November 15, 2012


Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. ~Helen Keller

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~ Maya Angelou

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. ~ Charles F. Kettering

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. ~ Oprah Winfrey 

November 4, 2012

Love, Love, Love!

After years of blow drying and using a hot curling iron on my fine hair, it is dry and brittle.  I've tried all kinds of products trying to turn back the clock with no real luck, not even a bit of difference. Although the only real way to get rid of damaged hair is to cut it off, I'm not quite ready for a buzz cut.

So, in the mean time I have found a product that I just love. It has left my hair more manageable, soft and shinny. My answer: Moroccanoil oil.  Oil!? Yes, oil. It doesn't leave my hair heavy or oily and has a very nice scent. Note that there is a regular and a light. Light is for lighter color hair. You can find it in some salons and on Amazon, just type in Moroccanoil in the search.

Even on days where I skip a shampoo, I will put about a nickle size amount through my hair and then gently comb through with a wide-tooth comb.. I've been using it for about two months now and what a real difference. I'm hooked!

(This is not a paid advertisement, just something I love and must share.)

November 3, 2012

Stop Diabetes!

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. I have created four beaded key chains for Juvenile Diabetes. My 13 year-old nephew has Type 1 Diabetes. In honor of him and all who live with this disease, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these key chains will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation to help fund research for the cure!

To view all the Juvenile Diabetes key chains in my shop click here.  Thanks!

October 24, 2012

Some of my favorites

I was organizing photos on my computer and came across some I just love...

October 16, 2012

Tools: Save to Read Later

I’m a multiple tab addict. I keep many, many tabs open on my browser of webpages I want to read, but by the end of the day I haven’t had time and I end up just closing them. Well no more! 

When you find something on the web you want to read, save it in your Pocket to read later. Pocket is a Google Extension that lets you save webpages with a simple click. 

1.    Install Google Chrome if you haven't already.
2.    Install Pocket (Chrome Extension).
3.    When you're browsing the web and come across something you'd like to read later, simply Right click anywhere on the page and select “Save to Pocket”.

4.    When you have some time to read, open Pocket.

October 11, 2012

Put up your dukes. Fight! Fight! Fight!

It’s October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month... "Pinktober". 

I can’t even begin to fathom what kind of hell cancer fighters have been through and are going through. What challenges they face everyday, the obvious and not so obvious. So I ask, what can we do to support and acknowledge them? What is needed? What can we do to honor these women and those who have passed? I would love to hear what you do, your ideas and comments.

I also want to mention that the American Cancer Society estimates for 2012  about 2,190 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in men, about 410 men will die from breast cancer.

To help in the fight, the education of early detection and prevention, and inspiring hope, I have in my Etsy shop three pink breast cancer awareness key chains/purse charms. I will donate 25% of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund. So put up your dukes and Fight! Fight! Fight!