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Dear Kitten

ShareTweet This video is hysterical! “kitty got a big belleh” … Read entire article »

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What’s new around here and a second Etsy shoppe

ShareTweet I have another 3 tier dish together and drying.  I found these two plates and two bowls *only need one bowl* at the Good Will this evening. They have this pretty painted flower and greenery look and I put small cabbage roses with green stitched to the top of each small glass used to tier the dishes.  These glasses are what I went there for. Sorta.. I went to two Dollar Tree’s and only found one crystal looking candle stick.  There must be a run on them. Maybe Halloween? I have no idea. I just know that there aren’t any and I need them for my tier dish displays. So off to the Good Will (1/2 mile from the house) we go.  If I didn’t find some type of clear candle stick, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Crafting, Creative Domestication, Frugality, Inspiration, Social Media, Unexpectations

My personal organizing ideas

ShareTweet My body can’t quite keep up with my new OCD tendencies. I want to keep organizing and purging and getting things all looking nice and cleaned out. I have several decorative pretty storage boxes empty now. I still haven’t unpacked my organized craft backpacks (two) so I’ve been making room for it. The Boy said he’d help me empty them out and sort places for them to go tomorrow. I have to get above the bed (well, the boy will for me) and dust and see if there is anything in the decorative boxes up there. Most of them up there are heart shaped and sitting on their sides so the hearts face forward. Anyway, I want to utilize all my space, so when its all said and done.. instead of … Read entire article »

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I guess they call them books or folios or something like that ::giggle::

ShareTweet I’m still addicted to YT and I’ve been trying to learn how to make these folio book things. I’ve gone over a tutorial about three times now. I’m trying to commit as much as I can to memory because of all the tut’s I’ve seen, this one is the most detailed, uses no glue in the binding and just is my favorite, so far. Three parts I’ll put below: Now, just for fun, I thought I’d include a peek at some of the finished foto folios that I wish I was talented enough to create or had a gold mine of money to buy kits. These are my favorite yummies so far, as well: Here is a convertible album in a box: I”M IN LOVE WITH THIS PAPER: Thanks for spending … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blog Fun, Book Love, Crafting, crafting, Featured, Feeding the Needz, HomeMade, Inspiration, Linky Love

I’m addicted to stick pins and hat pins

ShareTweet I’ve been making many hat pins. When I get them all gllued together, I’ll take pictures and show them to you with links to my Etsy Page. I wanted to share a video of the nicest stick pins I’ve seen on YouTube.  This are so beautiful: … Read entire article »

Filed under: buttons, crafting, Creative Chaos, HomeMade, stick pins, tea pots

I’m a Crafting Youtube Stalker

ShareTweet If you want to know how to do it, go to YouTube and you’ll probably find it.  That’s my new motto as I jumped into the deep end of some new to me crafting ideas. It all started when I wondered what the heck was washi tape?  I know now and I’m only addicted to making mock versions with paper tape. I feel so bad.  The crafters know everyone’s name and their YouTube page and reference them for credit and I feel craptastic about it because I’ve watched so many of them that I don’t know anyone’s name or their YouTube channel.  I’m just to knew to the game. I quickly got addicted to making my own supplies to do some of the things I’m doing with journaling, faux washi tape (washi tape … Read entire article »

Filed under: Crafting, Ephemeral Pursuitz, Feeding the Needz, Frugality, HomeMade, Inspiration, Unexpectations

Business is open!

ShareTweet Along with coming back to blogging and curating, Girlie and I have started a new Etsy Shop.  We’ve been crafting our hearts out.   Please visit us: We also have a Facebook page called Sand Dollar Kisses.  “LIKE” us and we’ll come up in your timeline and you’ll see all of our fascinating updates. I added 8 more items to the shop today and I have about 24 more items to update in the next couple of days. I’m feeling better and I’m thankful for all the well wishes. The broken back with surgery has completely healed.   Have a blessed day. Hugz, ~Heidi … Read entire article »

Filed under: Crafting, Creative Domestication, Education, Feeding the Needz, Inspiration, Simple Abundance

I saw the most amazing movie trailer

ShareTweet It has no nane,  I can’t think of the opposing blonde mother’s but the other was Sandra Bullock.  Two competeti8ve mother’s new to the area and the school.  Prob 4th or 5th grace ( non competitive)   IN A DREAM Now I wanna see the movie! … Read entire article »

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Etsy Store on its way

ShareTweet I know I’ve been saying this for months. Maybe even years. But TOS has changed.  Girlie and I are doing this.  We have departments, whatever they are called.  We have a name with a .net, but what the hell. Its truly happening.  We have product.  We are on our way.   All my strength comes from Nora Walker.  If you know what this means, comment.  :) … Read entire article »

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Cat and The Hat Yarn Bomb

ShareTweet I found it! IF this is your photo, I’d love to give you credit for it, just comment and I’ll get right on that. I love this yarn bombing.  I think its the best one I’ve seen so far.  It inspired me to find such wonderful statues to yarn bomb. I’m sure I could do this more than I’d TP someone’s house.. which probably is on the same side of the law.  I won’t admit it. Ha!   Related articles Yarn Bombing and Fibromyalgia … Read entire article »

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and we’re back

ShareTweet Sorry for any inconvenience our bandwidth issue had for you;. we are back.. We are also on vaca and guess who forgot the camera?  ugh. Happy reading.. and please comment so I can visit you, too. ~Heidi … Read entire article »

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Soapbox in the name of Obamacare and Free Enterprise

ShareTweet It takes something extraordinary, these days, to get me to hurt myself, physically, to open this lappie.. but here she blogs… Okay.  At first, I didn’t know what to say (great opening for a debate, eh?)  No, this is not a debate.  These are some facts, that are personal, and not up for debate. I consider Home Delivered Pizza a privilege and convenience food.  I could care less if the pie went up a dollar each. BUT.. This is just the beginning of getting our heads out of the sand.  I have kept my politics out of blog all year, which means I’ve been stewing to spew forth.. Obamacare is the beginning of something so ugly that I’ve not been wanting to talk about it. I’m depressed.  You should be, too. Before Obamacare, I had to stop … Read entire article »

Filed under: depression, Frugality, Gardening, Gardening, HomeMade, Linky Love, Personal Protection, pharmaceuticals, politics and religion, Rant, Stand For Something

Living withing Reach

ShareTweet I’ve considered over and over if I should write this post. I’ve been giving a lot about my personal life away, lately, for the sake of honesty and integrity in blogging and hoping that others out there don’t think that they are alone, in any way. I live within reach. This means that everything I may need or want has to be within reach of me. I fell off the bed, the other night, trying to reach for something.  I yelled “help” for over an hour, before someone in my house, woke up for other reasons and could hear me.  Helping me up was torture and only added to my pain, but I’m okay. But, this only re-enforces the idea of living within reach..  Except for when I was on the floor I’m in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Creative Domestication, depression, Featured, Health/Nutrition, Unexpectations

How to Make Authentic looking Starfish from Salt Dough

ShareTweet I just love star fish.  This is an easy way to use conformity to a craft.. especially in one color.  I would like someone to make them for me. about 10 or 25.. ha  hint hint Learn how to make these at Desperate Craftwives: Salt Dough Starfish Garland. … Read entire article »

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Digital Tab Hell – Finding my Tribe – Within Sisters in Bloom

ShareTweet I’ve been fishing blogz.  This is like being a fisher of men (women mostly.)  I’m trying, desperately to find my tribe and the blogz I’ve bee reading have been teaching  me so much about me, and my life and my spirit.. and the spiritual being I want to return to being.  So, this may get a little sappy for my regular readers.. but here I am.. and this is what is going on right now: Of course, Sisters in Bloom started this as I started to read the blogs of those contributors.  Wonderful women who lay their hearts out for us to read their souls.. First, Meet Jessica and her sweet family who hail, originally, from my home-town in San Diego. I have so much to learn from Jennifer, at You are My … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Domestication, Featured, Feeding the Needz, Inspiration, Linky Love, Simple Abundance, Stand For Something, Unexpectations

Dear Friend

ShareTweet My dearest friend, Please note that treating your “old” friends bad, to impress your girlfriend only makes you look like an ass. Rest assured, however, when she is gone, we will still be here! Love to you, Heidi … Read entire article »

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broken.. just broken

ShareTweet When the world seems to be crashing down on you and you feel broken, the last thing you really want to do is admit it or tell the public. Its something you hide from everyone and then everyone calls you a hermit and thinks you’ve fallen off the deep end of the earth. Well, I’m broken. Seriously. My fibromyalgia pain is worse than my back pain and covers many parts of the body leaving me, on many days just a blob of existence, in pain. This is where I’ve been. This is why I haven’t been writing. At first, I thought I lost my voice. I thought I lost my ability to write.. but honestly, I’ve lost my group. I had a group of very … Read entire article »

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A Mixture of Emotional Breakdown Feelings – The latest appointment

ShareTweet I saw Dr. Nate Averill this week. He told me that my pain is in my head.  He told me I had to get out of bed and set some goals for myself.  I explained that I can’t even go to the grocery store without being in so much pain I can barely make it back to my vehicle. He said that I’m depressed and that makes my pain worse, which makes my depression worse and that I can get out of bed and do whatever I want. I’m back to not leaving my house alone, without another driver, in case I get stuck and can’t get home. I told him that its easy for him to say this, he won’t be the one there, when I fall to pick me up again and … Read entire article »

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A Mixture of Emotional Breakdown Feelings – a Passed Thyroid Test.

ShareTweet In the last six month, I have gained 60 pounds.  60 pounds!  There is no way I’ve eaten myself 60 more pounds so rapidly.  I’m in extreme pain again.  The back spasms are back and well I’m living in bed again. My Thyroid blood test is normal, as I expected.  I know two other cases where a bad thyroid tested normal.  The tests are simply not enough. But they are enough for my primary physician.. Dr. Nathan Averill, Berkeley Family Practice. Dr. Averill referred me to a pain doctor, Dr. Tavell.  Dr. Tavell is doing a series of back injections that are killing me but are part of a series that hopefully will get me out of pain. He also referred me to his chiropractor, Dr. Stephen Khouri.  Dr. Khouri took a keen … Read entire article »

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A Mixture of Emotional Breakdown Feelings – the Gall Bladder hell

ShareTweet I’ve held off writing this post because frankly, I’m not sure where to begin and I don’t want to give you an encyclopedia version.  This is my attempt to give you a dictionary version. Six years ago, I was very sick.  I was passing out in public.  I would wake up on floors, at 4am, in fabric departments, with suits around me, asking me if I was diabetic.  I wasn’t allowed to go anywhere alone, after that, because someone had to have a knee under my butt when I started to fall to the ground.  Which happened way more often than it should have. At the time, I had the best doctor in the world.  Dr. P H Gordon Thompson at Palmetto Primary Care. It took me a very long time to … Read entire article »

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Motherhood: My Highest Calling

ShareTweet As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve been considering the calling that is Motherhood. When I was a little girl, I only knew, for sure, that I wanted to be a mommy. I never knew, then, that I would consider it a personal calling to any little person in need. Many exchange students, from Japan, Thailand, and Brazil, have called me “mom,” before. I’ve assisted helpless little children in public places.. in many capacities from handing them things to helping them open doors. Many things gross me out, but your child using my pant leg to wipe their face or nose would not offend me. Clothes wash. Hands wash. Even when overwhelmed, I can, usually, handle a child’s dilemma. I know that children have smaller environments and their major crisis may be their … Read entire article »

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Sangaree BiLo Gets a FaceLift

ShareTweet We’ve often referred to “my BiLo” in a semi-negative way. Its just wasn’t up to the fashions of Moncks Corner or Hanahan and it was depressing. This is the only neighborhood grocery store that survived when our Wally World went Super. I’m proud to announce (and they aren’t giving me a thing to say this) that they are having a Grand Opening on May 4, 2011. The store is beautiful. New floors, new produce department, new machines. I’m so very impressed. Oh and they got a facelift on the outside, too. Now “My BiLo” isn’t a dreadful thing to say. (I hope complaining to corporate last year didn’t get anyone fired. shshshs we’ll just be quiet about this, ok?) The only downer, the booklet they sent has a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Domestication, Foodie Frenzy, Unexpectations

Welcome Spring!

ShareTweet   Spring has brought us the nice yellow cars.  Pine pollen is just so out of control.  Even my oregano is spotted yellow.  Please bring the rain. The garden boxes are almost ready to plant.  You’ll see the progress at Field of Dreamz From the Cheap Seatz. … Read entire article »

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Do you Struggle to Organize your Blog Strategies like I do?

ShareTweet I found this fantastic calendar and its free to print. It prints a week in landscape and gives you sections in the left column: Post/Guest Post Emails/LIst Promos/Comments Ideas Its exact what I need to plan ahead fo weekly things that I do and idea brainstorm blog posts now and ahead of time. Get yours free today.  You don’t have to sign up for anything.  I signed up for tips in email after I printed it and put holes in it and stuffed it into a red binder.  I’m so excited I had to share.  Print Your Planning Calendar Today.   … Read entire article »

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Slight interruption of this blog..

ShareTweet Working Margie’s 40 things in 4 weeks and this blog has some issues.  We will either be able to figure out how to dump the original feed options at the top of this page or we’ll find a new theme.  Back to regular scheduled programming soon.  Thanks, ~Heidi … Read entire article »

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