Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Day Of Thanks

My thoughts for this Thanksgivng Day...

I have a lot to be thankful for. I live a blessed life. I have an abundance of so much and life, for me is easy. There are so many in this world where getting where getting through each day is a struggle to survive. I have clean water that runs from the tap. I don't have to walk miles to collect it. I don't have to worry about the cleanliness if bugs are lurking in it which might make me ill. I have food in my coffers. I don't worry where my next meal is coming from. I am not scrounging for food or have to line up to get what I am given. I can choose what I want. I have a closet full of clothes. There are many in there that have hung unworn for years. I have more right now then what some will have in a lifetime. I have a home. A roof, heat and most of all security. I don't worry about invasions, tribal wars or even bloodshed in my neighborhood. I have the freedom to say what I want without persecution. I have a voice. So many are silent.

This Thanksgiving, let's give thanks and mean it. There are so many in this world with so much less. So much less than what we have that it's hard to even imagine life in their shoes. I the grand scheme of things we live better than 90% of our fellow inhabitants on this planet, but we are all in this together. So when we get together with all our crazy and weird relatives and friends to stuff our faces, let's complain a little less. Let's take time to remember just how lucky we truly are.

Be well. Be gracious. Be thankful and be giving.


Friday, November 19, 2010

And The Winner Is...

In Living Color Christmas Card
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Girl Effect

If you haven't seen this, please watch it. And if you've watched it before, watch it again. It gives me goosebumps every. single. time. It's sad and hopeful at the same time. It makes me appreciate what I've been given and what I can offer my daughter.

Monday, November 15, 2010

I Heart Etsy

If you haven't discovered Etsy, go there now!

If you haven't discovered the wonderful Treasuries of Etsy, go there now!

If you want to check out a Treasury that includes yous truly, go here now!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's Right Around the Corner

I'm determined to get things done early this year.

I've made my list.

I'm checking it twice.

I'm beyond ready.

Bring it on.


You know, the holidays.

I checked my list this morning, and cards was the task du jour.
To back track, this past year I started using Shutterfly. I know I'm a little late to the party, but was I using some other photo site and honestly I was always a little jealous of the Shutterfly users. Shutterfly always seemed to have the cuter card designs, their interface was easier and it just seemed like "those" people were having a lot more fun than I was over at my old fuddy duddy site. So, I abandoned ship and I became one of "those" people. And now I'm one of the cool kids.
So anyhoo, off I went card shopping and there're so many choices, Holiday or Christmas? Flat? Folded? Single photo? Multiple photos? And the many really cute designs.

Love this, this, this, and so many more. Really... so many more, I don't know what to do with myself.

Whatcha doing this year for cards?

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Thanks Shutterfly...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Not at My Best

It's been one of those mornings.

I yelled.

She cried.

My heart broke.

She's probably (hopefully) singing happy songs, playing with her friends at school.

I'm still reeling.

Drying the fallen tears.


Time for a deep breath.

Time to realize I am human.

Will I ever forget the fear in her eyes? Part of me wishes I will, because that should never have happened. Part of me wishes I won't so I won't let it happen again.

Hug your kids tight.

I will hold mine tighter for sure.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Shameless Self Promotion

If you have a few moments, go check out some of the new reusable snack and sandwich bag prints I recently made up and posted in my etsy shop.

There’s Bight Owls, one of my favorites, pink, orange and yellow owls and oh so super cute.

There’s the surfboard print for all those surfers and beach goers. Since I live on the coast, this one seemed quite appropriate for me.

Another new print is Peace. Peace signs, flowers, groovy-ness. Perfect for the neo-hippie of today.

And on a more sophisticated note, there’s this Bold Flower design. I love the simplicity of it.

Remember these make great gifts for anyone who you need to send presents to. In fact, if you buy them now, I’ll be happy to ship them, for free. We can even arrange for me to send it closer to the holidays if you want.