Monday, April 26, 2010


Hello all! Hope your day is starting out just beautiful! The morning is lovely, so peaceful and quiet, a perfect time to sit and share with you.

My time in the Word, prayer, family, sharing with others, my home, quiet time, my writing, my little shop are all near and dear to my heart. Finding and keeping balance is not an easy thing to do and takes lots of work.:o) Determined this year to make it happen has meant for a happier me.

Now almost five months into the new year I am reaping the benefits of finding that happy medium:o) Becky at Hospitality Lane has a beautiful post titled "Climb With Me". Oh my what an inspirational and beautiful post Dear Becky. She speaks of reaching beyond our comfort zone. Meeting and taking new challenges head on. She also reminds us that with God meeting these challenges are surely possible.

I tell you dear friends, I simply do not know what I would do without the love, wisdom, and guidance of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is my best friend!:o) I do not think a day goes by without sharing His goodness with someone. When you find a treasure it is hard to keep quiet.:o)

So if you do not find me here as often, or my visits a little less few. It in no way means I am not thinking of you but will most certainly be back this way soon.:o) One could never go to long without visiting a friend.:o) Enjoy a awesome week my friends.

Drop by and see the new vintage jewels at the my Cri Jewelry Designs Blog, they are beautiful and would love to know what you think!:o)



Friday, April 16, 2010


Taking a moment to wish each of you a most lovely weekend. This weekend will be a busy one in the studio taking photos of my latest jewelry designs. I also plan to try and get a little knitting in. Oh how I miss my knitting so. I have some lovely new yarn that is calling my name.:o) My yarn, a cup of tea and some beautiful music, simply divine.

I am also in the process of making preparations for a lovely giveaway. I hope to be ready quite soon. It is to celebrate three years of blogging which took place in March. I cannot believe I have been sharing here three years, and three wonderful years I must say.:o) I cannot begin to share with you what my time here with each of you means to me, something special indeed.

Enjoy your weekend my friends and a beautiful week to follow. Chat with you soon.

Every New Day
Is A Gift
That's Why They Call It
The Present.

C. Olsen



Sunday, April 11, 2010

Slow Dance......

Hello dear friends! I hope yours was a beautiful weekend a weekend that left you refreshed and ready to take on the week ahead. It was indeed a beautiful one for Honey and me. A weekend of simply relaxing and relaxing some more. No chores or work of any kind.....lazy days.:o)

Saturday afternoon we packed up the car and headed north returning in the wee hours of the morning. Time just seem to fly, but they say that's exactly what happens when you're having fun!:o) The ocean beautiful, the skies so blue, the weather amazing day.

I wanted to share a few pics with you Honey captured Sunday afternoon. This area is called La Jolla Cove and oh how beautiful it is! At the end of a very long day Honey and I often drive to the Cove simply to enjoy the cool ocean breezes and listen to the beautiful sounds made as the waves gently hit the shore, beautiful indeed.

Sweet little baby gull his or her down is not yet white as that of the adult gull. I love the feet, so cute.:o)

The tide was out revealing beautiful rocks that are unseen during high tide.

Even the green of algae is beautiful! A deep forest green, it amazing how it grows on the rocks.

An adult gull enjoying the beauty of the ocean as she looks out over the water. With feathers that beautiful she has to be a girl right.:o)

There seem to be more hues of a very pretty blue green in the waters Sunday with areas of deep ocean blue, so lovely.

The weekend was indeed a lovely one, amazing what a few "lazy days" can do.:o) Enjoy a beautiful week my friends.


Have you ever watched kids
on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last

Do you run through each day
On the fly
When you ask "How are you?"
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done,
do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
running through your head?

You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast

Time is short
The music won't last

Ever told a child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
'Cause you never had time
To call and say "Hi"?

You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast

Time is short
The music won't last

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....Thrown away...

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower

Hear the music
Before the song is over.

David L. Weatherford



Monday, April 5, 2010

A Little Note.....

Artist: Josephine Wall

Hello all! I hope each of you enjoyed a most lovely Easter Sunday. Our family enjoyed a lovely day. The earthquake most certainly did shake our nerves a bit, but all is well.

A busy day in the studio today, but I most certainly will be back later in the week to say hello.:o) Take care my friends and chat with you soon.



Friday, April 2, 2010

He Is Risen!!

He Is Risen! And now sits at the right hand side of His Father. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords and lives now and forever more. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Resurrection Sunday as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Enjoy a lovely weekend my friends.

He Is Risen

Matthew 28: 1-8 (NKJV)