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It’s a Snowy Day!

01 Chasing Cars (Live) Click to Enjoy the song!

It’s a great day to stay in, sip on hot chocolate and enjoy each others company!  We decided about 5+ years ago, we were through with outside maintenance, and boy, what a great decision it has been! So, although we had to do a bit of shoveling out, after all we couldn’t even open our doors, the major part is being done for us! Thank goodness!

So, if you are in a sunny warm state, lucky you! This storm has been a doozy! Ok, here’s where the age comes out in me….it’s a bit scary! We are totally snowed in! Seriously! I was actually texting people at 3:00am, crazy I know! I figured, they would get it when they arose in the morning! And happy no one answered back actually, then I knew everyone was comfy cozy and asleep….but me!

I am not going out there! No way!

I finally did get up, very early, with Savannah! I knew she would not like this! I wonder, could this Lassie get Timmy out of the well! giggle! She’s just our girl…a little prissy, but that’s just fine with me! Poor girl, paced around until I was finally able to clear the way for her!

But, of course, everyone wasn’t worried like me! Jaden was ecstatic! Jaden was fb’ing last night with photos of him in the snow! After all, snow days ARE for kids! That feeling of unexpected pleasure, will last with you a life time! All he thought about was all the fun he would have today! Ahh! So, look at how much fun he was having! What a blast for him!

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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

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Until next time….

Love and Peace

Linda

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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

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perfect for lifting your spirit!

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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!

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Enjoy your evening and see you next time!

Love and Peace!

Linda

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The Perfect Healing Bath

03-what-the-world-needs-now1(Click to download the music and enjoy!)

The perfect healing bath

Along with all my extensive yoga training, I believe this philosophy can contribute so much to ones well being. Along with this mindset, I would like to bring to you gifts that will bring to you a sense of harmony and peace within yourself. In todays busy world, sometimes it’s difficult. I believe that through yoga, meditation, diet, and relaxation, this will aid in helping you become the kind peaceful person that you would like to be.

Take a peek at my website for more organic gemstone jewelry and gifts for body and spirit!

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Love and Peace

Linda

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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,
Linda

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