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What Are You Thinking?

Do you have trouble controlling your thoughts?  One of my all-time favorite Buddha quotes is: “Your mind is like a nervous monkey, you have to learn to control it.” I know this is sometimes so true for me. Sometimes I get a thought in my mind and it drives me crazy. I get hung in the ‘what it’s’ and the ‘can’t’ and the always prevalent ‘you should’s’. Sometimes it is […]

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You Are Blessed With Possibilities

  We have all had people in our lives that had called us names or made us feel less than we are.  Unfortunately, most of us have that little voice in our heads that takes the place of all those other people when they aren’t around.  It is all those little negative things that other people say to us along with all the negative self-talk we carry around with us […]

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What Are You Waiting For?

It seems like everyone is waiting for something. It may be a new job or taking that dream vacation. We seem to find ways to procrastinate by using excuses like, “the time isn’t right” or “I’m waiting for the right opportunity”? Why do we do that? When we do, we end up just waiting our lives away. What are we waiting for? Why don’t we go out and create that […]

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Are You Paying Attention?

  We have all had those days when all the problems and obstacles seem to be so overwhelming and all we want to do is just hang our heads while we hope and pray that all the things we are dealing with will just go away.  Actually, it is at these very specific times that we should have our heads held high and making sure that we are paying close […]

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Carnivale Fabric Samples

Since QT Fabrics released my Carnivale Fabric collection I have been totally amazed by the products that people are making from the fabric.  I have seen quilts, table runners, a window valence and tons of great bags.  I just received a photo of a chair covered in the Carnivale fabric that is absolutely stunning!  If you missed them, I have been posting the photos on my Facebook page if you […]

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Find Your Joy

Spring has arrived and all the flowers and trees are in bloom.  Our landscapes are turning from drab brown to luscious greens accented with pops of colors from all the beautiful flowers in bloom.   This has been a super exciting time for me.  On the heels of my Carnivale fabric collection being release and then having a second printing, Lowes Home Improvement has just release a garden flag with […]

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Carnivale Fabric Collection

There is nothing more exciting to me than to see my artwork reproduced on physical products and this one has been particularly exciting for me.  In the fall of last year QT Fabrics created this fabulous fabric collection from my artwork.  It is called “Carnivale”.  This Carnivale Fabric Collection has truly exceeded all of my expectations!  The fabric was produced in October and shipped to stores in November.  By January […]

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Just Give It A Try

How many times have you wanted to do something and immediately your mind starts to create a lengthy and sometimes elaborate list of all the reason why you shouldn’t or can’t do it?  We have all been there more times than we can count.  I can’t help but wonder why we do this.  Are we just beating others to the punch and telling ourselves all the reasons why we shouldn’t […]

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Do You Have Obstacles or Adventure?

There are times in everyone’s life when things don’t go as smoothly as we would like.  Yet, how many times do we get caught up in an obstacle and look at it as a hardship or burden.  Why is it so difficult to look at an obstacle as adventure and just have fun with it instead of fretting, worrying and trying to change it? Tim works as a construction superintendent […]

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Always Appreciate Those Around You

I once worked with a girl that was as chronic complainer. She also picked fights with the others in the office. In the beginning she was cute and charming, but she quickly became  very hard  to be around. However, she was very good at her job. Her job was vital to the company, and without her doing her job as well as she did, my job would have been much […]

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