Friday, January 15, 2010

Valentines day.....a time for Love!

With valentines day quickly approaching I am reminded that love is in the air!  So many of us celebrate V-Day in one way or another, though it does seem that many have mixed feelings about it, depending upon whether or not they have a sweetheart. Well I say fooey on that, you don't need to have a sweetie to revel in the magic of the day.
When I was a child I use to make hand painted valentine cards and give them to my family and friends. I remember the utter joy I had creating them and then seeing people light up when they received them. To this day I still send out valentine cards to family and friends and in this way I am sending my love out to those I love and care about, not just to my sweetheart.
 
With all of these thoughts of love in mind,  I am also reminded of compassion and the importance of practicing this daily. I would like to take this opportunity to say that my heart goes out to the people of Haiti during this time of unimaginable sadness. I believe it is so important for people around the world to help the people in Haiti and now is the time to do so. Below is a list of stellar relief organizations where you can make donations. If you have already done so, the people of Haiti thank you!

Disaster relief organizations:
www.MercyCorp.org
www.OxFam.org
www.redcross.org
www.doctorswithoutborders.org




" Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive."
- Dalai Lama

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

OMG......it's a Valentine giveaway!!!

The reason for the omg, is that I have totally ignored my blog since Sept, as in I did no blogging whatsoever since then. However I'm planning to get back into it more often, as time allows. To celebrate my return back to blog land I am giving away a lovely pair of vintage earrings.

GIVEAWAY!!
Up for grabs is this lovely pair of vintage faceted red glass earrings!
they are sparkling and pretty and perfect for Valentine's day!

To enter to win, please leave a comment in the box stating your favorite thing about valentines day!
For extra entries:
blog about this giveaway
post this giveaway on twitter

Drawing will be held on Sun Jan 24th!


Ruby Red Earrings by Botanical Bird