Wednesday, April 30, 2008
You Only Get to Keep What You Give Away:
It's a universal law:
You have to give before you get.
You must plant your seeds before you reap the harvest.
The more you sow, the more you'll reap.
In giving to others, you'll find yourself blessed.
The law works to give you back more than you have sown.
The giver's harvest is always full.
Those that obtain have little.
Those who scatter have much.
Nature does not give to those who will not spend.
~~ Author Unknown ~~
The "Give From The Heart" is the second piece of my Artisan collection and is available at http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com/
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Nine years after the first official Mother's Day, commercialization of the U.S. holiday became so rampant and now is one of the most commercial holidays. According to the National Restaurant Association, is is the most popular day to eat out.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
A Boy and His Dog
By: Edgar Guest
A boy and his dog make a glorious pair:
No better friendship is found anywhere,
For they talk and they walk and they run and they play,
And they have their deep secrets for many a day;
And that boy has a comrade who thinks and who feels,
Who walks down the road with a dog at his heels.
He may go where he will and his dog will be there,
May revel in mud and his dog will not care;
Faithful he'll stay for the slightest command
And bark with delight at the touch of his hand;
Oh, he owns a treasure which nobody steals,
Who walks down the road with a dog at his heels.
No other can lure him away from his side;
He's proof against riches and station and pride;
Fine dress does not charm him, and flattery's breath
Is lost on the dog, for he's faithful to death;
He sees the great soul which the body conceals--
Oh, it's great to be young with a dog at your heels!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
|What Kristen Means|
You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.
People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.
You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.
You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Happy Earth Day! There are so many simple things we can do to make our Earth a better place here are a few:
- Inflate your tires properly. You will cut down on carbon dioxide and also save some green.
Only run your dishwasher with a full load. You will again cut down on carbon dioxide and save some more $$$$.
Adjust your thermostat in your home. Turn it down a few degrees in the winter and up a few degrees in the summer.
Plant a tree, trees suck up carbon dioxide.
Turn lights off when not in the room. I feel like I am the light police. I walk around the house turning lights off.
It is the little things that can make such a big difference.
The "Live Green" hand stamped sterling silver necklace is available at http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com
Monday, April 21, 2008
You Are Merlot
Smooth, confident, and popular - you're the type most likely to order wine for the whole group.
You seem to breeze through life on your intuition and wit. And no one seems to mind!
You're comfortable in any social situation you find yourself in, and you never feel outclassed.
And while you live a charmed life, you never let it go to your head. You are truly down to earth and a great friend.
Deep down you are: Balanced and mature
Your partying style: Surprisingly wild... when you let loose, you really let loose
Your company is enjoyed best with: Some greasy pizza
Sunday, April 20, 2008
What Your Little Black Dress Says About You
You are lively and outgoing. You are naturally friendly.
You enjoy meeting new people and making new connections.
Your style is whimsical and unique. You're good at putting together interesting outfits.
If you were a shoe, you would be: High heeled boots
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Mother's day is just around the corner. You can purchase these and see more of my collection at http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com/
Thursday, April 17, 2008
You are SUPER-MOM. You are the envy of every mother. You have perfect kids and balance it all wonderfully. You beleive in a strict schedule with every little detail worked in to a T. Your home runs like a clock and you like it that way.
What kind of Mom are you?
Quizzes for MySpace
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
For those sunny days you gotta wear shades.
Buggy sunglasses are so stylish and this pair
even flips up. Purchased at http://www.target.com/
A really cool back pack compliments any outfit.
This pack is embellished with a handsome blue elephant.
Available at http://www.target.com/
For those rainy days style doesn't have to be
compromised. Who doesn't look cute with Froggy
rain boots also available at http://www.target.com/
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Things have been very busy so I decided to hire
an employee to help me out. What do you think?
I didn't even have to put a help wanted ad out!
He will work for cookies and juice!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Well they are back! In honor of the show coming back I thought I would share this quiz. Go ahead take it!
I have taken these quizzes a few different times and every time it comes back that I am Bree. Take the quiz and see which one you are!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I made this necklace a while back, I must have tucked it away and forgotten about it. I found it when I was setting up for a jewelry party and fell in love with it. It is strange how sometimes things seem to disappear and then magically reappear. It drives me crazy when I misplace things. Now that I have a toddler if something is missing usually it is Will that put it in a "good hiding place"
What is the craziest thing you have lost?
This necklace is available at http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com
Saturday, April 12, 2008
You Are a Colon
You are very orderly and fact driven.
You aren't concerned much with theories or dreams... only what's true or untrue.
You are brilliant and incredibly learned. Anything you know is well researched.
You like to make lists and sort through things step by step. You aren't subject to whim or emotions.
Your friends see you as a constant source of knowledge and advice.
(But they are a little sick of you being right all of the time!)
You excel in: Leadership positions
You get along best with: The Semi-Colon
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Do you want to become a member of Posh Mama? Posh Mama is a hip hang out for haute mamas. To learn more about joining, head on over to http://poshmama.com
I am so excited that the "Posh Mama" herself contacted me to design a necklace for this fabulous group. I am truly honored. Please visit http://www.poshmama.com/profiles/blog/show?id=896743%3ABlogPost%3A91918
To fellow Posh Mama's if you would like to purchase this necklace it is available right here on my site.
I have to say I am one proud mama! It is the little things that make me proud and here are just a few: I am so proud when Will says please and thank you, when Will shares his toys with his friends, when he whispers in the library(this doesn't happen often but when he listens it makes me proud) I am proud of him when he does something new and is proud of himself!
It is truly amazing the things little people do and say and you just can't help but a little proud!
What makes you a proud mama?
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Here is one of my latest designs. I designed this necklace for myself but have received a lot of compliments so I just listed it in my etsy shop you can have one custom made for yourself at http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com/
Monday, April 7, 2008
I hosted an in home jewelry party on Saturday and met some of the nicest women. I really enjoy hosting in home parties. As a mom making sure you make time to socialize with other adults is very important. It is important to make sure we don't lose a piece of ourselves.
One of the women I met wanted to know what some of my most popular pieces were. I decided to take a look at my sales and here are just a few. My "I am Blessed" and my signature name necklace are my bestsellers. What is interesting is they are the first two necklaces I designed for myself and they are why I launched my business.
Both of these pieces are available at http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Today is a perfect day for Kane it is in the mid 50's so he can bask as long as he would like and not worry about getting overheated. I want his life! With a toddler you get to sit for about 2 seconds before they are into something.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
W isdom for better decisions
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
The featured organization for April is the Hayes Foundation.
The Hayes Hitzeman Foundation was founded on June 15, 2002 by Kyra Oliver Hitzeman and her husband, Ezra Hitzeman, in honor of their 4½-month-old son, who died of SIDS on June 11, 2002. The Foundation works to award grants for SIDS research, support services and public awareness programs. For more information about the Hayes Hitzeman Foundation visit http://www.hayesfoundation.org/
When I discovered the Hayes Hitzeman Foundation I was really touched by how Kyra and Ezra have turned their tragedy into raising awareness and support for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
10% of the proceeds for any of the "Protect" pieces in my shop http://www.klacustomcreations.etsy.com/will be donated to the Hayes Hitzeman Foundation.
Here are some tips from their website please share these with anyone who may have a young baby.
Following these guidelines may help reduce the risk of SIDS:
Place your baby on the back to sleep at night and naptime
Use a firm mattress in a safety-approved crib
Eliminate fluffy, loose bedding from your baby's sleep area
Keep your baby's face clear of coverings
Be careful not to overheat your baby
Breastfeed if possible
Don't allow anyone to smoke around your baby
Consider offering your baby a pacifier at naptime and bed time for the first year (but not for the first month for breastfed babies)
Do not allow your baby to sleep in an adult bed.
Take a look at their website they also pass out onesies that say "This Side Up" to purchase one please visit http://thissideupcampaign.org/products.htm