Be honest about what’s right, as well as what needs to be changed.
Be honest about what you want to achieve and who you want to become.
Be honest with every aspect of your life, always.
Because you are the one person you can forever count on.
Search your soul, for the truth, so that you truly know who you are.
Once you do, you’ll have a better understanding of where you are now and how you got here,
and you’ll be better equipped to identify where you want to go and how to get there.
It was a year ago when I first started posting these snippets of wisdom.
Time to revisit them again and reaffirm their meaning.
Summer… Summer… Summer…
Now August is upon us.
I have been busy with a steady stream of visitors to my home via Air B and B what a great experience.
Now I am preparing for my annual Studio show mid August and hope to have a fantastic turn out just like last year.
Easter is upon us.
I always remembered the egg dyeing when I was a kid … WOW WHAT A MESS… Bless my mother for putting up with us creating this ANNUAL TRASHING OF THE KITCHEN.
Now that I am an Adult and really wasn’t blessed with kids of my own, I always borrowed few from my friends to carry on this ANNUAL TRASHING OF THE KITCHEN.
Then I discovered eggs that already come out colored from chickens… BRILLIANCE…
So this year I am going to dye a few eggs using natural dyes……
Here is the preferred method for using natural dyes:
Place the eggs in a single layer in a pan. Add water until the eggs are covered.
Add approximately one teaspoon of vinegar.
Add the natural dye. Use more dye material for more eggs or for a more intense color.
Bring water to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
If you are pleased with the color, remove the eggs from the liquid.
If you want more intensely colored eggs, temporarily remove the eggs from the liquid. Strain the dye through a coffee filter (unless you want speckled eggs). Cover the eggs with the filtered dye and let them remain in the refrigerator overnight.
Naturally-colored eggs will not be glossy, but if you want a shiny appearance you can rub a bit of cooking oil onto the eggs once they are dry.
You can use fresh and frozen berries as ‘paints’, too. Simply crush the berries against dry boiled eggs. Try coloring on the eggs with crayons or wax pencils before boiling and dyeing them. Happy Easter!
Here are a few suggestions:
||Small Quantity of Purple Grape Juice
Violet Blossoms plus 2 tsp Lemon Juice
Red Zinger Tea
Small Quantity of Red Onions Skins (boiled)
Red Cabbage Leaves (boiled)
Purple Grape Juice
||Spinach Leaves (boiled)
||Yellow Delicious Apple Peels (boiled)
||Orange or Lemon Peels (boiled)
Carrot Tops (boiled)
Celery Seed (boiled)
Ground Cumin (boiled)
Ground Turmeric (boiled)
Black Walnut Shells (boiled)
||Yellow Onion Skins (boiled)
Cranberries or Juice
Red Grape Juice
Juice from Pickled Beets
||Lots of Red Onions Skins (boiled)
Canned Cherries with Juice
I have been so busy the past few weeks preparing for a trunk show of my hand bags.
I finally got it all packed and sent off to Dallas,TX. I am very excited in this huge step forward in the development of my brand.
Have a great weekend!
If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow that person to be your friend?The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.
You must love who you are or no one else will.
ENJOY THE DAY !
Start making your own happiness a priority.
Your needs matter.
If you don’t value yourself, look out for yourself, and stick up for yourself, you’re sabotaging yourself.
Remember, it IS possible to take care of your own needs while simultaneously caring for those around you. And once your needs are met, you will likely be far more capable of helping those who need you most.
Start noticing what you like about others and tell them.
Having an appreciation for how amazing the people around you are leads to good places – productive, fulfilling, peaceful places. So be happy for those who are making progress. Cheer for their victories. Be thankful for their blessings, openly. What goes around comes around, and sooner or later the people you’re cheering for will start cheering for you.