Monday, June 27, 2011

Cool Grandma's Club

I never really thought it would be so wonderful to be a Grandmother.  My little Caden is about to be 8 months old!  Though we don't get to see him much, his Mom and Dad post pictures so often that we feel we are close and watching him grow.  This is a picture of him this weekend at the mall experiencing frozen yogurt.  Looks like he was pleasantly surprised!  


I decided to create my own "Cool Grandma's Club".  It is a club for only the Cool Grandma's....you know who you are!  If you think you are a cool Grandma.....then you are already in.  Before I share the little collection of grandmotherly quotes with you....please take a moment to check out all my hand stamped jewelry on Etsy.  I actually named this section "The Cool Grandma's Club".  Here is the link!  Now, please enjoy all these fun quotes.....



Cool Grandma’s Club
Welcome to the COOL GRANDMA’S club!  This is an elite club for only the Cool Grandma’s in the world.   You know who you are.  You are much to Young, HOT, and Perky to be the traditional “Granny”. You have style and you are HIP!!!  You are NOT ready for that rocker.....but you love to Rock!  You are “totally Awesome”!  Your grandkids think you are the coolest thing!  Being a Grandmother is the greatest thing......sit there in your glory and love these days.....today and the days to come filled with joy and Coolness in your GRANDmotherhood status!  This is your time!!!!!
Please enjoy these great quotes I have collected for us Cool Grandma’s.  


“Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.”  ~Marcy DeMaree


“Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.” ~Author Unknown


"My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle." ~Henry Youngman


“If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.” ~Italian Proverb


"Even the devil's grandmother was a nice girl when she was young." ~German Proverb


“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.  She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.”  Ellen DeGeneres


“My grandmother was a very tough woman.  She buried three husbands and two of them were just napping.”  Rita Rudner

“The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.” ~Doug Larson

Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent. ~Donald A. Norberg


"On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town." ~ Gene Perret



Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vintage Beach Decor

I want my living room to look something like this!  I found this picture weeks ago on the web and now I can't find it again to credit the photographer.  I love the light in this room.  I love the hint of colors of teal and cream.  I have decided that if I can't live on the beach, I will make my house feel like the beach.  I do not want to paint though.  I would so love to have someone do it this time.  I have painted this house so many times and I know it is a major job! My sister says that I go overboard with themes and she fully expects to see sand on the floor in the living room.  LOL

Sunday, June 19, 2011

New Etsy Shop Added


AS IF I don't have enough to do......I just added another Etsy shop. It is called Ten Roof Rusted and you can find it right here.   I wanted a shop where that I could display my vintage items and things that I have created that appear vintage.  I love making jewelry but I need something else sometimes you know?  So if you get a chance, stop by there and let me know what you think.  I found the above wood deer bowl at an estate sale this weekend.  It was unfinished and appeared to be hand carved?  It was just so interesting that I bought it and finished it up with a white wash.  I added the glass balls and listed it on etsy.  Hubby said it needed a bow or something on the neck but I preferred the clean line of the neck.

Today is Father's Day and I find myself thinking of my father who passed a couple of years ago.  He was a funny man....always cutting up with others, flirting with waitresses, a winker!  He loved his girls and always worried and fussed over us.  Now I know he is watching over us from a cloud above and is probably constantly bothering the Good Lord to do this or that for us.  Happy Father's Day Daddy! xoxo

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Finding Balance

I made another Yin and Yang pendant from the PMC 3.  Yin and Yang represents balance to me and the idea that opposites are necessary to create balance.  My sister and I always say that she is one and I am the other in the Yin and Yang idea.  I think I'm the Yang.  I "googled" the meaning of Yin and Yang to refresh my memory and this is what I found: 

"This Simbol(Yin-Yang) represents the ancient Chinese understanding of how things work. The outer circle represents "everything", while the black and white shapes within the circle represent the interaction of two energies, called "yin" (black) and "yang" (white), which cause everything to happen. They are not completely black or white, just as things in life are not completely black or white, and they cannot exist without each other.
While "yin" would be dark, passive, downward, cold, contracting, and weak, "yang" would be bright, active, upward, hot, expanding, and strong. The shape of the yin and yang sections of the symbol, actually gives you a sense of the continual movement of these two energies, yin to yang and yang to yin, causing everything to happen: just as things expand and contract, and temperature changes from hot to cold."

That means I am not always the "Yang"....that I am sometimes the "Yin" but that we are in constant state of change and interaction that creates balance in our relationship.  Thank goodness we are not both one at the same time.  God knows what he is doing!  

I love to use positive symbols like this in my jewelry art.  I love to wear things that convey positive messages and remind me throughout the day of their positive lessons.  


This Yin and Yang necklace is available in my Etsy store "Thoughtfully Adorned" right here!

Finding Balance

I made another Yin and Yang pendant from the PMC 3.  Yin and Yang represents balance to me and the idea that opposites are necessary to create balance.  My sister and I always say that she is one and I am the other in the Yin and Yang idea.  I think I'm the Yang.  I "googled" the meaning of Yin and Yang to refresh my memory and this is what I found: 

"This Simbol(Yin-Yang) represents the ancient Chinese understanding of how things work. The outer circle represents "everything", while the black and white shapes within the circle represent the interaction of two energies, called "yin" (black) and "yang" (white), which cause everything to happen. They are not completely black or white, just as things in life are not completely black or white, and they cannot exist without each other.
While "yin" would be dark, passive, downward, cold, contracting, and weak, "yang" would be bright, active, upward, hot, expanding, and strong. The shape of the yin and yang sections of the symbol, actually gives you a sense of the continual movement of these two energies, yin to yang and yang to yin, causing everything to happen: just as things expand and contract, and temperature changes from hot to cold."

That means I am not always the "Yang"....that I am sometimes the "Yin" but that we are in constant state of change and interaction that creates balance in our relationship.  Thank goodness we are not both one at the same time.  God knows what he is doing!  

I love to use positive symbols like this in my jewelry art.  I love to wear things that convey positive messages and remind me throughout the day of their positive lessons.