Sunday, May 10, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still around. Tomorrow I will heading over to Blocks, where I will be purchasing our new roses and other flowers for the garden. As far the collections go, everything is coming along great. Hopefully once the weather cools down some, I will be able to finish some other projects. Check back for more info and pictures.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
As I sit and reflect on the time now being 12:29 a.m. and the fact that on this very day at this very time, twenty three years ago, God was preparing me for my entrance into the world, I wonder? I ponder whether or not I knew what I wanted to be, or who I was at the time? Yeah that’s kind of silly. I know. But it’s the truth. As I sit here right now listening to the melodic vocals of Amel Larrieux, embracing the INI, I say to the Greater Sprit, Thank You.
We all have times in our life when we wonder why? And more times than not how? I myself have been guilty of this on more than 1 occasion. But at the end of all the pondering and wondering, I know why. Because just like everyone I have a purpose. The Great Spirit shows me that everyday. Even right now as I wonder what tomorrow will bring and if it means something greater? I know I will learn a lesson that will somehow, some way make me wiser. Fun or not.
I know tradition says not to share your wishes, but you know me. Tradition only rules a small portion of my life. My wish is for people to embrace and nurture one and other. Provide a helping hand, give someone else a word or two of encouragement. Call a friend and maybe a foe to say how are you. Simple kindness is what I wish for. Now keep in mind, I did not say be a door mat. But just be kind.
In a world were there is so much trouble, there is even more greatness. It’s within all of us. Just search for it. I stepped out of my comfort zone, away from the guilt of heavy weighted unhealthy responsibility, and went after my dreams. No I’m not making the big bucks, nor am I a star, but I am living my dream. When I look at my 96 year old Great Grand Dad, I hope that his longevity is passed on to me and that with Gods leadership and insight I can one day provide a wiser prospective to my own children and grands, and so on. You get the drift.
This past year I have connected with family members I never really new, learned more about the greatness I have always proclaimed to come from (I was right), and of course became wiser. As the elements line up and throw me off (we are all linked to earths energy, no weird stuff) I feel the woman inside of me, the woman God designed me to be, come out and show herself. It feels like just yesterday I was just a little girl with sausage curls, and here I am today a woman.
Thank you to every one who has added to this journey, and to those in the future I thank you in advance. I will continue to embrace who I truly am, my African, American Indian, and French European blood. I love who I am, and I thank the truly wiser spirit for giving me the gift of creativity, and warmth.
Off to get some much needed rest and then have organic two layer cake. Yes! Look for more pictures and new items.
Remember to always embrace who you are. If a history loving, cottage style loving little person like me can do it, so can you.
Happy Birthday April Babies!
- I have faith, even when I’m partially in doubt.
- I love people, although I am quite shy.
- My favorite pastime is reading.
- I love to Cook and Bake.
- Geraldine and Esperance Roses are my favorites.
- I love taking pictures.
- I think snow should fall year round in Michigan.
- I love open spaces and air.
- I see the beauty in things others do not.
- Pink is my favorite color.
- I’m a workaholic.
- I like silent movies.
- I love the Victorian era.
- I’m a history buff.
- I love watermelon lemonade.
- I love Model T pickups.
- My favorite singer is Amel Larrieux
- My favorite author is Beverly Jenkins
- I love classical music
- My favorite movie is Miss Potter
- I love vintage clothing.
- I collect Barbies.
- I’m a Romantic at heart.
- My first love is designing spaces.
- I can sing.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
I just can't let this blog go. Although the new Blog-tique (is that cute?) is ready, I still feel the need to post my journals here. It's comfortable you know. Any who, I have decided to keep posting here. What can I say? I signed up for my web design classes today. Yippie! To say I am excited in a understatement. Soon I will know the ends and outs of website designing, and so much more. I hope! Things are looking good though. New classes will be posted over at the store by the end of April. I cannot wait to start teaching again. There is something exciting about watching people learn something the first time. Every one's happy. Well, it's back to the drawing board good folks. I have a pile of applications awaiting me. Can you believe it's market season again? I'm just happy to be done working for Corporate America. Yes I am living my dream. On that note, I hope all of you are living your dream or striving towards it. For all dreams can be a reality with an abundance of faith, and a lot of hard work. Have beautiful week.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Recently I learned a favorite designer of mine was going through some major trouble with her company, and all I can say is that I felt bad for her. Really bad. As a designer and artist I know how tough it is to get your ideas out there and have people believe in you, so to loose all that in a matter of months cannot be fun. Hopefully Ms. Ashwell, the jump starter of Shabby Chic and all of its sister brands will pull through. To those who have left mean spirited comments on other media outlet websites, shame on you. In a day in age when so many are loosing so much no matter what race, gender, or financial class, you would think that more people would be careful about what they say. You never know, you could be next. So to Rachel Ashwell I say God Bless and move forward. You have a load of supporters rallying around you, and we believe in you.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Around here Miss Gracie is the hot commodity. So much so, she may be about to take a vacation. You see we don't believe in mass producing or putting out over a certain amount of our goods. We like exclusivity and so do our customers. But don't fret yet, Miss Gracie will be strutting her stuff a little while longer. Order yours before she takes a vacation.
Monday, March 9, 2009
So here's the deal. Ever since way back yonder I've dreamed of having one of these in pink. A Model T truck that is. Who would have ever thought that Mr. Fords first version of a pick-up would have me intrigued over 100 years later. Wow! This is old fashioned simplicity at its finest. Wouldn't this look perfect in the drive next to my cottage blue farmhouse. Oh yeah! Any who, I just thought I would share this interesting dream of mine. What's yours? There may be a prize waiting or the first person to share his or her dream.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Here is a cool photo taken by Moi on the way to Tecumseh. Of course I edited the photo, but the cool thing is I took this great shot using my iPhone. Sweet right? Take a look and imagine yourself enjoying some brisk winter weather. Snuggle up and stay warm!