Yes, Kids Can Safety Learn To Cook!

Kids who are trained in the art of cooking at an early age become great assets to their families in adulthood. — Barbara Dean Aliaga

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!

Playful Brighter Side Affordable Posters

Each poster provides a personalize text template. Easily add your favorite quote before you purchase, even using an iPhone or iPad

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.

Think of a mask as part of your wardrobe!

Face Masks with your favorite dogs

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?

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.

New Summer Face Masks

New Summer Face Protection Masks

Mama Llama Uplifters

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!

Be the green guy!

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.

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?​

Face Masks With Positivity

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.

The Art of Living

By embracing the changes this pandemic has brought to our door, we can survive. We can thrive!

Cutest Face Mask Covers Here

Face mask covers have been both a challenge and an opportunity for this high risk, older couple to make a contribution. What gets us up in the morning are thoughts of our family, especially our grandchildren, our friends and neighbors. We can visit over FaceTime or play remotely on PS4 games. Now we spend the major part of the day painting on our iPads or on canvas, able to offer them to the world. We love this connection with you. So, thank you!

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.

Newly Designed Cloth Face Masks

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

Never give up. You can do this.

Affordable Designer Cloth Face Masks

Please share this with your family, friends and neighbors.

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. 🙂

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.

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 […]

3 Insights: Why People Discredit Other People

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.

Commitment to Write: Day 11 February 2019

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!

Situations and Circumstance

But for now, I want check my environment and the perception of my circumstances, my well-being.

Beat the Blues

We can experience emotions of fear, irritation, anxiety. They feel like little shock waves. We may not be aware of the importance of these emotions and we may magnify the importance of the irritation, fear, anxiety.

How to thrive after unexpected situations

When you learn to read emotional messages, you can bounce back from any negative situation. You might now realize it is you who are placing the negative label to any situation.

Getting to Happy in Real Time

Be your best, happy friend.  That may sound a bit funny to you, but it holds some great advice.  We all know that deep, quiet satisfaction is the very stuff we are made of. Peaceful happiness is available to us at all times.  There is never a moment that it is not available.  Everything you […]

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 […]

Courage To Be Yourself

There is nothing quite so satisfying as the calm, peaceful connection to happiness. Yet many days we are caught up in the rough waters of sorrow, fear, defense, and concerns that can lead only to unhappiness. It occurred to me yesterday that a stumbling block to experiencing my happiness is trying to create a projection […]

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 […]

Feasting On Thoughts – Are You Caught In Negative Thinking?

How can you recognize your thought process caught in negative thinking?  Here’s an idea! Imagine an amazing feast that magically passes through your brain, one that automatically and continuously serves up courses. An imaginary banquet of thoughts! Interaction with the banquet’s chef is most helpful.  For a satisfactory meal you need to choose your courses.  If you neglect […]

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 […]

Love Is The Answer …. Every Day!

I believe in love.  I’ve known about it from the beginning.  I learned some of love’s lessons from my dear Nana who would welcome me into her deep, wonderful lap and hug. This was my first understanding of heaven.  I did not feel lost or alone.  I was confident of my worthiness.   My Nana […]

Gratitude Changes Everything — Thank You!

No Matter What You Just Did You can Turn Everything Around! It’s is true that you never have to stay in an unhappy state.  No matter what just transpired.  No matter how sad you are about the loss of a loved one.  No matter how angry you are about an auto accident.  No matter what […]

On Consciousness and John Hagelin, PhD

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

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 […]

The Presence of Christmas

    Peace Quiet peace, Like the snow It softly falls upon our thoughts Of one another and covers our Consciousness for a brief, wonderful moment.     Winter Holidays can remind us about the softer things in life.  Peace and joy become objects that cover our hearts this time of  year.  Decorations, gift-giving, singing, […]

For those who love the printed word….

For those of you who love holding a book in your hand while reading, here’s a chance to buy one book and get a second one at 50 % off.  One day only at Lulu.com. I discovered Lulu.com a few months ago.  On the bottom of the iTunes page there was a link for publishing your […]

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. […]

Can cells feel happiness? How to go back to sleep when worry knocks at the door.

Last night I awoke with a thought about National Geographic and how we had enrolled in a year’s subscription for $10.00 and had not received the magazine.  It seemed like a lot of weeks, even perhaps months, have gone by since we sent our check.  My, oh, my.  My brain liked chewing on this little […]

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 […]

Gray Skies Are Going To Clear Up

Positive results can come from positive actions.  If the wintery skies are getting you down, it might not do you any good to sit and wonder if things will change in the near future.  It might not do you any good to wish for sunnier days.  The best thing to do is turn on the […]

The Importance of Assessing Your Thoughts

When I began my newest project in writing I was eager to get to completion.  I created Aunt Barbara’s Powerful Little Book of Comfort for my niece who had experienced the hardest of life’s realities, that of the death of her mother. As the writing took place, I realized that I would need to commit to […]

Aunt Barbara’s Powerful Little Book of Comfort

“Devastation seldom sends a gold-leaf, “save-the-date” announcement.” All of us have needed to come to the aid of a family member or friend in their time of loss. So many times we wish to offer assistance, warmth and caring, yet it is sometimes hard to know what to say or how to support.  I am […]