Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A tassel and tips!

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I really love to buy things that other bloggers make. When I saw The Nester's tassels I knew I had to have one. I couldn't find one on her etsy shop that matched my blue and white decor so I asked if she takes special orders....and she does! Isn't it adorable! I have it hanging on my entertainment armoire (it replaced the one I had that was falling apart). If you haven't visited her blog you must! She has so many wonderful ideas that she shares!

I also wanted to share this email I received the other day for the top 40 tips for a better life in 2008! I have no idea what happened to #40, there was only 39 when I received it. I think #40 should be "Start a blog, if haven't already" I know having a blog has made my life better! Look at all the wonderful friends I've made from all over the world! Getting to know you all has really enriched my life.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did...

Tips for a Better Life - 2008
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today.'

5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.

7. Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and PRAYER. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.

8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

9. Dream more while you are awake.

10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

11. Drink green tea and plenty of water... Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.

14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'


27. What other people think of you is none of your business.

28. GOD (or inner truth, for those who aren't religious) heals almost everything.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

33. The best is yet to come.

34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

35. Do the right thing!

36. Call your family often. (Or email them to Death!!!)

37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.

38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

May your troubles be less, May your blessings be more, May nothing but happiness come through your door!


Sharon said...

I love quotes!
One of the best things that I know to do when you are down is to check out this blog. I love it. You can't help but feel better after being here.
Thanks you so much.

JoAnne said...

Hi Cindy, thanks for your kind comments on my son's blog! Your blog is my escape and I check it often. I agree with your #40 and I am going to take your advice. I am going to start another (lighthearted) blog on my decorating adventures. Hope you check it out. Thanks again, JoAnne

Lisa said...

Number 40 (well really #1) should be "read this blog"! The tassel is terrific too.

paperjunk-lc said...

These are all so good! Thank you so much for sharing them.
And don't you just love the NESTER!
Cute tassel!

Rosemary~ said...

Hi Cindy,
You made my day with your list. It came at a perfect time! Thanks for always and always being there and sharing! Luv, Rosemary~

Angela said...

Finding your blog has made my life better!

Debbie from NJ said...

these are great quotes Cindy! I agree #40 should be to start a blog! cute tassel!

connie said...

Just wonderful! I intend to make a copy and read it each morning. Thanks. Connie

Lori said...

here's one to add - "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6

The Rose Room said...

Perfect tassle, I love the Nesters tassles and her blog. Am printing the 39 things off to inspire me:) Rachael

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Thanks for the tips. I am printing a copy, too. I love the nester's tassels. She has a great eye for putting the different elements together. :-) Rosie

Mary said...

What a great list! I especially need to get up every morning with a goal in mind! It's so easy to let worries and laziness take over the day...
Love the tassel!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a gorgeous Tassel.
love all of the tips.


I almost subscribed to a "Do It Yourself" magazine today.Then I thought no I will just check out Cindy's blog when in eed a tip.. she is better than a magazine..........maybe YOU should write a book with YOUR projects, techniques etc...... it would be a best seller!!! You truly have a talent that you could share with others and maybe build your "nest egg"!!
Hope it is okay for me to post this?!

Joan said...

Cindy - I printed out two copies of your list. I put one on the fridge and one here at my desk. Thanks for blog for many reasons.

Kelli - VintageVavoom said...


It's so funny that you mentioned the nesting place blog. I just actually found that blog myself last week. It really has some great ideas on there.

I actually found your blog on a search for coffee filter roses as I've recently been making them.

Enjoy your tassel!

Tutti Chic said...

What wonderful words to live by! Thanks so much for sharing this post! Love those tassels(I'm of to check out the shop!) & LOVE your blog~:) chris

bj said...

I got this very email today, too...
I love your new tassel...and I LOVE The Nester!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Words to live by! Thanks for sharing them. Yes, I had a wonderful visit with Debbie Kay. She mentioned you are a close blogging friend. Wish you could have joined us, too! I don't have much blue in my home, but we have white furniture in common! Hope to talk to you again, soon!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Love the tassel.... so you... she made with you in mind. Don't you just love bloggers..
That list is FULL of great advise...

Artsy Etc. said...

This is wonderful Cindy. I love visiting your blog..its so personal and inviting, like I know your home is. I can't tell you how much you inspire me.


Anonymous said...

Love this post Cindy. Some of them I am already doing, others I need to do. I agree about blogging. I have made so many friends, it's wonderful.

LeAnn :)

Rosemary said...

Great list Cindy!!
Love the nesting tassel!

Jen r. said...

Love those tips...! Great tassel too.. Maybe #40 is a fill on the blankl kind of a thing, but I agree with starting a blog too!
Jen R

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy
That is a great list. I am going to put some of the suggestions into practice. Thanks for posting it.
Rhondi xo

Cindy's Red Door said...

Cindy, you always have the most awesome postings, besides checking my emails daily; you rank right up there with my morning coffee. Please kepp up the great work! I love to see what your doing next!!!! You are better than calgon!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips. Perfect timing. Love your blog. Glenda, Mid/South

Victoria Lynn said...

#40 - Eat More Chocolate!! Wait, maybe that one was left off of #11! Thanks for sharing the wonderful list...I must start with get more sleep (hmm...maybe I should cut down on my late night blog crusin'?!). Blessings, Victoria Lynn

Elzie said...

Really enjoyed this visit. Thanks a lot.
Love Elzie

Miss.Maddie's said...

Your tassel is perfect. Dainty and whimsical hanging from it's perch.
The list is good advice and perhaps #40 was left off so each individual could add that one.
I enjoyed your birdcage too!

Anonymous said...

couldnt agree more with sharon..it is so comforting everytime i come here.the 39/40 tips are so true,and i like #23 most after what i've gone through today.
Thanks cindy, RosE

Theresa @ Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Cindy , making a copy & love the tassle .

~Gabbie said...

I Love your blog, I printed out a copy of the 40 things, then got curious what the last one was. This is what i found..

"40. Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride."

Suzy said...

Absolutely wonderful Cindy! What nice words and simple small rules to live by! Thanks for sharing!

Have a great day, Suzy

Tracie said...

What a great list, Cindy.
I agree with you on #40 - it's changed my life as well, so many nice, nice people out there in blog land. And this list is something to really take to heart each day.
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I hope you don't mind if I copy your advice and pass it to a friend who needed encouragement. I felt better too when I read it. God bless you more and thank you for sharing it with us. - Ruth

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, thanks for your quotes loved them! Reading this made me smile and think of all the little things we complain about. I will also be printing a copy of this. Thanks so much for making my day. Kim

Teal Chic said...

I love this, my favorite one would have to be "it's none of your business what others think about you." How often do we worry about how we're perceived, and when it all comes down to it, others opinions of us have no merit. I've copied and pasted this, so I can look at this list every day!!!