Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Nostalgic musing on a vintage chocolate box....

Do you remember the chocolate boxes from the sixties? I was not very old but I remember on Valentines Day for several years waiting with great anticipation for my father to get home from work.....I was waiting to see if he would have that "chocolate box" in his hand.

Of course, the way I remember it, he always did and for me it was not the anticipation of sharing the contents but is was the beauty of that box. Sometimes red and sometimes pink they just looked so....romantic. There were soft flowers and lace all wrapped around a box covered in shiny taffeta. Sometimes the boxes were heart shaped but the really beautiful ones might be rectangular or square. If they were extra special they would be adorned with faux pearls and lots of ribbon....regardless there was just something nice about him walking through the door with that box.

I have posted a card on Etsy today that was inspired by those boxes.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vamp Valentine....

Those who know me well are aware that I am infatuated with Vampires......books, movies, television. I love them all. I have created this Valentine card that only those who suffer from this same anomaly will understand (can you use same and anomaly in a sentence together?).

If you are a Charlaine Harris fan you will understand and appreciate this card. If you desire it you can purchase it from my Etsy store (see my link at the right).

Have a fun filled day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Joy is not in things; it is in us.....

Happy new year.....(a little late). This is how I do things. I mull them over. I don't jump in with both feet. The water might be cold and I really dislike cold water. So finally here I am with my guidelines for the new year (again, this is how I do things - I am more successful with guidelines than goals or resolutions).

I have been hearing the phrase "fifty is the new thirty" or forty or whatever....anyway it made me think about how old I really feel and I decided that I don't feel any older than I did at thirty five so....."fifty is my new thirty five"!

In honor of that I have decided to celebrate the number 35.......

I will run 350 miles this year including 3 5K runs

I will perform 35 random acts of kindness (charity donations, volunteering, etc.)

I will produce $35 dollars worth of my products per day for a total of $175 per week and $9100 for the year

I will try 35 new healthy recipes in 2010

I will try to do 35 minutes of yoga a week

That should do it....whew!

I have posted a card that expresses how I feel about 2010 - Joy is definitely not in things and while I am not exactly a material girl I would like to remember that joy comes from how we feel inside, sharing time with others, and accomplishments that help us to feel fulfilled.