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Time Running Wild

02 Changes Click to enjoy the music!

The very first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth. So, as I stand there in front of the mirror, often I can’t believe that I should have all this white hair. It’s just not me!

Morning light...isn't it just beautiful!

I think morning time is the most reflective time of day for me. No, actually it’s not the favorite time of day for me at all….although the sunrise is glorious! I laid in bed this morning, stiff and a bit sore. I checked my iPhone for the time again…somehow these eyes just don’t quite see the alarm clock quite the same as it did years ago! Well, I should be sore laying here some two hours after little Savannah softly whimpered by my side to go outside! I should have stayed up, but heck, it’s not a work day and the house is so quiet, so what harm crawling back in bed…being lazy for a bit longer! So, I laid there and my mind began thinking and thinking and yes, more thinking, one thought more different then the next! But, I was thinking about my day, perhaps a new diet, my jewelry, Steve Jobs, grocery shopping, my chores, trying to convince Mike that oatmeal is good for him, and my family.

I grew up in a nice family! All us kids were different, but really, we all got along. My parents were hard working and just good people! Our house was clean, we ate well, our yard was beautiful, we were well behaved, family was important, and we were loved. Perhaps it was their generation, I often wonder, but they were very cautious people! It wasn’t their style to maybe encourage us to run wild and follow our passions, chase the stars, do that one thing that kept us awake at night dreaming about! Ah, I took shorthand in high school…nuf said!

01 My Generation Click to enjoy the music!

04 I want Something I want Click to enjoy the music!

You know, sometimes I still feel like that kid! You know, if I had to say who was perhaps the better planner in the family, it would probably be Mike! No, don’t get me wrong, that’s not to say I don’t like organization,  neatness and some other grown up attributes…after all, I still do alphabetize my spices in the kitchen cabinet!  I’m just talking the day in, day out kinda stuff. I mean, am I the only person that buys something that I really want, regardless of what the consumer reports say? I mean, seriously, (giggle) Mike doesn’t even buy a toaster without reading the consumer reports. (LOL, I can’t help it, that does make me laugh) OK, here we go, we truly are the yin and yang for one another! I mean, if it wasn’t for me, always encouraging him, he wouldn’t be drinking those smoothies he loves so much now! :o)

I really want to go to Yellowstone again, the thought of a Safari excites me, the foothills of the Himalayas, the glaciers in Alaska, the flowers in Hawaii, the Galapagos Islands, a cappuccino in Italy, a French pastry in a little cafe in France, and gaze into the ocean in some far away deserted island! Oh, these are dreams quite different than Mike’s…but, that’s ok, our dreams are exactly that….OURS!

Perhaps I think more about the future because I have aging parents, children still choosing their path, and a grandchild full of energy and dreams! But seriously, I don’t regret the things I’ve done in my life! Some choices were devastating, some were great, some perhaps could be thought of as… sustaining decisions. All these paths, these roads I have traveled…well, I guess that’s why I am the person I am today.

1-01 Dreams Click to enjoy the music!

So, I still think dreaming is good! And yes, sometimes I dream…I COULD be a starving artist for a living! And yes, there have even been times that MIKE has had thought provoking ideas out of our safe little daily working life thoughts! But even though I am stuck in my age group which can be ok…well…sometimes…a bit mundane, I still look forward to the future, the excitement that each new day brings to us, the unknown! I look forward to simpler unhurried times with Mike, seeing my children following their passions and growing from the excitement and enthusiasm that I see in Jaden experiencing all the firsts that he is now experiencing in his life! So yes, life is good!

Here’s one of the Power Thought Cards from Louise L. Hay. I think this sums it up perfect! “This is a new day, one that I have never lived before. I stay in the Now and enjoy each and every Moment! ”

Stop by and see my little shops! A passion that I have is jewelry making and yoga inspired gifts! And please, fill your day with

Love and Peace….Linda

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He’s OUT at home!

Jaden the Catcher!

07 Centerfield (Click to download and enjoy!)

OK, so Gramma may have a bit of explaining to do, but I think he’ll be ok with THIS! See, I asked Jaden if I could feature him in my blog one day! (I already have it all started in my head!) And he said OH NO! But, look at that smile! I just had to do it tonight!

So, an iPhone  is a good friend to a Gramma! All these beautiful photo text messages that Missy sends to me of Jaden! (Missy is my daughter!) So, just about everyweek my phone has new a new wallpaper of….taa daaaa…..JADEN!

This is a great shot sent to me tonight! Jaden had a 5:30 game, so I had to miss it, but PaPa got to the field in time to see the great catch! Yahoo! Jaden caught the ball and got the runner out at home! HE’S OUT! I wish I was there to see it, but this picture tells the story!

Stay tuned for MORE Jaden stories! (Sorry buddy, had to share this one….it’s too cute, oh, maybe cute isn’t the right word, sorry again!)  LOVE YOU Jaden, Gramma

Until next time!  Love and Peace,




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Earth Day Celebration!

Finally it Bloomed!

02 The Rain, the Park and Other Things

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It’s Earth Day, and like a cute little curtsy greeting in this very important Earth Day, I was awakened to pretty little blooms from my Flowering Quince bush! It’s a blushing color, a soft and delicate shade of coral! I just love this little bush! It’s right off my patio, so I can sit next to and enjoy during it’s way too short bloom time! I like to put flowering bushes where I can easily enjoy them!

And while you are enjoying gazing at this beautiful bloom, I hope you take a moment to hear the happy little song that I have included. I do LOVE that song!

Enjoy the rest of this special day and enjoy the wonders that our Earth brings to us each and every day!

As you all know by now, I feel nature is rejuvenating! A walk along the pond or sitting and watching the birds or enjoying all the blooms that spring presents to us….how could anyone feel anything but balanced!

I also enjoy what this good Earth brings to us naturally in the form of rocks and gemstones! I have always loved rocks. I love searching for the prettiest colors, shapes and a stone with a story….one with real natural character! I think I love collecting rocks and gemstones as much as making jewelry with them. Take a look at my little shop to see some of the lovely NATURAL organic jewelry and gifts


Until next time….

Love and Peace



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My New Shoes!

06 New Shoes Click to enjoy the music, it should download for you!

In my yoga studies,  we learned about keeping our Chakras in Harmony. There is a balanced person, and the polarities – opposite or contradictory tendencies. Being a right side of the brain kind of person, I have to make a conscious effort to not fall on the extreme side! I must admit, somedays it is a struggle. It actually started last night and continued on into the day today. Me and the girls tried to work through it with suggested music my daughter said I should listen to! LOL Nuf said!

So anyway, like a sign from heaven, I came home to some very good things! First, my magnolia tree was in bloom, AND my brand new shoes were waiting on my doorstep! I couldn’t believe the magnolia blooms are just perfect and this year the weather did not interfere with their blooms in any way! They are miraculously beautiful! AND, I must say, not since my high school 6 inch black platform shoes and my rainbow suede wedge shoes with the white daisy on it, have I loved a pair of shoes this much! They are perfect and bring me back to simpler times. Of course, that is a major blog all on it’s own, the 70’s, I’ll get to it someday!

So, I thought I would share my shoes with you with the most perfect song AND a photo of my perfect magnolia bloom!

So, until next time!

Love and Peace,


please look at my etsy shop for somethings that are

perfect for lifting your spirit!



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I’m Just So Excited!

My New Pendant!

2-03-im-so-excited1Click to download music and enjoy the song while reading my blog today!

So yesterday as I was driving into work, I started planning my day….what I’m doing at work, and how ’bout dinner, and do I really want to exercise tonight, and oh, I really feel like doing my pendant tonight! So, the day progressed and my plan was set! Stop by my new favorite don’t feel like cooking place (Panda Express), right on the way home from work. For fast food, it’s really, good! And, no dishes and no exercise and workshop, here I come!

Mike couldn’t wait to have a workbench downstairs, so he got a beautiful bench! Well, it started out, his workbench was built and soon filled with clock parts and all the things he wants to putter with! Then,  I moved my jewelry bench in there (how fun, we can work on things together).  Mine was a small art table that I used to work on in one of the bedrooms. And I moved my little cabinet  with drawers in there to to brighten up the place, not much for dreary!  My little cabinet has heart boxes, cute little framed quotes (“let all that you do be done in love”, “Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Dream, Today is what counts”) and a cute Grinch ornament….to cute to put away,  and E-T nightlight, a teeny little box filled with worry dolls from my daughter, and I’m sure a few more things too! Well, my gemstone collection grew, my interest in my craft expanded, Mike bought me more tools and well I now have 4 workbenches in Mikes workshop! tee hee hee!

So, back to yesterday! Dinner was through,  Mike was sitting in his favorite chair, feet up, browsing on his MacBook and I retreated to the workshop. I got all the necessary tools out, and then the gemstones! That’s when it all happened. I placed the first gemstone in the bezel, ran out to the family room, oh Mike look! I get so excited! I must admit, I can’t stay seated long without expressing myself! But, eventually I finished. I was SO EXCITED! So, first I made a leather necklace, no, didn’t work, I thought for sure it would, but no! Then, the sterling silver snake chain, perfect!

So, I picked a pretty little jewelry case, packed up my pendant and protected it with nice soft cotton pads, and placed it in my workbag. The girls at work, are quite supportive and interested in what I’m doing. So, of course I showed the girls at work today. Then I thought, hmmm, I want to show all of you this. It’s not often I make myself something first, but the first three metalsmithing projects I have done, I have kept myself! I always like to perfect things a little bit before I offer them to others. So, pretty soon, I will be adding pieces that I will post in my Etsy shop!

So, this has been fun making and just a taste of so many things I’m dreaming up in my head that I am SO EXCITED ABOUT!

ABOUT THE PENDANT: The pendant’s gemstones are: the large cabochon is a Ruby Zoisite,  (Ruby Zoisite is said to amplify the entire energy field of the body, which helps us to realize and reach our potential) and the two small cabochons are round Rubies!  I set the gemstones in a high walled bezel in a thick piece of sterling. I soldered the two pieces together with thick sterling bent wire. To add some interest to the bottom gemstone piece, I curled the bottom of the sterling. I love the results. Do you? Let me know your thoughts!

So, visit my Etsy shop and look at some of my other creations.


Enjoy your evening and see you next time!

Love and Peace!



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A Brand New Day!

05-brand-new-day(click to hear the music, it will download and you can enjoy listening to while you read this post!) It’s early in the morning and still very quiet in the house! Not too early as I like to take my days off of work a little slow. Rise Naturally! This morning, I was awakened by the raindrops –  softly tapping on the roof and windows. The light was soft and hazy, peeking thru my bedroom window. And, as usual I lay and think of the things I would like to do today. The thoughts roll over and are revised in my mind. OK, so now I’m up with a cup of coffee and a notebook. I want to enjoy the soft light so, I decided the living room, on my sofa with my favorite pillow is where I shall write this morning!

It’s the day before Easter. Thoughts of years earlier and Easter baskets and colored eggs and blooming flowers….all collage in my mind. In Illinois, one never knows if the flowers will be in attendance for Easter or the snow will still be on the ground. I’m happy to say, the weather was glorious this week, so flowers it is! It felt perfect driving with the windows down, the music on, and the sun shining. Spring has SPRUNG! So along with the beautiful weather comes the rich rewards this good earth brings to us! FLOWERS! Not too many blooming, but enough to instill in me hope for a brighter tomorrow! Spring does that to me. Things always seem more cheerful when the flowers are in bloom. Something new happens miraculously all on it’s own, each and everyday! Perennial flowers, flowering bushes and trees are my favorite. Just when you thought you couldn’t take another moment more of winter, a little tiny bit of color overnight pops up to show the world it’s beauty! The daffodils, how I love them….dressed up like little Easter bonnets. Crocus, purple ones are my favorite and the magnolias-all that blooming commotion is going on right now. My neighbors white star mognolias are the first magnolias that I see blooming so far! My Crabapple trees and Rhododendrums are still a bit sleepy, not yet ready to show their colors. As, I walked around my home yesterday, absorbing and observing-my calculation, a week of warm weather and the blooming will begin! I already see the bleeding hearts up about 4 inches, the poppies have a nice crown of leaves already bursting, and the Clematis is getting anxious too!

Well even with the haze and rain, I hear the birds anxious to begin their day – perhaps I should too! I feel like the days go waayyyy tooo fast! Perhaps age does that to me, or perhaps just wanted to hold onto early spring and it’s magic.

Everyone have a wonderful holiday! Enjoy the early blooms and look forward to more flowers ahead!

Love and Peace,

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