Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Vision Boards

Monday is mediation day with a great group of ladies. 
I have been meditating with them for over 10 years....10 YEARS!

They meet every Monday, I show up when I can.

Yesterday we did Vision Boards or Dream Boards. 

I went into it with not a lot of thought. I wanted it to flow and be more spontaneous than planned out. I didn't want to fall into the process with a ton of preconceived ideas, and make a Wish Board. To me a Wish Board is a board that is loaded with pictures of nice cars, vacation destinations, new house ideas, all very material. 

I am in a different place. 

We meditated first, and I opened myself up to this experience and made note of any thoughts and used that as my platform for this years Vision Board. 

Create
I AM
Experience
Learn 
Me
Release
Beauty
Listen

These are all the words that came to me while meditating, so I ran with it.

Create, is an easy one, I am a creator. I used the color orange for creativity, yellow for happiness and green for prosperity.

I AM, the two most single powerful words you can ever say. These two words will change your reality in an instant, for better or for worse. be careful how you use them. 

Experience, I am at a crossroads and am ready for new experiences. 

Learn, always be learning

Me, a revelation. It is ok to be in love with me. 

Release, baggage from yesterday, my journey is always forward. 

Beauty, is in everything. Find it. 

Listen, when you silence your ego, you will hear your spirit

That is the core of my Vision Board. There is also music and pets and growth and peace and kindness and so much more that makes up who I am, and where I want to be. 


Did you make a Vision Board or a Dream Board? 
What did you put on yours?

And remember, today and every day, be peaceful and be kind, it is important!!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie




My dad is a baker, to be specific, an apple pie maker.
Apple pie
Apple dumplins
Fried apple pies
Apple turn overs

If it has apple he is making it.

Dad sent me a video from Tasty of an apple pie, but the crust was made from canned cinnamon rolls.


I'm intrigued

I went to visit a few weeks ago and dad and I bought the ingredients to make this pie, but time ran short and we never got around to it.






He called me and told me he had made 'that pie' and it was terrible, the cooking time was too long, and it burned. He was gonna try again.

He called me again and said, 'that pie' is terrible, the crust come out like a cracker. Too hard.

Now I have to give it a try. I wanted to see if I could do it, then I could give him some tips on making his own, because he has tried twice - he needs a success!

I filmed it and put it on YouTube so if it worked out I could send him the video and he could follow it step by step.

Here is a link to my video on YouTube making the elusive cinnamon roll apple pie.

I hope you enjoy it!!!




And remember, be peaceful and be kind, it is important! I'll talk to you soon!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Stone Bead Strands and Facebook Marketplace - Great Deals!


I found the best deal on Facebook!

Facebook Marketplace is a new obsession and I have found some awesome deals, and even made a new friend :)

Wasting time in between jobs the other day, I stumbled upon a post of estate items, and in it were these 20 strands of stone beads!!!!!



There were a few pendants as well, but I wasn't as interested in them, and the post said bulk discount. I contacted her and asked if she would separate the pendants and the strands, and what her price was. She agreed and gave a tentative price, I followed up with $110 for all of it and she agreed!!!

That comes out to $5.50 per strand. 

Such a Deal!!!!



 Some of the strands are easily identified, lapis, fancy jasper, azurite, unakite, amethyst, picture jasper, etc. The strands are faceted, roundel and hesihi cut, just beautiful!


Other strands are a bit more difficult, is this really turquoise?




 These little faceted beauties I am fairly confident are emerald, but then again.......




Chrome diposide?



I did some poking online to compare some prices. 

The price strand on the lapis strand was $24, and I found them online between $5 and $24
The price tag on the maybe emerald strand was $16 and I found them online between $10 and $27


All and all, I am very happy with this find. 

Now I can't wait to get in the studio and make some awesome pieces!!

Where do you look for deals?

And remember, be peaceful and be kind!

I'll talk to you soon!