this woman makes the most darling pincushions...she sells them on her etsy site...also sells kits for those who want to take a stab at
Handmade leather journals! She sells them on her etsy and they are absolutely gorgeous!
Kira Nichols makes these awesome Wizard of Oz-inspired bookmarks and sells them in her Etsy shop.
The strength of a woman is measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her, but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to DICTATE her and who she becomes. - C. Joybell C
megumiovvo: "Let me tell you about this woman. I saw her walking down the stairs and away from the convention center on Sunday at Anime Expo. For those of you who do not know, she’s cosplaying as Sophie from Howl’s Moving Castle. I asked to take her picture and she happily complied. After, she told us that it’s hard to her to find cosplays because she’s in her eighties. This woman is over 80 years old and she’s cosplaying, going to conventions, and being amazing. "
Irena Sendler. 1910-2008 A 98 year-old German woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises. Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children. She eventually was caught, and the Nazis broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited some of the families. Most had been killed. She helped those children get placement into foster family homes or adopted. Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won - for a slide show on Global Warming.
Irena Sendler 1910-2008 A 98 year-old German woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises. Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children. She eventually was caught, and the Nazis broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited some of the families. Most had been killed. She helped those children get placement into foster family homes or adopted. Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won- for a slide show on Global Warming, he's a douche.
Grand Duchess Anastasia,the last and the most naughty daughter of Nikolay II, she was very much alike his mother Maria.She has got blue eyes, ginger hair and full figure but was very mobile, with a talent of a comic actress.Was very close to Rasputin who called her 'sunshine ray'.She became the leader among her sisters; known she taught them to smoke at the exile. From her mother she got hemophilia that also passed to Alexey. Died at the age of 17 and got more than 30 pretenders on her name
Bessie Blount was an African American woman who led a life that was dedicated to helping those in need. She was a physical therapist and an inventor of apparatus that was designed to help the amputees that suffered permanent injuries in World War II. Bessie Blount has been called a "savior of the handicapped" for her invention that allowed World War II disabled veterans to feed themselves, and for her unique method of teaching them to write again.
How to Find Marriage Records on Ancestry.com - Want to know what marriage records are on Ancestry.com? Want to know how best to search them to find your ancestors? Join Crista Cowan for the first in a 4-part series on marriage records. She will help you discover what marriage records exist and which of those are available on Ancestry.com. She'll also share her best search tips and tricks to help you find the marriage records of your family members.
"But I'm an old Lady." This is a response I hear all the time, when I approach people and ask if I can take their photograph. I always reassure them that they look wonderful and are exactly what I'm looking for. It saddens me to think that these gorgeous,vital, and creative women are made to feel less important and less beautiful as they age. The woman above started off by questioning why I would want to photograph her. After I was finished she thanked me with a big smile on her face....
Never making regular pancakes again!! These were perfect and so much less work! Pancake Squares...according to the site it's her MOST popular brunch item!! She also has a link to cinnamon pancakes... yum!
'Satis' by Hbruton. Not very well known Goddess, She is associated with the flooding of the Nile, hunting, war and fertility. One of Her titles is "She who runs like an arrow". She is often depicted with Gazelle horns or as a Gazelle itself. She is also shown as a consort/wife of Khnum. In this pic She is a Soemmering's Gazelle which was a gazelle known to the upper Nile and Nubia where Her cult was situated. And yes, those are male horns but her headress in art always shows the male horns.
The beauty and terror of the greatest of Sumerian goddesses comes through in this ancient statue. Inanna/Ishtar was at once lovely and terrible, seducing many great men and then killing them. Her unearthly white skin and glowing red eyes warn those who might answer her as she beckons with her right hand.
MARGARET MACLEAN has spent the last 30 years working and studying overseas in tandem with collecting and assembling a vast array of artifacts, accentuating the diversity of original materials she incorporates in her pieces. She explores the planet seeking the unique and unusual to incorporate into one of a kind necklaces. With a passion for texture, color and form she approaches her designs with the intent to enrich both those who wear them and the people who where involved with their creation.
The witch Circe, whose hair resembled flames had many abilities, the most well known being able to turn men into animals. She could also darken the heavens by hiding the moon and sun behind the clouds as well as being skilled with herbs and poisons. She is most remembered for her encounter with Odysseus, who was protected from her magic and his men, whom she turned into swine.
Zelda Wynn Valdes opened her own shop on Broadway in New York in 1948. She was known for her sexy hip-hugging styles and numbered among her clientele many of the notable black women of that era including Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Marian Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald and Gladys Knight. Little known to many, her work even caught the eye of Hugh Hefner, who commissioned her to design the original and most popularly known costumes for the Playboy bunnies. She also helped found the National As
Sarah Jessica Parker - how low is her self esteem that she wears the skin of tortured murdered animals to make herself feel/look better? how sad...who would want to pay someone to torture a helpless animal? fur is so beautiful on an animal but so ugly on a human....looking at fur is like looking at a murder victim...maybe she's not intelligent? maybe she is heartless? maybe she dislikes herself so much that she thinks a rotting carcass makes her attractive?
DATE A GIRL WHO READS
by Rosemarie Urquico
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.
Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.
She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.
Buy her another cup of coffee.
Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.
It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.
She has to give it a shot somehow.
Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.
Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.
Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.
If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.
You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.
You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.
Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.
Or better yet, date a girl who writes.
No time to workout? this woman has amazing work outs that usually take around 15-20 minutes and work you very hard! pinner says "She puts videos on her site for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. NO EXCUSES!
Marilyn Monroe was 29 and living in New York when she let a young fan, Peter Mangone, accompany her for a few hours and take photos. The pictures aren't great but it's their lack of sophistication and pure spontaneity that makes them so powerful. And Marilyn never looked more radiant.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973), also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an #American #writer who spent most of her time until 1934 in #China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the U.S. in 1931 and 1932, and won the #Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the #NobelPrize in Literature, "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces."
The Tea Spot is a tea company that makes loose left tea for everyday use for those who want to live an inspired and healthy life. Based in Boulder, Colorado, The Tea Spot was founded by Maria Uspenski, a cancer survivor drawn to the health benefits of tea during her recovery.
EVELYN NESBIT --Known to millions before her 16th birthday in 1900, Evelyn was the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty. Her jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, killed her lover, Stanford White, the architect of much of New York. She found herself at the center of the Crime of the Century and the star of a great courtroom drama.
I am in love with this site. All recipes have new and old WW points. She also has a recipe of the day newletter. My tablet is filling up with her recipes and each one not only had the recipe by picture instructions for making them. Awesome. Shrimp Quesadillas with Tomato Avocado Salsa | Skinnytaste
Based on the " Lay of Lúthien " By JRR Tolkien Lúthien is a Telerin (Sindarin) princess, the only child of Elu Thingol, king of Doriath, and his queen, Melian the Maia. Lúthien's romance with the mortal man Beren is one of the greatest stories of the Elder Days and was considered the "chief" of the Silmarillion tales by Tolkien himself. Her character is revered even at the end of the Third Age and honoured still by the likes of Aragorn and various other peoples of Middle-earth. The legacy that Lúthien left behind can be most clearly seen throughout the later ages in those who stem from her ancestry, including the Royal Family of Númenor, being the line of Elros of which Arathorn and his son Aragorn were descended, and Elrond Half-elven who was Lúthien's great-grandson. Luthien was known as the Morning Star, and like her decendant Arwen (Evening Star) fell in love with a mortal man. But her father, Thingol, was determined not to let Beren marry his daughter, and set a seemingly impossible task as the bride price: Beren had to bring him one of the Silmarils from Morgoth's iron crown, which, after many perils he did, and they were married. But at this time Carcharoth the greatest werewolf of all, was ravaging all living beings on the borders of Doriath. And so Beren, Thingol, Huan the Hound of Valinor, Mablung of the Heavyhand and Beleg Strongbow went out with other Elves to defeat the beast. In this Beren was assaulted by the wolf. Huan then leaped to his aid and killed the beast, but died soon after from mortal wounds, by his friend Beren's side. Then Beren was carried to Doriath where he died in Lúthien's arms, after she bade him to await her by the great sea in the afterlife. In grief, Lúthien lay down and died as well, going to the Halls of Mandos, where the spirits of the dead await re-embodiment in Valinor (for Elves) and departure from the circles of the world entirely (for Men). There she sang a song of woe before the throne of Mandos Lord of the Dead, of the tribulations and suffering of both Elves and Men, the greatest ever sung, so touching that Mandos was moved to pity for the only time. As a result he summoned Beren from the houses of the dead and Lúthien's spirit met his once again by the shores of the sea. Lúthien knew that this would be their final meeting, since Beren could not remain on the earth beyond his time and she was thus faced with the prospect of eternal widowhood. Mandos consulted with Manwë, King of Arda. Even Manwë could not change the fate of Men, and so he presented Lúthien with the only choice possible: to live in the immortal land of Valinor, where she could forget all her grief and enjoy eternal happiness along with her people and the Gods (Valar) but without Beren, or to return to the land of Middle-earth together with Beren as a mortal herself, accepting the Doom of Men and sharing in whatever unknown fate awaits them outside the Circles of the World. She chose this latter option. With this she accepted death, and although it was not the fate of her race, she turned creation upside down for her love of Beren and relinquished everything for him and became a mortal woman. Tinuviel by Aseamlessbonds.deviantart.com on @deviantART
free lapbooks ~ Day 30.03 Today I am grateful for lapbooks. I don't know who came up with this idea but I appreciate them so much! I also appreciate the creative souls who go the extra mile and take the extra time to make these and put them out there for those of us who are clueless or without any extra time. Thanks! :)
BAN THE IVORY TRADE NOW!!!! Tragically she was heavily pregnant and her unborn calf who was due to be born any day now, also died. While we are doing our very best to try and keep elephants secure in this part of the world, we need some help from those who could close the illegal markets in Asia, mostly in China. In the meantime we will continue to work with the Kenya Wildlife Service, the police and our partners, Ol Pejeta, to bolster security for wildlife here.
Dr. Mary Walker. Amazing woman of the 1800's. A physician when most medical schools did not allow women, when even nursing was not considered a fit occupation for a lady. AND she wore trousers!!!! She must have gotten her style of dress from the Vivandieres of Europe and The Vivandieres of the American Civil War" who wore trousers.
La Belle Otero, Spanish dancer and courtesan, the most desired woman in Europe. She had countless lovers, including Prince Albert I of Monaco, King Edward VII, kings of Serbia, kings of Spain, Russian Grand Dukes Peter and Nicholas, the Duke of Westminster, and writer Gabriele D’Annunzio. Six men were rumored to have committed suicide over her. Her breasts were legendary; the twin cupolas of the Hotel Carlton in Cannes were modeled after them.
Most people have heard of Koko, the Stanford-educated gorilla who could speak about 1000 words in American Sign Language, and understand about 2000 in English. What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. As Esquire reported, when Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she’d always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off!
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