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Sunshine Awards.

Nothing short of thankful.
The Henna Art Quilt.
Well I've finally got up the nerve to award the blogs that in my opinion are passionate and vulnerable,...and the winners are...

Serendipitous...
chune123.blogspot.com
Chris is a real as dirt and if her writing are too cheesy or mundane for you, just move on and find yourself another blog to read. She won't mind... no hard feelings... truly. She's incredible!!!

The Henna Art Quilt...
thehennaartquilt.blogspot.com
A woman who knows what her passion !! Lyndune is an amazing woman, brave and fearless.

Miz's Write For Life...
readingwritingblogging.blogspot.com
Mizrepresent (her name) musings are on writing, reading, publishing and life. Loving the discussion going on at her blog. Keep it going gurl!!!

The Window Shopper...
liz-wishfulthinking.blogspot.com
Liz is an Art and design student, seeking inspiration of all kinds.
The eclectic, the fabulous, and the fun.

nothing short of thankful...
thehubb4.blogspot.com
The Hubbards. Jason…

Sitting Alone,Typing out loud......#1

Sometimes I feel like there is more I should be doing with my life, You know what I mean,... when you sit alone and think about your life.

Am I truly fulfilling my whole potential? Am I where I ought to be in life? I don't want to depress anyone,... I'm just sharing my thoughts, after all.

Sitting alone I often think about such things. Its good to reflect and take stock of ones life in a constructive way, of course. To plan your next step in life or to just prepare for what you know is to come.

Right now I'm truly grateful for my life, I'm enjoying today, who knows what the future may hold for us all,...good or bad.

So I'll kiss my kids and my husband (and my dearest dog Sam) and say thank you to God, for this life, family, friends, our home and a not so great job.

I will however keep dreaming, changing and growing, experiencing new things and seeing new places. Well I don't want to ramble on here, so take care and thank you for stopping by my faithful friend…

Meditation #3.

Today


At the end of today, if it has been preoccupied with thoughts of enjoyment that might be coming, we will find that we have lost something valuable that will be gone forever. Today!

In hoping to be happy about something in the future, instead of being happy right now, we are missing out. We often want more time, more money for that new purchase, a better job, better health. The list may be long.

This is such a waste because there are probably many things to feel really good about each day. Unfortunately we are encouraged to dwell on things that we have yet to acquire. If we were bombarded with daily reminders of how lucky we are and how much we have to be happy about, we would retire at night with wonderful days behind us.

"No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, then enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself b…

Calvin and Hobbes.

I'm in an Easter state of Mind.

Love this... Yumm
and this...

ohhh and these as well.

Lots of great ideas for Easter decor. Simply beautiful colors.


Happy Monday, its going to a happy week for us all!!! Take care.

Planning an Easter Egg Affair.

Oh isn't a an Easter egg tree divine,...I would love
to do one, but will I have enough time, I do hope so.


I love the idea of these cupcakes,...there will be lots of cupcakes.


I found these templates at marthastewart.com for the decorations.


I'm thinking of lots of pale yellow table cloths and flowers and streamers of bunny rabbits.


I simply must have deviled eggs on the menu,...Yumm!

Hello everyone, I have been busy these last few days, but I have missed you all. I hope everyone had a great weekend. I'm currently planning an Easter Egg Hunt for all the kids in my church,... I know this sounds crazy. Anyway I'm going to pull it off even if it kills me. All the kids are super excited,... I hope you are loving some of my ideas for the party next sunday. I've got lots of work to do, so wish me luck. I'm making party hats and my own decorations. The menu will have Coconut cake, Carrot Cake, of course... lots of pretty cheese sandwiches, cupcakes etc, etc.
Well I bette…

Closet Inspiration.

Everyone should have a chandelier in their closet space. Don't you think???

Have an unused space,...here is a great idea for a home office.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CLOSET TODAY! Download this wardrobe worksheet.
Hope everyone is having a great week so far. Much Love to all.

Cinnamon-less cinnamon rolls.

Loving these, sticky lemon breakfast rolls with lemon cream cheese glaze. click here for recipe.

Meditation #2...,God is Timeless.

Is voice becoming the new text(again)?
“Your Father knows what you need before you ask” (Matthew 6:8).
E-mail, messaging, cell phones, chat rooms, teleconferencing, skype! Technology has enabled us to meet and talk to people all over the world…instantly.
Stop and think about it. You have got to be amazed at the speed our communications travel.
But even more amazing is the fact that God knows and hears our prayers even before we think about them or open our mouths. He even knows what we could have said and didn’t, how our prayers will be answered, how we will respond to the answer.
Technology is God’s idea. He wants us to use it to help reach and teach people to worship Him.
God is so amazing and great! Let’s worship Him today! He is worthy of our awe and praise.
O Lord, You have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit or stand. When far away you know my every thought. You chart my path ahead of me, and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment, you know where …

Total Bliss.

Catching waves, relaxing in the sun. The whole family kicked back at the beach and when we got home we slept the rest of the day away, total bliss.

FAN-stastic Fridays

I love this blog because of her great design sense and her sense of fun, so give my gurl some love. I hope you'll like her as much as I do. The Oh Joy blog covers inspiration & design with a focus on home accessories, textiles, and fashion. Updated 2-3 times a day, the site reaches up to 30,000 readers daily and an average of 560,000 page views per month. Editor of Oh Joy, Joy Deangdeelert Cho is a graphic designer and blogger who worked with numerous fashion clients in New York before launching her own business, Oh Joy! She now designs textiles, packaging, and branding for clients in the fashion and food industries and sells her stationery line nationwide. She has authored the Oh Joy blog since 2005 and recently launched a new food blog, Oh Joy Eats, in 2009 chronicling her foodie adventures. She recently finished co-writing Creative, Inc. – a book about becoming a freelance creative talent to be published by Chronicle Books and released in Fall 2010.
Oh Joy Eats Blog. Swing by …

Free Online Books Anyone???

Free online books library for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. Go to readprint.com


Absolutely FREE online books Thousands of novels, poems, stories Easy to read books online WARNING — The surgeon general reports that having these many free books at your disposal can be highly addictive.

Books are a passion of mine. Its even better when the books are free. I hope everyone enjoys this site especially all the Jane Austen Fans out there. Much love to everyone.

The Wolfman - Share the Videos

Going with my hubby to see this one...I love Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt. I'm also going to see Shutter island with Leonardo DiCaprio. The Lovely Bones I'm staying away from because when it comes to children being abducted I'm already paranoid with my kids. Just last month we went to a street fair and my daughter went missing for 6 mins, that took 2yrs off my life span I kid you not. Has anyone seen "The Young Victoria"??? What did you think?? Take care everyone.

What's on the menu.

Now do not be deceived I am not Irish...but I love food, good food and what better way to enjoy St. Patrick's Day but with food. I know I'm going to put on something green tomorrow, have a themed tea and do something, I know my husband will love (he's a beef and potatoes guy) for supper, oooohh and some string beans (are they Irish???). Check out these recipes. I think I'm going to head off to the supermarket after work and pick up ingredients for the cake and the Beef pie, wish me luck folks. Much love. Irish Cream Bundt Cake (fromallrecipes).
Guinness and Beef Pie Recipe. Serves 4 (Adapted fromEpicurious) If you are looking for more beer and beef stew recipes, check out these Stout Braised Short Ribs

Meditation #1. Where do you run?

Where do you run when you need help? Do you call your husband and pour your heart out to him? Do you ask your Mom or Dad to listen? Or maybe you prefer to be alone in your room, where you can log onto Facebook, post your problems on your wall — and see if your friends may have the answers you need? A few years ago, I was faced with a situation where I needed help. I did all of the above. I asked everyone except God. Usually, I go to God first. But this time my problem seemed so overwhelming that I instinctively ran to the physical things that I could touch or see with my natural senses.
Then, was faced with the possibility I was infertile, my first course of action was to have as many opinions(doctors) as possible to tell me what was wrong, why couldn't i have children. I was angry with God when I lost two babies, angry that he wasn't going to allow this to be easy for me. Yet when I when I became pregnant with my son, I fell to my knees knowing the only one I could rely on was…

Caribbean Fahion Week.

Well I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I have been resting a lot and doing chores in moderation, hoping I will start the week energized and refreshed. I leave you now with some of the highlights from our Caribbean Fashion Week, please enjoy.

FAN-tastic Fridays.

I'm a huge fan of the 'Barefoot Contessa,... Ina Garten is a star in my opinion. I love her simple and uncomplicated way of approaching any recipe. To be honest I can't handle the arrogance of some of the other celebrity chefs on Food Network, but I love her. OOh and the Iron Chef battles, will post about that show another time.

Ina went from the being a financial adviser at The White House to opening her own catering company, which has blossomed into a TV show, cookbooks and a specialty food line. This woman is living her Bliss, I admire her. I have purchased a number of her cookbooks, which I pull out whenever Jerry and I plan to do any entertaining. Trust me the recipes are easy to follow and the results are usually perfection.

The recipe for the risotto above and the delicious ham can be found at Barefoot Contessa.

So be on the look out every Friday to see who or what I'm a fan of with
(Fan-static Fridays),
also a"Day of Meditation" will be on Mondays,.…

Meet Mr. Sam.

Meet Mr. Sam everyone, I found him as a stray wandering the university grounds seven years ago. We met when I found him sitting next to my car one night. I asked him if he was going home with me,...opened the car door and he jumped in...the rest is history. Sam has been by my side through two miscarriages, and when I was on bed rest for 8 months if I was going to carry my son full term.

Sam is my first child. I will be honest with you, I love Sam very much. Two words that cause him great distress is "bath-time" and "Frontline". LOL!!! He is a pretty smart cookie and he adores the kids.

We almost lost Sam when a pitbull attacked him, we took him to the vet with not much hope of recovery, but he made it. Then we got the bill after a series of treatments. It was enormous but we couldn't sit by and watch Sam die. I guess you can't put a price on love. My poor husband blew a gasket, he said it was more than my delivery bill at the hospital and I had a C-section.…

Everything Turquoise...#1.

These leather Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Coco Woven Flat Sandals feature contrast buckled ankle straps. Padded footbed and leather sole. Fits true to size. $250.


All the dresses can be found at Anthropologie.

This Zad Ribbon Seed Necklace is a large statement necklace that features a stitched fabric with glass turquoise and red seed beads, green glass bead accents and ornate design. Ribbon tie closure. $39.




Hello everyone.
It seems recently I have been drawn to the color turquoise in a subliminal way...you know what I'm talking about. Many of my purchases over the last year or has been focused solely on this color,( hence the blog background as well).... not intentional, of course. But I believe this year the color turquoise is totally me. Check out this blog, about everything turquoise, its crazy good. Hope everyone is having a good day. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely thoughts, especially my new found friend Tuesdai.

"Enchanted" Faerie Art..

Bertie Bookbody
Bertie loves to read and always has a book on his lap, as you can tell he's rather a clever chap and he can do a few little magic tricks for the little ones too. "Willow" Willow is just a tiny little thing she can always be found swinging in the Willow trees by the pond, so keep an eye out for her.
"Grey Beard" Grey Beard is a gnome, a very wise and kind one, he is the Great Grandfather figure in my little family...very calm and relaxed, he always knows what's going on.
Here is a little faerie tree house, Linda spotted it in the woods near her home!! I think its cute! "Megan" the Mystic Megan is the spellmaker in the family, she can tell fortunes by reading the stars, she only uses her skills to help others and to see them onto the right path.
"Baby Bud" "From Little acorns grow the mighty oaks"...this little one wont grow quite as big as an oak tree, he's just a little budling.
"little Meg" Meg is a very shy…