Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Something simple...

Just wanted to post something simple~
In one word tell me something that describes how you are feeling today...
Today I feel...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

What helps?

I thought I would share a few books with you that people have recommended to me...
I have only started to read the first one (Legacy of Loss), I am about 30 pages in, and it does help as much as something can~
I hope that this can help someone else when I share these things because I know I am not the only one who has lost ~
I hope to continue to read these this year.
The title was a hard one for me because I do not feel like I am Motherless, not in the least. My mom was and always will be a HUGE part of my life~ I think of her every minute of every day. I feel her hugs, her support and her love always!
I am glad I got past the title because I do think they are great~
Does anyone have any other recommendations to share?

Friday, March 19, 2010

The winner is....

I hosted a give a way here
and the winner is MEL!!
Thank you to everyone for commenting and for all of your kind words!! :) It means so much to me!!
We are in Hawaii until tomorrow ~ Home on Sunday! Back to blogging then~ But I thought I would share a few photos just for fun!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A few more scarves...

It is probably time to learn something new, but making scarves has been so great~
I love to be able to make handmade gifts.
It really comes straight from the heart!
I know that I get this from my mom! She loved to create and loved to share things with her family and friends. I cannot count the many gifts she gave me, and is still giving me! She was such an amazing person~
I am the very luckiest daughter in the world.
Thank you mom!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Giving is awesome! :)

I am an extremely lucky person. I am surrounded by so many amazing people! I have a wonderful family and such supportive friends ~ Old and New!
This post is Inspired by all of you~
What I have realized lately is how good it feels to give~ Something as simple as a phone call or a card or a smile.
The past few months I have "met" some incredible friends in the blogging community and my friend Jamie has a blog called Happy Mail which I have become a part of~ Once a month she assigns us all a name to send a card and small package to~ Through her I have met other amazing women. I truly feel lucky to "know" them!
In honor of the new women I have met I decided to follow in their footsteps and host a GIVEAWAY on my blog ~ First, because giving feels good and Second, to encourage people to continue to come back.
I love sharing my life and my moms talents with you!
All I ask is that you leave a comment, if you do not have a blog just select the Anonymous profile and put your name in the comment area~
I will make you a scarf (Color of your choice) like this one!

And also give you a $25.00 gift certificate to the store of your choice!!
I hope you enter!
I will draw from the sandy beaches of Hawaii on March 19th 2010!!
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, it means the world to me!
Here are the links to some of my new friends~ The list keeps growing! :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

One of my closest friends sent me a book (Have a Little Faith~ Mitch Albom) and inside she quoted this poem~ I think it can be for a Mother or anyone else who has died~ I just wanted to share because it touched me so much~ What incredible words~ Thank you Jennie!

Loss of Mother Poem

Now that I am gone,
remember me with smiles and laughter.
And if you need to cry,
cry with your brother or sister
who walks in grief beside you.
And when you need me,
put your arms around anyone
and give to them what you need to give to me.
There are so many who need so much.
I want to leave you something --
something much better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I've known
or helped in some special way.
Let me live in your heart
as well as in your mind.
You can love me most
by letting your love reach out to our loved ones,
by embracing them and living in their love.
Love does not die, people do.
So, when all that's left of me is love,
give me away as best you can.

~ Author unknown
And a photo of my beautiful mom~ I miss her more than words can ever express~