For Me, Its All About The Little Things

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It is so funny that I had to start selling jewelry on Etsy to realize how much I love to take pictures. My life is extremely busy, like most these days so whenever I get the chance I try to take a walk and enjoy all that is around me. For me.. its the little things that make a difference, like my cute little grapevine birdhouse that I bought in a gift shop on the coast,  a place I love to visit. I planted a Virginia creeper vine around it a couple of years ago and it is just now starting to grow up around the base of the birdhouse. I love it! It looks so cute..this little bird house was occupied this spring with a family of bluebirds. It was fun to walk out in the garden and hear them chirping for their mom, she was out getting them food. If you got close enough to the house and they heard your footsteps they would stop and were completely silent. It was amazing how fast they grew too! One morning my son and I went outside to find that they had all grown enough to finally fly away. I'm sure that a new family will be back next year.

I love my rose garden too! I have some rose bushes that have grown up to 6' tall. They are planted near our oak tree and they like to grow tall, reaching for the sun. Most people are amazed at the height that they reach. I just say that they are happy and loved. :)

When we moved into our house we did alot of fixing up. There was a gate that we decided to replace so I took it off the hinges and stuck it in the middle of my flower garden and it is now the back drop to these beautiful golden yarrow flowers and our fountain. These yellow yarrow flowers are planted near my rose bushes and they have taken on the same pattern of growing extraordinarily tall too! I love the bright cheery yellow. The best thing about these flowers is that they look the same color when they are dead. They are great flowers to cut an put inside too!

Just thought I'd share a few things that make me happy! Hope they make you smile too!
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Friday, July 16, 2010

I am participating in the Christmas In July Sale At Etsy and am offering a Buy One Get One Free Special on my slim stacker rings July 16-23. I cant believe that it is already July! Ahh :) These rings are so cute and great to stack with other rings or alone as a set. Don't miss out!! They are really cute :) Here is the link to see more info  Hope to see you :)
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What A Treat!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

 Did you know that hummingbirds are considered to be the symbols of peace love and happiness? In native American culture a hummingbird is a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible and will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life experiences. Wow! I had no idea, I just looked that up. I do however, consider myself very lucky to have captured these pictures on the 4th of July.

While enjoying the day with my hubby at the car show we happened to turn around and see this little hummingbird taking a rest on a branch of a tree right behind us! I couldn't believe my eyes. I am fortunate to see them alot on our property but never see them sitting still, resting, and most of all never have I seen one stretch his wing like I caught him doing in the photo. I am in love with this little bird and am wanting to somehow incorporate him in a piece of jewelry hmmm..I just need to figure out how anyway, I thought he was so cute, I wanted to share the pictures. He makes me smile. Nature is amazing.
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Surprise.. Im Back!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Wow! I have been such a blog neglector (hmm.. is that even a word?) lately. Life had just taken over and left me in the dust! LOL :)  I wanted to share a couple of pictures of the July 4th celebration where I live. I usually do the craft show but this year I decided to bow out and spend time with family. I think that it was the first weekend that I didn't have to work on something or other since Christmas so it was time.

Even though I didn't sell jewelry at the show I still ended up going, (I love it in Bear Valley). I ran into a few customers and passed out a few cards.  As you can see from the photos there are hot air balloons rides that you can buy that take you over the valley and Cub Lake with beautiful views of the mountains. It is really stunning. The balloon rides start at about 5 am and from almost anywhere in Bear Valley you can see the balloons. The pilots of the balloons usually like to skim the water tops and lightly set the balloon baskets on the top of the water, just for fun. If you are lucky, you will get a great picture of the reflections of the balloons in the water.

There is a pancake breakfast that starts around 6 am and a little parade that goes down along the road by the lake. Anyone who is willing may enter the parade, it is really fun for the kids.

The craft show is around the lakeside and they have a car show too. This year my hubby decided to enter his Volkswagen in the car show for fun. This is his hobby. Still a work in progress, but something to keep him busy while I am in the GreenRoom making pretties.

The weather was beautiful about 85 that weekend, perfect, and I actually ran into someone at the pancake breakfast who recognized me from my news interview. I made a new friend.

All in all it was a relaxing weekend and much needed break. Hope you enjoy the pictures :)
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