Saturday, May 31, 2008

Eclectic vs. Eccentric

1Pronunciation: \e-ˈklek-tik, i-\
2: [noun] composed of elements drawn from various sources.

Main Entry: 1ec·cen·tric
Pronunciation: \ik-ˈsen-trik, ek-\
1: [adjective] deviating from an established or usual pattern or style b: deviating from conventional or accepted usage or conduct especially in odd or whimsical ways.

I've been called both of these, and I'm not so sure I knew, or those casting the label knew, the definitions of each. So today I decided to look them up. I was surprised by the first one, not the second. But then I did some further research... and Google Images had this image to offer in the way of describing Eccentric. I am fairly certain I have NEVER worn a swan around my neck. Being a 70's child or not, I'm sure I would remember that! Now, this one I don't have as much of a problem with, altho I can't wear shoes that high, or skirts that short... but I don't mind how she's dressed at all.

On the Eclectic side, Google found these bracelets to fit the bill (I like them!) and this wine rack is nothing short of COOL!! ...but if THIS is deemed eclectic, then I'm afraid eclectic has lost it's meaning. This is about as vanilla as furniture comes! (unless they only mean the hanging lamp) and Kristin, I hate to have to say it, but your interiors are about as eclectic as my cat.

LET'S HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU. What do YOU deem as eclectic, or eccentric?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Regret . . .

Never spend time regretting the time you spent doing something you hadn't planned or wanted to do.

...the time you are spending regretting it, is time spent away from enjoying the current moment.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Today I want to share a recipe with you. We'll call it recipe Tuesday and if you want more recipes, you can come to my website and see a whole list of them, and/or add one of your own!

Here's today's:

Yummy Wake Up Smoothie

1 large ripe banana, peeled and sliced
1 cup hulled strawberries
1/2 cup raspberries, or peeled and sliced kiwi (about 2)
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons honey

Place all the ingredients in the blender and process on high speed until smooth, about 30 to 45 seconds.

Pour into glasses and serve.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Should we publically shame them?

Litter bugs. Some people think nothing of putting down their window and tossing huge waded up pieces of trash out the window.. not once, but even twice. I guess it was too much trash to get it tossed out all in one heave! It's nice that they have such respect for their cars to not want trash to sit around in it, so by all means, let's get it out... the window will suffice! eXcuse ME... but we don't need it littering up the roads here either!... so I was thinking... maybe we need a website where we post pictures of the cars seen to have passengers littering from them. Maybe then they won't want to be seen on there so they would stop littering? Think it'd work?

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

A Week of Re-organizing or ... Welcome to the Cotton Closet!

Actually this began more than a week ago, approx April 22nd I think. But the most progress has been seen in the past week, which is why I haven't been blogging. My sewing room is a 9' x 13' bedroom which became unusable due to the amount of fabric and other craft stuff in the room. It was in bad need of a makeover. Well no one from HGTV was ringing my bell, and I didn't have $1,000 to throw at it either so I figured we'd see what a bit of good old fashioned elbow grease and a few dollars here or there could do. I have a running pictoral of it here but I'd like to tell you how it started...with fabric occupying one wall in these little cubicle bins I had put in from the local superstore. they were cramping my fabric and I couldn't see all of it. I needed a solution where they could lay out flat. I needed shelves and the closet would keep it out of the harmful daylight sun so it wouldn't fade! So my hubby built shelves in the closet and away I went, filling them from fabric I was finding everywhere... I'm STILL finding it.. but it's a lot more organized now, and it's easier to put things away when you know where they go, and have the room to do it. Take a peek at the pictoral trip, and stay posted to see the ending result. Here's the room so far. Thanks for tuning it!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

The birds are singing

The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and all is well with the world. Well, my corner of it anyway. No reason in particular, I just like to look out my door and take in all that God has given me to appreciate. I like to remind myself that no matter how bad I think my problems are, someone else has it worse somewhere. It's all perspective. . . and faith. Faith that the door soon to be opened will show itself. So I continue to look for doors. I think it drives my husband nuts, and maybe a few of my friends, but hey, they are my doors I'm looking for, so I keep looking.

I'm an idea person, I've been told this and I also feel it myself. I get tons of ideas, and mostly good ones. It's the problem of how to follow thru on them and turn them into reality that challenges me. I can usually think it thru to a certain point, then I don't know where to go from there.
I think what I need is a company that is willing to "take it from there and run with it" for me. We'd both make a LOT of money I think. So if you're out there, and you're a "take the ball and run" person or company, looking for an idea person, I'm your gal! Call me! (well, email me)LOL... until then. . . Later!