Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tips For Christmas Cards

Tips for Christmas cards:


The purpose of this holiday season is to show an increase of love to those around you. Christmas cards are such a fun way to show your friends in farther places that you love them and want to send them a gift. A Christmas card can go a long way.


Each card that I send is full of purpose, love and friendship. You receive way more than a card from me in this season. Here’s an idea of what my friends might receive:


* Christmas family letter: An overview of my life in the last year and what I’m excited for the next year, along with some encouragement and love.

* Mini picture of Christ with my testimony of Him on the back.


* Fun picture of me, and possibly my dog. :)

* Hand written personal message

* A couple surprises, which I won’t say, for some of my friends might read this! ;)

* Excitement! <3


Here are some tips that can help you get those cards out every season:


* Buy your cards for next year when the season is over and they are 80% off. I buy about 100.

*Buy Stamps throughout the year

* Create your own pictures in a “Paint” app or something equivalent and print them off as a regular picture. You can also put more than one pic on one slip and have multiple pictures for the price of one. People actually enjoy tiny things. They'll like your tiny picture. ;) here's what I'm doing this year:

* Start getting them ready in October to send out December 1st. This gives friends a chance to also send you a card before Christmas and you stress-free!

80 ready so far :)

* Start collecting and organizing addresses in October

* Think of your purpose for your card and do what you can to portray that. Purpose ideas: Bless someone’s life? Make them feel special and loved? Friendship? So how can you get that message across to your Christmas card readers? 

Hand stamped:)


Benefits for doing these things:


*No stress in the holiday season

*You can actually enjoy people during the season

*Your budget is not “robbed” by tons of expenses during the season

*You can focus on the important things: Loving your friends and sharing your love for Christ

*You also receive Christmas cards in the mail

*When you do them early you have the time to truly express your love for your friends and family through your Christmas cards

*It's fun to be organized!


Hopefully this is helpful during your holiday season and your Christmas cards will be glorious. Have a blessed day. <3


Love Dreamer Di


Challenge: Send Christmas cards to your loved ones this year


Words: I’m happy

Monday, October 7, 2013

What Are My Dreams?

What are my dreams?


In a nutshell…


To share my life with the people I love, and that love me.

To share the ways God loves me, blesses me and brings me joy

To give openly of my talents. Free of shame, holding nothing back

To enrich life around me and enjoy what I do

To contribute love to the world


My hope is to radiate peace, joy, freedom, love and possibility.


I felt a little spark in my heart while typing that last sentence.


Maybe my jumpstart is closer than I thought.


Love Dreamer Di


Challenge: Have you looked at your dreams lately?


Word: Smile

Damaged Pieces

I’ve been thinking about what I can do to reconnect the damaged pieces in my mind. I’ve been debating making a goal, planning it, and giving it all I got. I’m not sure if it will create success or drain me?


I have to admit I am slightly scared to do it.


Man, I hate admitting that.


I need my mind more than ever. I feel the longer I wait,  opportunities pass by. I need my mind awake and functioning, now.


I’m hoping for a jumpstart, a bolt of energy to ignite the fire that once burned in my heart and soul.


I will search for that igniting jumpstart.


The cool part about this challenging time is I have never fully given up. There have been moments when just a strand of dream/hope held on, but the journey has continued.



Love Dreamer Di


Challenge: Do you know what jumpstarts your passion into action?


Word: Lemonade


A Tired Mind

I haven’t been able to force myself to think either. It has taken patience to wait on my mind to heal.


I have been debating setting a goal again. A goal slightly bigger than I think I can accomplish. I haven’t completely thrown in the towel. I have accomplished pretty cool things in this year and a half. I just had to label them as something other than a goal.


I feel sorry for my brain. I wish I could have prevented this from happening. But when I think about it, I am happy it happened now, instead of at the peak of my success.


I had to learn these hard lessons.


I love to work. Creation is my passion. But now I know that work, out of balance, will destroy more than it will create.


Love Dreamer Di


Challenge: Write a goal, plan it, make it doable, do it. 


Words: Baby Toe

(I first wrote spinal fluid, but then I thought how gross that was. Haha)


A Dying Soul

When your soul dies, joy is hard to find.  I believe it’s because you have disconnected from your true self. I found glimpses of myself throughout time, and receive a high for just a moment, but nothing like I felt before. Going for what I loved created joy and excitement like I have never experience. I want to feel that again.


Over the past year and a half I have realized that it wasn’t my dream that beat me up, it was my lack of skill and knowledge.


I had connected the pain to dreaming. When it wasn’t my dreams fault. My nervous breakdown and inability to mentally handle anything was because of my 18-20 hour workdays, my lack of eating, running from one thing to the next, and never taking a break.  My dream button had gone into overdrive. My priorities were far off the scale.


I finally had figured out that I could actually accomplish everything I wanted to, so I went for it all, at once. Rookie mistake.


Digging myself out of this hole has not been fun, but I pray to God that it is worth it.


Love Dreamer Di


Challenge: When was the last time you felt excited? Create an exciting moment ay? 


Words: Badger Bum



New Chapter

My name is Diana Flammer. In my teenage years I found myself lost in a whirlwind of depression, substance abuse, with a lack of direction. I realized one day that I didn’t know who I was, what I loved or what made me happy.


After a lot of self-searching I found myself doing what I loved. I went for everything I loved in full force.


The problem was, I lacked the skills necessary to make these goals successful. I ran faster than I had strength, which brought me to a nervous breakdown mid February 2012.


Unfortunately, I had a dream trip scheduled February 29th, to travel all over Europe and went, even though it probably was not the wisest decision.


Not only did the nervous breakdown hit me at a critical point, but the next two months solidified and exposed every area I had weakness and lacked skill. This rocked my world HARD.


I am not the same person I was before. I was so full of hope, faith and an abundance of enthusiasm. I have been searching for these treasures, I believe they are still in me somewhere.


Since this experience I have been scrambling for my mind to function. I’ve been able to take care of essentials, and have those bases covered, but when it came down to anything bigger than my daily takes, I wouldn’t touch it with a stick. I remember when I came back from my trip I said, “Forget learning Spanish, forget being an author, forget traveling the world, forget going into business and forget dreaming in general. If dreaming is this hard, I want nothing to do with it.” I shut the book of dreams I had opened in my mind. My soul died that day.


Love Dreamer Di


Challenge: Have you let your dreams die?


Word: Valentine