black friday sale in my Etsy shop – all weekend!

why deal with crazy crowds and crazy people – shop online!

get 25% off my Etsy art shop THIS WEEKEND!!! use coupon code BLKFRIDAY25 at checkout to save. my way of saying “thank you!!!” to all of you for being here.
and please – feel free to share – i’d appreciate it! ♥
https://www.etsy.com/shop/susiecarranzastudio

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my wish for you…

trio of candles on window sill

tomorrow (thanksgiving day) will be a quiet day here.  it will be the first thanksgiving day without my father-in-law, and without my sister patty

I’ll be cooking a simple birthday dinner for my mom (her 79th birthday) & hanging out with my parents. I do want to wish all of you a wonderful holiday, surrounded by those who matter most to you.

remember what’s important.  life changes in an instant…

i leave you with these words:

          live with intention. walk to the edge. listen hard. practice wellness. play with abandon. laugh. choose with no regret. appreciate your friends. continue to learn. do what you love. live as if this is all there is. – Mary Anne Radmacher

until next time…♥

 

 

 

 

 

my sister patty…

it’s Dia de los Muertos time – a time i LOVE. the tradition, the colors, the altars…all the beautiful ways of celebrating the lives of loved ones no longer here on earth.

i  had planned to blog about Dia de los Muertos: share photos from events we planned to attend, share new Dia de los Muertos artwork, create a new altar and share with you…

then, on October 20th, 2013, we unexpectedly lost my sister Patty.

everything stopped.

i closed my Etsy shops indefinitely.  stayed off of Facebook.  retreated.  looked after my parents.

one day i’ll share with you the story of my sister Patty.  she was one of my biggest supporters.  she would go to my Etsy shop without telling me and buy LOTS of items – never asking for a discount, AND paying for shipping. (we live in the same house.)

as my brother Tommy best describes it – “your story is one of redemption, inspiration and love.

me & my sister patty at our old house

me & patty

i miss my sister.  whenever we have our own home and set up our altar once again, and when i’m ready, i’ll have a very special place for her.

rest in peace, patty.

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