Monthly Archives: June 2015

Thought For The Day

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Listen, I don’t pretend to have all the answers but I like to think I have a pretty good idea. I know there were two significant things that happened today and both are linked to two of the major divides of this country – A big decision by the Supreme Court and a funeral procession of one of our local police officers.

Watching the funeral procession of Officer Sonny Kim, a jewel of his community and a wonderful person, I can’t help but cry. Seeing his karate students and their sign that they are his legacy made me both sentimental and so uncertain of just what legacy the rest of us are leaving behind. We live in a terribly difficult time where hatred runs rampant; Where so much misunderstanding abounds. And I still don’t have all the answers but for today I just want to, I just NEED to believe that whatever is done with love has to be something done for the good.

We need more love in this world. We need more knowledge. We need more understanding. We need more people like Kim. We need to find the true jewels of life and honor them NOW and not when it’s too late; Not when the good has all gone dry.

So live your life… To the fullest; Because nobody is guaranteed tomorrow and nobody gets out alive. Take care – with yourself and with this planet. Do everything you possibly can to leave this world better than it was when you entered it and to make your life the happiest it can possibly be while you’re on it. And while you’re at it, it wouldn’t hurt to try make other lives a little happier too. Spread the sunshine, folks.

And regardless of where your opinions lie with either of today’s events, #DoAllThingsWithLove

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De-stressing & Distressing

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I’ve been busy lately…Well, busier than usual (with the usual being home renovations, new chickens, and a two year old).

But this week I’ve been working on these…

Reclaimed wood, turquoise, mason jars…they are everything I love

Reclaimed wood, turquoise, mason jars…they are everything I love

And this that complements it so perfectly that it must be love…

That wood finish is to die for

That wood finish is to die for

I made two sets – one solid and one two-toned and I can’t decide which I like best…

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The hand distressing and staining process may take a little while to achieve that finish but man it’s worth it!

I’ve got some other projects coming up for the shop and house soon so stick around!

You can check out these items and others in my Tulip Garden Gifts Etsy Shop

And you can check out my shop’s Facebook page too!