Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I izzzzz not your curb :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Why do you buy things on eBay??? I have often stated that I am an eBay addict shopaholic etc...etc....yes I have often been one who when I am "researching" a previously "sold" item for one that I am considering selling....
Oh Snap----o-laaaa...
yep you guessed it....
I just end up buying more chit.....
way more than I will ever sell there
in that place at least
LOL...yep that's me
but even tho I still 
luv eBay
i will still say that I 
got pissed off at eBay 
Meg left the ship...
John took over---said he
didn't want a yard seller
back peddled after
eBay then became
the sight I fell in love with
in the first place----
now they give
them thar yardsellers 
free listings
just sayin'....
it ain't what it used to be
when eBay embrace them thar
yard seller type of folks
I still love the sight
and spend way way way toooooooo
much there....
but I still hate it that the feedback is not a 2 way street....
sellers can not say
what they really think about
the buyers...and those trying
to make a living there....
God bless them every one.
That's all I can say.
I still sell a few things there
I still buy waaaaaaaaaaaaaay
much stuff there............
but the feedback and the opinions
of buyers???????????????????
Sadly.....I as a mostly buyer there
used to actually consider the feedback
and opinions of the buyers who had bought something there from a seller before me...
but still today------
knowing that the feedback is only a one way street and that the seller has no real recourse except to maybe go on line and rant in their blog about a buyer or to place that bad buyer on a "blocked buyer" list that not everyone out there will see----
I think it still is a "let the seller beware" venue now even more than "caveat emptor" ....
but I still love buying things there..and I still like to talk about my experiences on that sight!
at the end of the day
I do still love eBay
imagine that for a MINUTE LOL!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Break it down high steppin hollah :)

Clogs and squirrels hip hop dancin vintage original print matted ready for framing free ship

Clogs and squirrels hip hop dancin vintage original print matted ready for framing free ship
A dancing boy a squirrel clogs and we got the beat
This is an original piece of vintage ephemera matted and ready to frame
The matt size is 8" by 10".
This item will ship free to the lower 48 states... Alaska Hawaii..and international buyers please message me for a shipping quote :)
Thanks for visiting my little shop!

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

1900's dying post card image

Here is a scan from a card that is postmarked in 1908.  I think it is pretty cute and hope you will enjoy the image for your craft projects :)

Alt Ctrl Delete priceless moment

TDM and get er done this weekend Larry Hood :)


best wishes
get her in the winners' circle
this weekend Larry!

I am so proud of you and what you have done so far in your life....
carry on and yes
(as always)
luv the new chassis
<3 br="">

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Two girls 1853 vintage image

Here is another vintage image for you to use for your craft projects.....
it is from an 1853 stereo photograph...
My.....don't these girls look serious :) ????

When Touche is not WhoooHooooo

SpankyLuvsHadADream  2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Vintage dude black and white image for crafts

So the other night I had scanned one of my old pieces of ephemera to make an embellished frame and I thought "Hey should start sharing some of these on the blog ...someone else out there might enjoy using them as well." 
Hope you enjoy the image and are having a nice day :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Okie girl Rap song I Only sing in the shower :)

I love to tease my 
Nephew.... and a couple of weeks ago we were talking about some things that I had made and done...and he always tells me 
"You're so CRAZY".....but he says it in a loving way..lmao...
so anyways I tell him....
"Dude...I'm gonna clue you in on something that only me myself and I ever hear when I am singing in the shower".....
I call it the Okie rap song I never goes something like this......


I got no tissues for all 
of your issues
so .............................
let your axe do the walking
 find a tree and start chopping
there ain't no cure 

for all of
your afflictions
there's never
no hope
I got no pulp
to go with your fiction-----------

ha-ha...that's it...I shared it with him and now there you have
the Okie Rap girl song that Only I sing in the shower


Doing the radical Doooo

SpankyLuvsHadADream ~2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Recycled Bottle Cap jewelry

Beer Cheers and ale Yells bottle cap good spirits recycled bracelet kitsch wear

Beer Cheers and ale Yells bottle cap good spirits recycled bracelet kitsch wear
Beer Cheers and ale Yells bottle cap good spirits recycled bracelet kitsch wear Beer Cheers and ale Yells bottle cap good spirits recycled bracelet kitsch wear Beer Cheers and ale Yells bottle cap good spirits recycled bracelet kitsch wear Beer Cheers and ale Yells bottle cap good spirits recycled bracelet kitsch wear Beer Cheers and ale Yells bottle cap good spirits recycled bracelet kitsch wear
Beer bottle caps were hand cut sanded and hammered then placed on metal blanks to create this fun kitschy bracelet. It is 8" long and has a magnetic closure.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

U R my crash

All the days of

Like Lava In Your Lap

2013 rambles and scrambles

So blogging is obviously different for a lot of people. 
I often use this space to share things that strike me as simply amazing, and as a space to vent about this and that and the next thing lol! ....yep....I often start on one topic and then get into arguments with myself in the midst of the discussion....hee-hee ..I don't know if it's an age thing or just more of my "ramblin Rhonda" ways.
Anyhoo...for me it's never been about followers or how many people read the darn's just a spot to share whatever happens to be in my moment at the time good or bad.
This year I'm gonna try to start sharing more of the stuff I make or have made, more pics and more poetry/musings.  Simply smaller spurts of me LOL! 
Hope ya'll are having a Jammin' January so far :)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

OMG....A weird topic about "Sex Addiction"

Okay.....I do not know diddly squat about this topic but still am willing to share a few of my thoughts on this subject as far as I have dealt with it..LOL!

Okay...someone in my life recently told me that their spouse has a "sex addiction" problem   (which according to this person  is what lead to the problems they have always had in their marriage and they seem to always fall back on the "excuse" that the problem is that the spouse has a "sex addiction")   ..... now in this particular case all that I know is that the spouse they are referring to seemed to have no problem whatsoever being faithful to his first it seems to me as though  what the current spouse deems as "sex addiction" must be something that has cropped up in her marriage to him.
I really don't know a dad-gum thing about this sort of sex "addiction" thing...but my own 2 cents is that I honestly would have to believe that a lot of times the reason people find themselves "Looking for love in all the wrong places".... is because for some reason....they do not feel really loved at home...and a lot of times it is simply a matter of real communication and real honestly felt connections that do tie a couple together ....
here is a link I found defining the topic...and of course every case would be different in an apples to apples type of thing :)....
Sex addiction is a method of medicating feelings and/or coping with stress to the degree that one’s sexual behavior becomes the major coping mechanism in their life. The individual often cannot stop the sexual behavior for any great length of time by themselves. The sex addict spends a lot of time in the pursuit of his or her sexual behaviors/fantasies or they have a binge of sexual behaviors.

This is different for every sex addict but generally speaking there are biological, psychological, and spiritual reasons. The following is a short explanation. The biological addict is someone who has conditioned their body to receive endorphins and enkephlines (brain chemicals) primarily through reinforcing a fantasy state with the ejaculation that sends these chemicals to the brain. Psychologically, the need to medicate or escape physical, emotional or sexual abuse can demand a substance and the early addict finds the sex medicine usually before alcohol or drugs. Spiritually, a person is filling up the God hole in them with their sexual addiction. The addiction is their spirituality; it comforts them, celebrates them and is always available and present. Then there is the sex addict who can a mix of two or even three of the above reasons. This is why a specialist in sex addiction is the best route for recovery from sex addiction.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Haters Got Love 2 :)

In my last post I talked a bit about how it seems to be inevitable that we become like our Mothers.  (And I was blessed to have a wonderful if I become anything like me that's a good thang lol !)  So long story short...she had this "hate" list with 2 people on it and wouldn't you know it?  Those end up being the only people on mine as well :)  I mean it's almost like I'd be doing her a disservice if I didn't like them... I can picture her flipping me off from up in Heaven or something ya know ?:) But I also think that there are many degrees of hatred...for's more like these people on my hate list went from point a--"I don't like them" to now point b---"I simply can't stand them" .  I don't think I could ever really be a hard core hater lol! It still busts me up that when you look through our family albums that this one person my Momma didn't like has been cut out of every picture or Momma drew 'Devil Horns' on her head. didn't mess with my Momma hee-hee!
So if you believe in the bible you know that Jesus died for our sins and to Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged.  And if you don't believe in the bible you still pretty much know that the world is full of sinners.  But we don't all have to sit around roasting marshmellows and singing by the campfire.  It's simply never gonna happen.  
People often say to me that I "Tell it like it is".  And I don't necessarily believe that is true..I simply tell it as I see it and that doesn't mean I am seeing it right....(and I am always the first one to tell people that I am goofy as!
So....I currently know someone who talks a lot about a few people in her life that she can't stand.  I always try to tell her to not let them get to her --that they win by bringing the negativity into her life.  (Yet at the same time I am telling her this I know that I have a couple of people  I have harbored the same type of thoughts about. LOL!) And I guess the real deal at the end of the day is how you deal with these circumstances.  Do you admit you feel this way and know that nothing will change the way you feel so you try to move on as quickly as possible?  Or do you continue to let this negativity creep into your everyday life?  I mean life has enough awful crazy creepy things that will sneak up on you out of nowhere when you least expect it....why give meaningless people the power to rain on your parade?  
We've all been there and done that....the trick is to whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam baaaaaaam bust a move on out of that space as quickly as you can. In a perfect world we would all get along...there would be no wars....and I could simply whip out a chill pill and shove it up certain peoples arses (including mine) every now and then hee-hee.  
But that's not gonna happen anytime soon.  
Drive your own destiny
haters got love 2
every once in a while
the hater is you......

Monday, January 7, 2013

          My sweet Cousin sent me this e-mail today and I enjoyed reading it so much I thought I would share it here..hope ya'll enjoy the read :)

                        Did you know the saying "God willing and the Creek don't rise" was in reference to the Creek Indians and not a body of water? It was written by Benjamin Hawkins in the late 18th century. He was a politician and Indian diplomat. While in the south, Hawkins was requested by the President of the U.S. to return to Washington. In his response, he was said to write, "God willing and the Creek don't rise." Because he capitalized the word "Creek" it is deduced that he was referring to the Creek Indian tribe and not a body of water.
                        In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are 'limbs,' therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, 'Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg.' (Artists know hands and arms are more difficult to paint)
                        As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October) Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn't wash the wigs, so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term 'big wig...' Today we often use the term 'here comes the Big Wig' because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.
                        In the late 1700's, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded down from the wall, and was used for dining. The 'head of the household' always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the 'chair man.' Today in business, we use the expression or title 'Chairman' or 'Chairman of the Board.'
                        Personal hygiene left much room for improvement.. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee's wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman's face she was told, 'mind your own bee's wax.' Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term 'crack a smile'. In addition, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt. Therefore, the expression 'losing face.'
                        Ladies wore corsets, which would lace up in the front. A proper and dignified woman, as in 'straight laced' wore a tightly tied lace.
                        Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the 'Ace of Spades...' To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead. Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren't 'playing with a full deck..'
                        Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV's or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to 'go sip some Ale and listen to people's conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. 'You go sip here' and 'You go sip there.' The two words 'go sip' were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term 'gossip.'
                        At local taverns, pubs, and bars, people drank from pint and quart-sized containers. A bar maid's job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in 'pints' and who was drinking in 'quarts,' hence the phrase 'minding your 'P's and Q's'.
                        One more: bet you didn't know this!
                        In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannons fired round iron cannon balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. However, how to prevent them from rolling about the deck? The best storage method devised was a square-based pyramid with one ball on top, resting on four resting on nine, which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon. There was only one to prevent the bottom layer from sliding or rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate called a 'Monkey' with 16 round indentations. However, if this plate were made of iron, the iron balls would quickly rust to it. The solution to the rusting problem was to make 'Brass Monkeys.' Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled.. Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannonballs would come right off the monkey; Thus, it was quite literally, 'Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.' (All this time, you thought that was an improper expression, didn't you.)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

it depends..I might have to break out my depends with U LOL!

Wicked mean hey girl collection original card from spanky Luvs Vintage

Wicked mean hey girl collection original card from spanky Luvs Vintage
Do you know someone who is so mean that your knees get that shaky shake trimbly tremble every time they enter the room? LOL! This was my answer to that one:)

This is part of my "Hey Girl" collection....(my original digital prints and sayings)....
Please do not copy my images as they belong to me :)

The card is 5"X7"
It will come in a clear sleeve and include the envelope

It will be blank on the inside

The photo on the card
is a 4" X 6" glossy print
of images including both old and new
that I have tweaked
and added more to
The cards will all be signed and dated on the back.

Please contact me for an International shipping quote :)
Thanks for looking!

Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.

Guess who 2013..

Okay..this is a masked post....(not quite sure why it didn't load properly last night)....anyhooo
you know what to do :)





Fifty one shades of shady the Hey Girl Collection from spanky Luvs vintage

Fifty one shades of shady the Hey Girl Collection from spanky Luvs vintage
Ever known someone who is so shady that they have different shades of shade? This image was my answer to that one LOl!

This is part of my "Hey Girl" collection....(my original digital prints and sayings)....
Please do not copy my images as they belong to me :)

The card is 5"X7"
It will come in a clear sleeve and include the envelope

It will be blank on the inside

The photo on the card
is a 4" X 6" glossy print
of images including both old and new
that I have tweaked
and added more to
The cards will all be signed and dated on the back.

Please contact me for an International shipping quote :)
Thanks for looking!

Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.

Thursday, January 3, 2013


" A goal without a plan is just a wish" ~~~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Redemption...ponderings ....self improvement...2013

"It is his capacity for self-improvement and self-redemption which most distinguishes man from the mere brute."

AUNG SAN SUU KYI, Freedom from Fear

So I write this post the other day and evidently I made some bad choices for examples .  I was pondering the topic of how people judge others and how they make their own rules sometimes depending on the situation.  I used an example of someone I know who at one point in his life hit his rock bottom and he did some pretty bad things.  But every one makes mistakes...people all do bad things in their life at one point or another. In this case this great guy was forgiven and went on to lead a very productive life and do some really good things.  He had his redemption and deservedly was given another chance.  But later on in life he is in a position where he has to judge someone for alledgedly doing something very similar to what he had done.  And my question was "How do you do that knowing what you have done in the past"?  
And I'm not saying that everyone should be allowed to go around doing bad things and then simply be forgiven for them.  Because there are indeed many bad evil people in this world who never have any remorse for their actions....ever.
But I guess the bottom line is that we indeed all judge one another. 
I recently had someone tell me that my family likes to "bury our heads in the sand and keep things secret"....they chastised me saying that we don't talk about things and like to "pretend that everything is great"  And I don't really think it is "pretending" but instead is trying to be positive and to think about the good things or to think about the bad things that happened for a reason and led to good things.
So I talk about something that I had no idea was now a "secret".  I assumed that the example would have been talked about and not hidden and that lessons could be learned from it.  But nope I guess I'm just not up on these "secret" rules...I guess some of them you are supposed to talk about if they want you to but other ones we really are supposed to bury our heads in the sand...and act like they never happened.  I'm not sure why when it is a case where someone should be very proud of all that they have accomplished...but..nope we'll just erase that certain part of their lives so they can go on judging others and feel good about it I guess. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me but a lot of times I know that I don't make any sense either in all of my ramblings.
I have often heard that "Time heals all wounds".  But I really don't think so.  A lot of times the wounds just keep festering and sometimes they get so old that you realize it was a waste of time to try and heal them in the first place.
I have also quite often heard the saying "Choose your battles wisely".  and I have often not been wise in this topic.  People often forget that if others are doing something stupid that no matter how much talking or reasoning....nothing will be resolved unless you simply agree with everything the other person says.  Also it depends on the person and situation you are trying to reason with...for instance what if they have multiple personalities and you never know if you are dealing with "Mother Teresa, Psycho Kitty, or Judge Judy"?  The point is that sometimes the only thing you can do is agree to disagree....and to keep in mind that at the same time you think someone is judging you...that you yourself in turn are also judging them for judging it's like a never ending circle...a stretched out rubber band so to speak that will snap back every now and then but is still getting worn out each time it gets stretched wider.
The other night I was laughing at I think her name is Elsa on one of the "Houswife" series.  She said something like "I'm a really good friend and a bad enemy".  And she had that chica evil eye look like she was gonna bust out with some psychic bad bajango mojo curse or something.  Girl was downright serious!
And I very seldom make New Years Resolutions these days,...but I would have to admit that I think one of my biggest faults is that if I think someone is mad at me for no reason....then I darn sure do my best to give them a real good reason to be mad at me.  And what does that really accomplish? Not much.  Two wrongs do not make a right but at the end of the day sometimes it feels like it might :) Anyhoo...  Since the world decided not to end on 12-21-12.....and gee we haven't fallen off of the fiscal cliff just yet....
my New Years Resolution will be to stay as far away from other peoples' drama as I possibly can ... not to get caught up in it... and if something smells fishy to walk away before it really gets rotten.  
That is of course unless they are being a that's a different story...but enough of my ramblings for the day.
Hope ya'll have a great 2013 and many many more fab years to follow!