circle of friends

A circle of friends.
The power is in the circle.
I spotted this book several years ago and wondered if there really is some sort of vital sign in circles.  Has anyone ever seen “crop circles.”  I find them full of intrigue from a design perspective.
Suzani ottoman, posted by Bryn
The circle is often used in design and this Suzani design is a wonderful example.
“Circle Unbroken” book by Margot Theis Raven
I imagine that many circles of friends were started as a way to teach others as well as a time to socialize.  I think of many circles, sewing circles, reading circles, knitting circles, fitness circles or art circles.  

Do you have a circle of friends that provide a smile, a laugh and hope to your life.
I highly suggest gathering a circle to those of you that may be in between jobs or in the thick of parenthood, or in any field that may be isolating.
The support of a circle of friends adds sunshine to my life and I hope this post leaves you with a thought to ponder or to circle about.

circle of friends

A circle of friends.
The power is in the circle.
I spotted this book several years ago and wondered if there really is some sort of vital sign in circles.  Has anyone ever seen “crop circles.”  I find them full of intrigue from a design perspective.
Suzani ottoman, posted by Bryn
The circle is often used in design and this Suzani design is a wonderful example.
“Circle Unbroken” book by Margot Theis Raven
I imagine that many circles of friends were started as a way to teach others as well as a time to socialize.  I think of many circles, sewing circles, reading circles, knitting circles, fitness circles or art circles.  

Do you have a circle of friends that provide a smile, a laugh and hope to your life.
I highly suggest gathering a circle to those of you that may be in between jobs or in the thick of parenthood, or in any field that may be isolating.
The support of a circle of friends adds sunshine to my life and I hope this post leaves you with a thought to ponder or to circle about.

faithful companions

“Ollie”
There are friends, and then there are four legged friends….need I say more.
“Bear”
Nothing like coming home to some unconditional love.
“Bailey”
Big sweet eyes, looking for contact!
Ben” on the left just left for doggy heaven today….the owner told me.
In good company.

“Edward”
Having a good hair day!
“Monty”
Smile for the camera!

“Winston”
Fresh from the groomer.
Scotty”
Faithful companions are nice friends to come home to.

faithful companions

“Ollie”
There are friends, and then there are four legged friends….need I say more.
“Bear”
Nothing like coming home to some unconditional love.
“Bailey”
Big sweet eyes, looking for contact!
Ben” on the left just left for doggy heaven today….the owner told me.
In good company.

“Edward”
Having a good hair day!
“Monty”
Smile for the camera!

“Winston”
Fresh from the groomer.
Scotty”
Faithful companions are nice friends to come home to.

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!