Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Eleventh Of September


We mourn their loss this day this year
Those now with God, no danger near

So many loved ones left do stand
Confronting loss throughout our land

My heart goes out to those who do
No one can fathom what they view

I firmly pray for peace of mind
Dear God please help each one to find

And to our soldiers now at war
God guide above, at sea, on shore

They are the best, I have no doubt
Our country’s pride, complete, devout

The finest force you’ll ever see
All freedom grown through liberty

One final thought comes clear to me
For what must live in infamy

Absolutely - We’ll Remember
The Eleventh - Of September

©2002 Roger J. Robicheau

© 2011 amysbodydecor

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Handmade Wooden Beaded Jewelry

I purchased these large wooden beads.
Thought they were way cool and had intentions of making something lovely with them... and then they sat in my supplies drawer, for almost TWO YEARS!!! 
Occasionally I'd pull them out, look at them, and just draw a blank as to what to create...
That is, until this past week. 
I made a beautiful Shabby Chic inspired necklace with coordinating earrings.  
They are for sale individually at
Paired up with Sterling Silver, these accessories exuberate gorgeous fashion and handmade quality.
Thanks for looking and supporting Handmade ♥

© 2011 amysbodydecor

Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Days at Celebration!

Over the weekend we took the kids out to Celebration, Florida to play. 
Such a beautiful community and there's so many fun things for the kids!

 We went on a nature walk around a couple of the lakes out there. 
They have a new walking trail with boardwalks
connecting the lakes through the woods.  

We found so many cool things!!

A lizard that winked at me! Was he hittin' on me?!!!

There were hundreds of Lubber Grasshopper's!!
The kids had a blast trying to catch them.. so funny,
once they did they didn't know what to do with them!!
These were piggy backin'

Lots of them were climbing up the trees looking for fresh leaves to eat.
Can you spot him?? Where's Waldo the grasshopper?! lol

The squirrels were very friendly towards humans!
Occasionally they would jump down to the boardwalk right beside us
and actually scare us!!
This one posed for me as I was only about a foot away... 
Looked like he was contemplating jumping at me?!!!

We even spotted a tree with a heart in it!!

Towards the end of our walk as we were heading back into town
we spotted a baby alligator!
I was too scared to get down closer to the water to get a better shot
as momma may be lurking around?!
Wonder if this black bird wanted gator tail for lunch?!
Probably the other way around!!!

It was such a scorching hot day!
After the hike we took the kids down to the fountains
to play in the water and cool off. 
There was actually a "No Diving" sign.. lmao...

I just LOVE summer days <3

© 2011 amysbodydecor

Monday, July 11, 2011

Photoshoot with Lily

My first "real" photo shoot was a super success!  
I can say this because we had a blast
and her Mom was very pleased with the results!!
We spent the afternoon playing, being silly, eating pirate booty,
torturing Moochie, dodging bugs.... 
all while I captured it all with my camera.
Her Mom, April is the founder and creator of LOLY Fashion Accessories.
Check them out on Facebook! Why not "like" em while you're there ;)
These gorgeous handcrafted accessories are also available at Sincerely Yours.
(If you're in the Central Florida area.)
So naturally we incorporated her beautiful flowers 
coordinating them with Lily's outfits for the photo shoot.

Lily and I, on location... Working hard ;)
It is so hard to pick, I really LOVE them all! But here are a few of my Fav photo's
(See more on Facebook)

Are you ready for my absolute FAV one of them all...

As Lily says, "This is fun, sittin' on the porch... drinkin' a beer"
LOL too funny!!!
(Was just root beer btw)

Check out my new website I've been working on:
 © 2011 amysbodydecor

Friday, June 24, 2011


Just entered this super sweet giveaway!

 Tons of awesome prizes to be won....
but you shouldn't enter to increase MY chances of winning ;P

Deals for photographers

© 2011 amysbodydecor

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Handmade Wednesday Store and Blog Hop!!

I'm very honored to have been chosen this week 
Please feel free to add your handmade Blogs and Stores.

Link up and spread the Love❤

© 2011 amysbodydecor

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Completion of my First Handmade Bookmark!!

Using one of my photography photos, 
I made this beautiful bookmark for daughter's Teacher.  
We are still on the search of a nice book to place it in to complete her end of the year, 
"Teacher Appreciation" gift.

I would love to have these, as well as many other styles, available soon in my
on ArtFire.

Stay Tuned ;)
© 2011 amysbodydecor

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Photography Bookmarks

As if I didn't already have enough on my plate...
Sure, I'll add a new endeavor! lol

So, I was thinking up a "Teacher's Gift" for daughters teacher,
as the end of this school year is quickly approaching.
I had the idea to make her an inspirational bookmark, 
incorporating my photography!

I'm on the hunt now for a nice book to include
to complete the gift... any ideas???

I have ordered some supplies to complete this project,
Here is a sneak peak at my very 1st bookmark ;)
I thought it'd be pretty, fun and unique 
to dangle wire wrapped crystals.
(Instead of the typical tassel.)
For this one, I'm going to add a crystal cross!!

I plan on creating more designs to have these new creations 
available for purchase soon:

© 2011 amysbodydecor

Monday, May 16, 2011

Truly in Love

I'm totally Lovin' all the new crystal heart pendants 
Swarovski has to offer!
Here is my first piece using one of the new styles, 
Truly in Love, Crystal Satin.
Now available at AmysBodyDecor.
Hope you Love it as I do ;)
Handmade by me.
Crystallized Swarovski Elements "Truly in Love" Crystal Satin Heart.
Wire Wrapped in Sterling Silver.

© 2011 amysbodydecor

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The ArtFire Daily Collection

How exciting!!
Was featured in The ArtFire Daily Collection via email. :)

I'm honored to be included in this gorgeous collection,
Caribbean Escape, curated by the talented Swank.

Congratulations to the winner AAC-320
If you haven't signed up for these collections via email, 
and your chance for $100 gift certificate to any Pro ArtFire studio, 
you can do so here: ArtFire Collection of the Day

© 2011 amysbodydecor

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Giveaway Winners

I am very pleased to announce I have reached my goal 
of 550 Fans on Facebook!
I want to give a huge 
to all my fans and for all who participated in this giveaway.

Via the three lucky winner's numbers 
have been randomly generated. 

Winner #1: Rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC

Winner #2: Stephanie McClelland 

Winner #3: Lundela

I will be in touch with the Winners.
Thanks again to all whom participated.
Happy Spring :)

© 2011 amysbodydecor

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Giveaway

It's Giveaway time again!

Enter here for your chance to win 
this beautifully vibrant,
Spring glass tile pendant.
Handmade by me :)
*Comes complete with silver plated ball chain

I wanted to keep this giveaway fun and simple.
When my Facebook fan page reaches 550 fans,
I will randomly pick three winners from all entries.
Yes, you heard that right..
You have THREE chances to win!!!

So all you have to do is:
 Surf on over to my Fan Page,
"Like" it,
Then leave a comment HERE stating you have done so.
All fans, 
old and new,
are welcome to enter!

Please be sure to leave a form of contact in your comment,
(email, facebook, twitter, etc.)
So I can contact the three lucky winners.
Thanks and


© 2011 amysbodydecor

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Father's Day is Just Around the Corner...

Well, sorta... 
It's always best to be prepared anyway ;)

Looking for a great Father's Day gift? 
Or anytime you need an awesome gift for that special man in your life, 
whether he be your Dad, Grandpa or Husband, 
these keychains are just perfect! 
Handmade glass tile keychains are sure to make him smile =)   

Arrives to you, beautifully gift wrapped.
Ready to give!!!

© 2011 amysbodydecor

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Business.. New Business Card!

With the opening of my new business..

Fine Art Photography ..from the heart.

Check it out!!!

 I thought it'd be a great idea 
to have my current business cards back printed for the new shop.  
Like two cards in one!!  
Double spam :P

So in the process I decided to re-design my current card.  

I'm new, 
brand spankin' new to photoshop.  
Have absolutely NO idea what I'm doing!! 
It's fun though.. 
except the occasional headache :P

So here's what I came up with!
I'm really happy with it :)

My new business card:

 Back Print:

© 2011 amysbodydecor

Friday, February 4, 2011

How To Make A Wish

You can wish upon a falling star
And even though it’s very far,
Wishing on a star, they say.
Will help your wish come true some day

You can toss a coin in a wishing well
Then say your wish to cast a spell
(Some folks believe their wish is granted
Since wishing wells can be enchanted.)

You can wish on a dandelion gone to seed
A white, puffy dandelion’s the kind you’ll need
You think of your wish as you blow off the fluff
Just one big breath is usually enough
To send your wish sailing off on the breeze
( I do hope that dandelions don’t make you sneeze.)

Of course, you know when your birthday arrives
That is a wonderful wish-making time
You think of your wish in the candles’ warm glow
Then take a deep breath, and 1, 2, 3, blow
As the candles go out, and the smoke twirls and twists
It’s holding and lifting and carrying your wish
Off to that place where desires are grown
Off to wish central, and the wish-raising zone
Where wishes are cared for, once they’ve been planted
Awaiting the time when they’re due to be granted.

Thanksgiving’s another good wish-making time.
Because turkeys have wishbones, which, after they’ve dried
You can use in a contest with someone like you
Who also is hoping a wish will come true
You just hold onto one end of the wishbone real tight
Your friend grabs the other for a tug-of-war fight.
Then you both pull real hard till the bone splits in two
The one with the biggest piece wins. That’s the rule.

But what do you do when November is past.
And your birthday was celebrated the month before last.
What can you do if no wishing well’s near
And it’s not yet the dandelion time of the year

You can still make a wish. It’s quite simple to do.
Just close your eyes tight for a second or two.
Pretend it’s the future, imagine you’re seeing
The wish that you longed for has come into being.
Hold onto that thought, don’t let it depart
Then carefully put it away in your heart
The experts on wishing things haven’t a doubt
That’s the best way for having a wish come about
And you’ll see before long that while wishbones are fun
And blowing out candles might get the job done
And though dandelions, wishing wells and stars are fine too
To have a wish thrive, well, that’s up to you
Cause the wish that is given a chance to succeed
The wish that is given just what it needs
The wish that is likely great joy to impart
Is the wish that’s been given a place in your heart.

~Lynn M. Duriga

© 2011 amysbodydecor