Saturday, October 29, 2011

yep, snow before Halloween :)

Wow!  This was a pleasant surprise!  Today, we woke to heavy snowfall... and the nice, slushy kind that makes excellent snowballs and fantastic pictures!  It's now after 9pm, and it's still snowing!   :)

Wonder what the trees are thinking?  "Hey, our leaves haven't even fallen off yet and it's snowing?"  LOL!

Earlier today, we ventured out, on foot... there is no better way to experience it!  Sitting in a "snowglobe" (corner table at our local DD surrounded by huge windows) we watched the magical storm, cars getting stuck, etc... mocha and white hot chocolate were the "icing on the cake"!

Snow hasn't fallen, before Halloween, since 1979! We had a blast and I captured some of the sights and sounds to share with you... enjoy!    This video actually caught a loud clap of thunder... awesome sight!

"Thundersnow, also known as a winter thunderstorm or a thunder snowstorm, is a relatively rare kind of thunderstorm with snow falling as the primary precipitation instead of rain."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

from bondage to salvation...

Thankful that, today, this blog allowed me to easily access previous "finds" and forward these morsels of experience to someone else!   First and foremost, I consider myself more "spiritual" than religious... born Catholic and touched by many with various religious backgrounds, I have found that there are many ways to find God and that there is no "right" or "wrong" religion.  We are all seeking and we find "our own" ways which are as individual as each of us!

The feeling of being used by God, to do His work, is very rewarding... I am also prepared for the backlash that the "enemy" will toss my way for shedding this light on another.  "Spiritual warfare" is real and has brought clarity to many situations that could have easily destroyed me.

I want to share a very powerful prayer with you in hopes that you will read this at the "perfect" time.  May it help you significantly in the challenges you forge thru!  My hope is that one day, all of this is not in vain... my effort to "share" was with purpose!

"From Bondage to Salvation" was given to me many, many years ago by a pentacostal preacher and his wife.  They were brought into my life during a very difficult time.  God seems to always send us what we need at the "perfect" moment!  This prayer has continued to be my source when I am hopeless and feel that I am about to give up.  I've made many copies and have them scattered in different places so that during my time "in need", I am not blocked by the enemy (suddenly the prayer is nowhere to be found or I cannot remember a single word from memory).  

This prayer and the ancient Native American ritual of "smudging/ saging" have changed my life and I hope they do the same for you, too!

Here are two of my past blog posts with information on "saging/ smudging":

Sunday, October 9, 2011

zoe coste

Came across these old earrings from my "big" earring days!  Ahhh, the memories!  These were purchased for my headshot in the 1980's... feels like yesterday!   Seems almost a sin to have kept such beauties stored away all these years... maybe it's time to let go of them, huh?   Put them on our vintage etsy site... will probably change my mind before long :)

Here's some info on this designer:
"Ms. Coste's jewelry was sold in exclusive, very high end boutiques in the 1970's & early 1980's, it is scarce in the market place and becoming highly sought after by collectors, who've loved and hunted it for years! You will not see her jewelry often."

Now... get ready... and as my husband so eloquently described it... here's my 1980's headshot with my "Rod Stewart, cockatoo, David Cassidy" hair... LOL!

Friday, October 7, 2011

40% off all items in our Artfire shop...

Time to start a new collection of creations! This means it's time to make room... 40% off sale! Take a peek and maybe one of our designs will be just what you needed for that new outfit? Whether resort, zen or just plain fun... our passions are expressed in wearable art!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

vintage items... out of storage and ready for new homes...

Nothing quite like opening boxes and finding memories! 
We have way too much and are ready to let go of some of our precious vintage items... guess i hoped to fit into them one day... LOL!  We have a new shop on Etsy, called "liveabundantly",  just for these great items!  Take a peek and, maybe, you will fall in love with a piece and give it a new home :)

Do check the shop from time to time as many of the items are waiting to be photographed... i'm a laid-back kinda gal :)