Karma’s coming…

Been trying to get it together for these craft fairs I have coming up, but not much luck. I’ve been busy with so many other things, life, work, kids, husband, baby showers…I really need to get on it. Finding it hard to get inspired even though I’ve been making these cute inspirational message bottles. These are mini karma brut bottles that I drank -it would be a shame to waste the alcohol-lol, and cleaned out. I simply printed inspiration quotes I found online on photo paper, rolled up, tied and stuck them in. There are thirty one messages in each bottle, one for each day of a month. These would make a great little gift! Hope the craft fair shoppers think so too! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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Karma in a bottle…

On my tumblr blog (thekirakollection.tumblr.com) I wrote about this awesome alcoholic beverage, Karma.  I love it.  Anyhow, my dear friend had a bday today turning the young age of 32 (which is the best age EVER, ahem) – and so little Kira and I decided to use the bottles I’d saved to create her Karma in a Bottle.  I’ve had this idea for a while (which is why I was saving all the bottles) but never got around to doing it, and what perfect excuse to do so!  I cut off all the extra label info I didnt want and just left the simplicity of the word, KARMA.

So I went and gathered and printed colorful, meaningful quotes or sayingsImage

I then proceeded to individually roll them up and tie them with a tiny ribbon and bow, and I put them into the bottle:

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32 of them to be exact.  At the end, the bottle was filled with lovely little notes for her to open up an enjoy. 

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It turned out lovely and I can’t wait to make more and put in my shop!  Good Karma to all – remember, Karma’s only a bitch if you are!

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Giving = Getting

The mark of the New Year has come and gone.  Celebrations done, kisses given, champagne is gone, fireworks have burst their final hurrah…

It’s tradition and a given that most of us will have created some kind of new years resolution.  It’s funny that you would need the new year to make such life changing changes in your life, but if it works, then all the best to you – whatever works.

Laundry on the Line posted a great blog on paying it forward, and I wanted to share it with you.  I’ve always believed that everything you do has a chain reaction that could compound in ways you’ll never know.  The smile you give to someone passing, the change you give to someone asking, the door you help hold open for someone coming, etc.  These small gestures can be passed along. 

Giving the best in your life results in your getting.  You get satisfaction in knowing that by putting your best self out there – you can expect good things back.  I work for a non-profit who help people with mental and physical disabilities.  It’s amazing how much I’ve learned from them on appreciating life and being the best we can be.  Giving = Getting. 

Taken on my walk home

http://laundryontheline.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/starting-the-year-with-giving/