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What makes my heart sing?  Hmmm…That’s a toughie. 

There’s a difference between something that makes you happy, something you enjoy, and something that makes your heart sing.  For example, packages in the mail make me happy.  I enjoy crafting or creating and traveling.  But what makes my heart sing?  I really don’t know. 

Is that bad?  I bet it’s bad.  Puppies might make my heart sing.  But then again, I might just like them a lot.  Good (or bad, as the case may be!) music makes me ridiculously happy, but again – not heart-singing. 

I’m not even really sure I understand what it means when your “heart sings.”  What does it mean to you?

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Coach Soho Purse and Wallet Giveaway #MadameDealsEvents #CoachPurseEvent

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We all know and love Coach designer bags.  Here's the opportunity to win a Coach bag and matching wallet.  This time, we're giving away a SoHo Leather Flap Purse in Silver-Bronze.  But wait, there's more!  We're also giving away a matching wallet in the same SoHo style and silver-bronze color.  Pretty chic, no? 

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A Few of my Favorite Places #nablopomo

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Where is my Favorite Place to be?  I’m not sure I can limit it to one place. 

At the pool

At the beach

At the lake

Walking around a tourist town

In the Mountains

At a great coffee house

In a fantastic craft store.  Like Urban Art + Craft  in Kansas City

Having an indulgent pastry or slice of cake in a bakery or patisserie

At the Bare Escentuals boutique.  OMG!! – Shown in the picture, btw.

Those are just a few of my favorite places.  What are your favorite places?

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How To Make Glass Marble Magnets

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Dad is such a tough guy to shop for.  It’s so hard to find a manly craft to make for him, too.  Try these awesome glass magnets!  They’re inexpensive, useful, and they can be swapped out to any type of theme you want. 

You will need:

  • Flat backed Glass Marbles – I use the large and the small ones.  Try to get the ones that don't have the iridecent coating.  You can generally get these at dollar stores.
  • Images – I like to use scrapbook paper. 
  • Diamond Glaze or a similar product
  • Magnets.  You can use either the neodymium or regular disc magnets. 
  • E-6000 glue

Tools

  • Hole punches that are sized the same as your glass pieces.  While these aren’t necessary, they make the job one heck of a lot easier! For the smaller glass pieces, I use a 5/8 inch round punch, while I use a 1 inch round for the larger ones.
  • Scissors

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Lemons and Lavender – A Book Review

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Billee Sharp could be my mother. Not in the literal sense, but I know her like my own mom.  Her sensibilities are back to the land, use it up, wear it out, granola eating, tree hugging, back to the simpler life.  That’s how my own mother is, and how I grew up.
 
In her book, Lemons and Lavender, Billee tells us how to simplify our lives, attain our goals, and generally feel better about how we live in our space.  From changing our expectations for our children (giving extravagant gifts means that expectations are higher, and parents must work harder to meet those new expectations) to extreme budgeting (take a long hard look at where your money goes, and do you really need 20 magazine subscriptions in this digital age) to simple cures for common ailments (honey and cayenne to soothe a cough), Lemons and Lavender reminds me that life doesn’t need to be so hard.  She has a keen view on what could be considered excessive consumption in our society, and how to determine what is really important in your life.
 
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I’m Jumping for Joy with the LA Kings #nablopomo

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I have been a hockey fan for the majority of my life.  Like, a seriously avid fan.  And hockey has been a fan of me!  Various good things in my life have been related to hockey. 

Until we moved to Seattle in my teenaged years, we had season tickets to the LA Kings.  We’d make the couple hour trek a couple times a week to South Central LA and the Forum.  Later in my hockey fandom, when the Staples Center opened, we’d journey to there a couple times a week.  By then, the Ducks had come on the scene, but really., I wanted nothing to do with them!  Even though a trip to the Arrowhead Pond was only like 25 minutes from our house. 

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Hank Player Shirt + 1000 Places Book Father’s Day Giveaway #daddyO

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Welcome to our Rockin' Giveaway Hop
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where you can win your Daddy-O
a fabulous Father's Day Gift!
 
 
How Was Your Day has put together a great prize pack for the guy in your life!  One lucky winner will receive a t-shirt from Hank Player USA and a copy of the book "1000 Places to See Before You Die."  Two runners-up will each receive a copy of the 1000 Places book.  
 
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Hank Player USA makes really cool, totally modern tees.  There's bound to be something for everyone.  Soft vintage wash shirts are the ultimate in the lived-in feel, too.  Full review coming soon!
 
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1000 Places to See Before You Die is a great bucket-list type of book.  It's wonderful for those that love travel or just want to dream about far away lands.  Read my whole review here.
 
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Deceived by Stephanie Nelson Book Tour and Giveaway

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Deceived – Book 2 in the Gwen Sparks Series

The vampire drug, brew, nearly ruined Gwen Sparks’ life. Just when things started to get back to normal between her and Aiden, she is summoned by the North American Witches Council to their central city of Moon. A war is imminent between vampires and witches, and Gwen’s experiences with brew are being used to fuel the fire. She is about to discover just how powerful she is with the help of the ruggedly handsome Angel of Death and just how far some people will go to get what they want. Gwen is going to learn exactly what it means to be Deceived.    

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