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What’s up Saturday 

Thinking about all these beautiful things today and how lucky I am to have them in my life.
All is well here, keeping very busy, and some personal life changes happening. It’s all good stuff though.
I hope you are well.

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Tune Tuesday

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that’s some balance right there…

To perform every action artfully is yoga


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Yoga mat earrings 

Over the weekend I made some earrings out of pieces of yoga mat for my Trash2Trends project. Here I’ll show you what I did to make them.  I used all this stuff you see below:

yoga mat earrings tute

Before I did anything, I cut some small slivers of yoga mat with my rotary cutter, and I punched one small hole in each piece of mat with small hole puncher thingy so I could loop the yoga mat pieces through the jump rings. It’s also preferable to use flat nose pliers, and pliers that do not have grooves in them, when working with metal. Flat nose pliers give you more security in holding the jump rings and smooth pliers will keep from leaving marks on your metal.

So to make the earrings, first I took a small jump ring and looped it onto the bottom of the ear wire, then closed that jump ring:

Then I took a larger jump ring and added 2 smaller pieces of yoga mat:

I looped that onto the small jump ring that’s attached to the ear wire and closed that jump ring:

Next I looped a longer piece of yoga mat onto a large jump ring…

…and attached that to the jump ring with the 2 smaller pieces of yoga mat. Here I made sure to attach this jump ring so that it fell in-between the other 2 smaller pieces of yoga mat:

and VOILA! yoga mat earrings!

These are very light and swingy, really fun. The only thing I noticed is that they are so lightweight that if I’m not paying attention, I almost lost one in the backyard. (I always test drive what I make). The longer piece of yoga mat kept hitting my neck which, evidently, pushed the earring up and out of my earlobe, so I would recommend adding some of those plastic ear wire backs to keep these on securely.

I do not have a good picture of these on a person and how they look, just yet, so bear with me. I’ll get one soon, I promise. Besides, the show is this weekend, I’ll have SOOOOO many pictures to show you soon enough.


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Enough is enough

I think I’ve been exhausted for about 6 years now. At first I was told it was ADD, and that with some counseling and medication that would help to mitigate the confusion, the disagreements the arguments the distractions, the lack of concentration, the mood swings, the violent outbursts and general laissez-faire that seemed to permeate… Continue reading Enough is enough

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The worst day of yoga is still a good day

Yesterday was not my best day in yoga. I felt unbalanced, dizzy, was distracted, and not at all focused. I ended up spending most of the 90 minutes in child’s pose. Crying. I don’t know why I was crying. My mind raced with all kinds of reasons why I was crying – Hence: distracted –… Continue reading The worst day of yoga is still a good day

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Tune Tuesday

This was a great song helping me be calm and prepare for the show this weekend. These longer songs really help keep me motivated. Enjoy.

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Lazy Sunday

This is a perfect song for a rainy lazy Sunday. This was our svasana song during yoga today. It made me want to sleep. I need to put this on loop. And then take a nap. Enjoy your day, whatever the weather.

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Quote of the day


This was a good one for me this week. Being an introvert I am into my head a lot, thinking, planning, wondering, even worrying, and that doesn’t always help my mood. So I rest and relax and meditate – a little – and do yoga and read biographies and listen to soothing music and spend time with puppies at the park and have friends over for some good food and we watch movies… all to keep me from thinking too much about what’s going on in my life and in the world and what can be done about it to bring some sanity and semblance of peace and calm to what’s going on.

So when I get carried away, I stop, I breathe, and I think of all I am grateful for; from the serious to the mundane. That’s how I conquer those crazy thoughts. One step at a time like Hillary did.

May you have conquering steps today.

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Makin straps for yoga

I’ve been making some more of these lately. A friend of mine has completed her yoga teacher training and needed some straps for her students. I’m always glad to oblige, do some repurpose sewing, and help out some yoga peeps. Good stuff, all around.