More Great Inspirational Quotes

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Oh the Wonderful World of Vinyl!

Well, here we go. I know it's still got some work to be done on it, but I've decided to give the vinyl blog a-go. It's meant to be more of a supplement to my vinyl website which one day {fingers crossed} will be happily updated and a bit more functional. But until the holiday's pass, and life cools down a bit, I've decided to use the blog as a way to keep some updated pictures and ideas brewing. Some of these ideas I'd like to think I thought of on my own, and others are ideas that I've seen floating around and have tried to put my own personal touch on.
I'll try to keep updating more pics, and certainly if any one has a cute fun vinyl projects (I know you have them...share, share, share!) I'd love to add them here.
Have fun looking, and have a great Holiday season!

Advent Calendar

As an alternate to using the round pizza pan displayed below, try using a rectangular cookie sheet instead! And as an alternate to using ribbon to hang the pizza pan, try displaying the finished product on an easel.

Teacher Gifts

Every year at this same time I start going crazy trying to think of something {thoughtful} I can pass along to those blessed people who take such good care of my kiddo's at school. Gift cards are always nice {and easy} but I always feel like they're so generic. So over the last couple of years I've discovered how much my kids teachers have loved recieving gifts similar to the ones I have posted here {especially the ones where I've personalized it with their names!--sorry no pics of those}.
I love these gifts because even though it looks like lots of moo-lah was spent {no offense if you've happened to be the beneficiary of such a gift} the expense was very minimal. So, let your imagination go wild--and have fun spoiling the teachers in your life.

Holiday Coasters

I picked up these tiles at my local home improvement store for $.14 each. I also bought the sheets of foam grippers because they can be easily cut down and they go a long ways for the price, but as an alternate you could use similar products that are found in the same section of the store as floor protectors such as pre-cut felt pads. Mix and match your favorite sayings to make a complete set.


Okay, I know we all have ornaments lying around come Christmas time. So why not make them more personal? I purchased a box of 12 clear glass ornaments for $3.00. It's so simple to add a cute saying, wrap in some cellophane and tie with a bow for an inexpensive teacher, neighborhood, or family gift this year. {think of how many neighbors you can cover with just one box!;)}A gift with a personal touch! Music teacher gifts

Holiday Blocks

These wood blocks are so easy and inexpensive to make! They not only make great gifts for teachers, or neighbors, but are great to add to your own personal holiday, or home decorations.


Classy Frames

Ohh, I looove these frames! Super easy to make!

Shower Blocks

These glass shower blocks make awesome gifts! And are so easy to make. The glass blocks can be purchased at most home improvement stores and then add one or two layers of vinyl, top with a bow, and wah-lah!
For an extra effect, drill a hole in the bottom of the block with a glass drill bit, add a short strand of white christmas lights into the hole, and plug in. Simple and classy.

Get Organized and Stay Organized!

Calling all organizing junkies! You know who you are. Custom labels for every shelf, container, and bin. Imagine the order. Need I say more?


I've had LOTS of inquiries as to where I found the bins. 
I actually purchased them at Wal-Mart and have not seen them at any other store (especially for the price!). They really are the perfect size!
Hope that helps!

Life Quotes

Life \life\ n. 1. the entire period during which somebody is, has been, or will yet be alive 2. human existence or activity in general 3. animation and vitality, or something that produces animation or vitality

Life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.
-Grandma Moses

Be a light in the chamber if you can’t be a star in the sky

Be Good-Do Good

Be Kind to your future self

Because nice matters

Begin somewhere

Believe in the beauty of your dreams

Cherish yesterday, Dream tomorrow, Live today.

Dance like nobody’s watching

Each day is a gift

Embrace Life

Enjoy the journey

Even from the dark night, songs of beauty can be born.

Fear less, hope more; Whine less, Breathe more, Talk less, Say more, Hate less, Love more, and all good things are yours

Give Thanks

Give thanks with a happy heart

Goodness, Beauty, Truth.
Happiness is something you decide ahead of time

If you can dream it, you can do it.—Walt Disney
In all things give thanks
It’s never to late to be what you might have been

It’s a wonderful life! It’s your life. Make it great!

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.
—Helen Keller

Laugh Often, Love Much, Live Well.

Life is a journey. Life is Beautiful

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.
—Pres Hinckley

Life Is too short to be little

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.

Make the most of the best and the least of the worst.

Miracles happen to those who believe

Never, never, never give up!

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.

Remember to Live.

Remember who you are

Speak kind words and receive kind echoes

Stand for something

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
—Abraham Lincoln

The best things in life are not things

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.The more we give of anything, the more we get back.

To everything there is a season.

To thine own self be true.

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails

We learn the rope of life by untying it’s knots

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go.
-Author Unknown

Figuring out who you are is the whole point of the human experience. -Anna Quindlen

You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
-Joan Baez

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
-Sarah Bernhardt

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
-Robert Byrne

Lives of great men all remind us, We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us, Footprints in the sand of time.
-Author Unknown

Life is a glorious privilege, and we can make anything we choose of it. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Life is big, broad, splendid in opportunity. It is to be used, not cherished. It is to be spent, not saved.
-Alice Foote MacDougall

As is is.

Grandma Hill are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. -Dale Carnegie

Life Goes On!

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.
-Danny Kaye

Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
-John F. Kennedy

Life is a verb, not a noun.
-Charlotte Perkins Gilman

We do not remember days, we remember moments.
-Cesare Pavese

Life is either a daring adventure of nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
-Helen Keller

Fit loosely in the saddle of life.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Life is like a bus: you can get on and go somewhere or you can just sit there and watch it pass by you.
-Debbie Tsai

Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.
-Henry Van Dyke

Life is about happiness.
-Author Unknown

Life must be understood backwards. But it must be lived forward.
-Soren Kierkegaard

I could not at any age be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived and curiosity kept alive.-Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments.
-Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
-Robert Byrne

Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down.
-Author Unknown

eath leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.From a headstone in Ireland He shall be greatly one goes through life one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.
-Katharine Hepburn

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
-John W. Gardner

I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.Ingrid BergmanI still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
-John Burroughs

The future depends on what we do in the present.
-Mahatma Gandhi

The trick is growing up without growing old.Casey StengelLife is what we make it; always has been, always will be.
-Grandma Moses

The unexamined life is not worth living.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
-Abraham Lincoln

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
-Annie Dillard

Life itself is a most wonderful fairy tale.Hans Christian AndersonLife was slower back then.
-Author Unknown

Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.
-Robert Neville

They that live longest must die at last.
-Author Unknown

It was an honor to be part of your life.
-Author Unknown

The over-the-hill gang.
-Author Unknown

While alive she really lived.
-Author Unknown

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
-Oscar Wilde

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.John LennonThere must be more to life than having everything.-Maurice Sendak

If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you'll get the best.

Begin to live as you wish to live.
-Author Unknown

The future depends on what we do in the present.
-Mahatma Gandhi

The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.
-Joan Broys geovisit();

Just for Fun Quotes

Autumn is here



Dance Like Nobody's watching.


Fishing Stories/Tales told here

Fresh Bread

Frogs, Snails and puppy dog tails

Give us this day our daily bread

I hope you dance

Keep it simple

Never eat more than you can lift.
-Miss Piggy

Nobody ever died of laughter

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter

Wrapped in the warmth of a cozy old quilt

Humor Quotes

Laugh \laf\ vb. 1. to cause somebody or yourself to be in a particular state by laughing long and hard

Hilarious \hi•lar•i•ous\ adj. 1. causing great amusementFunny \fun•ny\ adj. 1. causing amusement, especially enough to provoke laughter 2. out of the ordinary in a quaint or comical way

Humor \hu•mor\ n. 1. the quality or content of something, for example, a story, performance, or joke, that elicits amusement and laughter 2. the ability to see that something is funny, or the enjoyment of things that are funny

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing. --Laura Ingalls Wilder

Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be entertained. --John Powell

He deserves paradise who makes his companions laugh. --The Koran

A sense of humor is a sense of proportion. --Kahlil Gilbran

He who laughs, lasts. --Mary Pettibone Poole

If you first don't succeed, call the oldest person you know and ask them how to do it! --Author Unknown

Smile \smi•le\ n. 1. a facial expression in which the corners of the mouth are raised, usually expressing amusement, pleasure, or approval 2. an appearance of pleasure or approvalIt takes 17 muscles to smile and 42 muscles to frown. --Author Unknown

Knowing how to fight is a good thing. And humor is the greatest way of making the fight disappear. --Marlo Thomas

Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It is the sweetest thing one can do for oneself and one's fellow human beings. --Maya Angelou

From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere. --Dr. Seuss

Laughing stirs up the blood, expands the chest, electrifies the nerves, clears away the cobwebs from the brain, and gives the whole system a cleansing rehabilitation. --Author Unknown

We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can.

--Will Rogers

The best revenge is to laugh it off. --Author Unknown

Laughter is by definition healthy. --Doris Lessing

The person who can bring the Spirit of Laughter into a room is indeed blessed. --Author Unknown

Laughter is the best preservative!

There is nothing like the sound of a woman really laughing. The roaring laughter of women is like the roaring of the eternal sea.

--Mary Daly

Laughter is sunshine in a house. --William Makepeace Thackeray

She knew what all smart women knew: laughter made you live better and longer. --Gail Parent

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

--Victor Hugo

Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either. --Golda Meir

Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods. --Japanese Proverb

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

--E. E. Cummings

Laughter is an instant vacation! --Milton Berle

Laughter is the best medicine.

Laughter translates into any language.

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing. -Mark Twain

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.-Victor Borge

Live, Laugh, Love

He who laughs last

Home Quotes

A good Laugh is sunshine in the house
A Happy Home is but an earthly heaven
All is well
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.
Bless our home
Bless this house
Come Gather at our table
Dinner Choices: 1. Take it 2: Leave it
Enter with a happy heart
Happiness is homemade
Happy is the house that shelters a friend.
Have love in your heart, and peace in your home
Home is where they love you.
Home is where you hang your heart
Home is where your story begins
Home sweet home
Kindness Matters
No empty chairs
Peace love and joy to all those who enter here.
Return with honor
Sit long, laugh much, Laugh often
The place to be happy is here, the time to be happy is now.
There’s no place like home.
This home is filled with dreams and love and endless blessings from above.
Thou shalt not whine.
WelcomeWelcome Friends
Where much is given, much is expected

Holiday Quotes


Happy Halloween!


I do believe in Spooks!


Ho Ho Ho!

All the stockings were hung...



All I want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Girl Quotes

A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be your friend

Butterfly kisses

Fairytales do come trueFairytales, dragonfly’s and happy endings

I’m a princess, all girls are.

It’s not easy being a princess…but…hey, if the crown fits!

Little Princess

My prince did come…his name is daddy!


Pull up your big girl panties and get over it!

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog tails

Someday my prince will come

Sugar and Spice and everything nice

Thank heaven for little girls

You Go Girl!

Friendship Quotes

Friendship \friend•ship\ n. 1. a relationship between two or more people who are friends 2. the mutual feelings of trust and affection and the behavior that typify relationships between friends 3. a relationship between individuals, organizations, or countries that is characterized by mutual assistance, approval, and support
A friend is a present you give yourself.
A friend is your needs answered
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
Friends are angles in disguise
Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.
Friends are the families we choose
Friendship is a sheltering tree
Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds soon choke up the unused path.
Happiness is my friends hand
Kindness is wisdom
Thank Heaven for friends
The secret is this…the more we share the more we have.
A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be
.Douglas PagelsGood company, lively conversation, and the endearments of friendship, fill the mind with great pleasure.
--Edmund Burke
'Stay' is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
--Louisa May Alcott
New friends are silver, Old friends are gold- All friends are priceless.
--Author Unknown
No good thing is pleasant without friends to share it.
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
--Thomas Jefferson
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.
Before him, I may think aloud.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friend \friend\ n. 1. somebody who has a close personal relationship of mutual affection and trust with another
Friend: those who've heard the worst about us, yet refuse to believe it. --Author Unknown
We are each angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
--Luciano de Crescenzo
I adore men, but women friends are what hold your life together.
--Nancy Collins
Think where man's glory begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.--William Butler Yeats
We've been friends through thick and thin: Heads, you lose- tails I win.--Author Unknown
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
--Thomas A. Edison
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
--Thomas Jefferson
Kindred Spirits \kin•dred spir•it\ n. 1. somebody who is close to you in character, interests, and temperament
Friendship is a heart-flooding feeling that can happen to any two people who are caught up in the act of being themselves, together.
--Letty Cottin Pogrebin
We have been friends together, In sunshine and in shade.
--Caroline Sheridan Norton
Friends are lovely; love is flower-like; Friendship is a sheltering tree.
--Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view.
--Wilma Askinas
Good friends and happy memories are best enjoyed at home - for you can never wear them "out."
--Author Unknown
A constant friend is a thing rare and hard to find.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
--C. S. Lewis
Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.
--Francesco Guicciardini
Value friendship for what there is in it, not for what can be gotten out of it.
--H. Clay Trumbull
Two may talk together under one roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.
--Mary Catherwood
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
--Robert Brault
Let me live in my house by the side of the road and be a friend to man.
--Samuel Walter Foss
Cling to worthy friends.
Perfect friends who were once perfect strangers.Friendship? Yes, please.
--Charles Dickens
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance: they make the latitudes and longitudes.
--Henry David Thoreau
There is magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships.
--Benjamin Disraeli
One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.
--George Santayana
It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
--Marlene Dietrich
How beautiful a day can be when friendship touches it.
--Author Unknown
If we are friends much longer, we'll start to look alike.
--Author Unknown
We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.
--Evelyn Waugh
The ornament of a house is the friends that frequent it.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
The road to a friend's house is never long.
--Danish Proverb
We should not let the grass grow on the path of friendship.
--Madame Marie Therese Rodet Geoffrin
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.
--Anais Nin
And we find at the end of a perfect day, The soul of a friend we've made.
--Carrie Jacobs Bond
The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
--Henry David Thoreau
You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
--Laurence J. Peter
My heart is warm with the friends I make.
--Edna St. Vincent Millay
Pajama party pals.
A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the end of the rainbow, there's a golden friend.
--Author Unknown
Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
--Elbert Hubbard
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
--Elbert Hubbard
Everyone has a gift for something, even if it's the gift of being a good friend.--Marian Anderson
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
--Author Unknown
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
--Virginia Woolf