Monday, May 9, 2011

Creepy, Cute, and Cool

So yesterday was Mother's Day, as we all know, and I just have to share the gifts I received.  My lovely daughter and hubby decided to make gifts for me this year and I just love them!  Once everyone woke up yesterday, they are late sleepers, I was told to cover my eyes.  When I opened them I saw these...

This is Stitch In Time
his head turns so here's the other side
This is Prime-8
Like I said, they're creepy, cute, and cool!  It was a joint effort, my daughter designed them and the hubby painted them.  Way better than flowers!

We had a nice relaxing day just hanging out at home.  We all watched movies, I played Guitar Hero for awhile, and my daughter bought take-out for dinner.  Hope you all had a good weekend!

~ Heathen

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day all us Moms out there.  Enjoy your special day any way you like!

~ Heathen

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Coconut Heaven

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Have you seen this yet?  Starbucks has a new drink on it's menu...the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino!  This thing is bliss in a cup.  And, they have the coconut flavored syrup so you can add it to any of your favorite Starbucks drinks!  How about adding a shot of it to their Orange Mango Smoothie?  As the barista said "It's like toes in the sand!"

Personally I LOVE coconut and there really hasn't been a signature flavor for the warmer months of the year.  There's the Pumpkin Spice starting in October, the Egg Nog starts in November, and of course the Peppermint and Gingerbread for the Holidays.  But nothing for Spring and Summer.  Well now there is and I'm doing a little happy dance about it!

As it turns out, they actually tried adding this flavor to their menu several years ago and it didn't last.  But enough people missed it that they finally brought it back.  I know a lot of you are Starbucks junkies as well and you may already know all about this...but I'm so excited I just had to share!  Enjoy!

~ Heathen

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Also known as May Day, Beltane is a time for love, union, growth, abundance and fertility.  This month marks the peak of Spring and is time to prepare for the warm months ahead.

Beltane is one of the in-between times of the year, it's still Spring but you can feel the lazy days of Summer in the air.  Here are a few things that symbolize this time of year for me:

  • brightly colored wild flowers
  • ferns and ivy
  • embedded candles (the kind with flower petals in the wax)
  • wind chimes
  • cloudless blue skies
  • freshly mowed grass
  • sun dried laundry

When changing your decorations for this turn of the wheel, put away the eggs and pastels of Ostara and bring out bursts of color and pretty garden themed decorations.  Hang baskets or cones of flowers from doorknobs, put wind chimes and sun catchers in windows.  Start that windowsill herb garden you've always wanted.  You get the idea here.

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As always, have fun with it and make it personal!  Happy Beltane!

~ Heathen