Monday, July 26, 2010

Fired up!! :)

This weekend I had alot of time for creativity!! With my house cleaning behind me, I spent my Sunday working on several new pieces with which to make new items for my Etsy shop. Since I knew I was going to be hands deep in clay today, and I knew that I was not going to want to stop once I got started.... I made myself a nice protein fortified smoothie. My favorite local smoothie place closed shop many months ago, and so I have resorted to making my own. I like to keep it as lowfat as I can... so I basically make mine

with lowfat milk instead of the customary yogurt. To that I add honey, milled flax seed ( for my Omega 3), a scoop of Vanilla flavored protein powder, frozen fruit ( try it! I dice my favorites ahead of time and freeze them- strawberry, mango, pineapple...) And of course crushed ice.  
I give it all a good blast in my blender......
And I'm good to go! .......

It really makes for great 'hands free' nutrition while I'm in my creating 'trance'!!! I hope you had a happy and creative weekend as well! ( Cute coaster is handmade by my UWIB sister, Japip!! ) Check her out on Etsy!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Home Grown Fashion

You are cordially invited! This weekend, I decided to admin. a Flickr group for Indie fashion designers. It is open to artists worldwide, who design and create in their home/home studios! I'm hoping to attract designers who create beautiful women's fashion, whether with new or upcycled materials; whether clothing, jewelry, accessories; whether sewn, knitted, crocheted, beaded, woven....;  whether modeled or beautifully presented in a way that accentuates the theme of this group- Home Grown Fashion.!! I'm so looking forward to getting to know creative souls from around the world, enjoying, promoting, shopping their beautiful creations! Please consider stopping by......Show us your wares!!....In a home grown, esthetically pleasing manner !! Don't forget to comment on the discussion board, tell about yourself, your inspiration, share a link to your blog or website. I have received wonderful response so far... I would love to have you be a part of our group!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

An Explosion of Thanks to my Blog Readers and New Friends

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to my blogging friends old and new. I appreciate so much that you take time out of your busy day to read my posts. I hope that you have an explosion of happiness in your day today and everyday!

Splashing Love All over my Sweetheart/ Jumping into the Emotional Pool

What a wonderful Holiday weekend so far! Yesterday was just what I needed to rest and renew. I started the day by making a lovely brunch for my sweet husband and me. I decided to step outside the box by omitting the usual cinnamon in our French Toast. Instead I added a splash of Orange extract and a couple shakes of ground Cardamom to the egg batter. The resulting spicy and citrus flavor was wonderful.  A splash of Pellegrino in our juice for a little bubble...and we were set! I love to surprise my husband with a special meal or moment that is just for us to enjoy. I know that I tell him that I love him everyday..... but it seems more important to take time like this to show him that my words are for real. Going that little extra mile from the day to day routine makes such a difference in our life together. Saying I love you is the splash. Doing something loving is the 'jump' right into the 'emotional pool' if you will.  I know it is cliche- But I'll say it anyway.... Jump right on in..the water is just fine! :)


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