Saturday, March 20, 2010

One Perfect Day

woke up to another beautiful arizona morning. coffee on the patio with my hubby and planing our day. Spring break week coming to and end. our not so distant retired life is going to be like spring break everyday, can't wait. Cooked breakfast then Charlie and i planned a motorcycle ride since the weather was so amazing. We went downtown Phoenix to look at some antinque stores. Lived here 30 years and never been down there. So a first for me. During our travels found the most amazing Shabby Chic store. now if that wasn't a find enough, it had two sides to the store. One was shabby chic, home decor, jewlery and one of a kinds. low and behold the second side was over the top scrapbookers dream. Can't wait to go back, they are open wed-sat. only.  came home cooked steaks on the grill and watching movies tonight at home with my hubby.  Here's just a peak, eye candy for sure. Definition of a perfect day.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A blog worth reading today.

I love Lisa's jewlery and would love to learn the art of metal stamping, however today sent me to a blog that I believe everyone should take a few minutes to read.  Angie Smith's marked by love. A very emotional story so be prepared.

One of my favorite stores is Hobby Lobby

Spring break and spending time with the grandkids.  Ella and I took a shopping trip to one of my favorites, hobby lobby.  Hoping they will soon open a store closer to me, hmm but maybe not. They usually have a clearence aisle and some great deals can be found here. Mine was an large empty frame. yes Im a sucker for all sizes of frames remember, especially when I can turn them into a magnet board, bullentin board. This one was regular $250 and it was 90% off, so I got it for a mere $25 bucks. how great is that. i had ella stand by it so you can see how nice and big it is.  Now need to decide what to put in it, sheet metal, chalk board, peg board.  maybe all 3.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Love Teresa Collins new Mr and Mrs line

I'm a sucker for picture frames. One of my favorite gifts my husband gave me several years ago was an 11x14 digital picture frame.  It sits right in our family room and holds over 500 picutres. Whats' so awesome about it is every time you walk by it's displaying a different photo. I love being able to see pictures we have taken over the last 34 years. Each one sparks it's own special memory, and like I mentioned before, pictures show we've lived.  There's no more deciding which picture to put into what frame and they where to display all the 100's of frames. So now I use the frames I've collected to display the papers I love. This is Teresa Collins new line Mr. and Mrs and the paper roses i learned how to make from Stephane Ackerman.  Stephanie's rose instructions are probably the BEST $3 you'll spend. So easy and No two roses are the same and they can be used for home decor, or your scrapbooking creations.  Visit their blogs and see how creative Teresa and Stephanie are with roses they've created. endless possiblities.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Hustle for Worthiness

Thanks to Ali Edwards I found Ordinary Courage.  A new released DVD, The Hustle for Worthiness, Exploring the Power of Love, Belonging, and Being Enough. Brene Brown Ph.d. LMSW

Brené writes:
“Our lives are a collection of stories – truths about who we are, what we believe, what we come from, how we struggle, and how we are strong. When we can let go of what people think, and own our story, we gain access to our worthiness – the feeling that we are enough just as we are, and that we are worthy of love and belonging.

If we spend a lifetime trying to distance ourselves from the parts of our lives that don’t fit with who we think we’re supposed to be, we stand outside of our story and have to hustle for our worthiness by constantly performing, perfecting, pleasing, and proving. Our sense of worthiness lives inside of our story. It’s time to walk into our experiences and to start living and loving with our whole hearts.”

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thank you MOM and DAD for giving me the gift of LIFE 54 years ago

Today a birthday gift to ME.  A large Martha Stewart Butterfly punch. A Sunday Target add. Remember no two butterflies are alike. Just look at the amazing colors.  Do you see the Toy story bed spead, the bathing suit, the bedspread, the curtains, the sheets, the childrens clothes, pillow, dishes and yes a file cabnet.  I love this punch! I may frame this.

I Believe

I read this today on Teresa Collins facebook and she posted it on her blog. A good post for today.
I Believe...A birth certificate shows we were born, a death certificate shows we died. Pictures show we lived. How true......

* I believe that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

* I believe that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

* I believe that true friendship continues to grow even over the longest distances. The same goes for true love.

* I believe that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

* I believe that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

* I believe that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

* I believe that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

* I believe that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

* I believe that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take it's place.

* I believe that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

* I believe that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

* I believe that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

* I believe that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

* I believe that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

* I believe that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want him or her to doesn't mean they don't love you with all he or she has.

* I believe that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

* I believe that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

* I believe that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

* I believe that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

* I believe that you shouldn't be eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

* I believe that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

* I believe that your life can be changed, in a matter of hours, by people who don't even know you.

* I believe that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

* I believe that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.