Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thrifty Thursday Findz

Today was another great Thursday Thrifty shopping experience! Yahoo!!

My fav spot in the OC for Thrifting was a bit low on Vintage Crafty Findz, but not so much on home decor!!

I needed a few summery blankets for our wonderful park and picnics w our doggies!

I was able to snag a crib comforter n pillow as well as Vintage Granny Square baby blanket!











Fun summery park/picnic blankyz!

I also scored a BN Vintage Enchanted Forest Avon Candle!!





And two Avon 70's Pin Pals w fragrance BN Vintage!










A 1981 Fall Family Circle Magazine



$17 investment! Me thinkz I did good!!!!
Keep on Thriftin!


Shanti

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June 17th: Daily Gandhi Wisdom

Chillax an BE...


Cleanliness is next to godliness. We can no more gain God's blessings with an unclean body than with an unclean mind. A clean body cannot reside in an unclean city.
YI, 19 Nov. 1925

Mohan-Mala
A Gandhian Rosary
Written 1949


Shanti

Monday, June 14, 2010

Moving toward Light n Luv

Or at least stumblin....


Since moving to Orange County Hubby n I have found it difficult to say the least to find a spiritual group that clickz w us.

So we continue w our own practice, me Reiki and Buddhist prayers n meditation, Hubby meditation an reading, listening to inspirational gems.

Well I've decided to step out of our comfort zone and move forward to find a group to nuture our spirits.

This week we r going to try out Self Realization Temple in Fullerton.
T and I have read Autobiography of a Yogi and we've been to a few meditations as well as being initiated into Kriya Yoga Meditation years ago in Orlando.
So we r familiar w their organization/vibe and wanna see if itz a good fit 4 us here in Southern Cali.

Will see the journey continues as well as morphs into something new n fresh!


Shanti

June 14th: Gandhi Daily Thought

Chillax n Be....


The Path of self-purification is hard and steep. To attain to perfect purity one has to become absolutely passion-free in thought, speech and action; to rise above the opposing currents of love and hatred, attachment and repulsion.
Auto, p. 504
Mohan-Mala
A Gandhian Rosary
Written 1949


Shanti
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thursdayz Thrift Day Findz

Ya know I really believe ya can manifest the treasures u will find at Thrifting! If u put your thoughts on what ya want, ya can materialize Them fa sure!!!
Case in point.
My Sewist Mentor and I went to a thrift store and vintage $1 bookstore to see what treasures we could find!
My back decided to take a vacation from the rest of my body last week n it still is bugging out so I could only do just a bit of thrifting, but man I scored big time!
As we entered my fav thrift shop I saw crowds of people and my first thought was geez all the good stuff is leaving the store w/o me!!
I quickly scooted over to fabrics/crafts area and found a empty DMC box :-(, so I thought great missed out on some DMC floss.. Oh well. Then I turned the corner and the Thrifting gods were shining down on me cause low and behold there were small plastic bags w BN Hand dyed and high end Embroidery Floss w Tags!! In so many colors!! Just what I was looking 4!!!



OMG unbelievable fa sure!!!



Some of that on top is not from the Thrift find, but there's about 15 skeins of Floss in that pile from Thrifting Thursday!!!

Ok some I'm keepin, and some's goin on Etsy.
I left my fav thrift store so grateful!!

Onward to my fav $1 bookstore and I find some great dealz as usual!!
One of my fav Embroidery Books (may go on Etsy), a kewl old school astrology book and a waterproof book BN called Beach w stories from vaious authors about beach, ocean. One I wanted last year but didn't want to spend the $!!
Also great book called Toy Design!!





Nice colored Toyz!



Luv this Ping Pong Door!!



A great 70's Embroidery Book



Hope this is to come!!! Not behind me!!



My 20Ten Beach Bag Book


Ok enuff braggin rights 4 now, I truly feel grateful!!

Shanti

Friday, June 11, 2010

June 11th: Gandhi Daily Thought

Chillaxin an Be...




Prayerful well-meaning effort never goes in vain and man's success lies only in such an effort. The result is in his hands.
YI, 17 June 1931

Mohan-Mala
A Gandhian Rosary
Published 1949


Shanti

Thursday, June 10, 2010

June 10th: Gandhi Daily Thought

Chillax and just Be....


Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
H, 1 Sept. 1940

From the Book:
Mohan-Mala
A Gandhian Rosary
1949


Shanti

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Daily Post: Gandhi Daily Thought

I am so blissed to have found this book and want to share the daily thoughts in it. So sit back(the below chair looks comfy!) relax and read on!



From: Mohan-Mala
A Gandhian Rosary
Published Originally 1949

June 9th
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. There is nothing more potent than thought. Deed follows word and word follows thought. The world is a result of a mighty thought and where the thought is mighty and pure the result is always mighty and pure.
H, 24 April 1937

Shanti

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Palm Springs Luv

It seemz that our Memorial Day weekend was a bit crazy, to start then we got back to center!!

We left at 10pm, then got flat, and officially got on the road at 10:30. We had Fast Trak thank gosh! We were able to miss the traffic that was at stand still and got to PS's in hour n half, which was great timing we all the traffic!!!!
Did I mention I dislike living in OC?

Our time in PS's was fun as well as inspiring. Two major forces in Thrifting in PS's is: Revival and Angel Thrift Store. Both have multiple locationz and da kine goodies. The monies from sales goes to help Aids patients and the cure. So itz a great feelin and u can find some amazing pure vintage finds!
I got a few beutifull Embroidery art pieces via 70's!













Beutifull Crewel Embroidery Vintage Chair at Revivals Thrift Store: Location: Cathederal City CA (no I didn't get this)

Did get my vintage mini manual typewriter! 4 $5, does need a bit of work, but it's what I wanted!!!

All in all we limited Vitamin D exposure to one hour for the 4 day stint! I luv the sun, but man itz super easy even 4 my Italian Olive Skin to get burned if I'm not on top of it!

Tony did the Tram (I don't do heights evvver!) that letz u see all of desert empire area!!! Way high n scary!! I hung out at outdoor terrace looking at waterfalls and gorgeous scenery!!






A kewl painted Ram near the waterfall by outdoor Terrace at Tram.

We had great dinners, lovely evening walks and restful sleep. All in all it was dreamy! In da future I would like to stay at Riveria during off season rates and leave the dogs w a friend.

Totally recommend PS's for greeeat Vintage Shopping and relaxing sunny, warm dayz w great restaurants!!

Were going back later this month :-)

Shanti

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Coastal Living Magazine Summer 2010

Summertime is here, already! Ammmazing!!


Check out the latest on Gulf Oil Spill, as well as the latest Summer looks, products and getaways! Or just a great Magazine to dream, and get lost in!!
www.coastaliving.com






Shanti
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31 Best Beach Vacationz!!!

Yummy! Check out www.coastalliving.com!



Shanti
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