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One Lucky G-ma!

Jaden the Rock Star!

07 You Baby click to listen to this sweet song!

ring ring….as I answered the phone this afternoon at work. “Grandma, can I come over tonight!”

I rushed home tonight to greet our little sweetie! Oh, not here yet….good, I had a little time to let Savannah out and get his bagels and cream cheese away….just in case! Grandma always has to be prepared!

Gems and Stones for Grandmas Jewelry

So, I just started up my computer to get some labels and things printed to happily ship my Etsy orders, when I hear Jaden upstairs! “GRANDMA! running down the stairs! “I have something for you!” So, he comes running in with a Ziploc bag full of  “Gems” for me to make jewelry! (Talk about my heart just melting!) So I open the bag and dump the rocks out on my desk. The super smooth white ones, I found….Kyle, my friend found this one….little Jayden found this one! “I like all the white ones” , I said. “I found all those white ones Grandma!”

These are the things that make parenting the best thing ever! How cool is it when a little one not only thinks of you all on his own, but then has him and his friends go digging for “Gems & Stones” for his grandma to make jewelry! I would have loved to have been there to witness this! Imagine all these little guys running in the house to Mom! Muddy hands open, “Mom, we were digging for “Gems and Stones for Grandma for her to make jewelry! Real gems! She can sell ’em on Etsy! They’re so HUGE, she’ll probably be rich!”

Jaden's Shop

Did I ever tell you how much Jaden loves Etsy, yep, he does! Every year he grows up so much! But, I remember when he would sit on my lap and we would browse Etsy! It inspired Jaden so much! In fact, I had an Open House at our home for my jewelry. Jaden was SO excited. So, I get a phone call the night before my Open House….”Grandma….could I have my own table to sell the ornaments that I am making?”  Well I was so excited, “Yes, of course you could!” He was such a little salesmen! He did great! I think every person that came would have bought one…but he sold out before everyone could get one of their own!

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Earth Day Celebration!

Finally it Bloomed!

02 The Rain, the Park and Other Things

Click to download and enjoy the song!

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

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Until next time….

Love and Peace

Linda

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Another Beautiful Morning!

my flowers

todays flower buds

13 A Beautiful Morning Click to download the music and enjoy!

It’s just another beautiful day today! As I lay in bed this morning, I told myself I would regret if I did not rise up and walk around outside with Savanah and check out the new blooms! That’s one thing so sweet about Savannah, she’s always ready and willing to take a walk with me! So finally, we lifted our bodies up, eyes still heavy and sleepy, and unfortunately had to search for the glasses to see how late I overslept. Hmm, not too bad, after all, it is a Sunday….and we should kick back once in awhile!

We need days like these! Days like these miraculously lift the spirit and spring clean the dreary feelings left inside!  And that’s exactly what this short little jaunt in the yard did! It made me happy!

I was hopeful my Flowering Quince would have bloomed this morning, but it is still in bud form. The lilac blooms are still budding, along with the Crab Apple Trees and the other perennials and flowering trees around! But, it’s still glorious out there with the little color that is available to enjoy! The pond is really sparkly this morning and the sun so bright on my sleepy eyes it was a bit blinding! But it felt good to soak up the sun!

So, little flowers and little buds today, that’s what I’m sharing with you…Pink Bleeding Hearts, The Flowering Quince Buds, White Bleeding Hearts, and yes, still enjoying the Magnolia buds and flowers!

I need to sit on the porch with a morning cup of coffee and feel the cool wind and the warm bright sun and enjoy the morning! I already feel outdoorsy :o) as I have my mocassins on…original Minnetonka ones I had to get on our last camping trip to Copper Harbor, ohhh how I love that place!  So, lets all get off the computer RIGHT NOW and go outside and enjoy the simple pleasures we are blessed with….before you know it the WONDERFUL spring blooms and the chilly sunny mornings will be gone and we will be welcoming in another season!

And later, when the casual coffee time outside is over, and you’re browsing the web….then it’s time to check out my Etsy shop. It’s so pretty, so many nice things, and, I’ve been very inspired lately and have added many items to my shop! I have a lot more to add…but, I have to enjoy the morning right now!

Love and Peace,

Linda

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natural, organic jewelry and gifts….sure to lift spirit!

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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,

Linda

please look at my etsy shop for somethings that are

perfect for lifting your spirit!

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Baze!

06 Duet (Click to enjoy)

I woke up to a vision….then a thought…Baze! OMG!

If you knew me you would know that this is both highly unusual but terribly typical! I’m not much of a TV person, in fact, I never turn it on! The last few months, my evenings have changed quite a bit! And so, watching tv is a  bit more typical. I must say, I’m enjoying the change in my lonely routine :o)!

So, there are two shows Mike and I sit and watch together…Life Unexpected and The Mentalist!

I was doing some of my Etsy work when I received my first text….it’s 7:03….it’s Sarah. How could I forget it, Sarah, Maureen and I talked about it all day! Well, I had to reply STOP! I don’t have the TV on! Mike wasn’t home and I got sidetracked and didn’t have the tube on! In fact, there are so many remote controls, it makes my head spin and my preference is music anyway! Music everywhere, the iPhone or iPod and then I’m happy! Then the next text after the show, poor Baze! I had to text again to Maureen, NO MORE, I haven’t seen it!

So, after dinner, we sat down and watched LIfe Expected together. Yes, it’s a predictable story line, but I love the darn show! And now, I’m dreaming about it! I mean who can’t relate to a heartache!

Well, I have to go to work! Enjoy your day and visit me this week on Etsy. I didn’t get my photography done last night because of the show! But, I have tons of new items to list….a little bit every night hopefully!

Till next time…Love and Peace

Linda

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My Favorite Little Girl!

I Love My DogAnimal Assisted Therapy(Click to download and enjoy the music while you read my blog! Cat Stevens/Yusuf one of my favorite artists!)

We live right next to Hooved Animal Human Society. It’s a non profit organization that rehabilitates abused and rescued horses. So, they had a fund raiser one day and we decided it would be a fun thing to bring Jaden to! Jaden is our WONDERFUL little grandson! So, he loved it and we had a great time. So, we had one more place to look….let’s go in the barn and see what’s going on! In we walked and we see Collie Rescue!

I couldn’t believe my eyes, I saw the most beautiful collie ever! The year before we camped next to a couple who had two beautiful tri-color collies, and before that, it had been years since I saw one. Growing up, the farmer next to our family had a collie for a pet, and of course there were Lassie memories. Well, I fell in love with that beautiful collie! We had been talking about getting a dog, and what nicer way than one that needs a home! So, we filled out adoption papers and went home to see if they would indeed have one for us!

So we went home and talked a bit about bringing a dog into our family again. Mike of course tried to reason with me, although it was his initial thought that I needed a dog to keep me company when the nights were lonely and I was alone! He made sure to remind me it was all the things I didn’t want, a big dog and hair to name a couple of thoughts! Of course I immediately dismissed the practical side of those reasons and immediately justified it with the comment, but it’s Lassie!

Well, a short time after that, we were visiting the foster home that Savannah was staying at until she had a permanent home to go to. She was super quiet and of course just beautiful and we thought she liked us! The next step, we had to pass a home inspection and her foster parents had to approve of our home and her environment she’d be living in! So, a couple weeks later, in came Savannah to visit. We were all ready for her, new dishes and beds and so curious to see how she would be! Our shy little girl liked her new home! We couldn’t officially adopt her for one month, just to make sure she was a good fit in our family!

Instantly I knew I was blessed with a little angel dog! She followed me everywhere! Sat by my side, slept on my side of the bed and oh, she gave me so much love! I told Mike that I felt like an angel brought her to me, I couldn’t believe how sweet she was. I knew she could make anyone feel better!

Mike came home one day with a clip out of the newspaper. A hospital about an hour from our home wanted to bring a new type of therapy to their hospital…an Animal Assisted Therapy program. The Team would be the animal and their trainer. The team would go room to room to visit the patients. So, immediately I knew that Savannah was the right candidate!

The inspection and qualifications of the team were pretty tough! To be awarded this position in the hospital required strict training and certification. The first group had over 45 applicants, and out of all those interested, 14 of us were approved and awarded this honorable position.

The program is a success and now dogs visit patients on every floor. I immensely enjoyed the time that Savannah and I were a team there!

There are many books available on the subject! I couldn’t get my hands on enough reading material! A nice subject to read about!

I wish that  you could visit with my girl in person! We just love her!

Love and Peace

Linda

 

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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.

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Enjoy your evening and see you next time!

Love and Peace!

Linda

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