White Jeans

Model Gisele sporting white denim jeans for Summer
Nothing says Summer better than a pair of white denim jeans.  Gisele is sporting white denim and looks terrific.   Are you a fan of white jeans during the summer?  A model friend of mine says there is nothing better than a fresh pair of white jeans to “mess-up!” 
What brand of white jeans do you love for summer or all year?

White Jeans

Model Gisele sporting white denim jeans for Summer
Nothing says Summer better than a pair of white denim jeans.  Gisele is sporting white denim and looks terrific.   Are you a fan of white jeans during the summer?  A model friend of mine says there is nothing better than a fresh pair of white jeans to “mess-up!” 
What brand of white jeans do you love for summer or all year?

slow down

early morning slow down, reading with a friend
When was the last time you actually slowed down, long enough to sink into your sofa with a good book and a dog. I was whirling about the other day, and captured this lovely site, my little girl reading with our faithful companion, Bentley. I could not even get upset that he was on the “good” couch. I mean how is a dog supposed to know which one is good from bad? The light was streaming in, and all was right in my world.

So, tell me, how do you slow yourself down and give yourself permission to slack, to be a loaf, a slug, a sloth and just slow it all down. I am giving myself permission to hurry up and slow down.  Today is the last day of school (yes in the North East school ends the end of June) and it is time to embrace summer and slow down.

slow down

early morning slow down, reading with a friend
When was the last time you actually slowed down, long enough to sink into your sofa with a good book and a dog. I was whirling about the other day, and captured this lovely site, my little girl reading with our faithful companion, Bentley. I could not even get upset that he was on the “good” couch. I mean how is a dog supposed to know which one is good from bad? The light was streaming in, and all was right in my world.

So, tell me, how do you slow yourself down and give yourself permission to slack, to be a loaf, a slug, a sloth and just slow it all down. I am giving myself permission to hurry up and slow down.  Today is the last day of school (yes in the North East school ends the end of June) and it is time to embrace summer and slow down.

secret recipe

Do you have a secret recipe or a particular penchant for creating, baking or making?
I designed these cards for a dear friend who loves to bake treats, not only for humans but for canines as well!  I thought that they would make a nice tag for a treat with space to write the on the back.
With the help of Heather over at Real Card Studio, she kindly printed these for me.  She keeps a fun blog too.  These were a birthday gift for my friend.  Inspiration can be the key ingredient for establishing an idea or a home based business.  What is your secret for inspiring others to create?

stormy weather

The power of a storm can test one’s faith. Just look at these ominous clouds.
Is this a test of trust and faith.
“No storm can shake my inmost calm”

Brackish Hudson River, a lovely sailboat confident that he is heading in the right direction.
My Father told me trust is so important, it stems from being honest and genuine.
Staying the course is good advice.
His Mother taught him that in order to have faith, you had to have trust. Trust comes from seeking the good and the pure.

stormy weather

The power of a storm can test one’s faith. Just look at these ominous clouds.
Is this a test of trust and faith.
“No storm can shake my inmost calm”

Brackish Hudson River, a lovely sailboat confident that he is heading in the right direction.
My Father told me trust is so important, it stems from being honest and genuine.
Staying the course is good advice.
His Mother taught him that in order to have faith, you had to have trust. Trust comes from seeking the good and the pure.

In tandem

This lovely home belongs to a wonderfully positive gal over here.
Whenever I find my faith lagging, I head over there and she always seems to have something good, and fun to share. Side-by-side, I was drawn to illustrate this home, all I can say, that a higher power jumped right in, “in tandem” you could say!
Every so often, I feel inspired and it just takes over and leads me to a calm spot, one of strength and genuine energy.
(Thank-you Deidra for all your kind comments and positive reinforcement on my blog!)

Who do you find yourself working in tandem with?

laced into


A family heirloom lace, tatted by my Grandmother.
I think I might frame my lace – something like this.

Having read “The Lace Reader” and opening up a box of heirloom lace items given to me by my Mother -I would love to have the ability to read the lace and see what secrets would be revealed.  I also wonder what it must be like to know how to make lace let alone read lace. 

Funny, on my wedding day we had gone to visit my Grandmother (in the hospital, in my wedding dress) and she only had eyes for my brother – It was as though she “paid no never mind” to me but when I spoke to my Mother from our honeymoon, she told me that Grandma thought my dress could have had some lace.  I always loved the clean minimal look and felt to “gussied” up in lace, but now I am thinking that I could be laced into some lace.  How about you?  Are you seeing the secret of lace?  What do you think of lace?

laced into


A family heirloom lace, tatted by my Grandmother.
I think I might frame my lace – something like this.

Having read “The Lace Reader” and opening up a box of heirloom lace items given to me by my Mother -I would love to have the ability to read the lace and see what secrets would be revealed.  I also wonder what it must be like to know how to make lace let alone read lace. 

Funny, on my wedding day we had gone to visit my Grandmother (in the hospital, in my wedding dress) and she only had eyes for my brother – It was as though she “paid no never mind” to me but when I spoke to my Mother from our honeymoon, she told me that Grandma thought my dress could have had some lace.  I always loved the clean minimal look and felt to “gussied” up in lace, but now I am thinking that I could be laced into some lace.  How about you?  Are you seeing the secret of lace?  What do you think of lace?