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icwhimsy
From the San Francisco Bay Area to the Wild West of New Mexico
Love Your Life ♥
Interests: Confessions of The City Girl gone Country, sharing a tangible happiness about Loving Life!
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Be fearless in your life. Sometimes people we love take us for granted. Own it. Don't be bitter about it. Move on. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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There is no other feeling, other than pure surprise, the moment you open your front door, and a court process server is verifying your name and handing you official divorce papers. Overwhelming surprise, or is it an expected moment? Regardless of your feelings at that very moment, it is a dreadful day, it is the first day of your divorce. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
When life gets a little weary and a little tough Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
icwhimsy is now following Beata Basik
Mar 30, 2014
icwhimsy is now following heatherbailey
Mar 30, 2014
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Thank you Equestrian Life (.com) and Happy Birthday to My Mom :) When I Am An Old Horsewoman I shall wear turquoise and diamonds, And a straw hat that doesn’t suit me And I shall spend my social security on white wine and carrots, And sit in my alleyway of my barn And listen to my horses breathe. I will sneak out in the middle of a summer night And ride the old bay gelding, Across the moonstruck meadow If my old bones will allow And when people come to call, I will smile and nod As I walk past the gardens to the barn and show instead the flowers growing inside stalls fresh-lined with straw. I will shovel and sweat and wear hay in my hair as if it were a jewel And I will be an embarrassment to ALL Who will not yet have found the peace in being free to have a horse as a best friend A friend who waits at midnight hour With muzzle and nicker and patient eyes For the kind of woman I will be When I am old. -Author Patty Barnhart Photo Credit: Just My Tidbits Equestrian Life Facebook is one click away Equestrian Life on You Tube is one click away Equestrian Life on the Web, click here Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
Embracing Happy is the essential focus of life. No matter what goes wrong with our moments in life, no matter how long it will last, and no matter the duration of the unhappiness we are experiencing... We Must Embrace Happy. Collectively, friends and I often post the moments, music, art, nature, poem, quote or photo that will jerk a little happiness into our day. Today I present this video to offer you a moment of foot tapping, groove rapping, ultimate happiness... Enjoy! AND IF YOU NEED MORE GO HERE: Pharrell Williams - Happy - 24 Hours of Happy! Website ::: Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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Queen Latifah interviewed basketball legend Lisa Leslie recently. Lisa shared the 7 P's - words of wisdom from her mother: Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance Personally, I thought this was the best part of the interview. Truly these are words to live by and are the words that have lead this incredible woman to where she is today. Thanks to the Queen Latifah You Tube channel, you can watch the other portions of her interview below (see links). All images are from google or The Queen Latifah Show. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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For days now the kitchen sink has been a great bother. I suppose, living in a 1950's cabin style home in the mountains has it's perks, believe me, this is not one of them. My husband is wonderful at all issues regarding fixing things at home. He is wise and wonderful and saves us so much money. Well, in this case, the landlord saves money. We have been fussing with the drain for several days now. Full well knowing that the pipe that is clogged is old and has junk caught up in there over many years of use. The dishes were building up yesterday and the sinks were dirty and messy and full of water. The water would drain, but slowly, ever so slowly. This was becoming beyond gross. I just couldn't "wait" for the drain to decide when it would allow water through. A speedy telephone call to my husband at work, in a panic, "please bring home draino or roto rooter!" Hours later he showed up with the biggest $9.00 bottle of drain opening liquid he could find. He too was tired of the sink and it's issues. Well, the next morning we woke to find that this "penetrating tough clog gel" didn't really work. Sadly we began the day all over with hot water, plunging and waiting. On my counter sat a box of baking soda and a bottle of vinegar, .... and I started thinking... Sometimes my thinking leads to disaster, in this case.... In a pool full of water in two clogged sinks, side by side, I slowly poured baking soda and watched it slide down the drain, moments later I poured vinegar and within seconds white foam began to bubble everywhere. It was rather dramatic and worrysome. Within minutes, after a few blups out of the drain..... I RELEASED THE CLOG! CLEARED THE DRAIN! AND WAS VERY PROUD OF MYSELF. THE END Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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Over the Christmas month, Ecco Shoes on Facebook had a contest. Well, I won! I'll spare you the details. I am so in love with my *prize* of the small Collie purse from Ecco USA The package took "forever" to arrive at our home. When it did, I was never more happier. You would of thought I won the lotto. Opening the box on my sewing/cutting table... anticipation as I fuss with the taped box. Got an incredible whiff of leather oozing out of the bag. Yum. She sat there looking at me and I looking at her... what a beautiful bag! We belong together.... My little handbag and I go everywhere together. We are a perfect match. When a woman has a beautiful real leather handbag, she feels like a million bucks. And when she feels like a million bucks, everyone around her is having a good day too! The End Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
icwhimsy added a favorite at A Beautiful Mess
Feb 2, 2014
icwhimsy added a favorite at A Beautiful Mess
Feb 2, 2014
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This recipe was found on Facebook. Posting for Keri S. so she can PIN it to her recipe file. Not intended to infringe on any copyrights of any kind. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at ICWhimsy.com
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Top 10 Questions to ask and answer for Yourself in order to begin a New Year: Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at ICWhimsy.com
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Creating a banner for your website or blog Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at ICWhimsy.com
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I've been shopping at Garnet Hill before the internet took over my shopping needs. Their high quality clothing and household goods are pricey, but have lasted me many years of use (at least a decade). I learned at a very young age, "BUY QUALITY" and you will never be unhappy with what you have in your closets and around your home. Quality made clothing not only feels good on your body, it will last longer through wear and tear. I recommend buying from their Clearance section at all times. Unless it is something you can't live without, now. I Love Garnet Hill! Click on the RED link below and buy yourself something nice! GARNET HILL CLEARANCE SECTION Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at ICWhimsy.com
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at ICWhimsy.com
We must appreciate all of our blessings every day. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2013 at ICWhimsy.com
Research Shows 1 In 7 Adults Are Not With Their True Love: 3 Ways To Know You're With 'The One' read this article. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at ICWhimsy.com
Just don't talk about your past, it doesn't exist any longer! Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at ICWhimsy.com
For some odd reason, people seem to believe I am upset about turning 50 next Spring. Well, I’m not. I am actually very excited about this turning point in my life. I plan to write about it for the next six months, hope you enjoy the journey with me! Many years ago the Borghese Mud Mask was my favorite beauty supply. I have decided that it needs to be my new again favorite beauty supply. This mud mask does wonders for your face and not using it for the past 10 years was a mistake. It has kept my face healthy and looking younger. I recommend you look into using this too! Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at ICWhimsy.com
I've left the blog alone for quite some time now. Contemplating whether or not to continue, to ramble on, to have fun with it. Since my last post I've gotten dentures (my choice), been to Hawaii, moved to an old town we use to live in, and had my teen son move back home from San Francisco. I'm moving forward with court custody issues, kindergarten adventures and the life of a Junior in highschool and what it means to win over domestic violence in court. My journey to becoming fifty years old next Spring is loaded with topics to cover... So here, I begin again and hope that you will join me on this journey of many things to write about. I hope to encourage anyone on a similar journey with hope and happiness each and everyday. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at ICWhimsy.com