Thursday, January 29, 2009

yes yes YES

Thank you Universe for all the yes's, and even for the no’s, for they too teach me so very much.

In contemplating all the good things in my life I’m reminded of one of my all-time favorite poems and wanted to share it with you:

I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly
what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it even okay if I don't paragraph
my letters
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I'm telling you is
Yes Yes Yes

-Kaylin Haught

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

what a Jem

Here it is Tuesday night, almost over the hump of the work week. In addition to a cup of mid-afternoon tea (Tazo Awake), the thing that gets me through my day at the office is music, and lately it has mostly been Jem...I attached this video just in case you aren't familiar with can thank me later! Her latest album is "Down to Earth" and it is even better than "Finally Woken" imho.

So what gets you through your work day/week?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

overflowing love

I am blown away not only from the number of comments on the last post, but also from the kindness you guys have shown me. THANK YOU so much! I am going to try to either visit your blogs or reply to your comments, but it will take me a while. So if you don't receive a reply soon, don't think I have neglected you because that is not the case. I appreciate each of you and each word you write so very very much!
This heart is for you:

Friday, January 23, 2009

One World, One Heart

I know I’m getting a late start, but I have decided to participate in the One World One Heart event. Please click here to get all the details and to see a list of all the bloggers who are participating. There is some serious loot out there to be had, but the reason I want to participate is to make new friends and to feel more a part of this amazing artistic community of bloggers. My first instinct when I initially read of the event was “YES! What a great idea! I am SO going to do this!” But then I heard that little voice…you know the one…it said “But who would want to win one of your pendants? And besides, you don’t have enough readers to host a giveaway.” So I listened, and kept visiting blogs and leaving comments to be entered in giveaways. Then sweet angels, like JoAnna and Ellen Lyn, left me comments, and those connections felt so good that I knew I had to do this, I had to try! I told that voice to go take a hike!

So what am I giving away? Well a pendant, of course, but I am going to let the winner choose which one. It can be anything in my Etsy shop at the time the winner is announced (or one you’ve seen here on the blog if it’s still available). But there’s a twist…if there are more than 15 people who enter the giveaway, I will choose two winners! Too fun!!

My giveaway is open to active bloggers who leave a comment on THIS post. Please leave only one comment, and make sure I have your contact information. The deadline to leave a comment is 10 PM Eastern on 2/11, and the winner will be announced here on Thursday, 2/12. Good luck, and thank you for visiting! It means more than you know...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Here are some adornments celebrating Valentine's Day.

Some will be in the shop soon.

I wasn't going to make anything for V day but I had a request, and once I got started it was fun so I kept on going.

Any excuse to use the red paint! Hope you're having a great week!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

meet the girls

These are from my new pendant series, “The Girls”, celebrating being a woman. The series acknowledges the deep emotions we females are privileged to feel, along with our strength, courage, power and wisdom. My wish is that every woman will truly believe in her value, be filled with genuine self-love, and be empowered to live her dreams. I hope these pendants serve as a reminder of all we are and all we can be.

Click on these pics for a larger view (I apologize for the glare!):

These will be available in my Etsy shop by mid-week but as always, you can email me to order before they are available there -- $20 each, free shipping, customization available. Additional girls in the series will debut in about two weeks.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

shootin' the moon

This picture was taken in Asheville NC in December….isn’t it gorgeous? I just couldn’t stop gazing at it that night, and must have taken about 15 shots. We toured Biltmore house the next day and that evening at dinner I commented that the moon the night before beat anything I had seen at Biltmore.

I want to share something I have been inspired to do that I am really excited about! I was reading this blog the other day, and Cynthia mentioned that one of her goals for the year is to write to a friend or family member every week. Write--not email, or text, or any other electronic communication--on actual paper and send it via US mail. Then that same evening I received from a very dear friend—in the mail!—a couple of torn pages from a magazine, an article she had read that reminded her of me. She has scribbled that right on the outside of the envy, along with another sentence, but there were no other contents besides the torn-out article. That small act tickled me so much…I thought of it all through the evening, and it made me think of Cynthia’s blog entry. Receiving this simple piece of mail made me feel so very special and loved, and I wanted to make others feel that way. So I decided to send something to one friend every week this year. It may be a notecard, or a postcard, or something else, such as what Deb sent me, but I will send something each and every week! I am making a list of all those who I would like to surprise throughout the year, and am going to pre-print my labels so that I just have to scribble and send ( I am a Virgo, so list-making must be a part of everything ya know!). This weekend I am making some postcards to have on hand, and will officially start the mailings next week. I detest rules, so the only rule I have is I must mail one thing to one friend per week. I can mail more than one if I want to, and I can mail something to the same friend two weeks in a row if I am moved to do so. TOO FUN! What if lots of people started doing this and tons of sweet thoughts and wishes and hellos were delivered every week? Yea, why don't you do it too??!! Believe me, I do not have a lot of time to spare, but I've thought this through, and a little organization on the front end will keep it easy and fun, so if I have time, so do you. But if you decide it isn't your thing,(and are reading this and do not know me personally) but would like a little USPS surprise at some point during the year, tell me and I will add you to my list. My email link is right up top on the left.

I'll leave you with one more shot of that mesmerizing moon...

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