Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Take time to day dream

Daydreaming is like nite time dreaming , with two noticeable differences: First, you will likely remember these ideas much more clearly, and second, you can control it more!  

Try to day dream without interruption.  Don't take your iPad or kindle with you but have a a pad of paper and a writing utensil.  No not your iPad because you could get sidetracked  like me and go off looking for something other than your goal of a few minutes of daydreaming.  I have been know to set a timer so as not to day dream too long.

To me daydreaming is a way of clearing out the cobwebs.  I have been known to day dream in the shower.

Imagine a real life situation and act it out in your mind. Act out the movements in your mind just as powerfully as if you were going to do it.  We have a friend that was, retired now, a very successful race car driver.  We would see him get in his car sit there for fifteen, twenty minutes, eyes closed.
Fans standing around would ask  what is he was doing.  I would tell them he was daydreaming and acting out the race in his mind.  He felt it was calming.  Must of worked well for him cause he was a champion more than once.

Some people relax their mind. Listening to music can help tune out other distractions and also make the daydream even better, as music is full of emotion. Just pick songs that fit the mood of the dream you are having.  That method is not for me. If it was music that I really enjoyed like something from the 60's I'd be dancing and singing.  If it was operatic or elevator music I'd be sleeping.

Do you day dream? 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The talent is abundant

We have a shop on Etsy as you probably know.  We opened the shop mid March of this year.  So we are really new compared to other shop owners.  Many have been there five, six years.  Then there are others that just set up shop last week.

Hope you don't mind but once a week or so I am going to promote some of my favorite shop over on Etsy.  The only way any of us can do any business or have any sales is to have visitors.  Yep that's you you are a visitor.

Now I know the people coming to my blog aren't ones to comment but it sure would be nice if you would go visit some of these shop.  I'm telling you there are some amazing talented and very clever artists.

So here are the sites just click on them and off ya go.  But come back and check out a couple of others. 

Her mineral makeup is phenomenal.  She also has a shop of some pretty snazzy nail polish.

You must go see Monica's creations as they are precious. 

Chelsea is an LA gal that designs her own products and they are sassy. 

Vintage shops galore but this is a very good one and a favorite.  If we didn't live in our RV I'd be a customer for sure.

More to come.....................

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

This is a very lazy posts

Mr Doodles decided to grow peppers in the greenhouse this summer.  Really??  Do ya think they will be ready before we leave the end of September?  Tell me why do I ever challenge him.  This man has the best green thumb of anyone I know.
This was dinner last nite compliments of Robyn over on her terrific  blog Add a Pinch  Damn this is good!!  Thank you Robyn.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mr Doodles and I

Well we are the only ones in our family or group of friends that are PBR  fans.  Now folks I'm talking BULLS  not   BEER. That would be Professional Bull Riders.

If you have never seen  a cowboy ride a bull you are missing out.  I know this sport is not for everyone.  But when you witness the rider say  5' 10", 140 lbs
get on a bull say oh 1500 lbs and the rider stay on for the required 8 seconds You know you have watched something special even historic.

This cowboy did just that and rode the most popular bull in the history of the sport.  That bull is eight year old Bushwacker and a handsome bull he is.   There have been 42 other riders try to ride this bull.  Actually the rider that conquered Bushwacker has tried nine other times.

Ya really gotta be in good shape mentally and physically to get on the back of one of these beasts.

Congratulations J B Mauney
                            You are one hell of a bull rider!!!

Bushwacker you are one special bull!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Don't forget..............Update

 I wonder if Mother Nature could plan meteor showers during another time period and not during monsoon season here in Southern Arizona.  I was right it was way too cloudy.  Only saw a few streaks across the cloudy sky at 3 A.M.  OUCH!!!

If your skies are clear, which ours aren't right now, but I'm hoping.


Thursday, August 08, 2013

When you have nothing else better to do................

Another site  called a time waster.  But how cute and what fun.  There will be lots of oooohs and ahhhs!!

The little darlins even have a facebook page   

 Remember I warned ya about this time waster


Sunday, August 04, 2013

I may take some heat about this subject

But people have to know that Etsy is a site for artisans and crafters.

What Etsy is not is a place for reproduced cheap crap not produced by artisans  and crafters.
Most of this junk is produced in the area of the Pacific Rim, Southeast Asia etc.  You get the picture.

A gal I know sells on Etsy and has some of the most magnificent statement necklaces.  This woman puts hours of labor and many dollars invested in her craft.  Now you go poking around Etsy looking for something jazzy to wear to your friends wedding next month.  Low and behold you find my friends necklace when putting statement necklace in the search bar.  It's perfect the colors are what she wants and the size is also.  oh and the price $100 - yikes!!  I would get a lot of wear with this piece so it would be a good investment.  BUT on the same page of the search are many others.  So said buyer thinks well I'll just look at a couple more in my color choice.  Guess what she finds you got it, a necklace almost exactly like the $100 piece.  The stones were arranged a bit different but it was the very same colors and WAIT FOR IT................only $20.  Oh it's from some place in China and the owner of the shop is Lisa something.  So wants a gal to do.  She pokes around the less expensive shop, sees that there are pages and pages of similar items.  Oh and earrings to match.  Oh and they have only been open for a few months.  Gosh how in the world can this gal make all these pieces.

Something has to be done.  This is so unfair to the artist.  But I will say if Etsy cannot figure it out then I certainly can't.  They have teams of attorneys and smart folks working there.  Here's where they went wrong they allowed some of these shops to sign up and sell.  How can you blame the shopper,  She's looking for a bargain in this economy.

OK here is when I say I am not faulting Etsy completely but this is Etsy's mission statement and to me it's a bit vague. 

We sell on Etsy but we are not trying to make a living on Etsy or even supplement our income.  We do it because it's fun. Oh and Mr Beader won't stop beading.    Not all sellers on Etsy are like us obviously.

Just try and remember to buy from an artisan or crafter on Etsy

Etsy is the marketplace we make together.

Our mission is to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world.

  • We are a mindful, transparent, and humane business.
  • We plan and build for the long term.
  • We value craftsmanship in all we make.
  • We believe fun should be part of everything we do.
  • We keep it real, always.