Thursday, April 22, 2010

Birthday Loot

Howdy folks! Well, yet another year has bitten the dust in this old gals life but I am soooo looking forward to many more. :) Okay, as promised here are some pics of my birthday loot:Patherine gave me a whole box of goodies, including these lovely coasters.

She also gave me this lovely frame with an inspiration saying in it.

A closer look.

These adorable measuring spoons from Anthropologie were a lovely surprise!

I am a firm believer in buying something for yourself on your birthday. Or several somethings. ;)
So on a splurge to Charming Charlie this is what came home with me:

That gorgeous blue/green flower thingy is the cutest darn headband this side of the Mason/Dixon Line. I have been obsessing over white sunglasses and Ta da!.... don't know how they wound up in my shopping bag.

Monday the 12th was my actual 34th birthday (sobs quietly to herself) so my lovely friends met me at our local sushi haunt and presented me with these:

Elizabeth gave me a themed gift of Ferragamo shoe note cards and a DSW gift card, Charlie knows of my love of books so hence the B& N card. My friends Sam and Heather and Mark know I like wine and cocktails. I love this sparkling rose.

I wonder what they are trying to say?

Would you look at this bunch of loonies?

Thanks for an amazing birthday dear friends!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Post to come

I had a little birthday this Monday which has kept me very busy for the past several days. :) But I will update soon with some pics of my bday loot. Squeeeeeee!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Positive Affirmations

How's life and stuff? Good... good. Well, I wanted to take a moment to talk about a subject that is near and dear to me.... affirmations. It's no secret that I struggle with self esteem, feeling good enough and in general loving myself. Hello? That's why I have a weight problem. Protecting myself much? And since I am still unable to afford insurance at the moment going to speak to a qualified person is out of my budget. So I turned to the person I have been turning to for years now, Louise Hay. If you are not familiar with this amazing woman please check her out.

I have usually "done" affirmations willy nilly in the past. However this time my discipline has been more focused. I am actually doing the mirror work that is required when you first start. Mirror work is when you sit in front of a mirror or hold one up to your face and speak the positive affirmations that you want to be true in your life....even if you don't believe it. There is something very powerful about looking into your own eyes and telling yourself that you love you just as you are. You do feel silly and fake at first but once you really dig deep that's when the emotions come up and the powerful changes begin to occur. Man, I should do commercials for this lady.. I sound like a salesman. ;)

So that's what I have been doing. You know what the cool thing is? I have started saying them all throughout the day. Whenever I catch myself thinking something negative I follow the thought up with a positive affirmation. The subjects may not even be related but that's okay as long as I am thinking something that puts me in a more positive frame of mind. Give it a try, see if it works for you.

I am willing to change
I am loving and lovable and I find love everywhere
I am one with the power that created me and this power has given me the power to create my own circumstances
I listen with love to my bodies messages

I love and approve of myself
I love and approve of myself
I love and approve of myself......

Chico, Border Collie Extraordinaire

I thought it about time I posted a picture of the cutest schmoopy in the world... or at least in my world.
Check out his hypnotic blue eye.... look into his eye.... listen to the soothing sound of my voice... you are getting sleepy... sleepy....