Friday, November 8, 2013


When I get letters like this, it truly inspires me.  I am so grateful that I have been able to turn my dreams into plans and encourage all of you to do the same.  This came from Arica of Alter'd Relics who with her mother have followed their passions and turned them into plans.  Check out their venture and the event they are having in November.  Follow the links below. 

Hello Gina!
I know this is a long shot because you are one busy lady. But I wanted to reach out to you because my mom & I have been to all of your shows & to the shops of peeps you mention on your blogs & feature at your shows. I love, love your work & following your blog. I first saw you in the Beacon Akron & my mom & I have been religiously coming to your shows since. You are an inspiration!

I wanted to share a link to a new venture my mom & I have in the's a little therapeutic outlet. If you could check it out...follow along on the blog itself or facebook if you choose. Also if you think any of your fabulous friends & family would enjoy. We would greatly appreciate it!

But most of all we genuinely value your opinion if you could give me a tip or two on what inspires you? I would love it!!  It would certainly give us motivation along the way~

Thank you so much~

Monday, November 4, 2013

The "Game" of Life

 "The Game of Life"...  My children are now playing this game that I loved to play as a child and looking at the box and playing the game, made me metaphorically contemplate "The Game of Life".  What particularly struck me was the Safe Route and Risky Route Road Signs pictured on the box.  Through our own personal "games" how many times have we been at these crossroads? They say that only true growth occurs when we take a detour from the safe route and take risks.  This being said and understood though is completely different than the actual DOING!  Although, every time I am willing and able to push through the fear and discomfort that some thing better is on the other side, even if it is just a lesson.  My father always has said to me, "The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward!" and I have found this to be absolutely true.  On a funny note, Lila, my daughter after playing said, " I had 8 children, no job and only 100 dollars a week."   Lucky for her, she is still in the "playing" phase of  "the game".