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Monday, April 30, 2012

A Poem for a Mother from her Child

I Know We Sometimes Argue

I know we sometimes argue, and
I sometimes blow my lid.
But I still love you very much:
I'm only just a kid.

Sometimes I need to push against
The fences you erect,
Even though I know they're there
To shelter and protect.
I know you want the best for me
And to keep me from all harm.
I just want you to know I couldn't
Have a better mom.

By Turlough O'Carolan

Monday, April 23, 2012

Quotes (Updated)

"I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life."
~Louise Hay

"A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears."
~ Woodrow Wyatt

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you."
~ William Arthur Ward

The best & most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard ~ But must be felt with the heart
~ By Unknown

“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions & thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends & enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world”
~Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one...
~By Unknown

I will be adding more quotes as I see them. It may start out as just a few but I'll keep updating and posting more!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Marilyn Monroe Quotes

❣ Marilyn Monroe Quotes ❣

Old Photography of Marilyn Monroe

We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
---------- Marilyn Monroe

The embarrassment after the anger is biggest humiliation a person can experience.
---------- Marilyn Monroe

A girl knows her limits, but a wise girl knows she has none.
---------- Marilyn Monroe

It's better to be absolutely ridiculous than to be absolutely boring.
---------- Marilyn Monroe

Old Photography of Marilyn Monroe

When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want, if they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
---------- Marilyn Monroe

Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying and believe in yourself!
---------- Marilyn Monroe

It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
---------- Marilyn Monroe

If you're going to be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.
---------- Marilyn Monroe

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Are you more for one race then another? And not know about it?? ~ African American - European American IAT Test

African American - European American IAT

I was watching Anderson today and he had a bit on his show about a test you can take to see if you have an automatic preference for a certain race that you may not even realize on your own! On the show today they even had a test that they did with random kids in a school to see what they think was going on in a picture. And then they showed them the same picture with the kids race changed. Most kids changed the way they felt about the picture because of the color of the child skin in the pictures!! In other words: Make sure you have a talk with your children about Race! If you don't they will not know what is right or wring because kids look for different and similarities when they go thru life. So if you talk to your child and let them know that skin is nothing but a color. Everyone is the same! You wouldn't dislike someone because they are wearing a pink shirt when you are wearing a yellow shirt would you?? So why dislike someone because their skin is a different color than yours?? Those are a couple of questions I would like to ask a few members of my family that are racist.
I took the test and got my results. It can be upsetting and surprising!!!! Will You Take it? I'll  post my results if everyone will post their results.

Click HERE to take the Test!

My Results:
Your data suggest a slight automatic preference for European American compared to African American

What do I think about my results??
Well I'm not upset by them. I am not racist at all and everyone who knows me knows how I feel about racist people. But I was raised by a few people who were and are still racist. So I guess that does play a tiny bit in how my mind works. But the test proved that I am not 100% more for whites then blacks. Just a tiny bit and from what the makers of the test said...."Most Americans have some sort of automatic preference for European Americans aka White Americans" Even African Americans have some sort of auto preference for White Americans. the test has proven it.

Okay, Now lets see what everyone else's results are!!! And how do you feel about those results??

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Beautiful Art Book from Selina Fenech

Selina Fenech is a wonderful Faerie ,Gothic, Fantasy Artist and writes great stories!! Check out her new Art Book

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Quote I love

~We're all damaged, it seems. Some of us more than others. We carry the damage with us from childhood, then as grown-ups, we give as good as we get. Sometimes others deserve the better side because they know you have a dark side and still love us.~

Quote by Unknown ~ I read it and fell inlove :0) Its very true

Saturday, April 7, 2012

"7 Days of Deals!" at Walgreens

Walgreens is having a GREAT DEAL going on this week! It's called "7 Days of Deals!"
7 Days - 7 Different Great Priced Items!

LAST DAY OF DEALS!!!!!!!ONLY ON~Saturday April 7, 2012
$15 off your picture order of $30 or more
Use Coupon code ~ FIFTEEN30
(Also make sure that you pick "In~Store Pick~Up" so you avoid the Shipping Charges!!!)

Easter in Hudson

This Easter my family is going down to Hudson, NC to my fiance's grannys house. We live in Candler NC (Asheville). I have decided that I want to do more than just go eat Easter dinner and hang out with the family. Don't get me wrong, I love hanging out with his family, they are so nice and treat me like Im part of the family...Well I guess I am part of the family, me and Alan have been together for almost 8 years and we have 2 daughters together :0) But I wanna go somewhere cool that Iv never been and take pictures. :0) So I googled Lenior (which is right outside Hudson) I found a few places that I would love to go but only 2 are going to be open on the days and hours we will be there. Tucker's Sculpture Streetscape Gallery and Fort Defiance. The Tucker's Sculpture Streetscape Gallery is open 24 hrs and is an outside gallery of sculptures!! It sounds really cool and Im sure that my daughters would thing it was cool also. The picture that it shows is a dog looking thing, it looks really neat!! My fiance has never heard of it and he was born and raised in Lenior/Hickory/Hudson! Fort Defiance is a restored 1792 house that was once owned by a Revolutionary War Hero named William Lenior. His name is how the city of Lenior got it's name. There is also an Elemtry School named after him. The house is said to have over 300 original house items and artifacts and is concidered one the countrys most uniques restorations!! It sounds really interesting to me but my fiance said that we probly wouldn't be able to make it there because it isn't excally in Lenior and it would take us about an hour to get there and we didn't have the time for a long trip like that. So maybe that can be for another day.

The next thing Im gonna do is google Hickory! No tellin what I will find in that search :0) I'll update this after I get my Hickort goggle search! :0) (Bellow is the information I found on the places in Lenior)

Tucker’s Sculpture Streetscape Gallery 801 West Avenue
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone: (828) 759-0075

Since Tucker’s is located outdoors, it’s open 24-hours, 7-days a week.

Downtown Lenoir is more like “a town inside a gallery” with an outdoor gallery that adorns the downtown streetscape in an ever-changing outdoor gallery known as Tucker’s Sculpture Streetscape Gallery (named for the first settlement in Lenoir: Tucker’s Barn). Art is usually found inside buildings or art galleries, but Tucker’s Streetscape Sculpture Gallery displays pieces in planters along Main Street and West Avenue in Lenoir. The downtown gallery displays sculptures for a period of six months, after which they are replaced with new pieces. The artwork is available for sale, with new pieces being installed as sculptures are sold. Even if pieces aren’t sold, they are replaced around every six months.

Fort Defiance1792 Fort Defiance Drive (NC 268)
PO Box 686
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone: (828) 758-1671

April – October:
Thursday - Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 1pm – 5pm

November – March:
weekends only or by appointment - call for hours

Just a short drive from the Lenoir is Fort Defiance, the restored 1792 home of Revolutionary War hero and statesman William Lenoir, the namesake of Lenoir, North Carolina. The home features more than 300 pieces of original furnishings and artifacts and is considered one of the country's most unique restorations. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the property also has a family cemetery with graves dating back to 1785.

I googled Hickory NC!!!!!!!!
Im all about photography and Art and stuff like that and I think that Hickory may be my place! I lived in Hickory for 3 months back when I was 17 and without kids but Im not sure why I never knew what cool things were there other than all the shopping amlls and stores that were REALLY close to our house. But Im hopping that my fiance will get off work early Saturday so we can head down then and wake up early on Sunday and try and go to some of these places. But Im sure than none of them will be open becuase Sunday is Easter and the main one I want to goto is The Hickory Musum of Art and they are closed on holidays. Ohwell I will make sure I will get to go there sooner or later. Below is the info I found on cool stuff todo in Hickory NC


Painting by Julie Armbruster

243 3rd Avenue NE , Hickory, NC 28601
The Museum is located in a 3 story brick building on the SALT Block in the right wing of the Arts and Science Center of Catawba Valley.
Click on the link below that best matches your starting point. (Please note Hickory streets run North and South, Avenues are East and West and Center Street divides East from West. Many streets are one way only!)
Traveling North on Hwy 127 (from all points south of 2nd Street, NE, Hickory, NC)
Click here for directions and map
Traveling South on Hwy 127 (from all points north of 2nd Street, NE, Hickory, NC)
Click here for directions and map
Traveling West on I-40 (from all points east of I-40 exit 125)
Click here for directions and map
Traveling East on I-40 (from all points west of I-40 exit 123)
Click here for directions and map
Traveling North on Highway 321 (from I-85)
Click here for directions and map
Traveling South on Hwy 321 (from Lenoir)
Click here for directions and map

Daily admission to the Hickory Museum of Art is FREE.
Group tours may be arranged in advance. For information on group tours and school field trip opportunities, e-mail or call HMA Educator Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576.
Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday 1 - 4 PM
Closed Mondays and Holidays

Caldwell Arts Council

601 College Avenue, Lenoir
Featuring a gallery with changing exhibits, the Council organizes and sponsors a national sculpture competition annually and organizes arts programming throughout the year.

Bunker Hill Covered Bridge (1894)

Old US Highway 70, Claremont
 One of the two remaining covered bridges in the state and the only remaining example in the world of a 19th Century bridge utilizing the General Herman Haupt truss design.
**I defently want to go here on Easter with my daughters looking all pretty so I can take some beautiful Easter Pictures with this woderful scenery!!! Im excited to think that I may be able to go here but Alan is asleep so I can't ask to see if we will or not**

Catawba County Historical Association

30 North College Avenue, Newton
Maintains a state recognized museum program, preserves several historic sites, sponsors educational programs, maintains extensive archives, and publishes historical texts and pamphlets pertinent to the area’s rich history.

Hickory Landmarks Society

542 2nd Street NE, Hickory
Promotes cultural awareness of architecture in the community, while preserving historic sites and neighborhoods. Restorations are open to the public. Also holds an annual home and garden tour.

Hickory Aviation Museum

3101 9th Ave Dr. NW, Hickory
(Hickory Regional Airport)
A collection of aircraft, equipment and personal items associated with aviation’s history.
Fridays and Saturdays: 10:00am until 5:00pm
Sundays: 1:00pm until 5:00pm
Admission free / Donations accepted

Friday, April 6, 2012

My Lake Junaluska Photo Shoot

I had a wonderful Photo~Shoot onWednesday! I took photos of 2 little girls, sisters, and their aunt. It went sooo well! We was at Lake Junaluska in Haywood County. The scenery was very beautiful with the ducks and water along with the trees and buildings. We had a blast and the pictures turned out wonderfully! Now I'm just waiting on a responce from the family so I can make the picture order :0) Im so glad that the pictures come out so good. They have givven me permission to post these photos so here are a few of my favorite shots! :0) Arnt these gurls just ADORABLE????

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easter Egg Hunts in Asheville, North Carolina - 2012

Looking for Easter Egg hunts and live in Candler or Asheville North Carolina? If the answer is YES then you've come to the right blog :o) I will be updating this post as I hear about more Easter Eggs Hunts and Celebrations! I will let everyone know when I have updated it :0)

Saturday ~ April 7, 2012

"Easter On The Green"is on Saturday, April 7th from 2pm to5 pm in downtown Asheville on the Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park. Music, big Easter egg hunt, entertainment, along with games more that is sure to be alotts fun! The Easter eggs will have freebies and prizes such as gift certificates, donated by the downtown merchants. The Easter Bunny will also show up for Pictures!Everything is FREE!!!!

Also on Satruday Grovewood Galleries, beside Grove Park Inn, will be having its 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year the Egg Hunt will benefit Manna Packs for Kids (Manna Food Bank). For admission, bring 5 food items (non parashable) to donate. The hunt will begin at 11:00 am in the wind sculpture garden. Bring Your Own Basket!!!!!  The easter egg hunt is for kids ranging from ages 2 to 9. Lemonade and cookies will be there for the kids.The Easter Bunny will be hopping by to get his picture made with all the Easter Egg Hunters!!!! :0)

The Grove Park Inn will be having an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter, Sunday April 8th, in the Grand Ballroom at 10:00 am, $10 per person Bring your own basket or one will be provided for you!  They will also be having an Easter Party & an Easter Hat Making Activity. Both cost $10 a person!!

Easter Sunday ~ April 8, 2012

The Biltmore Estate Annual easter egg hunt on the front lawn is on Easter Sunday April 8th. The Festival of Flowers opens that same weekend. There will be 3 Easter Egg hunts on Easter for kids ages 2 to 9 yrs old.  They will also have music, stories & magic.  The Easter Bunny will also be there for pictures.  The Egg Hunts are at 11 am , 1 pm & 3 pm

As soon as I hear about more Easter Egg Hunts and Celebrations I will post them :0)