Monday, March 30, 2015

Whats in a Name

Here are some names or prompts that have been suggested.
1. In Motion
2. Touch Your Heart & Soul
3. Cherishable you,
4. Cherishing you
5. Celebrating Friendship
6. Offer of Joy, Offering Joy, 
7. Light Reflection ... 
8. Please accept
9. Joy Awaits Those We Love
10.Let's Be The Light
11. Make Her Day
12.Lift a friend's spirits
13.Spiritual Lift .. 
14.Touch A Heart
16.Little Acts Of Love
17.Little Acts Of Kindness    

So what do you think? Is( LITTLE BOXES OF JOY ) the right one?

 I would love to hear from you.

Comment below, or on the left side their is a place where you can always privately message me.
Remember I still have the give away for the New Name.


I wanted to get this posted asap so please forgive the white bars that everything is highlighted in.
I don't have a clue as to what has happened. I will have to wait until Mr. Angel can take a look at it. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The creator in me

I don't wanna
Stop to do the laundry, because, I'll loose my focus.
but if i don't who will?
Fix dinner, because, I'm in the zone.
pack up all of my art stuff.
This is my greatest fear.
I have SOooo many ideas.
what will happen to them if I pack up everything.
It's not the same drawing out an idea or even jotting it down. I can't seem to put on paper what my mind is seeing. Things don't happen on paper like they do in real time. There are problems to be worked out. That can't be done on paper. You don't know what you will encounter until you arrive there.
Go to bed when I'm supposed to. I want to keep going while the ideas are fresh in my mind.
Do the dishes. Who want's to do that? when you can
play with glitter ,glue, wax, paper, stamps, paint, ....

Enjoying the red road


Monday, March 23, 2015

Today I Will

This morning I have been reflecting on Thankfulness.

Remembering when the girls were little,
the smiles and giggles.
That pure belly laugh unlike any other.

being  so much more than thankful
being given
time to recuperate,
my heart and soul.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Marie Pugh's post on FB

“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” ~ Fred Rogers
(painting by Zoe March)
Thank you Marie. This was such a timely post.

A NEW NAME for My First Give Away

I would like to come up with a new name for ( Little boxes of Joy)
Something a little catchier and more in line with what I am trying to convey.

Please go back and read the post about this.
to get an idea for what this is all about.
If I choose your name for the Title, I will send you a box full of the same type of gifts that I send to my receivers.

please remember to leave me a way to contact you in case your title is chosen.

You will know you have won when I post it.
Good Luck to You

I hope to hear from You soon

Kitchenette finished

              These are the finished pictures of the kitchenette that I promised.

I decided not to paint or alter the table. There was not a color that I thought would look Fabulous. Plus to much painted furniture in a room is overwhelming. The eye needs a place to rest.

The amazingly bright windows look out into my back yard where I have a bird feeder that I love to watch, especially during the warmer months. I also have a deck right off of the kitchen that we spend a lot of spring and summer afternoons on. I have come to truly love this home but now it is time to go back home to Texas.

I just love the details on this chair back.
 I wanted a paint color that would not hide them. 

Along with the table and chairs being finished we also put in new counter tops, resurfaced (painted) the cabinets, walls and trim work, and took down some old faux brick wall paper.

In working on the house we knew that most of the money would go into completely finishing the basement. So we had to be frugal in other choices that we made. There is nothing structurally wrong with the cabinets so I could not justify replacing them. So, I painted the cabinets instead of replacing them and used a Home Depot kit to do the job (the first time). I loved the look that this gave to the cabinets and kitchen as a whole, but it was too kitchy; it would only really appeal to one group of people and others would groan at having to paint before, or even at a later date. Or even worse they would take a PASS. So I had to re-paint, and this time I chose  Behr.

The colors for the kitchen are:

Wall color- Lowes  Cream in my Coffee
Trim color- Behr premium plus Ultra- Paint and Primer in One (Frozen Pond). I tried to paint something in every room this color. I just kept gravitating to it.  

Sunday, March 15, 2015


I would like to share that I have Fibromyalgia. This is not a life threatening diagnosis but it can be crippling for many men and women. It is not my intention to dominate this blog with this topic, but I do feel that there is not enough shared nor easily found out there on this. I will be bringing this topic up from time to time and posting new things that I find may be helpful. I am afraid that there are a lot of people that are shamed by this  diagnosis. 

My Newest Project (Little Boxes Of Joy)

So, I am not really the best at selling my stuff. I'm not the best with the computer, as y'all will find out , so selling  , for me is more of a chore and ends up taking all of the joy out of what I created . It is going to be a difficult road for me learning to navigate my own blog. Heh Heh! Though I am getting better!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Kitchen project

One of our projects for getting the house ready to put back on the market was the kitchen set. I had bought the table at Goodwill and the two mismatched chairs from the other 2 resale shops in town.