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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 »

Filed under: Creative Domestication, Inspiration, Simple Abundance

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 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

Online Love – Etsy – Charming Maggie

ShareTweet I just received an order from Deborabh,, or Charming Maggie.  I ordered a couple eternity charms, baseball related harms, cat charms, and Kokopeli, which are hard to find. I can’t tell you how over-pleased I am with the order and the service. There were special additional charms that I needed to know were there.  There were better charms than some I ordered, which only helps my business. I can’t tell you enough how pleased I am with Charming Maggie. Go visit and let them take care of you, too. Heidi SandDollarKisses **I put in a second order of charms for the store.  I purchased “believe” (which you know is my word,) sand dollars, and star fish.  I put in a word that I had my eye on the heart in heart charms, for my next order.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: Crafting, Inspiration, Linky Love, Unexpectations

Periscope UP

ShareTweet Hi. Jut when I think I’m back, something catastrophic happens.  This time it landed ime in the hospitall I broke my back.  T12.  I fell and hat is all she wrote.  What a mess. I had this surgery called kyphoplasty and it basically consist of two turkey baster needles/ ‘They then used a balloon to float the broken fragments and then cemented them together. I can now move on my own and get up and down from the bed.  I can walk again.  Its amazing how fast my life was restored. Its sore from time to time, but overall I’m better.l … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health/Nutrition, 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: 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

Pain Care Physicians of Charleston – Dr. John Bailey and my fees

ShareTweet Dr. Bailey is my new Pain Management Doctor. His card says: American Board of Anesthesiology American Board of Addiction Medicine ASCP- Board Certification Advanced Psychopharmacology American Board of Pain Medicine ABMS-Board Certification Pain Medicine Courtesy Associate Professor- University of Florida Fellowships: Advanced Interventional Pain Medicine and Addiction Medicine I’ve had pain injection procedures with Dr. Bailey soon after they didn’t work with Dr. Tavel.  Dr. Bailey took three times as much time as Dr. Tavel.  He managed my versed better, in intervals instead of all at once.  He took the time to find the nerve, let it heat up so I could notice it, then send a small pulse to make the muscle jump, then after all four were set up, burned the nerves.  It took six to eight weeks to heal.  But it worked this time.  I didn’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health/Nutrition, pharmaceuticals, Unexpectations

Scary Truths about Lipozene OTC

ShareTweet Over-the-counter Diet “Pill” Lipozene is all the rave, lately. The premise is it claims you are fat because of excess cortisol in your body.  What it doesn’t explain is that there are true medical reasons that you could have high levels of cortisol in your body. If Lipozene works for you, you probably are in desperate need of an endocrinologist. Your body produces cortisol through glands in the body , either because it is enlarged or even has a tumor on it. This makes using an over-the-counter product (mail order too) negative to your well being and health. I have not seen any of these warnings on the commercials I’ve seen about Lipozene.  I’ve seen more negative side-effects in commercials about pharmaceuticals than I have about this dangerous product that no one should risk their lives … Read entire article »

Filed under: diet, Featured, Health/Nutrition, Unexpectations, WLS

Yarn Bombing and Fibromyalgia

ShareTweet I was searching for the yarn bombed Dr Seuss I found via twitter the other day, but I couldn’t find it. In a search I found a yarn lover and fellow fibro blogger. I stole this graphic from I’m on My Way.  She yarn bombed her cane.  Wonderful idea. I’m going to do that as soon as possible. Great idea CC. Now this graphic explains exactly what I’m going through with the dessicated disc and arthritis on the side: … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health/Nutrition, Linky Love

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

Twins everywhere??

ShareTweet Okay.  I had my children very early in life and now that I’m slightly over fortyy, I’m thankful to my children for being so devout that they have not made me a grandmother, as it seems all my friends from one of my past lifetimes seem to have become. But what is with all the stars over 40 having twins?  They swear that they are not using fertility treatments but I’m calling big BS. Its just coincidental that they all are having them?  I. say. not. I always wanted to have twins. I had close stair steps and I think twins would have been easier.  Probably not. I once dated a guy who was A widower with 3 month old twins at home (and a two year old.) I was in love with his babies. He was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Rant, Unexpectations

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

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

Brain Blue Screen of Death

ShareTweet I think I’ve figured out why these accounts keep going down each month.  For some reason they was no monthly contract to pay for the hosting.  I’ve fixed that. My brain can’t seem to keep up. It is like the blue screen of death.  It hurts to think about it.  Come to think of it maybe all of these stressful things I haven’t figured out yet may be causing my daily headaches. Who knows? I wish life could be put into a tiny little box of things I could go through to fix all of the things my brain can’t keep up with. I read the first chapter of a great book, that a doctor gave to me, that explained why my brain doesn’t work like a computer.  I wish I knew what the … Read entire article »

Filed under: depression, 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

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

Identity Crisis

ShareTweet Could I have had an Identity Crises? Is an Identity Crisis what one experiences when they lose a parent?  Is losing someone you value, so much, so much to bear that one could lose the idea of their identity? Maybe, as my friend, said I was having an identity crisis, i finally felt like I knew what had been happening to me.  As the train rushed towards me and I jumped off the track.. Here I am. Here I am.  HERE I AM.   So many things are really going on..  And I promise to tell you about them.  A simple thing to share is my new friend, Roku ON My Roku this week: Lost 3:2 (Girlie is a new Lostee and I’m riding with her.) and Bones 1:4 (Temperance?  Seeley? Seriously?). Have you ever had an identity … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feeding the Needz, Inspiration, Stand For Something, Unexpectations

Laughing at my Bucket List

ShareTweet July 2010 and today are so drastically different. I can’t say I can come up with 100 things like that again and it was fun and sad to read. Most of my friends I planned to do things with I don’t even speak to anymore. #42 hits too personal to me. I chatted on FB with him, recently. He’s happily married and I doubt he’d ever take me to fulfill his promise. I was just over pleased he spoke to me and doesn’t hate me anymore. I hurt him tremendously as a very young girl. I’m sorry for all the pain I caused him and I hope he knows it. You never forget your first love.. Ron, you still amaze me. Strong and True. and that’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: family and friends, Feeding the Needz, Inspiration, Stand For Something

A Mixture of Emotional Breakdown Feelings – Latest Refills

ShareTweet The ice cream topping to my dessert of being pissed at my latest doctors appointment surfaced yesterday. In almost a way to control that I go to the doctor every month, my doctor doesn’t give me refills to any of my medications. They have a call-in, email, or fax system that I had  signed up for, at the first of the year. So imagine my surprise when one of my major medications was out and not called in. I waited til Monday, called the nurse, explained the situation, and then she called me back because I left CVS and their phone number on the recorder (the pharmacy that was required of me to have another drug, by contract, filled there, and they messed all those refills up, too,)  They said they only had … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health/Nutrition, Rant, Stand For Something, Unexpectations

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