Sunday, June 19, 2011

I'm Featured

I'm so honored and so excited to be featured on this awesome blog.
Thank you so much to the lovely AssortedMiscellany .

 I  hope you guys will take some to check it out and become a follower  of her awesome blog.
Also, in honor of the feature, I have two special coupons :

If you make a purchase of $11 or under, use the code, "FEATURE11" for 11% off!!! If you spend over $11, use the code, "FEATURELPK" for free shipping!!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Memorial WEEKEND ~ God Bless The USA


When you gather with friends and family this weekend, take a quick moment to thank those who have served your country so that YOU have the right and freedom to be able to have that gathering with friends, family and loved ones in the years to come. We all live in a great country and need to make sure we do not forget that! HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY TO EVERYONE, and more importantly, I want to personally  say THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED THIS  COUNTRY and those who have lost their life or loved ones  protecting us. God bless you all !

ALSO... in honor of MEMORIAL WEEKEND, I am having a SALE in my Etsy shop (:
Hope you'll take advantage of these great deals

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I've learned today...

Last night I had two of my neighbors over  while we watched American Idol Finale. We munched on my homemade vegan popcorn and what was left of my 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies.  My neighbors, they live about 5 houses down. I may also add that they are twins, born about 2 minutes apart. Yayyyyyy so happy that Scott McCreery won. Though, Lauren was my other choice too. I think America made the right decision in terms of who they think should be American Idol this year.

Anyway, what really intrigued me was the conversation  that happened after Idol, between these twins.  They were talking about this person, and a part of their conversation went something like this: 

 Linda: So, I heard from Chris after a long while.

Tausha: Oh, how is he?

Linda (laughing): He's lost his mind.

Tausha: what did he do?

Linda: Remember how he had gone to live in Switzerland? Well, he had a great job there, with decent pay and everything, but he left it, and now he came back and is running a farm in the country.

Tausha: What? why?

Linda: Well, he said he's happy now. He wasn't happy in Switzerland, and felt lonely. So, he came back, and now he's very content with his farm and the animals.

Tausha (disbelief): He left a good job because he felt lonely?

Linda (sighing): Yeah. He says he's very happy now.

*Linda and Tausha scoff at this together, not understanding how a man could leave a 'good' job and become a farmer in pursuit of happiness*

And I realized today, that my neighbors  don't quite  understand happiness itself. They think that becoming successful is what's going to make you happy. Who knows I could be wrong... no judgement  here.  Everyone chooses their own careers and are entitled to their own beliefs.

My neighbors, one is a lawyer and the other one, an ER Doctor. They both aren't married, no kids.  The doctor  says she's suffering for it. She's depressed, frustrated with her career, and it's also affecting her family life since she is always on call.  But, she struggles on.  She thinks that becoming successful at her career is going to make her happy. But...will it really?
 The other twin, always a workaholic. Work, work, work. Being at home makes her restless. She doesn't understand creativity, she's never read books that were not in the syllabus in her schooldays, or how a simple farmer, who could have been a wealthy businessman, can be happy with his mediocre life. She tells me that artists or artistic people are crazy.

I've learned something. I've learned that these girls can't really be happy, because they don't understand what happiness is. They think it lies within success, wealth, marrying a 'good' man with a 'good' background...etc etc.

For me, I think happiness comes from within oneself. It doesn't lie in money, reputation or a career. Maybe a farmer struggles more than a wealthy businessman does, but you know what? He does it with a smile and in the end, he's happy with his life. That is what I strive for..... Happiness all around.
What makes you happy? What inspires you? I'd love to hear (:

This picture put a huge smile on my face. The dog and baby watching the Telly together. She even has her arm around him. Sooo cute (:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yay, my first official Post

Welcome Everyone~
Thank you all so much for following my blog. I'm so excited to get started. Why did I start this blog, you may ask? I will rant rant rant and complain about my life on here. I'm totally kidding. hehe. Seriously though, I will  use this blog to hopefully promote my Etsy shop better. I will be posting new projects, items and  such and I'd love feed backs. Also, I will be hosting a Giveaway soon for all my Followers.
Anyway,  I want to personally thank all of you for letting me share a part of me with you .
Stay tuned.