Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits
(These leaves were done with tissue paper!! OMG! it was so difficult, ripping, tearing, glueing, aweeeee!)

I believe my sisters and I are kindred spirits.
I am not sure if that is because we were brought up together. 
Even though we are so different in so many ways.
Or is it because we understand each other and where we are coming from. 
I find the older I get the harder it is to find other kindred spirits.
When I was younger the easier it was to find these people.
We then grow apart and go different directions.
We change and our needs are different.
We are in different places in life. 
I yearn to connect with like minded people.
Do they exist??
I don't know. 
I sure hope so because I believe connection is one of the most important things that we need as we grow older.  I think we would shrivel up and die if we didn't  connect with other people.
I yearn for My Kindred Spirits to Come.
I hope you find your Kindred Spirit too!

 “I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
  ~Frida Kahlo~

Great News!!!! Its Out!!! You can buy it at any Barnes and Noble, AC Moore, Michaels.
Having such an exciting year!!!! 

I also want to announce that we have a new baby in our family.
Kye Faust McElroy.
So excited for my Nephew Josh and Liz.
And of coarse Maeve has a new baby brother!!! 
So I will leave you with this song. It  is a standard song that we have been singing to our kids and they have passed it down to there kids.
It was funny we were sitting around my sisters backyard and we where all there and we just burst out singing this song. Us and our kids.  And now hearing our kids teach it to there kids is so great. Generation to generation.

It makes me cry... So sentimental right now.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Put Some Bling In Your Life!

 Add some BLING into your life!!

Doesn't have to be a fancy head dress like this little lady
Although I wish I had one of them.
But do something different.
By Bling I mean a hop in your step. A twinkle in your eye.
What's inside!! Not on the outside!
Remember there is only one you.
And you matter.
Make people happy to see you.
Make yourself Bling and Sparkle!
If you are carrying negative energy with you, people can feel it.
They can sense it right away.
At least I can.
I can feel it when I am carrying it around. It just doesn't feel good.
And my life doesn't go the way I want it to go.
We all have our own problems, I get that!
But let it go.
Get rid of the Drama!!!
Put some BLING in your life.
And just see how you feel.
It will make you feel much better.
Even if you think the world around you is crumbling.
It will soon be a reality!!
I am not kidding!! Just Pretend!!
Whatever energy you put out in the universe is what you get back!
 Put some Bling in it!!!!
Come on..... Do it....

Journal Pages for the week.

“It's not what you have on the outside that glitters in light, it's what you have on the inside that shines in the dark.” 
~Anthony Liccione~

See you next week!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

I Can Reach for the Stars

I Can Reach the Stars

Reach for the Stars all of you.  I have come a long way since I realized that I had it all along. I just had to do something about it.  It isn't always easy.  Scary at times.  But if you try and you keep at what ever you want to do you can do it.   Sometimes what you think you want and what you actually want is really different.   You have to search deep inside.  I am constantly searching and trying to better my life in someway.
Whether it is reading book.  Visiting somewhere that I have never been before. Talking to someone that can stretch my mind and teach me something new. 
I am far from perfect.  I make mistakes!! Lots of them in my lifetime!
But you get right back up and keep on going. 
That's what life is all about.
That's Living your Life.
Live It!!
Don't just let it happen!!! Go out and get it!!!
I made a new Owl..... Shhhh don't tell anyone it is a Present for a New Baby....
And don't forget my Owl's will be in the May Issue of Somerset Studio.
Did I mention that before???  wink ;) wink ;)

I have also done some journaling this week in my Old Book Journal.
This has become my favorite journal to journal in!
It's falling apart but it so fun...

I will leave you with what I am listening to right now. This minute!

Have a great week!!!

“What you have to decide... is how you want your life to be. If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you'd want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. You know that more than anybody. So dont be afraid. Be alive.” 

~ Sarah Dessan~