Monday, April 26, 2010

Mailbox Monday(4/26)


Mailbox Monday divulges into the inner workings of my mailbox throughout the week. From books to jewelry to free samples to random magazines and letters-You never know what will be in the mail this week...

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Magazines...

Lots and lots of magazines >.<

Make them stop!!!!

For some reason they won't stop-magazines, catalogs, random things that I have no idea where they came from. Let's just say the library is going to get a nice donation from me. LOL




What did you get in the mail this week?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Win a Reusable Shopping Bag(4/30)





Win a reusable shopping bag with hand embroidered fruit on it from Gracey May on Etsy!!


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Slapdash Sunday(4/25)

Slapdash Sunday is a day for your proverbial week 'leftovers.' Is there something you wanted to say, but just forgot? Is there something you want to write about, but isn't worth a whole page? Do you have a random thought, funny or otherwise that needs to be written down?
That is what Slapdash Sunday is for!

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I know I'm a little late with this, but I hope everyone had a very wonderful (and knowledgeable) Earth Day!!




I also wanted to thank every one of my friends who have supported me through the last two months of school-I know I haven't been around a lot and I really appreciate everyone's concern for my success and well being :)



My friend Susan got her photograph published!!

I'm so excited for her I just had to share with all my readers :)

If you want to check out a better quality picture, head over to her blog Here.
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Monday, April 12, 2010

Win Soap from Mea Culpa Body and Bath(4/16)





Win 3 bars of soap from Mea Culpa Body and Bath on Etsy!!



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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Slapdash Sunday(4/11)


Slapdash Sunday is a day for your proverbial week 'leftovers.' Is there something you wanted to say, but just forgot? Is there something you want to write about, but isn't worth a whole page? Do you have a random thought, funny or otherwise that needs to be written down?
That is what Slapdash Sunday is for!

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After a LOOOOONG time on Google Page Rank 2, imagine my surprise when I'm taking a leisurely minute to explore my site and see this...


Oh yes-That IS indeed a 3 right there :)

Thank you guys again for making my site rock-Even if I'm not here to provide you with my witty repartee!




I have some good posts just waiting to be written up in my little head so hopefully you will be interested enough to come back and check them out ;)

Some have to do with school, some have to do with me, and some are just random and entertaining...

Would you have it any other way though!?







Does anyone know of a good Sprint phone?

My family and I have the Exclaim and we HATE. Them. with a fiery passion (yeah, that much).

We've been going over our options, but the best thing we think is to stick with Sprint for the year and a half that's left and then decide what to do from there-But the problem is we can't find a good phone!

Any suggestions?







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Friday, April 9, 2010

Follow Friday(4/9)


My friend Lynn of Midday Escapades along with two other bloggers, One 2 Try and Hearts Make Families, have come up with one awesome meme called Follow Friday!

It's a very simple and fun way to connect with other bloggers like yourself and gain readership, as well as like-minded friends from around the world :)

If your interested in participating in this meme, just Click Here for more info.

And if your a new reader to The Eclectic Element, welcome!

Love and Energies.
Kayla

Monday, April 5, 2010

Win Your Choice of Birth Announcement Design(4/9)





Win your choice of birth announcement from Hello Love Designs on Etsy!!



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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!


Happy Keester Easter to everyone!!

I hope everyone has something special planned for today filled with friends, family, and fabulous food :)

Of course I can't forget to have a safe and fun holiday today!

Love and Energies.
Kayla

Slapdash Sunday(4/4)


Slapdash Sunday is a day for your proverbial week 'leftovers.' Is there something you wanted to say, but just forgot? Is there something you want to write about, but isn't worth a whole page? Do you have a random thought, funny or otherwise that needs to be written down?
That is what Slapdash Sunday is for!

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After a little bit of a hiatus, Slapdash Sunday is back (hopefully for good now)!! As most of you can tell, I've been having somewhat of a problem balancing my blogging and school work >.<

I know you all understand that school ultimately comes first (or so I'm told), but I still feel bad that I can't visit everyone and comment on all your posts everyday now that I don't have that free time...


Just like anything, I have to learn how not to stress over it and just do the best I can.


Oy!




For those Twilight lovers out there, I just read something very interesting the other day!


Apparently, there is another book coming out somewhat related to the series, but it's own separate book-How the heck is that done you may ask?


The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
is told from the perspective of the newborn vampire Bree as she was portrayed in the 3rd book, Eclipse.


It comes out June 5th.


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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Krafty Max Originals $15 GC {Extended}

Good news for all of you guys!

I have decided to extend Krafty Max's latest contest...


Win a $15 Gift Certificate to Krafty Max Originals on Etsy!!


Since I've been busy with school, I haven't had much time to devote to spreading the word about my contests so I feel the need to give everyone more of a chance to win :)

So if you haven't yet, go ahead and enter!

You can't win if you don't enter ;)

Love and Energies.
Kayla

Lord Help...Well, the Lord!


My great aunt Winona Mae {pictured above} was one HELL of a feisty old lady! Her whole life was spent as an ol' spitfire and her family and friends wouldn't have had it any other way {at least I think...LOL}

She passed away Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 1:50 in the afternoon.


**Note:: This is a detailed account of that day, not so much for everyone in bloggy land, but for myself so that I can remember it whenever I choose to come back in time**

That morning, I woke up like any other morning and went out to join the family in the living room-I knew the mood was off the moment I walked out because both my sister and mum had red-rimmed eyes and no one was talking.

I sat down and that's when my mum told me our cousin had called and said Wini didn't have much time left-She was slowly dying. My eyes went wide as my mind went blank; I could feel the tears spilling before I realized I was actually crying.

My mum told my sister and I that she was going into Chicago to be there with our cousin {who was going on 40 hours of no sleep} and to be there with our aunt to say goodbye-I immediately got a bone-deep gut feeling as if I should be there too, so I told her I wanted to come.

Being a Reiki Master, you have the ability to help the transition from this life to the next, so I wanted to do whatever I could for my little auntie Wini to make the process as comfortable and calming as it could possibly be.

So with that goal in mind, we hopped into the car and drove the hour it takes to get to the nursing home she was currently located; after a few wrong turns, we finally got there and hurried to her room.

I'm not going to lie and say I was okay because for one, I was scared to death the whole trip there and two, once I walked into that room and saw her lying helplessly on that bed only breathing with the help of an oxygen machine, I almost lost it {thank goodness I had the common sense to hug a tree before I went in}.

She actually went very quickly-According to our cousin, she had a very hard night but once we got there, she was gone within the hour. When she took her last breath, it was like she was trying to talk to us: her mouth started to move and she tried to swallow. Now, if you actually knew my great aunt, you would wonder exactly WHAT she was trying to tell us {apparently when she was still 'there' that night, she was cussing out everyone and anyone within earshot}.

When she finally went, my mum and I both turned to each other with knowing eyes and heavy hearts and just said, 'She's gone.' The interesting thing is the three of us felt her passing in three different ways; as her spirit left her body, I felt it's relief to be rid of her pain and suffering (she was transferring into late stage Alzheimer's) and happiness to be reuniting with her family.

She was the last of her generation, so I'm sure she was ecstatic to be going 'home.'

Friday, April 2, 2010

Follow Friday(4/2)


My friend Lynn of Midday Escapades along with two other bloggers, One 2 Try and Hearts Make Families, have come up with one awesome meme called Follow Friday!

It's a very simple and fun way to connect with other bloggers like yourself and gain readership, as well as like-minded friends from around the world :)

If your interested in participating in this meme, just Click Here for more info.

And if your a new reader to The Eclectic Element, welcome!

Love and Energies.
Kayla