Showing posts from January, 2014

Flowers, Love and Valentine Gift Ideas

Flowers | January 29, 2014
I am so glad that you stopped by today and I also have a confession. Valentines Day is one of my favorite Holidays! I have been enjoying reading poems, baking,  taking a few photos  and  doing a little investigating as to what gifts  are available for this  official season of love.  Now that it is all put together I am sharing it all with you! "  A Flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and a man cannot                                        live without love. "                                                                    ~ Max Muller~ Gift Idea Number 1 - Hearts Full Of Love Source Gift Idea Number 2 Gold and Glam Heart locket Source Gift Idea Number 3 For your very best friend Source      "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."        ~Robert Frost~              "Love is like  dew that falls both on nettles and lilies"                                                           ~Swedish Proverb~                              


Adding Shine With Metallics

Decorating | January 27, 2014
I am so glad that gone are the days when mixing vibrant gold and  cool silver were a  decorating taboo.  Marrying  metallics  provides an intriguing  contrast and  texture and they  can be easily incorporated  a little at a  time.  I think we may have known that, don't you? I have added a little shine to our family room mantle and kept it low cost as well.  I painted the  white window frame  which I  used for Thanksgiving gold.   I didn't even sand it down...and while I had the paint out the mason jars got a fresh coat too.   Don't you  think frames are just one of the  simplest ways to  incorporate gold into  a space and depending on the style of the  frame, they can add  some glorious glam. This is one of the spaces in which I incorporated a touch of gold.  I like the suggestion of gold  nestled with white. A little sparkle   during these Winter months is a real  mood booster  as  well.  Metallics are a fun way to add a little drama , and can easily be  done  with pa


Inspirational Thursday- Forgiveness

believe | January 23, 2014
I began blogging just over a year ago and my vision for my blog was  one word- Inspiration.   When you visited me I wanted you  to feel welcomed and cared for...  I always wanted you  to  feel inspired...   at the very least uplifted.   There are so many things which have the ability to    inspire us.  Music, Art, Writing, Photography... Oh the list is very long and it depends on who we are, where we are  and  well, there are just many, many variables.  Life is pretty much  like  that - subjective. However, we are all human beings in this mix of humanity- together. It is not by accident that we are, and it does not matter what your  Religious affiliation is- it's a fact we are here,  together-now amidst  the hurry scurry of life and the sometimes isolation of the  accelerated pace of our journey. And since we are, we might as well get along.  Let us remember to also  be  kind , because it is true we are all dealing with something and since we are kindred spirits in this beautiful 


From One Mom To Another

Family | January 15, 2014
Welcome to Inspirational Thursday where I share with you the  things  in life that are inspiring to me in way or another! This week  we are receiving some beautiful inspiration from my  youngest  daughter  who has tenderly written a Mom Post.  So whether you are  a young  Mom, a seasoned Mom or now a  grandmother, I feel  certain that  this reflective, honest and open  writing will resonate with you!   Grab a comfy chair, I  have to show you what Motherhood  looks like from our viewpoint. This is our silly, magical little group... our    precious  chaotic,   beautiful gift from God!  A perfect mix of p ure goodness  and  delight  that  has  been  entrusted  to us.  So,  please join us today on the journey of being MOM.                                                Source ~From One Mom To Another~   Rebecca Anne Wheeler From one mom to another mom, I want you to know that I know your job is hard. I know it’s demanding,  exhausting and  sometimes nerve wrenching. I also know it’s


Simple Decorating Ideas For Valentine's Day

Decorating | January 12, 2014
Valentine's Day is just fun, it is such an  easy Holiday.  A little mix of fun, whimsical, happy, silly and of course a time to celebrate those  we love.  We can decorate as little or as much with pinks, reds,  golds or whites or whatever we like.  I have made a few things to  share with you over the next week or  so.   They are just simple things  but really and truly it feels good to  have simple.   With a few simple steps it is so easy to create a Valentine Vignette. Last year we made this  Vintage Valentine Grapevine Wreath , if you  like grapevine you may want to take a little peek.  Amanda took it  home with her and incorporated it into her guest room decor. You all know I love this little secretary, and I so enjoy dressing her  up, but I must tell you after all  the decorating for Christmas I am  enjoying the beauty of simplicity.  In fact, some of my home seems a little bare, but very refreshing and good.   Step 1- Make or purchase a colorful wreath.  I did make this one  t