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My place to share with family & friends... pieces of my life and some sparks of creativity that come to me in between my crazy days of now! Remember that each day is a gift!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lovin' Spring !

I am a blog stalker... love being inspired by such amazingly talented women... I found that Patty posted a super easy tutorial of a Spring baby grass wreath. I love this and this is what I came up with:

I love that " grass " ! I just can't wait untill the trees are green again here !
I also found several Easter ideas at The Idea Room. Thinking about planting grass seeds in my deck flower boxes and adding Easter Eggs to them when it sprouts ! So many ideas !

I have been feeling so overwhelmed lately ! I hate that I allow life to get that way for me at times! I don't think I have too much to do , just that I am terrible at time managing ! Prioritizing ( or is it procrastinating ? ) is sometimes a dilemma of mine. I know in the long run I will know I made the right decision to let the housework go while I play with my kids or help them with HW and make costumes for variety shows, and help in their Sunday School classrooms and so on. This is when I become overwhelmed, when it all piles high for me to tackle ( the stinkin house work) and I have thousands of other things that need to be done as well, not to mention thousands more idea that collect in my head of what I'd like to do one day...
hmmm such as taking up photography professionally (ha!) and open an online store of this & that ... cupcake pin cushions , fabric journals, key chains, hot/cold packs and baby wipes cases and designer fabric burp cloths ! ( ha! ha! ). OH, and the daunting task of managaing my own personal photos ! Someday !

Monday, March 8, 2010

camera bags and huge give away

I am posting to tell you about a huge give away and some georgous camera bags! Liberating women photographers everywhere ! ( got that from the website !) so get over there and check it out ! The contest is open till April 1st , I believe . Winner selection on April 2 !
Good Luck !

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I challenge you ...

Do any of you remember what a stamp looks like... or even how much one costs these days? When is the last time you sat down and wrote a letter to a friend? It is becoming sad to me that people rarely even talk on the phone anymore. Seems like everyone is texting and instant messaging. My husband travels frequently with his job and on his way home from California today, he called me on his cell from the airport(we do not have a texting plan) and conveyed to me how awkward he must look with his phone actually to his ear and talking on it. Everyone around him with their "smart phones" and heads bowed just texting away or playing with their apps or updating their status on their social network... even tweeting ! I'm sure it is convenient and quick. I admit, I don't love getting stuck on a phone call that it is difficult to break away from , but it is so quickly becoming impersonal to keep this trend going... My challenge to you is two parts... have a telephone conversation with the next person you consider texting : "how r u?" and the second part is to sit down with a pen and paper and write some one a letter. I have 2 people in mind that I am writing to this week. Think of how wonderful it will be for that person to check their mail and receive your letter among the bills we all hate and the junk mail. I bet it will make them smile. check out the youtube video I posted about the Indianapolis teacher... very touching story. (remember to turn off my playlist before playing ) and leave me a comment if you decide to take my challenge ! Oh, and by the way , a stamp costs 44 cents.