Handmade Greetings

I've been having fun making handmade cards lately. It really gives a present an extra special touch when you give something handmade. I listed this card as well as a few others on Ebay. If they don't sell there in a week they will be on my Etsy!

It's not too early to think about your man for Father's Day either. wink. wink.


Freedom isn't Free

This is my favorite poem and I don't even know the author.

Wish You Were Here

For all the free people that still protest.
You are welcome. We protect you and you're protected by the best.
Your voice is strong and loud.
But who will fight for you? No one standing in your crowd.
We are your fathers, brothers, and sons.
Wearing the boots and carrying guns.
We are the one that leave all we own.
To make sure your future is carved in stones.
We are the ones who fight and die.
We might not be able to save the world... well, at least we try.
We walk the paths to where we are at.
And we want no choice other than that.
So when you rally your group to complain.
Take a look in the back of your brain.
In order to fly that flag you love to fly,
Wars must be fought and young men must die.
We came here to fight for ones we hold dear.
If that's not respected, we would rather stay here.
So please stop yelling, put down your signs,
And pray for those behind enemy lines.
When the conflict is over and all is well,
Be thankful that we chose to go through hell.

Let's say thank you and a prayer for the troops today!


There's No Place Like It...

Back from our trip! It was eye opening in many ways and different than I expected. Seeing the monuments the Greeks and Romans created so long ago that are still standing today is unbelievable. You read about these things in school but until you are standing next to them I don't think it really sinks in. We spent more time in Greece than Italy. The first pictures are snap shots of a very tiny little village of houses hidden in the middle of the giant city of Athens. It was breathtakingly beautiful in ways you don't usually see here in America. As a whole it is a very poor country lacking many modern luxuries we experience here. The beauty and happiness of the people there just proves something Americans don't often realize; there can be beauty and happiness without lots of money and fancy things. At the same time it made me all the more greatful for everyday luxuries like toilet seats and bath tubs. An unforgetable in trip in ways I would have never forseen.


To Italy We Go!

I am just one very long plane ride away from being in Itay! I am lucky enough to be traveling to Rome and Greece with my sister. We leave tomorrow afternoon. Needless to say I will be away from the internet for 10 days and will miss reading blogs dearly. I plan to take lots and lots of photos and promise to upload them to flicker upon my return. Miss you! <3


re-discovered, re-loved

I have a special place in my heart for your grandma's jewelry. Garage sale season is my favorite, although it is hard to beat goodwill's all year around convince. I have been finally making time to create and jewelry has caught my fancy lately. Re-creating new pieces from old, so please do check out my etsy for new additions.
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