Sunday, August 23, 2009

BACK 2 SCHOOL GIVEAWAY



I heart pink. I heart love. I heart hearts.
I heart giving away free stuff :)





8 inch long silver plated bracelet with pink swarovski crystals is the perfect accessory that pops with sexy, dressy, casual and awesome style.

After graduating college 9 years ago I've decided to go back to school. The thought of learning a new career, meeting new people and doing something outside of my comfort zone is scary. I think that reading some of your stories about "outside of the comfort zone" experiences and how you dealt with them will calm my nerves and center me in preparing for this new chapter in my life. so here is a breakdown of the back 2 school contest guidelines:



1 entry for your "outside of the comfort zone" story

1 entry for following my blog


1 entry for following my tweets (user name: moosamoose)

2 entries for following each of my Etsy stores:
www.moosaka.etsy.com
www.4craftsisters.etsy.com
www.zipidydodah.etsy.com

5 entries for purchasing anything in any of my Etsy stores

please comment on each entry with your name and email address. remember that the more you do the more chances you have to win. I will announce a winner on September 25th. Thanks for playing and good luck :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I LOVE SPAIN




Montserrat

photo of the Spanish monastery just outside Barcelona, Spain. it was built into the rocks for protection and seclusion. to say that the views and place itself is stunning and spiritual is an understatement. look closely towards the middle and top. to get there you either drive a little winding road at the edge of the cliff or take the aerial tram. I drove and next time its aerial tram all the way!




Black Madonna in Spain

photo of the black Madonna located in Montserrat. there are only 2 black Madonnas in the world, Montserrat's is the 2nd. the first, if I'm not mistaken, is in Prague. These are the only 2 black Madonnas recognized by John Paul the second. people gather to this statue from all over the world to pray to her for fertility and health. legend has it that when she was discovered by the monks they could not move her so they built Montserrat around her. the statue is enclosed in a glass box so that no one will touch her. I couldn't help myself so I took a picture of her because standing in front of her felt good inside. I cannot explain the feeling and even today when I think about it I feel good inside from having seen her.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I LOVE GAUDI







photos of the Familia Sagrada's inside looking out in Barcelona, Spain. the structure is amazing and being inside it felt slightly reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. most of Gaudi's work reminds me of Wonderland yet this particular structure is also very spiritual and moving.

Talk to the Hand!




Photo of Salvador Dali surreal statue taken at the Dali revolving museum in Barcelona, Spain. Our hotel was in the Gothic Quarter next to this fab cathedral so I walked to the museum which was off of La Ramblas street. I named the piece "drawers" for obvious reasons... I just love Dali! He truly thought outside of the box. the sad part about this photo is that the museum actually sold a replica statue but it was 2,000 euros! When I win the lottery and become a millionaire I'm totally going to buy it and place my necklaces inside the drawers. Maybe even hang one or two on the drawer pulls and the hand of course. Have a mentioned I love Dali? *sigh*