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Frozen computer

In order to keep some sanity there is no post so far this week due to technical difficulties.

Thank goodness for a computer savvy husband. XD

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Posted by on May 17, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Feel Good Friday

The Girl Next Door Grows Up started this Feel Good Friday meme. See lia sophia’s blog, ( the current hostess) for the Mclinky.

My happy day included receiving size 50 knitting needles in the mail. I won them in an auction on eBay. I love using e-snipe to minimize bidding wars.

In two hours I got 1/3 of a baby blanket finished —

And in 20 minutes I can make an eyelash lei —

I am having fun and it gets better. Soon I’ll be getting my first circular knitting needles.

Have your best day ever!

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.

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Posted by on May 6, 2011 in Abundance, Making Lei, Uncategorized


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Simplifying My Blog

Lately, I’ve increased my playload. Something needs to give.

The good news is I will continue blogging about Japan on Mondays and My Experiences With Abundance on Wednesdays and miscellany on Fridays.

The bad news is I am leaving my comments off and I will only be commenting on your blogs infrequently.

I appreciate all the comments and blog support I’ve received. It’s been fun.

Ideally in a month or two I will be set up to receive tweets and keep up that way. We’ll see.

Have your best day ever!

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Posted by on April 22, 2011 in writing


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BOOK REVIEW – Rio Star by Pepper Smith

TITLE: RIO STAR — A Patty O’Donnell Mystery

AUTHOR: Pepper Smith

GENRE: Romantic Suspense / Mystery

This is Pepper’s second book. The first  BLOOD MONEY is reviewed here. The third book REEF RUNNER, comes out as an e-book April 12.

It was exciting to win this book at Pepper Smith’s blog – Painting With Words. She writes suspense and teaches suspense writing at the Muse Online Conference. I’ve taken her class the last two years and appreciate her teaching style, which is very supportive. Her writing is similar – Pepper plays fair with her readers and is masterful at unfolding the story in clear way and timing.

Since the main character is transported away from her everyday world, we don’t see a lot of her family. We do get to see more of a villain from her first book. It is interesting to me to have a villain continuing in the series and I like it. I am looking for him to be in the next book too and want to know more about him. And especially, I’d like to learn more of another unwitting villain, who becomes an ally to Patty, the main character.

I read this book in one day, I couldn’t leave it down.

Disclaimer – My policy is to only review books that I like. I received a copy of this book in a giveaway from the author’s blog.

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.,

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Posted by on April 10, 2011 in Book Review


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The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog! Then go to Lia Sophia Tomgirl who is hosting the meme to link up.


So many good things have been happening. Did you see this? OMG!

On a separate note, Holly over at Holistic Wellness With Holly Worton. had this post and my week has been so joyous since I took up her suggestion. Her posts are very good. I see them as a treat for myself and I am savoring my way through them. This one, it came at just the right time for me or something. Read it for yourself and See if it works for you too.

For me it catapulted me into doing more things I love, and one of my favorite side effects is I am too busy and happy to overeat.

Have your best week ever!


Posted by on March 25, 2011 in Abundance, Japan


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And The Winner Is…

The winner of my One World One Heart Giveaway is…

Micki at Irish Muses in Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, Ireland.

Look, I have a button too!

Congratulations Micki and thank you all for your visits. It was fun to meet you all.

AND, I won a beautiful butterfly necklace from Deci at Gem Trails. See it here. Thank you so much. This is the first time, I’ve won at One World One Heart. It is fun.


Posted by on February 17, 2011 in Uncategorized


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One World One Heart 2011

Welcome to my blog.

See the winner here.

Today’s Post is part of the One World One Heart link up by Lisa at

A Whimsical Bohemian


This is me, often in the garden. I’ve planted over 40 trees in my yard.

A Japanophile, I looked like this for one hour last October.

A rare photo – who knew the house came with a kitchen? This joke comes from


I live in Hawaii and I can be found here.

Crocheting and knitting are some of my addictions.

Art is another addiction. To thank you for stopping by, one lucky winner will receive a drawing from a favorite photo of theirs.

Like this to


Or this.The winner will be randomly drawn and announced on February 17, using a random generator. This is open to all active bloggers worldwide. Anyone who leaves a comment and has a blog will be entered. Be sure I have your e-mail to contact you if you win this prize and so I can visit your blog.

The winner will e-mail me a high resolution photo for a pencil drawing, in my line drawing style. The portrait will be drawn digitally and free-hand.
Your portrait will be e-mailed to you as a JPG  file so you can print as many as you like at home on your printer. Print it on business cards, stationery or as a print for framing.

I love to barter, if any of you who don’t win, want a portrait.

Have a wonderful time visiting the other blogs. XD

© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


Posted by on January 31, 2011 in Uncategorized


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The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!


Five things that I feel happy about this week are:

1. 50% of my husband’s co-workers were laid off last Friday and he wasn’t. Hurray! I like the lifestyle he spoils me with.

2. I won two books from Dollycas‘s Thoughts. She does a lot of book reviews and has a lot of giveaways. She also is interesting, kind, thoughtful and one of my favorite bloggers. She has so many giveaways, I knew I was going to win sometime. Yay!

3. My grandaughter’s room is zebra and pink. When I found some zebra yarn I had to make her a blanket. Did you know there are lots of how to’s about fixing dropped stitches and they all talk about stitches you drop and find while you are knitting. I found my dropped stitches after I nearly finished a full size blanket. One thing I love about knitting is the uniform look of the stitches. Mine were out of uniform. After I repaired them, they were glaring mistakes to me.

Since I’m more of a salvage things rather than take them apart and redo them kind of person, I decided to crochet chains the length of the blanket where the mistakes were.

A new design. Once I crochet a border, it will be done. Yay!

4. I ‘took offense’ from an acquaintance of mine. Clearly she was in error, until I looked closely. When I am in a good place, nothing bothers me. I realize I needed to fill me up. Now I’m grateful that it came up as a reminder to me.

5. Two of my favorite blog writers shared about feeling inadequate. They are people who write very well and give me a challenge not to  compare myself  with them. I would lose in all the areas they are so excellent at. It would never occur to me that they could feel that way. Another ‘lightbulb moment’ reminder to me. I am excellent at being me. Am I using the word excellent too much, that’s what we people who used to be hung up on perfection use instead of perfectionist terms. Muhaha.

Did you have an excellent week?

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© 2010 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


Posted by on January 28, 2011 in Abundance


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The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!


Erika also has a new contest for blog writers here. It’s a brilliant idea and enough to make one feel good. Erika talks about her inspiration for the contest that came from Mommy On The Spot blog where there are some very touching posts: the kind of humanness that is so endearing and lets us know we are not alone.


I’m very happy because i e-mailed a friend explaining where I am with our relationship.


Then I obsessed and worried. Every time it came up, which was often, I said a prayer for us.


I used to be such a people pleaser. Lately, especially this year. I’ve been pleasing myself. It is very interesting to see who is left standing.


My friend understood. She said that kind of openness from me is what she was wanting.


Oh joy. Now I am flooded with how much she means to me and grateful that we have each other, and I have myself.


P.S. Yesterday I told my husband I was enjoying our breakfast time together. He said,

Yes, we’re in morning together.


Have your best week ever.


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Posted by on October 1, 2010 in Uncategorized


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Handwriting Is The New Black

Babble on started this meme.


Basically you agree to write a snail mail letter to someone each week.


See here for her details.


I sent a letter to my brother and today another to a child I know who turned 16. She is now the oldest living survivor with a rare genetic condition that she has. I think she survived so long because of her loving family, but really it is God’s will.


It is fun to write to children. They love getting mail so much.


When I get a personal letter, I tear it open and devour it. My favorite letters are ones where the writer says something they like about me. Those are my favorites to write also – telling people what I appreciate about them.


I also love writing and reading letters that are very present with what is going on. there is something very beautiful about reading about the objective reality. I love that in blogs and literature also.

My mailbox


© 2010 Jeanne Litt


Posted by on September 27, 2010 in Uncategorized


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