Hope Stones Unique Handcrafted Jewelry

A person must have 'hope' to keep living. Do you know what happens when you find your passion? "everything" happens =) Now You Can Be Reminded of the Gift of Hope Each Time You Wear Our Charming Custom Jewelry. =) May wearing a piece of Hope Stone Jewelry lighten your heart and brighten the day!! Thank you for your support.http://www.etsy.com/shop/hopestones

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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SHOP TIL YA DROP LOL

Saving Hope needs some help

http://www.facebook.com/savinghope

The response to this was bigger

than i anticipated. Hold on to your stuff until tonight. Im going to start a new one =)

Thank you!
You cannot succeed in fighting against the wind. Yet you can harness its power and do great things with it.
You cannot now be anywhere other than in this moment. Yet you can transform this very moment into whatever kind of experience you wish to live.

You cannot stop the sun from setting. Yet you can prepare yourself to make the very most of the new day that comes when the sun surely rises again.

You cannot stop the years from passing. Yet you can fill each one of those years with a life that’s rich in meaning.
There are many things beyond your control. Yet you can live true to your most authentic purpose no matter what may come.
You cannot be sure of what the future will bring. Yet you can choose right now, and always, to continue bringing your own unique beauty to life.
The miracle of friendship can be spoken without words...hearing unspoken needs, recognizing secret dreams, understanding the silent things that only true friends know.."When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love-then make that day count!"♥
Pity is the deadliest feeling that can be offered to another. Pity fosters inaction, and passivity invites death of the soul. Instead, our will to live is quickened through encouragement. All else dampens the will. Pity feeds the self-pity that rings the death knell. We can serve one another best, never by commiserating with sadness's, but by offering encouragement and strength.

"Two types of voices command your attention today. Negative ones fill your mind with doubt, bitterness, and fear. Positive ones purvey hope and strength. Which one will you choose to heed?"

"If today were your last, would you do what you’re doing? Or would you love more, give more, forgive more? Then do so! Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

Ive noticed some things the last few weeks

Just know this... All designs copyright © 2011 Hope Stones®

SALE STILL GOING UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT

HUGE SALE

Friday, June 3, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Let me try this

Supposedly going to link my new website to this blog, I have my doubts LOL

Hope Stones: My Dear Friend Is Featured

Hope Stones: My Dear Friend Is Featured: "Snow Check her blog spot and then check out her amazing store, complete with the best customer service and some of th elowest prices around..."

My Dear Friend Is Featured

Snow Check her blog spot and then check out her amazing store, complete with the best customer service and some of th elowest prices around. Fast delivery!!!

Snows Bead Shop

Saturday Mornings: Creating Your Own Jewlery for Less + Coupon Code

Saturday Mornings: Creating Your Own Jewlery for Less + Coupon Code: "I was strolling through a craft store recently, and started thinking that I could possibly make my own jewelry. I mean, it has to be dirt c..."

Not a lot scares me but this does

Joplin Tornado

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

60 Ways~ Love this Blog!!!

60-ways-to-build-community

Head gear

This is what the gamma knife head gear looks like when its on, they lie it isnt little screws into your head. They are big around as a pencil scewed in with a wrench while your awake!!


Yumm! Gonna get my BEER LOL

Im asking Chef to make these!! Im gonna get that beer one way or the other =]

If you dont know Im an alcoholic, I was a raging drunk for 10 years but Im dry, been dry for 6 yrs I think now, wine cooler on 4th of July and half a beer on the deck split with the Chef a couple times a summer now. Ive come a long way, I can have a half a beer and stop no problem =] I dont like the drunk feeling which is why I hate taking pain medication for my cancer, it makes me feel drunk!!

Check out the chops below!!

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/brew-pub-pork-chops-118266.aspx?pf=true&cm_mmc=eml-_-mtd-_-20110601-_-6002

Hope Stones: My condition is not unique

Hope Stones: My condition is not unique: "I need to pay attention to everything that I am blessed with today. I get caught up in what I WANT - and miss everything that I HAVE! I get ..."

My condition is not unique

I need to pay attention to everything that I am blessed with today. I get caught up in what I WANT - and miss everything that I HAVE! I get caught in the “pain trap” every now and then – that place where the only thing that exists in my pain… my condition is not unique: there are others out there in FAR greater pain; still putting together the best life possible… I need to get over the angonising pain on my new lump and get on with my  life!
We will not achieve that which goes unplanned in our dream world. We imagine first, and then we conceive the execution of a plan. Our minds prepare us for success. They can also prepare us for failure if we let our thoughts become negative...You can succeed with your fondest hopes. But you must believe in your potential for success. Ponder the positive today! Pain in my heart and my head is too much at once, my heart aches!

Dear Friend

Dear Friend,

JOIN US IN DEMANDING IT ALL FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS IN JUNE
This June, we celebrate cancer survivors and honor those living with cancer. We also remember and honor loved ones who have passed, like Brian. Brian’s journey through cancer is sadly one that is shared by too many.  Brian was living the teenage dream, playing sports, spending time with friends and looking forward to a bright future when he was diagnosed with A.L.L. leukemia. Watch Brian’s story through the eyes of his mother, Pam, and hear why others like you join us in demanding cures today. Click here to view the video.   
Together we can change the way research is being done so that more treatments can be found to help cancer patients feel better, live longer and be cured today. Join us at demandcurestoday.org, because cures are possible!

 
     
ONLINE AUCTION WITH ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCES                                                                                                                
As part of a month-long celebration of life and to raise funds for cancer research, The Gateway joins CBS Radio to offer an online auction featuring “money can’t buy” packages. All proceeds from the auction will go to The Gateway to fund cancer research. For more information or to bid on these exciting packages visit: www.chicagodemandscures.com. Be sure to log on and place your bid!

Packages include:
SUMMERBASH VIP TICKETS, MEET AND GREETS, AND TOUR (Bid now)
2 Tickets in the first 10 rows to the B96 Summerbash
A backstage tour
2 Meet and greet passes with your choice of two of the following Summerbash artists:
Cody Simpson, Big Time Rush, and Joe Jonas!

JASON ALDEAN MEET AND GREET (Bidding starts 6/6)
2 Front row tickets to the Jason Aldean with Eric Young Concert
2 Meet and greet passes with Jason Aldean
A backstage tour
Dinner at the US 99.5 Barbecue prior to the show


STUDIO X PASSES AND COMPLETE ONXRT SET (Bidding starts 6/13)
The full 12 volume ON XRT CD series
2 Passes to every studio X performance for one year

RUDY GIULIANI LUNCH, AND MEET AND GREET (Bidding starts 6/20)
A table for 10 at the Newsmakers Luncheon with key note speaker Rudy Giuliani
2 Meet and greet passes with Rudy Giuliani


 
       
USE YOUR THUMBS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Gateway has added a text-to-donate option, so you really can use your thumbs to make a difference in the fight against cancer by using them to fund research.  Simply text “TODAY” to the phone number 85944 to donate $10 from your phone now.  Please ask your family and friends to do the same.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Oh Waa Waa Waa!! Dont Cry To Me...Pray for Foulla

Your life suck? Dont cry to me when you stub your toe or have a headache! Dont cry to me unless youve walked a mile in my shoes, seriously! Dont cry at all after reading this ladys story about her husband and family members....

copy/pasted original email from my friend

Anyway, this man, Jon, has ran a restaurant they owned for 15 years, he'd run circles around the best of the best in cooks!!!!  He'd run circles around anyone, I've never seen any more so fast constantly as I watched him move around the restaurant... The wisdom of this man if you talk to him is unbelievable!!!!  He thinks, functions, and has worked like a normal man but just some major medical issues that knock him down for periods of time.  He's gone through several back surgeries too.
Anyway, here's what I had wrote to my family and friends the day before Easter.
An Eye Opener to Me About Our Lives:
Hi Everyone, 
I just need to share something with you for 2 reasons. 
First, A very Dear Dear friend of mine named Foulla, and her family needs our continued prayers and I'm asking each of you to please pray for them as often as you can, and more than anything, please pray for courage, strength and wisdom for the family, as God has shown us that He intends to use the family as a witness to many people over so many years already!
Friday, yes, Good Friday, Foulla took Jon with her to Sam's Club and left him out in the vehicle while she ran in quick.  She came out to him being, in her words, "Out and Gone", at first I thought she meant he had wondered off, but no, he was not with us anymore!!!  She called 911, they came and tried and tried to resuscitate him - nothing was working, finally they used the paddles on him and shocked him over and over until they got him back.  All this going on in Sam's Club parking lot.  They ask him the usual questions, "What's your name, Sir?  Do you know where you are?" He shook his head "No" not know either but the first words out of his mouth were "Thank You Dear Jesus for letting me share in your pain and suffering on this, such special day!!!!!"  What an eye opener to me, about what shows - what's really in a person's heart, when they can come to and of anything that could come out of their mouth, AND not knowing who he was or where he was....  I'm just speechless in awe over Jon's witness of his relationship with Christ!!!  May God bless this man and his family ever so wonderfully in Heaven!   NOTE TO SOME: Jon's first health problems started at age 19 with a major brain surgery at Mayo Clinic - removing almost 1/2 of his brain!!! He's now over 50 and the problems have continued all these years!!!  Yet their faith has shown on through it all....
Now as to the rest of the family, Foulla's oldest has MS and it has taken it's toll on him to the point of him having to go on disability from a great job with Harley Davidson security!!  He's in and out of the hospital for 5-15 days at a time too.  Foulla will go from work to the hospital to home to take care of Jon and her Mom.  And her youngest is dealing with major life - health issues as well, he's been in Racine, Waukegan, IL and is now in Rockford, IL.  Foulla has to drive that distance to visit him too.  She takes her mother or Jon or her oldest child ever single week on her days off to doctors appointments!!! 
People, I'm telling you this family needs our prayers!!!  Again, for strength - both physical and MENTAL, courage, wisdom, peace - INNER peace!!!  Please especially pray for Foulla, as she is the care taker of ALL of them and she's running weary, having her faith yet, of course, but as a human being, she's about at the end of her rope - feeling empty - thus the PRAYER REQUEST for her and her family....
And again keep in mind these health challenges have been continuous for years, from many major epileptic seizures, one heart attack after another, 2 brain surgeries at Mayo Clinic, major back surgeries at Mayo Clinic, surgery to put a plate in his arm from getting broken during a seizure, and more, besides this last one to surgically implant a morphine pump inside of Jon for the pain he deals with every hour of the day!
And from coming out of his first brain surgery, while in the recovery room at Mayo with tubes coming out of him everywhere, he signals to Foulla for a pad of paper and pencil and starts writing some of the most touching Christ centered poems I've read.  He definitely reminds me in a since of the story of Job!!!  And may God bless Jon for his faithfulness to Him...
If life looks bad for you or someone you know, please share this story with them, of someone whom has endured endless years, not days, weeks, or even months here, but years of suffering!!!! 
Secondly, May We Learn From This Family....
NOW SIT DOWN AND SHUT THE HELL UP YOU BIG BABY!!!

You Can't Take Smut With You | Women's Voices For Change

You Can't Take Smut With You Women's Voices For Change

Another Day In Paradise!! I aint dead yet!!

Nice try tho!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Two of my favorite pieces




Hope Stones: Huge Memorial Day Sale!!

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Huge Memorial Day Sale!!

Up to 50% Off Dont Miss Out!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/hopestones

Sunday, May 29, 2011

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