Monday, September 27, 2010

Delightful Discoveries - Well, Bless Your Heart 09.27.10

The heart... we associate it with love when we say things like "I love you with all my heart," or "I was heartbroken when he left me." We use our hearts as a way of measuring a wide range of emotions from elation to extreme fear - "I was so happy I thought my heart would burst!" or "You almost gave me a heart attack!" A heartbeat is the first thing a new parent waits to hear to let them know their yet unborn child is doing well... and usually the final way we confirm that a loved one has passed into the next phase of existence. It's a symbol of love, of life, of commitment to all things good - but it's kind of funny how little most of us really do to keep our hearts healthy so we can enjoy everything that life has to offer us for as long as we can.

Yesterday was actually World Heart Day (my usually trustworthy sources were off a day!) - set aside to remind people all around the world of the need to live healthy lifestyles to help us avoid falling prey to heart disease, the number one killer, and a problem that we need to get serious about handling. But I think we all know that - the hard part is not being in denial about it! I won't go into my usual public service announcement about heart health, but I will ask you to promise me to make one little change in your day to day routine that will help your heart health - whether it's parking the car a little further away, or swapping some fruit or veggies and lean meat for that fast food meal, or simply taking 5 minutes to relax or meditate. Try to make it a habit, ok? For me?

I thought I'd have some fun with my heart theme today, so before I show you my heart-y collection of hearts - see how well you can match these "heart"-felt song titles with the artists who had hits with them! Simply match the letter of the song with the number of the artist :)

A-9; B-7; C-8; D-5; E-3; F-4; G-1; H-10; I-2; J-6

How'd you do? You can find the answers by positioning your cursor in the blank space directly above the table - then just click and drag your mouse to the right to uncover them!

Do you have a favorite "Heart" song? Leave a comment and let me know what it is :) Now, on to my featured items for today!

(l-r, top to bottom)
Necklace - Open Heart Pendant Sterling Silver by LindaSearcyJewelry
Pink heart swarovski elements posts by tmeddie04
Folk Art Hearts Cast Iron Vintage Trivet from bythewayside
Your Love Makes Me Dizzy - OOAK rectangle pendant from CreationsByViviana
Trio of Heart Charm Earrings with Swarovski Crystal in Pink by LetaMarieDesigns on Artfire
Black and white leopard heart snap hair clips by karmilla24
WINKY HEART pillow by snowdrop
All Because Two People Heart by Crystaletch **
Heart Trinket Box by huebysscrollsawart **
Bath Bombs with Heart by sandyvern
Unlock the Memories - Keepsake Heart Locket Necklace in Antique Brass w Rose by MysticWynd
Turquoise Hearts by TealwaterDesigns
Cyan Heart Amigurumi Keyring by missusD
Shabby Chic Wispy Wreath Peach by laurelsbylaurie

I sincerely hope you saw something in this lovely showcase that touched your heart!

I'll be going fishing this evening for items that relate in some way to fish! (And yes, I'm going to include those marine mammals like dolphins and whales in this category. Sorry, no walruses or manatees tho!) I'll be trawling around most of the day looking at the nominees I've already received, but I haven't fallen hook, line, and sinker for anything in particular quite yet. So, if you have any fishies that you want to bait me with, just send them to me by clicking here for the submission form to e-mail me the link to the page of the shop where I can see your items or your favorites from another shop.

From the bottom of my heart, I hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

**designates an undiscovered or underdiscovered shop


Leta Porter said...

Thank You so much for featuring my Trio Heart Earrings. I always enjoy what you have to say about the 'topic' you are showcasing :)

Leta ♥

Jaci said...

Well, I didn't do too well on that quiz! But I <3 your finds! Love the floral wreath! Thank you so much for including my trivet :D

Vicki said...

Great finds!

Tealwater said...

Thanks so much for featuring my Turquois Heart earrings!

Viviana said...

Thank you very much for featuring my "Your Love Makes Me Dizzy" rectangular glass tile pendant!! Great post!!!

Cel said...

Thank you so much for featuring my hair clips. All the items are so pretty :)

Reborn As Art said...

This is such a beautiful post and you've featured such lovely items! I especially love BytheWayside's trivet and Laurie's sweet heart wreath!

LindaS said...

I especially love the heart locket! And you are so gracious to feature so many handmade "discoveries"! Thank you for featuring my sterling open heart necklace! Linda

BTW - I just retweeted and FB this article. Have just found you and have been reading your past themed articles. Love them all!

sandyvern said...

Thanks so much for including me in such a heart filled feature!
They are all great!

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