Friday, October 31, 2008
Before- there was a big wood stove in the corner, and I didnt get the picture but there was also a cabinet that was dark and hung down low in the pass through to the kitchen. The floors have already been removed too.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
On the left wall sort of behind me is my hubbies work station. Actually, I am on that computer right now. This is where I blog and do all my image editing and check out your blogs. I think I use this computer more than he does. His is all for Quick Books and sitting while filing the dreaded bills.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
So happy to be acknowledged over at Craftzine. Thank you! It is an honor when others appreciate your craft.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I went to this site www.familyfun.com and we made these super cute and easy ghosts and we also made the spooky paper bag trees. It was perfectly messy and fun. A great halloween craft for the kiddos. I will definitely use this site again. It has some great ideas for crafts for kids.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Now, quick, click on this link- http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/ and then click on the big pink button on the right side of your screen. It only takes 3 seconds of your day and it will make your heart feel good for the rest of the day.
And then go to the phone and schedule your mammogram for your annual screening if you are age 40 or older and have not done so already this year. It may save your life. I know, I know- "I hate that exam, it hurts." Well, just think of what the outcome may be if you decided not to do it and then you find a lump? If it is a cancerous lump it has most likely been there for atleast 2 years if you can feel it, and probably longer. The longer you give that breast cancer time to grow the less likely your outcome with be positive, the more chemo and radiation you will need. So which is a better choice- going through a few seconds of pain, or finding a lump at a late stage and having to endure the surgery, chemo, radiation and possible bad outcome because you did not find that breast cancer at an early stage by having a mammogram? You tell me what the right choice is, hmmmmm.......
I have been doing this job for 20 years and I can say without a doubt-
"MAMMOGRAMS SAVE LIVES!!"
If you have any questions please feel free to leave them in comments. I will do my best to answer them with the knowledge I have.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The colors are glorious right now, and the air is crisp and clean smelling. It is funny that I enjoy fall so much but it is the time of year that I also tend to get a bit of a depression started. Someone mentioned Seasonal Affected Disorder- which is probably the source for me. I decided to try going to the tanning bed atleast once a week and seeing if that helps. No, I am not planning on getting a tan, but getting the light and the vitamin D in my system. HOpefully it works. The up side of the depression is that I have been glued to my work table creating away. Funny how it has stirred the creative juices a bit.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Yes, the above picture is blurry. It is not your eyes.
I collected sayings and quotes that make me thing of him and then the rest of the artful inpiration came to me.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
This is definitely beyond 'I Have A Dream'. This is a revolution being televised.
I received this in an email from my mom. I still always get chills and teary eyed when I see or read something about Obama. I recently heard that Caroline Kennedy basically said that Barack is our generations next JFK. And that my friends is exactly what I have been thinking for over a year now.
I am not normally a very involved sort of voter. I go to the poll or send in my ballot, but I have never been very excited about it. Nor do I talk politics with others usually. But this campaign has gotten me excited. Barack Obama has opened my eyes and helped me see how important our vote really is. I see hope for our political future in him. He is the change we need. I want to tell everyone who I am voting for. I want others to get excited, and to learn more. Go to his website- http://www.barackobama.com/about/ and see where he stands on the issues. Take a look here- this is a nonpartisan site-http://www.votesmart.org/
Last, but most important....keep him and his family in your prayers. I know I do.
Okay, I will now step down from my soapbox, lol.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Out beyond ideas
of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down
in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
- even the phrase “each other” -
do not make any sense.
This poem really is speaking to my soul today. I am in a bit of a low mood and this fits me right now. It wraps around me and soothes my soul. If only I could go and lie down in the grass. I know that it would be good therapy for me today.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
And the almost finished project. I truly love my kitchen as you can tell. The green on the cabinets is perfect and the red touches add a little pop. I will share the full AFTER pictures once we get to that point. It will probably be in 3-4 months. We plan on working more on the inside finishing touches once the snow starts to fall. I am most excited about getting my kitchen island in.