Monthly Archives: January 2011

I forgot to announce the winner of the 2011 desk calendar and I’m announcing another giveaway because I love you all so much!

And the winner of the 2011 Desk Calendar is BevE from Ohio who left this comment.

Congratulations BevE!
I’ll be packaging your calendar today and shipping it out to you this afternoon.

I’ve reduced the 19 remaining 2011 desk calendars here in the studio to $14.00 from their original price of $18.00. I can not carry them over to next year folks. They can be purchased on Etsy in USD or on HandmadeCloud in CAD. Also, if you purchase $50.00 worth of art or other product from either of my shops I’ll include a free 2011 desk calendar with your order.

And to make things interesting for you… do leave a comment below to be entered into another draw for another 2011 desk calendar! I’ll announce the winner of this mini giveaway on Monday, January 31st. Please share this blog post with your friends. Happy Friday!

UPDATE: and the winner of this giveaway is Sara from < "http://diysara.wordpress.com">DiySara who left this comment.

Thank you everyone!

After letting it go you begin to see the solutions

It’s always funny after sleeping on it for one night how one’s problems begin to appear much smaller with the solutions to those problems becoming more apparent.

I spent the afternoon today digging out of yet another massive Maritime snow storm. I feel relieved after shovelling that 60 inch drift from the side walkway so that the house can be accessed easily again. Wind combined with snow do create mountains and valleys outside during a storm. The front walkway on the other hand had no snow on it at all, while the back deck had about 12 inches that needed to be removed. The car was clear while the driveway was half covered.

This is akin to how a brain can react to life conditions presented to it too. Continue reading

No smoking is healthy or is it?

no smoking sign, art, illustration, healthy, print, poster

My mind has begun to play tricks on me. My mind can get pretty sick at times. The loneliness and social withdrawal keep me stuck in this infinite loop of stopping and starting only to stop and start once again.

I need to ask your permission to write freely on this blog for a while indefinitely without being judged or being harassed for being an addict. I began this blog almost five years ago in search of an escape from addiction and the mental afflictions that seem to envelope the core of my soul only to have it turn into a tame, almost socially acceptable version of myself. I am far from socially acceptable in societies eyes… my eyes. Continue reading

Desk Calendar Giveaway and the 2011 Sea Life Inspired Wall Calendars are Sold Out

However, if you you’d like a wall calendar, I will make them to order. Each one will cost $40.00 and they can be ordered on HandmadeCloud. Please allow 72 hours after placing your order for your calendar to be custom created before shipping.

Also, I have beautiful 2011 floral and mandala desk calendars in stock and ready to ship. They are on sale and reduced in price from $18.00 to $14.00 and can be purchased while supplies last. After my stock is sold out they will increase in price to $25.00 and be sold on a made to order basis.

Want to avoid shipping, material and labour costs? Then simply purchase the nifty high rez 2011 digital download PDF Calendar that you can print and use to create your own calendar. It’s reduced in price by 25%.

And do leave a comment below for your chance to win a handmade desk calendar. I’ll announce the winner on Monday, January 24th. This giveaway is open to everyone. One comment per person. Thank you and do share this giveaway and sale with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz.

The Medicine of Duck Duck Goose

So thank you everyone for the kind words and for sharing your hypothyroidism stories here on the blog, on Google Buzz and in email with me. The hardest part in all of this is accepting it and thus moving forward with changes I must make to my daily routines and eating habits.

I have many questions and concerns that seem to be unanswered at the moment or are answered in a way that brings up more questions or the answers just haven’t sunk in, yet.

Can I take a pro-biotic with Synthroid in the morning as it’s to be taken on an empty stomach and first thing in the morning too? I take two 10,000,000 billion active cells capsules that contain both acidopholus and bifidus. This has kept Chron’s disease in remission for 14 years and I do not want to stop taking it as it works.

And what about Calcium? I was taking 500mg of calcium carbonate/citrate w/ vitamin D daily and used to take it first thing in the morning too at the recommendation of my family doctor in Vancouver, due to a family history of early onset osteoporosis. When do I take this supplement if I can’t take it with Synthroid? Is it safe to take it at all while on Synthroid? Do I take it before I go to bed instead? Is that safe? Continue reading