The tale of the lost earring

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I love junk jewelry and love wearing my earrings and necklaces wherever I go. Particularly lovely to me are jewelry that resembles shiny stars hanging from my ears and itty bitty flowers around my neck. They give me some sorts of a mystical status. At least, that’s the way I feel when I wear my magical earrings.

Of course, as you would imagine, these earrings are not really magical, but I just like to call them that because that’s how they make me feel inside every time I wear them—a sparkle of magic swirling all inside and around me!

The other day, as I was putting on my favorite earrings in my living room, one of them fell off from my hands. It should have been there—right there where I was standing… but it wasn’t!

I searched everywhere you can imagine—in me, around me, under me, the couch, under the couch, the couch cushions, between the chairs, but to no avail. After such unfruitful search, it occurred to me that maybe things were not exactly what we think they are, or see or believe to be, and perhaps the carpet under my feet wasn’t really a carpet… it was a shaggy monster! Ah yes, that had to be it!—a monster with an immense appetite for such futile a thing as an earring! So I decided I should search for my precious jewel again—this time, inside the monster, of course!

Quickly, and very careful as not to wake him up, I crawled in the monster’s mouth as gently as I could. It was a creepy place; dark and damp inside with all sorts of creatures crawling around. A place so precariously dark that the wrong movement or the slightest noise; even a sneeze might cause the monster to swallowed me in a blink! But I wasn’t going to stop now!

I searched between every tooth the monster had, around and under the ugly tongue and even dared look down at the long dark tunnel of his throat. Can you imagine how scared I was of fallen down that dark tunnel to whatever creepy things awaited down there? But still my earring was nowhere to be found. Disappeared. Gone. Nada!

Maybe, I had been mistaken all along; maybe I thought that my carpet was a hungry monster when in fact it was some sorts of an invisible hole on the ground; a cosmic hole if you may where things that fell through it would travel great distances through layers and layers of earth right to the outer space,

...and most probably my earring was now orbiting the earth along the tens of millions of bits of space junk accumulated by man…

I could see it clearly in my mind—like some strange star floating along defunct satellites, rockets and pieces of dismantled spacecrafts. Nothing I could do! Right?

In spite of everything, I’m still optimistic. I am! After all, the waste is out there, and who knows… perhaps, one day my earring will rain down on me? Oh I so hope so!

I just don’t want this magic to ever end… and who would? This dense buzz following us around; this sort of tickle in our being; this delightful enchantment of seeing what others can’t see and feel, and just because we were gifted with a child’s eye; feel and perceived our world through the eyes of a child… ah yes, can you see it not? A bluebird in every tree!

Yes, I know what some of you must be thinking; and it is true, sin and sin’s effects have made us a cruel world. But you can still see glimmers of hope in a sad world… God has given us the most incredible, unexplainable, inimitable existence in a kingdom beyond human imagination. The magic of God is all around us for us to witness and believe.

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Sunday, February 26, 2012
I’m so ready for bouquets from my garden and outdoor projects… you? The wild in me stretches and awakes, but I have a feeling that Old Man Winter is going to be around for quite some time yet… in the mean time, to ease my spring fever I’m enjoying some roses from the market… They comfort me and give me a vision of hope and what’s soon to come.

A huge THANK YOU for participating in our linky party and taking us to your cottage! Can't wait to see what you've been doing this week! Last week was another fantastic party! I am enjoying seeing all the creative ideas and projects you are sharing!

Etiquette for linky parties

1) Link to a recent project post, and not a link to the front page of your blog, your Etsy store or a giveaway.

2) Link back to the host’s blog via a button or text link. This is a common courtesy, and it is usually appreciated if you link back in the same blog post that you are linking up.

Just writing out of boredom

Saturday, February 25, 2012
I wonder what are you all doing right now… on this very moment? Has it been an interesting day for you? A boring day? I can tell you something about me—I’m yearning for warmth and radiance and sunshine and lovely sunshiny days in the garden.

It’s been super cold here today; with snow capped mountains in the distance and for some inexplicable reason I am thinking of you this very moment. Basking under the sun in a land of saguaros? Or maybe collecting oranges in the sunny orange grove of your own backyard?

Have you ever felt this strange feeling that there is another you out there? I mean a sort of a karmic soul-mate and that there must be some deeply rooted connection between you and that person from past lives?

I feel like that sometimes and have connected in such way with some of you that even though I don't know you; nor have ever met you in person feel we’re very much in tune with each other; like I’ve known you forever. We think so much alike, and there's so much that we have in common it is almost scary.

The mystery deepens when I will be about to write or post something here and then you had already post about something similar, and if I think about something a lot in one day you will end up bringing it up also. I think it means something else rather than coincidence. What do you think? How do these things happen?

Sometime ago I read that karmic soul-mates can be anybody. They are part of our soul family. When our souls are created, they become part of a soul family. Many souls are created at the same time. Not all souls will go to the same family just as not all humans born belong to the same Earthly family.

Have you ever experienced something like that in your own bloggy experience? Do share your story. I’m all ears tonight with nothing else to do! ;)

The Basement is Done!!!

I am soooo excited about this post!!  Are basement is finished!!!
Actually, it was done for about a month already.  Can you tell that I am behind in blogging, lol?  You can always find up-to-date photos on my facebook because I am on that daily.
Alright, ready for the tour?
Let’s start by walking down.
Here are the stairs.  Nothing fancy!  In fact, there is nothing fancy about anything in the basement.  It is just a nice, clean, open space for now and will probably stay for a while because of our lack of time and money.  Plus, our kids are loving the open area to run and play.

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We had the stairs wrapped in carpet.
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As you are walking down, we have a guest room on the right.
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It has a small walk-in closet.
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Here is my office! I am so, so, so excited about having an office of my own!! I never thought I would be a working mom so I never thought we needed an office! It just happened and I have to say that it was one of the best decisions that I ever made!!! Before this, I had a laptop and several traveling office bins for my paperwork and supplies. One of the good things about my business is that I don’t carry any inventory or need that much space so that worked fine for me. I still don’t really need this much space but I will take it, lol!! I also can’t wait to fill the walls with cute photos for inspiration!
I used a light blue color in my office for several reasons!  I know that it doesn’t go with anything else in the house but I love it!  First,  I love the color!  I think it has great energy!  It’s fun and motivating!  Plus, I love that it is a earthy color because I work for natural company and it just goes and I feel very inspired to work when I am in it!   
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The room isn’t that big and I wanted it open. It only has 3 walls. Since I have almost four kids and work when they are home, I wanted to be able to see them. I didn’t want to be closed and away from them. When I need peace and quiet, I hire a babysitter to watch them.  From where my desk will be, I will be able to see right into the family room! I planned it that way! Winking smile
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I will also be able to see what they are watching on tv.
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Here is a view looking into my office.
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Here is a view of the stairs and guest room doorway.
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Here is the view of the hallway.  The stairs are on the left and my office is on the right.  We made the hallways 5 ft. wide for lots of space.  We also had the bathroom door angled for a more open feeling.
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Here is a peek into the bathroom.  We still need to find a mirror.
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We got everything for our whole basement from Home Depot.
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Here is our family room.  My husband wants to put a TV down there so he had everything pre-wired.  Behind that door is our sub pump.  Seriously, why do the builders put those kind of things in the worst places?
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Here is our little basement kitchen.  We have a door but we still need to cut it down a bit.  Our carpet is so thick that all the doors needed to be cut.  For now I am leaving the fridge handle on that side because I can’t open it all the way when we switch it.  Plus, it doesn’t bother me.
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Here is a closer view!  I am excited about the extra cabinet space!!!
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Here is a picture of the hallway again so you can kind of see the layout.
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Here is another family room angle.
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More angle pics!
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Behind those doors are our unfinished workout/storage room.
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So there is the grand tour!  I hope that you enjoyed it!! We LOVE our basement and the kids are loving a place to go during the winter to change things up!
Do you use your basement?  Is it finished?
Have a great weekend!
Bonnie :)