Archive | January, 2011

Friday’s Smile

7 Jan

I’m still unpacking….so I am desperate to keep my chin up and soldier on.

Like many visual people, I can perk myself up in a heartbeat simply by looking at a beautiful image.

The following make me absolutely giddy!  Pansies are a favorite flower and if you are a follower of my blog you know I’m a lover of color, the brighter and bolder, the better.  Scares my husband!  Don’t worry Honey, this fabric has unfortunately been discontinued.

Enjoy! Wishing you a great weekend.



via AbsolutelyBeautifulThings Blog




via AbsolutelyBeautifulThings Blog



“Simple Changes or Complete Transformations” – design simply works.



Practice better manners in 2011.

5 Jan

While many are making New Years resolutions regarding weight loss, the start of an exercise regime, the end to a bad habit or the improvement of a skill…..I want to practice better manners.

Please don’t picture me spitting in the street, cutting in line or slurping my Earl Grey.  I think I have the basics down, although I am often too loud and perhaps say out-loud the things that others simply say to themselves.  Oops.

While reading this months “10 Things to do in January” , I was reminded of the time-honored practice of writing Thank-you notes.  There was a time when I did this after the receipt of every gift especially Birthday and Christmas (and yes, I did mail out a Thank-you for every single wedding gift).  Somewhere along the way, I feel I’ve slipped on this and on the sentiment of appreciation in general.

I’m going to work on this.  How about you?


Stampgirl45 via Etsy