Thursday, February 19, 2015

Year of the Sheep

This is the year for people born on the Year of the Sheep!
Be it business, love or health, everything will be in your favor this year.  Take calculated risks to succeed.  Your courage, optimism and enthusiasm will be infectious to people around you.  

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fasting & Feasting

Fasting & Feasting
Lent should be more than a time of fasting.
It should also be a joyous season of feasting.
Lent is a time to fast from certain things and to feast on others.

It is a season to turn to God:
Fast from judging others; feast on the goodness in them.
Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on unity of all life.
Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of light.
Fast from thoughts of illness; feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute; feast on phrases that purify.
Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude.

Fast from anger; feast on patience.
Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism.
Fast from worry; feast on divine order.
Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation.
Fast from negatives; feast from affirmatives.
Fast from unrelenting pressures; feast on unceasing prayer.

Fast from hostility; feast on non-resistance.
Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others.
Fast from personal anxiety; feast on eternal Truth.
Fast from discouragement; feast on hope.

Fast from facts that depress; feasts on truths that uplift.
Fast from lethargy; feast on enthusiasm.
Fast from suspicion; feast on truth.
Fast from thoughts that weaken; feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from shadows of sorrow; feast on the sunlight of serenity.
Fast from idle gossip; feast on purposeful silence. 

Fast from problems that overwhelm; feast on prayer that supports.

~William Arthur Ward

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

My Valentine

Valentine's Day is always such a fun and sweet holiday!!!  
Especially when you participate in a Valentine Swap!  Viv out on a Whim hosted such a delightful swap, and my swap partner happens to be Courtney all the way from Maine!  Courtney doesn't have a blog, but I'm hoping that after this swap experience she might start one.
 Courtney absolutely outdid herself!!!
 I received this gorgeous Valentine box filled to the brim from Courtney!!!
I found this stunning heart embellished ornament!!!
 I love the way she lovingly wrapped all of my gifts with lots of  tissue!  I was totally speechless!  All I could say over and over again was, "ooh, aah, & wow" as I was unwrapping! 
 Scented soap, Valentine emery board, CD, book, magazine, starfish, ...
 candles, cupcake cups, nail polish, Chili Chocolate..spicy hot but good,  nourishing massage cream, a tiny glass angel, ...  
and my favorite flower scented candle ~ Pink Peony!
 A book inspired by the ever elegant and lovely Audrey Hepburn, and...
 the perfect romantic Valentine CD by Pink Martini!  I can't stop listening to it, and have added Pink Martini to my Pandora playlist!
A beautiful Valentine card with a sweet message and my very own monogrammed flag!
Thank you so much Courtney for the amazing and fabulous Valentine gifts!  You outdid yourself...went above and beyond!!!
This was a true Girly Girl gift that every woman would love to receive!
Thank you!

Thank you Viv for this great swap experience!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pink & Grey

Phew...I'm all done with baby shower moving onto baby shower's favors and decorations.
Busy crazy week, but fun!!!
 PINK & GREY are this week's "Less is More" challenge!
When I think of pink & grey together it always reminds me of baby elephants...or Dumbo!!!  I love this color combo!
~interior of card~
Congratulations "Less is More" on your 4th Year Anniversary!!!

 Favorite for the week ending 2/15/15

Saturday, February 7, 2015

LOVE & Recognition

Super busy for the past week working on a swap and 40 baby shower invitations!!!
I'm a little STRESSED and haven't had time to play!  Play is very important to me!
 I made this card over a week ago for a sketch challenge and color challenge.
I had this piece of heart designer paper that had been calling my name for awhile!!!  Finally had a good reason to use it!
 ~interior of card~

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015


My Dad would have celebrated his 81st. birthday yesterday February 1st.
Happy Birthday Papi!
I associate RED with February, hearts, juicy sweet strawberries & cherries, red gingham, St. Valentine's Day and Be My Valentine cards!!! 
~interior of card~

I'm participating in this month's Photo-A-Day Challenge: February 2nd~RED