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IMG_8407, originally uploaded by naomi_niki.

Charlie plays under my desk

My desk is top is made from an old door, so the hole is where the doorknob used to be. It's perfect for putting laptop cords through....and also makes for a great game with kittehs!

Our event is this weekend!

Our event this weekend!, originally uploaded by naomi_niki.

A few more things to do for it and I think I'm ready to roll.
We got fabulous press in our local newspaper today. Click here to read the article:



Professional Photoshoot in mulBerryLand

IMG_1768cc, originally uploaded by naomi_niki.

I needed a good press release photo for our upcoming backyard show and since I had a gift certificate (that I bought from my friend's auction to go to Haiti) I used it up this morning and came away with this fabulous shot! I'm sooo happy.

The gift certificate was part of a makeover package where it was for a before and after photo but she said I could use it for anything else that I wanted, so that was perfect!

Fabulous photographer!
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June 21, 2010

The Dwelling Pulse
Energy Of A Home

Our homes and your belongings within them all contain energy. Tend to the energy of your home as you would tend to anything you love.

Our homes are filled with energy that we create and allow to flourish. In many cases, our relationship with the pulse of our homes is passive rather than active because we do not pay particular heed to the energy that has been established. It is only when we regard these spaces as unique entities that we begin to understand why it is necessary to take charge of the energy that fills our homes. Stagnant, inharmonious energy can find its way into our dwellings through many avenues. Previous occupants, builders, visitors, and the individuals who maintain a home leave a strong energy imprint behind. Objects and symbols can also have an effect on the energy of a residence. When we are aware of all that can influence the energy of our spaces, we are empowered to create harmonious homes that do more than meet our need for shelter.

Exercising care with regard to who and what we invite into our homes is one of the easiest ways we can ensure that the energy within remains loving and supportive. It is not always possible to keep potentially harmful people and possessions from entering our homes, but we can take precautions. Individuals can be kept from private spaces like bedrooms and meditation areas, while property can be purified through cleansing or smudging. During periods of remodeling or construction, Reiki symbols and other positive imagery can be printed on surfaces that will later be covered by walls or flooring. Though hidden, these will continue to attract good energy and cleanse the existent energy. Blessings can also be drawn in plain sight, where they remind us of how potently our home's energy can affect our own.

A home can appear beautiful, comfortable, and stable while still serving as a dwelling place for negative or otherwise offensive energy. If you care for your home conscientiously and with great care, you will instinctively look beyond the surface qualities of your home when assessing how it feels. Since you actively guard your home against the intrusion of unwelcome energy, you will have the time and vigor necessary to cope with it constructively when should it appear in your midst. The spirit of your spaces will respond to your thoughtful ministrations, nurturing and supporting you for as long as you choose to reside within her walls.

When God Created Canada...

Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God went missing for six days. Eventually, Michael the archangel found him, resting on the seventh day.

He inquired of God, "Where have you been?"

God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look Michael, look what I've made." Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, "What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put LIFE on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's goingvto be a great place of balance."

"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused. God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth, For example, Northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth while Southern Europe is going to be poor; the Middle East overthere will be a hot spot. Over there I've placed a continent of white people and over there is a continent of black people," God continued,pointing to different countries.

"This one will be extremely hot and arid while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."
The Archangel, impressed by Gods work, then pointed to a large landmass in the top corner and asked, "What's that one?"

"Ah," said God. "That's Canada, the most glorious place on Earth. There are beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, streams and an exquisite coastline. The people from Canada are going to be modest, intelligent and humorous and they're going to be found traveling the world. They'll be extremely sociable, hardworking and high achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of peace. I'm also going to give them super-human, undefeatable ice hockey players who will be admired and feared by all who come across them."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration but then proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be BALANCE!" God replied wisely: "Wait until you see their neighbours."

Calling all Okanagon peeps!

We have friends arriving here from Holland very soon and we are thinking about taking my parents motorhome and doing some travelling around with them. I really want to head to the Okanagon but know absolutely nothing about the area except that it is much warmer than here! hehe I know I want to go to Harrison Hot Springs but that's pretty much it.

Can you folks that live there point out cool things to see and do, landmarks, any events that are going on during June etc?

Thank you muchly!