Random Thoughts on a Rainy Thursday evening…

Lately I’ve found myself thinking numerous times, “Oh that would be a good blog topic.” Yet when I sit down to write about these things… it turns into a sentence or two. Not really the blog feature I was thinking of. Tonight I was browsing some blogs and found myself very inspired on a number of different levels. Kelly Rae really made me want to do some soul searching this week. I may have to break down and buy her e-book. Becky makes me want to do some spring cleaning — I’m not really sure why this post made me think of that — Perhaps it was the whole comment about having an empty room for two years. It made me wish I could start over with an empty room or two — what can I tell you? My brain works in mysterious ways. This post really made me want to work on my Etsy shop again. I really love focusing on presentation. It does indeed make a difference. It reminded me I need to focus a bit more on that again in my business. You may see a variation of this card on my blog in the near future

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All I need to know…

I learned while walking on the beach. Did you ever read the book that came out years and years ago called “All I need to know I learned in Kindergarten?” It was a really great book (from what I recall anyway — I think I read in high school). I should read it again. But on Sunday, I decided to go for a walk on the beach. Boy do I love having the beach to myself again (well and a few other locals) — I just wish it were a big warmer! But it’s Ok I’ll take it.Anyway — here is what I learned on my walk: Lesson 1: Life is good — don’t be afraid to dive in. Lesson 2: It’s O.K. to stop and rest with a friend (as often as possible!) Lesson 3: It’s also good to have some alone time to reflect once in awhile Lesson 4: Sometimes life includes a lot of “Gunk”, but the other side is often beautiful Lesson 5: Whether it’s with family, friends or an important cause, it’s important to stick together. Lesson 6: Always remember to show empathy to everyone. You never know what they are going through. (Doesn’t it

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When the scrapbooker goes to far….

Hi there blog friends! Interesting title, huh? Well, I have a rather silly story for you today. So, whenever I want to take pictures for the little blog I take my cards outside and stage them on my deck (best lighting ever in the afternoon). Well, I went out there today forgetting that we had a little “incident” on the deck a few days ago. I woke up one morning and found five piles of poo on the back deck. What the heck? We don’t have dogs. We don’t have cats. We don’t even have fish. So where is this poop coming from — and so much. Overnight. And on the deck? So we’ve determined it is raccoon doo-doo. I don’t know… did they get “trapped” in the three-sided enclosed deck? Not sure. But anyway, flash forward to today when I’m trying to avoid the little mounds on the deck as I take photos and I think, I should take a picture. Wait, what? Did I just say I’m going to take a picture of poo? Ok… so the scrapbooker in me went a little too far (well, actually I didn’t — because I didn’t actually take the picture —

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