Friday, July 15, 2011

picture of the week...and answered prayers.

the Prowlers from Naval Air Station, 

Whidbey Island, Washington

flew home from Afghanistan this week...

and Paul came home to Erinn...

i watched this sweet couple fall in love 
during my visits with Chrislyn at 
Washington State University.
{Go Cougs!}
 Erinn is Chrislyn's sorority sister 
and a dear friend.

she and Paul are true examples of
brilliance in our world! 

"welcome home, Paul, and thank you
Erinn, for posting the photos on FB
so we could all wrap our hearts
around the two of you and thank God
for answered prayers!"

[with love]

Thursday, July 14, 2011

whats up? major MOM fix!

the past two weeks have been super wonderful, 
crazy and a little out of control!

 well, i guess that's life (mostly), 
but when it rains,
it pours here on 34th street!
 luckily the rain of late has come complete 
with rainbows and the occasional pot of gold we are blessed!

you know that i became a grandmother 15 days
ago! my heart is still floating...

Holland Grace's first trip to church, and her Baptism
day...she was a perfect little angel in God's
house. (of course, her Grandee knew she would be perfect!)

i was fortunate to spend nine days with
"Holland", Chrislyn and Jason as she transitioned
into her new home!


this is not Jay's car...but i could not resist
this photo. it sort of gets the point across...(with out the
dog of course...HA!)

while all this was happening, my son Jay moved
home for two weeks. he has a break before
starting his new job.  of course, he came home
with STUFF.  we have a flat screen TV in our
dining room and he has taken over
 Chrislyn's old room. Jay
was much more organized this time. it's not
like the piles that plopped home during the 
college years.

at his new job, he has a clothing allowance, so
yesterday, i took the morning off and
we drove up to Brooks Brothers 
at the Seattle Premium Outlets to purchase
a couple new suits.

when we finished here,  Jay went
to seek some new shoes and
i did a little window shopping.

i just love that Elie Tahari is still hot!
when i was in my career days, before the arrival
of C & J, i would save and buy his amazing suits!

still great after all these years, Elie!

my window shopping ended as i arrived
at Restoration Hardware! i always have
to go in! look what i found! yes, my
weakness for French bread was fulfilled
with these amazing pillow covers. i'll 
be stuffing them and plopping them inside and out...
{they are a movable feast for the eyes!}


Jay dropped me off at the
packing for Boise begins!

*** all the chaos, mr d and i are almost
finished with the wine bar! 

Jay's shoes are lined up to the right...
not far from the big screen TV...
the glass runneth over and that's 
a good thing!

Salute, dear friends!

[with love}

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

simply stated Wednesday!

" on the floor i am more at ease.
 i feel nearer, more a part of the painting
since this way i can walk around it,  
work from the four sides and 
literally be in the painting."

~ Jackson Pollock ~
[abstract expressionism]

[with words to paint by love]

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

pour some sugar...pamper yourself!

if you haven't tried this little beauty secret...
now is the time!

scoop 1 to 2 cups of brown sugar into a container

J & J is great!  i love the nostalgia that the fragrance brings,
however, there are generic brands that
can be more economical.

add 1/2 to 1 cup of baby oil 
~ mix well ~
add more sugar depending on the 
desired consistency

(you can also use olive oil or coconut oil. YUM!)

take the magic mix into the shower and 
apply it to your bod...focusing on the
parts that may possess a little cellulite!

exhilarating !!!

 to "kick it up a notch" (love ya Em!)
add a drop of vitamin E and
a tablespoon of coffee grounds!
(the caffeine adds a little more magic!)

smoothing !!!

ahhhh!!!  you are at the spa in Palm Springs!

i have been making the 1 cup can 
be good for 2 to 3 applications.  i place it in a 
little square Rubbermaid container because i
am a stickler about having breakables in the bath!

one more thing! when finished, rinse and wipe
 the shower floor to avoid slipping!
have a SWEET Tuesday!

[with "pour some sugar on me" love]

Monday, July 11, 2011

back home again, mind setting, and off to the office!

good Monday to all of you!

i needed a little boost of inspiration...

this sweet little Tiffany & Co ad

 popped up on Pinterest...


~ T H E R E   A R E   T I M E S ~

you share your heart's voice...

there are times... you need to SWAY!


Holland Grace brought back my sway!

[with play the music low and sway to the rhythm of  love]
(plain white T's}

Sunday, July 10, 2011



i shine for you. only you.

i am pearl.


today you are Christened

~ Holland Grace ~

our gift to you, is your

first glassybaby, to 

commemorate your arrival

in the month of June!

{visit glassybaby here}

*grandee & grandpa*
[with blessed love]