Friday, July 24, 2015

f r e n c h b r e a d o n f r i d a y !

l e s b i j o u x L o v e l i e s !

i think i may touched upon it before . . .

 . . . this little history of me.

yesterday, Chrislyn asked my opinion about some new

earrings she purchased at the Nordstrom Half Yearly.

she looked beautiful in her new Kate Spade glitter studs!

they made her blue eyes pop and shine!

( just what a perfect piece of fashion jewelry bijoux de mode is expected to do.)

i immediately placed the studs with a crisp white shirt, true blue jeans, barefoot with pearl toes.

( off to pleasure. day dream. that's where a piece of fashion is supposed to take you.)


an old passion of mine . . .

 . . . a career before bringing my babies to this world!
( fashion jewelry buyer for Frederick & Nelson / Marshall Field & Co )


it's past passions that have shaped me.


it is so lovely and welcome when past passions resurface.

. . . so very welcome to my whole self.

this morning, i woke to . . .

{ Tamera's post on "accessory display"}

the icing on my ( i'm currently avoiding sugar) cake!

every girl needs her own bar accessoire!

l a  b i j o u t e r i e!

b i j o u s !

b i s o u s!

 jewels . . .  kisses . . .

is it a coincidence the words are so close, en français?


Friday, July 17, 2015

F r e n c h b r e a d o n F r i d a y !

b o n j o u r L o v e l i e s !

"the moment i wake up . . .

. . . before i put on my make up . . . "

"ce que le monde a besoin maintenant est amour doux amour."
{ "what the world needs now is love sweet love."}


some days this world gets heavy on our hearts.

thank God for putting "Burt & Dionne" songs in my head this morning and for

leading me to the pretty French bread image above that set me off to google 

 . . . where i found precious and sweet amour de chiot.
{puppy love.}
 omgoodness! their petite collars!

perhaps this perfect little pair for a romantic French inspired picnic basket?


the finish!

" . . . i say a little prayer for you!"
{je récite une petite prière pour toi!}

         feu d'artifice 14 juillet Paris 2015 !

{ stay for the fireworks . . . they are pretty fantastic!}

happy fbof!


Sunday, July 12, 2015

d o n ' t f o r g e t t o w r i t e i t d o w n . . .

h e l l o L o v e l i e s !

 petite Holland.
( fours years old )

 she fell out of bed!

"Holland, why did you scoot under the bed?"

:: ici ::

"i was just trying to hide in my perfect dream."

:: ici ::

her words . . . her perfect little voice . . . a forecast for the week that was.

still in my mind, now written to share . . . 

*  *  *

Mr D and myself, sipping coffee and watching the Sunday morning news shows.

getting back into the routine, but always focused on the next hello!

 *  *  * 

touchdown Boise!

safe at home!

. . . a n d   t h e r e 's  t h e   p h o n e !


Sunday, July 5, 2015

j u s t O n e p i c !

o h L o v l i e s !

this day brings back a very special time in my life.

i haven't told you that i coached girls soccer for five years. 

* * *

we signed Chrislyn up for soccer when she was in kindergarten.

after that season, they were without a coach. the president of the 

league approached me to coach. 


the only time i had touched a soccer ball was to practice passing and

trapping to Chrislyn.  the pres. said "you can do it, Lynne!"  the pressure

was on.  no one else stepped up.  we were a few weeks from soccer season.

i said, "yes".

i approached two other moms.
( may God bless Dale and Marlene.)

we took the team name from Shetland Ponies to "TRAPPER KEEPERS".

( it was eventually shortened to  "KEEPERS". )

we read books.

we watched "videos".

we spent HOURS on the phone, strategizing games, before and after. 

we approached the best high school coaches in the city to hold Saturday clinics.  

five years later we won the Tacoma Pierce County Junior Soccer League Championship. 

* * * 

our very first drill was to "dance on the ball".

it was a fun way to get acquainted with the sport.

six and seven year old girls love to dance.  

we danced our way to HOME LEAGUE GOLD, and danced

to "We Are The Champions" in our living room here on 34.

i dedicate this post to "THE KEEPERS". 

they will always be "select" in my heart!

G O  T E A M   U S A !  

B R I N G   H O M E   T H E   C U P !