Peace Be With You

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May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the  infinite  possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones and allow  your soul the freedom to sing dance praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

St. Theresa of Lisieux


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Overdue Thank You!

I have some thank you’s I need to get out to my dear bloggy friends who have awarded me. My apologies for not getting to this sooner, I feel like such a jerk! I have been in a mood all week, and being gracious is just the medicine I need. Thank you again, I really appreciate it!

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I never want to hurt anyone’s feelings by not picking them. Heck I never posted the “25 things on facebook” when I was tagged because I didn’t want to hurt anyone by not tagging them.

I’d like to pass each and every award to everyone on my blog roll, and I mean that. You are all so talented, and I appreciate all the effort you put into your blogs! You deserve all the recognition and more. Btw…..I expect to see these on the right or left hand side of your blogs saying they were awarded to you, because they were!!!

Thank you to The Pampered World! 🙂

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Muchas gracias a Dana de Chic Banana, en Mexico distrito federal, je je! 🙂

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Thank you to Luphia loves! 🙂

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Thank you again to Chic Banana! 🙂

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Thank you Callie of Grayson! 🙂

Let’s Twitter!

Hey guys, thanks to my wonderful friend, Laura of Hey Missy who motivated me to join twitter…something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I had another one with my old shop, which I no longer use. If you have twitter, please share your link. If you prefer to email it to me, that’d be fine too!

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Trina Turk Home

If you haven’t had a chance to head over to Apartment Therapy, today would be a great day to do so. I fell in love with the decor of this living room, before I even had a chance to look at the headline entailing that Trina Turk, who happens to be one of my favorite designers, will be designing home decor. She is a genius when it comes to color, I cannot wait to see her entire line! On top of that, it appears as though it will be affordable, which is an even greater plus in these poor economic times.

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Zombie, Zombie, Zombie eh eh eh

Wow, it’s Ash Wednesday a big Catholic day for us. I can’t eat anything but veggies and fruit, but I’m leaning more towards the chocolate since I feel like an itty bitty zombie. Last night at around 10:30 I was watching tv in the family room, when all of a sudden I heard a loud bang, looked outside and saw a bright yellow light. At first I thought God was punishing me after reading what my friend posted on Mother Teresa and how at times she felt as if God wasn’t there for her. Then I thought my neighbor who had been let out of the institution shot his girlfriend, or it could have been the neighbors (aka parents of Lucy goosie’s baby’s daddy) shooting one of their cows. Well, I’ve chosen to believe that The Zodiac did not pay us a visit, but it was a UFO. Whatever it was, I didn’t fall asleep until the wee hours of the morning. Thanks to the Sheriffs who say they’re going to answer their cell phones in case of an emergency, but don’t….makes us country folk without a nearby police station feel real safe.

With that being said, my dog Lucy goosie baby floosie and my cat, Olivia whom I have not introduced formally to the blog are still napping.  To those of you who love my Lucy, and want to see my precious little Olivia Newton John, please do. In the meantime I’m going to try to muster up some energy so I can take down some wallpaper.

Lucy hears the deadbeat dad, barking for her affection. Little does he know, she's fixed! Girls...when will they ever learn?

Lucy hears the deadbeat dad, barking for her affection. Little does he know, she's fixed! Girls...when will they ever learn?

Gardening with mom.

Gardening with mom.

Dirty girl!

Dirty girl!

Lucy loves to swim in the pond......

Lucy loves to swim in the pond......

.....and shake in it too. I thought the whole point was to shake out of the water?

.....and shake in it too. I thought the whole point was to shake out of the water?

My brother took this one...it's too cute not to post. This is Goose when she saw me walking towards the pond. I love my sister!

My brother took this one...it's too cute not to post. This is Goose when she saw me walking towards the pond. I love my sister!

Now to my other Princess Baby….Olive-ia

Did I mention she talks back? She's evil!

Did I mention she talks back? She's evil!

Checking to see if the coast is clear.

Checking to see if the coast is clear.

Getting ready to make a dash for it.

Getting ready to make a dash for it.

And one last thing…before I go, Lucy wants you to have a wonderful rest of your day! I just realized I’m speaking for the dog, I really need some zzzzzzzzzz’s!

Lucy being Lucy....she's such a floosie!

Lucy being Lucy....she's such a floosie!

Oh Happy Day!

Had I stayed on blogger, today would have marked my “blogoversary”. Yes, I have been blogging for an entire year! Woohoo! You poor things who’ve been with me since the get go, and have had to deal with me for a while. Each and every one of you deserves an award for that one! 

For those of you who sell on etsy, landing on the front page is something we all hope to achieve. I was in Etsy Chat tonight when one of my etsy peers, justthebest4u mentioned that there was a way of finding out when we’ve been featured on the front page. About a month ago, I had my suspicions that something had happened since I received about 200 views in a matter of minutes. I wondered what had caused that, when come to find out I was on the front page! I always imagined what it would be like if I happened to just click on etsy, and saw one of my images there. Well, I didn’t get to see it, but I cannot imagine I would have been any more excited than I am right now!

It may not seem like a big deal, but it is to me. I struggled with opening this shop…I didn’t know if my images were good enough, if I was good enough, and how people would react to my work. The reason I felt the need to post this tonight is, a year ago today I got the urge to create a shop on etsy with my scarves. I didn’t know if they’d sell…I left my comfort zone, but tried anyway. I didn’t know how to promote but had read that blogs were a good way to go, so I did that. I was so happy when I got my first reader, and it just grew from there. I am not the same person I was February 24, 2008. Things in my life have changed, I have changed, but one thing is for certain…I have much to thank because of blogging. It’s been my outlet, I’ve come to you for strength, many of you guided me to start this etsy shop I love so much.

For those of you who are apprehensive about starting your own business, or doing something you really want in life….don’t fight it. I love this community, thank you for all you do! I look forward to February 24, 2010, to see how things have changed. I hope you all have a wonderful day, and thanks again. You inspire me!

Happy Week, and possibly Trails

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend! It’s rainy and yucky in Northern California, but that’s okay…I’ve finally gotten a chance to catch up on your blogs. It was a good sales week for me, I sold three prints on etsy:

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New Additions:

Waterfall- Horsetail Falls, Lake Tahoe, California

Waterfall- Horsetail Falls, Lake Tahoe, California

Horsetail Falls, Waterfall, Lake Tahoe, California

Mustard Plum Blooms

Mustard Plum Blooms

Mustard Plum Blooms

Mixed Sweet Pea Bouquet

Mixed Sweet Pea Bouquet

Mixed Sweet Pea Bouquet

Turquoise Walnut

Turquoise Walnut

Turquoise Walnut

Mixed Sweet Pea & Rose Bouquet

Mixed Sweet Pea & Rose Bouquet

Mixed Sweet Pea & Rose Bouquet

Trellis Of Eden

Trellis Of Eden

Trellis Of Eden

Pink Variegated Dahlia

Pink Variegated Dahlia

Pink Variegated Dahlia

Norcal Winter Sunset

Norcal Winter Sunset

Norcal Winter Sunset

Birds On The Line

Birds On The Line

Birds On The Line

I have a new project in the works, which I am very excited about. If you’ve purchased any of my prints you know that I include a special *gift.* I will be featuring them this week in my shop, finally! I sold out of them before they arrived on etsy…please stay tuned!

Oh and about the “Possibly trails”…..I feel as if I have overgrown wordpress. I love wordpress very much, but it’s not very practical when running a business. I am not able to post javascript, and that makes it difficult with etsy. I am not sure if I will just transfer everything over to typepad, but I have been thinking about making the move. For $4.95 a month, I can have peace of mind, security…and many more outlets for my blog. I don’t want to keep moving around, but with not being able to make this blog “my own” it’s a struggle. Please feel free to share your input if you’ve made the move over to typepad, or have any ideas. Hope the weekend is going well, and again thank you for being the best peeps I could ask for!