Saturday, January 24, 2009

Etsy Shopping: Salt and Pepper Shakers under $10

My salt shaker keeps getting clogged so I'm on the lookout for a new salt and pepper set. I like things that are bit different so of course I headed over to Etsy.

Something about the owls is calling me!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Recipe for Danielle

Danielle is Made Of Pizzazz, Friendship, and Prosperity

3 parts Pizzazz
2 parts Friendship
1 part Prosperity
And a Splash of Moxie

Finish off with a squeeze of lime juice

Monday, January 12, 2009

Lemoncholy's Easter Ornament Swap 2009

Lemoncholy's is owned by the lovely and talented mixed media artist Kecia Devaney. I met Kecia initially online through the EtsyNJ team but then had the pleasure of being introduced to her wondrous art at the Handmade Faire in April 2008. Everything she creates is so whimsical and unique. After lurking around her blog, I noticed she was going to host a swap featuring Easter Ornaments. Of course, I had to take part in that!!! So I'll be crafting Easter Ornaments along with the fabulous ladies playing along. You can see more about them by visiting their blogs.

I excited (and alittle nervous) about being in such great company!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

This is my 2009 Career Horoscope

Whether you believe in astrology or not sometimes it can say the right thing.  Just for kicks, I read my annual horoscope on Yahoo yesterday and it sounds exactly like what I've been telling myself the past few  weeks. I'm glad I read it.
I also shared this in an email with my mother and her response was:
"Your horoscope says exactly what you have decided to do.  It is a very good sign."

 Year 2009 Career

Since transformation and rebirth are manifesting in new realms for you this year, it's a good time to reflect on your deeper mission in life. As an Aries, you are a powerhouse of energy who enjoys being in charge and drawing
upon your strong resources to forge ahead in the world. Allow the universe to support, transform and shift your career in order to remake yourself. You may be called upon to change the structure and let go of old energies,
resistance and previous patterns of your professional life that no longer serve you. You realize how important it is to call back the parts of yourself that you have given away, and to bring back your own sense of dedication to higher ideals and your willingness to be a channel for healing
yourself and society.

These changes will help you feel much more in control, grounded and supported as you start the year streamlining your focus in a more methodical way. This requires exercising a bit more patience than Aries usually
likes. As you allow yourself to trust and recreate your path of heart and amplify your aliveness, fully express your visionary impulses and rediscover your unique structure of individuality.

Abundant thinking and a sense of community enhance your career -- and your enjoyment thereof. You gain power and the momentum needed to make a forward shift. Step into your authority and open your heart so that you may
bring in new energy and manifest the results you desire. Your attitudes about success and taking charge of your life will evolve as you find a new sense of what you really want.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

January Holidays and Observances

January 1
New Year's Day
Celebrates beginning of the Gregorian calendar year. Festivities include counting down to midnight (12:00 AM) on the preceding night, New Year's Eve. Traditional end of holiday season.

Third Monday in January
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., or Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Honors Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights leader, who was actually born on January 15, combined with other holidays in several states.

January 20, every fourth year, following Presidential election
Inauguration Day

Observed only by federal government employees in Washington D.C., and the border counties of Maryland and Virginia, in order to relieve congestion that occurs with this major event. Swearing-in of President of the United States and Vice President of the United States. Celebrated every fourth year. Note: Takes place on January 21 if the 20th is a Sunday (although the President is still privately inaugurated on the 20th). If Inauguration Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the preceding Friday or following Monday is not a Federal Holiday