Saturday, December 31, 2011

Oh here come those resolutions!

The New Year is upon us and with that, resolutions start to rattle in your head.  I will lose weight, I will blog more, I will see friends more often, I will be a better mother, wife, daughter, sister, I will, I will, I will....

This time I am taking a new approach.  I will just be.  I will just breathe.  This doesn't mean I will do nothing and have the world pass me by. What it does mean is that I won't be crazy with the lists. I will slow down to smell the flowers and enjoy what I have.

We are all blessed. Let's honor ourselves and each other.  My request to the Universe is that you receive many blessings in 2012, that you be happy and feel peace in your heart.

I look forward to 2012. Prospero Ano Nuevo.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Coastal America Ocean Art Contest

I always get excited about art contests. Not only do I get my daughters involved but I want to get the word out.

Aquarium of the Pacific is one of twenty participating Learning Centers that is part of the Coastal American network. Their mission is to preserve, restore and protect the nation’s coasts. This organization realizes the importance of teaching and encouraging young minds about the ocean. With this in mind, they invite students (from Kindergarten to full time university and college students) to submit artwork that expresses their connection to the ocean. The student must choose one of the Seven Ocean Principles as their theme.

Winning artwork for each category will move on to the national level of the competition. The national winners will have a chance to travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Coastal America Ceremony.

The deadline is less than a week away, December 20, 2011. Submissions can be mailed to Aquarium of the Pacific or it can also be dropped off.

For more information,  guidelines and reading about the Seven Ocean Principles please visit Coastal America Ocean Art Contest

I know the deadline is close but get your little artists to participate!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I just believe in great opportunities to benefit the Universe.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas is almost here!

Tree: check
Red chubby mariachis sitting on my book shelf: check
The kids Christmas lists: See below (and yes, my Maite the 8 year old has a 2 page list)