Saturday, July 7, 2012

Heart with wings!!

When I started making wings I already loved the heart with wings symbol, I buy them whenever  I come across them.....found lots in Mexico. But then a friend opened a store and used this as her logo, Twisted Hearts..........and I just couldn't resist figuring out a way to make her some!! And here are the results!! :O

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Turquoise Buffet

Before, the vintage buffet......

The inspiration piece......

During............yes, this was very SCAREY and my kids kept walking by it and saying not very nice things!!

And wha-la, the finished product!! I love it and so does my client!! ;)


Monday, April 23, 2012

Frankie on the left, Tavie on the right

Gretta doesn't quite know what to think of one so little!!

Totally worn out! 
We have someone new in our family, and her name is Tavie. A carrin terrier who has stolen our hearts!! My sister has her sister, Frankie and we are having so much fun with their lively, lovely spirits!! :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Gifts of Imperfection

Stumbled across this life changing book when I needed it the most!! Funny how life works that way!!
http://www.brenebrown.com/books/2010/8/8/the-gifts-of-imperfection.html

I hope you read it, I hope you download it, I hope it changes your life as it has mine!
Cheers, to Imperfection!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!! Welcome 2012

I spent a very quiet New Years Eve by myself as I do every year. Don't be sad, it is just as I desire. When my girls were little, I told my Soulmate to choose something (anything) to do once or twice a year with his daughters (without me) that would last a lifetime. He chose skiing. Perfect, because I don't ski and had no desire to learn, lug all of that equipment around, be cold, have a snotty nose, go up and down a hill for no reason. So every year, he packs those two up and heads for Big Sky, Montana for 4 or 5 days of skiing. I'll admit the years when they were little were tough, lots of crying, lost mittens, frustration, but he persevered and now they pack their own bags, get their own gear on and look forward to that time with just their Dad.  I don't go and look forward to the solitude of those days to recharge, regroup, rearrange and realize. I don't do much, read, rest, sleep (alot), take baths, eat snacks for dinner, answer the phone only if I feel like it. Lot's of people are appaled that I would be ALONE on New Years, but for me it is perfectly symbolic, we come into this world alone, we leave alone, and for me saying goodbye to the last year alone and welcoming the new year alone is just as it should be. As for the rest of my days, they are filled to the brim with so many great people, positive energy, lots of laughter, tons of love, and bright, bright lights!! I'm so excited for 2012 and will always look back very fondly on all of my blessings from 2011.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Just when you think you don't do enough.........

Here's a challenge for you! For some reason this morning I decided to go in and clean up my photo files. When I load my pics to my editing program they automatically go in by date. If I'm in a hurry, I grab the one I want and post it to facebook, my blog, or send it to a client. So at the end of each year I'm left with lots of files that just have dates on them..............come to find out 2011 was a pretty epic year for me!! It started out with me floundering for direction, ambition and ispiration.................then I took Soul Restoration 1 and 2, from Brave Girls Club, found this photo of my vision board which I LOVE!!

Then we all packed up and went to Sayulita, Mexico.....the whole crew and it was magical!! And WARM!!

There were graduations, first day of highschool, first day of junior high, therefore lots of lasts as well.....




We had lots of parties, birthdays and weddings, and some just for the heck of it!!




And I went to Brave Girls Camp in McCall, Idaho and came home with 30 plus new, amazing friends!!
Here's a pic of me and my roommate!
Kathy and Melody, the founders of Brave Girls and who made it all a reality!


The fall out from these photos was I realized how much weight I had gained, 30 pounds in the past three years......thus September 1st I went back to my trainer, cleaned up my food and started doing my cardio on off days, 10 down, many inches gone. 2012 will see a slimmer, fitter, healthier me!!

Another of my big dreams came true in October, Born in a Barn was birthed and what a great success!!
And what I've noticed about everything I write about this past year, it's not ever about things, but who was there..........because in the end you really do just remember how people make you feel!!