Wednesday, January 28, 2009

~ 2009 Planner ~

I just noticed that I had finished the 2009 Planner but had not shared it on my blog. I came across A Journey So Far in the end of 2008. I worked on the Planner and finally finished it in the first week of 2009.
I changed a few of the things you were "suppose" to do, but I always do. I never follow someone else's instructions to the T (unless I am cooking). My tag to let me know which month I am on, reminds of my plans for 2009. Dreams, Hopes, Wishes and Aspirations (remember instead of Resolutions)! I like to change it up to make it MINE! It doesn't fit in my purse, but it sits on my desk in all it's Glory! Enjoy

Monday, January 26, 2009

~Chinese New Year ~

Here is my forecast for the year, overall looks good! I am excited!!

Pig Overview
The Pig has many opportunities to shine this year. Your generous nature is apparent in all aspects of your life. It is an admired quality that people respect. This year, your inherent generosity plays a large role in areas that you may not even be aware and may pave the way to a possible career change. You have an abundance of friends and you are well loved by your family. this year will only enhance these relations. One area that may create some issues is that you seem to overextend yourself to a point where there isn't any time left for you. This could lead to a change in priorities and could promote some better organizational skills.

Pig Rating
53% (2 favorable 9 neutral and 1 unfavorable month)

Pig Career
The Pig may feel complacency in your current job position. This could be a year that you may need a change towards something that is more suitable for your needs. You may gravitate towards something that is more of a position that provides service to others, perhaps a non-profit organization or a customer service based position. Your busy schedule will also play a part in your work. You may be forced to choose between certain activities, as there are only seven, not eight days in a week. Whatever the course may be for your career, you will fit in well with your endearing personality.

Pig Relationships
Personally, 2009 will be a year that the Pig will enjoy much happiness. Both your social and domestic life will be endearing to you, providing you with encouragement and advice. Your family and friends will be the source of many memorable occasions this year. For the unattached Pig, there will be some romantic opportunities. Be careful who you let into your circle, as you tend to give others too much credit. July is a particularly favorable month for all Pigs.

Pig Health
The Pig would do well to watch your health this year. There may be an unforeseen incident that arises sometime during the year, most likely in late April or early May. This may cause you to look at your habits relating to your health. One area in particular is your diet. This year could provide a change in your eating habits, which could help other areas of your health.

Pig Wealth
There may be times this year when you are uncertain about your financial future, but there are things in your life that take precedence over money. You will be taken care of, but there may be times of financial uncertainty. A change will come in the second half of the year that will provide greater financial comfort and allow you to live at a means that is more accustomed to your liking. Be patient, as the change will come.

Get your Forecast here!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

~ Creative Everyday Sunday Update ~

1/18/09 ~ Creative with Exercise: went to the batting cages with my cousins! This was a fun workout, but expensive!

1/19/09 ~ Creative brainstorming for the OWOH giveaway.

1/20/09 ~ Creative with Art: worked on my 52 Card Pick Me up project...still in progress. I am behind on this...sigh

1/21/09 ~ Creative with Art: worked on the OWOH project, but it was not coming out how I visioned. Decided on something else to giveaway.

1/22/09 ~ Creative with my blog: Redesigned my own template, again! Still working on a header.

1/23/09 ~ Creative giveaways: Listed my OWOH giveaway.

1/24/09 ~ Creative with my Budget: Figuring out ways to save money by cutting/using coupons and getting free items from stores.

See ya next week!

Friday, January 23, 2009

~ One World One Heart ~


Thank you for joining me in my second year of One World One Heart (OWOH)! I have finally decided what I want to do for the OWOH giveaway! Originally, I was working on a Mixed Media Collage, but it hasn't been working out for me. So, I am offering one of my ASL bracelets. The winner may either choose the word DREAM or HOPE.

I hope you will take a look at the other blogs on the OWOH website. As of today, there are 435 Bloggers listed. I think this is a fabulous way to network and make friends. I look forward to visiting as many as I can in my free time!


Thursday, January 22, 2009

~ I want $100 in my PayPal account ~

I was surfing the net and drinking my morning coffee, when I happened upon this site
Wealthy Miser. Now it is not either ASL or Art related. It is a Technical site on Blogging and making money with your blog (something I have become more and more interested in, but don't want a bunch of crappy ads)! They are having a "Spread the Love Contest" where one can win $100 straight to their Paypal account. I don't know about you, but I can always use an extra $100! Wish Me luck!!!

~ I am a GENIUS! ~

blog readability test

Well at least this site thinks so!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

~ Proud Mama ~

I am so stinking proud of my daughter I want EVERYONE to know! Remember about the Cooking Contest that was part of my daughters Final in Culinary Arts. She made an AWESOME (no really, I am not being bias!) Overnight Coffee Cake and her theme was duh...Coffee. She did all the cooking herself, I only assisted with giving her ideas for her presentation. I just may have a future Top Chef on my hands!

I have been waiting to hear how she did. Today, on our way home from school I asked her if she found out yet. She nonchalantly says, "Yeah, I got these" and pulls out TWO awards!!! TWO!!!! The first one was for "1st Place in the Dessert" category and the second one was for "Best in Show"! I told her I was so proud of her and gave her a High 5. She is 15 ya know, so no hugs and kisses in public! So we arrive home, did homework, ate some dinner and then she says, "Oh yeah, I forgot!" and leaves the room. I am thinking she forgot something for the Final in English or Biology she is taking tomorrow. Nope! She comes waltzing out with a Grocery Store Gift Card for $25, a iTunes Gift Card for $25 and a new book "Holiday Baking" by Sara Perry! WHOA!!!

How can you forget all that!! I guess easy to do when your too busy texting your friends about non-important crap! I think tomorrow I am going to go buy a Proud Mama shirt!

Monday, January 19, 2009

~ I Am a Winner in 2009 ~

WOW! I won another giveaway hosted by Nana's Box! These are some AWESOME earrings by Dream Beadery! The earrings are to bring awareness to Ovarian Cancer. I love that! We always hear about Breast Cancer, but rarely of the other cancers that affect woman. I will be so proud to wear these! Can't wait for them to arrive! Nana's Box is currently having another giveaway, so I encourage you to visit her lovely blog!

Remember on the First day of the new year I won and ART Journal from Karla's Cottage? It arrived today! The pictures just do not do it justice! I am excited to start working in it!


I also wanted to remind everyone that One World One Heart (OWOH) has started! The wonderful Lisa "oceandreamer" Swifka started ONE World-ONE Heart in 2007, in hopes to unite bloggers around the world. I participated last year, you can see the post here. I look forward to participating again this year and have been working on my gift. I look forward to visiting the many bloggers that are participating (over 350 the last time I looked!!!!). I hope they will all visit me too, I have made some friends from last years OWOH and look forward to their creations again this year! My item will be posted later this week!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

~ Creative Everyday Sunday Update ~

1/11/09 ~ Helped my daughter with her cookbook assignment and suggested ways for it to be interesting.

1/12/09 ~ Creative in the Kitchen, by adding a new spice to an old recipe!

1/13/09 ~ Creative Thinking...deciding what to make for the One World One Heart Giveaway (OWOH).

1/14/09 ~ Creative with ASL by tutoring someone new.

1/15/09 ~ Creative with my daughter by helping her with her Cooking Contest Presentation. She cooked the recipe and chose the theme. I just helped her put it together. It helps having a Mom who is an Interior Designer and Creative!

1/16/09 ~ Creative with being involved in the Deaf Community by attending a Deaf Coffee chat and socializing with new Deafies.

1/17/09 ~ Creative with my camera taking pics in Placerville.

Friday, January 16, 2009

~ The Next Chapter ~

If you have been keep up with my blog you know that I joined an online blogging book group. The Next Chapter is reading "The 12 Habits of Highly Creative Woman". In Chapter 2 is about Honoring your Inspirations. What have you always loved?
I have always loved ASL and a few years ago I started making things to incorporate my love for ASL into Art: Tags, Jewelry, Canvas, Mixed Media, Christmas ornaments, and even mosaics. I have often donated my ASL Art to benefit different organization in the Deaf Community, such as Deaf Hope.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Here are a few updates! I have posted pics for my ART DAY post. I have also added pic of our Newest Member of Our Family! Also, on the I See the Moon and the Moon Sees me post.

Be sure to check out my Blogiversary post, I have actually added items to this. I just have not taken a new pic.

Be sure to come back new week for the One World One Heart giveaway. If you do not know about this HUGE event, please check out their site. I participated last year and even won a few things.

So scroll down and see my latest updates! I will be sharing pics of my new 2009 Planner soon!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

~ Creative Everyday Sunday Update ~

I have decided that every Sunday I will update you all on my Creative Everyday Challenge progress.

1/1/09: I got creative with my blog, formatting pictures to make my blog look better. (Is it working?)

1/2/09: I was creative today by styling my hair a different way for my night out with the girls!

1/3/09: I got creative with working on a new challenge that I signed up for: 52 Pick Me Up and worked on my planner.

1/4/09: Worked on 52 Pick Me up Title Card and blogged about it.

1/5/09: Went shopping for items to offer a giveaway for my Blogiverary! and created my own button for others to post on their blog. And is on my sidebar!

1/6/09: Got creative with reading by checking out books at the Library (something I rarely do). I picked up some mags too! The book I started to read is ~ "I'd Rather be in the Studio"

1/7/09: Got creative in the Kitchen making Wraps with a recipe from 5 Minutes for Mom and I made an Art Journal page about it
My wrap included ~ Flour Tortilla, Lettuce, Feta Cheese, Turkey Breast meat, and Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing! So Yummy! I have since bought the Sundried Tomato Wraps and some chicken! I think I have had one almost everyday since!

1/8/09: Was creative working on my own blog template (the one you see now) and teaching myself the application to make it.

1/9/09: Got creative with my communication and headed out to an ASL Practice Meetup. 8 people were there and we had a great time signing! Also, put the template up that I had been working on!

1/10/09: Finished my 2009 Planner. Had an Art day with my nieces!

Look forward to my update next week!! Have a wonderful Week everyone!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

~ I See the Moon and the Moon Sees Me ~

Tonight was GORGEOUS!! The "Biggest and Brightest" Moon of the year! Did you see it? I did! (I know it is not a fabulous pic, but all I got out of my camera!)

Friday, January 9, 2009

~ Secret # 1 Acknowledging Your Creative Self ~

Today I started The Next Chapter book blogging group. The book they are doing this time is "12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women" The first Secret is to Acknowleding Your Creative Self. I feel that I have already done this and continue to do so. I have sold, given and donated my art to different people and organizations. I am currently trying to get up the funds to attend ZNE ConvenZioNE 2009, I am reading the book "I'd Rather be in the Studio!", and I have joined the Creative Every day group to remind myself to be creative in different ways, everyday! I think I am on a good roll here. I am determined to keep it up so that I may get a piece of my Artwork published in 2009. Have you acknowledged your creative self?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

~ ZNE ConvenZioNE 2009 ~

Have YOU heard?? It's ZNE ConvenZioNE time again!! Well, soon anyways, but ya gotta register ahead of time in order to go! Last Year I had the extreme pleasure of attending the 1st ever ZNE ConvenZioNE (you can read about it here) I met some wonderul Famous Artists! Such as B Original's Michele Beschen ! I met Michele on the first day during lunch, she is such a wonderful person. She was the Emcee for the Evening Program. And then there was Succulent Wild Woman herself SARK! She has a truely amazing story! I felt so inspired after I attended the breakfast with her. I even bought one of her books! I also go to meet some wonderful Creative Souls that I had chatted with online through the ZNE Site! I took the Fabulous JoAnnA Pierotti's Nestled ~ Thinking Inside the Box. I really enjoyed meeting her and the other gals that I had met in the class. All are such fabuouls Artist. I even won JoAnnA's drawing for the book she is featured in "Art Making, Collections, and Obsessions: An Intimate Exploration of the Mixed-Media Work and Collections of 35 Artists" This was a book that I was eyeing at the bookstore just a week prior to atteneding and something told me just to wait a bit before I bought it! I am so glad I did, because it meant so much more to coming from JoAnnA. We spent the afternoon creating and laughing in a Gorgeous Estate in Livermore!

Well ZNE ConvenZioNE is coming again this year from April 29 to May 3, 2009. I encourage you to hop on over and register! If you sign up for the ConvenZioNE, please let the Queen of ZNE know where you heard the Fabulous news from, ME! This group of Artist is really a wonderful community of Artist who have come together and formed close friendships! If you are already a memeber then you already know all about this EXCITING event and wonderful community. I hope to be seeing you there!


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