Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Heart Day Hike

Come with me. I'm taking you to the place where I have found my peace, my balance, my serenity. It's on the mountain. It's in the mountain. It's in every stone that creates the path to the top; where my feet pound and climb and let the negative energy melt away. Finding my footholds, I forget about the stress that led me to the mountain. The scenery takes my breath, and my worries, away.

Especially the unexpected sights that befall my eyes, such as the snow on the Pinnacle Mountains in the distance. Very much in the desert, very much full of brush and cacti and strong saguaro, and then lovingly dusted with beautiful white powder.

I sit and I take it in. And I sit some more. I don't want to leave. It is amazing and I don't want to leave my peaceful spot. There are flowers growing on the sides of the rocks at the tip top of the mountain. I look down and see lovers sitting on a blanket at a lower plateau. I see birds soaring. I see clouds bobbing across the sky. The sun is a warm blanket and the wind blows gently at my ears.

But leave I must. Hang on; it's going to be a bumpy ride. It's worth every second, though. Just breathe and let the blessings fill your soul. Hold my hand if you wish. After all, we have to get to girls' night out, where chatter, laughter, good food, the batting cages, drinks, and good friends beckon. ;)

This is the way down, but I will be back time and again.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


It's time to share the newest promotional flier from CAKE.

If you don't know, CAKE stands for Creative Artists~Kick-ass Etsyans. And the CAKE group is exactly that; a group of incredibly talented, awe-inspiring, friendly, motivating, supportive, artistic, and helpful women. (One day, we very well may have a male join CAKE, but until then I can brag about what a wonderful bunch of women we are, lol.)

In the last year, several of the members have been through life-altering events. Others have been through very difficult hardships. But we all continue on, moving forward and looking to the future with hope and prosperity in our hearts.

I am terribly pleased to announce that on January 30 one of our members became a first time Mommy! Judith and her husband welcomed son, Matthew Ian "Bugsy"- her shops will be on vaca while they spoil their adorable little boy for awhile, but please visit all the other shops for an insane amount of creativity. :)