Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fun Paper Cutting Video

I found this amazing video on the Paper Crave website. It is incredible and I thought I would share it with you. The New Zealand Book Council has released an absolutely amazing video, produced by Colenso BBDO and animated by London based Andersen M Studios, which uses paper craft animation to promote books and reading. The animation features paper cut imagery using Maurice Gee’s novel Going West, and eight months of intricate paper cutting work went into creating the final two minute video. Who said they couldn't make books come alive?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Todays the Day!!!!!

Another Post!!! Today is the Day that hopefully the VIKINGS will smash the Saints. You need to watch this lil' video it is too funny!

GO VIKES, GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From service dog to SURFice dog

Every Sunday Dawn from Dawns Stamping Thoughts posts different videos that she finds valuable enough to share. I enjoy watching them and have been moved by many. However, this one in particular is just AMAZING! This video touched my heart! So, I thought I would share it with you.

It's truly amazing how animals can touch people. Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Some thoughts...

Well, we are expecting a lil' ice and snow here in MN tonight. I'm hoping we see some more. We got a lil' over Christmas, but we are in need for more to keep our outdoor enthusiast's happy.

I received this in an e-mail today and I just loved it - every single word of it - so I though I'd share it with you.

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends & family will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come.
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

I think if we all live by these words - we will have a very blessed 2010.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Little Cuties, a Favorite Winter Snack

Shh! I'm going to tell you a little secret. I would like to share with you a little treat that has a huge part of getting me through our long winter season. Yep, it is these adorable California clementine oranges. They make me extremely happy. In fact they are my all time favorite go-to snack. They're easy to open, peel and eat! I alone can go through a whole bag in a week. I like to share them with people who have not heard about them before. They are always pleasantly surprised at just how good they are. They are a perfect snack for the winter season blues, giving us that much needed burst of vitamin C, potassium, and B vitamins. Oh, and not to mention satisfying a sweet tooth addiction. Another fun thing about these little cuties is that some of them have a little sticker that reads "Happy Juicy days!" "Seedless Greetings!" or "Sweetest New Year!"

I do have to mention just one problem with these little Cuties. They don't stay around long. So, go and get yourself some and be quick about it, soon they will be gone.

Thanks for rolling by today and have a sweet day! =)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Florida here I come....

and hopping to see lots of SUNSHINE! Doesn't sound like it is going to be super warm, but anything is better than -35 degrees. So, I will take what I can get. Have a great week everyone.