Tuesday, July 26, 2011

baby doll's skin care giveaway winner

thanks to all who entered my latest giveaway.

and a big congratulations goes out to aly!!!

aly, please email your snail mail addy to melitamollohan@gmail.com so that we can send your package right out!!

if you didn't win but still want to check out this stay cool spray, michele is offering a 50% off sale right now. check out her etsy page for more details and promo code.

hugs & namaste!!

image credit

Monday, July 25, 2011

monday moment of zen

"insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
~ albert einstein

image credit

Monday, July 18, 2011

monday moment of zen

"travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience."
~ francis bacon

image credit

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

baby doll skin care giveaway

i'm excited to announce that i'm doing another giveaway.

this time you get a chance to win an awesome product from the baby doll's skin care line to help keep you cool this summer.

lemon twister peppermint spritzer

i've had the pleasure of trying this spray for a couple of months now and i love it. it not only smells good but does help keep me cool. it's a refreshing blend of lemon and mint. it's made by a local artist here in west virginia and it's made with all natural products!

you can even stick it in the fridge and spray it on when you need cooling off. also, think perfect for after hot yoga!! :) and it even works as a natural insect repellant! what more could you want?!

all you need to do to enter to win is....
leave a comment about how you stay cool in the summer. you get 1 entry per comment - so enter as many times as you wish!! (comments MUST be made on the blog to gain entry to win the giveaway.)

deadline to enter is july 20th at 11pm, est.

"like" baby doll's skin care on facebook, check out their blog & etsy page for other fantastic products!

hugs, namaste & good luck!!

image credit

Monday, July 11, 2011

monday moment of zen

"climb the mountains and get their good tidings. nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. the winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
~john muir

image credit

Monday, July 4, 2011

monday moment of zen

"when time comes for us to again rejoin the infinite stream of water
flowing to and from the great timeless ocean, our little droplet of
soulful water will once again flow with the endless stream."
~ william e. marks

yep, that is me in the pic. i've been pretty sick with a nasty sinus infection/summer cold. but on saturday i had this overwhelming sensation that i needed to be some place i could at least put my toes into water. this gorgeous location is in white park, literally 5 mins from my house.

the water temp was perfect, so perfect in fact, that i jumped in completely before we left. it felt amazing - very healing!! i have a feeling that i'll go back to that place again & again before the summer is over!

hugs & namaste

image credit

Sunday, July 3, 2011

sunday surprise

if you follow me on twitter then you might have saw my 4 tweet post about the little fledgling visit. sometimes a girl needs more than 140 characters!! so, i decided to share the pics and make a nice post of it. (warning, lots of absolutely adorable pics!)

i had trouble sleeping last night due to some meds i've been put on because of my nasty sinus infection. i got all of 1 hour sleep before a thunderstorm rolled in and scared my little pup, cadyn. so i stayed up and consoled her but well after the storm had passed, i couldn't get back to sleep. that was somewhere around 2am(ish). so around 6am i figured i'd take another pass at getting some zzz's and managed successful for almost another 3 hours.

i was tweeting back and forth with fran sussman and keishua about not getting much sleep and the possibility of trying to take a nap later in the day. and here's where the fun begins...

during my nap, i woke up to more thunder. knowing that i didn't want to over-nap in hopes of good sleep tonight, i decided to get up and go watch the storm. i grabbed ryan & we headed out to our back (uncovered) deck. wanting to get a better view of the storm that was swirling around us, we headed out to the front yard. once it started to rain we hung out on the tiny front (covered) porch and watched it rain. the porch is currently home to my scooter (which is for sale by the way - cute little thing isn't it?!) and ryan's bicycle. and on ryan's bicycle spokes was this adorable little fella.

it startled me at first because i hadn't realized it was there. so i called for ryan to come back out with some blueberries and bread.

loves the blueberry

but the bread, not so much (although you can't tell by this pic)

i truly enjoyed playing mama for a little while. :) after feeding time (aka 1 blueberry) it was time for a nap.

he could barely keep his little eyes open

a power nap is just what was in store

~a few more pics after nappy time~

ruffling his feathers

some nice stretching

taking care of an itch

after his little nap, we heard him chirp. the sweet thing!! then we notice that mama is starting to come around too.

a first further away

and then a little closer

we listened to them both chirp and yep, that was mama. she was probably yelling at him for talking to strangers. ;)

and so, as much as i would have liked to kept him, i sent him back to his real mama.

the sweet thing! such a treat to experience nature that close and personal!!

hugs & namaste

image credits