Friday, February 22, 2013



He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sun rise.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013


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Tsk, tsk Maxine--you're supposed to buy the chocolates, take them home, and then taste them and put them back
--all in an effort to annoy the heck out of your friends and family!
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.
~Henry Van Dyke~
Where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes~
It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
~Author Unknown~
Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart's tears can dry at their own pace.
~Vernon Baker~
Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room. 
~Harriet Beecher Stowe~
Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each other. It is the place of confidence. It is the place where we tear off that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness which the world forces us to wear in self-defense, and where we pour out the unreserved communications of full and confiding hearts. It is the spot where expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule.
~Frederick W. Robertson~
*Image is from pinterest

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


I came across an Alice in Wonderland tea party spread in a back issue (Summer, 2010, Volume 2, Issue 2) of a magazine called Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate, and it's so creatively inspiring, I decided to share a few pages from it.  The delightful pottery is by Mary Rose Young, and the fairy-tale-sized roses are by Flora Bunda.  You can find a printable template for the invitation here.
*The first photo in this post is from Mary Rose Young's website.
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Monday, February 11, 2013


Tonight I was sitting in my bedroom watching television, and I reached over to set my glass of water onto a coaster which is on a table next to my chair; however, I had to pull up short, because there sat a rose-red ladybug, smack-dab in the middle of said coaster.  I was a bit surprised to see her there, considering the time of year it is.  Sooo, I simply inquired of the why's of her whereabouts, and my lady luck was happy to fill me in.  I then took her into the hall, put her on a china plate, and took her portrait!

*By the by, I was "lucky" enough to find this little rose plate at a thrift shop for $1 this past summer ☺.

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Friday, February 8, 2013



"Who decided we only have five senses?  How did the messy complexity of the real world get distilled into taste, touch, sight, sound, and smell?  Our sensory perceptions are filtered by various nerves and receptors which nurture, educate, refine and hone the infinite variety of our chaotic, noisy sense impressions.  Yet by trying to classify and segregate our experience of the world in this way, it seems we are almost denying what a rich mix of stimulation our senses experience every day.

"For years I used to argue with one of my great we tried to agree on the precise moment when an orange becomes a red.  What became clear to both of us was that we were either using different words to describe the specific colours, or we both saw colour differently.  [My friend] would always end by asserting that if he was inside my head, seeing what I saw, and feeling what I felt, he would undoubtedly go mad very quickly.  I thought it illustrated a more elementary point: that for humans, our experience of senses is curiously un-uniform; that each of us actually provides a different filter for sensual experience."

~From the Introduction to, The Redstone Diary of the Senses, 2012, by Adam Lowe~
*Image reblogged
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Friday, February 1, 2013


"Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world."
~Maya Angelou~
*Photion reblogged
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Spiffy shooz just for you.
That's the order of the day!
Though not easy on the wallet, these Ugg Heirloom Lace Up Boots are quite fetching...
And, these XX21 Faux Suede Oxfords are a good value and have a personality all their own...
You know what they say: "Don't just talk the talk, you've also gotta' walk the walk."
Maybe these shooz will help you to do so ☺.
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