Spotlight Friday: recycle

Well I am sure everyone knows this sign!

recycle, where does this word come from and what does it mean?

1922, originally of industrial processes; see re- + cycle (v.). Specifically of waste material from 1960. Related: Recycled ; recycling. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/recycle)

Well actually recycling has been around for way longer than we might think. Prior to the industrial age, you couldn’t make goods quick and cheap, so virtually everyone practiced recycling in some form. Turned an old Tshirt or sock into a cleaning rag.

The mass production of the industrial age is the reason we need to worry about large-scale recycling, so much more one time use products. This culture of “disposable” goods created a number of environmental problems.

In the 1930s and 40s, conserving and recycling became important in the American society and in many other parts of the world. Economic depressions made recycling a necessity for many people to survive, as they couldn’t afford new goods. Material such as nylon, rubber and many metals were rationed and recycled to help support the war effort.

Earth Day in 1970, jump started recycling once again became a mainstream idea. There was too much garbage ending up in the landfills, too much pollution, plus the chemicals that result when garbage breaks down and blends into a toxic soup known as leachate.

So now we separate our trash into different bins. We buy with the thought in mind, how could this item be reused or upcycled. We take our shopping bags with us, so we don’t have to fall back on plastic bags. I always get the reminder from my little one :”Mami, your bags, you don’t want to kill the sea turtles!!!”

Just yesterday when I was cleaning out some things, I hesitated to throw them away. Is there anything I could turn this into? Or use it for something else. So the magazines that I had stacked up in the corner, my friendly neighbor passes hers on to me, I packed up and sent them with my kid to school. They can always use them to read or cut things out.

I don’t know how the recycling works now in Germany, after leaving 2003 I am pretty sure things might have changed.  I remember having those big containers at the end of the street for glass, divided in green, white and brown. You washed your bottles and then just dumped them into the container. Still living at home in the late 80’s, I think it was then, that we got a yellow trash bags with the trash pick up. That was for all sorts of plastic. It all had to be washed out and then collected in this bag. Then came the green bin, besides the black bin. The green one was for all paper, the black one for everything else. We used to have a compost pile in the back of our yard. But you guessed it soon there was a brown bin for all the natural, garden stuff. Batteries you would bring with you on your shopping trip, because there was a container somewhere to drop them off. A lot of bottles had value. You would bring them back to the store, drop them in a machine and for every bottle you would get some money back.

I noticed last time when we went back home that even the trash bins at the train station had different slots for different trash. 

Now I don’t know about all the electronic trash, where that goes and how that is recycled. But I am pretty sure there is some way to dispose of that.

For bigger stuff like furniture there was always the place called  “Sperrmuell”, something like the recycling center or dump here.

So there was always this “green dot” on everything you bought, so you could and should recycle. Always try to buy those items, because you know those things will not end up in the landfill if you throw them in the right bin.

Yes it can get confusing and you will have to keep track of what day which bin will get picked up.

I am happy to see, that more and more companies here in the US put a sign on their packaging too, telling me if it is recyclable or not.

Now a lot of Artist have made it their material to work and create with, it is fun to see if you can figure out what it was before and what it has turned into.

Let’s go find some of those cool items on Zibbet:


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Large Stackable Chest Drawer, stacking, chest, Drawer, chest of drawers
by jdwallingtons

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Black/Gray Clutch
by Carduran Crafts

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Windchime Front porch garden Art recycled glass wine bottle
by Calibama

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Mr and Mrs vintage recycled silverware hand stamped wedding fork cake fork
by BellaJacksonStudios

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Infinity Scarf Beaujolais Eco Friendly Pantone by LovelySquid

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Envelopes Made from Recycled Maps
by Milomade

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Summer Sunset JunkMail Jewels Paper Garland
by texaseagle

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Trash Recycled Newspaper
by monroepapercrafts

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Arizona Tea Upcycled Soda Can by AbsoluteJewelry

I could spend all day looking at these treasures and think, wow those people saw the treasure they had in their house and turned it into something beautiful.

And I found some more on Etsy too.

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Do you recycle or up-cycle? What is your favorite up/ recycled item?

Spotlight Friday: keychains

During the work week I usually sit down with a cup of tea to read my mails and check in on the social media sites, after I dropped my kids off at School and after my breakfast, before I start to work on all my “must do” things of the day, just a little quiet time for me.

Today I stumbled over this on a FB group (sorry if too much TMI) It just made me smile. 11198841_10155450654070401_1831102534_n You can find the Panty Candy right here

At the moment I am  trying to get my girls ready for the new time in their life. I had to add some more supply to their stash.

keychain  Erin is located in Australia and sells on FB, “Sew Sweet Creations” is her page.

I have never thought about using a mini one for a key chain, but I thought it was cute. Yes quirky me.

I have seen a lot of funny key chains, some of them I call my own. Memories attached to them and some are so worn, but still hold a special spot in my heart.

I have made my own, gave them as gifts or sold them

mouse sock

Thinking back, my Dad used to never remember where he had left his keys. At one point he had one of those key chain thingies frogthat whistled back when you whistled for it. The funny thing was, you had to hit a certain sound to set it off. It still makes me smile to think about it, seeing my Dad walk through the house whistling for his keys, getting frustrated because the key chain didn’t answer because he didn’t hit the right tone.

This is what I found about the key chain on Wikipedia 

A keychain or key chain is a small chain, usually made from metal or plastic, that connects a small item to a keyring. The length of a keychain allows an item to be used more easily than if connected directly to a keyring. Some keychains allow one or both ends the ability to rotate, keeping the keychain from becoming twisted, while the item is being used. A keychain can also be a connecting link between a keyring and the belt of an individual. It is usually employed by personnel whose job demands frequent use of keys, such as a security guard, prison officer, janitor, or retail store manager. The chain is often retractable, and therefore may be a nylon rope, instead of an actual metal chain. The chain ensures that the keys remain attached to the individual using them, makes accidental loss less likely, and saves on wear and tear on the pockets of the user.

There are many other terms that all refer to keychain as well. These include key ring, key holder, key tag, and key fob.

In the 1950s and 1960s, with the improvement of plastic manufacturing techniques, promotional items including keychains became unique. Businesses could place their names on promotional keychains that were three-dimensional for less expensive than the standard metal keychains.

Keychains that currently hold keys are an item that is never long misplaced by the owner. People sometimes attach their keychain to their belt (or belt loop) to avoid loss or to allow quick access to it. Many keychains also offer functions that the owner wants easily accessible as well. These include an army knife, bottle opener, an electronic organizer, scissors, address book, family photos, nail clipper, pill case and even pepper spray. Modern cars often include a keychain that serves as a remote to lock/unlock the car or even start the engine. An electronic key finder is also a useful item found on many keys that will beep when summoned for quick finding when misplaced.[1]

So let’s see what fun keychains I can find on www.zibbet.com:


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KEY CHAIN in Metal and Glass Bead Fish Green Color – 1538
by christinaferrari

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Bead loomed alien head keychain
by CatsWire

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Zipper Key Fob Hot Pink / White
by Handmade by June

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Spoon Key Chain Spoon Key Ring Silverware Keychain Rose Pattern
by Ogdenarthaus

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Deerskin Leather Key Ring by TribalVibesLeather

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BMX Key Chains with Mini Aluminium Anodized Carabiner Clips Charms Gemstones
by Gemstonebikejewelry

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Awesome Red And Black Voodoo Head Keychain
by VooDooCuties

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paracord dragonfly key chain – back pack accessories
by HighPlainsKnotWork

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Key Chain with Knit Blue Heart
by MaxieKCreations

What does your keychain look like?

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Are you constantly searching for your keys?

Happy Day everyone

and don’t loose your keys!

Spotlight Friday : I ♥ books

I love a good book. For me a good book means I can start reading and forget everything around me. Live the story I am reading at the moment.

I remember reading “the never ending story” at the beach of Corsica, I think I was 16 years old. Laying at the beach. I could not put this book away. Hours upon hours I was reading. We where on a Pastors + Family retreat. So there where a few other kids and teenagers that we knew and hung out with. While I had made sure everyone was covered with sun lotion first.

Corsica I kind of forgot myself and payed the price in the evening. I was so burnt at the end of the day that I couldn’t even bend my knees or sit properly on my chair. I still have this book. I remember opening it the first time. The story was written in two different colors and the pictures would pull you in.

A few years ago when my Grandma passed away. My Dad started sending me all her books.  I love him for that. He knows I need to feed my hunger for books, my hunger for imagination that comes with the written word. And reading in my Mother language has a little bit more magic for me, then reading it in English. Don’t get me wrong, I like reading a good book either way. It just tends to be a little easier in German plus it sets of a bit more imagination.

At the moment I have a little bit more of, what I call “heavier” literature on my bedside table. It is more informational stuff. Things that I want to learn, help me get better. A friend just send me a book the other week. It is called “Darm mit Charme

You can find a little info on that right here (I am pretty sure there will be an English version soon)

Also I have a lot of Sarah Ballantyne’s books at the moment, that I am working through, due to my health issues that I was facing last year.

I can’t wait for the time my kids are out of School and I can get back to more reading again, where there are no fixed schedules no appointments we have to be at. I enjoy reading with my kids next to me with their noses stuck in a book too.  Here and there hearing a chuckle or a deep gasp. Knowing they are living the story they are just reading.

I tried reading on a tablet, but that is no fun for me. I need to turn the pages, be able to jump back a few pages to reread something real quick. I just don’t get the same excitement out of an electronic device.

Now off to Zibbet, let’s see what kind of magic happens when I type in “books” in the search:


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mini art journal ‘Magic Book’ by ExiArts

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Industrial pipe book shelf (hang left or right)
by homedecorandsuch

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Italian Leather and Paper Bound Journal or Blank Book
by FedericoBadia

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Life is Like a Book Plaque
by BerwickBay

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Custom Wood, Wooden Wedding Guest Book
by artdesignstore

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Relaxing Moment Digital Collage Greeting Card5532
by Cards by Colette

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Book Necklace, Librarian Jewelry, Old Book Spines, Literary, Book Worm Art Pendant
by MissingPiecesStudio

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Measuring Tape for Word Lovers Fabric Covered Tape Measure
by AllAboutTheButtons

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Striped Kitten Bookmark
by HomeMadeOrnaments

      So what is your favorite book? 

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I love the Summer time, that means for us a weekly visit at the Library. Learning what my kids are interested in reading right now and hearing from them what they thought about the book they just read.

What are you reading at the moment?

Book Lover

I keep collecting books I know
I’ll never, never read;
My wife and daughter tell me so,
And yet I never head.
“Please make me,” says some wistful tome,
“A wee bit of yourself.”
And so I take my treasure home,
And tuck it in a shelf.

And now my very shelves complain;
They jam and over-spill.
They say: “Why don’t you ease our strain?”
“some day,” I say, “I will.”
So book by book they plead and sigh;
I pick and dip and scan;
Then put them back, distrest that I
Am such a busy man.

Now, there’s my Boswell and my Sterne,
my Gibbon and Defoe;
To savour Swift I’ll never learn,
Montaigne I may not know.
On Bacon I will never sup,
For Shakespeare I’ve no time;
Because I’m busy making up
These jingly bits of rhyme.

Chekov is caviare to me,
While Stendhal makes me snore;
Poor Proust is not my cup of tea,
And Balzac is a bore.
I have their books, I love their names,
And yet alas! they head,
With Lawrence, Joyce and Henry James,
My Roster of Unread.

I think it would be very well
If I commit a crime,
And get put in a prison cell
And not allowed to rhyme;
Yet given all these worthy books
According to my need,
I now caress with loving looks,
But never, never read.

                                                                          by Robert William Service

Spotlight Friday: Butterflies

I love watching Butterflies doing their little dance around my flowers and enjoying the sun while taking a little rest or sipping on the nectar. Set off to  test another flower. Spread their wings to reflect the sun. Close them up to pretend they are just a boring one colored butterfly, just to shortly after give you a glimpse of their color explosion on their wings.

I tried to take pictures of them for many years. I only have a few pictures that are clear.

Last year when I was pulling weeds in my veggie garden I had a bunch of these guys nibbling on my just getting bigger veggie plants.

It was not only one or two….it was quite an army destroying my precious young plants. I picked one off and flicked it away.

Then I thought…hold, this does not look like a pest. Let me google what those guys are.

Well I found out they where Monarch caterpillars and that they needed saving not destroying.

So, I let the rest of them feast on my veggies.

This years I stumbled over a FB page that had a little “contest” going on. Send in a picture of you showing the  sign language for “butterfly” Then in return you would get a pack of seeds for  Milkweed, which is the food source of the Monarchs.  And some fun stuff and information to follow your butterfly population in your yard.

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So just the other week we got our package with the seeds and all the good information about the Monarch Butterfly.

After two weeks of constant rain, we finally had the chance to get our seeds in the ground. Now it is a waiting game, hoping those seeds will take and we will get some nice Milkweed plants. And at some point hoping for a lot of happy Butterflies in our backyard.

Here is a little bit of info about, why Milkweed and what you can do to safe the Monarch Butterfly, just click on the picture and it will take you to the page. (http://www.saveourmonarchs.org/the-monarch-story.html)

I think Butterflies are beautiful, stunning creations. So delicate but so influential.

I remember while living in PNG we went to a small Zoo and there was a house with a room full of Insect collections. It made me cringe when I saw all those beautiful big butterflies pinned and kept in a box. And those where no little butterflies.

But so beautiful, so sad that we as humans are destroying their environment.

 

So I am happy that my kiddo and I took another step to make sure we will have a safe place for those wonderful creatures. So they will know they can find food and a place to rest.

Now let’s go hunting for butterflies on www.zibbet.com!


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Nuno Felted Shawl, Wrap. Butterfly shawl felted with Soft Merino, Silk, Handspun yarn over Chiffon
by kybluefiber

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Handmade hand painted eggshell mosaic butterfly motif wooden box A4 size
by MereteiAnDesign

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The Butterfly Garden Digital Collage Greeting Card5592
by Cards by Colette

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Walnut Butterfly Octagon Wood Cremation Urn by MemorialsForever

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Make up bag
by Girlofthesixties

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Butterfly Puzzle by mypuzzlemania

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Flutter of the Monarch Butterfly Wings Beaded Earrings
by chickamoo

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Butterfly House w/Slant Roof by birdhousesbymark

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Butterfly and Daisies Crewel Picture
by CastawayCrafts

I got sucked into all those wonderful Butterfly items, it was hard to come back and finish my Spotlight. I hope you like what you saw so far.

Here are some more for you

butterflies

I May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing

Spotlight Friday: natural cleaning supplies

Growing up in Papua New Guinea, I have learned to appreciate a few things. One of them is electricity when ever you want it and running water.

My Dad is a Lutheran Pastor, and it was his dream to be a Missionary in Africa. Sadly there was no position open there. The next open position was in PNG. I was 7 years old when we packed up all our things, most of them ended up in storage because we could only take necessities. Like tools, clothing anything that would work without electricity. It was all packed up in barrels. Our stuff when on the boat, we took the plane.

I was dropped of in Boarding School, a place called Katherine -Lehmann -School in Wau.  My parents and two siblings went on their new home. It was a 3 hour drive from Mt. Hagen towards the West. Basically in the middle of nowhere.

I came home I think 3 -4 times a year, to visit my parents during School breaks. There I learned that I had it quite good in Wau with running water and electricity.

My parents had a generator on their little farm, that would be started at 6 pm and  turned off at 10 pm every day.

Taking a shower was a new experience.

Our shower looked like this one   You had to heat up some water first, mix it with some cold water, pour it in the bucket. Pull the bucket back up and get ready. You only have a short time.

This is where I learned that we need to conserve our planet, that we should not be wasteful with our resources. Yes, I am one of those people. I get upset when hubby lets the water run to long, when the light is on in a room and nobody in it. One of those who closes all the doors, opens the windows etc.

Yes I am one of those people that does not put any poison on my plants, I want to eat them, not poison myself. I enjoy watching the natural bug control we have outside. Inside usually a shoe will do.

When I was back in Germany I learned that my skin reacts unpleasantly to all those additives, chemicals and sorts of nonsense that you can find in your lotions, soaps and shampoos.

So for me the natural thing to do was, make my own, ditch what I don’t need. My hair has not seen a shampoo in over 15 years.A quick rinse is just fine. Soaps I by online or at our market, made from goat milk or other yummy ingredients.

When my youngest was born I learned very quickly that she had the same skin issues, a little worse than I have. She even reacted to the laundry soap. And I never bought the ones that smelt strong. So next thing for me…..make your own.

so this week I want to share with you all those wonderful people that create cleaning and washing items:


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Vanilla cold process soap by tenthavenuesoapworks

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Coffee Kitchen Soap by EarthSoapCo

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Goats Milk Soap Beautiful Fragrance (3 5.5oz Bars)
by birdhousesbymark

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Laundry Soap Flakes for Baby’s Delicate Skin – 100% Pure and Natural (1 Load Trial Size) by EarthwiseNaturals

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SPECIAL Natural Laundry Soap–250 to 500 Loads–Fa
by LuckyGirlBoutique

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Handmade Laundry Detergent for HE Washers and Regular Light Lavender Rosemary Scent
by BriggysBathandBody

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Lavender Dryer Sachets – Laundry Buds – Organic Lavender – Eco Friendly – Lavender Sachet – Handmade in USA
by pomegranatefarm

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Repel Spiders, Dust Mites, and Other Creepy Crawlies with ‘Z-Best Carpet Deodorizer’ by Naturalana

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All Natural, made-to-order, Customizable, Dishwasher Bombs
by Shelly’s Serenity

I love the smell of natural ingredients in my cleaning supplies.

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Now off to make some cookies and bake some bread. And you guessed it right, my egg shells will go on my compost.

                                                                 Have a wonderful day!

Spotlight Friday: path, intuition, balance

The other day I had a “mini reading” from https://www.facebook.com/ZoesZenGarden?fref=nf

she does a reading with one card periodically or you can get your own full card reading. I love those mini readings, so far they have supported me in my decisions that I have been making and sometimes felt a little insecure if I was on the right path .

This week I got the card of “Goddess of Air” and it said :

[Goddess of Air] A balancing of past karma is coming. You are advised to prepare yourself to sweep out the old patterns and accept the new ones. This is a time of growth, and if you are willing to transform, you could find yourself on a new path.

“wow” was my first comment when I read it. Just what I was working on lately. I felt stuck, they way I had been doing stuff, the way I was tackling things.  I am still not quite sure how this is going to  change, but I am sure that if I keep an open mind, then I will find the new path, or that new path will find me.

Change is never easy. I will have to take it step by step and see where this new path will lead me.

Lately I have been feeling lost, stuck, indecisive. I had little hints and help here and there from friends, strangers and family. But I still didn’t feel quite ready yet, my eyes have not been quite open. So this for me is like a “wink mit dem Zaunpahl” , like a “Hint of the fate”

I am a very intuitive person. I listen very much to my inner “little” voice. When something doesn’t feel right, I will not do it. Even if there is no right explanation for it.  Decisions in my  life are seldom founded on rational thinking, yes the money things are, but anything to do with life are hugely influenced by emotions.

Of course this card got me thinking now. What old patterns should I sweep out and welcome the new?

So I went and searched for  “balancing Karma”. I believe that I have to humble myself a little more, let go of things, that I think I need to control. Trust myself and my family and friends. Don’t worry so much about the if, whens and whys. Just let it be. Not an easy task for me. Also in the same swing, I need to let go for myself too, be in the moment more, enjoy more of those little things. That cup of tea in the morning, without checking my mails. Watch those bees as they are humming around the flowers. Stop and watch my kids play games together, the close will be just fine laying there a little longer. Sometimes I am my worst enemy, putting too much pressure on myself. “What will the friends and neighbors think of me, when they come over unexpected?”

Right now I know I have a inside quarrel, I know this, because I can’t even sit down and enjoy my craft. I am restless. I want to sit down somewhere with a box of colors and color a Mandala . That has always calmed me and let me focus. Right now we have Spring break and our yearly BBQ right around the corner. So not really the time to find a quiet moment to crawl into myself and just be with me.

So while I am typing this, I popped on my old headphones and turned on my “vintage” CD player, to shut everyone out. So I can be in my thoughts and sort things out.  Listening to “Boys II Men”   

I have found a few things on Zibbet that would fit for today’s Spotlight:


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Path to the Woods Digital Art Greetings Card
by SandraLock

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path by mikexu1975

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Moonlight Path Inspired Soap~Bath and Body works by Kreative Kitchens Handcrafted Soaps

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intuition necklace
by thebeadedlily

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Personalized Well Being Affirmations With Intuitive Message Positive Changes Enhance The Law of Attraction
by ASerendipityWorld

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Intuition loose mineral powder multiuse color makeup bare earth pigment minerals
by MADmineralsmakeup

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Yin Yang Nesting Large Round Coffee Table by Studio1212

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Chakra Spiral Earrings, Copper with Gemstones
by DancingMoon

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Simply Balanced
by NaturesArtist

My wish is to find that balance for my life.  I realize it is not the goal that counts, but the path there. It is easier though  if you have a goal to work towards, a picture you can have for your inner eye.

I know that I am total out of balance at the moment. I believe acknowledgement is the first step. Now it is on me to keep the momentum going and welcome the change.

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I wish you a meaningful day!

Spotlight Friday: friendship

I had a little bit of a heartache the other day. That questioned my level of friendships. I am not one that warms up quickly to people. But once I am in , I am all in and that means I will get hurt on a deeper level if something goes south. Some people call it “being to sensitive”, I call it “being totally invested or committed”

Wikipedia has this to say about friendship:

Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people.[1] Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association. Friendship has been studied in academic fields such as sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles. A World Happiness Database study found that people with close friendships are happier.[2]

Although there are many forms of friendship, some of which may vary from place to place, certain characteristics are present in many types of friendship. Such characteristics include affection, sympathy, empathy, honesty, altruism, mutual understanding and compassion, enjoyment of each other’s company, trust, and the ability to be oneself, express one’s feelings, and make mistakes without fear of judgment from the friend.

While there is no practical limit on what types of people can form a friendship, friends tend to share common backgrounds, occupations, or interests, and have similar demographics.

There it is this word: honesty

Honesty, for me is one of the main ingredients for a relationship to work. I give 100% honesty but also expect 100% honesty. Maybe I am wrong for that but in my opinion that is the only way relations are going to be fruitful and enjoyable.

Yes honesty is not always easy, sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it is very difficult to admit something to the other person. Sometimes it is hard to hear the truth. I believe only with knowing the truth we can make honest decisions, decisions that take us further not backwards.

So much precious time is wasted on lies and deceiving, so much energy used up for remembering who did I tell what.

Why is it that some people believe that the ” I ” is more important then the “we” ? Therefor they lie and hurt people just to get ahead, to be “better”.

I might not be a person with a big number of friends. But the ones I have I hold close to my heart. I have friends, that I have not seen in years, but I know we are still connected. We pick up the phone and it is just like we had seen each other yesterday.  With the friends I have, I made the experience that  what ever I tell them, it will stay with them. This is what is expected of me, so I will expect it from them. There is no need of adding the words “don’t tell anyone”.

Also do I know that when I have a opinion on something, I can share it with me friend, even though she might not see eye to eye with me on it. We accept each other the way we are. And if there is something said or done, or not done, and feelings get hurt we can and should be able to tell each other. Because I trust my friend that she did not do this on purpose. We apologize and move on.

I believe, my time here on earth is to short to waste it with dishonesty, trying to impress others just to get a so called better life, what others think of a better life.  I find myself in a spot at the moment where I am content, where I don’t have to pretend to be something that I am not. And that I have people in my life that take me as I am, with all my quirks and weirdness.

Yes, I have learned a valuable lesson this week.  Often it is not what it seems, I did get blindsided. I guess some people would say I am naive. I would call it ” I am to trustworthy and like searching for the the good in everyone”.  I did get burn, yes it hurt. It still stings a little. But I will move on. And I am sure the next time I will go in 100% again, because that is just who I am.


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Lucky Charm Four Leaf Clover Necklace with Friendship Quote by JillsJewels4you

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Heartstrings Burlap Throw Pillows
by CaraMiaDecor

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Come sit on the porch with me. the drinks are cold and the friendships free wood sign by COULD CHUCK WOOD DESIGNS

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Friendship Note Cards Flowers and Butterflies Orange Handmade set of Eight
by luvncrafts

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Mini purse Friendship
by Saraswatihome

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You are my Sunshine Sign, 8×8 Chevron Sign
by Dandelion Wishes Design

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Love, Laughter, & Friendship Wood and Vinyl Sign
by splinterscustomwoodworking

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Friendship Pendant, Chinese Symbol Art Pendant by snowdrop88

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Friendship Bracelet, Hand Painted, Stack Bracelets by mainecooncrafts

While I was searching “friendship” on Zibbet , I was thinking about my friendships I had in life so far, some still existing from when I was a little girl. Yes they have gone to sleep for a little while, but then all of a sudden blossomed. I believe a good solid friendship can help you get through though times as well as it can be the fireworks of your life at other times.

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I hope everyone of you has  a dear friend in their life, that you know you can count on for the heavy  stuff but also for the silly things in life!!