Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Coupon Code!!

I'm so excited and so very thankful for all of you!!!  Almost 5,000 sales in my Etsy shop!!  So, my goal for 2012 is to reach 5,000 sales by December 31st.  And you can help me do that!  From right now until midnight, December 31st, please enjoy coupon code "GOAL2012" and get 25% off of your entire purchase.  Plus, I will be randomly enclosing a cute little "thank you gift" into some of the packages.  If you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, please do check out my shop for some great items and I will also be listing new items daily, starting today.  And don't forget, I have free gift-wrapping, free gift cards and gift certificates available! 

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!!

love & peace always ~ Kathy

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." ~ William Arthur Ward

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I saved a life today...

Lita and I went out for one of our daily walks down to the Koi pond and back.  We brought some oatmeal to feed the fish and I brought my camera [as usual].  When we got to the pond, I noticed that there was a dragonfly in the water [that's him in the photo, circled in red] and there was slight movement underneath it, so at first I thought it had died and the fish were eating it [which tugged slightly on my heartstrings, but that's what Nature is all about].  I tossed some oats into the water and the fish immediately swam over to eat.  Then, I noticed that the dragonfly was not dead, but drowning...fluttering hard and going around in a circle, while his backside was slowly sinking farther down in the water.  I ran to find a stick and then stood as close to the edge of the water as possible and kept pulling the water towards me with the stick, which was also pulling the dragonfly closer.  Finally, I could just reach him with the tip of the stick and I held it down close enough that he latched on...clinging on for dear life, as I pulled him from the frigid water.  
 He clung to the end of the stick and I walked over to where I could hold him up in a sunny spot and I began blowing on him, ever so softly.  
 At first he didn't respond much and then he started moving his legs and cleaning his face.  I then started rubbing the undersides of his wings with my fingers to remove the water.  I put my sleeve under his tail and he started moving it back and forth and was drying it off.  All the while, I continued to gently blow on him.  
 He slowly started moving his wings and then started to flutter them and then...after about 20 minutes, he flew away.  He flew high into the sky and, as he went, turned several circles, as if to say "Thank you", you saved my life!
I was joyous and full of happiness!!  I started to cry, just remembering how precious life is and how little I had to do to save one.  I would've whistled all the way home, but that's a feat I've never quite mastered and I didn't want to freak Lita out by trying.  

Always remember, Life is Good and Life is worth living, no matter what! 

Love & peace always ~ Kathy

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens
can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead

Monday, November 5, 2012

woot woot...

Hello, hello!!  You're probably wondering what in the world I've been up to lately!  Well, for one thing, making these cute little Owl sachets.  They are 100% handmade by me and have bellies full of organic lavender.  I won't be selling them on Etsy, but they are available for sale on my website.  They are $12 each and all will be slightly different, since they are handmade from scratch.  So, what else have I been up to....lets see:
  I spend my sister's 50th birthday with her and a bunch of our girlfriends in New York City a couple of weeks ago.  I have been friends with these girls since 8th grade!  That's my sister, with the sunglasses on.  We had a blast!  This was taken at the 911 memorial...very emotional.  We had such a great time...I don't think any of us could talk after the 4th day.
This is a view from our suite at the hotel..epic!  And then...there was the carriage ride through Central Park:
My sister [in the orange coat] and one my bestest and dearest friends in the whole world!  I could go on...but I need to get busy sewing Owls.

Happy Monday!!

love & peace always ~ Kathy

"the most revolutionary act one can commit in our world is to be happy" ~ Hunter "Patch" Adams