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#lovetrumpshate

Several days ago I wrote a ridiculously negative post on facebook. I’m not sorry I did it, but looking back I wish I could have found a more positive way to express my feelings. I am feeling better and want to make up for my pissiness. Here are five links that are sure to make you smile.

I hope you will watch them, save them, share them, and watch them again when you start feeling down.

And maybe you could take a little time and do someting nice for someone else. Something totally awesome that, no matter how big or small the gesture/action, will add positive nergy to that person’s life. A new spin on the pay it forward idea.

Oh and if you choose to, maybe you could share this simple hashtag as a reminder to others that love is what we need.

#lovetrumpshate

Smile:

 

 

 

Ozzy: Fried, or Fed Up?

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(Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Okay, I am going to speak out about something that I am certain is weighing on the minds of most of the human race. What the hell is going on with Ozzy Osbourne?

Rumors are flying! Have he and Sharon split? Why would he leave? Why would HE leave? Was there an affair? Who had it? Would anyone be that surprised? I would!

I believe in Ozzy. I believe in his sobriety. I believe in his love for his wife and children. I believe in his loyalty to the fans that have stuck by him through all of his “living.”

Is Ozzy missing? Oh my gosh, where could he be? Fans are chomping at the bit, salivating for a new thread of gossip during this obviously slow news week. Speculation has toppled greater men…and women.

Here is what I think. I think Ozzy is sober. I think there is a perfectly good reason he left his home. Perhaps a trip, a business trip, a spa week. Could be any of these dreadful thing or so many more. And maybe the media has not been informed because it is none of their damn business where he is.

robyn_williams-depressionOr the poor confused man might be hiding from the frothing at the mouth “journalists” and photographers who track his every movement! He could have gone underground…with his wife’s blessing…to find some much needed and deserved peace and freaking quiet, away from prying eyes and whining, fainting, screaming, lunatic fans. Now this is not really a slam against his fans, but imagine if you had to live your life like that? I know he made a choice. But what choice did he make? I am CERTAIN he did not choose to be the butt of industry jokes, hounded by the media about things that are none of their damn business, or even to be the subject of criticism about the most mundane aspects of his life.

I think he perhaps he chose to be a family man (he has always stood by his family) a musician, and an entertainer. We put entertainers on these high ivory towers and then we hound them to death, sometimes I think literally. Yet we are shocked when they come tumbling down in a psychotic haze of self-destruction and extremely bad choices. No one can survive under the pressure we place on entertainers. This is how we show our respect and admiration?

Let it go people. Need someone to judge and gossip about? Take it into your family, your home. Everyone in your life above reproach? Nobody in your family to talk about? Don’t make speculating and gossip your super power…that would make you a villain, and not everybody likes a villain.

Shellbent for Teal

I am getting ready for my first jewelry selling event so I have been making all kinds of neat stuff. I am uploading a ton of things I made today, all with a teal theme. It is all for sale, so if you see something you want to purchase, just jot down the item number listed in the caption and pop me a note at karenlsyed@gmail.com . As always, shipping is free.

Since there are so many, I will post them in sections over the next couple days. Today is Bracelet Day. All one of a kind and they are 7-8″ stretch with no clasp.

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Silver Frosted Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-104)

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Silver Flash Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-103)

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Teal Pearl Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-105)

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Shell Teal Frost Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-102)

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Silver Sparkle Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-107)

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Topaz shell Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-106)

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Chunky Shell Topaz Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-100)

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Shell Sparkle Stretch Bracelet $6.00 (B-101)

 

Pearls for Pleasure

Today’s new item is a carryover from yesterday, but even better. I have taken the Pearl Delight pattern and added a matching necklace. I really do love this set, and pearls in general because you can easily dress them up or keep them casual. Too awesome! And don’t forget, if you want to order any of these items or anything else, you can use paypal.me/KarenSyed. Simply let me know what items and sizes you want.

I hope you will take a few moments and share my links and shop info with friends. So many people are waiting for transplants and a portion of the proceeds from my sales go to Donate Life as they struggle valiantly to educate people on the need for organ donors. Your purchase will help save a life.

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Pearl Delight Necklace 20″ size cusomizable $15.00 usd

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Pearl Delight Bracelet 7″ size customizable $10.00 usd

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Pearl Delight Earrings 2″ $6.00 usd

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Pearl Delight Set size cusomizable-necklace/bracelet $21.00 usd save $5.00 on full set

Don’t you love Shopping?

I have made it even easier to purchase items from Crafts for a Cause. I now have a Paypal Pay.me link for purchases outside of Etsy or Facebook. It seems not everyone wants to purchase from Etsy stores, but still want to buy things. So, many of you asked, and I have listened. Whenever you see a post on here, or Facebook, or even Instagram, you can use this link paypal.me/KarenSyed to purchase that item or anything else. If you are purchasing more than one item, please send a note indicating what items and sizes you want. From now on, I will post if something is limited availability or can be customized. I hope this makes your purchases from Heart of a Hero easier and less stressful.

I am also including some new items that are available for purchase. To purchase any or all of these items you can click on paypal.me/KarenSyed. If there is a different color pearl you would like, you can fill out a customer request on the Etsy store or send a request to me at karenlsyed@gmail.com. I live to please.

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Pearl Delight Mint Bracelet 7″ size customizable $10.00 usd

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Pearl Delight Mint Earrings 2″ $6.00 usd

 

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Pearl Delight Vintage Rose Bracelet 7″ size customizable $10 usd

 

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Pearl Delight Vintage Rose Earrings 2″ $6.00 usd

Best Intentions and a Contest

shocked_monkeySo, I am off my blog schedule. Anyone surprised? Yeah, didn’t think so. But I’m here today and I have a plan. I am going to run my first contest on Heart of a Hero. I am full of inspiration, but it’s all the things I like, and I’m not sure anyone else would like it. So, I want to know what you want.

In the comment section, tell me what kind of piece, or pieces, you’d like to see me make. Keep in mind I’m on drugs and have limited skills to date (but improving daily). I want to step outside my comfort zone and push the envelope, and all those other catchy phrases.

You tell me what you want: color, type of beads, jewelry, suncatchers, etc. Keep it small, please. I will begin making them as you suggest them. Each item will be dedicated to the inspiration (that would be you). On February 23 I will have someone pick a winner (at random) and that person will get their choice of the items I made.

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Back in stock! Click image to order now!

This has the potential to be really cool. All I ask, and this is optional, but I have to ask, is that you like my Facebook page and my Etsy shop and maybe even tell your friends about all this. I would really love to build up my sales and be able to give more money to Donate Life.

Thank you!