Friday, February 25, 2011

The Most Lovely Jewelry Ever!

Look at these lovely earrings that I just purchased from Etsy!  I love this lady's jewelry! I wish I could have bought more! You should really go have a look!

This is my favorite pair! I can't wait to get them!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Vintage Fabric Cuffs

Today I have a couple more cuffs to share! I hope that you like them!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vintage Cuff Bracelets

I guess you can say that I have been on a cuff bracelet making binge! I have enjoyed making them so much, I can't seem to stop!  I have several more that I will post soon. I hope that you like them!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gothic Arches Challenge-Hearts

The poem says: Love is anterior to life
Posterior to death,
Initial of creation, and
The exponent of breath.

It is a little late, but at least I got it up before the end of February.  I used the arch template from Inky Fingers, K& Co paper, vintage lace and button, and the image came from the internet.  I am working on the new one for Butterflies and hope to have it up soon.  Thanks for looking!

Vintage style Hair Barrettes

These are made from an old pillowcase that I ripped up and dyed with red food coloring.  I added bits of vintage lace, hand stamped ribbon, and some dyed cotton chenille  yarn and a tiny rose and a vintage button.  I hope you like them, I thought they turned out great and they were so easy to make!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Please vote for Cooper

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This photo was chose as a "Staff Pick" and has a chance of being used as a label for their soda's.  Please click on the link and vote to increase his chance of being picked!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Smile! It will make you feel better!

"A Smile is happiness  you will find right under your nose."-Tom Wilson

If you are sad or feeling down in the dumps, one of the best things to do is SMILE.  I know it is hard to do, but try it, it really does help.  According to Psychology Today, acting happy is likely to make you happy.  They go on to say that happy people show signs of being healthier than pessimist people.  Studies show that pessimistic thinking such as, "I can't do it," or, ""things never work out for me," makes a person more vulnerable to illness.  They have also shown that optimistic people recover better from serious illness or cancer.  If you are a habitual "naysayer"(like me).  Start shooting for a mixture of positive feelings to go along with your normal negative ones.  A good dose of optimism provides hope and when mixed with a touch of pessimism to prevent complacency and with  enough realism, it helps  to determine what we can control from those we can't.  It is certainly worth trying, especially when there is so much to gain. So, smile more often, even when you don't feel like it.  It really does have the power to change bad feelings to better ones!

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Welcome and thanks so much for visiting! As you can see, this blog is about all things happy and the things that I find happiness in doing. So, I will talk about cooking, crafts off all kinds, my dog Cooper, and different strategies for making life a little more Happy. I will also review books associated with Cooking (mostly baking), crafts that I love such as altered art, jewelry design, knitting, sewing, etc. I will also review books on Psychology subjects that will help make day to day life a little easier. Please come back soon and feel free to leave comments. I would love to hear from you!

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In accordance with the new FTC guidelines for blogging and endorsements, Book Talk With Charla, would like for everyone to know that most of the books reviewed here have been purchased on my own. However, occasionally, a book publisher or author may provide books to be reviewed for free.Every book reviewed here receives my honest opinion. It makes no difference if I purchased the book myself, or if it was provided for free. If it seems that most of the reviews here are positive, it is because I only purchase or accept books that I am truly interested in.

Charla's to-read book montage

Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
Never Let Me Go
The Thirteenth Tale
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Hollywood Classics: Title Index to All Movies Reviewed in Books 1-24
Hex: A Witch and Angel Tale
The Tender Mercy of Roses
The Hypnotist
The Blackberry Bush
White Seed: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke
The Bird Photography Field Guide
The Map of Time
Aldric & Anneliese
Don't Breathe a Word
Moon Rising
Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons
Still Alice
Why We Believe in God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR
Man's Search for Meaning

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