Friday, April 27, 2007

I'm Teaching Dance Again!

What: Adult Jazz Dance Class

When: 4 Friday’s in May from 7 PM – 8 PM (May 18th's class is 6:15 - 7:15 due to a scheduling conflict)

Where: contact me for this information

Who this class is for: Adults that have always wanted to dance: Designed for beginners, however all dancers will be challenged according to ability. If you have previous dance experience and want to play with us, you are absolutely welcome!

What to expect: Jazz dance has its roots in ballet, yet is heavily influenced by Hip Hop and Pop. A fun, student-focused development class; this four class series is designed to introduce you to dance in a comfortable and friendly setting. Since this dance class is intended for people who have never had any formal training, you will find yourself surrounded by new friends who share this interest with you. You will be exposed to Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet and Stretch. Each class will include traditional fundamental work including:

Warm up with technique & stretching

Progressions across the floor

Center work


Please join in for an exhilarating experience - the hour will fly by!

Attire: Bare feet. Sweats, tee shirts, tank tops, yoga pants, anything comfortable and loose on your body. Wear any color combo you want! Leotards and leg warmers are not required unless you want to unleash your inner Flashdance! Just a note: A good sports bra, or supportive bra is highly recommended for your comfort.

Instructor: Alison Mewer Cowan has been dancing since she could stand. She began formal training when she was 10 and continued seriously for 10 years. Alison’s training includes jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theater.

Her highest goal in teaching this class is that all students have fun, remember how to move within their body, and play through dancing!

Cost: $10 per class. Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX accepted.

Pre-payment for the month is preferred.

How To Sign Up: Call Alison. 361-2630

Peace & Blessings!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Evolution of Dance

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Giggle Wiggle

What a fun day today is! Adam and I have been really focusing on Law of Attraction *stuff* over the past couple of days – and here’s the lovely results of being “tuned in, tapped in, turned on”:

It is snowing, yes, it’s April 15th, and we are in the middle of a snow storm. It’s soooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful outside!

We decided to go grocery shopping for the week. We never shop on the weekends, too many people. Anyways, we went to BJ’s and Adam found a dollar on the floor. YAY! Just a little wink from the Universe.

We went to Hannaford. We walked up to the deli counter… on a Sunday…. And no one was there. We had 3 deli counter people helping us! HOW COOL! Then when it came time for checkout, we walked right up to an empty lane.

On the drive home, we were laughing over how even though it’s Sunday, in the middle of a snow storm, we had a great time shopping, and little fun things happened. Then I did the Giggle Wiggle. Sort of like the Happy Dance, but I was driving, so it was the Giggle Wiggle.

Just wanted to share in our JOY!

Peace & Blessings!

PS: we're off to our jacuzzi to catch snowflakes on our tongues!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Oprah XM Radio - Law of Attraction

You can listen to Oprah interviewing Esther Hicks by going HERE.


Peace & Blessings!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Calvin & Hobbes

I am finding this hilarious at the moment! I made a stand on the back, so it stands up by itself. It's for my desk at work - keeps things in perspective.

Because you can't read it from the picture:

Calvin: You know what I've noticed, Hobbes? Things don't bug you if you don't think about them.

So from now on, I simply won't think about anything I don't like, and I'll be happy all the time!

Hobbes: Don't you think that's a pretty silly and irresponsible way to live?

Calvin: What a pretty afternoon.

Peace & Blessings!

Birthday Cards For Shane

Let's add some JOY to Shane's birthday - and help in making his wish come true! He wants 1 million birthday cards. His birthday is May 30th, so send your card to:

Shane Bernier
PO Box 484
Lancaster, Ontario

Peace & Blessings!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Doing the Happy Dance!

I watched part of a DVD program today. In it, the person speaking was talking about how fun it is when numbers line up. Example: you look at the clock and it is 11:11, or your odometer reads 888, and so forth. I found this synchronistic because almost everyday I look at a digital clock at 11:11. It’s become a joke in house especially on weekends, because Adam is home for it when I see 11:11 on the DVR, or computer screen, or whatever and yell “11:11! It’s 11:11!” I’ve always referred to this as God winking at me.

Back to my story: So, on this DVD program, the person speaking is talking about such occurrences. I’m smiling, that knowing kind of smiling. This person is saying that when something like that happens, you know that you are “tuned in, tapped in, turned on”; in other words, you’re in the flow………. When… I look at the DVR and it said……… 5:55!

I was compelled at that moment to do the Happy Dance! Seriously, at that moment, I was in such JOY with the FUN of it all, I Happy Danced!

Peace & Blessings!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Baby Onsies

I'm stamping on clothing! How cute is this baby onsie I made (size 0-3 months)? With the stamps in my collection, I could make hundreds of onsies....... any requests?

Peace & Blessings!

Amy Grant - El Shadai

I have loved this song since I was little.

Peace & Blessings!

Monday, April 9, 2007

Ladybug Fun

I *think* I saw the idea for this on Too cute! It’s hard to tell from the photo – but I added eyelashes.

Peace & Blessings!

PS – This evening, Adam and I agreed that the best perk of being an adult is: You can have whatever you want for dinner, without reprimand from your parents. What did we have to dinner tonight? I can’t tell, both sets of parents read this blog!

Sunday, April 8, 2007


I've had some requests for more pictures of my stamping room. Here's my workspace:

I belong to a yahoo group where everyone is a demonstrator for The Angel Company. We "TAG" each other with cards. It's super fun because I'm always surprised with cards from perfect strangers when I go to my post office box. I made a bunch of TAGs this evening.

Peace & Blessings!

PS - when I came upstairs I found Adam and Merlin on the futon. I apologize for the poor photo quality - the lighting wasn't so great, but I just had to capture the moment!

Saturday, April 7, 2007


Tonight, we found Merlin lounging around.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

My New Favorite Stamp Set

The Angel Company's April Stamp of the Month set - I just think is adorable!

This is easily my new favorite set. I’ve been making bookmarks out of it lately, but soon I’ll do something bigger, and post it here.

Peace & Blessings

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

A Tale of 2 Funnies

1. This evening, Adam and I were on the couch talking. Apollo was draped across a dining room chair, looking at us, and his tail was hanging over one edge.

I said “Apollo” and his tail danced.
“Car” tail twitch
“Cat” tail twitch
“Apollo” tail dance
“Chair” tail twitch
“Adam” tail twitch
“Alison” tail twitch
“Apollo” tail dance

And on I went. Adam and I just howled! He would react to every word I said with a slight tail twitch, but when I said his name, his tail would do a little dance. We had never noticed that before.

Adam pointed out – “Like what they said on The Secret, pets are great for putting you in a good mood.”

2. Yesterday, at the office, a 5 year old girl was spending some time with us. She had to go to the bathroom, which she announced. She ran into the bathroom, left the door open, and then was pretty quiet for a while. (From my desk, I cannot see into the bathroom, thankfully.) I heard her lightly banging her feet against the toilet bowl, so I was half aware of where she was and what she was doing, but more focused on work…............. Until….............. from the bathroom, in a sweet 5 year old voice..........…. I heard….........

“Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”

I had all I could do NOT to howl with laughter! She could hear me after all. I truly think that is one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard in my life! I’m still laughing, and still telling the story to everyone.

Peace & Blessings!

Intuitive Hiccup

On my way to work, I take a right out of the driveway. Usually.

Today, I was at the end of the driveway, and I got an intuitive hit to take a left.

I took a right. I guess I needed a reminder to always, ALWAYS listen to my intuition.

I made it a ½ mile from the office, and there were fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, lights flashing, and people in the road re-directing traffic. So, instead of going straight the final ½ mile, I had to take a right. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.

So I took the right, and thought “I know I’ve driven this road, but I can’t remember where it goes.” I think I drove a couple miles, and there was a road that I could take a left onto. I thought “well, this could work”. Long, long story short – I ended up taking a 15 minute detour around the backside of Saratoga and Skidmore College. I ended up in downtown Saratoga Springs. Ok, no problem.

So, I head up route 50, and take a left onto route 9 to get to the office. (if I had originally taken a LEFT out of my driveway, this is where I would have ended up).

Traffic is stop & go, and I’m 2+ miles from the office. No fire trucks, no ambulances, lights flashing – just police cars and people in the road re-directing traffic.

I had to talk to the traffic man – my office is BEFORE the school, not after. Please let me through. He did. Thankfully.

There was a fire. Someone’s house burned. I feel so much for the family. Fire is devastating!

My point to this blog entry is this: ALWAYS, always I need to listen to my intuition. If I had, I wouldn’t have detoured around Saratoga, and would have saved 15+ minutes of drive time. Lesson learned.

Peace & Blessings!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Old Friend

I had to try out this new tri-fold technique that I spotted on What do you think? It's for my friend Jen - this stamp set was made for her!

Peace & Blessings!