Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Post Cards for sale.

I know it seems odd, but do you know that postcards and/or greeting cards,  can make a beautiful framed piece?  Plus, its pretty inexpensive to add any color to your room.  

Come check out my landscapes postcards on zazzle shop. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

ohhhh serenity NOW!

Yea, Im a Seinfield fan.   Some more work by me.  :) Contact me if you would like to purchase, prints come in different sizes.  Or you can always check out my zazzle shop.

Im going to be uploading them to redbubble also.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Serene Landscapes

Ive been playing around with color and I felt so serene doing this landscapes.  That I actually called them serene landscapes.  I've done a whole series of them.  Ill be putting them up for sale in my shop in the very near future, so please check back.        

Serene Sunset

Serene ocean blue.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Happy Fathers Day

Yep, time to celebrate dad.  Check out these cool photo baseballs, perfect for the dad who loves sports.  I personally just love these.  I will be getting one for my dad.      

 Decorating your ball with your personal picture makes it a great keepsake gift for coaches, dads,  and teammates alike!
  • Regulation size ball.
  • Hand stitched with care.
  • High quality crystal-clear printing that won't crack, fade, or peel.

Happy Father's Day Custom Family Photos Baseball

Happy Father's Day Custom Family Photos Baseball

Worlds greatest coach  Custom Family Photos Baseball

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Some new artwork

So here is some new watercolor art work.

You can purchase a print through my zazzle store if you want.      Has a bunch of different sizes.

Ill be adding them also to my arts store, but havnt had time to upload the images.  Ill let you know when they are up and running.    here

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Is letter writing really a dying art?

Who writes letters anymore?

Did you know they dont even teach handwriting in school these days?  How sad is that?

I still have an old shoe box where I have a lot of hand written letters sent to me through the years.  I cherish them like I cherish my old photos.  Something about those handwritten letters puts a smile on my face and can bring back tons of memories..

If you are having a bad day and you really want to turn it around, write a handwritten letter to a friend.  It really is very therapeutic.

Remember those pen pal days?  I think those days are long gone.

I still write my own handwritten letters, just to give it a more personal touch, weather it be a note card or my own personal stationary, something about sitting down on my desk and I start to write. .

So I have been working on some cool personalized stationary.  Cant wait to release this new line of products.  If you are like me, dont you just love to get a hand written note or letter in the mail?

Here is my first line.  I hope you like.  I have even made some address labels to go with the stationary.

You can purchase this one here

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
The paper you write on can say just as much as the words written on it, so make your notes stand out with stationery for your home and office. 
You can choose from 5 different paper types.   
Now get writing and bring letter writing back in style. 

You can check out this video on the printing service I use. 

This is also a video on the printing service I use.  Check it out. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Flying off the shelves

Who knew?  So this mothers day sticker has been selling like hot cakes.  Its from a third party, so I have no idea who is selling them for me.  I am not sure what people are using them for.  If anyone has any idea, I would love to know.  No cards, No postcards, No mugs, just this sticker.

Thursday, April 27, 2017


The 10 Essential Rules for Slowing Down and Enjoying Life More

It’s an irony of our modern lives that while technology is continually invented that saves us time, we use that time to do more and more things, and so our lives are more fast-paced and hectic than ever.
Life moves at such a fast pace that it seems to pass us by before we can really enjoy it.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Let’s rebel against a hectic lifestyle and slow down to enjoy life.
A slower-paced life means making time to enjoy your mornings, instead of rushing off to work in a frenzy. It means taking time to enjoy whatever you’re doing, to appreciate the outdoors, to actually focus on whoever you’re talking to or spending time with — instead of always being connected to a Blackberry or iPhone or laptop, instead of always thinking about work tasks and emails. It means single-tasking rather than switching between a multitude of tasks and focusing on none of them.
Slowing down is a conscious choice, and not always an easy one, but it leads to a greater appreciation for life and a greater level of happiness.
Here’s how to do it.
1. Do less. It’s hard to slow down when you are trying to do a million things. Instead, make the conscious choice to do less. Focus on what’s really important, what really needs to be done, and let go of the rest. Put space between tasks and appointments, so you can move through your days at a more leisurely pace. Read more.
2. Be present. It’s not enough to just slow down — you need to actually be mindful of whatever you’re doing at the moment. That means, when you find yourself thinking about something you need to do, or something that’s already happened, or something that might happen … gently bring yourself back to the present moment. Focus on what’s going on right now. On your actions, on your environment, on others around you. This takes practice but is essential.
3. Disconnect. Don’t always be connected. If you carry around an iPhone or Blackberry or other mobile device, shut it off. Better yet, learn to leave it behind when possible. If you work on a computer most of the day, have times when you disconnect so you can focus on other things. Being connected all the time means we’re subject to interruptions, we’re constantly stressed about information coming in, we are at the mercy of the demands of others. It’s hard to slow down when you’re always checking new messages coming in.
4. Focus on people. Too often we spend time with friends and family, or meet with colleagues, and we’re not really there with them. We talk to them but are distracted by devices. We are there, but our minds are on things we need to do. We listen, but we’re really thinking about ourselves and what we want to say. None of us are immune to this, but with conscious effort you can shut off the outside world and just be present with the person you’re with. This means that just a little time spent with your family and friends can go a long way — a much more effective use of your time, by the way. It means we really connect with people rather than just meeting with them.
5. Appreciate nature. Many of us are shut in our homes and offices and cars and trains most of the time, and rarely do we get the chance to go outside. And often even when people are outside, they’re talking on their cell phones. Instead, take the time to go outside and really observe nature, take a deep breath of fresh air, enjoy the serenity of water and greenery. Exercise outdoors when you can, or find other outdoor activities to enjoy such as nature walks, hiking, swimming, etc. Feel the sensations of water and wind and earth against your skin. Try to do this daily — by yourself or with loved ones.
6. Eat slower. Instead of cramming food down our throats as quickly as possible — leading to overeating and a lack of enjoyment of our food — learn to eat slowly. Be mindful of each bite. Appreciate the flavors and textures. Eating slowly has the double benefit of making you fuller on less food and making the food taste better. I suggest learning to eat more real food as well, with some great spices (instead of fat and salt and sugar and frying for flavor).
7. Drive slower. Speedy driving is a pretty prevalent habit in our fast-paced world, but it’s also responsible for a lot of traffic accidents, stress, and wasted fuel. Instead, make it a habit to slow down when you drive. Appreciate your surroundings. Make it a peaceful time to contemplate your life, and the things you’re passing. Driving will be more enjoyable, and much safer. You’ll use less fuel too.
8. Find pleasure in anything. This is related to being present, but taking it a step farther. Whatever you’re doing, be fully present … and also appreciate every aspect of it, and find the enjoyable aspects. For example, when washing dishes, instead of rushing through it as a boring chore to be finished quickly, really feel the sensations of the water, the suds, the dishes. It can really be an enjoyable task if you learn to see it that way. The same applies to other chores — washing the car, sweeping, dusting, laundry — and anything you do, actually. Life can be so much more enjoyable if you learn this simple habit.
9. Single-task. The opposite of multi-tasking. Focus on one thing at a time. When you feel the urge to switch to other tasks, pause, breathe, and pull yourself back. Read more.
10. Breathe. When you find yourself speeding up and stressing out, pause, and take a deep breath. Take a couple more. Really feel the air coming into your body, and feel the stress going out. By fully focusing on each breath, you bring yourself back to the present, and slow yourself down. It’s also nice to take a deep breath or two — do it now and see what I mean. :)

by: Leo Babauta

I posted this post by Leo Babauta, mostly for me.   There are times when i just need to slow down and this post reminded me of this.    

Monday, April 17, 2017

Earth Day 2017

Earth day is right around the corner, April 22 to be exact, and I have  been busy designing a logo for our own Earth Day.

I love Earth Day.  It always attracts the nicest people.

Which reminds me, I think I have start getting my garden all set for planting.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter Photo Cards

Its never to late to send a happy Easter photo card for friends and family.

Dont forget, 15% off.
Limited Time! Enter code: APRILWEEKEND at checkout in the "Promo Code/Gift Certificate" box

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mothers Day Special. SALE with coupon code MOMGIFT2017

Mother's Day 2017

Up to 50% Off Mother's Day Gifts & More | 15% Off Sitewide | Use Code: MOMGIFTS2017 | Ends

Friday I realize folks are like "huh, we haven't even had Easter yet". Well, why not order your Mothers Day cards and gifts, while ordering your Easter day cards and save on shipping.

 Oh, I forgot to mention, Dont forget Eater.


Sunday, April 2, 2017


Well, I joined Google Adscense to see if I can a few pennies.  Google is in the process of looking at my application.  I hope they   approve.  I am  not sure what all this entails, but we will see.

Either way, I love my little place out here in blogger world.  Weather people comment or not, I hope folks are at least looking at my blog.

Onto parenting, how do you make your kids understand that you are not staff, but management?

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Adoption Day

One of the most memorable days in an adoptees life and their adoptive parents is their adoption day.   Why not go full out and really celebrate.  Check out these cute ideas for that special day.

Its my adoption day by ozias toddler t-shirt
Its my adoption day by ozias baby bodysuit

Its my adoption day by ozias pinback button

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spring Watercolor Ties

Upgrade your wardrobe with these custom ties! one-of-a-kind ties to match any suit, dress shirt, and occasion. Watercolor stylish designs to wear in the office or on a night out in the town.
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 55"
    • Width: 4" (at widest point)
  • Printed in vibrant full color
  • Made from 100% polyester; silky finish
Click here: For Ties

  • Here is some what customers shared about these ties.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Thinking of you

I have been working on a lot of thinking of you and thank you notes. Come check them all out.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring is on its way

Easter Egg Hunt watercolors Card
Easter Egg Hunt 

With all the snow its hard to even imagine that Spring is right around the corner.  But its time to start thinking of Easter.   Im going to start posting a few Easter cards and Easter invites for you if you are planning on have a Easter party, or just to wish someone a happy Easter.  

Monday, March 6, 2017

Some pretty table runners

I love the new table runners over at artsadd.  I actually had a sale and the buyer loved it.  Come check them out.  Price to buy.

midnight stars watercolor Table Runner 16x72 inch

* Made of durable cotton linen cloth material.
* Lightweight, durable and could be folded away compactly.
* Multi-function, stylish decor to any room or table.
* Gentle hand wash separately in cold water; no shrinkage; no color ran.