Friday, May 29, 2009

"Daily Life" Quote For The Week

Here's something for everyone to meditate on to help make life more enjoyable and encouraging. It's a Daily Life quote for the week:

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome." -Booker T. Washington Be a success in your life by overcoming obstacles that may have present itself in your life.

Enjoy your week and your weekend.

Peace & Love

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Scratch This Off My List of Summer Dreams

O.K. Remember the top 10 things on my list of things to do or get for the sommer. (Post entitled "Summer Dreams" below.) Well scratch the movie "Chocolat" off my list. I got it. Today we went to -Barnes and Nobles- and I bought it. that's me below, happy to have got it. Tonight, after a good bath I'll be watching that movie.

Here we come Barnes & Noble. I love this book store and of course Books-A-Million. I can live in these places. My mother and my son going in this great grand of a bookstore. I especially love Barnes&Nobles, because it has DVD's and I think in my opinion more choices than Books-A-Million. Like I said, I can get lost in this store. Reading is one of my favorite past times.

That's my mother, and she's ready to shop. She's a reader of many books herself, I'm assuming that's where I got that from. Oh, I forgot-my sister is a book worm to, it runs hard in the genes.

So what summer books are any of you plan to read? Is anyone planning a Summer Book Club? If so, let me know what your group is planning to read. I'm always interested in what people are currently or just recently read.

Peace & Love

Summer Dreams

Ten top things I want this summer or want to do are...

1. Make more money.
2. Take a relaxing vacation on the beach, and feel the sand beneath my feet.
3. Get my business website going (that's why I need to make more money).
4. Read all the books that I bought that's sitting on my shelf saying, "me next, me next."
5. Get out of the slump and work on my novel.
6. Make a big, and wonderful decadent sundae.
7. Loose about 20 lbs. (Definitely.)
8. Buy the movie Chocolat starring Johnny Depp. (I know-but I like that movie).
9. Finish my Aromatherapy Course-it is a lot of studying and work to do. ("Come on brain, you can do it, hang in there.")
10. Last but not in the slightest least-throw myself an appreciation dinner party. Hey, I've been through a lot, I would say I humbly deserve it. ;)

What's your summer dreams?

Hope everyone has a safe and bless summer.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Entreprenuerial Spirit-Congrats A Dozen Eggs

A Dozen Eggs Bakery. Kuddos to "L" at a A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe!!! The owner at A Dozen Eggs Cookies ( has just opened her bakery about a few days ago in Vermont. She has lots of goodies to buy. Which includes flavorful cupcakes like raspberry filled, chocolate, cheescake and carrot cupcakes. Yum, yum, yum!!! This girl has it down pack with her delectable, scrumptious, and most delicious sugar cookies as well that she sells in her bakery. Check out her blog as well. ( You'll get to see what she's been up to. Her blog is the first one I started with in blogland. "L" has also become a good friend to me as well.

I love to hear how well people do and are successful in their own business. I love to hear how they got started and see them grow into good successful entrepreuers. A Dozen Eggs Cookies has also been featured on the Food Network channel on the episode of "Recipe For Success." this is also how I got to know "L" and ever since then she's become than just a blog buddy, but a friend. SHOUT OUT TO YA "L" YOU GO GIRL!!! YOUR MY SISTA FROM ACROSS THE STATES. I'm so happy for you, I wish you always the best.

So if your ever in the area of Vermont, take a trip on over to the A Dozen Eggs Bakery and buy some oh so yummy and tasty cupcakes, seven layer bars or beautiful artful sugar cookies. If you can't make it until another time go to her website and you can order some beautiful hand-crafted sugar cookies ( The cookies will come to you if you can't make it to the sugar cookies and/or cupcakes. So drop by or drop an order.

If anybody would like to share their entreprenuerial spirit of their business and would like for me to feature it on my blog, drop me an e-mail. My e-mail is on the right side of my blog. I look forward and am pleased to put your business out there via my blog posts.

I still would like for you to share your business ventures, business name and ideas of having or owning your own business in the comments-regadless if you want me to post about your business or not. I just like to hear about peoples' businesses and their success. So please write in. Thanks so much and great success to all business owners, partners and staffs. May God bless you in your endeavors of a prosperous business year and throughout your life time-you work hard, and you deserve it. May your reward be SUCCESS!

Peace & Love

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I love to read, and I love the movies that film-makers and producers make or adapt to the big screen from these books. I have the book "Little Women" and the movie. I have the movie "Pride & Prejudice," but I don't have the book. The novels are really nice, down-to-earth and both writer's relate their fiction books to real life experiences and they portray a lot of themselves and their families in the stories they write.In Pride & Prejudice, I see myself as Elizabetth Bennet. Elizabeth had seem to had her own mind and she wasn't always the one to follow tradition in her time or era. She also didn't marry for money, as that was the custom for back then around the 1800's or so. For women during that time and in England couldn't own any property. Only the men, so women had the security of their husbands, and if they weren't married-they had to depend on the generosity of male relatives if both their parents weren't alive. Wasn't that some kind of law? Frankly I hate it, good thing I wasn't born during that era. As for Elizabeth, I liked her independence and boldness to live life as how she dictated it, and not what society dictated to her.Louisa May Alcott wrote many books. Her book entitled, Little Women, was surrounded with 4 sisters. From oldest to youngest in this story was; Meg-character of the home-maker; Jo-spirited and non-traditional; Beth-quiet and docile; and Amy-wanted to marry rich. Alcott portrayed her youngest sister as a painter in the book and indeed she was in real life. In fact, her little sister did illustrate her book of "Little Women." Who am I in "Little Women?" I would say Jo of course. Again, here is a character that is independent, doesn't flow with society and is spirited and owns who she is. Not to mention as Alcott was a writer-she wrote herself as Jo, and Jo was a writer in the story of Little Women. So it is with me-I love to write, I'm working on a book currently and one more to follow. So I really identify myself a lot with Jo March in the March Family of "Little Women." Oh yes I forgot to mention that her story took place in Concord, Massachusetts-a great New England State. Miss Alcott also lived there in real life as well. for more information on these GREAT WOMEN WRITERS, google Louisa May Alcott and Jane Austen. There are tons of great information and educational material on them. I admire these women, because they were ahead of their time and I really, truly like the fact that they OWN who they were as women and they own what they were good at. There independence was their rule and not anyone elses or the whole of society for that matter. They stood up for the good of who they were and they did not sacrafice their morals and yet-they were bold, educated and in my book as what I would call them which for today is a valuable and prominent compliment-they were great Divas in their time.

Who Are You today? Who do you identify with, and no matter what girls own yourself and walk proudly in it. Own that your talents and personality, who you are and satisfied with is what makes you great women of your time. Own your Divaness.

Definition of diva: Diva-(My personal meaning, mind you) someone who is good, prominent, dominant, and intelletually-talented in whatever they do and no there place in that postion they carry is a diva. You could be a mom of a diva, business owner of a diva, wife of a dive, etc. Whatever it is your good at-I mean the best, your a diva in your own right. I'm a diva at being different, I don't 100% of the time go with the flow of society. I make my own tradtions and I'm a diva of poetry. I love to write poems and I revell, live and I am strong in it.

What Diva are you? I salute you today and all the great women of our time that broke the mold and became independent personalities of who we are, and becoming what we desire-benefiting those to only do good for ourselves and those who are among us. I salute my mom, she is the reason who I am today, I make my own traditions-benefiting the good of myself and others.

Peace & Love Divas
Own it and Live it.
Treasure Ann

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day all the moms, grand-mothers, and moms to be. May you have a blessed day this Sunday, and thank you to all the moms for being such great and super mothers.

Peace & Love,

Treasure Ann

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Mean Customer

I guess every now and then we meet up with mean and inconsiderate customers. I mean I try not to get upset with people when they say things out of ignorance. But ya'll I end up having an arguement with one. This particular customer came by after shop hours, actually in fact I was already closed. I have my close sign up on the door too in big bold CAPITOL letters. This customer just wanted to simply ignore this and have his way and still wanted to open up.

Me: I'm closed.
customer: Well I'm here now, you can still open and let me buy something.
Me: No, I'm closed.
customer: You ain't that busy that you have to be close.
Me: Don't tell me whether I'm busy or not, it's none of your business what I do.

See this is the thing everybody, it was the principle of the fact that when I say I'm closed, and just because this customer stopped by I was suppose to open up the shop for that customer. This customer wanted their own way, and wanted me to open up whenever they came. It didn't matter when I was closed. Well do I ban this customer from my premises? It's just the principle of the whole thing of consideration. I really don't want to serve this person anymore.
It really ticked me off also because they even had the nerve to try to put me dow and degrade me. I was furious. I'm going to be opening an online store soon. This incident has
really motivated me to move forward to do that, full speed ahead. Dealing with customers can be really a pain. At least with an online store, If there are any meanies, I don't have to deal with them face to face.

So I need some advice, do I ban this customer from premise, or do I firmly lay down the law. I really don't want to deal with this customer again.

Peace and Love

Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday's Circle Time Again

These pictures are in no particular order or have a theme. They are random. Here's a picture of my favorite past time. As many of my reader's no, I love yarn and I love to crochet. Here's my basket of yarn-this is my yarn stash. Did I tell you, I love yarn.

This is an afghan (blanket if you will) that I'm crocheting for myself for the next cold months coming. My grandmother and sister taught me how to crochet when I was a little girl.
The stitches above is called, "aligned shells." It's so easy to make.

Here below is a lap throw I'm working on to sell in my shop. These stitches that I'm Crocheting are called, "Palm Leaves." I love them, I think this is my favorite. I'm trying to stock up on a lot of crocheted lap throws for the winter. People really tend to buy these up in my shop.Right here below is a centerpiece I made to sell in my shop. It can be a centerpiece for a wedding reception or a banquet. I call this art work, "Paradise Garden." It just brings peace and sootheness to mind when you look at it.

These are some of my hand-made jewelry that I make and sell in my store as well. These are going to be sold at my Mother's Day Extraveganza Sale.

Some more necklaces that customers will hopefully buy for Mother's Day. What mother doesn't like jewelry.

Here's my table of goodies set up in the shop. There are a lot of variety things I sell. I make my own natural spa product. In a set I make the bath beads, soap and the lotion to fo with it. Studying Aromatherapy sure does come in handy when adding the fragrances to these spa products. Not only do they smell good, but they are good for you-very health beneficial. Like the Lavendar-it helps one to relax and destress. Who wouldn't love that.
Here's my brother working on our fence. He's so hard at work, he didn't know that I got a picture of him. About ready for the summer.

So what's your favorite past time? And what did you do during the weekend?
Have a Happy Monday everybody, and what happen in your circle?
Peace & Love,
Treasure Ann

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Celebrity Survey

Who will be the next Celebrity Apprentice? The delightful, commediene Joan Rivers...

Or, the hard knox, poker player, Annie Duke.

My vote, goes to--drum roll please...that's right...the delightful, always quick on her feet, Joan Rivers. Well I picked her, because I like her. I give Annie her props to now, she is tough, and at this point both women are strong competitive and very smart. So it is hard to guess. It is anyones game. But my vote still goes to Joan.
Who do you think will win? And why? What characteristics stick out about the person you think will win the Celebrity Apprentice?
Peace & Love ya'll
Treasure Ann