be inspired and start creating

I am constantly inspired to keep on writing and putting my stuff out there. As more and more people come into the Wonderful World of Casie I find that a positive light shines on us all!

I was tagged in the following note on Facebook today and very touched.
It says:

"Inspired by this great lady tagged in this note I decided to create a blog. I've been wanting to do for quite a while, but never realized how easy this was. well I am quite happy with this decision. mucho gracias"

Stay tuned for Inna's blog. I've been reading her notes on FB for some time and am truly excited for her new writing space! Congrats girl!!

take off that dress and trade with me

My Auntie Edna was a lovely lady. She was frugal in the way you would stereotype most old school Jews to be. She made sure to make the most of what she had and use all the resources around. She used to have parties in her beautiful house often Sunday afternoons where she would invite all the ladies over to swap clothes. Today the BBC did a story about a trend sweeping the UK market that has been coined Swishing. This is exactly what Auntie Edna used to do. You can either buy, sell or swap. This is a great way to recycle, save money and have fun with friends or meet new ones.

The rules are simple.
  1. Come over and one gently used item (or more) from your collection.
  2. Grab yourself a drink and shop around.
  3. Determine what item you want and where it is on the racks.
  4. Leave the racks as the Part Host counts down....3,2,1!
  5. Let the Swish begin! Grab the item you want before someone else and call it yours (depending on the predetermined buy-sell-swap arrangements).
  6. You successfully leave with a new item for the old item you arrived with.
Check it out for yourself: VIDEO ON BBC NEWS UK

I'll be having a Frock Swap in the new year!
Rummage through your closet ladies,
its time to trade in your old jazz for new jazz!!

save them. save yourself. you wild thing.

One of my favorite books as a kid was Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. I loved this story. I just found out that mum complained at the library one time about how the book was horrible. Max was punished and sent to bed without dinner for bring mischievous. She had never heard such a story in New Zealand! This thought is quite funny, mum took another read of the story and saw it in a different light from then on. The book is regarded as an American classic in children's lit and is only ten lines long. How inspiring!!
My sister got me this great shirt for Chrissy this year.