Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Just in case you didn't know, I thought that I would take a moment to inform you that a very important HOLIDAY is approaching. Did you know that January 21st is WORLD HUGS DAY? This Holiday started in America as National Hugs Day but has grown so much in popularity that the Holiday is now celebrated all over the world.

The HUGS HOLIDAY is only two days away from now so my suggestion is that you start practicing your best HUGS so that you will be really good at it by the 21st. Then after the 21st is over you can start practicing immediately for the next year. Now don't just HUG people that you think are wonderful. Make sure you try to find a real MEANIE to HUG. Make sure you yell out "HAPPY HUGS DAY" first. Either the HUG will soften the MEANIE'S heart and they won't be a MEANIE anymore or the MEANIE will think that you have lost your mind and steer clear of you in the future. Either way, you will have a great outcome. (Just kidding). Hopefully the MEANIE will change their ways.

I'm sending virtual HUGS out to all of my readers at HUGS AND KEEPSAKES so officially consider yourself hugged. Enjoy the Holiday!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year everyone. Here is to wishing you beautiful and blessed days ahead.

Last year I made a mental TO DO list of goals and dreams that I hoped to accomplish by the years end. I happily must say that I completed a little bit more than half of my tasks. Not so bad but not so good either. This year I will be WRITING down my visions, dreams and goals to keep them in front of my face. For those of you who enjoy crafting and also want to keep your goals front and center, a fun thing to do is to create a dream board. All you need is poster board, a pen or marker, pictures and images from magazines or the computer, glue, embellishments of your choice and lots of big dreams.

Write down your goals and dreams. Write down KEY words of encouragement and/or scriptures. Embellish the board with pictures that represent your ideas. Now keep your board in a place where you can reflect upon it often. Be encouraged and achieve your dreams.

HABAKUK 2:2 And the LORD answered me and said, Write the vision, and make it plain on tables, that he may run that reads it.