Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Joy of Care Packages

I just love to receive snail mail, as I’m sure everyone does. But of greater joy is receiving a care package!

I participated in Melita’s Tea Trade and last week I received an amazing care package from Kim of Revisionista! Imagine me squealing with glee as I opened her package to find not only an amazing assortment of teas, but a darling tea/mystery book and the cutest stationary!

Merci beaucoup to Kim for my tea package, as well as Melita for sponsoring such a fun event!

Photo Credit: Me

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Artists Date

I finally broke down and had myself an artists date last week. It has been wwaaaayyyyy too long since my last, and I had been CRAVING a little creativity! I pulled out my beading box, beading magazine, and got to work! I really got lost in the process, but found that it had been soooo long since the last time I had beaded, that I forgot how to end off a bracelet! For the life of me, I could not get the finding close to the beads...there's a good 1/2 inch from the last bead to the clasp - but it works, and I had a great time perusing my collection of beads, getting inspiration on colors, textures, shapes! Whooppeee!

Photo Credit: Me!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My wish for you

"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us." ~ unknown

Photo credit: muha...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Quizzes and more Quizzes!

Being that today is my Friday, I thought I'd have fun with it and share with you two quizzes that I partook of. The first is from The Inspired Room on "What's your Style" and was quite amazed at the accuracy of this quiz! Ladies, I'm Earthy Casual! I hope this link works, if not please go see Melissa at The Inspired Room for the link - she's way more computer savvy than me!

HomeGoods StyleScope - I'm an Earthy Casual

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The second is actually a meme from Pink Heels and is a fun way for me to end my workday ~ yes, by not actually working! LOL!

1) Grab the book nearest to you, turn on page 18 and find line 4.
"Can I have him call you when he gets to San Francisco? I realize this is asking a lot" from "Lifetime Encyclopedia of Letters" by Harold E. Meyer. Yes, I'm sitting at my desk at work.
2) Stretch your left arm out as far as you can & catch ___.
The phone receiver.
3) What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Angels baseball game - went to bed early, so I don't know who won.
4) Without looking, guess what time it is?
5) Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?
6) With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
The office air conditioner, I work w/Engineers so it's pretty quite around here.
7) When did you last step outside?
2 hours ago to fetch the mail.
8) Before you started this Q&A, what did you look at?
Our office software - Deltek, to see which engineer was working on a particular project.
9) What are you wearing?
Linen blouse with navy slacks.
10) When did you last laugh?
Monday at my hubbies 50th b-day bar-b-que.
11) What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Our engineers licenses - booring I know!
12) Seen anything weird lately?
On my way home last night, I noticed that the man behind me was brushing his teeth in the car - for like 5 minutes! I'm anal about brushing my teeth, but that takes the cake!
13) What do you think of this quiz?
Fun, and a little different than other meme's.
14) What is the last film you saw?
I could never be you woman - had never heard of it before but it was on HBO, kinda cute!
15) If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what's the first thing you would do?
Pay off all our debts.
16) Tell me something about you that I dunno!
I really want to become a Health Counselor, but it hasn't fallen into place....YET.
17) If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
End human physical suffering.
18) Do you like to dance?
Of course!
19) Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Funny you should ask, my first child was a girl and her name is Breanna Marlene.
20) Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Well, my second child was a boy, his name is Patrick Erroll.
21) Would you ever consider living abroad?
Would love to! Although I feel I would need to learn the language first.
22) What do you want GOD to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
Well done!
23) What time is it now?

Now it's your turn to participate in the fun meme! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Essential Oils to support Immunity this fall

Fall is almost here and along with that and school starting up, cold and flu season will be upon us full force. With that in mind, there is a natural way to bolster you immune system that is quick and easy and, by jolly, smells good to boot.

Essential Oils of cinnamon, clove bud and eucalyptus are a great combination to help your body naturally support your immune system to ward off those nasty bugs.

* Cinnamon has a warm aroma and has antibacterial, antiviral and respiratory support properties.
* Clove Bud has a rich, spicy aroma with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
* Eucalyptus has an invigorating and fresh aroma with respiratory support and anti-inflammatory properties as well.

Suggested use:*
Bath: *It is always recommended to do a skin patch test before use to ensure there is no sensitivity issues with each of the oils to be used on the skin.
Cinnamon essential oil: 1-2 drops into the bath or carrier oil
Clove essential oil: 1 drop into the bath
Eucalyptus essential oil: 1-2 drops into the bath.

Diffuser/Nebulizer: same ratio of essential oils.

Information gathered from Apothecary Shoppe.

Photo credit: fotostreem

Friday, September 4, 2009


I just saw this quote on Twitter and fell in love:

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” ~Mother Teresa

My sweets, I hope you have a beautiful Labor Day weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hot September Nights

We haven't had record heat, but man, has it been hot! Unfortunately, being near the ocean, we don't have A/C, the thinking being that it's usually 10 degrees cooler near the beach than inland. Well, that doesn't really help when it's 90 outside and 92 in the house! So the Flynn family has started a new tradition.

It's way too hot to hang out in the house, so we have resorted to hanging out on the patio. At least we get a breeze blowing by. In addition to having dinner on the patio, the past few nights has included card games. Tuesday night my son taught me a new card game "13" - couldn't tell you how it goes, I'm still a little confused - but I did okay. Last night my hubby and I played his all time favorite game Cribbage. It was a lot of fun, and thankfully I didn't get skunked!

I have to admit, this new tradition ALMOST makes the heat bearable.

Do you have any new found traditions?
Photo credit: Dar's Photo Madness

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Darling Award

Seu blog e magic (your blog is magic)

Nancy sent me this adorable blog award, and I'm thrilled to pass it along!

Please visit these lovely ladies, they each have amazing information, ideas, passion and their just plain fun!

Naturally Nina
Hangon little Tomato
Gussying up the Tuttle
BluJay Studio
Globetrotting Cacti
Turquoise Diaries

Thank you again Nancy, and your blog is magical as well!