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Tribe Huntering has been Halted, now I’m starting one and I may want you!

ShareTweet I’ve been spending so much time looking to join a new tribe and that hasn’t been working. Life and blogging slowed down when i lost my tribe. So I’m starting a new Tribe and I may be looking for you! If you are looking for a tribe, check me out and check out what we have to show. We are at the beginning, ground zero and we could use some help getting it all sorted out. We don’t have a meeting spot. We don’t have any schedules? These are all things that we’ll work out as we start this tribe. I’m looking for those interested in family history, those recovering from a loss to ALS, Someone who blog about a mix of niches, Someone who has similar conservative political views that i have.  Somone that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Featured, Feeding the Needz, Stand For Something

Goals and Starting over as a “new blogger”

ShareTweet I had plans, at the beginning of the year, or the end of last year, to get back to blogging fulll-time. I gave myself a deadline of February 1st. Well, you can see that didn’t happen. With that said, I still have blogging goals and I still plan a big come back to all the blogz.  Writing has been difficult for me in the last six years due to some life changing events in my life. I’m ready to move on and learn to write/blog all over again. The hardest part was that I couldn’t organize in my head what to write about. I just couldn’t get any words to come from my head out through my fingers. So, I did a bunch of research on YouTube, and i learned about Bullet Journaling. I’m … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, depression, Simple Abundance

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 day is done..

ShareTweet My work day has ended.  I can now get to reading blogs and getting some of my own planned out. Maybe. I’m tired.  I put more tiger balm on my neck, lit a candle, turned the fan on low, turned off the overhead light and kept just the twinkle light strand on and well, here I am. I was going to glue some hat pins together but my glossy accents is giving me fits and even a pin didn’t work and I’ll figure it out tomorrow. I poked a hole, slit, through the side of my other bottle so I need to finish one and pour into the other or trade tips is probably an easier way. I organized more in my room. Almost cleared out the foyer. I can see table … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blog Admin, Creative Chaos, Everyday Nothing, Rant, Simple Abundance, Social Media

My experience with Tiger Balm Ultra

ShareTweet When I was a little girl and growing up in California, we had to go to an eastern oriental store to find Tiger Balm. Tiger Balm is like a super high density deep heat or ben gay, with the scent of cloves. Its very strong but tolerable when you are in pain. I’ve been having lots of trouble with my neck and the pain has become unbearable. While we were out, yesterday, I picked up some tiger balm. They had two types and I bought “ultra.”  My thought was that ultra must be better, although I couldn’t imagine how they could make such a wonderful product better. Well, to my surprise its white in the jar an clear on your skin. The original tiger balm is orange/brown and I have many stained shirts with this … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feeding the Needz, Health/Nutrition

What I’ve learned from Facebook lately..

ShareTweet   Friendship is a sheltering tree. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge I’ve always said I have a love/hate relationship with FaceBook.  I love gathering with friends, old and new, and tons of extended family.  Its nice to lend a hug when someone is in need and its always nice to receive a hug when my day is not going all that grand.  I love being back in touch with all my cousins, too.  I, also love all my new local friends that i’ve made since I moved to South Carolina.  Its nice to keep in touch with friends we have had to leave behind when we’ve moved. I hate that FaceBook knows things about my family or friends before I do.  I hate that FaceBook wants to know everything.  I hate misunderstandings caused by lack … Read entire article »

Filed under: coupons and dealz, crafting, Education, family and friends, Featured, Feeding the Needz, Foodie Frenzy, Gardening, Health/Nutrition, Inspiration, LowCountry, Personal Protection, politics and religion, Social Media

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

American debt in the National Debt

ShareTweet (This is my 200th post on this blog) My daughter, across the country, at BYU-Idaho called me today.  She had some questions about a cool class she had,, today in her finance class. She wanted to know about bonds.  She has one from a long time ago, from my BIL who passed away at 24 in an auto accident. She wanted to know if she could find out its value today.  I told her I didn’t know and she asked if it had her ssn on it and I told her it does.  Then I told her she couldn’t trust that a website was “real” and to not give her ssn number out, over the Internet.  She asked what kind of bond she had. (EE) Then she alarmed me.  She said “did you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Education, politics and religion, Stand For Something

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: http://www.sanddollarkisses.etsy.com 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

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 »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Creative Domestication, Ephemeral Pursuitz, Feeding the Needz, HomeMade, Inspiration

My experience with Dr. Tavel and Pain Specialists of Charleston

ShareTweet Okay.  So where do I start? I started seeing a Pain Specialist, when my doctor felt that he couldn’t be responsible for my pain management.  After an MRI, One of the PA’s at Pain Specialists of Charleston read the report and freaked out, briefly. Then she immediately prescribed opioid prescriptions for me.  It was like a light went on and they finally realized “oh this must hurt” really? So, then I was faced with the whole SC State Controlled informed consent paperwork. I chose one doctor and one pharmacy.  Along with this, I was introduced with monthly urinalysis. Before I go any further, I want you to know that my monthly urinalysis, is done through this doctor’s office, and billed through them, not through the lab, directly.  This bill is $1150/month.  Per month!!! Because … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Health/Nutrition, LowCountry, pharmaceuticals, politics and religion

New Year, New Beginningz

ShareTweet Happy New Year, 2013. I’m feeling very positive about more writing and more posting in all areas of my blog and net-life.  I know its been a while and I can’t really explain all the funk that been going around or that I’ve been feeling.  I just know that its going to be a better year to come as 2012 has now closed. After losing my blogging tribe, I’m in process of building a new one, for survival of the fittest.  It just works better and easier with a village working beside you. I’m currently trying to find some more really good quality blogs to read.  I can’t take so much of the commercialism without much content.  I’m much too old to talk about potty’s too. I just want a regular program, online, of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Feeding the Needz, Inspiration, Simple Abundance

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

Believe in Miracles

ShareTweet My heat and soul are full.. my eyes  filled with tears..  of joy. My spirits are lifted tonight.. there is light under the tunnel. I’ll share a little when things progress.. just know this..  People should be more appreciated..  pay it forward..  to everyone. I won’t be missing the ALS walks next year and maybe can go to many others.  Wonderful for me as they are so important. Life is great. God is Miraculous..  Pray more.  Hope more. Love more.  Believe.. … Read entire article »

Filed under: ALS, family and friends, Featured, Forever and One More Day, Inspiration, Stand For Something, Unexpectations

Social Media the Phil Collins Way

ShareTweet Regardless of how you feel about Phil Collins and his various contributions to the rock music canon, there are a lot of lessons for Social Media that we can glean from his career and subsequent retirement. There are seven, in fact, that came to my mind. Here they are. via 7 Social Media Lessons From Phil Collins | Guest Posts | Social Media Consulting – Convince & Convert. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Social Media

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

OCD trapped in a disabled body

ShareTweet I have always had obsessive compulsive tendencies in my home and environment.  Things had to have a place and be in their place.  Its like living company ready, all the time.  I still wish I could do that. But, I can’t. My body is too broken and my mind won’t stop this OCD.  I, often, hurt myself trying to fix things so they are just how they should be and all that does is put me into bed a few extra days that I could have had to do something fulfilling If you have or know someone who has OCD tendencies, can you imagine having a disabled broken body? Its a living nightmare to not be able to do stupid little things that bug you, or are out of place, that only you care … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feeding the Needz, Health/Nutrition, Rant, Unexpectations

Miss you Dad

ShareTweet “Oh, when we are journeying through the murky night and the dark woods of affliction and sorrow, it is something to find here and there a spray broken, or a leafy stem bent down with the tread of His foot and the brush of His hand as He passed; and to remember that the path He trod He has hallowed, and thus to find lingering fragrance and hidden strength in the remembrance of Him as “in all points tempted like as we are,” bearing grief for us, bearing grief with us, bearing grief like us.”  ~ Alexander MacLaren Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/bible-verses-for-bereavement-10-helpful-scripture-quotes/#ixzz1oDYXLdce I’ve decided since I can’t walk the ALS walks, this month.. I’m going to go sit at the cemetery for a while, instead.  I want to keep May private for my … Read entire article »

Filed under: ALS, depression, family and friends, Forever and One More Day, Inspiration, Stand For Something

I’m a depressed adult born of a depressed adult

ShareTweet For the most part, I don’t write about my depression.  I only try to keep this blog full of the good times.  Hence the emptiness in the last year or two. Something happened to me two weeks ago, though.  I found me again.  That’s the only way I can describe it.  I could set aside the war torn, tossed and turned life I’ve lived, and think of things to write about again. A battle emerged on my Facebook page, the other night, and my “grandmother” said something about stepping back and re-evaluating how I felt.  I deleted all the posts related to this entanglement. For the first time I saw and realized that many read and don’t comment. I realized they were there. I wished someone a Happy Birthday and in their Thank-you, they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, depression, Featured, Stand For Something

Pharmaceutical Wars

ShareTweet I have a new long term extended release medication.  Its controlled.  I’m not allowed to get it filled until the day before or the day you run out of the current medication. Guess what, though? (Almost had it hijacked cuz I couldn’t pee.. in the cup) CVS doesn’t have it and won’t have it, by order, for 2-3 days. None in the area have it. Umm..  that’s so unacceptable. Make me wait until the last minute and then make me go without.  That’s health care for you. Any non controlled medication must be faxed into the insurance company to be mail ordered. Last month, one of my pain medications was increased to 6mg, from 4mg.  I called the pharmacy to get a refill ordered.  They never filled. I went back to the doctor, the next month … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Health/Nutrition, Stand For Something

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

I’m digitally inept

ShareTweet If I was writing on paper for a paper distribution, like a newpaper or newsletter, I’d get so much more accomplished. Especially pretty paper. As it isl , I have a gazillion tabs open trying to put them into a congruent fashion into a post. What is wtong with me:? … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Everyday Nothing, Unexpectations

All in the Life of CarolinaDreamz

ShareTweet Lately, everyday, I want to climb under the covers and hide until it ends.  Or go outside or into a closet and scream. (make sure you are able to utter “i’m okay” to the  minions, that really need you when you are on the phone or on the commode. If you do this. I am not liable for your own decisions. :) ) For those familiar, its a big  Fibro hell. So in the recent past, I’ve survived these: I dropped a whole mostly full bottle of Frappacciino, in the dark,around 5:30am.  This, of course in in a space between the wall and heavy furniture (and the bed) so I can’t get to it to clean it up. (Oh, I forgot to tell you the lid came off and the stuff gushed like … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feeding the Needz, Health/Nutrition, LowCountry, Rant, Stand For Something

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