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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Show Off Monday #2


I was having trouble finding something to brag about today, until Saturday came along....

Right there, on the soccer field, on what it felt like 350 degrees...I saw my Husband of 19 years coaching his soccer team, just like I've seen him do it every week end for the last 12 years...

To say that soccer is his passion, is an understatement...

When I see him with the team, before or after a game, I can see him glow.

I know that the kids and Parents love him not only because they always have winning seasons....they love him because he believes in positive coaching and team spirit...they admire him because
he knows how to bring out the best in each one of those teenage girls!



and that's why I'm "bragging" about my husband the Coach today...because after a stressful week at his "real" job, he has the power of letting everything go and show his team that positive attitude and team work always pays off...


Yes, I did it!! I picked a great guy to share my life with and I'm proudly bragging about it!
I love him and I'm so proud and thankful for all he does for our family!
He is the kind of guy I wish my son will grow up to be, and the kind of man my daughter will hopefully bring home some day.

If you have been inspired to "brag" about something in your life...accomplishments, new creations, a new souffle recipe that never fails or finally finishing a project...
include your link in the Mr. Linky gadget below, we would love to give you an extra pat on the back!


THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW CLOSED.
THANK YOU TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED...HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL NEXT MONDAY!!


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mom...you are weird!!!

That's what my kids always say about me. Why?
Well, because....

I don't text...
If we are close enough for you to have my phone #, we are close enough to talk to each other on the phone.


I don't like shopping, unless is for shoes....
No need to undress, they always fit and I don't have to worry if it makes my butt big!


I like vintage furniture...
Too many reasons to list why...


I don't like spas...
Just doesn't sound appealing to me...Give me some glitter, some paper and vintage findings and I'm a happy, relaxed clam!!


When I really think about the things that make me weird on my teenagers' eyes, I feel pretty good...It could be sooo much worse!! Don't you think?

My Parents didn't know about spas, or shopping at the mall, they liked new furniture and texting...well, let's not even go there!!!...and somehow for a long time I also thought they were weird!!!


"There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age! I missed it coming and going"
~J.B. Priestly~

PS: Please feel free to use the images on this post on your own artwork.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Show Off Monday...


Welcome to "Show Off Monday", a kind of "Show and Tell" activity where you can "brag" about your accomplishments and where participants will help you start your week with an extra pat on the back!

I wrote many times about my conflicting love affair with digital graphics...a definitely Love-Hate relationship I've been having with my computer...Love because it amazes me that I've been able to come up with some decent work.
Hate because to make one piece takes me forever!!!!

Nevertheless, I have tackled the design of our new website...Yikes!!...
HTML,
Tags,
body,
head,
<>,
Composer,
Editor...

Headaches!!!!!
My friend Mary, clarified some words for me and taught me some basic steps.
You can check my progress here:
www.niceandeasyantiques.com

But before you check it, let me tell you...

I'm far from being done,
I'm really far from understanding the whole thing,
but I'm extremely far from quitting...
And for that...
I say:
"I did it, I tackled it and I'm proudly bragging about it!"

Now, I just want to know what you have tackled lately so don't forget to sign up using the
Mr. Linky gadget below...
We know you want to brag, we know you want the extra pat and we are all willing to give it to you!!...
Aren't we???
XOXO,






Thursday, August 20, 2009

How to....

I received some emails asking for a little more directions regarding our "Show Off Monday" activity...

This is how it works...


You write a post on your own blog about something you would like to share with us:
(it could be a new product you developed...new merchandise in your Etsy store...the beautiful pink chair you just re-upholstered...etc, etc, etc) I'm sure there is something you want to "brag" about!

Don't forget to add pictures...

...and mention that you are participating on "Show Off Monday"...
If you can add this button to your post, Super!

Remember to come back here on Monday morning (or Sunday night, if you leave your home early in the morning) and I'll have a spot for you to write your name and blog address.

One last thing: visit the other participants and leave comments...we all love to receive words of encouragement and support!

If you have any other questions, please contact me and I'll do my best to answer them.
I can't wait to see all your "bragging" material!
See you then!



Monday, August 17, 2009

Showing off...

Remember "Show and Tell" days?
Remember how proud you felt telling your classmates about your accomplishments...
showing them your softball trophies, dance shoes...
...your lizard pet?

Well, that was my inspiration for our Mondays activity.
Every Monday, you will be able to participate in

"Show Off Monday"


Because...

Who doesn't like to start the week with a great sense of accomplishment?...
With an extra pat on the back?

Stop by every Monday (or Sunday night!) and link to us using Mr. Linky.
You can show us your new art piece, your last sewing creation, the room you just redecorated.
You can proudly announce the opening of your new shop or website...anything and everything you feel like "bragging" about!
Coming Monday, you can be a "Show Off"!

If you decide to be a "Show Off Girl" ..or Boy...feel free to grab the "Show Off Button" from this post and post it on your own blog. Have friends with some "Show Off" potential? Invite them!
The more "braggers", the better!!

Hope to see you all here next Monday ready to "Show Off"!

"Bragging may not bring happiness,
but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley"
~Author Unknown~





Sunday, August 16, 2009

A helping hand...

Today's post is a very special one because it gives us the chance to help someone in need....

Maryn Cella, a precious three year old girl, is in the fight of her life battling Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a rapidly growing cancerous brain tumor. Her family and friends are trying to raise funds for her treatment at the Burzynski Clinic in Houston.

One of our Members, Molly from Fleur de Bee, is generously donating 100% of all the proceeds from her Etsy Store to this cause. So far, Molly has been able to donate $472.00...YEAH!!!! ...but we can all help her to raise a lot more!
You can visit the Fleur de Bee Etsy store and make a small purchase (items for sale start at $5.00) knowing that your money is helping a family during a very hard time...

You can also visit her blog to read more about her fund raising or visit Maryn's site to learn about this little girl's fight.

Thank you so much for all your help and prayers and thank you so much Molly for giving us the opportunity to help!
Please feel free to post about this on your own blog as every Soldier counts in the fight against Cancer !



"We can do no great things, only small things with great love"
~Mother Teresa~




Saturday, August 15, 2009

Time to play...

I was feeling like this....

...can you relate? I'm sure some of you can!

Decisions had to be made...

...and it was not easy to make everything fall in place...

But now that it's all done and I'm enjoying my "Retail Retirement" (I closed the retail store my Sister and I owned)...I'll have a lot more time to be inspired and create.
That means I will also have more time to dedicate to this blog that I enjoy so much...

And after thinking for a long, long time...

...I think I got a fun activity for us to do every week...

No!!!! No that!!! I said FUN, people!!

But for details... you will have to wait until next Tuesday...

If you are willing to play, promote your art, your store and love to visit inspiring blogs, meet me here on Tuesday and I'll tell you everything about it!!

Have a wonderful weekend full of glittered surprises!!