Thursday, July 23, 2015

Birthday Celebration

"A single rose can be my garden...a single friend, my world."  - Leo Buscaglia

Here I am with my best friend in the whole world, Esther---celebrating her birthday.  Of course, we always like to go out and eat before we do anything else.

Esther and I clicked right from the beginning.  Her sense of humor and cheery disposition always keeps me laughing and in good spirits.

We give each other courage---like making and selling crafts together, going to Hawaii, going skiing--or attempting to, going to concerts---Paul McCartney is my favorite concert to date, trying new foods, we even got our first real job together.

We have been through it all---my marriage---the birth of my daughter, etc., and yet, although we may spend less time together, it seems like no time has passed.  We laugh and talk about old times and share what is going on in our lives.

I don't know what my life would have been like without Esther. Thanks Esther for sharing your life with me.

Your best friend always,

Tish (aka Leticia)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Today, I am committing to really delve into the creative tiny whispers of my heart.  

I am enrolled in Kelly Rae Roberts class, Flying Lessons. One thing Kelly Rae Roberts mentioned is that commitment to your heart whispers, really plays a huge part in making your dream come true.  But you have to notice and listen to your heart to see what brings you joy, excites you, and lights you up with passion.

I always wanted to have a creative business based on my passion and love of art, crafts and painting but never really committed to making it part of my life.  I stopped when it got too hard or the critic in my head stopped me from pursuing my dream further.  Fear also played a major obstacle too.

I am finding that I have to get mentally aligned with my dream.  This is when I take inspired action and my dream doesn't seem too hard or out of reach. 

So hear I go.  Wish me luck.  I have a feeling I am going to need it:)


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lifting the Veil

Have you often wondered why you've been doing something for so long, then one day you open up to a new way of doing something.  Something that makes it so much easier.  Wondering why you didn't think of it before?

It has happened to me a couple of times.  The solution was right in front of me and I did not see it.  Did I see the solution because I was ready or was it because I finally opened up to a new paradigm?

All too often, I make my life harder than it is.  I built up a barrier, a filter that sometimes keeps me from living a life of flow.

Is it the past coming into the present that confuses me from seeing the simple & easy truth in front of me?  I may never know except to accept what is and meditate on it.  Meditation sometime helps me lift the veil of the lie and see the truth.

I wish you a life of simplicity, beauty & truth.  We deserve it:)


Friday, September 26, 2014

My Beautiful Day

"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."

I was reading a post by Janice Hoffman called A Beautiful Day - Project.  I took the time to find out what a beautiful day in my life would look like.  I wrote down 10 things then created an image of it.  I found all 10 things could be boiled down to what you see here.

What would a beautiful day in your life look like?  I would love to know.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Free Blog Templates

"Giving opens the way for receiving."  Florence Scovel Shinn

I'm trying to revamp my blog and discovered  It has so many wonderful templates for bloggers and Facebook.  The style of their templates remind me of vintage with a french flair.

Check out their website and see if it is useful to you.


Monday, September 16, 2013

I heard the Mermaids Singing

It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello.  Hello to a new adventure.  - Ernie Harwell 

Fort Photo by Marisa Parra

Hello everyone.  I know it has been a while.  I sometimes get wrapped up in my life and let something important go by the wayside.  Does that ever happen to you?

I wanted to share a link to an inspiring and beautiful work of art called "I heard the Mermaids Singing" by Emily from Inside a Black Apple blog.  I just love her work and wanted to share it with all of you.

Take care.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

What did you find on your bed on Valentine's Day?

I hope you found one of my handmade pillows:)

Handmade pillow by Birthing Angels Crafts - Photo by Marisa Parra

Each pillow is made of printed cotton and linen.  The linen side is where I get my creativity going and create a great image that is ironed onto the fabric (I usually add one of my favorite quotes to the image too).  For the final finish, I love using dingle berries to surround each pillow. 

Please leave me a comment below if you are interested and I will contact you.

Leticia for
Birthing Angels Crafts