Tuesday, August 25, 2009



When I read the challenge for this week’s theme at Three Muses the first thing I thought about was something that an elderly woman who I worked for said to me when talking about her first marriage.
She came from wealth, had a princess childhood, went to one of the best colleges and traveled the world.
I remember when I first met her I was impressed by her life and a bit envies of this person who was
more than 40 years my senior. However, as I spent more time with her I realized that there was an emptiness inside of her that left a bitterness that she would take to her grave.
She told me how her first marriage was expected of her and not one of love.
How within the first week of her new life she went from hope and joy to the lowest point in her life.
She said, "It all was in his hands " she also told me how she would watch the hands on the clock
as they approached six PM. If the hands on the clock got pass that point she would be relieved because she knew her husband would not be home that night and opt to stay in the city.

I remember going home that day very thankful for I went home to loving hands….


wedding picture from

Carolanne's boutique

Friday, August 21, 2009

a few things to note......



a wonderful give-away

Have a wonderful weekend....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly!

This weeks Three Muses Challenge is wings on things...

And as the seasons come and go, here's something you might like to know. There are fairies everywhere: under bushes, in the air, playing games just like you play, singing through their busy day. So listen, touch, and look around - in the air and on the ground. And if you watch all nature's things, you might just see a fairy's wing. ~Author Unknown


My picture of my fairy doll/

Other elements used are from

Cottage Arts

Monday, August 10, 2009

What's your Style Quiz

When it comes to style ...
I like so many things, trust me it goes beyond
I like beach, shabby, French, old world, arts and crafts, deco and ……….!!!
I wish I had the energy and funds to move every two years I could decorate, and move on to the next project.
Fulfill my hearts desire...
That is really a joke because I have been in my home over 20 years now.
I love my New England saltbox house that
my dear hubby built for me when my heart was broken more than any heart should be.
Nevertheless, we are now talking about down sizing in the next few years because we will be part of
the empty nest crowd…We just have a few years left with kids in college and then some of that $$$$$ that we spend on our kids can stay right here in my pocket.

Take note as of yesterday we have been parenting 38 years.
Our oldest and first child Willow Heather was 38 yesterday.
her name means freedom flower…
She was named by me, her hippy mom.
She was an only child for 15 years, in her sophomore year of high school we adopted
our Allie aka Alexandria Hee Jung, named by us, her almost yuppie parents and her name means helper of humanity /shining pure. … Two years later when Willow was a senior a miracle took place and
her brother Nathan Colin was born. His name means gift child.
I have never mentioned this on my blog before; I know I have talked about college age kids and grandchildren's birthday parties.
But never told the story of my family and the large gap between my kids.
Well anyway, back to moving on…..

My hubby wants to move south, he hates the cold…
I want to move to Nova Scotia…the Bay of Fundy sounds so romantic to me…plus Nova Scotia has tons of old cottage type houses.

Our discussions goes something like this:
HIM…..what am I going to do in Nova Scotia…?
ME…. What am I going to do in air condition…?
However, we both agree it needs to be smaller with a smaller yard…

HIM ….I enjoy cooking and would love a gourmet kitchen.
ME…. I want a house that takes no more then 20 minute to vacuum and a kitchen is not required….

HIM…. I will do the cooking….
ME…..no deal because when I cook I clean up and when you cook I still clean up…

Actually, he does do a lot of the cooking lately….
He is a BBQ man and follows recipes…
I don’t think I looked at a recipe in years, if I cannot remember how to make it,

it doesn't get made ….

One of things I have been doing is putting together a cottage/bungalow file of colors and styles that I would like for my empty nest home…
It helps me to be exited about the next step in our life.

picture from BH&G

Bedroom inspired by my collection of vintage jewelry and
art board from the book French-inspired Jewelry by Kaari Meng.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Don't Miss this

Give Away

Remember these pretty felt flowers I told you about...

well you could win one of Princess Lasertron felt
wedding bouquet kits....

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Circle with the Muses....

I want to thank everyone for the comments on my last post.
It really means a lot to me to have such wonderful blog friends who are so encouraging.
This weeks Three Muses Challenge is Art In the Round....


Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. ~Denis Waitely


credits: Carolanne's boutique

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