Tag Archives: handmade

Mother going back into the hospital – just received a phone call from Dad, letting me know


A picture of my Mother, pre drastic weight loss and a few years back.
My Mother in better times, on prednisone in the picture, and a few years back.

Hi friends, my beautiful sweet and courageous Mother has been very sick for quite some time. Like me she suffers from an Autoimmune Disease which has been complicated by surgeries on her back, one of which caused a Hospital Contracted Infection which cannot be cured and I suspect the site of the infection is flared again.

Dad said that Mom’s back is in serious pain again, as you may recall I wrote about her and Joan in a post on Joan and Mariah’s Reviews a while back and my Mother ended up in the hospital for about a Month as a result of her infection and other complications.

My Mother is down to 71 pounds at last weigh in, that we have talked about together as she is having serious problems eating too. I am very very worried about her and know that I will be spending some time on the phone trying to cheer her up and hopefully I can squeeze enough out the budget for me to travel to the hospital to go pay her a visit or two.

A Sample of my Mothers Artwork, she paints in oils, this is her Calligraphy, her own poem and drawing which is painted in watercolors.
A Sample of my Mothers Artwork, she paints in oils, this is her Calligraphy, her own poem and drawing which is painted in watercolors.

Please my friends, family and readers, send out positive thoughts to and prayers for this wonderful lady (a talented Artist, Mother of 6 and all around loving caring and brave woman). My Mother’s Name is Nancy… I appreciate your thoughts and prayers and I truly believe in the power that is held in the thoughts and prayers sent out.

Thank you, love and hugs,


Emotions with Teamotions – Mariah’s Tea Adventure, A Review & Giveaway

Teamotions Logo

Tis the Season for Peace, Hope and Joy!

Teamotions has the perfect products for a Holiday Gift basket. I would place “Seek Peace”, “Have Hope” and “Discover Joy” in a basket (all three teas are together in their “Wellness Perscription:: Serenity”, and if you buy that you save money… yay!) add in some tea cups, tea balls (for the loose leaf tea), wrap it up with the clear or Holiday Colored plastic (I love the kind you can use your drier on to shrink wrap), then decorate with festive ribbons etc. Wouldn’t this be a perfect Hostess Gift for those parties you’re invited to this holiday season? For that matter, for just about anyone this would be a great gift. 🙂 Continue reading Emotions with Teamotions – Mariah’s Tea Adventure, A Review & Giveaway

Future Oxygen Review & Giveaway

<a rel=”nofollow” style=”display: none;” href=”http://www.tomoson.com/?code=TOPbabf72b2e8ae279844c54bfa888a5476″></a>

packages, one necklace and one braclet by Future Oxygen

I am pleased to introduce you all to a great Eco Friendly Company, Future Oxygen, this company makes a line of jewelry, like I’ve never hear of before! I am very excited to have received a necklace and a bracelet from them and they are so cute, I really don’t want to take them to the next step as of yet. What is the next step? They grow into flowers or trees when you no longer want to wear them. How cool is that?future oxygen cross necklace

Here I am going to age myself but, back in the 70’s I used to make hemp necklaces with beads and I used macrame’ to make them decorative as well. This Jewelry brings me back to those days of the Art Fairs that my Parents had us in and selling my necklaces as well as dressing up as Raggedy Ann as I decorated balloons to wonder around and sell too… my parents kept us kids busy at these fairs. I would have loved to have these Eco Friendly beads back then, if only they had these beads back then and if only I could just buy these beads from them as well, for some of my creations today. Alas I diverge, but what fond memories!

All of Future Oxygen products are 100% biodegradable, even their packages. And another great thing is that their sales help children, the information about this can be found on their “Smile Exchange” area on their website.

future oxygen smiley bracelet

These beads are so cute, the bracelet I received is a round smiley face braided hemp and the necklace is a really cool St. James like Cross on it. The Bracelet will grow a White Pine Tree and the Necklace will grow wild flowers! Nice! I have decided to grow the White Pine Tree for up in the Colorado Foothills where my parents can plant it once it’s grown enough by me to transplant.

I found them on YouTube and they have a great video telling you how to plant your Eco Wear.

Right now they are running a Free Shipping deal, for Earth Day (My Birthday BTW) of free shipping for any purchase $20 or over. You can read about that here: http://www.futureoxygen.us/earth-day-specials/

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In My Easter Bonnet – Hand Crochet Slouchy Hat Review & Giveaway


Howdy everyone, this is a long time awaited for review here. But fortunately I’ve seen these hats being worn here in Colorado all year round. And thankfully Kim of Kim’s Crochet Creations the creator of these wonderful hats, who has been so patient with me as my husband and I went through all the drama of his being attacked and dealing with all those broken bones etc.

Anyhow, I was so very happy to receive this lovely blue slouch hat to wear, nothing looks as good on red hair as greens or blues do! Well that’s my humble opinion anyway. Now this blue isn’t just plain old blue this one has some pretty silver in it as well, so lovely!

Mariah Modeling Slouchy Hat from the frontThe flower in the picture above is not included with the hat, I added it for the Easter like theme. 🙂

Continue reading In My Easter Bonnet – Hand Crochet Slouchy Hat Review & Giveaway