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I recently had the pleasure of visiting Cuba, and I saw the most beautiful sight. The sunrise .

The air was quiet while everyone slept. The sky was painted with reds, yellows and oranges, streaked across the horizon. The sea looked like an infinity pool, it seemed to just end and steeply fall. There was a flicker of light where the ocean meets the sky and then that small flicker opened up to show a slit... Read more
A few years ago my neighbor found two baby squirrels; the cat had gotten the mother and the babies had puncture marks.

Did I want to raise one? Sure, my nurturing nature kicked in. So I took it right in the middle of yard work.

Now what? I went online and found a wonderful article on how to raise and release squirrels.

The most important thing was NOT to use puppy milk from the pet store. It will kill... Read more
Artisangirl here with part 4... the conclusion of Fun Facts About Gemstones!
Let's first look at a very powerful stone :

Rutilated Quartz..The Powerful Energizer ...This stone stimulates electrical energies within the body to recharge vital energy centers...It reaches the root of problems and facilitates transitions and a change of direction. Rutilated quartz was also believed by ancients to soothe dark... Read more
Artisangirl here with another segment of Fun Facts About Gemstone, part 3 !
Today I continue with a stone that I think has a super unique and organic look to it:
Jasper (Leopardite)...The Stabilizing Stone ...Helps the body set the stage to receive changes that will come. Prepares the way for long term change. Acts as a supplement to the body's own energies.

Lapis Lazuli...The Power Stone. ..Symbol of... Read more
Artisangirl here again with part 2 of Fun Facts About Gemstones ! Check out my first article on Gemstones .

The first stone featured today is one of many in my private collection, although I haven't used it much lately in my creations:

Chrysocolla. ..A balancing stone that has the highest evolved form of the color turqouise. Believed to be an emotional balancer: connects Earth to Sky and brings peace... Read more
Most of the knowledge on the history of jewelry has been lost. Originally it was believed that early jewelry was worn not only for adornment, but also for its particular "energy" properties and how these stones reacted with our electromagnetic field. This probably explains why gemstones were sometimes tied around the wrist, hung around the neck and even embedded in a warrior's armor & shield.... Read more
If you thought the Internet ran out of things to Photoshop, you're wrong. This site is happily cropping celebs' faces into military pictures, and it's kind of awesome. Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, President Obama and Jack Nicholson all appear, to name a few.

Salute! Read more
Move over cat videos, it's about time Cat Font took over. Type anything you want and it will be spelled out by cats in the shape of letters.

The internet loves cats so much it might as well be called the CATernet, amiright??? Read more
Most of us would probably balk at the idea of booking a night in a trailer park by choice, such is the connotation of "trailer parks" in the United States, but The Shady Dell is different. In this case, it's the cool end of retro that's being highlighted.

This 1950s-inspired trailer park has nine aluminum trailers (all renovated as period pieces) that you can book decor nods include... Read more
It's almost that time again: time for your favorite TV shows to return to resolve their cliffhangers, show fresh new episodes and introduce new storylines. It is also time for the various TV networks to try and hook you on one (or more) of the new shows they been putting together over the last several months. Finally, after a summer of reruns, the Fall TV season is about to begin! New this year... Read more
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