Monday, January 28, 2013

Just Another Glad (and Manic) Monday

How have you been?  How was your January?  Can you believe we're coming to the end of it already? I can't!  Almost a month into the new year... just wow!  I am trying to get back into my working habits, I was in a bit of a slump after the holidays and then we've been hit by illness after illness it seems.  Still, I am determined to get back on track!  Here are some of my new pieces:

Sneak Peek:  And though she be but little...

Sneak Peek:  Sweet Key Necklace

Update :)

Not too shabby, eh?  I'm pretty excited.  It feels good to be working again :)  And now... for my list of the week!

What Makes Me Glad:

1)  Cheddar cheese and apple slices  (together)

2)  Coffee.  (preferably a great deal of coffee..)

3)  Shepuppy Blythe dresses (seriously awesome!!!!  Here's Greta's store link  and her Flickr )

4)  Friendly office staff at doctor's offices...  I just had to call mine and everyone I talked to was just so nice and it's amazing what a difference that makes!

5)  Old friends...  you know the ones?  Where you can see them/write them/phone them for the first time in years and pick up like it was only yesterday?

6)  Tolkien.  I am rereading the books to my children at bedtime and am falling in love with his work all over again.  (ok, ok, the love never stopped, but still!  Treebeard is so cool!)

7)  Musical gladness of the week?  Eliza Dolittle!

Thank you YouTube :)

And that's it!  I hope you enjoyed my gladness for the week ;)  What makes YOU glad today?


Monday, January 21, 2013

Glad Monday

Well..  I'm making this before midnight my time, so it counts, right?  I have a house full of illness, so forgive me for (almost) being late again :)

What I am glad for this week:

1)  Hot chocolate

2)  Princess Tutu... if you don't know who she is, you should ;)  she kept my sick little ones entertained enough I could sit down with a cup of tea.

3)  Crayons.  For keeping said children likewise entertained while I made dinner.

4)  Email.  How awesome is it really?  To be able to send instant letters???

5) Lavender.  The scent of (real) lavender is made of serenity, I swear it.

6)  Wire whisks.  Required for awesome hot chocolate from scratch.

7)  And the musical choice of the week that makes me glad?  Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw.

Until next time, my friends... I am also glad for each and every one of you being here :)


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Oops! Late Glad Post..

I am a day behind, I know!  My eldest is sick and I'm running late, so forgive me, please?  Here are my seven glad things for this week:

1)  Digital cameras... I love being able to upload my pictures and see them right away!

2)  80s music... a large part of my early childhood :)  My earliest memories include songs like "Thriller", "Jessie's Girl", "Wake Me Up (Before you Go-Go)", and "Material Girl".  (For cool points name those artists without Google-ing ;) )

3)  My son's dimples.  I have one almost dimple when I really smile, my younger girl has one when she smiles, but my son has full fledged dimples every time he so much as smirks.  Of course they make it hard to discipline him on occasion ;).

4)  Mab Graves.  Her artwork and herself, she is one of the people I admire most in this world.  Such an incredible lady, her gorgeous art is all over my work walls inspiring me daily!  (If you don't know who she is, you must check her out!!!!  (

5)  Exclamation points!  :D

6)  Fushigi Yuugi.  My favorite manga/anime ever.  (I went to a Con dressed as Yui, granted I was a bit short and curvy, but it was fun anyway ;) ).

7)  Kawaii Kandy ice cream hats for Blythe, my amazing friend Maggi makes them.  They never fail to make me smile!   ( )

Join me again next week (hopefully on Monday LOL) when I find seven more things that make me GLAD!  Until then... may your week be filled with gladness :)


Monday, January 7, 2013

My Word For 2013

Hello, dear friends!  I know, it has been a while again.  The holiday season is very full of joy, but also with busy-ness and this year tinged with sadness for me.  I am, however, working on moving past all that.  We must keep on!  :)  I have spent a lot of time thinking about my life and what is important... my family, my friends, my work...  and I have realized something about myself.  I want to be happy.  Shocking, right?  We all want to be happy, silly girl!  True.  We do!  Here's something else I realized... the path to true happiness is in finding it in the every day.

I've talked before about my Pollyanna mind set.  Well this year?  My goal is to re-find it.  Re-define it.  Bring it back to my every day.  So my word for this year?  GLAD.  I am going to try to sit down and write at least a short post every Monday that includes a list of seven things I am glad for.  One for each day.  Can I do it?  I hope so!!

So, for today... my list...  Seven Things I Am Glad of:

1)  Blue skies after the rain

2)  Glee (I only just started watching it on Netflix, feeds the part of me missing singing)

3)  Children's laughter (especially that of my own children)

4)  Celtic knots  (I love to trace them with my eyes and to doodle them in margins of paper)

5)  Pens  (there is something very satisfying about writing in ink)

6)  My husband's hugs  (they can make a lot of hurt go away, at least for a while)

7)  Ingrid Michaelson  (her music soothes my soul)

Until later... may your life be filled with glad things <3