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Friends

16 Friends

I thought this song was totally appropriate for my little post tonight…..

So I just got a note from Georgia, a new customer that visited me on my LindaGeezToo shop! Such a wonderful person! I like it when people send a note to me, a connection to an otherwise wordless digital transaction! Sales are nice, but a sale and a conversation, priceless :o)

I’ve met so many wonderful people on Etsy, and that is so nice! And Georgia is another wonderful person that made my day! I’ve had a lot of wonderful notes and conversations this week from customers. I got to talk to Susan again, Deva , Vicki, Mary and Laura, all just lovely and their souls were uplifting to me! Wonderful feedback also in my shop, that makes me immediately smile, tilt my head and say ahh, how nice! These people restore my faith in mankind! No seriously, it’s such a fast paced world, and when others just take a time out of their busy schedule to just be nice, well that’s a wonderful thing! Thank you girls, it’s what makes all the time I put into my jewelry making SO worth it! My customers rock my world! 

So, I thought I would put some flower photos up tonight and take a moment to enjoy their beauty!

Poppies!

More Poppies

Clamatis

Early blooms – Flowering Quince

More Flower Quince – early May

Delphinium

So, I hope you enjoy my blooms! I can’t wait to get my garden totally planted this spring, I’m a bit late compared to usual…but weather has been quite different this year in Illinois!

So, I thought I’d add another really pretty song to end the post for today. It’s a such a pretty song by Jason Mraz, enjoy!  04 I Won’t Give Up

Well, I won’t take so long to blog next time, there are flowers in my yard to share!

So when you’re not in the garden, and have time to spare, please take a look at my Etsy shop! I have so many new styles! I’ve been getting into copper, besides it’s beauty, it is a healing metal, especially for arthritis and rheumatism. I handmade the medallion in one of my favorite flowers, a lotus flower! You can read all about the meaning of the lotus in my Etsy shop.

Enlightenment Medallion

Until Later….Love and Peace….Linda

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the garden sets me free

05 Wildflowers Enjoy the song by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris

Spring is a miraculous time of the year! It is so exciting to be greeted by these beautiful flowering trees when I come home from work! Each day there is a new miracle in bloom! Although my garden is very much smaller than the glorious gardens I have had in previous homes, it doesn’t diminish the joy I experience when I see the beautiful buds bursting open with magnificent vibrant color!

It’s hard to pick a favorite flower, or have a favorite color, or pick a favorite gemstone…there are just too many to enjoy! So, I don’t like to limit myself! I like to enjoy as many of these natural wonders this good earth brings to us!

So, I want to keep this beautiful vision alive and inspire me during the work day until I can once again be in my garden…I always feel peaceful in my garden.

03 Cowboy Take Me Away Enjoy the song

Seeing all these flowers makes me long to pack my camera bag and hop in the car with the big guy for a road trip…and take some time to smell the flowers along the way!

more blooms to follow

Love and Peace…LindaGeez

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Praise for the Morning!

11 Morning Has Broken  Enjoy this song!

So I started my day of leisure with a cup of coffee and a yummy healthy breakfast! Oh boy, do I wish I could do this every morning! See today was the last day of my vacation from my day job!  My first day off started with a bad storm that left many of our towns without electricity!  Thank goodness we were blessed enough to just be without power for a bit and nothing more serious than that in our house! I am thankful!

So, it was too short, very sweet, and I must say, I could get used to this! “My Girl”, Savannah was happy to be lounging outside, soaking up the sun! And then when it got too much, well, she just moved over to the shady part of the yard! When I call her to go in, she starts her stalling tactics. She then starts walking around pretending she needs to take care of business! She of course wins everytime!

And today my Rose of Sharon bloomed! It’s a magnificent flower, it reminds me of a Hibiscus which I really love also!  So, I thought that I would share with you some of my flowers in todays garden!

Pretty Coleus

Pretty Yellow Begonias

Pretty Orange Begonias

Beautiful St. Johns Wort

Pretty flowering basket

Pretty Birdhouse

Gorgeous Rose of Sharon

I couldn’t help myself! I could have carried on all day long taking beautiful shots! But, I had to get back to reality! boohoo

But, I have also been making some beautiful jewelry! All the jewelry is filled with garden colors! My flowers inspire me so much! So, when you have some time to sit and browse, please stop by and visit my little jewelry shop and other shops too!

Love and Peace…Linda

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Thankful for electricity!

New Guinea Impatiens and Rose of Sharon

1-15 Turn On Your Love Light

Please enjoy the music by Bobby Blue Band! a little play on the light thing!

So, the beginning of my week, certainly wasn’t as planned! 7:00 a.m. the sun was shining! How exciting! So, I think I’ll open the blinds and just lay hear and soak up the morning sun….and I started planning my day! Well, just about the time I crawled back in bed to enjoy the sunshine, a storm broke loose! Well, for that 25 minutes it was CRAZY! The wind was wild, the trees were sideways the rain was dancing crazy on the pond and the sky was black! Then, silence, complete silence. There wasn’t a sound to be heard, along with the loss of our electricity! I didn’t think much at first! But then, it continued to be quiet for a few hours. Without electricity, I really didn’t hear the news or anything, so I was not aware how bad it was! I text the big guy, told him our electricity was off and I got the bad news, “they say it might be days”! What! What happened to my plans! A bit selfish, but all I could think of was that this was the week I was dreaming of, a week off my day job to do as I would like! I stuffed the frig and freezer with good food for a week of cooking, coffee on the porch, gazing at the birds, and Jewelry Making! So, Monday, no power, Tuesday, no power, but still hopeful! By Wednesday I was really cranky now and knew all my good food was spoiling!  3:00 p.m. we had lights!

Well, now came all the sad news. Four of our saltwater fish did not make it! It was so sad! They were big bold beautiful yellow Tangs and another purple Tang.  Nemo, Dori and Homer the Blenny and the Pajama Cardinals made it!

On to the refrigerator, well, all the good stuff was thawed, dripping and no longer good! Tell me why, the shrimp, the steaks, the berries, the chicken kiev (to name a few) all the good stuff….not good…but the 2lb packages of hamburger were fine!

I’m over it today and feeling foolish! At least today, we can go back to our conveniences and carry on! But, many people have devastating months ahead when a storm passes through their town.

My NEW Rose Bush!

So, today, coffee on the porch with Savannah, a slice of toast, and cool yogurt with strawberries…and counting my blessings!

Here’s another pretty rose flower! And just wait, my Rose of Sharon should be bursting open soon!

Now, off to my workshop to make jewelry! Woohoo! Jewelry, photographs and postings to come! So, stay tuned and visit my LindaGeez soon!

Also, I’m not ready to give up on my BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS! I’m just not selling them on my LindaGeez Shop, so I OPENED UP A NEW ETSY SHOP just for my beautiful flowers! It’s LindaGeezFlowerPower! Please check it out, you will love my beautiful flowers!

Please LIKE me on my Etsy shops! and please visit my LindaGeez on Etsy facebook PAGEhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/LindaGeez-on-Etsy/209646382410450 I need 25 LIKES to get to register my FACEBOOK PAGE! So, like me all over the place :o)! I need LIKES so I can spread the news about my Etsy Shops! I love my little shops and I hope you do too!

Love and Peace….LindaGeez, LindaGeezToo and LindaGeezFlowerPower!

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A friend who loves flowers!

Karen Casey Smith

Etsy is so fun for me! A really nice thing about having my own shop on Etsy (LindaGeez) is meeting other artisans with similar likes! I met a really nice women who happens to live fairly close to where I do! That in itself is exciting! Often when I chat with another artist they are half way around the country, or even other countries! But, this girl happens to be right in Illinois!

What makes my first impression even more fun is she loves FLOWERS as much as I do! Imagine that! I didn’t think that was even possible! So, I would like to take a moment to introduce Karen!

Karen has an Etsy shop also KarenCaseySmith! Her photography is outstanding, although I would love to see some of her watercolors and calligraphy

Awakening in Your Spiritual Heart - Karen Casey Smith

also!  She’s a really talented person! And, wait till you see her Mandalas, that was the first thing that caught my eye in her Etsy shop!

So, although this is a small little announcement, it’s my big SHOUT OUT for Karen! So, please check her out! KarenCaseySmith at Etsy! You will love her shop!

KarenCaseySmith

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Eenie Meenie Mynie Mo

Our Little Yard

14 People Got To Be Free Enjoy the Music!

Seriously, who’s idea was it to work five days on, two days off in the busines world? Do you think we could schedule a conference call with that person!

05 Wildflowers Enjoy some nice music!

So, I’m sitting on my porch here, enjoying the day on a work day! Yep, I have a scheduled day off for some necessary appointments. The day is just PERFECT! Me and Savannah decided we would come in the porch since I couldn’t see my computer screen outside in the sun! It is just glorious! The songbirds are singing merrily, there are little ripples in the pond, the trees are swaying just slightly and the wind is filled with summer sounds! I could really get into this!

My NEW Living Easy Rose

So, I have SO much to do! I thought that I would rush home before my afternoon appointment to vacuum and do other chores. Then I thought, oh, I could…(ah oh, Savannah does not like these hawks gliding overhead! My peaceful girl does get worked up every once in awhile!) OK, where was I….I could work on some jewelry….wait till you hear this story! But, it’s springtime, and I’m such a flower girl, so I chose none of the above!

More Music to Enjoy! 03 San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)

My NEW Living Easy Rose

So, I sneaked off to the flower nursery on the way home from my morning appointment. I picked up some of the most beautiful flowers alive! (Well, no that’s not possible, there’s a trunk full waiting for me that I haven’t gotten yet, another day!) Then I had to go to get a shovel, bury the evidence before the big guy gets home! This always happens when I think I’m going to sneak something in, I wind up needing help because it’s too heavy or the ground is too hard! (It’s not as bad as my venture to Pasquesi that one time! It was like…Mike would you help me get something out of the trunk…and PLEASE don’t ask me how much I spent…it was one of those BEAUTIFUL stone upright pots on a pedestal, OMG gorgeous! He looked at it and said, you’re right, I don’t want to know….YES,  he liked it!) Nursery rendevous’ are as dangerous as gemshows, which by the way was last weekend! (Yikes on that one too!) So, I planted the couple of small fowers, but, gulp, I will have to have the big guy help me with the “Living Easy” Rose Bush that I just bought! The color is glorious! And, how could the ground be so hard, we had so much rain….could it be I haven’t been lifting my weights lately! See, that’s another thing I’m not doing right now either!

Begonia

I know that I am in the right business, because I am so driven to things that are beautiful! Right now it’s “Tea Forte” Wild Berry Hibiscus, Organic Tea, (teaforte.com) that I am sipping on in a tall boldly colored stripped mug! The porch has a couple of wicker chairs, lovingly worn, in great need of some new cushions to spruce them up! The wrought iron garden cart has a beautiful pot of big softly shaded apricot, blush pink, and coral orange begonia plant! They have the darkest lushest green waxy leaves and all the flowers are happily bursting open soaking up the sun! Next to them them are Lantana! It’s a beautiful plant with dark green veined leafs with the most perfect group of sun loving little circle clusters of little tiny flowers. These flowers are native to warmer areas of the country, but I buy it every year as an annual. The little flowers are such a delight! I get a color that is a cluster of hot yellows, corals, blazing orange and lastly a warm beautiful red! The cluster colors change daily in these shaded warm colors as the flower cluster matures. If you have never had these in your garden, you should! It’s one of my favorites!

Poppies

I must say, I do believe most of us feel this way! In my free time, it’s filled with Eenie Meenie Mynie Mo, what do I do next! There just is not enough time for everything! If I want to get all my chores done on the weekend, there isn’t any time for fun stuff! Then there is gardening, and jewelry making and cooking, all of which I really enjoy! But then, there are times like these when I can’t help but be in awe of nature! Above all, this is the most natural way one can feel in harmony with the world! Sitting here, enjoying this day filled with the songbirds, the swaying trees, the birds gliding, the hustle and bustle of the little creatures scurrying along the wooden deck planks and the sweet cool wind are the times I really believe….life is good!

So although, I do love making new jewelry styles, if you don’t find anything in my LindaGeez shop that is new, please excuse me, I might be in the garden!

When you are free to browse and enjoy some great jewelry styles….check out my shop in Etsy – LindaGeez and LindaGeeztoo! It’s my favorite pastime to make jewelry….but in the springtime…you may catch me in the garden!

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Don’t Worry…Be Happy!

01 Don’t Worry, Be Happy Click to listen :o)

It’s been a long time since I have blogged, and actually I have good reasons. Today is different but then again not! What am I talking about! Well, I was once again driven to my keyboard because of bits of emotion. Emotion is such a driving force: it makes song writers write the best songs, artists create the best piece of art, people fall in love and children scream with delight! Sometimes, it’s sadness and that can be overwhelming.

Life is full of LIFE! Meaning, life is bursting with a full spectrum of every imaginable color! Some days are brilliant beautiful colors filled with joy and  enthusiasm – making you more than willing to get up and experience all the beauty the day can bring to you. Sometimes, well not so bright, times a bit gloomy and bringing to you days where the same eagerness, well, it’s just not present.

I’m sure most of us have times such as I am experiencing, so, I’m sure you will appreciate listening to this happy song. Lately, every generation in my family has been faced with health issues to deal with in their lives. From my less than healthy aging parents, to myself, to my children, and sadly even our little grandson Jaden was very ill. This kind of stuff is heart wrenching to deal with. Some days are just plain harder than others to deal with.

14 Just Feel Better Listen to the music

So, today I thought I’m doing a little better….exercise, get some things ready for tomorrow and just relax. The jewelry creations whirling through my head as I was exercising may not come to reality today, so, I should jot down these thoughts because as of lately, I have not been creating much jewelry. See, I have this personal rule, I don’t force myself to create unless my heart is open and I am willingly able to pour that into my creations. See, jewelry making is my hobby, I do it because I just love to. My little shop is for enjoyment for me and others! And, I love Etsy, to me it always was an escape to my own little creative world. I do as I please when I design jewelry. I don’t care about the time it takes, or if it conforms to a “popular” style.  I work on my creations until I love it, if I don’t…well, it stays on my workbench until it eventually flows perfectly! So, yes, there are a few unfinished projects waiting for the perfect finish.

When I started with Etsy, it seemed like a small community of artisans, and it was so exciting to me. Well, Etsy is growing like crazy! And especially in the jewelry category. I don’t want it to get too big and too impersonal, that would be a shame, but perhaps it already is! Things change almost daily on Etsy, and for a moonlighting artisan like me, sometimes its difficult to compete with the full time artist who has access to their customers and listings throughout the day. It certainly would be a dream come true if I could create everyday, but, it is just that, a dream!

So, what brings me to Etsy when I shop? I shop a lot on Etsy too!   To me, it’s finding that little entrepreneur, an artist who dreams up and creates a unique item, that personal connection with the artist, an enjoyable buying experience.  And, I have met some wonderful artists! And, I can’t wait to proudly display them in my home! Well, that’s my thoughts.

So if you are the type of person that loves to shop for that unique item that was handmade by someone in their little workshop, please think of a few things. Most likely that person is like me, making beautiful items to sell, because it’s a hobby and they love to do it!  I spend way more hours on my things than people would believe….why…it’s fun to send bits of me to someone! Something I created on my own, my own style, my own story….with hopes of sending package full of peace, love and smiles!

So tomorrow, I will start off fresh.  I hope to find some solace in the beautiful Botanical Gardens, and be free and enjoy nature!  Yes nature is always healing, isn’t it.

Please visit my little shop and browse around, and know that everything is made by ME with love!

Peace and Love….LindaGeez and LindaGeezToo

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