Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Ukettes are ready to rock

The Ukettes had a little hiatas...
our darling Hannah had a plan to bring
a baby Ukette into our fold...

and so she rested her uke on her ever growing belly
and that little baby grew while listening closely
to her strum away..

but Hannah, being so sweet and delicate..
had to take it easy and so our practices and
certainly our gigs took a back seat to the health
and well being of our sweet lil girls...

But now everyone is strong and healthy...
And baby Allison (her aim is true)
and her sweet angel mama are ready
to rock...

and low and behold a gig presented itself..
An ice cream social for the fine folks in
California Heights, a lovely little enclave here
in our fair city of Long Beach.

and you know how much I love ice cream.
and how  much I love my sweet girls in the Ukettes.
So we are preparing and busily ourselves to 
get ready...cause we is rusty!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Raising my Glass to....

 New Beginnings...

fresh starts

and a second chance at happiness...

Congratulations Big Sister.
May all  your dreams come true.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Life is Sweet...

Since opening my Etsy shop...

my life has taken quite a turn.

I am feeling successful!

It is  everything I could hope for..

a creative and fun way to follow my dream
and keep my passion for shopping for
antiques alive.

In fact it has completely revitalised me.  I feel like
I did when I first started selling.   Etsy is a wonderful way
to have your own business...I love taking the pictures, editing them,
finding the stuff and most of all coming in contact with a lot of other
buyers and sellers.   What a concept!    This old gal is renewed.
I had sales right away and things just keep rolling along.
I am shocked...amazed and so very grateful.  It just feels
wonderful to be doing something that gets rewarded.  

You may remember a while back that I applied for a “real job” and
to my complete shock, I was hired.   Well....it did not turn out
as I had hoped.  I never got the  hours I was told I was going to
get, certainly not the health insurance and the stress just about
did me in.   Face it, Beatnheart is just not cut out for a straight job!

  While I was waiting for the hours to pick up, I decided to get the 
Etsy shop going.   I had opened it over a year ago but never
had the courage to put anything in it.  So, one day, I just jumped in
and went for it.  I had time to put effort into it
 because I was not working as I had expected. And the whole thing
took off.    I called my boss and told her the job was just not working out
for me and low and behold the weight was lifted off my shoulders,
birds started to sing again and I feel as if I had been directed to do
what I have been meant to do...be who I am.  What a delightful
feeling to know that you are on your proper path...

Thanks so much to all of you who have given me support and
encouragement and most of all to your helpful tips on how to get going...and for now
I am happy and content and love  working in my jammies!  If
I never see a “business casual” outfit again it won’t be too soon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Yoga with a view.

This is the ocean front in my little town of Long Beach,
and this is Queen Mary which resides here.

and this is a free yoga class that is held on the
bluffs everyday.

Doing yoga outdoors is wonderful...
feeling that breeze and the sounds of the birds
and feeling the earth beneath you.

That’s me in black...oh yeah and 20 lbs heavier.
I say that publicly hoping it will shame me into
never going back there again.

Yoga has helped me in so many ways.
I’m very strong now....flexible...and hopefully
alot more calm and patient.

I’ve met some wonderful people through yoga...The 
people who are drawn to  it  are for the most part
kind, caring and are living a life of compassion
for the earth, themselves and each other...

well that’s the plan anyway.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Butterflies have a schedule.

Did you know...

that butterflies 
have a schedule?

This beautiful one has been visiting
this bush everyday at the same time.

I have tarted up my “driveway” just like I had planned.
This is the first year where it is actually beautiful and I
enjoy sitting out there and working in the garage.

When I saw this butterfly land I took loads of pictures.
Little did I know that he (or she?) would arrive at the
same time everyday this week.   I could of shot a movie of him.

Monday, June 6, 2011

A very cool house in Venice, California

Recently, I went on the Art Walk in Venice.
We get two free passes because my husband 
donates an art piece every year for a silent auction
with all proceeds going to the Venice Clinic.

Study for a Northern Sky..Giuseppe de Piero

You walk around the many neighborhoods
and get to go inside the homes and
studios of the famous and not so famous.

buy nary a dull one in the bunch.

The artist that lives in this amazing home chats
with a couple of chicks.

It  is one of the most fantastic homes on the tour...
 something to look at on every turn.

colorful, creative, no holds barred.
do your own thing baby...

only in Venice...purple tights on granny.

They opened up the ceiling on this bungalow and painted
it a lime green.

 this room was painted teal, orange and red...wow.

I have more pics coming up in my next post.
stay tuned...

Meanwhile, I have been consumed by my Etsy shop but
just loving it.   It is one of the best things that
has happened to me in awhile.  Thanks to all of you
who have payed a visit.

Take care,   

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Window shopping in Venice

OK.    these are seriously cool shoes and if I had
an extra $600, I would buy them.

Venice no longer has the thrift stores and
hippie shops as in days of yore.

now we’re talking super pricey
super trendy
did I say super pricey....yikes

but such cute stuff..

want, want ,want

buy all 50 of em.

more stuff from the shop Bountiful.

I have been missing in action.
and for that I truly apologize.
My Etsy Shop has taken off and I’m
either taking pictures, posting, researching or
going to the Post Office.   Because
guess what?   I’m selling stuff...!
I even had someone send me a “convo”
because she found me via Lilac Lane Cottage.
Maura had been the cool lady that helped me
when I launched my jewelry boutique blog and
created my “button” for me cause in those
days I was mega lame about computers.  So,
it’s all connected...and people somehow manage
to find you...it’s amazing to me...

So bear with me as I become successful....

Me doing the happy dance!


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