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Purses at Wholesale Prices May 09 2017

My intentions...

Because I try to be a woman of integrity in everything I do, I would like to tell you my intentions for the future of Split PURSEnality.

Instead of selling wholesale to a retailer, I've decided to make the purses available to purchase at wholesale prices online for the next year.  Because my life has now gone in a different direction, I will not be renewing my website in March of 2018 even though I will still be selling locally.

This is my last newsletter; however, you can still contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for being loyal followers and customers these past years and may God richly bless you and your families!

This month’s quote:
Don't go through life, grow through life.- Eric Butterworth


What will you plant? March 01 2017

March 10th is Plant a Flower Day and this is what Holiday Insights says about this day:
"Plant a Flower Day is a day to get a little dirt under your fingernails. Take a few minutes to plant a flower today.

Gardening is a great hobby. It's enjoyed by millions of people, old and young alike. Its a hobby that virtually everyone can participate in, regardless of age, and health. Senior citizens love it, as they can garden long after they give up other hobbies and sports.

Identifying the correct date for celebrating Plant a Flower Day has proved frustrating and a bit futile. As we researched this day, we found multiple dates in March and May for Plant a Flower Day. We found no content sites defining the day, and no written documentation. No one claimed to be the creator of this day either.

Celebrate today by planting or transplanting any kind of plant. It can be done indoors, or weather permitting, outdoors."

I have a waist high garden that my husband so graciously made for me and I love it. This picture is just a portion of what is growing at this time. Even though gardening can be challenging at times in Arizona, this time of year, my plants flourish.

This month’s quote:
"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love." - Max Muller

Rain in the forecast? January 30 2017

Believe it or not, February 10th is a holiday called "Umbrella Day". Although it seems strange to make this a holiday, I am very grateful for this simple invention.

Umbrellas come in so many varities of not only color choices, but sizes. The sizes range anywhere from beach size umbrellas down to small ones that fit in your purse. We not only use them for rain, but for shading us from the hot summer sun especially in places like Arizona...and where would Mary Poppins be if it wasn't for the umbrella? Hooray for umbrellas!

This month’s quote:
"A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain." Robert Frost

What's New On Your Horizon? January 02 2017

People get excited about New Years Day because they feel it's a new day to start fresh.  A new beginning to do things right.  There is hope in starting over.  The downside is that we as humans are going to make mistakes and then we can feel defeated and want to give up.

What's great about God, is that His mercy is new EVERY DAY!  We don't have to wait for a new year to begin again.  We say, God, I messed up again.  I am SO sorry.  Please help me to do better.  WooHoo!  Thank you Lord for Your unfailing grace!

This month’s quote:
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

Are You Seeing Red? November 28 2016

According to www.whychristmas.com here is the story of the poinsettia:

There is an old Mexican legend about how Poinsettias and Christmas come together, it goes like this:

There was once a poor Mexican girl called Pepita who had no present to give the baby Jesus at the Christmas Eve Services. As Pepita walked to the chapel, sadly, her cousin Pedro tried to cheer her up.
'Pepita', he said "I'm sure that even the smallest gift, given by someone who loves him will make Jesus happy."

Pepita didn't know what she could give, so she picked a small handful of weeds from the roadside and made them into a small bouquet. She felt embarrassed because she could only give this small present to Jesus. As she walked through the chapel to the altar, she remembered what Pedro had said. She began to feel better, knelt down and put the bouquet at the bottom of the nativity scene. Suddenly, the bouquet of weeds burst into bright red flowers, and everyone who saw them were sure they had seen a miracle. From that day on, the bright red flowers were known as the 'Flores de Noche Buena', or 'Flowers of the Holy Night'. 

The shape of the poinsettia flower and leaves are sometimes thought as a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem which led the Wise Men to Jesus. The red colored leaves symbolize the blood of Christ. The white leaves represent his purity.

This month’s quote:
“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." - W T Ellis
 


What In The World Is Going On? October 31 2016

I'll tell you what's going on.  November 13th is World Kindness Day.
According to Holiday Insights the origin of this day is as follows:

"World Kindness Day evolved from a series of conferences in 1996-1997 in Japan by a group known as the World Kindness Movement. These conferences brought together groups interested in promoting more kindness around the world.  It culminated in the "Declaration of Kindness" on November 13,1997. With this declaration, a new and very special day was born."

This is a day that should be celebrated more than once a year!  Please be kind to someone and others will be kind to you.  Besides, when you are kind, it does YOUR heart and health good!


 This month’s quote:
“Let all that you do be done in love."  I Corinthians 16:14


The Loss of a Pet October 06 2016

Anyone who has owned a pet and has experienced the sadness that goes along with their death will understand this newsletter.  Last month I had to put down both of my cats that were 14 years old.  It is always such a tough decision to decide when to do it.  It is so hard to tell when a cat is suffering, according to the vet, even more so than to tell if a dog is suffering.  The bottom line is, we don't want our precious friends to suffer.

The Quote of the month is:

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."  Anatole France


Happy Business Women's Day! September 06 2016

September 22nd is Business Women's Day.  Whether you work outside or inside your home, your role is very important to not only your family but society in general.  Never underestimate your value to contribute.  

It all started back in the late 1940's when men were off fighting World War II.  Because the men were gone, women were able to fill in where the men left off.  Even though the women were longing for the men to return, some of them realized that they wanted more than the traditonal roles of working only in the home.  And as it is said, "the rest is history".

Celebrate today ladies, because what would men do without us!!

The Quote of the month is:

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney (President of Walt Disney)

...because why? August 01 2016

...because I said so.

I like doing things just because and now they actually have a holiday just for me!  The holiday is on August 27th and here is an excerpt from www.holidayinsights.com.

"Today is Just Because Day. Finally, you have a chance to do something without a rhyme or reason. Most often in life, we do things because we have to, or we want to, or it's expected of us. None of those reasons apply today.  

Is there something you'd like to do, but there isn't a reason or logic for doing it? Well, today is the day to go out and do something "just because". It is most enjoyable if it is an uncommon, or unexpected activity or action. Perhaps, you have something in mind. If not, just go with the first thing that comes to your mind.  "Just because" activities often come from a "whim" or a "what if I" type of thought. We know you will quickly get the hang of this day, and have a lot of fun with it."

So what are YOU going to do "just because"?

The Quote of the month is:

"Just because a person smiles all the time doesn't mean their life is perfect.  That smile is a symbol of hope and strength"-Unknown


What Makes You Sweat? July 05 2016

With a title like that, I bet you thought I was going to talk about physical sweating, didn't you? But what I want to talk about is "don't sweat the small stuff".

As I get older, I am either getting wiser or just tired of learning my lessons through hard knocks. When my kids were younger, I think I was a little too ridged. I have a friend who is the exact opposite of me in that regard. I remember her saying that one of her kids dropped a whole carton of milk and she just said "before we clean it up, let's "play" in it." AAHH!! That made my mind go tilt, tilt, tilt! But actually, what did it really matter in the long run? Just a delay in cleaning up the mess?

God tells us to be anxious for nothing. He knows what anxiety does to our bodies and doctors are saying the same thing. So, relax and chill today, for "Today is the day the Lord has made and I WILL rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

The Quote of the month is:

"Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff"-Richard Carlson

Is There a Snake in the Grass? June 01 2016

When I was a child living in Pennsylvania, we had a small wooded area behind our house that I would love to walk on the trails that we had made. I can still hear my mom telling me to wear my rubber boots (in 90 degree weather with 90% humidity) to protect me from getting a snake bite. June is a time when snakes really like to come out and sun themselves, so it is wise to be aware of your surroundings when you are in areas other than the city.

I found some fun kid facts about snakes and because we are all kids at heart, I decided to share them instead of the boring adult facts. These are taken from www.sciencekids.co.nz:
Snakes are carnivores (meat eaters).

Snakes don’t have eyelids.

Snakes have flexible jaws which allow them to eat prey bigger than their head!

Snakes are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.

Snakes have internal ears but not external ones.

There are around 3000 different species of snake.

Snakes smell with their tongue.

Some sea snakes can breathe partially through their skin, allowing for longer dives underwater.

The Quote of the month is:

"There are many snakes in the grass..some will try and hinder you, some will try to help you. While others are so low..they will just bite you when you are not looking.."-Peter "Inspire" Watson


What Activity Starts in May? April 30 2016

Actually bee activity starts in May, so I thought I would share some interesting facts about these necessary creatures.

According to www.mentalfloss.com: 

"Bees are hardwired to do certain jobs. Scout bees, which search for new sources of food, are wired for adventure. Soldier bees, discovered in 2012, work as security guards their whole life. One percent of all middle-aged bees become undertakers—a genetic brain pattern compels them to remove dead bees from the hive. But most amazingly, regular honeybees—which perform multiple jobs in their lifetime—will change their brain chemistry before taking up a new gig.When aging bees do jobs usually reserved for younger members, their brain stops aging. In fact, their brain ages in reverse. (Imagine if riding a tricycle didn’t just make you feel young—it actually made your brain tick like a younger person’s.)  Scientists at Arizona State University believe the discovery can help us slow the onset of dementia."

Every one of God's creatures have so many amazing functions that are detrimental to our well being.  We need to conduct our activities as to not jeopardize this natural God designed flow of nature.

The Quote of the month is:

“When bees die through pesticide poisoning, it should ring alarm bells throughout the agricultural system that we ignore at our peril”. 
– Phil Chandler, The Barefoot Beekeeper.


Is Your Life a Zoo? April 11 2016

Did you know that the zebra's stripe pattern is unique to the individual zebra, just like our human fingerprints?

The following facts are taken from www.onekind.org and www.discoverwildlife.com:

"A Zebra can run up to 40 miles per hour. They combine this fast running with excellent stamina and zig-zagging motions to try and evade predators that chase them."

"A zebra's stripy coat is thought to disperse more than 70% of incoming heat, preventing the animal from overheating in the African sun."

"Zebras are brave animals that care deeply about their group members. When a group member is wounded by a predator attack, other zebras will come to its defense, circling the injured individual and attempting to drive the predator(s) away." (Sounds like something we humans should learn from zebras)

The Quote of the month is:
"It's a wonder you don't see the zebra being trotted out as a metaphor for racial harmony more often."
― Dov Davidoff

What Would Your Holiday Be? March 04 2016

March 26th is called “Makeup you own Holiday Day”.  I have decided that I would make it Honoring a Peacock Day.

These creatures are not only very beautiful, but they have some very interesting facts.  Here are a few that I found on mentalfloss.com.

ONLY THE MALES ARE ACTUALLY “PEACOCKS.”

The collective term for these birds is “peafowl.” The males are “peacocks” and the females are “peahens.” The babies are called “peachicks.”

THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE KILLED FOR THEIR FEATHERS.

The peacocks shed their train every year after mating season, so the feathers can be gathered and sold without the birds coming to any harm. The average lifespan of a peacock in the wild is about 20 years.

The best one though is this:

THEY CAN FAKE IT.

When peafowl mate with peahens, they give out a loud “copulatory call.” Canadian researchers Roslyn Dakin and Robert Montgomerie discovered that the birds can “fake” this call to attract more females. As the BBC’s Ella Davies put it, “By pretending they are mating when they are not, the birds could convince females they are more sexually active—and therefore genetically fitter—than their rivals.”  

Isn’t that a hoot!!

The Quote of the month is:
“Be like a peacock and dance with all of your beauty.” 
― Debasish Mridha

 


How Creative Are You? February 08 2016

In 1995, Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld proclaimed Feb. 28th as Floral Design Day.
The reason he created this day was to honor Carl Rittner, founder of the Rittner School of Floral Design. So get creative with flowers today even if it's just to take pictures of flowers.

Quote of the Month:
I hope some day to meet God, because I want to thank Him for the flowers. ~Robert Brault

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow December 26 2015

Although I live in a place that doesn’t get snow, this is the time of the year where some of you are facing blizzard conditions! I feel for you, for I used to live in Pennsylvania and we had our share of snow, ice and sleet.

What is so cool about snowflakes is the fact that God created each one different and unique just like us. Celebrate your uniqueness!!

This month’s quote:
“Mom always tells me to celebrate everyone's uniqueness. I like the way that sounds.” - Hilary Duff

Candy Canes anyone? December 07 2015

Do you know where the idea of candy canes came from? Well, according to www.snopes.com, most of the stories you have heard are really folklore. That said, I still believe it is a great teaching tool to tell children that it is shaped like a shepherd’s staff and therein relate that to the true Shepherd that came to earth so that we can have a relationship with Him now and for all eternity.

This month’s quote:
“Christmas, my child, is love in action” – Dale Evans

What are you thankful for? October 30 2015

November is the time of the year to be thankful for the blessings we have in our lives; our families, our jobs, our friends, our health…and so much more.

This month’s quote:
“There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy.”
-- Ralph H. Blum

Are you in the pink? September 29 2015

As most of you know, October is breast cancer awareness month. I have experienced my own brush with breast cancer, but I praise God that I am cancer free!  A great cancer research organization is Independent Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.  To read more about ICRF, go to www.new-cancer-treatments.org

This month’s quote:
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” ~ Helen Keller

Do you know what time it is? August 26 2015

September is back to school for most children, so I thought the Color Strip of the month could be reflected in the hands ribbon.

In this fast paced technological world, try to take the time to connect with your child and read physical books like Good Night Moon and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Those are precious times for both you and your child.

This month’s quote:
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”― Emilie Buchwald

Do you know what Aug. 5th is? July 26 2015

It’s Work Like a Dog Day!

This excerpt is from holidayinsights.com and I quote:

“Some people skate by, doing as little as possible. Others, do only what they have to. Others still work like a dog. While work is to be done, they dig in relentlessly. They seldom take a break until the task is completed.
We want to make sure to differentiate between "Work-A-Holics" and those who "Work Like a Dog". Work-A-Holics are always working, even though they may not be working hard. Those who work like a dog, work very hard while they are working. But, they do not work all of the time.
Today is a day to show appreciation for those who carry more than their load, and work like a dog. You can also honor them by working like a dog today.”

Raise the Flag! June 22 2015

July 4th is one of those holidays that we can get so wrapped up in the celebration and fireworks, that we don’t take time to really reflect on the true meaning. If our forefathers could see what we have done with this nation, do you think they would be proud or disappointed? I personally feel so blessed to live in this nation, that I want to do my best to adhere to the original intent of our founding fathers.

Taken from the Constitution:
“We the People of the United States,
in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic
Tranquility…”

If we would live by the scripture: "So in everything, do unto others what you would have them do to you..." Matthew 7:12, we would fulfill some of that original intent.

This month’s quote is:
“My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!” - Thomas Jefferson

What is your favorite picnic food? May 26 2015

June 18th is International picnic day! When I think of the kind of picnic I would like to go on, I think of a scene from Mayberry or Green Acres…fried chicken, potato salad, watermelon, lemonade and chocolate cake. Ahhh, sounds SO yummy. Lay back on the grass with a full belly and look at the butterflies flitting around. I might take some pictures of the butterflies with my attached iPad. Even though I actually never really had that kind of a picnic experience, it sure is nice to imagine!

This month’s quote is:

"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Great experience! May 10 2015

On May 5th, I had the great privilege of being interviewed by Kris Anderson from Re/Max Excalibur.  What better way to have a first new experience than to have someone like Kris who is a natural at what she does.  I admire her bold and confident personality and she is a great inspiration.  Please visit not only my interview, but another dynamic woman who will make you look and feel great!

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