"Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. " ~ Rumi

Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Merry Halloween

Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!

Elizabeth Akers Allen

Ahhhh.....Halloween memories! When you are a kid, Halloween is all about the CANDY!!!!! When I was a kid we lived in the Keystone neighborhood in Omaha ~  lots and lots of houses to visit! I remember we used to carry a grocery bag to fill. It was all so sweet & innocent. We would dress up in nice little costumes and the neighbors were so friendly and having so much fun "ooooing" and "ahhhhing" over us, or pretending to be sooooo afraid.

My memory is a little fuzzy about whatever happened to all of that candy because I also remember that my Mom was very vigilant about providing a healthy diet & limiting sweets (which I now APPRECIATE & UNDERSTAND).

Well, whether you "celebrate" Halloween or not....have a safe & happy day!

By the way.....this is my Son-in-Law.....There is no limit to what a father will do for his children....Isn't he PRECIOUS?!?!?!?


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween Decor

Yes, I actually got my Halloween decorations up before Halloween! I am soooooo loving these precious little Halloween hats I purchased for my dollies from Amy
~ "Classic vintage with a twist".

Amy says: "I love all things vintage to create my artwork with.
I surround myself with things that have been loved and cherished by others." Her items are lovingly gathered, then altered/recycled/repurposed into FUN & FABULOUS creations!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


My Aunt Carol (from California) is visiting my Mom in Hawaii this week.
I can only imagine the special time they are having together ~
walks on the beach, chatting about children & grandchildren,
sharing the happiness & heartache of their lives.
Sisterhood seems such a very sacred bond.
I am sitting here this morning thinking about them
and wishing them a joyous visit!

Carol & Barbara

"To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or confident - it is to have a soulmate for life." ~ Victoria Secunda

Friday, October 23, 2009

Angels of Peace

"Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace."  ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux

I just LOVE making angels! There is so much trouble & heartache in this world, I figure that every angel I make "wings" her way to someone who needs a little comfort...a little hope & peace.

"The magnitude of life is overwhelming.  Angels are here to help us take it peace by peace."  ~ Levende Waters

Monday, October 19, 2009

Do You Hate Housework?!?

Copyright-free image from Tack-o-Rama

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance. Seriously, who in their right mind ENJOYS housework? Darling Husband and I are the only ones living in this house, but we are PIGS..... I swannie (southern term for swear)..... I think someone sneaks in at night to mess this place up! How can two people have so many dirty dishes, dirty clothes, discarded papers and all around trash?!?!?

Most days, I just overlook the mess. I would much rather be creating art than scrubbing toilets. Glitter & paper are much more attractive to me than those dang "scrubbing bubbles" that sing to you while they go down the drain. But now, even my sacred art room is so messy  it is effecting my creativity! Something must be done!

Copy-right free image from  Tack-o-Rama

When I think about it.....Housework is actually a POSITIVE thing that I should enjoy.  I should be thankful that I have a nice warm, comfortable place to live. I should be thankful that Darling Husband works so hard to provide for all of our needs. Actually, I do smile a little when I pick his dirty socks & underwear up off the floor ~ it's just so darn nice to have him around the house. 

Sometimes I feel guilty for being so blessed. While people around the world struggle to find food & shelter most of America lives like kings and queens comparatively speaking.

Thank God for dirty dishes,
they have a tale to tell;
while others may go hungry,
we're eating very well.

So, while I perpetuate the myth about hating housework so much, and pretend to be distraught about hours of polishing & sweeping & shining.....in my heart I will be grateful and humbled to do my chores in honor of my family, with love in my heart. Occasionally though, I will still use that old trick that my daughter taught me..."Oh Mom, you don't have to spend the day cooking & cleaning. Just put on an apron, throw a little cinnamon in the oven and flour on your face and sprinkle a little sweet-smelling-rug-cleaning powder on the floor. He will think you have been cooking & cleaning all day!"

Copy-right free image from Tack-oRama

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bye~Bye Typepad!!!!!

As most of you know I have had a blog on Typepad since July of 2007. Now, I am not one who likes change.....but.....today is the day that I totally commit to Blogger and close my Typepad account. It is scary thinking about 2 years of posts disappearing instantly. All that soul-searching-heart-wrenching writing ~ POOF!
Wait! I have an idea! What if I re-post my favorite entries here for posterity and for your (re)reading enjoyment? OK ~ here goes:

November 10, 2007 ~ "Be the Princess"

Some days you just need to take time for yourself and BE THE PRINCESS that you know you are on the "inside".  No matter how you are feeling, no matter what stress you are under, no matter...no matter...no matter...just take time for yourself.
Calm down, relax...breathe.
Do something to pamper yourself ~ paint your nails, get a massage, take a bubble bath.....eat some REALLY good CHOCOLATE.
Put on a pretty party dress even if there is no "party". Wear a crown. Cover yourself in vintage rhinestone costume jewelry!
There now...feeling better "Your Highness"?!?

 December 26, 2008 ~ Happy 10th Anniversary Bruce & Emily!!!

Happy Anniversary to my Darling Husband. Each year grows sweeter.

Robert Browning said: "Grow old with me, the best is yet to be..."

I don't know how it could get any better! He is so sweet to me, so kind and loving. I often kid him about all of his "brownie points" he is always earning with me. I think he is up to about 10 GAZILLION by now.

I told him he should write a book teaching men how to treat their wives ~ he is such a wonderful example. 

Bless you & thank you honey, for 10 beautiful years.

Love, Your Sweetie

January 12, 2009 ~ Allison's "Happy Breakfast" 

My granddaughter Allison sent me this picture of her "Happy Breakfast". What an adorable idea!!! I cannot think of a better way to start the day. You know what they say...."Eat right & exercise".....well.....

"Jumping for joy is good exercise."  ~  Author Unknown

I'm going to make my own "Happy Breakfast". Won't you join me?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Angels Among Us

"A real friend is like an angel who warms you by her presence and remembers you in her prayers."
I am blessed. I have some really sweet friends. Without even knowing it they are building up my courage, blessing my spirit, restoring my soul & inspiring creativity.
"Sometimes your best friend is an angel in disguise."
Be an angel to someone today.