June 19, 2021 – Last Days of Spring! The love of romancing my life Now I am in a summer kind of day. It is not hot and sunny. The sky has an overcast layer reminiscent of Berkeley where I grew up. We are listening to spa music. It is a bit irritating, and […]
Art and Nature open our hearts. A rose uplifts our feelings and opens our hearts.
So much fun!
Try using new clocks each season in your kitchen and watch your kitchen become the happiest place in the house.
Affirmations help move me away from situations where I am caught in repeated negative thoughts.
Kids who are trained in the art of cooking at an early age become great assets to their families in adulthood. — Barbara Dean Aliaga
We were smitten with these new designs by Simple Wordings., Ramoncita Campo
A party without cake is just a meeting. — Julia Child
One way to keep the winter blues away from your life is to think of others. Well, we can’t visit, and we are tired of trying to make Zoom work. How about sending a card to your neighbors, your relatives, your friends, people you don’t even know?
Ready To Play in 2021.
Practice love.. Together we are strong.
https://abunana.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/love-now.m4v Thankful Tiger with Smile and Bright Eyes Thank You Card by AbuNana Community Acrylic Painting Folded Greeting Card by AbuNana Missing You, Looking Forward … Stunning Pattern by AbuNana
Never Give Up …. Okay, I don’t deny it. Gray, winter days can challenge the best and happiest of hearts. I just had a little talk with myself. Yep. I took an honest, long look into my eyes and I was certain I was about to give up. These days of distancing myself have […]
Whatever you think you know, there is more if you look just beyond your “go to” thoughts*.
Ever thought of designing your own sneakers? It can be the most healthy thing to do today? What do you think? There’s a world of happiness jus waiting for you to smile in. Go out and create something!
For me, art is the action of playing with the unknown. It takes bravery, lightheartedness and kindness to self. Enjoy!
Do you have any questions about art? I’d be glad to answer whatever I can.
I think daydreaming can be helpful when it’s on the positive side of things. One of the most unique places I have ever visited is Key West. It still holds for me a sense of heart art!…..click for more…
Tai Chi Qigong Animal Styles. Have a fun time browsing.
Often it is not the incident bringing suffering but our perception of the event.
For the love of purple! #purplelove #Zazzle #purpleaccessories Click the arrow at the bottom (when the gif isn’t animating) to see, personalize and buy…
Choose a favorite photo and put it on one of these items. Buy it for yourself or to cheer up your loved ones. There’s nothing like a few moments of creativity to get up where the action is! Create a new coffee cup, or a face mask that tickles your fancy. Or tell someone you love them with a photo of your garden or a photo of a rose.
The electricity goes out! But you have beautifully designed candles automatically turned on each evening. Very smart and elegantly designer candles. See what we mean.
It isn’t hard at all to draw! It is hard, however, to get over the fears that you aren’t good enough to be an artist. Many of us think we cannot draw or paint. You’ve heard folks say, I can hardly draw stick figures. But even if you start with a stick figure, you are definitely on your way to drawing your pet.
There’s one thing we don’t fight about: life can be pretty stressful. I’ve always had one great support system, though, and that’s my relationship to flowers and flowers to me. The more I focus on the magical mystery of flowers, the faster stress just evaporates. What a gift of nature!
Each poster provides a personalize text template. Easily add your favorite quote before you purchase, even using an iPhone or iPad
It’s just an honor to have someone wear our designs. It makes all this social isolation seem easier. It feels good to make some type of contribution. We would love to see the masks you have chosen, even if you did not purchase them from us. You really wouldn’t believe how much laughter goes on in this house when we feel we are reaching someone out there in the cyber world!!! We really are a Mom and Pop shop!
It is easy to miss the beauty in life. These new soft pink floral pattern designs are created infused with soft joy, appreciation, peace and receptivity for better things in your life. Whether for a friend or for yourself, these are nice gifts for your favorite girl friend! Stay on the brighter side!
Love of Nature Collection. Which is your favorite?
The question is, have we lost our way? Have we become sideline experts, speaking as if we were authorities, yet not accountable for the outcome?
Peace begins at home. Community begins at home. Love begins at home. Strengthen the happiness of the world, by strengthening the family.
When we go out to celebrate summer fun on the Fourth of July, what are we celebrating? We have a few weeks to make this Independence Day more meaningful.
We can flood with love, and this is what the world needs right now.
During June, try to increase your acts of kindness. Reach out to tip the scales toward love!
New Summer Face Protection Masks
Don’t wait for happy days to come! They are here somewhere. Begin to act like they are here and they will come! Really. Remember: build it and it will come. Do something that makes you live the kind of life you wish we all had now. Believe, hope, love.
Can’t resist the cuteness of llamas. Here are the most adorable pieces we could bring to you today! Have fun today … start by pretending to have fun and you just may have a great day!
Cooperative ecology — cooperating with nature. These sweatshirts have text we think sustainable. They are designed to remind us to be mindful of the gift of earth.
AT HOME ASSIGNMENT: Write in a notebook and describe your ordinary life, your emotional changes, your environment, your connection to nature, family, life….
Need something soft? Something to hug and hold on to? Here are some new designs sure to raise your spirits. #Zazzle.com
Can you see our new friend, Rocking Red Robin?
All mask designs are approved by Zazzle reviewers. We are awaiting 10+ more approvals shortly and will add them to this blog. Thank you for your patience. Be safe. Be well. Be thankful.
Believe, Hope, Laugh, Love
By embracing the changes this pandemic has brought to our door, we can survive. We can thrive!
As my mother often reminded me: It never hurt anyone’s eyesight by seeing things on the brighter side of life.
New Doggie Fashion
The designs we work on daily keep us in the sane, happy zone. Each of us are asked to play our roles in the best way possible. Hopefully these moments of sharing with the world help boost your confidence in the beautiful person you will always be — no matter what the circumstances.
Never give up. You can do this.
Be Prepared! This was one of my Dad’s favorite cheers!
Let’s have fun today! Puppy style!
Taking one breath at a time.
A very mellow fellow.
Be kind to yourself and to others. Let fear fall away. Replace fear with love. All you need is love. Be strong beautiful people! We will get through this together
Never give up!
Wear this smile on your shirt! You will soon see people smiling back at you! it’s an affordable way to raise people’s spirits from 6 feet away
Spring into a new you!
I’ve heard it said, Gratitude is the healthiest of emotions. So I propose music, writing, dancing, painting, drawing, singing, liberal arts, are the healthiest of activities. And, don’t you know this is the time to stay healthy. 🙂
I’m still clinging to “All you need is love.” And I’m having fun with the bare necessities of life. There’s always room for a 😃
Light up the darkness with love and grand curiosity. Be bright. Be brave. Be happy! Browse thru our Mama Llama Shop!
… Passion for these small creative inspirations gets me, and the world around me, through days of uncertainty.
We are cooking up some delightful Llama designs. Hope you Llama lovers live it up with a new T-shirt!
Enjoy the beautiful things in life. Be present to nature. Spring is a coming. Let your day be light.
We are excited to share our latest design, Tai Chi Qigong Monkey
Wall murals. Wall hangings, shirts for adults, teens and kids, and much more. Here by Monday. We are so excited. We just can’t hide it!
With AbuNana.com, Manny and I have just completed the first of several shirt designs for those who practice Tai Chi Qigong.
The ritual of drinking coffee, tea or your favorite morning drink can be emotionally beneficial as you begin your day.
Spring Collections are here!
My soul awakes To the thought of heaven As I drive over the hills To get a glimpse of the ocean And hear the crash of waves. My heart beats fast To the joys of heaven As I step out of the car To feel the breeze upon my face And find a world of […]
Beautiful days begin from within.
It did not start with the current, constant social media bantering. Discrediting other people has existed in our culture for as long as I have lived. Here are three insights as to why.
I am conscious of vast new ideas, internal powers, an infinite array of selves from within. It has been another year of discovery and adventure!
For the past couple of years I have taken a few lessons on-line to play the piano. I soon took to learning a few chords and becoming lazy. Most of my family play by ear so I thought, why not me? At any rate, today I decided to play songs for spring and put them […]
With the unique nature of life, we often miss understanding others, and even ourselves. This can throw us out of balance, leaving peace behind. Appreciating the beauty around us, accepting what takes place in the moment, and then cooperating with that moment, can lead to renewed peaceful living.
You probably have wished you could live right on the beach. Haven’t we all? We can watch the vacation and buy-a-house-on-the-beach videos. Or we can take a piece of paper and lose ourselves in drawing our special, private beachfront fun land. This is how I spent this afternoon. I’ve been playing with a digital rendition […]
Fortunately, there is a force within me silently tending to my well-being. I can struggle or not struggle, this force continues to vibrate as constant as my heart. I have a friend in me. — if I can take time to wake up!
Even though I’m only a smidge into this book, I am loving his style. It holds my interest as well as inspires. Here’s my question. Would you like to read it too and form a book club here on my blog? I borrowed it on Amazon with the Kindle Lending Library. I’m sure it is available through your local library also. Does this interest anyone?
Your biggest job today is to find ways to improve upon negative thinking
Well, in my little corner of the world, I have successfully completed my personal challenge to write every day in February! It feels so good to achieve a goal that is self-imposed. How do you think we celebrate?
AT THE END OF THE DAY, RATE ALL THE FUN THINGS YOU ENJOYED! By reviewing your fun day, you set up your tomorrow. And as your tomorrows grow in fun, you become the fun person who enters the room!
It is fun to remember and talk about the past, but it is much more exhilarating to live the moment. This is what I plan to do today. Live the moment. I am going to practice fun!
You feel good when you meet up with someone who inspires you. It’s like breathing in fresh air! When you are in their midst, you can feel the activation of life building within you. You leave the old, gloomy life and again believe in better. Friends who motivate you in this manner bring special gifts. Treasure and cultivate their friendship.
Once I recognize the message, I feel a surge of reassurance, rest, I’m coming home to happiness. What a gift we have in emotions.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to be happy all the time? This is something we all want. And, we can be happy whenever we want to remember this: we have committed to a happier lifestyle. Loosen up with a smile! Smile as often as you can remember to.
GETTING TO HAPPY: Learning to Read Emotional Messages, Barbara Dean Aliaga
William Pardon Tankerfield the Third was mighty smart, wishing for a Googol of Wishes! Or did he have another thought in mind? How do you think this turns out? This is a fun bedtime adventure for kids, parents and grandparents alike.
A daily dose of mirror talking can work marvels.
Life Is Short. Do What Makes Sense! A story was shared with me many years ago in this way: Every year at Christmas, we gathered for a lovely ham dinner. Grandma, my Mom and I did the same thing.every year. We cut the ends of the ham off before preparing it for the oven. I […]
It may be a challenge to wrap your head around emotions as the messages for balancing a happy life. It is almost magical when I listen and make an adjustment. I appreciate and trust my emotions. What a concept!
Fun is a state of mind. You don’t need an objective benchmark to know if you are enjoying yourself. You can be lounging in your home, reading a good book, gardening, painting, creating a new recipe, talking with friends, redecorating, shopping, walking, dancing, swimming, or even cleaning up a corner of the world you have special fondness for. You know you are having fun when you can breathe deeply, smile easily and love the one you are with!
You can only think one thought at a time. You can hold one attitude at a time. What does happy feel like to you? As you become more familiar with this feeling and you think thoughts that hold this matching energy, you will naturally be happy without working at it. Happiness has a different feeling from any other emotion. I think everyone interprets happiness in different ways, so the work is keeping track of how you feel when you are happy and repeat this feeling often.
This is a day for lighthearted fun! Cupid is not a serious character! — a little mischieveous, I’d say. This is a day to smile! Let your sunshine out! Sing, dance, speak in words that make eternal sense: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE… doo, dah, doo, dah, doo!
All you need is love! Today is Madly In Love with ME Day! Start with making a list of ways you will show love to yourself. This is probably the hardest list you will ever make. So at least find two loving things you will definitely do for yourself today.
With no judgement, no decision, emotions send warnings of recommendations so you can achieve your personal goals. As you recognize emotions are your friends, your loyal servants, you become more familiar with their messages and you widen your options for heading to your personal destination. Amazing discovery!
A happy lifestyle can be achieved and improved upon by consistently using maintenance tools. The most beneficial tool for me when I feel angry, lonely, anxious, stressed, is this: STOP! Become aware of my thoughts! Choose words or actions allowing better feelings.
Writing is becoming a means to organize and become aware of my thoughts. Snow has slowed down the world for me so that I can enjoy this process.
I wish to enjoy the ride of life rather than control or be fearful of what takes place unconsciously. I want to be in balance with both realities. I want to have respect for both. No villains. Instead: co-creators, co-operators. As I type these words, I notice a peace in my breathing. Cells are feeling the release of stress and are happy to go about their business.
Here’s what I see: Fun. A little bit of mischief, but loving mischief. Delight to be here. Confidence that all is well. Mainly love. All you need is love.