Saturday, February 27, 2010

Have Tea Will Travel

Went to coffee bean with my hubby today.  He loves me, he knows I like my hot tea when it is cold and he bought this nifty ceramic Coffee Bean travel mug...I am loved!

I think I am going to go make myself some yummy Arbonne Figure 8 tea, curl up next to my hunk of manliness and watch some Lost!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Warm Fuzzies

The following give me warm fuzzies:

My husband
My kitties
Hot Tea
The one person who reads my blog  (you know who you are!)
A rogue wind that carresses my face
A song my husband says reminds him of me
A good movie
Secret places
A great thrift store find
a smile from a stranger
Comments from friends that remind me I am loved
and just about anything that is little and cute


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How Do I Love Thee?

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

I love thee to the level of every day's

Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.

I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;

I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love with a passion put to use

In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.
♥Elizabeth Barrett Browning♥

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cute as a Button ♥

Found these online today.  These Felt and Button Bouquets are darling! 

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010


My friend Angel loves me. She puts up with my ideas of spontaneous fun. Last time we hung out, I made her be my model so I could work on my photography, she's a good sport. Here are my favorites of my beautiful friend Angel ♥

Reading List.

I'm working on a reading list, this is just the beginning and off the top of my head:

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (I've read seven of his plays)

Jane Austen's


Northanger Abbey

Mansfield Park


Charlotte Bronte's

The Professor



Silas Marner--George Eliot

Madame Bovary--Gustave Flaubert

War and Peace--Tolstoy

Crim ande Punishment--Dostoevsky

The Picture of Dorian Gray--Oscar Wilde

More of Henry James'

There are so many more!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I have been so inspired as of late, it is as if the Lord is orchestrating my life even more, and I feel a new season approaching. He seems to bring me through periods of isolation, then leading new friends into my life and blessing the heck outta me. While I am thankful for the constant friends I have, I am thankful for the new ones, knowing that He has a special purpose for them.
Anyway, I am glad to be blogging, I need to improve on my writing and reach for a few of my goals, but for now, I have a date with a book, with this lady on the cover:

"Oh, I hoped there would be a lord, it's just like a novel!"
-The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Geeky Cool

I think Charlie Brown and I are linked.
I'm not sure what it is, but I have some mad love for this kid. Lately my life and those in it have become a Peanuts metaphor. I am Sally and I love Linus. Although, MY Linus looks like Pigpen when he gets home from work, but that's ok.
I am always drawn to simple stories that are rooted deep in human emotion, I think Charlie Brown takes me there. One of my many aspirations is to write children's books one day (you know, alongside with my couple of ideas for great classic modern novels, making my little Arbonne side business boom and becoming a famous stage actress). I even have an illustator for when I do (which reminds me I should make sure he's still in).
I have so many desires, so many dreams, and while I feel time has passed me by so quickly and life has beaten me up a little, I still dream. Some people look at dreamers and scoff, but my dreams, in a way, define who I am and who God has made me.
So, I happily escape reality for a little while to dream of visiting Europe one day, walking along an English countryside imagining walking with Elizabeth Bennet to the Bingley's rented mansion. Visting the place where Shakespeare was born and grew up, the place that shaped the mind of a literary genius. I dream of putting my own pen to paper and touching the hearts of people I've never met. I dream of creating my own Charlie Brown, to be the subject of someone else's blog someday. I think Charlie would be proud♥

Monday, February 1, 2010

Although I love how creative and imaginative I can be at times it frustrates me. I have SO many thoughts whirring around in my head. My brain is like one of those machines you ca stand it and wildly grabd for the cash that's floating around you. I can't seem to find an outlet, be it art, writing, photography I can never reproduce my thoughts exaclty as they exist in the realm of my mind, and that frustrates me. Aside from all things artistic, I have so many emotions that are the same. I find myself trying to figure life out, my place in it, my loves, beliefs, faith, etc....and I get kind of lost.
I feel like a confident woman on the outside, taking care of the daily things, dinner, dishes, laundry, but on the inside I think I am still that teenage girl caught between adulthood and childhood, trying to find my place in life. And, in an attempt to iron out all my issues I am going to try to blog one really reads my blog, but I have decided blogging is more for me than for anyone randomly finding me in cyberspace.
Here's to blogging for yourself...oh, and cupcakes!