Sunday, February 27, 2011


Yeehaw! I don't really ever say that word, I just felt like it today! Lets say it again for fun....Yeeeeeeehaw!

That's how I'm feeling. Like I accomplished something, even if no one likes it or even takes notice. I set out to list something new and interesting in my etsy shop by this weekend. I did. New goals are good.

I want to make more goals. I want too because it makes me feel good when I reach them, no matter how little or big they are. So I'm going to make more goals and I hope to be able to reach them.

Since I didn't get an opportunity to even think about this years goals at the beginning of the year, I'm thinking about them now! I'm not behind though....I'm right on time.

Setting goals can sometimes be overwhelming. Reaching them can even seem even more troublesome and sometimes when I miss a goal "deadline", I just about give up. I'm just starting to realize how important goals are to succeeding at anything. Both daily and future goals, I definitely need more. I've just been sailing around....I want a more focused, happy, loving life. With less clutter and stress and more relaxation and fun.

I'm going to be using this "Smart" mnemonic, I found online, for setting my goals from now on...
•S - Specific
•M - Measurable (or Meaningful).
•A - Attainable (Action-Oriented).
•R - Relevant
•T - Timing

Who knows what will happen but I do know it will start with simple daily lists of things I want to accomplish each and every day. The inevitable TO DO list and guess what....even though today's post took a completely different direction than I had intended....I'll check "Blog Post on Etsy Update" off today's TO DO list....Yeeeehaw!!!
Did you set goals this year? How are they coming along?
I'm off clean up my office....a tornado of fabric bits came thru...and its also on today's TO DO List!! =:0)

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pocket Full of Posies.....

Still working on some really cute fabric flower posies....the perfect embellishment...for so many things...

as a matter of fact, its pretty much all I've been doing these last couple of days....making yo-yos, cutting out flowers, sewing and glittering up some small clothes pins too because nothing can be bad when you're making things sparkle....

A few sets of flowers are going into the shop this weekend...I hope you'll like them, they were fun to make.
The weather is suppose to be turning SuPeR cold here...even a chance of SnOw, which I seriously doubt but would LoVe to see!!!! Its 47 degrees right now, down from today so it might be getting a tad bit chilly! I stocked up on soup so the Kids could warm up after school tomorrow and over the weekend. My little doggies will probably not want to go out at all they are such little babies! Hope wherever you are, you're staying warm....
Until next time,

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


This card is heading off to a friend who recently lost her Brother, to let her know I'm definitely thinking of her. I've decided I just hate making sympathy cards though. Not that I hate making cards for people, I like that, I just dislike making ones that mean someone special has died. Why is death so hard? Writing this blog post made me cry. Lately, I sometimes cry out of the blue without warning. Just a burst of emotions, triggered over something simple.
{Sigh}I miss my Mum.

I had never heard of this story before but someone read it at my Mum's memorial and I thought I'd share...It's called:
Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads, there lived a little water beetle in a community of water beetles. They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond with few disturbances and interruptions. Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad and would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their friend was dead, gone forever.

Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge to climb up that stem. However, he was determined that he would not leave forever. He would come back and tell his friends what he had found at the top. When he reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the surface of the lily pad, he was so tired, and the sun felt so warm, that he decided he must take a nap. As he slept, his body changed and when he woke up, he had turned into a beautiful blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body designed for flying.

So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty of a whole new world and a far superior way of life to what he had never known existed. Then he remembered his beetle friends and how they were thinking by now he was dead. He wanted to go back to tell them, and explain to them that he was now more alive than he had ever been before. His life had been fulfilled rather than ended. But, his new body would not go down into the water. He could not get back to tell his friends the good news. Then he understood that their time would come, when they, too, would know what he now knew. So, he raised his wings and flew off into his joyous new life!
{Author Unknown}
Beautiful huh? and yeah...I know my card has a butterfly on it and not a dragonfly...but they are kind of alike...right?!
Until next time....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy {Heart} Day!!!

What is the story of St. Valentine's Day? Does anybody really know? The Catholic Church recognizes three Saints with "Valentine" or "Valentinus" in their names. It was thought that Valentine was a priest who continued to perform marriages even after Roman Emperor Claudius II had banned them for he thought single men made much better soldiers. Another story suggest that either the same Valentine or another man, while imprisoned, fell in love with the jailers daughter and wrote a love letter to her signing it "Your Valentine". Some believe Valentines is something different altogether and feel it is quite literally...for the birds. A time when love birds choose their mates!
I think Valentines is a day where you give an extra hug or two to the people you love. Its a reminder to not forget to say I love you. You're special to me. That includes friends, neighbors and you too!!

{Photo: My Daughter's Valentines to her Classmates}

Whatever you believe about Valentines and however you celebrate it....I'm "Hoppy" you stopped by and I hope your day is filled with happiness and joy!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pocket Full of Yummies!!

Last week, I received from Peppermint Plum, these very red and see thru envelopes that just screamed "Make me into a Valentine, Please" tonight I did..

I sometimes find it hard to work with see thru envelopes but these ones just knew what they wanted to be, so it was easy. I placed a round doilies inside the envelopes and then added a couple of matching wrapped up Ghirardelli squares. {Which are always a fun and tasty little treat!}

I added a heart doilies on the outside with a card stock valentine from daisyd's and matching ribbon. The look gets completed with a fun button and a happy Martha Stewart felt heart {love}.

I truly love Valentines. Not the commercialization of it {I think ALL valentines should be somewhat homemade!} I just love that we are celebrating love. I like sending special valentines with the Kids to share at school and love to see what kinds of valentines they have in their bag when they come home. I like mailing off a few freshly made valentines to Friends and Family too. Its like sending a little hug to people in your life who you just care about! What do you like about Valentines? Do you have any special traditions? I would love to hear about them.

I'll be working on the Kids classroom treats next. I think I've decided on "You Make me Hoppy"! Can you tell the theme? =:o)
I'm hopping off...have a great night!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Cutie Pie, Hair Yo-Yo, Valentine!!

Since it was my turn for homework help at the Church and the Girls have choir first, I grabbed some of my crafting supplies and had some quiet time to make some yo-yos before the Kids came into to work. I had been wanting to make some hair clips for a while now and while sitting here today..trying desperately to focus, only on crafting and not what is going on in my "real" life, I started thinking about Valentines and while looking at the happy finished yo-yos, I thought how fun would it be to give a hair bow as valentine! {of course with my sweet tooth, there always has to be a little sweet treat too!} I decided on these....

A yummy little stick of cinnamon red hots with a tag, attached with a glittered clip..and on the tag...a cutie pie hair cute is that?! I covered the scary stitching with a cute little felt heart! {Magic!}

I think I'm getting a seasonal cold. I've started sneezing {a thousand times} and my eyes feel tired and watery. I'm sleepy too!! I think I'll go try to be horizontal for a minute or two...maybe I can talk the Girls into snuggle time and really hear about their day!!
Thank you for stopping by, I love that you did!

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