Your Aura is Blue
Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life. You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships. The purpose of your life: showing love to other people Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor

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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


El Dia de Los Muertos

Today is El Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead ~ a traditional Mexican holiday where families gather to remember and pray for their loved ones. This day has always intrigued and fascinated me. Personally, I'd rather celebrate the life of those who passed before me than mourn their loss ~ it doesn't mean that I'm less sad that they are no longer part of my daily life, it just gives me a sense of peace that is often hard to achieve when you've lost someone dear to you.
The skull is a widely used symbol of this day ~ one that seems less morbid and actually quite beautiful, as they are decorated with flowers and even made of things like sugar. Being raised Catholic, I'm familiar with "All Saints Day", which is also today ~ but I can tell you that I've never observed it.
The skull in the photo is a sculpture by Niki de Saint Phalle that was on display along with many of her other works at the Missouri Botanical Garden when we visited this past summer. It was really quite extraordinary, so I wanted to share it as a symbol of this day. Niki's work is amazing (she passed away in 2002) ~ be sure to check it out if you ever get the chance.

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