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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year....


Holy Cow.... its almost 2010...We made it ..I made it..Yeah..This year has passed and I am looking forward to next year. I am looking forward to all the changes...I am incredibly grateful for my blog. It has really fun having an on line journal...The first time I ever looked at a computer was 6 years ago..I love technology. Now I have friends in the web world...pretty cool. I love coming home and getting comfy so I can go blog hopping..I have had a wonderful time this year surfing around.Thanks to all my friends who take the time to blog...Love it all.My wishes for all of you for the new year are good health ,creative motivation, ability to stay focused, I hope that you are loved and treated well in 2010 and may you know that you are special and unique just because you are you..Theres only one you..Go forward and make next year your best one yet..That's my plan........ I didn't finish my Gwen Bell wonderful year in review so I am gonna finish it...
December 20Th The person or people who went out of there to provide great customer service this year was in and out...I love going there because the kids who work there are so kind and I leave there smiling every time..
Dec 21st The project I started this year that I love was crocheting...I started and I still love it..I have made so many cute scarfs and I have loved giving them to my friends..
Dec22ND The start up business I love for this year is The pink Ninja addicts..because its run by some great girls I admire ...
Dec 23rd My fave web tool is MAC....anything
Dec24Th Wow..The best lesson I learned this year is this trust my gut..have confidence in my decisions. I don't ever want to feel scared of anyone. I should not be afraid to say no..The lesson is stand up for yourself Gloria...
Dec 25Th The best gift I gave my self this year was My Camera ..Canon Rebel XS..I never get tired of playing with it..
Dec 26Th My epiphany of this year was That not all people are good..I know sound so negative hu...but its been that kind of year for me. I do believe people are good I really do with all my heart but I have been really naive for most of my life...and this year I learned its not all pretty but I honestly do believe in the magic that friendship and having kids and I am not shutting my heart down ..I am moving forward leaving the ugliness behind me...( a little self rambling there )
Dec 27Th I totally did discover twitter and I love it..
Dec 28t My stationary find of the year was my Kelly Rea Journal..I love it. The little messages on each page are perfect. They keep my creativity flowing...
Dec29Th My biggest Belly laugh this year was hanging out at my friends house acting completely silly making myself laugh ..by rapping and being totally crazy nerdy and then having it become contagious..Then next thing you know both of us are laughing only now we are telling what if stories...I love that..What if stories...crazy funny
Dec 30Th The advertisement that changed me...This is hard because I don't watch TV at all..never ever no TV for me...
Dec 31st I wish I would have finished my 365 layouts last year..but If I would have man I would have had a ton of layouts done...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Check it out....Its Here.....

I am so excited because my friends Ally and Nelly did something really really cool...
They started a new kit club The Pink Ninja Addicts.... and it looks so yummy....I had the privilege of using it because they asked if I would be on there design team....Hello Sunshine...how happy am I...I love these girls there genuine good people..Who can rock the house with there awesome crafty talents ...so let the show begin and head on over to the Pink Ninjas Addicts...Oh and guess what there guest designer for January Is Elsie..Go and see what she did with this the Pink Ninja Addicts Kits..
Here is something I made with the kit..I will show you more next year...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas...

Have a wondeful CHRISTMAS...
ENOY the magic...
and tell someone you love them today....
someone who would love to hear it..
many blessings...
good health...
and may this day bring you much joy and happiness...
Gloria

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

little things..




Wow..I am tired..lots of stuff we have to take care of..Its amazing..but its Christmas and its part of what gives life a little magic...Isabella got the cutest little gift..some embroidery thread and a little hoop along with the sweetest how to class...and she is happily doing what she can..so sweet..its all part of the magic..Have a wonderful day before Christmas eve.....

The Lights





Last night my friend Cathy ,Isabella and I drove around San Diego County looking at all the Christmas tree lanes..Houses that have major holiday spirit...Wow, did we find lights..first of we went to a neighborhood that had a hot chocolate and cookie stand and just in case you don't want to walk they also afford carriage rides around the neighborhood..The lights are amazing and the amount of stuff people can fit on the lawn is even crazier..Our next stop was in Mission Hills..This house had 50 thousand light and they were synchronized to a local radio station..We even got to watch live singing during the show...Our last stop 30 min south of there was candy cane lane..3 blocks of major decorations...serious stuff...every tree within these three blocks was covered in foil with red ribbon and all the houses were strung together with lights...Then Miss Bella fell asleep in the back seat so We all had a good time..

Monday, December 21, 2009

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Weekend..




I know its Holiday madness and time to start the wrapping which was my plan for today until my sister called and asked if I wanted to have coffee with her...Lucky me that she was near my house because we live about an hour away from each other... My friend Cathy also joined us so it was such a nice way to start my weekend...We talked about our kids and I ate a piece of lemon cake..Yummy and we had lots of coffee..I really want to say Thank You Angie for being such a good big Sister to me..and calling everyday to see how I am doing..I am very lucky to have you in my life...and to call you my sister...love you...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Today


My blogging has slowed and the reason is December is the hardest month of the year for me. I feel sad and this December is harder but I am staying focused and making plans and kissing my kids a-lot and accepting that sometimes its like this and that's OK..because it will pass...
I am both excited and scared for next year..I feel like okay here we go...but I cant see in front in me so that's were the scared part comes in..What I do see is the people who love me and believe in me and I am so grateful for that..I am also learning to open up to those people..I am a bad communicator..I just don't want to be a bother...at least before..I have decided that some people are safe and they listen to me because they care..I cried with my girlfriend and she listened to me ..What I mean to say is..... I put myself out there and it was okay..for me I find I make it so much scarier than it needs to be and I think I can do it all by myself or that If I do it by myself it some how makes me stronger....I was WRONG....Now that I am reaching out I am finding that I don't feel alone and I am actually landing at a much softer more accepting loving place within myself...Does that make sense? Maybe what I am saying is that's its OK to be sad and I know we are human but what I am learning this December is this...I don't have to do it alone...I need to reach out and I am ..I am reaching out and being really grateful ...really grateful that I have peeps who love me..Life is REALLY wonderful full of ups and downs..But our life's are meant to be felt and enjoyed and we need to love the heck out of those who love us...I say I love you and if its not said back to me that's OK... because I don't necessarily want to hear it back..What I do want is for that person to know that I love them..My heart is filed with great stuff for them.... period...Life is good and its only going to get better....okay on with my best of 09.....
December 12Th...The best food I found this year ...I usually eat Mexican Food because that's what we cook at my house..I am not to adventurous with food so I am going to say that I love American food...Its not new to me but I love meatloaf and pot roast...I do love American food..Oh diner food ..I love diner food.
December 13th..The best change I have made in my house is I moved my Art stuff into the whats supposed to be the fancy living room...We no longer have a fancy living room but I am loving my little art room..
December 14Th...The best rush I got this year was running the Rock and Roll marathon in the perfect amount of time for me...Then watching my dad finish...I was high for weeks..Oh and having my best friend finish around 30 minutes faster than me....It was such a good day...
December 15Th....The best packaging this year was when I bought a painting from Elsie and When I got it I could just tell that they took a-lot of time and care making sure I got it in perfect shape...
December 16Th...Tea of the year..Mint tea
December 17Th....Okay ..My word of the year would be ..2009 has been a patient year for me.
December 18th.The online shop I bought the most stuff from this year was RVA...




Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I love this song..

Oh Boy...I am super de duper excited because my friend Carrie...recorded a Christmas song that her husband Ryan wrote and produced...Its so dang good.....Honestly Carrie is one of my best friends ever and I love her ...I know you will love it too....



Thursday, December 10, 2009

The #best 09 Prompts

The Blog find of the year for me that i didn't know existed until this year is.. I could'nt choose just one...
There are more but these are the ones that I just like today right now....
oh wait I forgot..
I love her photography..
Dec 08,2009
My moment of peace ...
They come to me when I run..When I run over 6 miles it takes my mind time to settle down and to be able to remove myself from all the words and ideas should and shouldn't running around in my head,,,I do find it... that moment of Peace..I find it and I don't want to let it go..I keep running so I can stay in that space were my breathe has a perfect beat to it. Were I figure out how to get from A to B. Were I feel like I am okay and I know I will survive. It come often to me but I need to run to get there....
Dec 09,2009
Something that really made me grow this year was being the one to file for a divorce. Its the scariest thing that I have ever done. I guess I have come to understand that you cant stay in a relationship like ours..whats made this the best challenge of the year for me is that I do know what I want for me and my kids future and I am going make it happen..a simple and gentle existence.
Dec 10,09
My album of the year is The new Dave Mathews CD..Its just really good music. I was introduced to there music 4 years ago by my best friend...and I really like it...
Dec 11,09
The best place right now, this month, this week and today . My favorite place to be is at the YMCA watching my kids swim...I am in love with watching my 2 little ones in there swimming lesson..I just think there amazing..I feel like telling everyone..look those are mine...I just love it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Pink Ninjas have there new inspiration up....

Wow...with Christmas being so close and 4 days a week swim lessons, gymnastic and dinner..I haven't been been playing with paper to much...but thanks to the Pink Ninjas I have felt really special because I was there Ninja Star...That means they did an interview of me..(hello...me ) and they let me pick the prompt . I chose an Elsie inspired picture because she is a constantly full of MAJOR artsy MOJO...and I wanna be Elsie when I grow up...so I came up with this....I did a sultry look..It makes me laugh and say Oh Gloria.....
I am busy with the whole yarn loving thing that's for sure...I am taking the hand made gift thing very serious this year...so I am off to make some black and hot pink gloves for my girlfriend...are you guys making gifts for your friends this year? I have honestly always been really afraid of giving someone something I made because I didn't really think that what I made was good enough..but I have to say that after giving something I made to a friend I was like...LOOK at what I made for you...and after she said you really made this ...I felt like ....yeah I made this because you really mean a-lot to me and I think your special was so obvious and so present in that moment. It made my home made gift giving a very Positive thing...so just go for it..give homemade....love art and have a warm Thursday....

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The best of 09 Challenge.....


The best of 09 Challenge...well if anything I am going to have a great memories of 09 due to this challenge...Well this is hard best workshop of 09...That's tough since I went to two and they both were amazing..They changed me inside out...They both had one common them..Art...I drove twelve hours to Art Nest in February and it was worth every minute of our drive. I went with my sweet friend Jane that I admire very much...We had two painting teachers and one jewelry teacher...I made magical friends...I know I am completely blessed to have taken part in both Art Nest and Beprent retreat....

# best of 09 Challenge.....Sat Dec 4th


The best night out of the 2009. Girls night out downtown San Diego. We laughed ate great food and went shopping. We loved just being girls...We all had a great time...Dominique, Krystie, Amber, Camilla, Melonie, Sarah, Cathy, Margarita...( I know the picture is blurry but you get the picture)...

Friday, December 4, 2009

The best of 09 Challenge.....

This is the best book I read in 09...I was home when I read it and it was during the beginning of the year because January tends to be my I want to read month...I did the exercise I tried painting the way Kelly-Rea taught. I began to see my creativity n a different light because of this book..and I have probably read it at least 3 times this year....I highly recommend this book...Its beautiful. Taking Flight by Kelly-Rea

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The best of 09 Challenge.....The best article..

The Five Book by Dan Zadra

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I read an article about this book that someone posted on twitter...It was really inspiring and I bookmarked it...I finally found this video way later and well it all ties together...What blows me away about it is this ....It gives me continued HOPE...that all will be well and whatever is not I move through head on...with HOPE.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The best Restaurant moment....

GOOD FOOD
GOOD DRINKS
GOOD FRIENDS
I am playing catch up right now ...#best09
Restaurant moments...
My best restaurant experience this year had to be fish and chips that I think I shared with my sweet friend Carrie...I love this pub in San Marcos called Churchill's...Its an old English pub with Waoza beer..I love chilling at a pub with a good hefeweizen...The menu is small so its not hard to choose. The food is simple but very good...They have this french fry with blue cheese crumble...Holy cow..Okay It was the celebration of Carries Birthday at Churchill's..Creative girlfriends were there...Carrie, Ally, Jessica, Cathy, Elena and me...What made it amazing was this...I am at a place I really enjoy hanging out at...I am having fish and chips...listening to my friends laugh enjoying there awesome company....While tasting some of the best beer ever...That my friends is a perfect restaurant experience for Gloria...

The best of 09 Challenge.....



I know its actually Dec 2 nd and this already started but that's okay because it looks like fun. The best of 09 Challenge...(best #09 ). It was started by a great girl named Gwen Bell..I totally wanna play ....December 1st ..What was your best trip of 09..
My best trip this year was to Manzanita Oregon...It was an amazing retreat The bepresentRetreat put on by a beautiful soul..Liz lamoreux..The location sounded just perfect to me. One of mt dearest friends that I just love is from Oregon and she tells me often about how beautiful t is..The timing was good too. My family was going through a difficult time so I felt like I needed a huge dose of hope and that's what I got.I was given so many gifts on this trip..It was a magical.I was surrounded by all these artist and good woman .I really felt loved and alive and I cant say enough good things about what came out of this for me. I loved the ocean there so different than San Diego.I made friends that I hope to have forever and ever. I would highly recommend that if you get a chance to go on such a trip or attend one of Liz's retreat ...DO IT !!!!!!!
It changed me forever....do you see who's in the picture with me...Kelly-Rea Roberts..Holy Molly..Yes I this was the best trip of 09 .....

the Pink Ninjas have the new inspiration up....




Yes, its that time again...Pink Ninja Time...
super cute fun stuff over at the Ninja Blog with the Ninja Girls...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our Sunday Field Trip..

The plan was to go to Catalina Island...We had all of our stuff ready and we were on our way..Then rain happened..It never rains anymore around here but it did which is good but the Catalina Express we drove to first in Long beach was cancelled ...The we drove to location number two..It was cancelled so we ended up at location three ( another hour away) wear we were told 9 out of 10 people on the boat are getting sick because its so choppy...Oh and by the way the boats coming back will probably be cancelled so you might be stuck there and oh the hotels are now sold out....Well okay...what are we to do....We go o a Field trip...Question one...were are we ? Question two...What is there to do here ? So now we are on our way to the Queen Mary...Yes The Queen Mary..Its good fun for the kids but man your not missing anything...seriously..Boring..But we made the best of it...
We had lunch at Bubba Gump..good food and I loved the movie memorabilia..it was a good time had by all..Oh the kids food came in little boats..They loved it..There lemonade was to die for.
Then we went to The Queen Mary and pretended we were part of the danger around the boat...8 year old boys think this is cool...
Oh then we did the Ghost Tour..We payed for this great tour because my 6 and 8 year old thought they wanted to do it..The mom in me should of thought oh!! maybe there to young but I did not because it sounded like fun...My dad thought it was okay too so we bought the tickets waited for an hour in the freaking cold and guess what? It was to scary for them so we did 5 minutes of the tour before my poor Isabella started asking to leave ...Her and I did just that really fast...Christopher and my dad went on and 5 minutes after that he wanted out..They thought those 5 minutes were the best part of our Sunday Field Trip. I thought it was the food then the tour..It was a 2 hour drive back home but I think for at least 1 hour they talked about those 5 minutes...cool hu...You never know what the fun part will be so you just have to try all stuff sometimes....Most of the time its what you least expect...I had a good weekend and lots of mommy time...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Just for fun


My sweet little Isabella is realy having fun with all the little fu things I am making for her..There all a little off but she loves them anyway...Have a beautiful weekend.I am off to catalina Island with my kids..Field trip time...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bold and beautiful

At this moment the things that make my heart sing and that I give thanks for are...
My children who teach me patience and who are patient with me..
I am so grateful that we are a healthy bunch in this house.(except for allergies)
For traditions like the one we started tonight .
My dad , my sister and my best friend.
The great weather we have here in San Diego.
Yarn , paper, paint.
Girlfriends.
My camera.
Swimming lessons.
Shoes.
playdates.
This great country.
Happy Thanksgiving...

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holy Moly...I love this bus...

I want one of these so badly...Wow..I am in love.....I m going to dream about this bus all night...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

At my finger tips..

There are so many little things around my finger tips that just make me happy to look at...
They each represent something different in my life..
The have all taught me something.....
but I have to consistently remind myself to stop..and be a part of it all....
to be present....

Friday, November 20, 2009

I added Martha...


My girlfriend Dee asked me if I named my gourds..I did and here is Martha...Why Martha? My aunt worries a-lot and she looks worried even when shes not...Its just who she is..well this gourd looks worried but in a kinda cute way..She reminds me of her with her short red hair....
All I need now is some good words to put on her cute round body....I am thinking that maybe a Santa Gourd would be cool too....or Mrs..Santa..Have a great Saturday..and as for me I think I am feeling kinda quite inside and I think that's okay...actually its perfect....Happy Saturday..

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Pink Ninjas have the new inspiration up....


Here is mine...The promp was What was I thinking? and I was not when ths was taken...Story I am camping in a cabin in colorado ...It was winter so it was cold. On our hike I was dared to go in the water in just my underwear...I couldnt put that picture up....no way dude....But here I am freeezinnng my but off...but still I won the bet....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The fun award goes too...

I was given this award by my beautiful blue eyed friend Koleen..She paints these really fun and energetic girls. They give hope and strength and good advice...Go check her out...The Heartwing Sisters..Thank You my scarf sister for thinking of me...

To accept this award do the following:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

So...here are 7 things about me:
1. In my life, I have lived here: Colorado, Arizona, San Diego, Mexico, San Francisco.
2. I am really looking forward to turning 40. I think my 40s are going to be amazing. I will have an 18 year old and a 11 year old and a 9 year old..( crazy)
3. My favorite meal ever is Ciopino with a glass of red wine.
4. before I had a navigation system in my car I used to get lost at least twice a week even if I had already been there..( honest )
5. My mom and dad were both hippies..We drove around in a VW van.
6. I absolutely love being in Love. I think its one of the most amazng things I have ever felt..LLOOVVEE
7. I have been scrap booking my life and my children's life for 11 years. I have the Albums and pictures to prove it.



Now to pass on this lovely award to these creative blogs...and it was EXTREMELY hard for me to pick only 7 because there are so many amazing woman out there that have killer blogs...

4. Giggling in the rain by Jennifer

Monday, November 16, 2009

Race Day results..




I am so proud to say that my dad was just amazing out there, He came in 7Th in his age group. That just makes me so happy for him. I had such a good time and my time was okay for me . I have done better but seriously I had a blast....I love whole race day event...The night before setting everything up...having your gels and water ready..Leaving the coffee maker ready and charging the I pod and the watch and the cell phone...Getting up at 4am to start getting my caffeine on...Being in the car on time (that's hard for me ) as I am driving down to my dads house I call my best friend only to be reminded that OH boy!! I forgot my watch so I turn around and come back home to go get it...That's my norm... Then I start driving 45 min to my dads were we are being picked up at 6am so we can get to the starting line on time...then we freeze our buns of as we wait to start...go potty many times...I also love that point in the day right before we all take off everyone there for the same reason..It feels really cool to be a part of a race, The distance doesn't really matter .Your time shouldnt really matter..Its why your there that matters...I am there for me, for my health, for the joy of this experience with my dad for that moment in time were I am creating a story...Ohhh yeah and the pictures...