Saturday, February 27, 2010

.....finding the words

MISSING SINCE THURSDAY

do you ever feel as if you cannot find the words for prayers that are so badly needed?
i am struggling with that today.
i am struggling to find the words to help bring this lovely soul safely back into the arms of her parents.

i am asking all of you, whatever your beliefs may be, to PLEASE pray for Chelsea and her family. Chelsea is our cousins niece and has been missing since Thursday.

thank you.

i have said this before...
and i always mean it when i say it...
although tonight it may have more bearing...
hold those you love closely.

xxoo

Friday, February 26, 2010

FOTO FRIDAY

This is what Friday looked like for me.........
Almond trees in bloom...closest thing we get to "snow on our trees"
love this book...very inspiring
painting i started...."life is better with company". don't ya think?!?
gettin ready for the 10 year old sleepover
snacks and little gifts
the girls after getting their make-up done (they looked beautiful...but prettier without!)
sister love
friend love
an "american idol" in the making
they called themselves..."the sisterhood"
make a wish

today was about peace, love and happiness!!

this mama bear is tired....gonna be a LONG night, i'm afraid!!

how was your friday??? xoxoxo

Thursday, February 25, 2010

...SHE'S 10!!!!!

My Dearest Sophia,

Ten years ago today I had one of THEE most amazing experiences of my life. A moment, if possible, I would happily relive over and over and over again.

A very tender soul wiggled her way into this crazy world of ours, and in an instant, made it a better and brighter place.

I remember the first time you and I locked eyes.
I said to myself..."this is an old soul" even though you were opening your eyes for the very first time. I knew there was wisdom inside of you that was well beyond your age in numbers. You have proven me right time and time again in these last 10 years with the compassion and concern you have for others...for your family, for your friends and for complete strangers. I strive to be more like you in those ways. You teach me so much as we are on this mother/daughter journey together. Thank you.

Thank you for being a light to anyone that knows you.
Thank you for the love and compassion that comes so naturally.
Thank you for truly caring to "do the right thing".
Thank you for being a good sister and friend.
Thank you for the hugs you give me first thing every morning when you see me...no words are exchanged, you just walk to me with your arms open wide. (this, my precious, is one of the absolute best parts of my day).
Thank you for simply being..."good"...in the grandest sense of the word.

I am better for knowing you.
I am better for loving you. (and boy oh boy...do i love you!!!)
I am better for being your mom.

Happy, Happy 10th birthday to you Boo!!!

I love you as wide as the sky and as deep as the sea...ALWAYS!!!!

mom

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

SAY WHAAAAAAAT WEDNESDAY?? VLOG AND A SPECIAL NECKLACE

videoDON'T FORGET TO PAUSE MY PLAYLIST FIRST!! SOMEDAY I WILL FIGURE OUT HOW TO NOT HAVE IT AUTOMATICALLY PLAY!!!

HERE IS A LINK TO KELLY'S WEBSITE....GO VISIT HER!!!! HAPPY HAPPY WEDNESDAY AND THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR RESPONSES...OH AND HERE IS THE BOOK THAT SPARKED MY CREATIVE BUG!!


Monday, February 22, 2010

monday music inspiration video by ME!


so i decided to try something a little different this Monday and post a "photo montaj" to my music choice for this fine Monday! i hope you guys enjoy!!!

The song is "Everyday" by the BoDeans...it's a good one!!! Please pause playlist before you hit "play" on the video so you can enjoy the song!!!
video"YES I KNOW THAT IT'S ONLY LOVE THAT GETS YOU THROUGH!!!!"

HAPPY HAPPY MONDAY - love to all of you and thank you SO much for stopping by and visiting me...your comments mean SO much!
xoxoxo

Friday, February 19, 2010

FOTO FRIDAY

SENDING OUT A LOVE PACKAGE VIA SOME HEARTWINGS!
CRAZY 1ST GRADERS (MINE WOULD BE IN THE MIDDLE!!!)
PAINTING...CREATING...
HIDING LITTLE MORSELS OF GOODNESS
AND THE OBVIOUS.....EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE!!!

SO...
TELL ME....
WHAT DOES YOUR FRIDAY LOOK LIKE?? COME PLAY ALONG WITH ME...

XOXOXO

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

SAY WHAAAAAAAT WEDNESDAY?

hump day!! hump day!!
so in sticking with last week's question...i must be fair and ask the obvious...

who is your all time favorite hollywood hunk...and why??

i have to admit it was pretty tough for me to choose just one....i mean, we have the dapper and suave cary, the ever so sexy clint, the rugged laid back jeff, the uber talented jack, and the young hot bradley cooper (had to throw him in...)

so...after giving it some thought, i just HAD to pick the rugged, laid back DUDE himself...Jeff Bridges. He has endless talent, gorgeous blue eyes (and i am clearly a SUCKER for that), and a very sexy voice. Plus he has been married for 32 years and is a papa to three girls! I highly recommend seeing his amazing effortless performance as Bad Blake in this movie. (there's some pretty good music in in too)!

other than that I have been working on a new series of paintings....here is one from my "HeartWingSisters Angels"...i think she would look so cute hung in a little girls room or propped on her book shelf amongst her dollies and teddy bears! she will be going up in my etsy shop once i am up and running... hopefully within the next month!!

well...i hope this lovely wednesday is treating you all well....and please, please share with me your favorite hollywood hunk!! would LOVE to know!

Monday, February 15, 2010

MONDAY MUSIC INSPIRATION

I HAVE MAD LOVE FOR THIS SEXY BLUE EYED MAN

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PAUSE MY PLAYLIST BEFORE PLAYING!

Okay I have had a mad crush on Joshua Radin for years...i chose this song because i felt it appropriate for the day after LOVE DAY...he is such a talent....one that I feel is very much so underrated.

There is a lyric in this song that i can relate to 100% in regard to the relationship i share with my amazing husband.
i know he was the one i was always waiting for.
i know he is the reason i went through all the hardships of my first marriage.
i know God was preparing me for what was to come in this partnership i now share.
i know i am SO fortunate to be married to my best friend and someone... as Joshua so eloquently put....

"You looked right through me
When there was no one else
I sat beside you and became myself
Today... "

my husband brought me to me....and i cannot put into words what that means.

i guess i am feeling extra loved today and wanted to share it with all of you!!

xoxox happy happy Monday

Friday, February 12, 2010

LOVE

LOVE

with

all

you

have...and with all that you are!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SAY WHAAAAAAAT WEDNESDAY?

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HUMP DAY ONE AND ALL!!!

so my question for today's "say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat wednedsay" is this:

who is your all time favorite hollywood starlet and why???

i would have to say mine is Annette Bening.
she epitomizes the essence of a woman to me.
she is classy, elegant, witty, beautiful, intelligent...and timeless! love her!! plus, she is a pretty darn good actress!! (and has a sexy hubby!!)

i also wanted to thank everyone for their answers and support of my vlog i did last wednesday! i loved hearing about retreats others have went on, etc.... i had fun posting a video and will probably be doing some more!!

so come play...who's your fav?!?!
happy happy day and wishing all of my friends and family throughout the midwest and east coasts to be safe and stay warm...huddle close to those you love!!!

xxooxxoo sending loves!


Monday, February 8, 2010

MONDAY MUSIC INSPIRATION & WKND BITS

( Valentine Inspired HeartWingSister...pretty happy with how she turned out. I had her made into mini valentine cards)

Happy Monday everyone!!! Today's Monday Music Inspiration is this song...my sister Kelli chose this one for today! Great, great song! Hope you all enjoy!

Here are the lyrics... "Is there a better bet than love? What you are is what you breathe. You gotta cry before you sing."

so here are some little snapshots of my weekend....

this is my lovely "cankle" after i took a spill down our steps. note to self and to others out there...do not attempt to walk down steps in the pitch dark after a glass or two of vino....THIS COULD BE THE END RESULT!
my 3 sweet girls found these heart rocks on their beach walk yesterday....they thought i needed some extra love! i believe today is day 8 of my dear friend Chrissy's heart experiment. and then....the BEST thing...
this sweet surprise photo came to me from my dear, dear friend kelly. i asked her to make one of my paintings into a pendant and "always got your back" was the one she did. i LOVE it so much and it made my really crappy day much more beautiful and bright!

thank you SO much sweet kelly. i truly feel she is a kindred spirit to me and i absolutely positively adore her! The other pendant is one of her gor-juss goddesses...such beautiful work! She is a true goddess herself so go visit her!! she has some really beautiful jewelry and paintings and you cannot help but love her blog and what she has to say! she always makes me smile!!

happy monday friends!! loves to you! xoxoxoxo

Saturday, February 6, 2010

REMEMBER WHEN...AND A HEART FIND

Remember when you went to your first high school dance??? well...even though it was quite some time ago for me...i remember it like it was yesterday.
i remember the dress i wore. i remember the way i wore my hair. i remember the perfume i put on. but what i mostly remember is HOW MUCH FUN it was!! my oldest Mackenzie experienced her first high school dance last weekend and had a blast!! this is her and i before her date arrived!
Kenzie and her beautiful girlfriends!
it was a masquerade theme....i can't tell you how much i wanted to be 15 again!!!
so, keeping in check with my heart finds....this sweet little couple showed up in my mail earlier this week from this gorgeous, cool as can be mama! i love these little hearts so much!! and i love even more that they came to my mailbox sealed with love and an awesome mix CD that i am playing over and over again!!! Thank you baby girl!!

how are you all doing on your heart hunt? happy happy saturday!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

SAY WHAAAAAAAT WEDNESDAY?? VLOG!! EEEEEEEEK!

SORRY....YOU WILL HAVE TO PAUSE MY PLAYLIST TO HEAR WHAT I AM SAYING!!!!
HOPE YOU GUYS ENJOY AS IT WAS KINDA AWKWARD!

video

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

DAY TWO...HEART EXPERIMENT PARTICPATION

(my girls and i found this sweet little heart resting at the beach in carpinteria, cali)
i am happily taking part in a sweet little heart experiment 
this dear friend of mine posed to us!  
so...


go now and look for some hearts and while you are at it...
listen to this song!!!!  It is guaranteed to make you move and groove.....i HEART it!!  come play with all of us who are participating!!


after all...it's good for the heart!!!!  ; )    (sorry...couldn't resist!!)

Monday, February 1, 2010

MONDAY MUSIC INSPIRATION & A FRIENDS HEART EXPERIMENT...

HAPPY MONDAY!  
















here is my inspiration for our first day of February, 2010.  this is the only version i could find since this song hasn't been released as a single although it is my favorite on this album.  I was so happy to see them get some recognition last night at the Grammys!!  


here are the lyrics...


"We'll end up hand in hand
somewhere down on the sand
just me and you."


of course i love how they incorporate a little Van Morrison in there!  


take a listen...hope you like it!


thought i would share a painting i did for my sisters as a gift...i had some prints made up for both of them to hopefully frame and hang somewhere in their house.  i really enjoyed doing this as they inspire me...they are great mamas, great wives and they both work very hard!  


also...i am taking part in an experiment this amazing, lovely friend of mine posed today on her blog...all about hearts!!!


as everyone can tell from my blog name and the girls i paint...i, too, have a passion for hearts.


so today when i woke up and as i was sitting going pee (yes...i said it!)...i noticed a heart camouflaged in the tile of my floor...it jumped out at me plain as day even through my sleepy, barely awake eyes!  and in that brief moment of looking at that heart...i told myself i was going to have more patience this morning with my 4 kiddlies.  a little more tenderness in our morning routine...thanks to that sweet bathroom heart!!  go see Chrissy's post and join in on the experiment!!