Sunday, August 29, 2010


I borrowed this from my friend Lauras blog, I simply LOVE it!
She found the print here on etsy!
Just wanted to share~

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Love this....

Found this quote on Cherays blog today and simply LOVE it!
Don't fear death...
Fear a life unlived...
You don't have to live forever...
You just have to live...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August 19th....

It was one year ago today that my beautiful mom died after a very short battle with brain cancer.
This day changed the rest of my life.
I miss her more than any words could ever fully express.
I do not want to focus on her death because she would not want that.
Every day I focus on the life she lived...
and the life I have left to live.
My mom was such an incredible person.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend.
She was an artist, a poet, a reader, a student, a traveler, a french speaker, a painter, a hostess, a cook.
She was funny and interesting, and was always such a pleasure to be around.
She taught me so many things but most of all she taught me how to enjoy life.
How to live and take in every moment.
I am going to keep this short, but I wanted to say Thank You to everyone who might read this, for your encouragement and positive comments and the hope you have given me over the past year.
It means so much to me!
And to my mom~ I miss you so very very much. I keep you in my heart and part of my life every single minute of every single day.
I live my life for me and for you ~ I try so hard not to take things for granted.
Life is precious.
I love you with all of my heart mom.
I am so very proud to be your daughter~

I know I have posted this quote before, but I want to share it again because it is simply amazing.
"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Me and my mom...

My mom and my brother...

My mom, my niece and me...

My mom, my niece and nephew...

My beautiful mom...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The supportive blogging world~

I have been reading blogs for a few years now but over the past year since I started this blog, I have "met" some really incredible people!
It started with meeting Jamie, we were paired up to do a gift swap from another blog. Jamie has an amazing thing that she does along with cutest Lindsay ~ It is called Happy Mail! (which now has its own blog) and every month you are paired with someone new and you send a card by the 10th and a package of fun gifts by the 20th. It is so great and has helped me so much over the past year. I have met some really incredible women.
I also "met" Kellie, She has started a penpal project which has been awesome. I LOVE snail mail! It has been great to come home to beautiful letters in the mail every day from all over the globe!
I have signed up for an amazing art journaling class from another amazing woman named Janel! Here is the link for more info on the class~

(I hate to admit that I have not been very good at doing this, I try to journal in the morning for 10 minutes, but the art journaling has proved hard for me to do at 5:45am, I sadly misspelled Welcome on my very first page,shhh don't tell anyone...:) and noticed 3 days later, I will devote more time to this when I can spend a lot more time being creative with journaling and not just writing!) :) But I had to share because it is awesome and has helped me too!
I know I am not mentioning everyone, but I just wanted to start with this for now and Thank all of the amazing friends I have made in the amazing blogging world!
Oh and this is also a fun one that I just finished, I have not gotten my film from my partner yet but when I do I will be sure to post her photos too!
Love this whole idea!

Oh and I can't leave this out! I just signed up a few weeks ago and have sent a few things to my first secret pal~

I got an amazing blog comment that was so amazing from the person who had me and she sent me a great package with a dragonfly stamp, my favorite! Thanks Katie!!
My last gift package from (a different) Katie for July Happy Mail....

If you want to feel like you are a part of something~ Any and all of these things are so great! I highly recommend joining them. I cannot tell you how much this has helped me over the past year.
Thank you to all of you amazing and supportive friends I have made in blog land!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


A great friend of mine brought me this incredible gift...

I wanted to share it. I love the idea behind it.
China Glaze is donating 18% of the profit on these nail polishes to the cancer that the color represents.
I have gray because it goes to support Brain Cancer~
Here is the link if you would like to find out more information on this!
China Glaze~Rainbow of Hope!!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

I tried this over the weekend!

Paddle Boarding!!
And completely fell in LOVE!!
I did not take any pictures that day~ I'll try to next time since I am itching to go back!! I have even been dreaming about it!
(The image came from google!)
I am really loving to try new things~ Have you done anything amazing that you think is worth trying? Let me know!! :)
Have a great week!