Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dia de Muertos - Day of the Dead


Dia de Muertos is a  Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. It focuses on gathering of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family who have died. Building altars consisting of gifts to there loved ones including  pictures of the deceased, sugar skulls, marigolds.  Also leaving possessions of the deceased.  I left jewelry that my Mother had given me and that I got when she died. The celebration takes place on October 31, November 1 and November 2.  

Today I will be celebrating all my family and friends that have gone before me. 

My Sisters and Nieces will be here to Celebrate and honor our loved ones. 
It is also my Fathers 86th Birthday. Halloween Baby.
So glad he is still around.
Also the little kiddo's will be going Trick or Treating in the Neighborhood.
Lots of Candy.
Lots of Love.
Oh what a day we have in store for us. 

I painted these skulls from left over skulls from Halloween. You can get them really cheap at AC Moore or Michaels after the holiday. 
Just make sure you gesso them really good before you paint them. 

I honor them all and I miss them.
They will be in my heart forever.

True Love Never dies. 

Take some time out in the next few days and honor the ones you loved and lost. And honor the ones you love.
Both are so precious.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bewitching Hour

Bewitching Hour

Happy Halloween!!!
This is my most favorite time of the year!
When all the trees are changing to orange, red, purple, brown.
Piles of leaves to jump into.
Candy Corn, Caramel Apples, Popcorn Balls.
Smells are wonderful, Burning leaves, Apple Cider, Candy
Witches on broom sticks
Pumpkins made into Jack o Lanterns.
Hay bales, Corn Stalks on porches, dried corn hanging on the doors and Mums in pots.
I remember the Halloweens of the pasts and the future ones to come
Costumes, Masks, Face Paint.
Children with smiling faces coming to my door. 
Chill in the Air
Squirrels and chipmunks running around gathering  nuts preparing for the winter.

Oh how I love it!

In our family there are so many Birthdays! Steve(today), Jamie, Keely, Isaac, Dad(Halloween Baby), Reece, Darylanne, Betty's Birthdays.
We have been singing Happy Birthday Every week it seems!
So blessed by my family!

Here are some of my other Halloween Prints that are available in my Etsy Shop

I would rather have the treat

It is also the Anniversary of my Mothers death.
11 Years I have been with out her.
It seems like yesterday.
I would like to dedicate this post to her.
She is why I am the person that I am. 
I was watching Soul Sunday on OWN and I saw this short film 

Super Soul Short: How a Long Hike Led One Man to a New Passion
When architect Brad Goldpaint's mother died suddenly from a routine surgery, he was left with a huge void in his life. He decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in search of answers, and he found one—in the night sky. Watch to see how Brad turned to photography to process his tragedy.

I watched this on the day of the anniversary of my mothers death. It was so poignant.
 Please take the time to watch it.
It is very inspiring.

Everything that happens in your life, good or bad adds value to your life.

Use it!

Much love to all!

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope that somehow I can add value to your lives!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Listening to the Moon, Stars and the Sky

Listening to the moon, star and the sky

That is what I will be doing for the next week.
Steve and I are going away for a much needed vacation
We celebrated our 25th anniversary this year (Nov 14) and we told ourselves we would go somewhere fun where we don't have to think about anything.

 He is my Greek God with a Beer

He's a good man.
When he was younger we would be strolling along and someone would stop him and they would ask him "Did anyone tell you that you look like the Statue of David?? (In the beginning we would laugh but then it got a little old.) 
Believe me the man has the same body that he had when I first met him
Me not so much........

So we are going to the Hard Rock Resort in Punta Cana. ( My Dad is going to stay at the house with Lulu, We wish we could take her along)
I will be listening to the moon, stars and the sky.
And think about how grateful I am to have been with this wonderful man for 27 years. (including our dating days)
He is my love and my light. He can also be my frustration (German stubbornness)

Things I love about Steve

 He works hard and plays hard 
He understands me
He lets me be me. 
 All he wants is for me to be happy.
He has made my dreams come true in so many ways.
He is a good Father to our Daughter.
He is a great Grandfather.
He takes the trash out without me even asking him
He can build and fix anything.  So talented
Everyday he tells me he loves me at least 2 times a day.
He makes me laugh at least once a day.

Now I could make a list of the other things that drive me crazy but I won't.
I choose to think of the positive today.

So I will see you in a week.

And forgive me for rambling on about my husband. I can't help myself!

Have a lovely, fullfilling week!

Do something you haven't done before!!!!

Prints of Listening to the Moon, Stars and the Sky are on in my Etsy shop now.
Come and visit at 

(I just showed him what I wrote and he asked......"How many people are going to read that")
He had a smile on his face and asked me if I wanted to go out to dinner......Things you got to do to get the man to take you out to eat.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

You Are Safe - Cancer Awareness Month


Nelly and I went to the "I Can Do It "  Hay House Conference.  It was wonderful.

We saw many speakers the whole weekend.
So up lifting!
Cheryl Richardson, Anita Moorjani, Nick Orner, Kris Carr, Brian L. Weiss M.D., Caroline Myss, 
Iyanla Vanzant, Kate Northrup.  What a line up!
Also we stayed at the Gaylord Resort. It was a city in itself!
I wanted to describe what happened to me when Brian L. Weiss MD hypnotized us. 
I know this is going to sound bizarre to some of you but I can only tell you what happened to me.
It was mind blowing!
First he told us that 50% of us would be hypnotized and 40% will not, other 10% will fall asleep.
I meditate so I don't know if that is why I could go so deeply. But I did.
If you are familiar with Dr Weiss he believes in past lives. You need to read his book for his whole story.
His story is amazing.
Well first he had us go back to a point in our childhood. 
I vividly could remember a time in my mothers cousins  basement with my cousins and my sisters. Laughing. I wanted to laugh out loud. It was so real.  Who knows maybe I did because I was out of it. 
He then told us to go deeper.
This scared me a bit. 
I felt like I was sinking
But I remember what Dr Weiss said " Just let it happen, you are safe and you are going to be OK, just go deeper, You will come out of it, you won't stay there"
I could see a orange glow.
I was surrounded by grey smooth stone building.
( I assume a castle)
And then I saw her. A beautiful long black hair, with ribbons in her ponytail, hanging down her back. Long beautiful dress. She was holding her hand up and out like she was waiting for some one to take her hand. 
Now I was thinking to myself "I always told Nelly that I knew I was a queen in my past life" 
This must be her!
But then all of a sudden I realized with shock,  I was not the Queen.  Oh Nooooo! I was the King!!
I was in a mans body!
Can you imagine!
I was a huge man with a big bushy brown beard,  I had on some kind of red breast plate. Huge feet!
I was tenderly holding my beloveds hand, walking

Well then Dr Weiss told us to go deeper, to a moment in that life (The King) that was very meaningful.
At that moment I went to a memory of  my Beloved in this huge wooden bed. 
She was dying.
 And I was across her bed holding her hand. 
I was sobbing!
I felt the real emotions in my body. 
I was devastated.
I could feel his pain!
Dr Weiss then asked us what did we learn from this life experience.
I realized that I learned Love from this man.

I know, I know , I know, It sounds so crazy!!! But it happened to me. 
Could it be a dream???
My imagination??
Who knows??
All I know is it Shook me up!
When we finally woke up.
I looked over at Nelly and I said "Nelly I wasn't a queen. I was a King"
And you know what my kid said to me??
" Doesn't surprise Me!"
Made me laugh!!
She knows me so well.

There were people all a buzz when I woke up.
You could see the people that had similar experiences.
People crying, People telling there stories to other people.
He was right, half the people had some kind of experience.


Nelly, fell immediately asleep. She said she could hear him counting. She asked me if I heard the guy fall off his chair.  Didn't hear it???
She said when she heard the guy fall off his chair she immediately woke up, she said her head was bent all the way back and her mouth was hanging wide open. OMG! That made me laugh!!!  So typically Nelly. She can sleep anywhere! I asked if she was snoring??
We giggled on that one!

 Anyway, It was a great weekend!
So many wonderful moments spent with my daughter.

My painting this week is a mixture of the lovely women that I saw and the Mantra that I say to myself all the time.   "You Are Safe" 
I said that mantra to myself when I was being hypnotized when I was going deeper into another realm.
I say that affirmation almost everyday of my life. 
It soothes me.  
"You Are Safe"
When I am driving done the highway
When I am going in a group of people
When ever I feel uneasy, I say it to myself
I am a firm believer of affirmations.
I adore Louise Hay.
My life changed after I read my first Louise Hay book. 
I am a firm believer that you are what you think about.
Change your thoughts. Change your life.
I did, so can you!
If you ever have the chance to read her story, please do.
It is amazing

Sorry that I went a little long.
I just wanted to tell you about my peculiar experience.
If you are still with me and reading this.
Thanks for being there.

Also I wanted to remind Everyone that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Everyone if you can give to the Cancer Society
I lost too many people in my life from cancer.
Please help them fight the fight!!
Give hope to her!


  Wishing you all Love and Peace!!!