cordial

flickr image- hawayoungjoung
Did you know that the word “cordial” can conjure up images of “warm and friendly” or perhaps an invigorating “liqueur.”  Tonight I shall gather with girlfriends for a “cordial” or an “aperitif.” We will meet to chat about a book and also to be “cordial” with one another.   There is something about making time for girlfriends.
So, what about a “cordial welcome” and a heartwarming outing with friends.  Did I mention, we do have a designated driver!

cordial

flickr image- hawayoungjoung
Did you know that the word “cordial” can conjure up images of “warm and friendly” or perhaps an invigorating “liqueur.”  Tonight I shall gather with girlfriends for a “cordial” or an “aperitif.” We will meet to chat about a book and also to be “cordial” with one another.   There is something about making time for girlfriends.
So, what about a “cordial welcome” and a heartwarming outing with friends.  Did I mention, we do have a designated driver!

make new friends


Emerson Tray from number 411
Have you ever thought of your friends as “ornaments” …or… “characters”

Helen Keller – Quote on a tray from here.
to create the story of your life.
Well think again.
I do think friends make our life sparkle like ornaments and provide for stories full of plots and twists and turns.
I am thankful for each of my friends.
I may not show it often enough.
“A friend in need is a friend indeed.”
“Make new friends”
This week I encourage each of you to help a friend in need or make a new friend!
I dedicate this week to old and new friends!
Thanks to this new friend “moderne mama” for a fab lunch with a bevy of lovely bloggers!
(Chic trays can be found an purchased here!)

make new friends


Emerson Tray from number 411
Have you ever thought of your friends as “ornaments” …or… “characters”

Helen Keller – Quote on a tray from here.
to create the story of your life.
Well think again.
I do think friends make our life sparkle like ornaments and provide for stories full of plots and twists and turns.
I am thankful for each of my friends.
I may not show it often enough.
“A friend in need is a friend indeed.”
“Make new friends”
This week I encourage each of you to help a friend in need or make a new friend!
I dedicate this week to old and new friends!
Thanks to this new friend “moderne mama” for a fab lunch with a bevy of lovely bloggers!
(Chic trays can be found an purchased here!)

Sprinkles on Sunday

Imagine a mobile van delivering haute-cupcakes to your door or driving to a local park like the ice cream truck.   I bet I would be first on line to sample a “Sprinkles” cupcake.Have you been to “Sprinkles” – a business that creates wonderful cupcakes and delivers them!  Sprinkles anyone?  I just love that they are so committed to being created artfully!

sugar-baby

sugar-baby – photography of meg duerksen
Will you look at this little sugar snap, the amazing photography of this gal Meg over here.

Whatever she snaps, or makes seems to make my life as well as countless others a bit more sugar-coated.
whatever…the shop, linked to whatever…the blog”
There are certain things in life that surely bring out the kid in me, as well as fond memories of making things and riding my bike to the store for licorice or a bar of chocolate (days before helmets and other unfathomable dangers!)  

the sweet stitched flower power shirt – worn by my daughter!
I learned to sew at a young age and loved it so much.  Meg makes thing too.  She made this fun flower shirt from (whatever “the shop”) which I ordered for my daughter and she is constantly asking, “Where is that shirt” as she loves it so much.  I know that once the kids are back to school, Meg will be filling up her shop again and I will be like a kid in a candy store, looking for more sugar babies and sweetness.  

 Have a sweet weekend.  We are off to the beach!

sugar-baby

sugar-baby – photography of meg duerksen
Will you look at this little sugar snap, the amazing photography of this gal Meg over here.

Whatever she snaps, or makes seems to make my life as well as countless others a bit more sugar-coated.
whatever…the shop, linked to whatever…the blog”
There are certain things in life that surely bring out the kid in me, as well as fond memories of making things and riding my bike to the store for licorice or a bar of chocolate (days before helmets and other unfathomable dangers!)  

the sweet stitched flower power shirt – worn by my daughter!
I learned to sew at a young age and loved it so much.  Meg makes thing too.  She made this fun flower shirt from (whatever “the shop”) which I ordered for my daughter and she is constantly asking, “Where is that shirt” as she loves it so much.  I know that once the kids are back to school, Meg will be filling up her shop again and I will be like a kid in a candy store, looking for more sugar babies and sweetness.  

 Have a sweet weekend.  We are off to the beach!

punch-drunk love

I am in love.  The swagger of that drape.  The way that tassel hangs and holds that swath. The smile of that table, in the legs.  The pear shape of that light.  Then there is that shiny punch bowl.  I am punch-drunk in love with this little corner.  The abstract art.  I like a bit of mystery and I want to know more (about this room) The wallpaper adds just the right amount of texture and pattern.

Ladle me this room.  I can just taste it.  Smooth, a little sweet and a hint of lime.

punch-drunk love

I am in love.  The swagger of that drape.  The way that tassel hangs and holds that swath. The smile of that table, in the legs.  The pear shape of that light.  Then there is that shiny punch bowl.  I am punch-drunk in love with this little corner.  The abstract art.  I like a bit of mystery and I want to know more (about this room) The wallpaper adds just the right amount of texture and pattern.

Ladle me this room.  I can just taste it.  Smooth, a little sweet and a hint of lime.

the thick of it

Last week, while taking the dog on a walk, I happened upon these glorious thistles.
I truly cannot imagine designing something so positively perfect!
Just look at this thistle, reminds me of fireworks and a pathetic creature, near and dear to my heart…..

Eeyore loved thistles. This is one of my favorite sketches from Winnie-the-Pooh. I love the way Pooh remained so positive and sunny whilst Eeyore just could not be bothered. I think these tasty thistles would keep Eeyore going. Are you Pooh or Eeyore?

How do you remain sunny-side up in the thick of life!
(I added this book, “The Tao of Pooh” after a comment told me about this book!)