Monday, December 10, 2012

Quote of the Day!

I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me. -- Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Quote of the Day!

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, novelist, playwright, scientist and philosopher (1749-1832)

Give some, get some!

Every year I donate to St. Jude Children's Hospital. The police department calls, every year, asking for donations, I always tell them that I donate to St. Jude. Sometimes I can afford to make a donation to the police department, sometimes I can't. I try to donate to the organizations I think are the most important. I end up telling the police department representative that I really don't think anything is more important than donating to St. Jude. I ask them to tell me what is more important than saving a child. Not one of them has been able to argue with that. So as I have done in previous years, I will do again this year. I mentioned in an older post that I like to buy ornaments from the St. Jude gift shop. I love getting their ornaments and then giving them as gifts. To me, it's a win-win situation. The proceeds go to St. Jude and my gift recipients get beautiful and meaningful ornaments. Plus, maybe seeing the ornament on their tree every year will remind them to donate as well. I'm sneaky, sneaky! There are other gifts on their site as well but I especially like the ornaments. The ones made by the children are so precious.  If you would like to shop and help a child, please go http://giftshop.stjude.org/stjude/

 Here are a few ornaments from the shop. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  -Mark Twain

Monday, October 22, 2012

Haunted Mirror

I think this mirror would be great in my entryway. I'd like to hang it on my wall with a small amount of light shining on it.





Conjure up the illusion of haunted spirits with this easy project.  See instructions here: http://www.bhg.com/halloween/crafts/unique-halloween-craft-ideas/#page=10

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Don’t place your mistakes on your head, their weight may crush you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as a platform to view your horizons. - Unknown

Monday, October 8, 2012

BOO sign

This BOO sign is so cute. These letter designs are really popular right now, they are really cute and can be used forever.  Even I can do this and that is a huge accomplishment *laughs*.  This design is from a fellow blogger, check out her instructions: Then she made...: BOO sign:

Quote of the Day!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Hold on to the essence of a scarecrow.  It doesn't mind troubles passing through, nor does it provide the opportunity for them to settle. -Anonymous

The Ten Minute Tombstone

The Ten Minute Tombstone
 
For those of you that would like a sturdier, larger tombstone than a tombstone you would find at the store, here are do-it-yourself instructions. I really like the look of this tombstone, I think it looks more realistic than some that I have seen. I have very strong winds here so I will have to alter it a bit but I think it will be better than the others I have. I can't wait to make one.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Boo!!!

Halloween is my favorite holiday. It's thrilling and fun. I secretly love scary movies and I'm a closet freak.  I like gore and gross stuff, as long as it's not real. I like all things mythical, supernatural and paranormal. Therefore, I will be posting all kinds of things that are Halloween related. Some may be DIY projects, some may be pictures or videos but they will all have the Halloween theme. So........

Our pumpkins from last year!!!

This is the 2011 Darth Maul pumpkin for my oldest son
This is the 2011 Minnie Mouse pumpkin for my daughter

 
 





Quote of the Day!

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Bucket List

Tomorrow is my birthday and I'll be 35 years old. This birthday has really got me thinking about things I should have/would have done in my life. I've decided to make a Bucket List to help me decide what I want to accomplish before I die. This will be an ongoing process, I'm sure I will always find things I want to experience. My list is in no particular order and some are more important to me than others. Here I go...I'm starting my journey today.

1. Get my master's degree or, if possible, my doctorate.
2. Have my steampunk or men's jewelry line featured in a magazine
3. Go to Italy and Greece
4. Parasail
5. Waterski
6. Snowboard
7. Donate a LARGE sum to Breast Cancer Awareness & St. Jude Children's Hospital
8. Learn and be efficient in some type of martial arts
9. Go to Paris and take a cooking class
10. Learn glass-blowing
11. Learn to weld

Quote of the Day!

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one. ~Cavett Robert

Monday, October 1, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Someday, someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with anyone else  -Anonymous

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Nintendo announces Wii U, handheld device

http://youtu.be/wRzF1oraoUI

I'm wondering how this compares to all the other handheld game devices on the market. Will Nintendo be able to compete when they are so limited on games? As you may or may not know, Nintendo only puts out games that are relatively non violent and considered family friendly games. I think that is great but I'm a realist and know that the most popular games don't fall in this category. I guess we shall see. It is supposed to be released in time for the holidays.

Please read below for more information about the Wii U.

You can use the GamePad as…
…a Wiimote with a touchscreen. As with the Wii and the Wiimote, some Wii U games get you off the couch and on your feet. In one of the games I tried, featuring a character named Takamuru who’s a long-time star in Japan, I held the GamePad in one hand, aimed it at the TV and slid my other finger along the screen to whip throwing stars at on-screen ninjas. The faster and further I dragged my fingertip, the more forcefully the stars moved then when they showed up on the TV screen. (The Takamuru game is part of Nintendoland, a Wii U title that’s a virtual theme park, with attractions based on classic Nintendo franchises, including Donkey Kong, Zelda and 10 others.)
…a second screen which may or may not mirror what’s being shown on the TV. Nintendo showed me a video of a Wii U version of the Batman game Arkham City, one of 2011′s blockbusters on other consoles. On the TV, it looks much like earlier versions — but the GamePad lets you choose and use weapons and gadgets from the Caped Crusader’s utility belt. In this mode, the experience is reminiscent of the two-display approach of Nintendo’s DS and 3DS handhelds.
…a complement to the Wiimote. In one of the examples in Nintendo’s video preview, a golf game lets you put the GamePad on the floor, where it displays a ball on a tee. You then swing a Wiimote like a club, virtually putting the ball off the GamePad and towards a hole shown on your TV.
…a tethered gaming handheld. You’ll be able to play some games, such as New Super Mario Bros. U, using only the GamePad; the TV can be tuned to something else or turned off. In these cases, the GamePad functions pretty much like a gigantic Game Boy that needs to be in close proximity to the Wii U console. (Nintendo says it’s designed to be used in the same room.)
…a window into a virtual world. Some Wii U games will let you rotate the GamePad up, down and all around to see a 360-degree view of the environment around you, as if you were standing in the center of it rather than looking at it on a TV. In the Zelda game from Nintendoland, for example, I shot arrows at bad guys, and could swing the GamePad upward to spy ones hovering above eye level. And one of the most engaging demos, Wii U Panorama View, simply lets you use the GamePad to watch 360-degree videos of scenes such as cherry-blossom season in Kyoto and Carnival in Rio.
…a social-networking device. In his video, Nintendo’s Iwata discussed Miiverse, an online service which will let far-flung Wii U users chat, share tips and otherwise interact. You’ll be able to use it on the GamePad (and, eventually, on non-Nintendo devices such as smartphones and PCs).
…a fancy universal remote. Even if the console is turned off, you’ll be able to use the GamePad as a touchscreen remote for your TV.


Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/06/05/nintendo-wii-u-hands-on-e3/#ixzz26ffzZRGd

Quote of the Day!

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. -Dale Carnegie

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wow! Holographic Live Stage Telepresence

This is so amazing. I can't believe how far technology has come. Check it out.

http://youtu.be/jxt5JE5VB5k

Quote of the Day!

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, August 20, 2012

Quote of the Day!

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” -Charles Darwin

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Getting ready for school

My friend Danielle makes these and I think they are just adorable. I'd like to order a few of them for my children's teachers this year. They'd be great for the holidays or for teacher appreciation day/week. Check out her Etsy site http://www.etsy.com/listing/53931129/teacher-appreciation-desk-set-made-to?ref=pr_shop

Quote of the Day!

Survival brings out the ugly in all of us. -Terry (True Blood)

Song of the Day!

http://youtu.be/9oZXJD1NVW0

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Don't mind criticism...
If it's untrue...disregard it
If it's unfair...keep from irritation
If it's ignorant...smile
If it's justified...learn from it.

Fun Fact!

Want to know the temperature? Crickets can answer that question for you. I found out about this and thought I'd share it with you. It's interesting and I look forward to trying it out.
Count the chirps of a cricket.
For temperature in degrees...
Fahrenheit: Count the chirps in 14 seconds & add 37.
Celsius: Count the chirps in 25 seconds, divide by 3 & then add  4

I hope you try it and let me know if it worked for you. =)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Quote of the Day!

A person may make mistakes but is not a failure until that person starts blaming someone else.

Folklore Fixes...silly cures!

Cuts: Apply a large red ant so that its jaws grip each side of the wound. Pinch off the ant's body right behind the head. The jaws will keep the edges of the wound clamped together while it heals.

Cuts#2: Spider webs were placed on wounds to help coagulate the blood.

Fever Blisters: Coat the blister with ear wax.

Toothache: Spit into a frog's mouth and ask it to leave with the toothache.

Warts: Dip eye of a dead cat in spunk water and place it on the wart.

Warts#2 (If you have many warts): Bite a wart off, chew it up and swallow it. And then everyday 'spit' on each remaining wart with your saliva.

Pinkeye: Catch and kill a chicken snake. Fry it until some grease collects in the pan. Rub the grease on the sore eye.

Hiccups: Lay a broom on the floor and jump over it three times.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.
~ Author Unknown

Peroxide...jack of all trades?

Sorry I haven't posted for a while, I've been super busy lately. Today I decided to post about something that most people have in their medicine cabinet. There are many uses for the common household item: Peroxide. Here are a few things that Peroxide can be used for,

• Revive your plants: As hydrogen peroxide breaks down, it releases oxygen that can help a plant’s root development, reverse root rot, and even deter pests. Mix 1 oz. hydrogen peroxide into 1 quart of water for regular watering and misting.
• Starting seeds: Soak seeds overnight in a solution of 1 oz. hydrogen peroxide and 1 pint of water.
• Deodorizer: As hydrogen peroxide oxidizes (breaks down) it can also help to break down natural odors, such as fish or rotten food, more quickly. Mix it with baking soda and place it in areas, such as refrigerators or dishwashing machines, where odors have accumulated. To remove skunk spray odor from skin, fur, or fabric, mix peroxide and baking soda into a tick paste, and add a small amount of hand soap. Reapply and scrub off this mixture until the smell is gone.
• Emetic: If your dog or cat swallows something harmful, like chocolate, you can induce vomiting by having them drink a small amount of hydrogen peroxide.
• Kitchen cleaner: Keep a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide in the kitchen to clean and disinfect counter tops, cutting boards, utensils, and appliances.
• Facial cleanser: Hydrogen peroxide can reduce facial oils and even treat mild acne. Rub a peroxide-soaked cotton ball over the face after washing with normal soap. Be careful to keep the peroxide out of your eyes and eyebrows.
• Fruit and vegetable cleaner: Spray fruits and vegetables with hydrogen peroxide. Let them stand for a few minutes, then rinse and dry, to battle e-coli and other bacterial invaders.
• Toothpaste: Make natural toothpaste from baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Add peroxide to the baking soda until it sticks together as a paste, then brush as normal. Peroxide dissolves plaque, promotes healthy gums, whitens teeth, and can eliminate bad breath.
• Oral rinse: To treat canker sores, injured gums, and other mouth wounds, rinse with hydrogen peroxide twice daily.
• Laundry and stain removal: Add one cup of peroxide to your laundry instead of bleach. For tough organic stains, such as blood or grass, pour peroxide directly onto the stain before it sets in, then wash as normal. Be careful, though, Peroxide can bleach out colors.
• Remove ear wax: Use an eyedropper to place a few drops of hydrogen peroxide into your ear canal twice a day two days. On the third day, gently squirt warm water into your ear canal, using a rubber-bulb syringe, to flush out the wax. If the wax remains, repeat the process over another three-day period.

See full article at http://www.farmersalmanac.com/health/2010/01/18/peroxide-cures-what/

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Quote of the Day!

“If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't follow. I'd be at the bottom to catch them when they fall.”

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Very Cool!

I would have loved to have seen this in person. I've always wanted to see it.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/environment-news/aurora-borealis-vin/

Intense Auroras Fueled by Sun Storm
January 26, 2012—A powerful geomagnetic storm sparked extreme auroras in the skies over Abisko National Park in Sweden on January 24. This time-lapse video of the sky show, shot over three hours by Lights Over Lapland photographer Chad Blakley, also shows some of the participants during an aurora borealis photo expedition.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Character lives in a man, reputation outside of him. -J. G. Holland

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A List to Live By

  1. Forgive, Forgive and Forgive some more. No one is perfect, including you. Forgive yourself and forgive others.  
  2. Stop Being Judgmental. Celebrate our differences. If we were all alike, it'd be a dull world.
  3. Help Others. You'd be surprised what this does for your soul.
  4. Laugh Often. Especially at yourself. Laughter makes the day brighter.
  5. Take Risks. Challenge Yourself.
  6. Love. Passionately. Unconditionally. Totally. Constantly. Restlessly.
  7. Discover the Positive. You can't have a rainbow, without a little rain.
  8. Recycle Your Aggression.  Everyone has aggression, don’t reject it, recycle it. Use it to motivate you. It's a great tool when put to good use.
  9. Listen. You can learn more with your mouth shut.
  10. Be Better, Not Perfect. Everyone has imperfections, that's what makes you who you are. Be a better version of yourself.

Healthier Shamrock Shake Recipe

Making Lemonade: Healthier Shamrock Shake Recipe: Do you love McDonald's Shamrock Shakes?  Here's a lower fat, lower calorie homemade version of your favorite mint flavored shake.


I can't wait to try this recipe. My kids love the Shamrock Shakes but I prefer to have a healthier alternative for them. I'm sure they will love them. =)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Quote of the Day!

“The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.”

-Tom Bodett

Friday, March 2, 2012

Quote of the Day!

If you are going through hell, keep going.
~ Winston Churchill

Spring showers, not really.

This weather is just too weird. One day it will be beautiful, the next freezing. There are tornadoes popping up all over the place across the U.S. The hail has been up to softball size. Crazy. And to think it's been happening all over the Unites States, even crazier. The winds have been really strong too. The other day the strong wind pushed me into a thorn bush. It hurt but I would have loved to had gotten it on video, I'm sure it was pretty funny to see. LOL. I hope we can all stay safe and hopefully the storms will dwindle down to a nice spring shower.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Quote of the Day!

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being." -Goethe

I find this to be very true.

Kindergarten!

Yesterday, I signed my daughter up for Kindergarten. There's nothing like signing kids up for Kindergarten to make you feel old. She is so excited and ready to go. I'll probably cry on the first day of school. I did with my oldest. I've got the Kindergarten blues.
Walking them to class that very first day
Watching as they set off to go their own way
My eyes welling up as I watch them go
Backing up to leave, nice and slow
Then I see that they want to stay
I know then, everything will be okay
-Lisa
That's my version of the Kindergarten blues. Lol. I would like to hear some of your experiences, if you'd like to share them.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Quote of the Day!

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown


They do ask the most interesting questions, it's fascinating how their minds work!

Mattel to release Back to the Future hover board replica

I guess it's never too late. Too bad it didn't come out when the movie did, they would have had outstanding sales. I really wanted one when I was a kid. These days kids haven't seen the movie nor do they know about the hover board. I do think it will get a lot of sales because it's cool and new. Kids will love it.
Mattel announced their plans to release a version of the iconic hover board at the 2012 Toy Fair in New York but offered a few details. The board will be a 1:1 replica of the one shown in the movie, complete with little details like the hole from where Marty pulled out the handlebars when he first grabbed it. Of course the hover board won't actually float off the ground, but it will be able to glide over most surfaces - similar to FunSlides Carpet Skates - and make different movie-like "whooshing" sounds. And of course, like in the movie, this hover board doesn't work on water.
See full article: http://www.gizmag.com/mattel-back-to-the-future-hover-board/21481/

Friday, February 24, 2012

Quote of the Day!

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” - Judy Garland, said about love

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital...Celebrating 50 years

I donate to St. Jude every year. I also like to check out their gift shop, I can get some great stuff and donate at the same time. Last year, I bought some large snowman ornaments that I gave as gifts during the holidays. They were a huge hit! What a great way to help, shop and help a child. Check out their shop at: http://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/index.do
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Quote of the Day!

I like this one a lot...short and to the point.

"Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you." - Austin O'Malley

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Quote of the Day!

This is one of my favorite quotes.

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -Thomas Edison

Fashion Trends for Spring/Summer 2012

  1. Feminine looks...florals, lace and whimsical prints
  2.  Espadrilles... Think plaids, stripes, and nautical navy. (I love, love, love Espadrilles)
  3. The kitten heel is a good choice this spring. They are feminine, and classic, as well as comfortable.
  4. Creamy neutrals, all done up to give you a very feminine look
  5. Soft and feminine dresses, and blouses, to make you feel like a bit of an angel.
  6. Expect to see lots of stripe, not only on wonderful nautical knit tops, but dresses, handbags, and even shoes...
  7. This spring and summer you will see a big come back in red! (That's good, I love red)
  8. Many fashions this season will be sewed up with the up most intricately, touting pleats, folds, and draping. Giving references to ancient Greece and Rome. (I'm not fond of pleats but draping is so beautiful)
  9. The one shoulder look is also big for this summer. (I'm not a fan of asymmetrical shirts or dresses)
  10. The biggest trend in handbags this spring/summer - short strapped oversized handbags or totally over sized clutch's... Another big trend in handbags that was evident on this springs runways, lots of shiny hardware.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Quote

I thought I'd add a quote that I wrote.

"Surround yourself with people that love you and are good to you but also people that challenge you, they may hurt you but you will find a strength within yourself you didn't know existed." -Lisa (Me)

Quote of the Day!

I didn't write a quote yesterday because I thought there was enough to read with my list. Here is today's quote...

"Everyone wants happiness, nobody wants pain. But you can't have a rainbow without a little rain."-Unknown

Monday, February 20, 2012

15 Fun (and/or Disturbing) Facts!!!

  1.  Human eyes contain a blind spot. The brain fills in with surrounding detail and with information from the other eye, so the blind spot is not normally perceived.
  2. When tickled, rats laugh. (I don't plan on testing this out)
  3.  The "57" on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.
  4. The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.
  5.  If Barbie were life-size her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human's neck. (I now don't feel so bad that I don't look exactly like Barbie)
  6. Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes or shark attacks. (That's one killer ass, Haha!)
  7. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of Lung Cancer... so did the first "Marlboro Man".
  8. The word 'set' has more definitions than any other word in the English language.
  9. The world's youngest parents lived in China in 1910... they were 8 and 9 years old. (That is sooo disturbing. My kids better not EVEN think about it)
  10. In our dreams we only see faces that we already know. Our mind is not inventing faces – in our dreams we see real faces of real people that we have seen during our life but may not know or remember. We have all seen hundreds of thousands of faces throughout our lives, so we have an endless supply of characters for our brain to utilize during our dreams.
  11.  Most lipstick contains fish scales. (That's a pleasant thought!)
  12. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. (That's nice...note the sarcasm!)
  13. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  14.  Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula". It can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size: L.A. (I actually knew this, growing up in San Diego and making trips  to L.A., you tend to hear things.)
  15. The average chocolate bar has 8 insects' legs melted into it. (Um, I just stopped eating chocolate bars)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.
Flavia Weedn

Friday, February 17, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
-William Arthur Ward

Great for new parents!!!

I would have loved this when my kids were babies. This is so cool. It amazes me what you can do with technology these days.
BabyPing recently announced the arrival of its new high security Wi-Fi baby monitoring system. The product will allow parents to hear and view their baby utilizing an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The system also features double-layer security that alerts parents if their baby cries, if the Wi-Fi connection drops out or if their iOS device is out of range. Read the article:
<a href="http://www.gizmag.com/baby-monitoring-ipad-iphone/20706/#JPBgzmYtWJ9AVVxk.15">Baby monitoring comes to the iPad and iPhone</a>

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Don’t waste today regretting yesterday instead of making a memory for tomorrow. - Laura Palmer

The Healing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

I have been taking organic apple cider vinegar (I purchased it from my local grocery store) when I start feeling sick and I have noticed a huge difference in the life of the cold and the severity of the cold. My colds have gone away very quickly and have been very mild.  I don't even take the suggested amount, I only take a little medicine cup and a tsp of honey (honey after the vinegar helps counter the taste). I've been taking it daily and have noticed that I have more energy than usual and generally feel good all around. These are my statements and not an endorsement of any kind.  I have added a link below so you can see all the benefits of apple cider vinegar.
http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/home-remedies.html

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Quote of the Day!


I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
-Ken Venturi
This is cute. It made me smile!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Quote of the Day!

"To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage."  
-LaoTzu

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day...no thanks!

This is my opinion on Valentine's Day. I don't like it. I think it's all commercialism and consumerism. It's sickening. I believe if you love someone, you should show them everyday not just one day a year. Plus, buying something for someone DOES NOT show you care. These days people make all kinds of unnecessary purchases, what is one more to them? I feel sorry for the people in relationships that aren't quite sure where they're at in the relationship, those people are forced to acknowledge Valentine's Day. They may not feel lovey-dovey but feel guilty if they don't celebrate with their significant other. That's what I want...a guilt-ridden gift. Absolutely not!  For married couples, I just see it as a waste of money and false sincerity. If you want to show me you love me, consistently do little things for me. Those are the things that matter most to me. I don't want flowers, candy, jewelry or anything else that is typically Valentine's Day. I want your time and effort to show me you love me. So as you can see, my opinion on Valentine's Day is...no thanks, I'll pass.

Quote of the Day!

"People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you" ( Eat Pray Love – book)

Friday, February 10, 2012

What's Next?! Mind-boggling!

This is so crazy. I can't believe how far technology has come. It's scary to think how far it still has to go. What's next? This is great for stroke victims but I find it a bit disconcerting. If this gets into the wrong hands, it could be catastrophic. This is only my opinion, I'd love to hear your opinion on the subject.

Science creates computer that can decode your thoughts and put them into words.
  • Technology could offer lifeline for stroke victims and people hit by degenerative diseases .
  • In the study, a computer analyzed brain activity and reproduced words that people were hearing.
  • Weird science: Scientists believe the technique could also be used to read and report what they were thinking of saying next.
 Neuroscientists have of course long believed that the brain essentially works by translating aspects of the external world, such as spoken words, into patterns of electrical activity.

But proving that this is true by showing that it is possible to translate these activity patterns back into the original sound (or at least a fair approximation of it) is nevertheless a great step forward, and it paves the way to rapid progress toward biomedical applications.

British expert Professor Jan Schnupp, from Oxford University played down fears it could lead to range of ‘mind reading’ devices as the technique can only, at the moment, be done on patients willing to have surgery.

Read more of this article at:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2094671/Mind-boggling-Science-creates-decode-thoughts-words.html#ixzz1l9mqDXYy


  

Quote of the Day!

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Quote of the Day!

You might regret what you do but you'll regret what you don't do SO much more.

Great News for People with Nerve Damage!!!

  U.S. researchers have developed a nonsurgical technique to repair severed nerves in minutes. This is outstanding news.
  I, myself, have had a surgery which required severing several nerves thus causing permanent numbness. I was lucky, my surgery was not in an extremity or an area that required use. I would not have any function in those areas today. This would really help a lot of people with nerve damage.
  While the procedure developed by the group will not apply to the central nervous system or spinal cord injuries, the procedure offers hope to people whose futures include accidents involving damaged nerves.
Read the full article:
http://www.gizmag.com/ut-fast-nerve-regeneration/21345/

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Quote of the Day!

When nothing goes right...go left!

Lovely Cupcakes!


These cupcakes are so pretty I wouldn't want to eat them. To think the roses are made of fruit roll-ups/fruit leather, it's amazing how creative people are.
I can't wait to make my own. For recipe and instructions, see link below. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Quote of the Day!

Character is what you are in the dark. - Dwight L. Moody

Shoe Fetish!!! New Shoes of 2012


I think these are pretty but could do without the bee!






I love, love, love shoes. I really like boots and booties during the winter but I can't wait until the weather warms up to wear the shoes I've been longing to wear. Ladies, make sure those feet are nicely pedicured before stepping into those beautiful shoes. I hope you like the preview of some of my favorite 2012 shoe trends.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Quote of the Day!

A life without love, is no life at all.

T-shirt scarf/necklace

I was at my son's Pine Wood Derby a few weeks back and saw a woman wearing a cute scarf/necklace, she then proceeded to sit down and make one of these t-shirt scarves/necklaces. I complimented her on her scarf and she showed me how to make them. She also showed me how to make a flower that was on her scarf. I didn't find instructions for the flower but here is the  youtube link for the scarf/necklace. I hope you like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dwITmX-C8A

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

10 things you didn't know about me....

1. In 1988, one of my paintings was displayed at the San Diego Museum of Art. I was 10 years old at the time.

2. I have had one of my poems published in a book.

3. I won a "Best Body" contest at a hot, Los Angeles club

4. I have never been waterskiing, but have always wanted to.

5. I have been skydiving.

6. I believe you can be friends with an ex. Just because you can not be in a relationship does not mean you can not be in a friendship.

7. I have never left the continental United States. I have been to Mexico and to Canada, that's it.

8. Before I had children, I had absolutely NO fears or phobias.

9. I NEVER wanted kids.....now I have 3 and can't imagine a life without them.

10. I cannot type.

Such a lady!!!

Audrey Hepburn had the reputation of being a humble, kind and charming person, who lived the philosophy of putting others before herself. She had a grace that has not been matched in my lifetime. She was feminine but strong. She was a fashion icon with her clean lines, simple yet bold accessories and minimalist palette. These are all attributes that I believe make a lady. I strive to follow in her footsteps and be the best woman I can.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mom 4 Real: DIY iPhone Case w/ Modge Podge!

Mom 4 Real: DIY iPhone Case w/ Modge Podge!: This is one of those projects that I have been dying to do for months, but I was a little scared! There was absolutely no possible ...

Healing Hearts

A friend of mine started this project and I think that it is a great program. I feel that it's a wonderful way to help people that have been emotionally scarred by some sort of violence.  National statistics show, that one in four women (25%) has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime. So imagine...as you walk around in a day and count off every 4th woman, young or old, that you pass by that she probably is one of our four.
A little about the program:
San Diego based photographer, Lori Brookes is sending out a worldwide call, for heart photo submissions, to anyone with a camera who desires to be part of the “Gathering Hearts” photography mosaic. While helping to heal human hearts of past and present wounds, both big and small, she is promoting a more peaceful way to be and live in the world with each other. The idea and purpose of making this an inclusive project is the great ripple effect and power of the shared consciousness of a like-minded global community.
http://www.gatheringheartsproject.com/