Saturday, July 30, 2011

Quote - How do you plan your day?

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I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   
~E.B. White


Friday, July 29, 2011

Quote - Dreams are nourishment

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 People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food.  ~Dorothy Gilman

On the Web

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I hope you have a wonderful weekend of rest and relaxation!


Here's this weeks sweet finds from around the 'net:

~ Loving Jen Lemen's post on How to Be Happy.
~ Sweet DIY Dreamcatchers at Embers.
~ These Cherry Almond Pancakes from The Edible Perspective look yummy.
~ This is the cutest Girls Spa Party on Hostess with the Mostess. Everything is soap or bath related!
~ Choosing Beauty shared this lovely Rock this Day printable.
~ Helpful information on product licensing from Violette.
~ 101 *free* Pretty Printables on Everything Etsy.

Hugs,

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Quote - You have a place to fill.

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"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle."  ~Deepak Chopra

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bedroom Makeover

So I haven't updated you on my bedroom makeover in a month now (here) so I thought I'd share a few pics. I've been collecting a few pieces of art from some of my fave's that I finally framed and hung up. I thought they'd be great in my bedroom so that I can have instant inspiration when I wake up. :-)


The shelf was previously located on the opposite wall. The quote was already on the wall but I separated them to allow space for the shelf.


I love nesting dolls and each one of these was given to me by my Dad.


Some favorite pieces from Kelly Rae Roberts and Lisa Ferrante.


You'll recognize the lampshades from my lampshade makeover on this post.


My window treatments consist of vintage handkerchiefs and a vintage apron. :-D


More KRR artwork, a print from Christy Tomlinson, and a print from Kiki Comin.


One of KRR's newest items, magnetic boards and a couple cute finds from a local shop.

I hope you liked the tour of my (almost) finished bedroom!

P.S.
I mentioned a monkey I was working on for a girlfriend's daughter in my previous makeover update, I finished it plus a girlie art for her eldest daughter. Here are the finished pieces:



Have a wonderful evening!

Wishcasting Wednesday: What do you wish to nourish?

Thank you for joining me for this week's Wishcasting Wednesday. If you'd like to join this magical circle of dreamers and doers, please visit Jamie Ridler Studios.
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 What do you wish to nourish?


~ I wish to nourish my body with healthy foods and much-needed exercise.
~ I wish to nourish my heart and soul with self-love and reflection.
~ I wish to nourish my creativity with lots of time to "play."
~ I wish to nourish my relationships with one-on-one time together.


What do you wish to nourish?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My Favorite Things

1) I love this clay words kit from Alisa Burke.



2) This heart garland from Paper Polaroid is so lovely.


3) What a beautiful fine art print from My Antartica.


4) I could so use these numbered baskets from Old Crow Farm.


5) This porcelain necklace from L'Officina is gorgeous!


Join me each Tuesday for My Favorite Things, beautiful and unique finds from Etsy and other favorite retail therapy sources.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Weekend Recap

What a fun and creative weekend! I started the weekend playing with crackle medium for Suzi Blu's You Suck Monday and ended up playing around with Glimmer Mists.

Crackle medium background, Glimmer Mist bird
Gesso and Glimmer Mist butterflies
 I made these in my art journal which will make some awesome backgrounds.
Glimmer Mists and plastic wrap
Glimmer Mist and plastic wrap
I also created this little cutie based on The Crafty Chica's faux embossing with tissue paper video.


I didn't have any gold paint so I used Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Ink Mixatives Gold applied with my finger.

I'm off for some fun in the sun! Be back later. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!




P.S. Have you had a chance to check out this fun app?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Quote - Love

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For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.  ~Judy Garland

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Note To You - Let Love In

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I know you must be hurting so deep in your heart. Let it out. Don’t hold that pain in. I want you to know that it will get better. Your heart will heal. You will have room in your heart to love again. Don’t settle for Mr. Alright when Mr. Right is out there waiting for you. 

It might be hard to think about loving again right now but it will happen. You deserve to be loved wholly and completely. It will happen when the time is right. When the stars align just so, he will be waiting for you. You will be the one he’s been waiting his whole life for. You will be a dream come true for him. Don’t settle for the Jack when you deserve the King. 

So go ahead, let it all out. Then I want you to forgive him, forget about him, and start living the rest of your life. True love will come along when you least expect it and it will be worth the wait. He was just the opening act. It’s time for the main event.

Quote - Bring Your Own Sunshine

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Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wishcasting Wednesday: What do you wish to try?

Thank you for joining me for this week's Wishcasting Wednesday. If you'd like to join this magical circle of dreamers and doers, please visit Jamie Ridler Studios.

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This week's prompt:

What do you wish to try?

I wish to try finding the peace within myself.
I wish to try new art techniques to learn and grow.
I wish to try loving myself first.
I wish to try to respond to my inner self with loving compliments.
I wish to try to seek new adventures.
I wish to try opening my heart to new experiences.
I wish to stop trying and start doing.
What do you wish to try?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Favorite Things

1) Love this gorgeous print from Solocosmo.


2) And this silk dress from Estel Fashion.


3) And this print from Kathy Panton.


4) And this necklace form Azulado.


5) And this stained glass night light from Fleeting Stillness.


Join me each Tuesday for My Favorite Things, beautiful and unique finds from Etsy and other favorite retail therapy sources.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

On the Web

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Happy Friday my dearies! It's been one crazy busy week and so looking forward to some down time. I'm hoping to hit up the farmers market and get in a little beach time this weekend. What are your plans?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Here's this weeks sweet finds from around the net...

~ These peanut butter fluff donuts from Edible Perspective look super yummy!
~ This graphic on How to Build an Online Empire from Everything Etsy makes it easier to visualize where you're going with online presence.
~ I just love Kelly Rae Robert's upcoming home decor line with Creative Co-op. I can't even decide on my fave piece, although the mirrors and pillows are pretty incredible!
~ I need all the planning help I can get and Scoutie Girl's Low Level Planning sure is helpful.
~ The Crafty Chica's glitter concrete floor is amazing! I did a regular epoxy coating on my garage floor not too long ago and would love to have made it sparkle and shine like her floor!
~ I love Oh She Glows 10 Ways to Live in the Present.
~ Great list of 78 (legal, wholesome, cheery) things to do on your digital sabbatical from Unicorns for Socialism

XOXO,

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where am I?

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Today you can find me at Kind Over Matter spinning my kindness project story.

Quote - Just Dance

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While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance.  ~Hans Bos

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wishcasting Wednesday: What do you wish to ask for?

Thank you for joining me for this week's Wishcasting Wednesday. If you'd like to join this magical circle of dreamers and doers, please visit Jamie Ridler Studios.

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What do you wish to ask for?

I wish to ask for the guidance to keep me on the right path. To follow my dreams. Pursue my interests.
I wish to ask for the wisdom to know when I'm following the wrong path so that I may get back on track.
I wish to ask for the strength to believe in myself, to not partake in self-destructive criticism, and to not let others negativity bring me down. Please allow me the strength to rise above. 
I wish to ask for the courage to march to the beat of my own drum and not be concerned with what others think.
I wish to ask for an open heart so I may be free to love unconditionally but have the clarity to walk away when it hurts too much.
What do you wish to ask for?

Where you can find me:
~ If you missed my guest post at Living Life Photographically, you can find it here. I share my adventure to India last year.
~ Dirty Footprints Studios shared one of my BIG FEARLESS paintings along with my fellow graduates here
~ Tomorrow I'll be guest blogging at Kind Over Matter on a recent kindness project.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Favorite Things

1) I love these bracelets and the message behind the Love Infinitely Shop.


2) I love this rustic "be" sign from Old New Again.


3) I am now the owner of one of these sweet caps from Petal Chic Boutique.


4) What a gorgeous print from Lucy Snowe Photography.


5) Must have this ring from Azulado.


Join me each Tuesday for My Favorite Things, beautiful and unique finds from Etsy and other favorite retail therapy sources.