Sunday, November 21, 2010

*Adspresso Celebrates 4 years in Business*

Today I am writing about a wonderful little business nestled along Route5 in Enfield CT.   The actual address is 540 Enfield Street in Enfield CT.   They are celebrating their 4th year in business this weekend.   Adspresso is an Italian Specialty  shop that serves the most wonderful Italian pastries and lunches as well.  They do wonderful cookie trays and gift baskets.  Adspresso is run by two sisters Ida and Rita and they get the special assistance of Ida's son Anthony who makes the best espresso and he also offers waiter services.  If you live in the area or are passing through stop by and say hello and grab a bite to eat you will not be disappointed!

Congratulations Adspresso on your four year anniversary! 

And here is an updated photo of Anthony whohas grown a bit since the opening four years ago!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Etsy Shop owners Create a Catalog to use at shows ETC!

Here is the shortcut to create your own PDF catalog

Have fun!

Etsy Shop Owners Link to my FB Fan Page

Welcome all Etsy Shop owners please feel free to link to my FB Fan page on the right of this page!  The more the merrier!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Carrot, An Egg and a Cup of Coffee!

A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee...
-- You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.--

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.
Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying A word.
In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see." "Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma the daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its insides became hardened.
The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.
You might want to send this message to those people who mean something to you (I JUST DID); to those who have touched your life in one way or another; to those who make you smile when you really need it; to those who make you see the brighter side of things when you are really down; to those whose friendship you appreciate; to those who are so meaningful in your life.

If you don't (re)send it, you will just miss out on the opportunity to brighten someone's day with this message!

May we all be COFEE!!!!!!

Have a great day!

Positive Quote for today!♥

Achievement seems to be connected with action.Successful men and women keep moving.They make mistakes, but they don't quit. Conrad Hilton

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Positive Quote for the Day!

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.  ~Herm Albright

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pyrite! And lots of it! New Four strands of faceted pyrite!

Working like a dog to correct all of my mistakes

I am brilliant I tell you.  I have spent the past two days working like a dog to correct several mistakes in my shop on Etsy.  Photos is the biggest.  I am frazzled and still have so much to do.  My camera battery died and my replacement battery is with my husband at work.  Well now, I guess that means I sould be taking a break from all of this and I have to get ready for a show tomorrow.  Think I shall go play with my little birdie Sammy for a bit and shake off some ot this stress!

This is my grandaughter and my little bird they are so cute! ♥

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New! Amazonite and sterling silver necklace 36 inches long

This necklace can be worn long or doubled !  Worn long it can easily be paired with different length silver jewelry.

I Love This!

I Love this!    
How   To    Get   Through 


Sleep as much as you can  ....

Read books that you enjoy...

Play with simple things...

Do whatever you want --

 Regardless of what  

 Your blessings more,

 And may
 Come through your door.  
 nothing but happiness
Your challenges may be...

Have a great life!

May your troubles be less,
Show some affection...  

Get angry once in a while....

Change your looks...

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Above all, be happy,
Whenever you want...

Look for affection when you need it...

Get serious once in a while...


Forget about diets...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

If My Body were a Car! I am a big fan and I love this so I must share!

If My Body Were a Car
This is just too funny - scary how true it is!!

If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull ..... But that's not the worst of it.

My headlights are out of focus and it's especially hard to see things up close

My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.

My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins.

It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently.

But here's the worst of it --


Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter, either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires! 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Morning Snow time Yikes!

Well I woke this morning to see my backyard filled with the white stuff.  I think we may be in for a long winter here in New England.  I was out and about early to do some errands and then I came home made a new piece.  Tried some new photography with plain background which I am not so sure about but we will give it a try.  Listed the new item in my shop and edited a couple of things.  I have alot of work to do and started to feel a bit overwhelmed. 

And here is the new piece I did today, it is Arizona Turquoise with sterling silver spacer beads, a Swarovski silver pendant with some crystals and a sterling silver toggle clasp which is easy to fasten and very secure.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Family time

So after the show yesterday we had the pleasure of our two oldest grandchildren coming and spending the night with us.  Of course that means sharing of the computer, the PS3 TV etc etc.  Oh and dinner was a bit different from the usual menu loaded nachos!  We had a fun night and morning and now they are back in the nest with the mom and dad♥

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tomorrow is Show Time!

Tomorrow begins the first in a series of holiday craft shows that I will be doing.  I am excited and have quite a bit of new product to showcase. 

Smokey Quartz helps relieve depresson and is a stone of protection from negative energy!

As we all know this is the time of year that some start to feel sad and a bit depressed.  This stone can help with that and other things, read on

Smokey Quartz is said to provide strong cleansing and grounding qualities to the wearer
It is also said to give you endurance, help relieve depression and make you more in touch with the universe. It is somewhat calming and is said to protect you from being affected by the negative energy of those around you.

In crystal healing, smokey quartz crystals are thought to have cleansing properties with particular power to aid the kidneys, adrenal glands and reproductive organs - detoxifying the body and increasing fertility

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Do you want to know who is Blogging About you?

Here is a link to find out who's been blogging about you!  Check it out it is pretty neat!

Perhaps you know someone who is suffering from arthritis pain or carpal tunnel or headaches for that matter

Part of how I got involved in making healing stone jewelry is due to severe pain I was enduring from Severe Stenosis in my lower back.  I also have carpal tunnel and a torn meniscous in my knee.  I cannot take pain medications or anti inflamatory drugs.  A friend of mine had just had surgery for carpal tunnel and his physical therapist told him to get magnetic hematite and wear it and that it would help with his recovery from the surgery.  He made himself one and it helped him and he ever so kindly gave me one.  I had results though I was not a believer at first within 24 hours.   I now wear a necklace, bracelets on both wrists at night and anklets on both ankles at night as well.  I cannot say that I am cured however I can say that I am pain free as long as I wear the jewelry.  Interestingly enough, people started buying what I was wearing off my wrists, neck, etc.  I started studying the stones and then learned that there were healing properties to all of the stones.  I am careful not to purchase heated, treated or dyed stones as that does change the healing properties. 

Today I am telling you about hematite because without it my life was full of pain.  Perhaps there is someone you know that might benefit from this stone. 

Hematite Used for centuries to stimulate healing for arthritis, joint pain, muscle sprain, tear or strain. Excellent for sports injuries, increasing the flow of blood when applied to an injured area. Promotes drug free pain relief.
See more at  where you can also read about the other stones and how they can help♥

Tuesday, November 2, 2010