Tuesday, April 28, 2009

So I am listening to some tunes at work....

and as I am sitting here, one ear on my music and one on my work.... my girl India Arie comes on... and starts singing a song I have heard so many times before... but never in the same way as I am listening to it now...

"My body is nice and strong
but my heart is in a million pieces
When the sun is shining so am I
but when night falls, so do my tears

Sometimes the beat is so loud in my heart
that I can barely tell our voices apart
Sometimes the fear is so loud in my head
that I can barely hear what God says

but then I hear a whisper that this too shall pass
I hear the angels whisper that this too shall pass
my ancestors whisper that this day will one day be the past
so I walk in faith that this too shall pass

The one that should have loved me the most
turned around and hurt me the worst
Been doing my best to move on
but the pain just keeps singing me songs

My head and my heart are at war
cause love ain't happening the way I want it
Feel like I'm about to break down
can't hear the light at the end of the tunnel
is when I pray for healing in my heart
to be put back together what is torn apart
and I pray for quiet in my head
that I can hear clearly what GOD says
but then I hear a whisper that this too shall pass
I hear the angels whisper that this too shall pass
my ancestors whisper that this day will one day be the past
so I walk in faith that this too shall pass

All of a sudden I realized
that it only hurts worst to fight it
So I embrace my shadow and hold on to the morning light

this too shall pass...

I hear the angels whisper that trouble don't have to last always
I hear the angels whisper even the day after tomorrow will one day be yesterday
I hear my angels whisper"

the song starts at .36 seconds... if you want to hear how beautiful and angelic her voice is...

Feeling stronger today....

"The capacity for uplift is part of what makes us essentially, euphorically human."

—Jessica Winter

Monday, April 13, 2009

More baby chicks...

I took this video quickly this morning before work... notice how much better the little multi colored baby is? How sweet dang it all!

How about this zebra hat?

How adorable.... Cozy Cocoon for Babies...

oh boy oh boy... my niece/nephew will look WICKED cute and cuddly in one of THESE... it will also make it easier for auntie to grab and run with he/she cause are all wrapped up like a football.. hee hee - NOTE TO SELF, save this website!

What a FANTASTIC idea...

check out this site... save it to your favorites... Donate if you can...

Operation Shower - Showers put on for Military Moms

Holy crap, I WANT THIS!!!

you can find this HERE and it's only $35... that's a decent deal!

Wicked cute bird feeders... very modern!

You can find this feeder by clicking HERE... they are priced at $60...

Barbie Pink Drinks that look YUMMY!


Barbie Doll-icious!
1.5 oz Knob Creek
1 oz Cranberry
.75 oz Pineapple Juice
.75 oz fresh OJ
.75 oz fresh Lemon Juice
Ginger Ale

Combine all the ingredients except ginger ale in a shaker.
Shake well and pour.
Top with a splash of ginger ale.


Strawberry Blonde
1.5 oz Cachaca
3 fresh Strawberries, muddled
.75 oz lemon Juice
.75 oz simple Syrup
pink rimming sugar (for glasses)

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker.
Shake well and pour into a glass rimmed with pink sugar.


Its a Pink Thing
2 oz Grey Goose Vodka
2 oz of pink Grapefruit Juice
.75 oz spicy Honey
.75 oz fresh Lime Juice
dash of peychards Bitters

Combine vodka, juices, and honey in a shaker.
Shake well and pour.
Top with a splash of Bitters.


Ken’s Caipirosca
2 oz Grey Goose Vodka
1.25 oz ginger Syrup
4 lime Pieces

Place lime pieces and syrup in a shaker, then muddle with a long spoon.
Add ice and vodka. Shake well and pour.


I know I'm obsessed with the babies... I cannot help it!

Bless your heart...

Juliana with the baby chick....

You can make it..... come on baby... you can do it...

Oooh... there's another chick!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Let me try this little Windows Live Writer for myself….

Oh ya…I LOVE this ….  It’s gonna take me a few to get used to using it but I do love it…  I love how you can add the pics etc…   Here is a pick of one of my favorite Idols…  Danny Gokey!  Go Danny!

Meg Ryan and her adorable daughter Daisy...

I love this FLASHER...

I LOVE these cupcakes papers... aren't they adorable?

You can find these HERE... along with LOTS of other creative and pretty goodies....

LOVING this pillow.... for obvious reasons... I LOVE BUTTERFLIES!!

The Charm Maker's Cottage...

Another sweet print that I love... adorable... and you can find this one HERE....

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge....

There is something about this painting that I just LOVE... I cannot take any sort of credit for it at all... but you can find the original located HERE... Click the pic to see it in a larger format!

What's in a name?

Does it really matter what we name the chicks? NO it does not.. but I like to name ours... the 6 ladies we have and the 1 rooster we have all have names... so why not the newcomers right? So, cast your vote on the left hand side or if you have new ideas let me know.... thanks!

Here are the cute little baby chicks...

So here is a video of Peggy with her babies... I just got off the phone with The Husband and he said we have one more too... for a total of 3 so far... you go Peggy! Are these chicks some of the cutest little things you have EVER seen? A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!!!! Now we have to come up with names for them... anyone got any suggestions?

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Lovely Bohemian looking jewelry box...

beautiful colors...

Cute recycled storage box...

WICKED CUTE little girls dress...

There was something about this picture that I loved...

something about the water and the shoes... the dress... whatever.... looks REFRESHING!

Boy would I LOVE to be having lunch here!

What a GORGEOUS garden...

I love the cabinets that are see through....

look towards the top of the kitchen.... LOVE IT...

I love these papasan cushions....

I love these papasan cushions from Pier 1 imports but I looked on their site and they are LYING! They are not on their site... boo hoo! Aren't they adorable though..... Bohemian..... MY FAVORITE... maybe I will even name my first born daughter BOHEMIAN? ha ha .. kidding!

I get so sad when I see him like this...

I want to remember him young and strapping and looking like JOHNNY CASTLE from Dirty Dancing... but look at poor Patrick Swayze now... my gosh that is so sad... I pray he gets better but things are not looking too promising...

Ahhh.. what a cute and great story.... NINJA TURTLE.....

CLICK HERE to read about it..

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


We have baby chicks... The Husband just called and said he could hear them in the nesting box... when Peggy (the chicken laying on them) ran out to get some water and food, he opened the door and saw 2 babies... I cannot wait to get out of work and get home to take pics... I will post them tonight so check back to see the cuties....

Did I ever tell you about my obsession?

Huh? Did I? Did you know that I STALK.. literally STALK this website?... click to find out what site I'm talking about... the men that thought this up, and they are men cause I saw them on Oprah, are freaking GENIUSES... I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT... HELLO? Did you click the link yet? How fabulous is that place? My gosh... I want EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another funny one... thanks to Tammy again!

Daddy's car in the woods?

Little Johnny watched his daddy's car pass by the school playground and go into the woods. Curious, he followed the car and saw Daddy and Aunt Jane in a passionate embrace.
Little Johnny found this so exciting that he could hardly contain himself as he ran home and started to tell his mother. 'Mummy, I was at the playground
and I saw Daddy's car go into the woods with Aunt Jane. I went back to look and he was giving Aunt Jane a big kiss, and then he helped her take off her shirt. Then Aunt Jane helped Daddy take his pants off, then Aunt Jane...'

At this point Mummy cut him off and said, 'Johnny, this is such an interesting story, lets save the rest of it for supper time. I want to see the look on Daddy's face when you tell it tonight.'

At the dinner table that evening, Mummy asked little Johnny to tell his story Johnny started his story, 'I was at the playground and I saw Daddy's car go into the woods with Aunt Jane. I went back to look and he was giving Aunt Jane a big kiss, then he helped her take off her shirt. Then Aunt Jane helped Daddy take his pants off, then Aunt Jane and Daddy started doing the same thing that Mummy and Uncle Bill used to do when Daddy was away on the rigs.'

Mummy fainted!

Moral: Sometimes you need to just shut up and listen to the whole story before you interrupt!

Stole this from you Tammy.... too funny!

A lady walks into Tiffany's. She looks around, spots a beautiful diamond bracelet and walks over to inspect it. As she bends over to look more closely, she lets out a fart.

Very embarrassed, she looks around nervously to see if anyone has noticed her little accident and prays that a sales person doesn't pop up right now.

As she turns around, her worst nightmare materializes in the form of a salesman standing right behind her.

Cool as a cucumber, he displays all of the qualities one would expect of a professional salesman in a store like Tiffany's, and greets the lady with, 'Good day, Madam. How may we help you today?'

Feeling uncomfortable, but still hoping that the salesman may not have been there at the time of her little 'accident', she asks, 'Sir, what is the price of this lovely bracelet?'

He answers, 'Madam, if you farted just looking at it, you're going to shit when I tell you the price

Great way to think about it....

"If you see failure as a monster stalking you, or one that has already ruined your life, take another look. That monster can become a benevolent teacher, opening your mind to successes you cannot now imagine."

—Martha Beck

Mattie Poo... and his family....

Look at how adorable his puppy BJ is... love him!

Different but pretty creative cakes....

Cake Topper

Skull Cake

I think this one is my FAVORITE above...

Til Death...

Holy crap she looks friggen FANTASTIC....

Kathy Griffin works out HARD from what I have read... and now her workouts are SERIOUSLY paying off... wowza!

Cakes Gone Wrong...

Pighead cake...

Nose cake...

Lobster cake...

Fish cake...

Lamb head cake...
I think these cakes are too freaking creepy...

This ones makes you cringe no matter what... But it sure is funny!

Don't you love this? I surely do... well said...

"Under my lover's gaze and in his or her arms I feel myself change, open, flower. In this new territory I am free to create myself again."

—Rebecca Leventhal Walker

Monday, April 06, 2009

Wonderful story!

SYDNEY – A pet dog that fell overboard in rough seas off Australia has been reunited with its owners after surviving alone on an island for four months, reports said.

Sophie Tucker, apparently named after a late US entertainer, fell overboard as Jan Griffith and her family sailed through choppy waters off the northeast Queensland coast in November.

The dog was believed to have drowned and Griffith said the family was devastated.

But out of sight of the family, Sophie Tucker was swimming doggedly and finally made it to St Bees Island, five nautical miles away, and began the sort of life popularised by the TV reality show "Survivor."

She was returned to her family last week when Griffith contacted rangers who had captured a dog that had been living off feral goats on the largely uninhabited island, in the faint hope it might be their long-lost pet.

When the Griffiths met the rangers' boat bringing the dog to the mainland they found that it was indeed Sophie Tucker on board.

"We called the dog and she started whimpering and banging the cage and they let her out and she just about flattened us," Griffith told the national AAP news agency.

"She wriggled around like a mad thing."

Griffith said that when the dog was first spotted on the island she had been in poor condition.

"And then all of a sudden she started to look good and it was when the rangers had found baby goat carcasses so she'd started eating baby goats," she said.

Sophie Tucker, a member of the Australian cattle dog breed, had been quick to readjust to the comforts of home, complete with airconditioning, Griffiths said.

"She surprised us all. She was a house dog and look what she's done, she's swum over five nautical miles, she's managed to live off the land all on her own," Griffiths said.

"We wish she could talk, we truly do."

Friday, April 03, 2009

A Husband's Demands...

A husband had just finished reading a new book entitled, 'You Can Be THE Man of Your House.'

He stormed to his wife in the kitchen and announced, 'From now on, you need to know that I am the man of this house and my word is Law. You will prepare me a gourmet meal tonight, and when I'm finished eating my meal, you will serve me a sumptuous dessert. After dinner, you are going to go upstairs with me and we will have the kind of sex that I want. Afterwards, you are going to draw me a bath so I can relax. You will wash my back and towel me dry and bring me my robe. Then, you will massage my feet and hands.

Then tomorrow, guess who's going to dress me and comb my hair?'

The wife replied, 'The funeral director would be my first guess.'


"I've always believed in the idea that each of us has a particular place in the universe where we belong, and that if we find it everything will fall into place and we will flourish." —Patrick O'Connell, chef

Adorable Unlikely Friends....

Just five weeks old, these twin baby leopards are as inquisitive as they are adorable - which is how they've made friends with a baby orangutan.

Solka and his sister Chant go to Rishi, aged one, for warm cuddles in his already long fur.

The pair, both African leopards were born at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

They now weigh around two pounds, stand at six inches tall and measure 12 inches from tail to nose.

Best of friends: Five-week-old leopard cubs Chant and Sloka cuddle up to Rishi, a one year old orangutan

Hand raised by carers at the institute, these two endangered cubs will grow up to be animal ambassadors at the conservation centre, where people are given extraordinarily close access to the animal kingdom.

'Solka and Chant came away from their mother, Kirean, 10, around ten days ago,' said Rajani Ferrante, who gives the cubs 24 hour care.

'The babies are fed every four hours with a special formula made from vitamins, fresh yogurt and goats milk.

'In the wild the mothers are usually very attentive for around one month, after which they leave the babies to fend for themselves.

'When born in captivity it is necessary for trainers like myself to hand raise them.

Time for sleep: The pair are being raised at The Institue For Endangered Species Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

'These guys will never be going into the wild and so to form a relationship with them they need to be hand raised by us after that time.'

Leopard populations are declining due to hunting and degradation of their habitat and prey base, and have a 'lower risk' status on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

By far the strongest climber among big cats, an adult leopard can haul prey twice its own body weight up into a tree where it can feast without disturbance from other predators.

Adult male leopards usually grow to 80 cm high at the shoulder and weigh around 180 pounds, while adult females are considerably smaller, weighing around 120 pounds.

Both Solka and Chant have an outdoor habitat where they play and interact but they are so small and young they have free reign of the house and they roll around on the carpet.

Adorable: Chant and Sloka with their surrogate mum Rajani Ferrante

'It will be several months before they can be re-united with their 10-year-old other and 15-year-old father Chance,' said 35-year-old Rajnee who has worked at the Institute for 12 years.

'They are so inquisitive and are walking around in the institute and meet the guests.

'They even play with Rishi who is a one year old orangutan who is their play mate and will be for the next six to eight months.

'Leopards are the most intelligent of the big cat family and Rishi is having a good time teaching them a few things.

'They will be animal ambassadors and meeting guests who visit the reserve.'

The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species is a wildlife education organisation, dedicated to promoting global conservation.