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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ta daaaaa!

Enjoy the song!

04 My Boy Lollipop

This sweet song describes our boy Jaden perfectly! He is the sweetest grandson, we couldn’t be more blessed!

So, Jaden is really quite an amazing kid, and I’m not one bit biased! :o) He puts so much thought into the gifts that he is going to give G’ma and Pops. This past Christmas, once again his artistic abilities shined through! And he knows, just what each of us loves! Continue reading

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can I do one too

07 I Feel Fine Enjoy the song

The workstation is set up! AND, we have an apprentice  jewelry maker in the house! I’m so excited! I’ve always wanted him to join in, however, it took PaPa getting involved to realize that boys can make great jewelry makers too!

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it’s a beautiful morning

01 A Beautiful Morning

So, here it is a Saturday and I’m doing what I love best…let the moment guide me to happiness! Yes, of course I have plans, rather HAD plans for this wonderful day! But, my favorite thing on my day off is a little bit of this, a little bit of that! The day usually doesn’t progress quite like my initial plans as they were forming in my mind as I lay still trying to open my sleepy eyes! Somehow, the garden always deviates me a bit from the master plan (although “the plan” is always open to revision and rewriting!) (Another pretty song to enjoy 12 Good Morning Starshine

So Jaden is here with us for the weekend! This is always a welcome addition to the weekend agenda! The adventures began last night….first Culvers for dinner followed by ice cream! (they have nothing that I would consider anywhere near the caloric intake I would have liked to have for dinner….I’m sure the veggie burger and cheese fries were beyond my daily limit of calories!) But, after all it was fun Friday, right? So somehow, a trip to Crystal Lake for an ink cartridge, somehow resulted in Culvers, ice cream, an iPod cover and a new xBox game….and they didn’t even have the ink cartridge! I guess that’s what happens when your grandson is with you….the evening gets revised and rewritten!  But he is so worth it! :o)

My little buddy keeps checking out the blog, waiting to see what I might put in my blog about him! Gosh, G’Ma can’t get away with anything, however, he’s gone now so I can put in a pic from a bit ago! tee hee hee!

So, the day is a simple one here for all of us!  I started out walking around gazing at the bushes and flowers beginning to pop open in the yard…which is why tomorrow will be a trip to the nursery for some new blooms to purchase! And, all of us here are occupying ourselves in our own bit of happiness. Jaden is playing xBox, Savannah is sleeping, I’m doing a bit of this and that, and PaPa is getting the garage cleaned.

But, I couldn’t let the day pass without sharing a few more magnolia blooms pics! It’s rare here in Illinois when these early blooming trees don’t get ruined from the irregular spring temperatures. Usually as these blooms are forming, we get some sort of cold weather or frost and the petals often get the edges browned or the petals start to fall after just a couple of days! But this year, spring has sprung early and the yard is filled with the beginnings of beautiful spring blooms! I see hostas popping us, Lilac buds forming, my Quince bushes coral buds forming, the Columbine’s beautiful leaves have emerged from the soil, and, well, many more beauties just waiting for a bit more warmth and sunshine!

So, I’ll leave you with a pretty flower and a pretty song and wish for a great weekend! Enjoy the song!

01 Just the Way You Are

Now, onto my jewelry making! :o)

Love and Peace….LindaGeez

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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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Daydreamer

03 Daydream Believer

The Monkees

What kind of girl would I be if I didn’t honor Davy Jones! A little bit of my yesteryears creeps in my memory. Of course Suze and me loved The Monkees! We sang their songs and decorated our room with their pictures. AND, as any little sister would do (sorry Suze, I always mention that she is older than me), I would love what Suze loved! So, when she said  “Let’s tape Micky Dolenz pic up on our bedroom door”…who was little me to disagree!  Hahaha! Actually, I don’t remember who I thought was “cuter” him or Davy, I just knew I loved all of them too! So, I thought I would share a favorite song of ours that we enjoyed!  And a daydreamer I guess I will always be. Whether it was yesterday, or even today, I still admit, I am a daydreamer!

So, speaking of daydreaming, this blog will be all about things I dream about! I think dreams are healthy. Dreams help us escape from the day to day dreariness that we all must endure! And, although I don’t have enough pages for all the dreams that I have, I will write about one dream that none of us can change in any way!  I dream about TIME! Yes TIME! There is nothing we could do about the time we have….we can’t add more time to our day, add more time to our lives, take any bad times away, or even change the times we have made a mistake or two! No time tunnel here, although that would sure be fun! Enjoy this oldie 2-12 The Time Has Come Today Am I aging myself? Well, it wouldn’t be the first time today I heard that! Does this sound familiar all the “M’s” in the office!

 

Yellowstone

14 Born To Be Wild And, another thing spring weather tends to do to me, is make me dream of a road trip! The destination is not as important and the ride, the adventure, the escape from reality! It’s hard to pick a favorite vacation, we have had so many lovely ones….but I do have a couple of favorites! I LOVED traveling to Yellowstone National Park! AND, I also loved our first real motorcycle adventure…traveling on Blue Ridge Parkway, through the Great Smoky Mountains. Nothing ever compared to the freedom I felt on that vacation! Sony Discman in pocket (pre iPod days), trailer in the back, holding on to the big guy without a care in the world! Besides the sites and the carefree days we had, it was great because I didn’t have to even look at the map for him….I’m not a map person, in fact I think I hate it! Total freedom! Oh, forgive me, I was just daydreaming for a moment there!

Mike - Smoky Mountains March 12, 1996

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A Dog’s Life

So, it’s been so long since I’ve written on my blog! I’ve been a less than my cheerful self lately. Life has it highs and it’s lows and sometimes somewhere in between. And, being the emotional creature that I am,  I tend to sort things out on my own. I love music, and lately it’s been girl power songs, so take a minute to enjoy this song by Kelly Clarkson.02 Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

You know, I am a pretty lucky lady! I have a really big fan club! I have my sister Suze,  my friend Allison, and of course Mike…they love EVERY piece of jewelry I make. They are so inspiring! But sometimes…it just happens… I get in a lull and not so inspired.

Karen's Lanyard

So, out of the blue I get a note from a lady about wanting a lanyard! Karen was browsing on my LindaGeezToo etsy page, and found me. Well, I never made one, but it’s something that I have thought about doing!  But, if you’re like me it’s on the long list of things I want to make! (let me rephrase that, Mike thought that was something I should make! Heck I didn’t even know what a lanyard was….but he was thinking more for fly fishing! He likes giving me jewelry tips! He’s such a fashionista! :o) LOL, really?)

So, back to the story…SO, all it took was one little conversation for me to recognize that this lady sounded like a kind soul, someone I would LOVE to make something for! She talked about wanting crystal and moonstone and maybe pink, and little dog charms and chakra inspired! So, this was the beginning of a very nice friendship forming, I could just tell! Well, after several emails, I felt a real desire to make something this kind soul would LOVE! And, I did! But the best part about it, she LOVED it too! But, let’s backup a bit…even before I started her lovely lanyard, Karen and I spoke often, the wonders of today’s electronic world! I just love that about technology today. I have met wonderful people that I never would have had the opportunity to meet had I not had an Etsy account and email! To my surprise though, not only did we have a love for our doggies, but a lot of similarities! We talked about her volunteering her time to help homeless animals, and animal therapy, and gardening and making soap and love of herbs,  and simply just wonderful conversation!  I have so many wonderful people that I have met, such lovely experiences. One kind soul reaching to another, just as it should be! Like I say often, “All You Need is Love” Listen to one of my favorite songs by the Beatles 1-18 All You Need Is Love

So, her lanyard is now done! I LOVE it, but I’m happy to say Karen LOVES it at well! Lots of love went into making this and I’m sending her good energy and her beautiful lanyard tomorrow! But, there is another really sweet thing about Karen that I must share! Even before I finished her lanyard, Karen was so sweet and sent me a package filled with some of her favorite flower seeds and herbs! What a sweetheart! That was the beginning of my thoughts shifting from blues to inspiration. Thank you Karen!

So, I must say, I DO believe in angels, just when I was thinking that life is a bummer, somehow my guardian angel pulls through again! Count your blessings, be grateful, don’t waste your precious life being blue, and believe! Enjoy this beautiful song by Sarah McLachlan 14 Angel

Natural Kingman Turquoise, Swarovski Crystal, Natural leather

Karen's Lanyard

So, thank you my friends for inspiring me! And now, my mind is spinning with new styles and new ideas and my inspiration is once again flowing! So, more leather & crystal is ordered, great gemstones chosen, and a wonderful friend is on the waiting list for her very special long and beautiful leather, crystal and gemstone necklace!

So, take a moment to browse my Etsy shops! I’m sure you will enjoy it, and feel free to send me a conv0…that’s Etsy talk for send an email to me!

Love and Peace…Linda

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PS how cute is this….Jaden and his new little puppy

isn't this the cutest!

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