & refrigerate.

Don't forget to make a double batch as these are sooooo YUMMY you won't want to stop eating them!