Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My new favorite song

I love this song, don't forget to turn off my playlist before you listen to it. My playlist is all the way down on the bottom right.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Welcome to Holland

byEmily Perl Kingsley c1987 All rights reserved

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this......

When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The Michelangelo David. The gondolas in Venice. You may learn some handy phrases in Italian. It's all very exciting.

After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says, "Welcome to Holland.

""Holland?!?" you say. "What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy! I'm supposed to be in Italy. All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy.

"But there's been a change in the flight plan. They've landed in Holland and there you must stay.The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible, disgusting, filthy place, full of pestilence, famine and disease. It's just a different place.So you must go out and buy new guide books. And you must learn a whole new language. And you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.

It's just a different place. It's slower-paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But after you've been there for a while and you catch your breath, you look around.... and you begin to notice that Holland has windmills... .and Holland has tulips. Holland even has Rembrandts.

But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say "Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That's what I had planned."

And the pain of that will never, ever, ever, ever go away... because the loss of that dream is a very very significant loss.

But... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things ... about Holland.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Items in my Shop

I am carrying some super cute new items in my online store. These floral pattern market totes are just like the other ones I have, but in a sassy new pattern. Being a pink lover, I know I will get this one, it's just too cute!!

Here is the link to my store,

Monday, February 9, 2009

I am Mom of the week!!

I just found out today that I am the Featured Mom of the Week at Buy by Mom. I was so excited to see that, I just had to share. Here is the link to the write up.

She has a lot of stuff about me and On A Whimsy, she even has some pictures of the bottle cap necklaces and croc bows.

Angie, the owner of Buy by Mom, did a product review awhile back, here is the link to that

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Valentine's Day Freebies and Sales

Julianne from Unique Scrapbooking is going to show us how to make a Love Coupon Matchbook, visit her site here for the directions to this super cute idea for Valentine's Day.

Also ~ here are some sites that are having Valentine's Day Sales

Melissa with Shoppe our Attic has 15% off at

Susan has 15% off at her 2 online stores and She has some realy cute Valentine's Day Cards~

I am having a 15% off sale on my Photo Bottle Cap Necklaces, originally priced at $24 on sale for $20.40, still free shipping too. While they won't be ready before Valentine's Day, they still make a super cute gift. visit my website~ On A Whimsy~ for more gift ideas.

Tiffany at Charmies Online is having a 15% off sale on any of her items that have red or pink in them. Use the coupon code HEART during check out for the discount. If you want something that is purple, green or gold use her Mardi Gras sale for those items, the coupon code for that is FLOAT .