Cat Obsession


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It’s easy to see why someone as obsessed with cats, music, art, dancing and drumming feels drawn to Bast.

“Are cats lazy? Well, more power to them if they are. Which one of us has not entertained the dream of doing just as he likes, when and how he likes, and as much as he likes?”
–Fernand Mery

“It is easy to see why Bast the Cat Goddess has been associated with pleasure, music and dancing for millennium. Just think of your own sensual, comfort-seeking cat who loves to be stroked and petted, gets tipsy on catnip and can often be found curled up in the coolest places in the house! Cats also love to play, their graceful movements resembling lighthearted dancing with their purring as musical accompaniment. Bast offers to teach us to refuse to take things too seriously, to luxuriate in our grace and sensuality, and to never waste our energy.”

Creative Mode

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“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”



The sun is Hot today here in Key West.

90 ° in the shade

Paper Mache Easter Eggs


Going through my Easter things and came across my old eggs again.

They were made in 2002.

I think it’s time for some new ones.

These look like they were created yesterday Bunny

Craft Instructions

Large plastic eggs found at the $ store

You can blow up small balloons if you prefer

Flour and water paste (2 parts white glue~One part water)

Newspaper, magazine pages with vivid colors

Rip and tear small pieces

Paste on egg

Yep, it can get sticky.

Varnish or acrylic spray (clear)

Showcase your creations in a see-through plastic egg container, not the cardboard ones.


a little story about Dyed  Easter Eggs

Years ago when my granddaughter and her friend were much younger we had a fun-filled afternoon of dying Easter eggs.

We sat up a plastic covering on the floor,arranged all our hard boiled eggs and cups of dye.

My glass of wine sitting close by.

The colors of red on the plastic after wine spilled.

After we finished we loaded up the car and went back to my daughters to share our creations.

Months later on a very hot summer day, a terrible odor was perpetuating from my car.

Upon investigating, two eggs were found and very quickly disposed of.

Stinky Le Pew

Hard Boiled Eggs easy to peel has too me felt like a game of Russian Roulette. Sometimes they were perfect , other times they made great egg salad Open-mouthed smile

I have used old eggs, new eggs, baking soda, salt OR vinegar in the water

Nothing seems too matter.

So each time I boil eggs I either have perfect deviled eggs that peeled like easy peasy. Or I just use in salads.

Hempy the Hamster loves them anyway he gets them.


My secrets that work sometimes.

  1. Eggs must not be fresh (Use Old Ones)
  2. Don’t let them boil forever, bring too boil and let sit 15 minutes.
  3. After cooking, let the eggs rest in an ice-bath to “shock” them.

Say a little prayer…Please my little eggs “Peel for me”

Creative Christmas 2013

I have been creating this year.

Hope the Enchantment of the Season continues to sprinkle Happy Fairy Dust all around you.


Greetings From Elf Bubbles Sweet-Buns

Music “The Little Drummer Boy” to listen too while reading News from Key West.

For the past month or so I have been busy creating unique gifts for loved ones. I always burn Music and create DVDs, but this year I have around 50 or so coffee coasters from flop burns that said they burned successfully. Talk about OCD. Yea, I have it Smile

That crap I downloaded from Softonic  came with a few surprises.The codecs download  is full of ~IT~ literally. A pain in the ass to uninstall too. I just figured out how to shut the vprot app off and finally delete it.

It hijacked my browser and added another little malware called Softonic Search that hung out around my clock at the bottom of my screen.

I even made sure too uncheck things I DID NOT want, got them anyways.

The biggest headache was getting rid of the AVG Search Bar that installed even though I did not check the box.

I could not even rid myself of it by the register manually. I would delete the key by running regedit (Register) and back it would come. Just like a bad boyfriend.

I hate crap that takes over your computer without even so much as a Hey, I’m dropping by. They just show up and move right in.

Guess the powers that be have found a way to screw up  burning with all the cyphers and codecs changed. I have found a work around in the form of Freemake. Awesome.

I put special touches on my Xmas cards and they were all sent out the first of last week. I have 5-6 boxes ready too go to other destinations tomorrow.

The weather has been just right, lows in the 60’s highs in the 80’s. Not our usual cooler December temperature’s.

The Drummer Boy Creation


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Music sheet background with an overlay of a silhouette of the drummer boy.

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. “

Henry David Thoreau

I have the “Rock Candy” making down too a science. Three never hardened and were trashed and I was on too the next batch.

I made yellow coconut, green  and red peppermint, Almond and Orange.


My Nut, Banana breads and Chocolate Chip cookie baking will begin on the 23rd.

Later this evening I am trying out the Bath Salts I made. I added dried rose petals, euphoria and lavender Aura Cacia essential oils too the  Coarse Sea Salt and Epsom Salt. Then I added  food coloring by mixing equal amounts of red and blue. Perfect shade of lavender.


“Look in the flowers and perfumes of nature for peace of mind and joy of life”

Last night I heard a ruckus in the kitchen, upon investigating I found that (ODDLY) the secure stopper on one of my bath salts had exploded. Smells good in the kitchen, but bath salts with oil are not my kind of fun to sweep up.

Then just now another crash. Same situation. I believe it is China Cat, she must like the smells of lavender and Euphoria, like cat nip too her. It was a worse mess this time. Now I have the entire bottle with stopper enclosed in a secure bag.

OK researched the Explosions and found that if you use Baking Soda to keep it fresh it causes a build-up of carbon oxide air escaping. If placed in a glass jar it MAY go BOOM. I had already packed and sealed Mary’s so I hope it doesn’t go Boom!

I had a lot of fun making these cute little snow babies.


But alas photos of snow will have to suffice for me.

Kudos to Jax


From my Hometown

Photo by Courtney Mabeus



Top of candle holder

and also the Jingle Balls


China wanted to help.



Beautiful Christmas quilt from my ladybug friend.

I watched “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” last night. It was such a cute animation. I remember back Xmas 94. I had worked a long 12 hour shift, was fighting a cold and went to my daughter’s. Before dinner I had already too much spiked Eggnog.

My take on the matter was I got into it with everybody and left. Next morning I woke, jumped out of bed and came to a very painful halt. My foot was so swollen. My shoes were still on. I took my shoe off and it really swelled. Off to the ER. It was broken in 3 places.

Last thing I remember was a car stopping and a little girl saying “What’s your name?” I told her “Cyndi” She said where do you live and I said “Cyndi” They finally figured out the address on Cindy Ave and dropped me off.

When I got out of the car she patted my head and said “You’ll be OK”. I think I was thrown from the back of a truck that I had tried to get a ride down town on. I probably pissed them off.

So glad those days are finished.


Photo by Butterfly


Photo Property of © Cynthia Martz 2013

Christmas isn’t JUST about receiving gifts

It’s in the Giving of our Time and Heart

A phone call to let someone know you’re thinking of them

The Spirit of the Holidays should be everyday

No one is guaranteed tomorrow

Seven out of Ten Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless.

Be Thankful for each and every Blessing

Keep your stress levels low and evenly balanced by staying focused and positive

Shelter from the heat and cold

Food in our tummies

Music too sooth us

Animals (Especially Cats) to love and cherish

Love, Health and a Bit of Abundance
with Time to Enjoy

© Cynthia Martz 2013

from Elf Bubbles Sweet-Buns


Life’s Canvas

I have been in a super creative mode and have neglected my blogging.

Dreams have been so intriguing. Seeing my loved ones that have passed on has been very insightful.

My design mode has set in. Birthdays, baby showers and other celebrations of life have triggered new designs and practical from the heart gifts.

I designed this for a five year old. I used rawhide for the handle, a pair of old jeans that I cut the pocket from. Added some heart beads. She loved it. I also made the little fabric lined jewelry box for her.


For the baby shower I burned a mix of lovely baby music and lullabies. I want to find the perfect frame for a photo creation I did in Photoshop. I have a few dandelion decals I will put on the frame. Sort of a 3-D effect should materialize Smile


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I pasted the fairy on the picture and added my thoughts on blowing on a dandelion.

Source of originals unknown.

My sister is turning 67 and I designed this one for her.



Peace within, or your lack thereof, always affects those around you.
When you choose peace within, others see that they too have this choice.

This is a wonderful gift.

Open Daily.