Perfectly Playful Purple Products

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…

How Hard Is It To Draw A Picture of Your Pet

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.

Flowers Help Lessen Stress

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!

Best Selling Face Masks at AbuNana.com

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!

Editable Soft Pink Floral Pattern Face Masks …and more…

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!​

MONDAY, August 10, 2020 – Camano Island, WA

Today, I am going to take a jug of bleach and make the house brilliant with good cheer. I am going to give it a good old try! We are alive! We are here and able to make the world a better place by connecting to a happier level of existence. We are able to live in the state of happiness. We just have to stop and choose to put on a happy face, to think of something more pleasant, to think of the ones in our home. Bet they can use a fellow housemate who has a positive outlook on life.

Love of Nature Collection!

Love of Nature Collection. Which is your favorite?

Whether remote or physical, back-to-school notebooks and more.

notebook, spiral, book

Back to school supplies.

Newly Designed Masks by AbuNana

Newly Designed Face Masks by AbuNana

Most Popular Puzzles on AbuNana.com

Peace begins at home. Community begins at home. Love begins at home. Strengthen the happiness of the world, by strengthening the family.

What do we celebrate on Independence Day?

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.

The Power of Sending Greeting Cards

We can flood with love, and this is what the world needs right now.

You Fly In and Out Of My Thoughts

During June, try to increase your acts of kindness. Reach out to tip the scales toward love!

Hope, Believe, Love, Be Kind Together

Also we are working on Face Shield designs. Seems a bit less restrictive and personable way of protection.

Saturday night: Rocking to Classic Rock

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.

Notebooks for Historical 2020 Journaling

AT HOME ASSIGNMENT: Write in a notebook and describe your ordinary life, your emotional changes, your environment, your connection to nature, family, life….

Pillows, Pillows, Pillows!

Need something soft? Something to hug and hold on to? Here are some new designs sure to raise your spirits. #Zazzle.com

Good things are coming!

Can you see our new friend, Rocking Red Robin?​

Hot New Design Says: Brighten Up!

As my mother often reminded me: It never hurt anyone’s eyesight by seeing things on the brighter side of life.

Never Give Up

Never give up. You can do this.

Let’s Share Our Fun Spirit

This is me!

Saint Bernard Puppy: Let’s Have Fun Today.

Let’s have fun today! Puppy style!

We can do this!

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

In case you need a reminder ….

Never give up!

Don’t feel like smiling?

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!

Spring into a new you!

Music and Art keeps me sane!

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. 🙂

Bear’s Necessity Night Light

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 😃

How to be a source of energy during a pandemic.

… Passion for these small creative inspirations gets me, and the world around me, through days of uncertainty.

Live your dream self today

Enjoy the beautiful things in life. Be present to nature. Spring is a coming. Let your day be light.

Tai Chi Qigong and the Deer

Tai Chi Qigong and the movement of the deer.

Tai Chi — Lift Your Spirits!

With AbuNana.com, Manny and I have just completed the first of several shirt designs for those who practice Tai Chi Qigong.

Bring Spring into your life a little early!

Surrounding ourselves with positivity

The ritual of drinking coffee, tea or your favorite morning drink can be emotionally beneficial as you begin your day.

Attraction of the Sea

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 […]

Cruising down the river – peaceful possibilities

Glass painting — First Experiment

With a trip to the nearby thrift shop, I have spent some time experimenting with painting on glass. I bought 6 wine glasses for 25 cents each and a plate for 75 cents. I began painting the plate with acrylic and saw that the adhesion was spotty. So, I waited for it to dry and […]

Spring 2019 and Courage

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 […]

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Dear Students Returning To School Today

Here it is, the first day back to school today.  I remember the new outfit, the anticipation. I also remember the uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach at the unknown events that might occur in a world I was not creating but was expected to fit into.  It was a bit scary.  Okay, […]

I know what I want to do when I grow up!

Abstract Designer Pillow by Barbara Dean Aliaga by Rascality Check out more Zazzle Pillows I woke up at 1:30 again last night.  Four-and-a-half-hours of sleep and I seem to need a break. So here comes a new line of designs, and at 4:00 I’m back to sleep to complete the 3 hours everyone says I […]

Careful Planning Makes The Most Of An Interview

It has become quite a popular statement to say that you have been out of work for over a —  (and then you state the time).  The statement does nothing to get you back to work.  It is a complaint statement and it keeps you right where you are — unemployed. Unemployment!  Is It Possible […]

Balancing Work and Play

You know the old saying, “All work and no play makes John a dull boy.”  Even when you love work, work is work.  It is possible to lose your balance.  And  contacting your core of happiness is dependent on a healthy balance of work and play, light tension and relaxation. If you find yourself in […]

Two Exercises For Peace, Love and Happiness

Today I am offering two ideas for a more pleasant day.  Audio Blog Available. Number one:  Plan your day as if it has already taken place. This exercise might seem a bit strange at first, but it packs a powerful punch. Instead of getting up in the morning and hoping things will turn out, imagine […]

New Beginnings Today and Everyday

Just like a canvas, this empty box of nothingness is just waiting to be filled with typewritten words, ideas that have never been put together in quite the same way. All artistic expression comes from nothingness and mysteriously emerges into something-ness!  It is what I am doing right this very moment. The same can be […]

A Gift For Those Who Are Grieving

This audio/video book sample calms me down even though I produced it. As I listen I experience the peace that is within all of us.  I hope you will share it with your friends and neighbors, especially those who are a little down at the moment. The audio sample reading is taken from “Aunt Barbara’s Powerful Little […]

Daily Preparation For Happiness

When you take a test, you study for it.  When you have a dinner party, you plan for it.  Doesn’t it make sense that if you want to have a happy day, you envision it? Positive thinking takes a little planning at the beginning of each day.  After the planning takes place, it is smooth sailing. […]

The Art of Feeling Good – Five Lessons

There are so many ways to feel good. Here are some: Wake up with the enthusiasm of a child. A child wakes up with surprise, readiness and willingness to explore whatever is around. It can be a toy, a first experience with snow, a shadow, the sun or anything else that presents itself. Before you […]

Politicians Are Using Powerful Pollutants

Even a child now understands that to be president you need enough money to publically slander your opposing candidate in order to win the election.  Here are my observations: The United States has a great, 3-way, check-and-balance system.  It works when each appreciate and respect the purpose of the other. Children who bully and lie […]

Choose Your Thoughts Or Your Thoughts Will Choose You

The more you choose your thoughts the more you can create the situation you desire. Most of us are not even aware of our thoughts.  Many times fear is a hidden, underlying thought that rules the day.  Fear can take on many faces:  fear of being late, fear of not measuring up, fear or losing […]

On Consciousness and John Hagelin, PhD

You may enjoy the following.  John Hagelin, PhD, On Consciousness.  

Oh, No! The Enemy Is Me

No matter how I want to imagine my enemies they will eventually end up evaporating and be replaced with new enemies.  What I see and who I see as an enemy is not absolute reality. It is an idea usually sold to me by another or a set of circumstances.  When I believe someone or […]

The Importance Of Being Thankful

The key to unlock any obstacle that gets in the way of happiness is to choose an attitude of thankfulness. Have you used this key?  Can you share the results?

Want versus Imagination

Do you every hear yourself using the word want?  Here are some examples: I want you to listen to me. I want to be happy. I want to go to college I want a new car. I want my children to be happy. Using the word, want, can mean that you don’t know how to […]

New Year’s Recipe for Happiness

After welcoming in the New Year last night, you may need a bit of a pick-me-up this morning. Here’s a recipe that can be used throughout the year. It serves between one and a million. It’s a great hit at parties. 2 parts       Appreciation 1 part        Confidence 2 parts […]

The Art Of Receiving, Part Two

When you are in the state of reception you recognize that you come from a limitless source or origin.  You are conscious of the fullness of life.  Waking moments are filled with gratitude.  Your day is filled with receiving each moment as gifts and as your thoughts are aligned with gratitude within your actions your […]

A Must-Have Skill: The Art of Receiving

As you read these words and find you are in a peaceful state, you already understand the art of receiving.   Think about it.  When you are in a receptive mood everything flows between and among all of life’s energy. You experience a feeling of wellness.  Everything is easy and you feel proud! When you […]

Road To Relaxation

Each day if you choose to be miserable, you can build one worry and concern on top of the other.  You can imagine all sorts of things that could go wrong during the day.  You can strategize and plan ways to overcome the troublesome things that may come your way. Remember these imaginings are created […]

Create Positive Situations With Positive Thinking

You want to be happy today, …now.  As you become aware of all the thoughts that attract thought-like-situations, you can steer away from negative thinking and steer toward more and more positive thoughts. You may not realize how many negative thoughts surround your day. Think of yourself in a small, motorized row-boat.  You are floating […]

Whatever you can imagine, you can do!

Even though I am one of those people who enjoy the journey more than the arrival, I do find great satisfaction in completing a book project begun in October. In October I began writing about positive solutions to help others heal from very difficult situations.   As in most efforts to help others, I benefited. […]

Protests, Conflicts, Occupations, Anger, Sadness, et al

For me, the question has always been: Will we ever have peace in the world?  We keep thinking that if we fight what we don’t like about another’s point of view we will achieve peace. Peaceful protesting certainly has its place in a democracy. We stand up and are counted only to become the ones […]