Sunday, May 9, 2010

Simple Joy Sunday

Finding the simple joys each week...

First of all, a big Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there! You've got a hell of a job and certainly deserve this holiday. I hope you enjoy it!!

This may sound ridiculous, but it was so nice to go to Costco on Monday after work and not have to battle my way through the aisles or wait 20 minutes to pay. I could actually wander and take my time looking at things. It really drives me nuts to deal with people when the place is packed. So, mark your calendars and keep it on DL: apparently, Monday night is a good time to go to Costco! Even more Costco happiness: I got a tremendous bag of Miracle Grow potting soil for only $10 and I picked up this beautiful Sabal Palm.

I put together a little gift for my mom:
I got the cute little teacup planter from Michael's on sale and the lantana plant is actually quite prevalent in the wild in Florida. I added some little hot pink and deep purple flowers to my mom's cup while I made one for myself with just the lantana. I've read mixed reports of the medicinal use of the lantana plant, so at this point I'm just considering it a pretty addition to the container garden. I also treated myself to a stevia plant. If you've never tasted a leaf from the stevia plant: after about three or four chews, it tastes so sweet you'd think you were eating candy. It's a great addition to teas.

My witchy work friend cracks me up. Whenever she treats herself to something new, I get bequeathed with the old. In the past, it's been stones & crystals, tarot cards, and fairy & pentacle pendants. This week, she gave me yet another pentacle pendant and it's just beautiful! It's actually double sided: one side is pretty simple with a yin/yang at the center; the other side has a yin/yang, too, but there are also gemstones at each of the points of the star. I think I have to make her some chakra chain maille or something as a thank you.

Foodie simple joys this week include: fresh strawberries (yum!) and an absolutely amazing Cuban sandwich (double yum).

I'm also thrilled to share with you that there's been some activity in Athena's Armoury! I sold my Feminine Warrior Handflower from my Artfire shop and am talking to someone about making a custom one from my Etsy shop. After no activity for a few months, this is very exciting! Maybe a strange little coincidence, but exciting nonetheless.

As always, check out more Simple Joy Sundays over at Cool Zebras. What were some of your joys this week?

Oh! And don't forget to check out my raffle: ALL proceeds to benefit breast cancer research!
It's super easy: check out the amazing goods, buys tickets (which really means donate to my fundraising for the 3 Day), and comment on my blog to let me know. That's it!

**Plus, this is the final week of the handmade raffle fundraiser & everyone that participates (whether you win a prize or not) will receive a Euro 4-1 bracelet from Athena's Armoury!


Plumrose Lane said...

Found you through Mermaiden and so happy I did. That palm is so amazing and the cause you're promoting is wonderful (lost my mom to it when I was a child).

I know how it is to be slow for a bit, always frustrating, so congrats on the recent interest. I'm sure business will pick up, you're work is fabulous!

All the best♥

Athena's Armoury said...

Thanks for dropping by, Plumrose! I hope I'll see you back. =)