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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Checking in..

The second month of 2012 is almost gone. I am thinking about how I felt this past new year.
I love the new year because it brings with it a chance to start over and make new plans. I honestly love thinking about it all . I love to dream of what can be and the hope that things will be better.  It's funny for me how somehow by the end of each month my balloon feels deflated. Does this happen to you ?
So as I was thinking about March and why its going to be a great month I decided to write a list of wonderful things that are going to happen in March..
Wonderful Things To Come
My Bella turns 9
My dad turns 64
St.Patricks Day
I get to go on a trip.
I have a half marathon in 2 weeks.
Miss P and I will hopefully have a better month
I get to host a slumber party for five fourth grade girls.
I get to take Bella to the American Girl Doll Store in L.A.
I am putting a bunch of my fun homemade cute stuff on Etsy.
These are just a couple of things on my list and when I start feeling sad I think... There are certain plans that must go into action..I need to look on the bright side..Have Gloria time .. remind myself of how lucky I am to have 3 healthy kids and my dad.. Then keep moving forward..
The funny thing is that I love the beginning of the month, its just the end that makes me sad.
but guess what its only two more days until the beginning of March...Yeah !!
xoxo
G
P.S. putting mascara on everyday really helps...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Voyage of the heart

Here she is all warm and enjoying her voyage while holding her heart gently... Mr. Fox is very attentive and excited about all that surrounds them.  His company helps her feel loved and together. They're on a voyage of the heart...
xoxo
G

Friday, February 24, 2012

A heart on a journey

                                                    You know how they say Art Heals it
really does and the fascinating part about that is that it does it in so many ways. Its like having a medication that can help heal you in a way that you might not know about until your healing. That's how this painting  makes me feel.. so it a girl that's trying to find her way and in her hands she hold her heart. She is keeping it safe. She is not sure from what but for now having in her hands is the perfect place. So next to her on this little boat ride of life is cute fox..I feel that the fox represents keeping her heart young and never losing your her youthful spirit. Sometimes life just throws huge waves at you and sometimes we close our eyes and others we are so present. If we want to or not we learn from all of this. I feel that we think we are navigating but really we are not. Things happen people come into our life and others leave.. Some break our hearts others help us heal but either way its up to us to keep our heart healthy and hopeful. So the girl in my picture is holding her heart and keeping is safe.. I really feel like all art has a story behind it..I can't wait to see what she looks like when I am done..There you go a little story about a heart thats on a journey..
Talk to you soon,
G

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cute Foxy Bag

To make a Foxy bag...
You need a canvas bag and some paints.
Draw a cute Fox and start painting..

Sit down and just enjoy the process..Paint and draw and embrace your creation..


Here is mine...It took about 3 hours plus drying time.How cute is she... I love crafting..Hope you have a great day.
xoxo
G

Monday, February 20, 2012

Day Dreaming on Sunday..


My kids and I decided, after driving for about 6 hours on Saturday, that we were not going to leave the house all day Sunday... Yes you heard me correctly… The kids and I drove to the desert on Saturday.  It took us 3 hours each way.  It was well worth the drive.  The kids loved riding in the dune buggy and we had  a great time...  However after spending all that time in car we decided to stay inside all Sunday to eat, watch movies and craft...  This all sounded perfect to me... I told my son we could do this under one condition... I have to get my Sunday run in and he told me ok but I wasn’t allowed to drive anywhere.  



With the ground rules set I woke up early and went for my run... There are these rolling hills a couple of miles from my house.  It goes up and down for about 13.5 miles… I decided shortly after putting on my music I was running the hills and off I went… Running reminds me of life in so many ways…  I run to the hill and look up and have to get my mind in that place...  That place to me is where the little engine that could lives... Say it with me… “I know I can and I know I can.”   I don't compare myself to anyone else its just me out there and I start running and I don't walk I can jog but I don't let myself stop and every hill feels like such an individual accomplishment...  It is all a matter of mental toughness.  It took me 2 hours and 17 minutes to complete the 13.5 miles of rolling hills. On my last mile I had this though... “Why do I only tap into my little engine that could when I run?  Why don't I use that when I get stuck in life?”  Life can be a little scary and sometimes we just have to do our best Frank Sinatra and “Accentuate the positives”… How does that song go? “You've gotta accent-tcu-ate the positive, eli-my-nate the negative, 
Latch on to the affirmative, don't mess with Mister In-between.”  Happy thoughts “Yeah.”  So after that revelation I was completely inspired to paint...


How running and painting go together I don't know but I get so inspired while running.  I always want to paint when I am done... Unfortunately usually when I get home there are dishes to be washed, laundry to be done and assorted house cleaning chores to be completed and I don’t get to paint... yesterday was a different story… I made the time to fill my need/want to paint. 

A couple years ago I met Mindy at this an amazing retreat.  I asked her if I could put her button on my blog and she said YES… It’s the little blue bird on the right… I love Mindy Every time I go to my blog and see that blue bird I think about Mindy. Then I think I want to try and paint a little bird and on Sunday I did.  Check out my little bird next to my little girl in the painting below.


I thought about how much daydreaming I did on my run.  I wanted to paint a portrait of a girl having a perfect Sunday... 
 In cased you missed it she is dreaming in color
.  All and all it was a perfect Sunday. Heck, even my kids painted, yeah!  I hope you had a good weekend and a better week. 

xoxo


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy Weekend

Have a wonderful weekend...I am headed to the desert with my dad for the day and on our way home we are stopping in Julian Ca. for apple pie and ice cream....
but tomorrow my kids and I have decided we are staying close to home and having a family day...That would consist of eating, a movie, drawing, painting, reading more eating and a nice walk to end our day....
Do you have plans for the weekend?
Have a fun whatever you do..
xoxo
G

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Oh how I love this song..

There is something about this song that I just love. It makes me feel good when I hear it and I love singing it when I am in front of the mirror. I never get tired of this song. I feel like the words in this song were written for me. I love the Indigo Girls. I saw them in concert one at a casino here in San Diego. My friend Jenny and I went and they were so good.. Its a timeless song..




                                                         xoxo       xoxo       xoxo       xoxo
                                                                                   G

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hope you valentine was Special...



The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday..
xoxo
G

Monday, February 13, 2012

Half Marathon Video..

Half Marathon update..

My dad and I ran the San Dieguito Half Marathon yesterday.
It was so much fun.. My dad picked me up over at my sisters house . Around 6am. I was not ready but I got up super fast and got ready and was in the car by 6:15 and off we went. We got great parking and saw lots of people we know. The race started at 8 am. The weather was perfect and off we went. My dad started out ahead of me and that was fine with me. He lead the way until mile 8 and then I started feeling good and past him up but not by a-lot. I ended up with 2:03 time and he ended up with 2:06. It was a-lot of fun and I am so looking forward to the next one...
xoxo
G

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Friday Peeps...

Hope you have a great weekend...
and you get to spend lots of time just
Making Stuff..
I will let you know how I do this Sunday
at the San Dieguito Half Marathon..
xoxo
G

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Quick update..

Great News..My little sister came home on Friday..
How happy are we...very happy!!!
I honestly thought we were going to lose her..but God is good and she is home..so after 5 months in the hospital at this moment ..  she is going through my wallet in her room...
and I am a very happy big sister !!!
xoxo
G

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

I have a secret..

OK.so this little girl in the picture wearing a home made dress by her grandmother has loved playing with dolls ever since she could hold one...I mean seriously loved playing with dolls. She would put all her dollies to bed every night before she went to bed and made sure they all had a blanket..even if that blanket was a paper towel. The day this little girl would walk through a toy store she would cry because she felt so bad leaving all those dolls in boxes and  she knew they all wanted to come home with her so she could be there mommy...She was playing hospital with her baby dolls one day at the age of 16 when suddenly she was reminded by her brother to hurry up and get ready because she would be going on her first date in about ten minutes...That little girl is me...

and I still love playing with dolls. I love making them clothes and posing them...and so as an adult I do have to say that I am so in love with my sweet Blythe Doll. Here is my secret and well its true...I love taking her in the car with me..Is that weird??? I like seeing her in the back seat and since Isabella thinks it so cool , then I give myself permission to think so too. I take Lilli my doll to my sister's and she smiles when she sees her. I love the Idea of  having her around and seeing her in her cute outfits I made..and sometimes I like  just relaxing and hanging out with my Blythe that I so proudly named Lilly Octopus
xoxo
G

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Almost Valentines day

List of things to look forward to this week.
1. Get all my Valentines in the mail early..
2. Take Paola to get new glasses..
3. Run 10 miles before Friday.
4. Attend training run on Thursday.
5. The San Diegito Half Marathon on Sunday.
6. Make a yummy dinner.
7. Movie night on Monday with my kids.
8. Finish my little tiny doll dress
9. Spend lots of time with my sister.
10 Take 10 pictures a day.
11. Trip to Mexico.
12. Get dressed up one day this week just cause.
13. Go with my dad to a play on Tuesday.
14. Relaxing on Saturday..
15. Take my Grandmother flowers..
What are you looking forward this week..
What ever it is enjoy it..
xoxo
G

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Holy Cow Its February

Holy Cow...I am so surprised by how fast January flew by. Now we get to enjoy the wonderful month of February. This is the month that we get to send out love letters and cute heart shaped anything we want to our friends and significant others.
OK so I was on Instagram which I just love...love ...love. I love it more than Facebook...So I don't fallow a-lot of people but I do fallow peeps that I just love..So one of the moms posted info on February  photo a Day Challenge she was going to do..You can find it here. Fatmumslim  It looked fun so I decided to try it..Yes , I know its the third ..So I am 3 days behind but I have had a busy couple of days..The best thing that happened well today my sister went home after being in the hospital for 5 months...Yeah!!!!! I am happy for her.I honestly thought we might lose her and I am so happy that she is still with us and home. So now back to the photo a day Challenge..

Day One..YOUR VIEW TODAY
This has been my view for the last five months. I wouldn't trade it for any other view in the world. This is my little sisters room and that's her on the left. Even in the picture her room looks warm.                                                                                                                                                                           Day Two. Words                     
My friend Jenny made this pillow..
Day Three..Hands



My little sisters hands.. I love them because there tiny and pudgy and I love how much she loves wearing nail polish and having bracelets on.
There we go...so now its day four and I should be right on track...I hope you have a wonderful Saturday and Ill be back later with late with the song that rocked my week...
                                                                                 xoxo
                                                                                    G

Wednesday, February 1, 2012