Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Snippets...

Hello Dear Blog Readers,
Here is a peek at my week in pictures...







What was a highlight from YOUR week? I'd love to hear about it!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thank Goodness It's FRIDAY...

Hello Dear Blog Readers!
Things are really revving up as my last days in my home come to a close and the possibilities to come in my new home are on the horizon!

It's also been a week with some sadness, as my dear boyfriend and I attended an Irish wake to celebrate the life of an amazing woman of vitality, vibrancy and joyful energy...

Yes, its been quite a week and I am thankful for Friday. Here are some things I feel ever so grateful for this particular week:

Celebrating another year of life and celebrating being alive with good health, both physical and mental...

Celebrating the life of an amazingly VIBRANT woman at an Irish wake (my first!) with many dear old friends, great Irish music and some Irish dancing...


Celebrating my birthday with my dear boyfriend and focusing on having FUN, with no thought about all the moving tasks on my plate...

A fun 'cocktail' hat - I have not actually worn this hat because I hope to make one with pink 'frosting' to wear for next year!

Ever so thankful for good friends in my life who have been visiting me this week to celebrate my birthday AND the big move ahead...

Always thankful for my fabulous Life Coach, Pete Lee - I love the abundant positive support he provides, as well as a space to share all my feelings and uncertainty...

Thankful for hearing Pete tell me how proud he is of ME, as I navigate this tremendous change and shift in my life...I'm still soaking this one in!

Thankful for Trader Joe's and the FREE boxes I've been getting to help me with my move!

Thankful for my dear boyfriend reminding me that he is available to help me...

  Thankful for an old friend hosting a yard sale so I can sell some goods to earn some money!

 Thankful for completing one more recycled garment project, despite the moving tasks...


Thankful its FRIDAY!!

What are YOU thankful for this Friday?? I'd love to hear what you're celebrating this weekend!



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Snippets...

Hello Dear Blog Readers!
Here is a peek at my week in pictures...







What was the highlight of YOUR week? I'd love to hear about it!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thankful Thursday...

Hello Dear Blog Readers!
It's been a hectic week, with more to come before the end of this month, because...

I'M MOVING!

Soon, I will share more about this exciting development that has been in the works for the past few weeks, but for now, I want to express my thankfulness:

For my dear boyfriend's determination in doing what was needed to acquire the place we liked the best of all the apartments we looked at...

A sneak peek at my future new studio space!

For my wonderful Life Coach Pete, in helping me learn tools and techniques for being grounded in the face of difficulties...and there were some difficulties! ;)

Thankful for the well wishes of many good friends during the hunt for a new home and for their positive support when obstacles came our way...

Thankful for having begun the process of cleaning out many of my books before this move came along, though I still have quite a few books I'm bringing to my new home!


Thankful to have a little time to work on my recycled dress project, which needs only a few details before I can really call it complete...



Thankful to have lived another year with MANY reasons to celebrate my birthday on Sunday...


What are YOU thankful for today?? I'd love to hear your list of gratitudes!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday Snippets...

Hello Dear Blog Readers!

Here is a visual peek at my week:






What was a highlight from YOUR week? I'd love to hear about it!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thankful Thursday...

Hello Dear Blog Readers!
Though Blogtoberfest is over, there were some fun prompts I chose to work with that I am thinking of doing for the rest of the year, if not beyond. "Sunday Snippets" is one and "Thankful Thursday" is another...

Actually, it makes sense to have a "Thankful Thursday" all month, since Thanksgiving Day falls on a Thursday, so here is my list of things I'm thankful for this week...

I'm thankful for my fabulous Life Coach Pete - working with him has really helped me gain better focus on what I want in my life and I've learned some great techniques for coping with negative feelings and self-doubt...

I'm thankful that I am nearly finished with my recycled t-shirt dress project - it didn't quite turn out as I'd envisioned, but I like what it is becoming...

The sleeves have changed and some elements I wanted to add no longer work, but I love how this dress is shaping up!

I'm thankful for receiving a beautiful gift of jewelry*, a gorgeous hand-beaded pendant made of vintage elements. I have ideas for creating a special necklace 'chain' to wear it with...

A gorgeous pendant made by an amazing artisan - I'll share some ideas I have for a special 'chain' I plan to make for this pendant...

I'm thankful for having great friends who have been supportive as I begin the process of moving out of my old place and into the possibilities of a wonderful future in a new home with my dear boyfriend...

My dear boyfriend is rather shy so I don't share real photos of him, but he created this for us...His hair is not that messy, except in the morning! ;)

I'm thankful for the opportunity to begin teaching some of my creative workshops at a local community college AND for some inspiration to create a fun new workshop for the new year, as well...

A sneak peek at my first creative workshop for 2014 - "Calendar Compositions"...stay tuned for details!

What are YOU thankful for today??

* - Kathryn, you were right - it IS a necklace piece of jewelry!!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Snippets...

Hello Dear Blog Readers!
I had a lot of fun with Sunday Snippets during Blogtoberfest, so I think I may just continue with this weekly prompt!

Here are a few peeks from my week...








Hope you had a great week and a fun Halloween!