Thursday, September 15, 2016

[light amidst darkness]

Tim Ballard is one of my heroes. His organization Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) saves children from sex slavery around the world. My heart breaks just imagining the utter darkness he witnesses during the rescue operations. I don't know how they can even find the strength to do the work they do. But they must do it. Who else will save these children?

I tried to link up a recent video posted on O.U.R.'s Facebook page but couldn't do it. In the video, Tim and his friend talk about 8 things we all can do to have light inside us no matter how dark it is outside. I wish I could share that video here. It can help anyone who is suffering from any kind of darkness whether it's depression or other mental illnesses, loss of a loved one, chronic illness, abuse, addiction, etc. 

If this sounds like something you need to see, please go to Operation Underground Railroad's Facebook page and check out the video that was posted on September 14th.

Monday, September 5, 2016


I have been using Arbonne products for years now. I love them! They are the reason why people don't believe me when I tell them I'm almost 50 years old. To me, the RE9 product line is so much better quality than any department store skin product line I have used. I highly recommend Arbonne. Your skin will thank you.

I decided to become an Arbonne consultant so that I can get the products with a better discount. So if you live in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Poland or New Zealand and are interested in these products, just leave me a comment with your e-mail address (I won't publish it) and I can tell you how you can order these products with a 20% discount.

You are worth it!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

[cards for teacher]

I can't believe summer is almost over. I'm not excited about school starting. I will miss our mellow summer mornings especially. 
I saw some great teacher quotes online and decided to make cards.
A while back I saw a HUGE eraser that said "FOR BIG MISTAKES" at a local bookstore. Hope they still have them as it would be a perfect back-to-school teacher gift with this card.

This card of course goes with a nail polish gift.

You may use these printables for your own use only. Not for profit.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Forget about French being the most romantic language in the world. To me it's always been Italian. It squeezes my heart more than any other language.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

[Palm Springs, CA]

My husband's grandma lives south of Los Angeles. We usually fly to LAX but this time we decided to try flying to Palm Springs instead. Loved it! We will never fly to LAX again! LAX is nuts! Palm Springs airport was small and everything was done so fast - luggage, car rental and drop off... We hadn't planned to spend much time in Palm Springs but had a few hours there before our flight home. We realized we will need to spend lots more time there. Lovely place!

These hills along the drive there reminded me of southern Alberta.

So many design shops! Must go back and explore the rest of them.

Bye, bye Cali! See you next time.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

[Venice Beach, California]

Some more photos from our Christmas 2015 vacation in California. On this day, we rented bikes and biked along Venice Beach.

I must say that I didn't feel 100% safe while there. The vibe is somewhat scary. Homeless people once again right there. Drug culture. People swearing loudly. Etc.

Checked out the canal area as well.