Thursday, September 23, 2010

Yard Sale

Please share this with all of your friends.

I am having a HUGE yard sale this weekend!

Military family that will be moving and needs to downsize. Items include home decor, books, clothes, toys, household items and more.

All prices negotiable. Come make me an offer, I want to sell it all!

Friday, September 24 AND Saturday, September 25 from 7 am - UNTIL...

4833 Texas Ave, Norfolk, Va. 23513

I also have a NEW Stamina CPS 9200 spin bike for sale - $250.00

A HUGE 54 X 43 animal print picture for - $200.00

And a big, hand made wooden doll house - $40

I have pictures available of the three items listed above if you are interested.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I recently began a journey of Love in my art journal. "Art Journal Love Letters" is a workshop created by Connie Hosvicka at Dirty Foot Prints Studio. I have already learned so much, but I still have so much to learn.

Connie recently announced that she will be discontinuing Art Journal Love Letters in order to open up bright new windows of opportunity for her students. Her newest project is the colaborative effort of 21 different artists, all with skill, talent and imagination. "21 Secrets" officially begins Ocotber 1, 2010 and will only be available through the end of the year.

I REALLY want to take this workshop!

Effy Wild, one of my favorite people, will be teaching one of the classes in the workshop. She always has a way of making me see something in myself I didn't know was there. Her class is designed to help artists see inside their souls and bring it to life in their journal. I have not yet been able to open up in my journal and I desperately want to be able to. This class is a MUST for me.

Paula Phillips' class is centered around doors and windows that will help hide the secrets with-in or accentuate a something special. This will also help make my art journal more interactive and give me a place to store special memories and momentos.

Connie Hosvicka, herself will be teaching one of the classes that will help me the most. Connie is all about teaching artists to be FEARLESS in their art. Her class will focus on getting your ideas out of your head and onto the page without holding back. I have a major problem with holding back and can use all of the coaxing I can get!

I not only WANT to take this workshop, I NEED to take it. I WANT to learn as many techniques as I can. I WANT to play in my art journal and make a mess and be OK with the messy. I NEED to break free and explore my inner most thoughts, feelings, secrets and fears.

Go to Connie's website and have a look around. To learn more about "21 Secrets" including who all 21 artists/teachers will be, follow this link:

Once at the site, you can sign up to take the class and you can sign me up to take it with you! :D

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Things to come...

I want to be able to make my own hours, choose who I work with, help people change their lives and in the process, contribute to the family income.

I want to help women achieve their goals. I want to help them overcome obstacles. I want them to learn to express themselves in a healthy, empowering manner. I want to help them be the best they can be. I want them to have a safe place to talk openly about their struggles while finding support from others who stand on common ground. I want a community.

I have a plan.

I am in the process of developing this community. It will combine healthy lifestyle choices with healing creativity. It will be the meeting place of like minded individuals to encourage, praise and support one another. It will be a place of success stories and moral support. It will be a place to celebrate victories both big and small. It will be a place of change, and growth.

I have a goal, an idea. I can see it in my mind. I can feel the buzz of accomplishment. I can see it coming to life and a good life it will be.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Need vs Want

I NEED to have a yard sale. I have had all the left over stuff from my last yard sale all boxed up and sitting in the corner in my living room ALL summer.I was in Bahrain for two months and I have no furniture (because I sold most of at the last yard sale) so that hasn't been a big deal, until now.

I need the money a yard sale would bring. I have a LOT of unexpected bills for the house thanks to the collapsed ceiling in my bed room. We also spent alot of money to get me to Bahrain. Not to mention shopping while I was there, the trip home, getting the kitten home and then restocking the groceries and gas tank once I returned to the states.

I feel the STRONG need to purge.While living in Bahrain I realized how much CRAP we have and how little of it we truly need. Less is more.

But here's the thing... I don't WANT to have a yard sale. I don't want the HASSLE of a yard sale. I would much rather drop all of this stuff off at Mystic Moon for donations and be done with it. That is what I USUALLY do after a yard sale anyway, but this time I had enough left overs for another big yard sale so I decided to keep it and try one more time before donating.

I would much rather take the 'easy' road right now. I have enough complications as it is and I just want this one thing to be done and over with. I am battling with myself over this. Should I just do what I need to, and have a yard sale next weekend or, do I load up the little blue toaster, clear the clutter and help out someone in need.

Having said all of this, I know myself and I know I will do what is NEEDED. I know I will suck it up and have the yard sale. I know I will lug all of this stuff in and out again for two to three days in a row and I know that I will make some much needed money. But I REEEEEEally don't WANT to.