Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Easter is coming

Just in time for Easter! Shop for little bunnies in my Etsy shop.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Gift: Conversation Hearts

Brand new in my etsy shop, Conversation Hearts

Pick your favorite color and choose a pendant, pin/brooch or fridge magnet!

Custom orders welcome for a different size or different words (price may vary).

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Be My Valentine!

February 14th is just around the corner, and it's time to put in your orders for Valentine's Day!

This cute Puppy Love Pendant is available in my etsy shop. I have kitty, owl and bunny hearts too.

Pick up a beautiful Rose Bracelet from Joy's Hemp Jewelry.

And while you're at it, be sure to decorate the house with some pretty Beach Heart Ornaments from ByTheSeashore Decor.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Clearance Sale till January 8th

Clearance Sale in my Etsy shop! Pick up unique gifts at reduced prices!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

101 Ways to Reduce Stress Part 4 - a few of my favorites

I ran across some great suggestions called 101 Ways to Reduce Stress. Click on the link to read them all! I've been posting a few at a time, and now I'm going to conclude here with my favorites out of the rest of the list.

Schedule play time into every day. (I love this one! No matter how much I have to do, I have learned to take breaks. My ways to relax are listening to Praise music and praying while driving to and from work; taking 2 breaks a day at work to get away from my office, go for a walk and chat with friends in other departments; and at home, watching the Home and Garden channel while eating supper or a snack.

Believe in yourself. Stop saying negative things to yourself. (This has been a lifelong struggle but I've grown a lot in this area and will keep on working on loving me.)

Develop your sense of humor. (I am very serious by nature and as I've aged, have discovered great joy in lightening up and making other people laugh.)

Look up at the stars. (Ah, this gives such a sense of wonder!)

Do a brand new thing. (This keeps us young. I am learning, slowly, to crochet and WILL make beautiful things in the coming year.)

Buy yourself a flower. (Have never done this. I think I'll try it this week.)

Strive for excellence, NOT perfection. (This needs to be my life motto. I get so discouraged when I fail, but I'm learning not to be so hard on myself.)

Recognize the importance of unconditional love. (God and my doggie love me this way and my grandparents and my daddy did too. It's not always easy to love others this way but I'm working on it.)

101 Ways to Reduce Stress Part 3

I ran across some great suggestions called 101 Ways to Reduce Stress. I think 101 at one time is kind of overwhelming so I'm posting a few at a time.
16. Repair anything that doesn't work properly. (Ha! My sewing machine has been sitting in the corner of the dining room for a couple of years, needing to be serviced. Maybe a good New Year's resolution.)
17. Ask for help with the jobs you dislike.
18. Break large tasks into bite size portions.
19. Look at problems as challenges.
20. Look at challenges differently.
21. Unclutter your life. (Working on it.)
22. Smile.
23. Be prepared for rain.
24. Tickle a baby. (A couple in my church choir have a beautiful new baby boy and since he's a little young to tickle, I've been holding him each week while he sleeps, enjoying his funny expressions and precious baby noises. Sigh. Such a peaceful loving experience.)
25. Pet a friendly dog or cat. (I love to pet my doggie's tummy when I'm sitting on the couch and she loves it too.)
26. Don't know all the answers.
27. Look for the silver lining.
28. Say something nice to someone.
29. Teach a kid to fly a kite.
30. Walk in the rain.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

101 Ways to Relieve Stress Part 2

I ran across some great suggestions called 101 Ways to Reduce Stress. I think 101 at one time is kind of overwhelming so I'm posting a few at a time.
7. Practice preventative maintenance
8. Make duplicate keys
9. Say no more often (This is a constant challenge! As I grow older, I find that I have a little less energy as time goes by and I have to be careful not to overdo. I cut out a few craft shows this year that involve driving back and forth to another town 30 miles away on Friday and Saturday. It's just too much with working full time.)
10. Set priorities in your life.
11. Avoid negative people
12. Use time wisely.
13. Simplify meal times.
14. Always make copies of important papers.
15. Anticipate your needs.