Monday, December 27, 2010

Have your photo taken...........

You've probably deduced by now that my sister is a professional photographer! I love, love, love her work! Her photo's of my children, friends, pets, Wyoming, everything. Not so hip on photos of myself. Ususally, she points the camera at me to check the light and I'm out of there! About a month ago, she laid down the gauntlet and demanded I bring it and have my 'own' photo shoot. There isn't much that I won't tackle and I had to go deep inside to figure out why this made me so uncomfortable! To make matters worse, she said nothing, zero, zip, nada about the resulting photos. Mindy is usually so excited aobut her shoots that she immediately shares a few of her favorites before finishing the edit. Me, nothing, so my worst fears had come true, I am not photogenic, none of the shots worked, she couldn't even fix it in photoshop! She's my sister, so you think I would ask, I'm not shy about touchy subjects, but nooooooo, I don't ask, I just stew, marinate and roll around in my own little sadness over my physical demise. Then on Christmas Eve, she hands me the photos. I'm no cover girl but these aren't bad! So I'm just saying, ladies, have your photo taken, for your kids, your husband, but mostly for yourself! You'll see you in a whole different light, like the rest of the world sees you, because they don't see all of the flaws we think the see. Just the good stuff!!                                                                                

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sharing the kindness..........

As a subscriber and fan of the Brave Girls Club, I embraced this kindness challenge with enthusiasm. I try every day to give a compliment to a stranger and love to see their eyes light up when you get their attention to just say something positive! This is just as fun, a little more tangible and by having the kindness slips in my pocket, everytime I put my hands in my coat I'm prompted to hand one out!! Try it, it will change your life and those you come in contact with!!
Here is the link to the post!
And I've enclosed the link to the PDF so you can print your own pockefull of kindness!
Be sure to watch the video, it is beautiful!! Thanks, Brave Girls!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Helping a friend!

A friend of mine opened a jewelry store for the holiday season so I've been down there helping her get set up! A few pieces from her collection! Bella Bling!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I've got a thing for wings!!

This my mantel on the fireplace in my bedroom. Yes, I know!! Bedroom! I stripped it down to prepare for the arrival of my wings!! I've always had a thing for wings! I buy em, I design em, I find em in nature! Probably because my heart has wings!!

My latest paper creation! The heck with wreaths, I wanted Wings!!

Up close, my wings on a background of velvet! Love it!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My talented sister and my girls!

I have the luxury, and I do mean luxury, of having an unbelievalbly talented sister who is a professional photographer. And her favorite subjects are my girls! Some photos from a recent shoot! Wow! How incredibly blessed am I???

Friday, November 12, 2010

On being happy....................

Was wallowing around feeling so wounded after the weirdest social experience last night, licking my wounds and trying to figure out why?? When I came across this at the Fancy Farm Girl, whose blog I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! Now I'm off to turn my day around!! Thanks to the Fancy Farm Girl!! MmmmmmmWha!


“Universally people think happiness is a stroke of luck……

Something that will descend upon you like fine weather if you are fortunate enough……

But that is not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You must fight for it, strive for it, INSIST upon it, travel the world for it.

You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.

And once you have achieved that state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it.”

~ From “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert

Monday, November 8, 2010

Not ready to put my pumpkins away!!

Halloween started with this.....spooky but a little bling! See sparkly black pumpkin!

So my SideSoul, Jilly, brought me home a slew of these from Billings!! Hobby Lobby!

And I blinged, beaded, and chained them, after I spray painted them all with metallic paint!

Close up!

Aren't they cute?

Love these!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Family by marriage

I've got some amazing women in my life, some are in my life by choice, others by marriage. In the marriage department I've been blessed. First, being loved and taken care of, by my Saint of a husband. When I got him, a few extended family members came along, actually ALOT of extended family members! But the best, and my favorite, is my husbands sister, Janelle. She is a dedicated Mom to her kids, Aunt to mine, friend to me and all around one of my favorite people in my day to day life! We've helped and been together thru thick and thin and still call each other almost every day. My real sister took this beautiful picture of her and I just wanted to share it!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

More Halloween at my house!!

Napoleon Dynamite and Wilma Flintstone for Halloween!!

Napoleon showin his dance moves!! This kid should be in theatre!!

Wilma up close with her faux fur tunic!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Too bohemian for you?....... Not me!! Love it!!

This cute little upholstered VW bug and amazing furniture makes me want to add LOTS of color!! I've got a 1950 Dodge pickup I'd love to take down this road!!
Love everything from this blog I just discovered!! Gypsy Purple!!

Gypsy Purple: Gypsy Find: Too bohemian for you?.......

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

About Sammie......

Originally uploaded by boheemiannelife
This little girl came into my life having already lived many lives before. She is truly an old soul. And has been since I met her the first day she was born. She looked into my tired eyes and seemed to say, it's going to be okay, I'm here now and I already know so much. She never ceases to bring clarity to any situation and can hold her own with any adult with wit and conversation. It's a privledge to know her and have my sister capture her spirit with her camera. Love you Samantha Grace!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Book page wreath and spray paint!!

Book page wreath, this one has a center of sticks
I tried a different center on this one, didn't like it so out comes the hammered silver paint!!

And wah-lah!! This book page wreath takes on a whole NEW look!! Who knew?

Creepy Halloween Eyes!!

Just a few of my ancestors hanging out in the living room!

With a few buttons she's ready for Halloween!!

And so are these two lovelies!! Happy Haunting!!