Saturday, January 17, 2009


FREE...this four letter word we all like to hear or see, something for nothing. Free, gives you an adrenaline rush. Watching TV, you hear Free, you reach for the pen and paper. Free always somehow gets your attention. It still gets mine.

This is what I've learned about Free Nothing is Free. It cost us something. It cost us shipping and or handling if not both, but remember, the product is Free. Well if it's Free why do I have to pay for shipping or handling.

When you receive the item, you have to go to your mail box or the post office to get it. That cost you time and money, gas if you drive. Maybe you don't, so you walk, walking is good for you, if the weather permits, or bus fare if you travel that way.

I can't think of a thing that is FREE. It cost something, you have to exert some form of energy to get whatever the promise of Free entails, so I'm going to share today some Free things with you.

Got a website you want to submit, try Freewebsubmission, now let me warn you, your email box will be bombarded with confirmation mail, takes time and time is money and time you probably could devote to something else, but it's FREE.

Then there is this new site that promises to give MySpace, Facebook and other's a run for their money in the near future, but you have to sign-up, Me2everyone, you get a 1000 shares FREE for signing up and getting in on the ground floor.

Last but not least, here's a networking site that can give you groups and contacts galore. Iseecolor, at this moment they are boasting 137538 members and growing, you'll find me there, 'Hooks and needles' that's me. They have business groups, MLM groups, knitting and crocheting groups, zodiac clubs, on and on and Free advertising. Look out that word FREE again, your email box will runneth over.

This basically explains why my house is still unpacking itself. I look at it and it looks back. Well, like Scarlett, tomorrow is another day and I'll think about it then, for today FREE has been driving me crazy.

Until next time choose your FREE, for time is precious and once gone you can't get it back.


Monday, January 12, 2009

The Art Of.....

The art of doing something and doing nothing. The art of doing everything and accomplishing nothing. That has been me for the past few months. I moved into a new home this past November, the 15th to be exact and all I've managed to do is basically nothing.

I know I shouldn't be hard on myself, moving is such a large chore, but I don't have any help. Sure there are the kids, they get in the way. Then there's the man and he's in the way too.

Everybody wants to help but no one understands, I don't have a clue. I did do the most important things, I got the bedroom together the first night and slept like a baby, that's when I knew I was home.

I got the kitchen pretty much together, Thanksgiving coming, I had to cook but I'm still trying to figure out where everything goes or should be. The plates, china and seasonings were easy, but what's up with the pots. Some would say I need to downsize, that is until dinner time.

Here's a pic of my new home...

We love the peace and the quiet and the neighbors are nice and the schools are great. The kids actually get up to go without alarms. Now if I could only get some order and back into my creative routine that would be great.

I decided to take a break today from arranging a house, which is all in my mind and join my friends and collegues on Etsy, I needed to catch up and reach out. Get back in the swing of things.

Here are a few of the great things I found and want to share. These are great cards from a very talented person, ones I'd buy and keep, couldn't give away, take a look and please visit her shop for more great items. These are just a few of my favorites by Kitty Kat Kards and just in time for Valentine's Day. Shop early.

If you're in the mood for some delicious soaps Bubbles Up By Bethie B is the place to go. Her soaps will make you hungry for more and I find the humor is teasing the kids and some adults too.

My late husband would have been a sucker for these....and ooohhhhhh to wash out the kids mouths : ), yes we had fun. We had a sense of humor, he believed in laughter and play.

I'll try not to stay away so long, now that I've moved and pretty much settled in, I'll be sharing a little more.

This, I found time to do while sitting in a chair in my bedroom, watching nice!

You know you can find me at New Day Crochet.

Love You Guys, be good and please have a Joyous New Year everyday. Remember what ever it is, ' This too, shall past.'

Fond Regards,