Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap! Clap!

I’m clapping for you who are reading this! I’m so happy that you are well today!

We clap to show our appreciation and amusement. We usually do it for others but it’s good to clap for ourselves too. See what it can do to you by clapping the moment you wake up and say your praise or declare that, “I will have a wonderful day today! I will make it happen!”

Not all though is happy to see you clapping. If this makes you uneasy then practice one hand clapping which now brings us to the age-old question, “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”

Now please allow me to clap in appreciation for a wonderful C blessing — Creative Blog Award!

Thank you so much Deirdra of A Storybook World! Deirdra is a professional writer and illustrator and looks like she is a fairy too — see her fairy wings!

Oh God I feel so C today — CONTENTED. Far from what I felt a few years ago…

When I was a little miss
I had only one Sunday dress
Its color is yellow
And I love it so
Each Sunday I was excited
Smiling as I get dressed
I felt like a princess
With my yellow dress
When I turned into a woman
I had more clothes than some
But funny how I felt less
Stressed and depressed
Having more isn’t being more
If inside I felt so poor.


For Jingle Poetry on Photographs, Memories, and Nostalgia.

Can we now CHEER UP and CLAP? One or two hands, it’s good for us!


How lucky could I get? Well, I am nominated for the Stylish Blogger Award by a very talented and stylish woman — Linda Lewis of Lulu’s Musings!

Want to eat in style? Check her special table settings!

Want to wear stylish handmade and handwoven? Check her Designs Gallery!

Want to be in style? Check her lovely hair and smile!

Now back to why I am stylish, I’m confused too because I consider myself as styleless, not stylish!

But hey, a nomination is a nomination so I’m accepting it oh so graciously!

With the acceptance of the nomination I am supposed to share 7 things about myself so here they are.


1. My sole’s best friend is a flat glittered red crocs shoes. And my soul’s best friend is God!

2. I love stones and I wear beach stones earrings. Never mind if they’re not of the same shape!

3. I make bottle caps necklaces for my kiddos.  And mine too!

4. I enjoy pun and we paint it in canvass bags. And proudly use it!

5. My non-living best friends are books. It can deliver a sermon without hurting me!

6. I love smelling my hubby and kiddos’ armpits. One of the miracles of love!

7. My heart smiles on things that others consider ordinary or of no value. Drift woods, bended spoons, colored pens make me oh so happy!

So there’s my 7!  And Oh yes, I am not forgetting my 2 nominees, my 2 stylish and fantastic blog friends — drum roll please!

1. Max. My dog friend over at Creativity to the Max. It has dyed its hair purple and owns an equally stylish human named Judy! Max can you squeal one of your human’s life secrets?

2.  Alan. You remember the commercial of Oreo cookies where the big bro dunk the cookie in the glass of milk and the kiddo used a sippy cup? He was behind it! Alan, what’s your role in there again? Come on tell us while I chow my Oreo and savor the nomination!

And I am nominating everyone for best in smile!  You deserve the best smile so run to the mirror now!



What to do with unused ironing board?

I painted it with gecko and turn it to fun table for my kiddos and mine too!

D-ON’T.     I-RON.     Y-O!

Gecko Trivia:

It has no eyelids.

Expel a foul-smelling material and feces onto their aggressors.

Gecko toes adhere to most surfaces due to its special adaptation.

Some female is capable of reproducing without copulating with a male.

Some drop their tails in defense and may be generated later on, self amputation.

gecko on board

Thank God He didn’t make us like gecko!

No eyelids? How would the professor know if we’re sleeping or not?

Expel feces to the aggressors? And stink and shame ourselves? No way!

Toes adhere to most surfaces? I don’t want to run after my kiddos on the walls!

Female to reproduce alone? No dads? No falling in-love or out of love? Hmmmm

Regenerate tail? When old, how would a wrinkle-free appendage would look on me?


Now you choose what to discuss – gecko, man, God or table?


“Be fearful of mediocrity”

Take that from a guy who has 30 awards in advertising and counting for more!

You would really want to check his site for collection of graphics

that might inspire and puzzle you or just make you go hmm and whoa!

And to top it all, there’s something on his top — a topnotch mind.

Now that I’m already spinning like a top, go meet the total package guy.

Yes, he knows a great deal about packaging

which will make you want to buy whatever is inside.

I’m talking about Alan Firmin — A. Firmin — Affirming!


Alan Firmin

Go see Alan now in HERE!

By the way, I’m guilty of so many mediocre works and attitudes.

The results killed me a number of times.

Now, I learned my lessons — got to love myself really good. lol

I am actually learning from all of you.





more wipes please!


I want to explore my creativity BUTT how far?

I am a good woman BUTT I am not good enough.

I want to come out of my shell BUTT it’s safer in here.

I want to sing real loud in a crowd BUTT who wants to hear me?

What? You want to hear me? Oh thank you!

Please sing loud with me then!

No BUTTS please.



Do you need wipes?


Feel Good!


You feel good


your world

is right,

not because

the world

is right.


me and my kiddos' funsson pics

Fun + Lesson = Funsson Pictures!

Funsson is coined by Judith of CREATIVITY TO THE MAX!

Please check her site for Therapeutic Creative Expression.

Join the FUN and meet her dog named MAX!


Update: Judith made the Bended Spoon and the Benders rock in HERE!


I will come up with this notsooriginal quotes!

Today I am I, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Ier than I!

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind need to sharpen their mind.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more you know that you have so much to know.

A person’s a person, no matter how lame the excuses.

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, that’s the exercise of the mind.

So much for that silly quote. Here’s something really awesome that Dr. Seuss will approve of — Cat in the Hat and Grinch nail art!

Cat in the Hat and Grinch nail art

Check the how to’s of this nail art by the lovely lady in Furry Fury Nail Art.

That’s it. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because…I said so.

Thank you Dr. Seuss…sneeze!


Presenting Linda!



Wonder Woman - thanks google!


Not Wonder Woman Lynda Carter but the WONDERFUL Lindas whom I’m honored to meet here in blogosphere!

1st, Linda Kruschke. She’s a lawyer. No I’m not saying that because, “You have the right to remain silent…” I just want to say that I like her because she’s not judgmental but God committal. You know you want to read her Legal, Social, and Absolute Tolerance and other posts with in-depth analysis. Read it and be blessed!

2nd, Linda Hewett of Positive Spin. She’s a Confidence Coach and Writer. She wants to try to solve your problems so go tell her, it’s free! But first you would want to check her posts which are inspiring, enlightening, interesting, amazing and all positive INGS you can think of. Psst, please smile back at her and see how good it feels.

3rd, Linda Lewis of Lulu’s Musings. She’s a collage, a creator, a dreamer, an optimist and so many things! How could I not like her when most of her interests are mine too.  I love checking her place because there is so much energy and creativity in there. And one more thing, I love her hair!

4th, Lynda Roberts of Echostains. Yes she’s not Linda but still she’s wonderful! I couldn’t forget the fun I had when she invited me to join her Van Gogh poetry challenge – I had a very good laugh with my Ugh Van Gogh. Her place is full of art – sculptures, paintings, designs, and even typewriter art. Go check her place and delight your heART!

This is about Wonder Woman after all. Mama, you’re not included in here because your name isn’t Linda but you are a Wonder Woman!

Any Wonder Woman in your life that you want to share? Yes, the name need not be Linda.


asparagus and mushroom dress by Melissa

Yup that is inspired by my favorite veggies!

I simply requested it from Melissa

and the talented fashion designer was gracious enough

to came up with it here in Pink Spilled Paint!

And for my recipe, here try it.


2 tbsp olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups 1/2 inch cubed firm tofu
200 grams asparagus, sliced into 1-inch pieces
1 cup sliced shiitake mushroom
3 tbsp oyster sauce mixed with 1/4 cup water

1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté garlic and tofu together until the tofu turns light gold.

2. Add the shiitake mushroom and the oyster sauce mixture. Leave for about 10 minutes.

3. Toss the asparagus with the tofu mushroom. It will take about 4 minutes for the asparagus to cook.

4. Transfer to a serving plate.


hmm I think a red bell pepper dress would be lovely.

How about you, what veggie dress do you have in mind right now?

Let’s IMAGINE it altogether!


cREAtivity is YOU!


inspired by creative Yasmina


yasmina’s bubble


is BEING oneself.

we are created UNIQUEly

SO we are innovation itself

until we opt to be LIKE


inspired by a lot of things like 20 More Things 🙂

I have a JOB!

How can I hate a JOB?

It’s a hug

It’s love

It’s kisses

It’s funny antics

It’s a prayer

It’s a frown

It’s a tantrum

It’s a battle

It’s a scar

It’s grrrr

Everyday is Valentine’s Day,

Resurrection, Halloween,

Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving

Sweet, saucy, spicy or scary

That’s my JOB – Jar Of Blessings!

What is yours?

gambit gambas

kibitzer? ah, a player

far from a grandmaster

a gambit? you bet

on to the checkered board

protect the king

care for the queen

respect the bishop

let loose the horse

move the rook from the nook

and yes, eat the prawns!

do you love it, chessmate?

ponder, J’adoube or move

zugzwang or zwischenzug

whether a blunder or an en prise

win, lose or draw

you made a difference, you know.


Hi! Are you ok?


earrings from plastic bottles : Say it! 🙂

Can you move your fingers right now?

Can you read this perfcet wrods?

Can you see the dust between the keyboards?

Can you hear your restless thoughts?

Can you still smell that soap in your arm?

Can you taste your tongue?

Can you feel someone really cares?

Can you look up what’s in your ceiling?

Can you see beyond the ceiling and see the Universe?

Can you please say, “I am ok.” — twice?

Thank you for letting me know that you’re ok!


For Your Ears Only


Chic ladies

I have something for your ears

It’s not hearing aid dahlings

but the more predictable earrings.

For those confident enough

to wear something from scrap

I am giving this for free



earrings from plastic bottle : save the earth