Monday, January 31, 2011

More Than Monday

This past weekend I discovered a poster I had bought that is still waiting to be framed. Even though it has been tucked away for safe keeping it is no less remarkable then it was when I first fell in love with it. It's an amazing compilation of photos featuring dozens of species of butterfly wings.

You Can Get Your Own Wings Here!

The entire 26 letter alphabet and 9 numbers can clearly be seen in the a natural patterning of these butterfly wings. I took the poster out and tacked it up in my sewing room where i can easily see it... the magnificent colors and shapes all found in natures miraculous splendor will be a wonderful design tool and a true source of inspiration...

Inspiration comes in different ways on different days for all of us...

...What inspires you ?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Fun Facts

Did You Know?
Babies are born without knee caps!

No not really, but they don't start out as the knee caps we know. Made of cartilidge that develops into bone through ossification, baby knee caps don't show up on x-rays. Baby knee caps are very soft, flexible and actually pretty darn durable. With all of the crawling and the toddling that includes endlessly bumping them, baby's knees really are like little heavy duty shock absorbers. Ossification (cartilidge hardening to bone) starts at about 3 years of age and continues until about age 6. What devine timing for this process of ossification to start after the rugid, rough and tumble months of learning to crawl, stand and walk.  

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I Know What I Meant!!!

Technology is such a wonderful thing but lately it's been driving me bonkers! While using an automated service computer I was interrupted about 5 times after my responses by this computer saying "I'm having trouble understanding you" even though I was speaking plainly & clearly. All I could think is "of course you're having trouble unstanding me you're a computer you idiot"...then I realized I was yelling at an automated service computer!!! UGH...transfer me to the nearest human!

Monday, January 24, 2011

It's More Than Monday

Today started slow and quiet...which is just what i needed after a very busy but productive weekend!  As I yawned and stretched then open my eyes in walks today's inspiration. He leaned over kissed my forehead and placed a steaming hot Starbucks latte on my nightstand. My husband went out  in single digit temperatures while I was still sleeping to get my favorite coffee. This is not unlike most every other day but today it hit me when he smiled and said good morning...
I Got Me One Amazing Man!!!

After 14 years of marriage my husband still inspires me with his love!!! Trust me we ARE NOT Ozzie &  Harriet but we are very much in love and I am grateful!!!

Inspiration comes in different
ways on different days for all of us...

...What inspires you ?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Fun Facts

Children can teach us a thing or two...  
Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.

Did You Know? 
Extensive reseach research has shown that laughter is infact the best medicine. More and more the medical field is confirming that laughter can aid in lowering blood pressure, boosting the immune system, and helps to reduce stress hormones. Laughter can do all this while triggering the release of endorphins, which is the body’s natural way of supressing pain. Research has also shown that laughing increases levels of T-cells which fight infaction. Laughter is also shown to raise levels of a protein called Gamma-interferon and B-cells which fight dicease and produce antibodies that assists in the healing process.

So take a lesson from the little ones in your life laughter plays an intricate role in not only your happines but in your good health!!! Finding laughter every day is the good for you medicine we can all enjoy. Have a good laugh today!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

It's More Than Monday!!!

Monday mornings are good place for me to tie up loose ends of things i want to accomplish during the new week! i'm inspired when i organize my thoughts & ideas...

Inspiration comes in different
ways for all of us...

...What inspires you ?

E 'più che Lunedì!
Il Lunedì mattina è ottimo per me per mettere in fila le cose che mi vorrei realizzare nel corso della nuova settimana! Mi sento ispirata quando organizzo i miei pensieri e le mie idee ...

L’ispirazione arriva in diversi modi per tutti?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Fun Facts

My Oh My...look at those baby blues! 

Did you know...
that almost all babies are born with blue eyes & within a few moments
of delivery their eye color can change. 

... it's because the melanin, which is the the brown pigment molecule
that colors your skin, hair, and eyes, hadn't been fully
deposited in the irises of your eyes.
The melanin reacts when it is exposed to ultraviolet light.
Eyes that remain light have less melinin...
the darker the eyes the more the melinin.



Lo sapevi che …

che quasi tutti i bambini nascono con gli occhi azzurri e in poco tempo il loro colore può cambiare?
... è perché la melanina, che è la molecola di pigmento bruno che dà il colore alla pelle, ai capelli e agli occhi, non si è definitivamente depositato sull’ iridie dell’occhio. La melanina reagisce quando viene esposta alla luce ultravioletta.
Occhi che restano chiari hanno meno melamina ...
gli occhi scuri hanno più melinina.


Monday, January 10, 2011

It's More Than Monday

As a new week begins, Mondays are the perfect
place to stop and be inspired !

Looking into the face of a smiling child gives me
such a feeling of joy!!!
Inspiration comes in different
ways for all of us...
...What inspires you ? 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

And the WINNER - uh - I mean the WINNERS are...

No You're Not Seeing Double!

We simply couldn't resist these four little feet! Congratulations to these sweet little twins, Matteo and Nicolò, the winners of our first Italian blog give away...

Our Mini-Mocs give away was organized by my wonderful colleague and friend Anna and it was hosted by the lovely ladies of the rock-rockingchair blog. Thank you to all of you who sent in such great photos of so many beautiful baby feet. This give-away was such a fantastic experience for us and for our clients that we will definitely be having more contests in the future.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011


My dear friend & colleague Anna (mini-mocs European sales exec.) made arrangements with the lovely women over at rockrockingchair blog to host our first European Mini-Mocs Giveaway.

A stellar photo submission concept and the beautiful baby feet vying for a pair of our fabulous leather mini-mocs made for a terrific giveaway. Participating contestants were asked to send in photos of the beautiful baby feet in their lives. We were so pleased with the response and shown here are just a few of the many photo submissions we received.

Join us on Thursday January 6th for a wonderful surprise as we unveil the winning sweet little feet here on our Mini-Mocs blog.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

May the New Year bring Joy as deep as the ocean, Dreams
as countless as the sands and Hope that warms like the sun!