Saturday, November 10, 2007

Beauty For Ashes

Beauty - I came across this wonderful site from a Lisa Leonard in California. She makes hand-made, sterling silver and also some vintage brass jewelry. There is bling mixed in with a little freshwater pearl action. It's really unique and appealing in a fresh, clean sort of way.

For Ashes - This piece shown in the pic, is being done as a fundraiser for a blogging friend of hers (during this month only), who lost her home in the fires in California. The cost is $52, $15 going to her friend. I am placing an order, and I thought enough of it to share with you all. I have met the sweetest people on here, and I knew you would want to know about it.


Karen said...

Aren't these fantastic? I am going to share this link with another bloggy friend, I feel it will encourage her too. Thanks for your lovely comments, you really know how to bring a smile to a girl's face.

Karolee said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog! I don't have much time to browse through your blog today, but I plan to stop again later.

I've been fencing for about six months and LOVE IT!

Gotta get back to the lefse now - have a great day.

Heidi @ GGIP said...

That is such a nice idea.

Sharon said...

Thanks for stopping by.
I went and visited this site. She has some beautiful things. I may see how long it takes her to get the things to people. It is great of her to use her talent to help people out.
And thank you for joining us. I think it is a good way to encourage others to reach out. Even if it is something simple-how cool to touch someone in the name of Jesus.

freetofly said...


Glad you liked, I thought so, too! You do the same for me Karen, everytime I read your posts or your comments! Backatchya'!


You are very welcome! Visit anytime, I have been working on my site this weekend trying to make it easier for readers/browsers...and I am working on something new to add (Bible Study materials)for those who are interested in resources like that.

I just think that whole fencing thing is Da bomb!

So good to see you! Her stuff is really lovely...

You are welcome! You are doing a good thing...kind of giving form to what can tend to be wishful thinking on all our you never how many people will be encouraged to do something that might not have thought of it otherwise in all the busyness.

Happy Veteran's Day, Ya'll! Check out my post on the topic, if you get time...


Rachel said...

How absolutely amazing!

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!