Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sunday Spiritual

The Best Sermons are lived, NOT preached

1. Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I'm working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define
success in her own words, she said,"Success is when you look back at your life and the  memories make you smile."

2. Today, I asked my mentor - a very successful business man in his 70s- what his top 3 tips  are for success. He smiled and said, "Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no one else is doing."

3. Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she
realized I didn't recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her
eyes and the most sincere smile and said, "On 9-11-2001, you carried me out  of the World Trade Center."

4. Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.

5. Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work.  At 3PM  I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job. I start tomorrow.

6. Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother's hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, "I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often."

7. Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.

8. Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, "Why?" She replied, "So you can help me save the planet." I chuckled again and asked, "And why do you want to save the planet?" Because that's where I keep all my stuff," she said.

9. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter's antics, I suddenly realized that I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.

10. Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said, "I hope you feel better soon."

11. Today, I was feeling down because the results of a biopsy came back malignant. When I got home, I opened an e-mail that said, "Thinking of you today. If you need me, I'm just a phone call away." It was from a high school friend I hadn't seen in 10 years.

12. Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn't eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, "We can share it."

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Monday Twitter Tree© 4-25-16

Monday - Twitter Tree©

 (Posted on Sunday to save time for me Monday before work.)
Three days a week, we come together to promote each other.  You are invited to join us, as long as you promote all others who share their items and tweets here.  This is a great traffic generator which leads to the opportunity for sales.
The Twitter Tree©

is hosted by a different blog M-W-F.


My tweets:
 Altered Journal, Cat, Pink Hearts
Altered Journal, Cat, Pink Hearts via @indiemade @ChristieCottage @CCMTT 

Cameo Earrings Silver Pierced Dangle Lovely Lady

For #Mom Cameo Earrings Silver Pierced Dangle Lovely Lady via @indiemade @ChristieCottage #CCMTT

Sunday Spiritual

Sunday Spiritual 

Give it to God and let go!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Saturday Shopping Spree April 23rd

It's time for another

We will start off with a treasury

White and red.

Look, admire, choose
Bridal Barrette, Wedding Hair Clip, Wedding Accessory, Hair Clip Bridal Barrette, Pearl Barrette Hair Clip, White Bridal Hairpin
Burgundy velvet throw pillow sham – 16x16 custom pillow cover – Luxury red hand printed zebra cushion cover – Couch sofa toss accent chair
Guardian Angel. Zipper pendant. Zippers and tatting lace creations. Handmade Angel pendant. Unique Angel lace. Original gift.
Mother's day Gift,Mom gift,Crystal Necklace,Ribbon Necklace.Statement Necklace,boho Style,chic necklace,Gift for her,Crystal Jewelry,Crystal
Painted Gourd Prepared for Pine Needle Basket Beading Red Pink Mini Gourd Art Container Drilled Finished Handmade Craft Supply Small Bowl
Spring sale, felted scarf, felted wrap, poppy, white, red, green, wool shawl, mother's day gift idea, fashion, for her, handmade, textile
Bunny Pouch crocheted, Camera, Phone, Bottle Cozie READY to SHIP
White Pearl and Peach Coral Wedding Multi Strand Necklace, Bridal Necklace, Bridesmaids Necklace, Beaded Holiday Necklace, Gift for Her.
Coffee Tea Mug Cover Cup Cozy Sleeve - Hand Knit Funny red,owl, Cozy Coffee, in a beautiful gift wrapping Handmade
ON SALE Barefoot sandles WHITE sandals Wedding beach party crochet sandal foot jewelry leg decoration shoe hippie sandals women teen bridal
Handmade doll, Soft doll with sawing machine, Tilda,Doll,Gift for birthday,Handmade,Art doll,shabby chic, home decore,  Baby shower
Instant Download Printable Wall Art, Kohleria Botanic Print, Hand-drawn Home Flower (pastel + watercolor),digital art poster,interior decor
QUEEN Set bedding Stone Washed linen duvet cover and 2 pillow covers white pure Linen + buttons flax linens housewares bedroom custom size
Floral Flower Wreath Wall Decor Spring Summer Silk Floral Wreath Front Door Wreath Outdoor Wreath Elegant White Roses
ON SALE Dress peasant summer Tiered Crinkle Wrinkled white pure cotton with lace Vintage Europe size M Medium organic embroidered retro boho
Mat pots plastic 5 pcs white - Round plant pot saucer water tray - Flower pots accessories - Vintage diameter circle flowerpot pallet garden

The tweet:
White and red. by Natalia Gulenok via @Etsy

Now for a linkup!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Fun - A Smile

We all need a smile!

Maybe this will help!

Funny Animal Pictures Of The Day – 23 Pics

 Did you smile?


Earthy Greens

Such pretty items from amazing shops. ♥ Brenda
VW Bug, ACEO, Mixed Media Original Art, Green Slug Bug, Volkswagen
Cheops Piramidón-Dorado-Magic-base Orgonite multigemas-only exclusive-crafted
Wooden shawl pin, Sweater clasp, Shawl stick, Scarf pin, Eco-friendly gift, Wooden animal, Wood carving, Simple design, Natural color,Turtle
Beach Sand Dunes Photography - Prince Edward Island - Beach Landscape Photo - Photo Print - 8x10 - Fine Art Photography
Handbag CroCHet yarn-mustard-green sky with bamboo handles...
Leather Concho Collar, Pet CoLLar, Leather Pet Collar, Cat CoLLAR, DoG COllar, Swarovski Crystal
Vintage Gold Plated  Cuff links  ,Monarch, Men 's Cuff links, Green Moss Agate,1950s - 1960s, Mens Jewerly, Fashion Accessory for Him,
Felted, cobweb, scarf, yellow, green, blue, sunflower, floral, hip belt, long scarf, mother's day gift idea, for her,handmade, spring trends
Funny Caterpillar Bookmark. Felted Natural Wool Miniature Toy Sculpture with Ribbon. Gift for Book Lovers. Light Green Grub. Ready to Ship
MOTHER'S DAY Card  - Daisies - Springtime Flowers - Also available as a Print with a Free Mat - Great Mother's Day Gift (CMDAY201517)
Bird with heart Bird of polymer clay with a pattern embossed bird figurine plasterwork Fantasy bird Fantasy animal
Champagne flower crown, Flower Headband, Floral Wreath, Wedding, Bridal crown, Festival Crown, Ivory floral crown, Rose Crown
Vintage Green Glass Pedestal Bowl Decor Christmas Decor Glass Candy Bowl Christmas Bowl Glass Serving Bowl Glass Compote Glass Fruit Bowl
Cotton Crochet Washcloth, Camo Crochet Washcloth Set of 4 , Brown/ Green/Tan/Beige Dishcloth, Cotton Dishcloths, Gift Set, Ready to Ship
VINTAGE Handknit Cable knit Womens Apple Green Cardigan Button Sweater V Neck Top Knit 70s clothing Preppy Hippie Flower Power Medium Size
Sale!!! Russian Silver Pendants with Hot Enamel,  Ocean Animals, Dolphin, Hand Made, Enamel Painted

Thank you to Brenda from TheChickenStudio 


 Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Thursday Thoughts

Thought I would share these with you!

Shopping Handmade for Mom!

by:Mary from PrettyGonzo

Gorgeous Gifts

by: Anna Margaritou from AnnaRecycle 


Shopping Handmade for Mom!

Here's a treasury of lovely items to browse in the search for that perfect gift for Mom! Hope you enjoy! :)
Flora the Goddess of Renewal and Spring Original Watercolor Painting 9x12 by Jeanne Fry Number 10 in my 30 Goddesses in 30 Days Series
Spring Statement Necklace, Blue Green Floral Polymer Clay, Amethyst, Swarovski Lapis Pearls, Unique Jewelry, One of a Kind, Colorful
Handmade Spiral Chandelier Earrings With Amazonite, Black Agate, Fine Silver Plated Pewter and Sterling Silver
Coral Shoulder Shawl Scarf Neckwarmer Elegant cables Pearl buttons Caron Simply Soft
Lanyards,Beaded Lanyard,Id Lanyard,Id Badge Necklace,Id Badge Jewelry,Pearl Lanyard,Blue Lanyard,Breakaway Lanyard,Crystal Lanyard,Id Badge
Smooth and Glossy One-of-a-kind Handmade Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant Fuchsia, Pink and Blue Jewelry by Umeboshi
Honeysuckle Handmade Soap Yellow Orange Green Swirls Luxury Bath Bar with Shea Butter Handmade Cold Process Bar Soap
Collectible Thimbles, China Thimble, Handmade Thimble, Thimble Collection, Flower Thimble, Polymer Clay Thimble, Butterfly Thimble
Fun Vendor Apron, Quik Quak Goats, Recycled Wrangler Jeans, Appliqued
Pink Asiatic Lilly Watercolor Painting, Original, Pinks And Greens, In 11x14 Ready To Frame Matting
Royal Blue Lace Poncho, Caftan, Tunic, Beach Cover Up, Infinity Scarf
Sea Glass Necklace … earthy flowers
Turquoise and Copper Bracelet, Spring Clasp, Bangle, Unisex 7 and a Half Inches
Hand Knitted Blanket, Cabled Blanket, Hand Knitted Throw, Home Decor, Wedding Present, Anniversary Present, Housewarming Gift
Bird Pendant, Bird Necklace, Long Necklace, Handcrafted Necklace, For Bird Watchers, Colorful Necklace, Antique Brass, Gift for Her
Farm Hot Pad, Owl Candle Mat, Farm Mug Rug, Country Trivet, Barn Trivet

Gorgeous Gifts

Happy sales!
Adjustable upper arm bracelet-Gold bracelet-Hand hammered-Metalwork-Handmade gold bracelet-Open band bracelet-Handmade jewelry-Greek jewelrySleeping Lady - Babushka Motrjoshka Russian Doll Home decor Fabric ornament Holiday gift idea Handmade decoration
Naturalist Pottery Bowl - Vintage Studio Art Pottery - Minimalist Design Serving Bowl - Handmade by K Taylor - Neutral Natural Color DishFloral Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Invitation Printable, Gold & Blue Wedding Rehearsal Invite, Navy Rehearsal Invitation, Navy Gold Invitation
COTTON SUMMER SCARVESCeramic ring yellow and black raku - Adjustable - Lava Collection
Instant download file, digital art,sleeping girl , wall art, nursery art, lavender, sweet dreamsOrgonite pendant-Caritas of Happiness-Prosperity-Shungit-Ormus-black-gold-unique, handmade
Vintage gold wildflowers brooch antique retro floral broochButterfly Napkin, Paper Napkin for Decoupage, Craft Napkin, Scrapbooking Napkin, Decoupage Paper Tissue, Butterfly Decoupage
Ready to Ship. Hand Knitted Baby newborn girl Cardigan - Sweater Newborn Reborn  0-3 Months Old Yellow  Color Soft AcrylicFLORAL ORNAMENT Applique pattern. Applique template. PDF applique pattern
Fun Vendor Apron, Quik Quak Goats, Recycled Wrangler Jeans, AppliquedTigers eye necklace, tigers eye bracelet, semi precious stone set, amber, green glass necklace,hand made, Italy
Booties, baby slippers, knitting shoes, all for kids, blue, gifts, handmade knitwear. Ready to shipShawnee Elf On Shoe Planter #765, Vintage 1950s Figurine, Ceramic Pottery, Home Decor

As always, here are the tweets:

Shopping Handmade for Mom! by Mary via @christiecottage via 

Gorgeous Gifts by Anna Margaritou via @ChristieCottage via 

Visit me on Etsy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Craft Business, Selling Crafts, Handmade Crafts promoted here.

Mostly Business - Monday Twitter Tree©.

Two for Tuesday Featuring 2 items from 2 shops.

Wednesday I did away with the Giveaways. Too much work!

Thursday Thoughts Just random posts of whatever seems to be on my mind.

Friday Fun Generally a cartoon or a funny story, to make you SMILE

Saturday Shopping Spree.

Sunday Spiritual posts honoring God.