Thursday, November 26, 2009

Do you love something...

If you love something or someplace then let it know. Even in the economic times we are living in. If it is a favorite bookstore, book, or magazine - visit and buy something, subscribe to it, or rent a movie from your local liquor store vending machine - if you don't want a monthly subscription to the services on-line offering this. Better yet, go to a matinee, especially the out of the way independent one - show your support.

If you are a crafter then visit the fabric, quilt, yarn, or craft store - if you don't they may close, so show your support. I recently seen a number of independent thrift stores go out of business, one I had been go to on and off for a number of years - so sad to see it go. I found a lot of great treasures there, things you could never buy, let alone, find in today's marketplace.

Restaurant which you love? Go there even if once a month - keep them cooking!

Small Businesses- Use their services!

Buy Local Produce! Visit a Farmer's Market. You will end up spending less, and getting more for your money with better quality eats to boot!

In all honesty, I really believe that all the woeful economic downfalls are nothing more than fear propaganda and the news media just make it with their hype of EVERYTHING and this is nothing new. They seek to frighten people and everyone stops spending and then it is a self fulfilling prophesy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Colors of My Blog...

*Update 12-02-09: I decided to change my blog theme to a feeling of which is more *me* - since I am so a lover of things from another time, vintage and antiques.
I decided to leave this post, since some may find the study of color interesting.
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Some may think the color scheme a bit wonky, but I love it! According to Kendra Van Wagner, color expert, there were several ancient cultures, including the Egyptians and Chinese, which practiced chromotherapy, or using colors to heal. Chromotherapy is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colorology. It is still used today as a holistic or alternative medicine method. Chromotherapists claim that colors bring about emotional reactions in people. My two favorite colors are Peridot Green, and Magenta (tied closely with Violet).

Within the spectrum of Chromatherapy the color Periodot (light green) represents confidence, connection, awareness of self and others, and self worth. Light Green hues arouse a heightened awareness of our finer nature, our pure goodness, generosity, attuning to our goodness on the outside. Light Green takes us deeper within ourselves showing us the perfection and light that we have always been and always will be. We discover that we are fine just the way we are! Light Green is the more intense form of Green, which resonates at the Heart Chakra.

Magenta is bridge to Spirit, connection with Divine Love, caring in the little things, Love from above, beyond passion into compassion, abundance that is always there. Magenta connects us to what it is like to exist out of our physical bodies as pure Spirit. It is the bardo state, when we have left our physical shells and before we incarnate into a new physical lifetime. Magenta is that in-between place, the place beyond the veil of physical illusion.

Did you know that the color wheel was developed by Sir Isaac Newton in 1672...

Southwest Style Cornbread

Southwest Style Cornbread

* 1 cup yellow corn meal
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/3 cup melted butter (Land O Lakes)
* 1 cup sour cream (We use Daisy)
* 1 small can (8 ounces) cream-style corn
* 2 large eggs, beaten
* 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese or Mexican blend of cheeses (We use Sargento)
* 1 can (4 ounces) mild chopped green chile peppers, drained

Heat oven to 375°. Grease an 8- or 9-inch skillet - cast iron is best; place over medium heat while preparing cornbread batter. Combine cornmeal, salt, and baking soda; blend well. Stir in melted butter; add sour cream, corn, and eggs, blending well. Spoon half of the batter into the greased hot skillet. Sprinkle batter with the cheese and chile peppers; cover with remaining batter. Bake cornbread at 375° for 35 to 40 minutes, until nicely browned. Note: If you bake this using the skillet method as shown in this recipe, make sure the skillet handle is oven proof.

Time...

Have you ever been the type of person who has so many interests, which border on passion, and yet you know that you will never get to fully enjoy each of these interests - only because it will take you many lifetimes to benefit or learn from them?

Sources...

I have collected *many* informational treasures over the years, to the point where my hard-drive were about to burst. I've made the decision to post some of those treasures here and there to share with others who may appreciate their worth.

So let the posting being...

Finally ready to write something...

Well, I sure thought I would have started writing something sooner on here, but as they say, "First impressions always count!" So I wanted the blog to be dressed nicely before adding the written accoutrements.