Sunday, August 1, 2010

SoFoBoMo Inspired Project

Hello everyone! Thanks for still continuing to pop in once in a while to see if I have updated anything and what not. What a HOT and Humid summer it has been! But that hasn't stopped me from creating and being inspired. In the beginning on July 2010, I discovered a website It's an online group that inspires photographers and designers to set goals for themselves and create a book. I was quite excited when I read about it, and jumped right in 4th of July weekend. Then ... time got the best of me, and here and there I would shoot for this project ... well Today, August 1st, 2010, I used to create my online book.

I'm happy with the results, next year I will do it more in a photo book format, but it was a great experience, and it definitely opened my eyes to the possibilities, as long as you stay focused, and finish the project in the end.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Prints for Sale!!!!

So I finally got off my butt and took more photos around the house ... and I've uploaded them and prepared them for prints ... and they were approved today, and now they are available for sale!!!

Please take a look and let me know whatcha think!

check them out!

Most of my 2010 prints are right there on the first page - with no titles

Friday, June 4, 2010

Summer of Swag!

Monday is going to be a big day for Swag Codes, and it is - AT LEAST 5 different codes will be coming on Monday!

Swagbucks is celebrating it's kickoff to Summer of Swag! They've got some really big stuff that they will be debuting this summer - things you've been asking for - and TSG can't WAIT to share them with you. It's definitely going to be a summer to remember at Swagbucks.

In the meantime, this coming week is going to be a BIG one too. In addition to going code crazy on Monday we'll be highlighting a different bill every day - BIG bills, too. As an added bonus, every day the featured bill will be awarded to every 7th win on Swagbucks! On Monday, that bill will be the 25 Swag Buck bill.

SO, now's the time to sign up for Swagbucks. It's so easy!

Just click here!
After you sign up - be sure to enter in SUMMEROFSWAG to get an extra 20 Swagbucks to start you off with! - You have until June 11th to enter that in!

Also, Each day next week they'll be highlighting a different high value Swag Buck bill, starting on Monday with the 25. Every 7th searching win on Swagbucks will be awarded that big bill, meaning that more people will have big wins next week!

Like I said in my previous post about swagbucks, I'm saving mine for a Disney e-gift card ... but they have so many options, even Paypal and Amazon cards, it's like getting money for free!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Earn daily Swagbucks with a click of a button!

Swagbucks has just introduced a new daily poll feature that will allow you and your friends to earn Swag Bucks every day simply by voting! It's a great way to share your opinons with the community and be rewarded for doing it. All the polls are Swaggernaut submitted and those Swaggernauts whose polls are featured on the site earn themselves 100 SB (those can be submitted This is a fun, easy way to rack up your free rewards from, the number one destination for fun, online polls."

Check it out for yourself!

On a daily basis I will get at least 2 freebie swagbucks by just submitting my opinion in the daily polls as well as the no obligation special offers ... It's so easy!

Then on top of that, when I use the Swagbucks search engine to search for some random stuff on the internet, I'll earn SBs there too!

I'm saving my SBs up for the $25 Disney e-gift card!

If you are thinking of signing up ... use this link :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Nature of Inspiration

I know I haven't posted in quite some time again ... thanks for checking in from time to time.

Real Estate is going well, and lots of creative juices are flowing ... sometimes inspiration seems like it's so far away, and yet .. sometimes it's in your own backyard, or in your family's backyard :)

My sister lives next door, and lives on a horse farm with a beautiful pond. Well the other day I went down to the pond and brought my camera with me ... and got some shots that I'm really happy with ... there is a funny story behind the sunflower shots ... back behind the pond is where they throw the muck piles ... well the horses are fed black oil sunflower seeds .. and well you can probably figure out the rest ... gotta love that fertilization!!

Any thoughts on these photos ... do you think they are marketable on Etsy as prints or digital files? I'd love any input

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I'm finding that creative inspiration once again...

I know I have been kinda MIA lately, and I do apologize. I just haven't been focused on creative projects. I've been focused on working with my new real estate career, and I have to say, it's taking off quite nicely!

Besides working towards being a successful Realtor, here in the Southwest Florida area, I'm always still thinking of ways to promote my shop on Etsy, and find new ways to be creative. This past week, I did just that along with the inspiration of my husband. I have a new small line of wire beaded jewelry coming soon, I don't know how many pieces I will create, but I am happy to say I will soon be offering rings and hair accessories once I complete the process.

I do wish everyone a happy month of February and thanks again for reading my blog :)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Swagbucks and ramblings ....

If you are interested in saving some money by clicking websites and searching the net .. then you should check out Swagbucks. It's a no obligation required chance to earn swagbucks that you can then convert into gift cards once enough swagbucks have been accumulated. If you scroll down to the bottom of my blog you'll see the widget, and you can sign up from there :)

I hope all are doing well. Thank you for continuing to be a blog follower. I'm currently in a state of mind that unfortuantley crafting creativity has not been a priority. So the blog has been really slow. I hope to pick back up soon ... just need to focus on my Real Estate career ... luckily, I have been doing some graphic design work for fellow agents - which helps me going on the creative side of things ... but not too much with the wire, beads and crocheting. I have however been tooling around with some photography ... I'll post some images soon.

I was thinking of branching my etsy shop apart so I can include photography prints and images as a new shop ... any thoughts? Photography has always been a passion of mine, and my husband got me this awesome new lens for Christmas this past year ... a 55mm-250mm Canon with stabilizer! I love it!

the photos here were taken with my new lens :) .. just to share a few :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Treasury Feature!

I've been featured in a treasury!

Thank you susanwilliamsdesigns!!

Check it out, it's a beautiful collection!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!!!

I know I haven't been posting alot lately .. I have been busy with my career change and just life in general - I hope to pick up again soon .. this post is on a more personal note ...

One year ago today was the best, happiest, most memorable day in my life!! I got married to my best friend, my true love, my inspiration. Today is my One Year Anniversary and I just wanted to say. "I love you Wayne, Happy Anniversary!" I can't wait to see all our creative goals play out for us in our lifetime. I want to grow old with you... these three songs are our life, our inspiration, US!!!!

I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad
Carry you around when your arthritis is bad
Oh all I wanna do is grow old with you

I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches
Build you a fire if the furnace breaks
Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you

I'll miss you
Kiss you
Give you my coat when you are cold

Need you
Feed you
Even let ya hold the remote control

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink
Put you to bed when you've had too much to drink
I could be the man who grows old with you
I wanna grow old with you

~Adam Sandler

I'm lucky to have met you - I think of that everyday day!

Do you hear me,
I’m talking to you
Across the water across the deep blue ocean
Under the open sky, oh my, baby I’m trying
Boy I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart
You make it easier when life gets hard
I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
Ooohh, ooooh, oooh, oooh,
Oooh ooh ooh ooh
They don’t know how long it takes
Waiting for a love like this
Every time we say goodbye
I wish we had one more kiss
I’ll wait for you I promise you, I will
I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
Lucky we’re in love every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday
And so I’m sailing through the sea
To an island where we’ll meet
You’ll hear the music fill the air
I’ll put a flower in your hair
Though the breezes through trees
Move so pretty you’re all I see
As the world keeps spinning round
You hold me right here right now
I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
I’m lucky we’re in love every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

~ Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat


Our Wedding Song: Little Wonders by Rob Thomas

let it go,
let it roll right off your shoulder
don't you know
the hardest part is over
let it in,
let your clarity define you
in the end
we will only just remember how it feels

our lives are made
in these small hours
these little wonders,
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away,
but these small hours,
these small hours still remain

let it slide,
let your troubles fall behind you
let it shine
until you feel it all around you
and i don't mind
if it's me you need to turn to
we?ll get by,
it's the heart that really matters in the end

our lives are made
in these small hours
these little wonders,
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away,
but these small hours,
these small hours still remain

all of my regret
will wash away some how
but i can not forget
the way i feel right now

in these small hours
these little wonders
these twists & turns of fate
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away but these small hours
these small hours, still remain,
still remain
these little wonders
these twists & turns of fate
time falls away
but these small hours
these little wonders still remain

Thank you Wayne, for being my friend, my love, my inspiration. You are my life, my soul, my heart.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our family and friends who did share this wonderful day with us a year ago. Putting it all in perspective, good thing it was last year and not this year - the weather down here is yucky this weekend! Yesterday was only a high of 49 and rainy! LOL I love you Wayne, forever and always!

Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy New Year to all of you!!!

May 2010 welcome peace, happiness and creativity into your world and love into your heart.

2010 brings many things for all of us .. and I can't wait to share the next chapter in my life with all of you!

Thank you for supporting my love for creativity and art.