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Soar To Higher Heights

This story was sent to me and I thought I would like to share it with you because there is truth and value in it's message. Enjoy!

Once there was a king who received a gift of two magnificent falcons from Arabia. They were peregrine falcons, the most beautiful birds he had ever seen. He gave the precious birds to his head falconer to be trained.

Months passed and one day the head falconer informed the king that though one of the falcons was flying majestically, soaring high in the sky, the other bird had not moved from its branch since the day it had arrived.

The king summoned healers and sorcerers from all the land to tend to the falcon, but no one could make the bird fly. He presented the task to the member of his court, but the next day, the king saw through the palace window that the bird had still not moved from its perch. Having tried everything else, the king thought to himself, "May be I need someone more familiar with the countryside to understand the nature of this problem." So he cried out to his court, "Go and get a farmer."

In the morning, the king was thrilled to see the falcon soaring high above the palace gardens. He said to his court, "Bring me the doer of this miracle."

The court quickly located the farmer, who came and stood before the king. The king asked him, "How did you make the falcon fly?"

With his head bowed, the farmer said to the king, " It was very easy, your highness. I simply cut the branch where the bird was sitting."

We are all made to fly-- and to realize our incredible potential as human beings. But instead of doing that, we sit on our branches, clinging to the things that are familiar to us. The possibilities are endless, but for most of us, they remain undiscovered. We conform to the familiar, the comfortable, the mundane. So for the most part, our lives are mediocre instead of exciting, thrilling and fulfilling.

Let us destroy the branch of fear we cling to and free ourselves to the glory of flight.

 Author Unknown

What is keeping you from soaring to higher heights?

Do you see what I see?

I came across this picture today. It is a picture of the cake I made  for my daughter's (Karly) baby shower. We already knew she would be having a baby girl and Karly already knew she would name her Chloe.

I don't know, it may just be my imagination but I can see an uncanny resemblance
between the cake Chloe and the real Chloe! 

What do you think?


A Girl's Best Friend...

Swarovski crystals are produced in Austria by the Swarovski Crystal Company. The company was formed in 1895 and uses Daniel Swarovski's expertise and knowledge in the field of precision cutting and polishing of crystals. Daniel Swarovski's exact crystal formula and design patents have been kept as family secrets.

Swarovski crystal beads and pendants are man made from the finest quality crystal. Quartz sand is mixed with silica, lime and lead and it is fired at exceptionally high temperatures and then cooled very slowly. Swarovski crystal is made up of 32% lead which is a higher than usual content of lead and gives the crystal its' brilliance.

The cutting principles for Swarovski crystals are the same as those applied to diamond cutting. Once cut, the beads are polished and some are coated with a metallic chemical coating which allows the crystals to refract a rainbow spectrum of light. These coatings come in various shades and produce different effects.

The name 'Swarovski crystal' is synonymous with the finest quality crystal available worldwide. It is the unique high quality cutting and polishing techniques that define Swarovski crystal beads and set them apart from their competitors. The fine craftsmanship is evident in the quality of the beads.

To keep Swarovski beads looking their best,simply wash them with lukewarm water and very mild detergent or baby shampoo. Rinse and use a lint free cloth to wipe them dry.

I have fallen in love with Swarovski crystals over the past several years and love to incorporate them into my jewelry designs. They are available in a vast array of colours (at least 76 colours), shapes and sizes.

Have you become a fan of Swarovski Crystals yet?


Happy Valentine's Day to My Sweet Valentine

Beautiful Chloe
opening her gift

My Sweet Valentine Chloe loves her Pooh Bear

My Sweetheart Chloe

Help Me Make Number 13 Lucky For You with a Valentine's Giveaway (Offer Expired)

Sterling Silver Heart and Swarovski Pearl Earrings
Valentine Giveaway

I'm feeling generous today so...

Let's change the number 13

from being an unlucky number

to being a very lucky number

I've decided  that until Feb 13,2011

will  give away

this pair of fabulous earrings
(pictured above)

absolutely FREE

to my 13th Etsy customer

Let's take a closer look...

These are a pair of sterling silver earrings

that feature a sterling silver patterned puffy heart

dangling beneath a small pink Swarovski pearl

Simple and Beautiful

How can you make it happen?

All you have to do is be the 13th person
to make a purchase from my Etsy store

(click on the link below)

Look on the left hand column of my shop,
under the heading 'Shop Info'
 at the bottom you will see the number of sales
(currently this number is 12)
 If you are the one to make this number change to 13
(prior to close of day Feb13,2011)
then you are the one who will receive these earrings

Do these earrings have your name on them?
You can make it happen if you act quickly

(Prize value $24.00)
(This offer valid until Feb 13th, 2011)

Happy Valentine's Day