A beautiful loving week

It has been a beautiful loving week.

I got a visit from a dear friend from Canada. We love to sit in the garden and catch up. She always brings me a four direction medicine package. Not only does it look beautiful but it smells awesome. She picks her own sweet grass and makes the sweetest bundles. I won’t be sharing pictures of the gifts I received, I just want to share the goodness of true friendship with sister friends.

Just being real, real to who we are along our journeys. Not perfect, just real, honest….

I also received a beautiful package from a very dear sister friend with one of my favorite dried flowers (roses) . Not only were the flowers beautiful but the glass canning jar added to the beauty of the whole package. My sweet sister friend who always knows what to say. She has supported me kindly with her heart for several years now. We even got to visit each other this past year. I don’t have large groups of friends but the ones I have are really beautiful people. I am so lucky to have found them.

I wanted to write about this today because I was so deeply touched by the warmth of my friends this week.

Life isn’t always easy as we all know. So just a little loving kindness goes a very long way in my world. Isn’t this what we all truly want and need in our lives? To love and be loved in an authentic way. Just being yourself, not holding anything up. Respected for who we are.

I am feeling grateful for this!

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Herbal tea blend

One of my favorite tea blends. Hibiscus , oatstraw , and green tea.

This tastes so good and is good for you if you get along with the herbs. I pull the green tea out after a few minutes and let the hibiscus and oatstraw sit for hours in the glass canning jar , pulling out all the vitamins , minerals and good stuff.

This week I think I will add a few rose petals ūüôā ‚̧

Sometimes I add a little piece of ginger too.

Thanks for stopping in!

Peace, love and blessings!

Debbie

 

Beautiful sacred moon , sky and earth

This full moon was fantastic! It not only was beautiful but the energy around it was intense. I’m sure different for each of you. It’s always a joy in life to watch the moon, in all phases really. Everytime I see the new moon I feel it’s a new beginning as I do with each new day. On this cold February morning I looked out my window and saw this sunrise sky.

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sunrise in Arizona

As I was walking back to the house I saw the Moon big and beautiful as she is setting in a brilliant colorful sky.

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The full moon setting.

 

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I love to see the sky when it looks like this at sunset here in Arizona

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and as the sun goes down the full moon was rising

 

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This week I was lucky to capture these cool pictures with my little camera right from our acre of ground here in sunny Arizona.

It’s a true blessing to be alive , to be able to learn , grow and enjoy in the beauties given to us by the Great Spirit . What a beautiful show that we can all share from all over this beautiful earth, all walks of life, all beings, being in the moment.

Taking a moment to enjoy the love given freely by God , the divine, holy spirit that lives in our hearts and is always there to go too . I say thankyou , thankyou , thankyou. I love you , you are my rock, you are my go to, in all ways , all days!

Blessings to all !

Love and peace to all !

Debbie

Welcome to fall

TGIF and welcome to fall! We are feeling awesome fall weather today in Arizona. The very long hot days are coming to a close as the days move by very fast. I woke up this morning to clouds too! Extra special for us.

The rose bush John gave to me last year is still blooming. It has bloomed all summer! It has grown so much and seems to be a very happy camper here.

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Our rose bush

The morning glories are doing well too! I didn’t think I was going to have any this year because the squirrels ate them all spring but finally after the rains they started popping up in the front garden and the back! So there will be plenty of seeds for next year. ūüôā

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Morning glories

Of course the art world is our world in so many ways. Everyday we create and create some more. I have to say I really feel grateful for what I do everyday.

In celebrating fall today here is a beaded leather boho turtle bag we created that really brings out fall colors.

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Boho fringed leather handbag with turtle totem.

What an amazing leather handbag this turned out to be. Our customer wanted really super long fringe. It turned out super cool !

I have decided to learn to play my Native flute. Here is a picture of it.

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This is my Native flute with one of our flute bags.

When I sit in our garden I love to bring my flute. I have started to just breath and blow and make some pretty sounds. I haven’t learned songs. I might not. I might just play with my heart and see how that goes. ‚̧

Another of my goals is learning how to blog more. Have more interesting content. It will be mostly from my garden and my home right here in Arizona. I am a very simple woman with a very simple life. That is something I am grateful I have cultivated in this lifetime.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a beautiful day and a lovely fall!

Debbie ‚̧

 

 

Life is precious

Good Morning! It’s Wednesday morning and sun hasn’t came up yet. I thought I would sit down and write something. I would love to start writing here more and sharing the things that make my life a little better in my days. Of course my family is everything to me. God, Great Spirit , the universe that lives inside me and teaches me each day how to overcome the hardships that are in life is my “go to “when my mind is heavy with sorrow. You see when the people are suffering I feel the suffering too. I have to say I have felt the suffering lately. I turn to my spiritual teachers . I guess you could say I have no one religion I have love and compassion, love and compassion is what I learned from Christ and Buddha. They live in my heart. I have been taught to be kind and have compassion. To be still and gentle. When the world is upside down it is very hard to stay in a place where love and compassion are strong. But the more you practice the more easy you stay or come back to it. My life has been full of moments to practice letting go and coming back.

When I sit quietly and talk to them the holy ones, the holy spirit, they come and show me the way of peace and gentleness. I am so grateful!

That doesn’t mean that my life is easy. But I have learned through the most difficult experiences how to go deeper. How to find the place to be so I can be at peace.

I  had to bury two children this time around on this earth. It was a long time ago  but I really had to find my way. It felt as if the rug was pulled out from under me. I was groundless. My spirit went directly to god, the great spirit, the universe and I prayed and cried and felt what I felt each day. There was no escape from the deepest pain I had ever felt in my life.

“LIFE IS PRECIOUS”

As time passed I found my way. That doesn’t mean that I don’t miss them so very much but I have come to accept that life is life and things happen that we can’t control. I am very grateful for the living teachers that are on this world right now. The Dalai Lama , Pema Chodron , Ajahn Brahn , and many more. I am also so very grateful to the ones who came , learned and shared what they learned so long ago. Christ , Buddha, Lao Tsu.

I also find refuge in nature. Right in my own backyard. I listen to the birds and find joy when the hummingbirds come to visit. I love when they dance around me as I water the garden. I love animals. My fur baby Rosie is a joy in my  life. Mother earth is my refuge. The Great mother nourishes my body , mind and spirit.

I love to do my art, beads and leather and am grateful that this is a part of my life. I listen to dharma talks and music as I bead and sew for the world.

I have so much to be Grateful for. My husband and lifetime partner , my beautiful daughter and 4 Grandchildren.

I love and adore all of you. I am so very thankful you are with me always in my heart.

My friends, old ones and new ones. Some who are still here and some who have gone.

I am Grateful.

Blessings !

Love and Peace!

Debbie

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Rose from our garden

From my heart to yours

Welcome to 2017! I sincerely hope we all have a very  beautiful year! Staying focused on the positive and what we love in our lives. Being close to nature and nourishing our spirits with the love of the universe and giving thanks for how much love and guidance we receive everyday. Living a life in gratitude  for what we have and being content with what we have. Letting go of all that hurts us and makes us suffer. Letting go of the thoughts and actions that no longer serve us.

May we be free from all this sadness and find ourselves basking in the love of the Great Universe , the love of the divine within us and all around us each day!

May we find peace in our hearts for each other and the world, letting go of the hate and prejudice that creates suffering for ourselves and others and does nothing to help the goodness of this beautiful earth we live on.

May we come to know nature and the beauty of this earth who gives us so much everyday to be grateful for. The beauty of nature , the rain and the wind , the food we have for our bellies that nourishes us.

May we find it in our hearts to be kind to the four legged , winged ones , fishes and all living beings on earth. To find compassion for the journey they are on .

May we always try to do better to help heal each other and not hurt each other. Giving of ourselves without expectations.

May we come to know our sisters and brothers without feeling like we need to change them but just love and accept them for who they are and where they are on the wheel of life.

May we let go of using each other and come to a place of gratitude where we can see where we can help and be kind enough to do so.

May we let go and be free knowing no limits and go deeper in love and compassion everyday!

May we start this journey for ourselves this day!

I love you !

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Christmas Snow

Good morning friends. A little while ago I changed my blog address. I upgraded to thunderrose.info so today I am claiming my new blog address on Bloglovin. I have now moved all my awesome followers to his address. Thank you to bloglovin for their help.

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Now with that said let me continue to show you what we woke up to on Christmas morning. My last blog post for my Etsy team Rainbow Artists was I am dreaming of a white Christmas. It was amazing , we did get snow. So Grateful….

When it snows there is a beautiful silence that come with it and the air is so crisp and clear. I love it! Nature is my sanctuary! My place to quiet my mind. I don’t have to go anywhere. Just out to my garden and I am there.

We got snow on Mingus Mountain in Arizona.

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Mingus Mountain
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Mingus Mountain

What a beautiful site this was. Christmas is done and we are headed into the new year.

I want to thank all the people who come by and share with me and support our business and our blog. It means a lot to me and John.

Have a beautiful day today and a

Very Happy New Year!

Love Light and Peace.

Debbie

 

Be Yourself

Good morning! It’s the middle of the week and so much is going on I am just gonna write. A lot of people like to plan out what they are gonna say or do on a blog but myself I just go with what comes in the moment. Usually when I make a plan it changes right in the middle of it all anyway. ¬†Just like this post I started yesterday and I made it this far and a friend called and I changed direction. So here I am again today one day past the middle of the week. ¬†What got me thinking about planning and blogging is Etsy is teaching about the best way to blog , how to’s . I’ll just weigh in and say be yourself. You and your life no matter what that looks like is where you are and that is good enough. Not everyone has all the perfect words , perfect pictures , perfect studios and whatnot.

Like John and I , ¬†we are ¬†minimalists. We live within our means and we really don’t try to be anything but what we are. Now in our society that may be seen as not ambitious or whatever but I have watched the illusions that people have put out their about themselves to the point where they are even fooled about who they are. So be yourself .

I mean I have been in business for almost 30 years now. I have a successful business that was started before the internet. I had no idea what a blog was. After getting online one of the things Etsy was saying back then was get a blog. So I did. I had no idea or clue.

I still learn something new all the time but all in all ” be yourself.”

My first camera came from my beautiful daughter Shannon. She had more than one. We used to take all our pictures with a vintage camera. The digital ones are pretty cool! We have now upgraded and bought a new one.

There is all the new and improved programs to different sites but I have to say

” not always so” improved for who?

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So it is fall now and the hummingbirds have migrated south and the fall air is magical as always. I will be happy to see them again in the spring.

This week I have been busy with a few projects.

I have some new beads in the house that I am stoked about.

I have these beautiful mint green beads

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Mint green beads Czech beads size 11

When I first looked at these beads I was in love. A very soft healing color of green that would look good in some of my leather and bead projects. As a matter of fact the other morning when I woke up I had an inspiration waiting for me right up front in my mind. I am looking forward to playing with these. I bought plenty so I put some in our bead store to share with you.

Here is a link to these beads

Mint green beads

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Also I was able to get some pink beads . They are real pretty too! They are a little darker than my last ones but I really love them.

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Pink seed beads Czech beads size 11

These pink beads are so soft and pretty. They are size 11 just like most the beads I work with. I really like that size. Just works good for me.

You can find these in my bead and leather store .

Pink beads

Our bead and leather shop THUNDER ROSE LEATHER is a small Etsy shop. We always have boxes of lace and scrap leather in our shop at home. We have way more than we have time to get in the store sometimes because we are busy making bags and purses. So if you have needs just contact us in our Etsy shop and we will be happy to help you.

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Leather laces Scrap lace for craft projects

Here are few of our laces we have for sale in our bead and leather shop

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Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Much love and light!

Debbie

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One of my beaded turtles……..by thunderrose