I’ve Moved & Giveaway Results!

It’s been a sad couple of days, and the only thing that would make me feel better is making someone else smile. With that being said, I’ve been working really hard on my new blog and posted the winner of the giveaway. I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog as much as I have. I wish I could stay, but as I stated before it isn’t practical with my etsy shop. I will keep this blog open, so I can be found at my new location. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued support! Much love!!!

If you could please do me a favor, & please follow me at http://candacerose.typepad.com I would greatly appreciate it!

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Prayer Request

Last night while watching the news I noticed that there had been an officer shooting in Oakland. It upset me greatly, thinking about the poor families who had lost their dear loved ones, trying to keep us safe. I had no idea that one of my close friends had been affected and was mourning the loss of her step father. I received a message from her today, asking for my prayers and I am in shock and just heartbroken. I can’t help but think of  her poor mother, her brother, step brother, and step sister. I know they say everything happens for a reason, but in this incidence I can’t see how. I am sending my thoughts and prayers to the other families who have been affected by this tragedy. 

 

Here’s a poem I found on Police Poems in honor of Officer Romans, may you rest in peace.

There’s a reason I cried
When I heard two officers had died
The reality hit hard in the life that we live
To a job where people are asking you to constantly give

Two of the finest today paid the ultimate price
And with pride and honor made their greatest sacrifice
The public has no idea on a day to day, what you went through
And how many lives that are now touched, the killer never knew

How you sometimes went to work, with very little sleep,
Duty and honor, a vow you must keep
And like most cops you were most likely underpaid
But it’s a job you loved, the one for which you were made

To protect and serve, is how you lived your lives
My heart goes out to your now widowed wives
It’s a knock on the door every officer’s spouse fears
And that’s why today my eye’s are filled with tears

Our thoughts and prayers are for the families that will be without
A father, a husband, a brother who will be missed beyond doubt

Heaven called two of your finest home today
A price anyone who loves an officer hopes they will never pay
Lord, Watch over each and every unsung hero we pray
So they can be with the ones they love at the end of their day.

by

Jenny Peery

Spouse of
Officer Michael Peery ~ K-9 Officer

Lulu’s Cupcakes

I finally made it to Lulu’s Cupcakes a few weeks ago, and I am so happy that I did! Not only do they have the best cupcakes, but I had a delicious sandwich to boot. Lulu is located in Elk Grove, California (about 20 minutes south of Sacramento) in the heart of Old Town Elk Grove.  They’ve been open a little less than a year, with the owner being a recent high school graduate.  I only wish it’d  been around while I was in high school, and college…I could have envisioned myself studying for hours while eating red velvet cupcake after red velvet cupcake.

Lulu’s Cupcakes

9093 Elk Grove Blvd Ste. 100

Elk Grove, California 95624

916-230-1956

 

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Gray Day

It’s a rainy Sunday in Northern California, and I’m dreaming of the day I can afford to live in a place this gorgeous, preferably in an ocean town. I’m thinking Pebble Beach. You’ll recognize me, I’ll be the one with the frizzy locks pulled back, since I’ll have no reason for a flat iron with that ocean air. Hmmmm I may have to rethink this plan of mine…….

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!

Don’t Laugh (Updated)

I dare you to watch this hilarious video, 10 Chick Flick cliches you will not see in “He’s Just Not That Into You” and not laugh! FYI- You’re all invited to my wedding when I marry Bradley Cooper. Whatta Man, Whatta Man, Whatta Mighty HOT Man. Ok, I’ll stop drooling.

***The video I had up this morning, became “unavailable”, but I found another user who had uploaded it…so if you tried viewing it this morning, and had no luck, it’s available for the time being 🙂

Week Without A Macbook

Good news, the letter J decided to calm down, and I’ve canceled my repair order (yay). You may notice that this post doesn’t have photos…I’m sorry. I am currently working on replenishing my album. Thankfully I am one of those people who saves as many photos as I can on my memory card, so I have a few. I have learned a few important lessons through all this, and I thought I should share:

  • Back up your data. If it’s important you, back it up.
  • Organize your life! I need to find my printer cd’s, camera cd’s and word, photoshop cd’s because I now have to re-download everything.
  • Don’t overdo it. I am one of those people that “if it doesn’t get done now, it’ll never get done.” That’s how I reacted to my etsy shop, and had to do everything right away. I always thought- who knows if somebody wants to buy something right this minute. Nothing has to be done right this second.
  • With that being said…go to sleep early! I have a habit of working on my shop until 1/2 in the morning. 
  • Find a new job. Caregiver stress is enormous. I don’t have the luxury of being able to leave the house very often because my grandma tends to collapse when we go anywhere, and my computer has been a way for me to escape the stress. 
  • Exercise. My mom and I have started walking…and not our leisurely walks either. We had the pleasure of beautiful 60+ degree weather up until yesterday…so we’ve been walking/jogging. 
  • De-cluttering my inbox. I had over 4000 messages in this thing. Does anybody know how to create folders on .mac? I have certain emails I’d like to save….and don’t necessarily want to view them every day!  

Week that was…..

Thank you to those of you who left well wishes for my grandmother. She’s had extensive tests lately to see why she has been passing out. On Friday we were to find the results of her exams (all which came back normal) but she collapsed getting into the car. The doctor was not going to perform anymore procedures, until my mother demanded something be done. On Monday they inserted a “loop recorder” which is a device that records when she passes out. They gave us a remote, and when she collapses we are to put the remote next to the place where they inserted the recorder, record it…hook up to the phone, and it’s transmitted to the doctor that way. Technology is miraculous! 

Hopefully I’ll have some photos soon. Have a wonderful morning 🙂