Monday, December 31, 2007

Select Comfort

Adam and I traveled to Cincinnati to visit his family, and our fantastic friends over Christmas.
Adam is very tall, so we have a California King sized Select Comfort Bed - which we bring with us. Let me tell you, there's nothing better than being able to sleep in your own bed while traveling.

When I tell people about this, most don't believe that we can fit a California King sized Select Comfort Bed in the back of our Honda CRV. Here's the proof:

BEFORE, (The back seat is UP):
After (Including 2 body pillows, 2 cervical pillows, along with the bedding):
The way Adam packs it, we can still see out the back window! BRILLIANT!

Peace & Blessings!

PS - We love our Select Comfort so much, EVERY NIGHT for almost 7 years, we say "I LOVE THIS BED!"

Happy 1 Year Blogoversary

1 year ago today, I started this blog! My intention a year ago was:

"On this joyous New Year’s Eve I have released what is no longer serving me, and have written out my goals for 2007. What fun! In my goals list I stated my intention to begin a blog where I can post my creations and musings."

Thank you for reading my blog! Thank you for posting comments! Thank you for being a part of my life!

Peace & Blessings!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Snowmen Everywhere

Just for fun....

Peace & Blessings!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Keurig Goodness & Surprises!

Yesterday, I posted about our FABULOUS new Keurig home brewer! (See below)

Later in the day yesterday, Dave Manly the VP of Marketing for Keurig, posts a comment on my blog post (again, see below and click on comments). It was a surprise to me, but an effective and brilliant marketing tool. I think I've told no less than 20 people in under 24 hours about the comment he left on my blog. I'm mean, seriously, what a great way to positively reinforce the new edition or our kitchen! Brilliant - Dave Manly - hats off to you! (One of my quiet loves is - marketing - so this really got my juices flowing)

Fast forward to today, and I check my blog, and I have yet another comment - from Joe Simonovich, Co-Founder, At this point, I am laughing! This is seriously FANTASTIC marketing! And guess what I did - I went to his website - as I'm sure you just did, or are about to. And, what did I find, my most favorite thing so far (with my 2 day old new toy) is the Green Mountain Hot Cocoa - and you know what.... it's CHEAPER than on . AND, Coffee Cow - you get free shipping on orders of $75 or more, but on Shoffee you get free shipping on orders of $60 or more.

Hhhhmmmm, I wonder which site I'll be shopping on? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight - this is a no brainer!

Now, I'm waiting with baited breath - who next, and from what company - will post to my blog?

And on a different note - but still dealing with the Keurig:
Adam had an idea. We are about to embark on a 700 mile car trip - and Adam wants to get an AC adapter, so we can take the Keurig with us, and brew while on the go! HA HA HA!

I'll keep you posted, if we actually do that or not. Still, the idea is HILARIOUS!

Peace & Blessings & Brilliant Marketing!

Friday, December 21, 2007

I Love Our New Keurig!

This morning, Adam and I leaped out of bed, because we both were so eager to use our new toy!

I brewed hot chocolate:
And... it's sooooooooo smooth.......... Delicious!

Peace & Blessings & SQUEALS & HAPPY DANCING!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


One of my girlfriends just gave us our Christmas gift:

I am overwhelmed! Adam is overwhelmed! I was squealing. Adam was doing the guy thing (picture men standing around a hot car); standing back, admiring the box, looking at our friend, admiring the box, yes, he too, was truly overwhelmed!

To our friend - THANK YOU!

Peace & Blessings!

PS - She also hooked us up with this and this for the car trip! SHE ROCKS!

Shoveling Out

We woke up this morning to MORE SNOW:

Our jacuzzi is buried!

Peace & Blessings

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I Love Her!

I've wanted to try a few different techniques for making snow babies. I just love how she came out:

Instead of coating the inside of the ornament with white paint, I sponged on the paint to the outside - creating a cool texture. I did 2 coats of paint - let them both dry throughly, and did the rest as usual. I think she's super cute!

Peace & Blessings!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Preparations

I've spent most of this weekend working on finishing up Christmas preparations - ie: gifts.

I had a MAJOR project planned: gifts I was going to make EVERYONE on my list, and I found out this morning, that it won't work! So, I had to make some new decisions, and I'm feeling a little behind.

Of course I want to post photos - but I can't, as that would ruin the surprise. So, I'm just going to tease you that I've been working on some really elegant gifts for people this year. Even Adam said "WOW" when I showed him.

Until after Christmas.....

Peace & Blessings!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Winter Wonderland

I woke up this morning to this:

We had our first real snowstorm yesterday. Now we have the joy of clean up - just for a possible nor'easter to come through Saturday / Sunday.

Peace & Blessings!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mount Katahdin

My brother took this photo of Mount Katahdin in Maine. Nice!

Monday, December 10, 2007

You Can Heal Your Life - The Movie

The wonderful mailman delivered my copy of You Can Heal Your Life on Saturday. I'm LOVING it! Adam and I watched it Saturday night with some friends, and yesterday I had all 4+ hours of bonus interviews going in my stamping room while I was making Christmas cards.

I had AH HA after AH HA! Don't you just love it when the PERFECT information comes into your life at the PERFECT time? I do. And that's how I feel about this film.

So, if you are so inclined.... I wholeheartedly recommend this film.

Peace & Blessings!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

I'm Published - Officially!

I got my little hands on Take Ten magazine last night, and furiously flipped through it until I found my card! I'm on page 97.

I think I scared people at Barnes & Noble - I was randomly showing perfect strangers - "LOOK! I'm in this magazine! How cool is THAT!?!?!?!"

Needless to say, I'm SUPER EXCITED! I can now officially declare: "I've been published!"

Drum Roll.......


Thursday, December 6, 2007

Soldered Art

I did it! I finally sat down and soldered my first piece. Not too bad for my very first try.

It's official, I'm addicted!

Car Rear View Mirror Bling
Sun Catchers
Oh My.....

Peace & Blessings!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Barking Frog Glass

I went to the Barking Frog Glass Studio to learn how to solder, and get some questions answered.
It's been in my blood for a while to learn how to solder - I'm seeing jewelry, ornaments, stained glass....

So, anyway, back to my story: Adam has a soldering heal tool, and a few other supplies, so I didn't really need much - except, instruction. I've been asking Adam questions, and he suggested, "Google It". So I did - and I found the Barking Frog, 8 miles from my house!!!

I popped in today, introduced myself to the owner - a simply lovely woman - and said "will you teach me to solder?"

She was AWESOME!!!!

I pulled out an ornament to show her my initial goals, and she spent over 2 hours with me. Showed me the right way to solder, beginner mistakes & how to easily correct them, how to get different finishes (silver, black, antique brass) using silver solder (VERY COOL INDEED), how she constructs projects, she made a bluebird stained glass night light while I was there, and on and on and on! TOO COOL!!!!!

THEN.... I see glass beads and mention I'd love to learn that..... and she hands me her class schedule. I can take a class in January (here's to manifesting the funds for that baby!).

OHMIGOODNESS! My creative juices are flowing so much; I've got paralysis by analysis action happening: Do I make ornaments? Some bling for my car's rear view mirror? A pendant? Where do I start?

Where do I start: I blog about my thrilling experience this afternoon!

Pictures are sure to come soon.... stay tuned!

Peace & Blessings!

PS - What skill have you always wanted to learn? I love it if you'd post a comment and let me know!

Simple Birthday Card

A gal I work with has a birthday this week. I asked her what her "colors" are, and she replied : "Pink, Black, & White". So, there you have it!

Peace & Blessings!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Weekend To Remember

Adam and I had the outstanding opportunity to attend Weekend To Remember, this past weekend. (I won free registration on the radio!!!)

I'm feeling the need to post a review of our experience:

RUN, NOW, (well, after you stop reading this), and sign up to attend!!!!!! It was profoundly life changing for us; and even though we felt we had a strong, loving, amazing marriage BEFORE the conference, we learned soooooooooooooo much, grew sooooooooooooooo much as a couple, that I am profoundly appreciative to Family Life for offering such a conference.

You know how you have those moments, experiences, Ah Ha's in your life, where your life turns toward a whole different direction because of it? That's how we are feeling because of this conference.

You are dismissed.....

Weekend to Remember - An Experience You'll Never Forget

Peace & Blessings!