Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February's pink post!

last October, i started a monthly pink post feature.
~ just checking, because i love you! ~
most of you know that i am a breast cancer survivor.
it was detected EARLY. that's what it's all about.

at the same time i began a Pinterest board called 
Pink Ribbon! before BC, i really wasn't into PINK!
i must admit, i have since become accustomed to it!

i will continue to post my subtle reminder once a month, with
an occasional explanation now and then for the new visitors to 34th street!

so without further ado, i'm...

...just checking, because


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

a little touch of tangerine tango, on eating cake for breakfast and a surprise!

are you ready to tango

Kate Spade Spring 2012

we have a proclamation in our house! 
it's perfectly fine to eat cake for breakfast
on your birthday! 


i told you that i have one more little giftie for February!

(sort of like the bag that the goodies come in at the award shows!)
New York  Los Angeles ... and yes, Seattle!

now, i'm going to let you down a bit. i did not go. a girl that needs new
carpeting and a new deck has to place a real Kate bag on hold.
there was lot's of promo going on at Nordy's... and
 it's not often that Seattle is on the marquee with NY and LA, so when i
saw the bag...i thought it might make a fun gift to send to one of you
 via the Emerald City!

it would make a great lunch or market bag!

Kate's name IS on the bag! it's a bit difficult to see in the's on the black diagonal bar.

if you would like a chance to win it, just leave a little comment!

i'll announce the winner next Monday!

how's that for a boring Tuesday?


Monday, February 27, 2012

practical Eiffel...the winner!



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lovely things
oh, how i love to visit Annie!
Annie, please email your address!

have a wonderful week!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

i'm not just stringing you along...

this is the very first image of  string that i saved on my laptop.

it was over a year ago.
(way before i knew about Pinterest.) 

i also printed the image and pinned  it onto one of my real dream boards.
i have to apologize,
as the photo did not possess a watermark, i cannot identify where it
came from. if you know, please leave a comment.

this morning, i visited Pinterest and typed s-t-r-i-n-g.
 i hope you enjoy the found  images as much as i!

it's quite obvious that i am not the only one

 to kindly behold this practical fiber.

 i found it brushed it with soft sepia love.

~squirrel wrapped!~
(i deliberated about this photo message...i think Ivy has a sense of humor.)
(hey! we're friends!)

it's a natural story.


not contrived.

not fancy.

mixed with vintage.


crafted modern.

crafted holiday bazaar.

* sweet *

at the potting bench, it's ready to wrap...

...a pretty Spring bouquet for you and me!

yesterday there was a "notice" in our mailbox!
the Eiffel scissors are at the post office! i'm going there today!
if you haven't placed your name in the hat...
you can do so by visiting here!

i will announce the winner on MONDAY!

have a wonderful (weather~safe) weekend!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

hugs from here to Cleveland, Ohio...

so honored to know you, Ed. you and Mary raised a beautiful
daughter. she is one of my most cherished friends!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

almond scented white cake!

my  yummiest birthday cake to date!
Chrislyn found the recipe ~ here ~.

if you wish to pin it?

that's it for birthday talk! 

c'est mardi gras!


Monday, February 20, 2012

i forgot my camera!

i cannot believe that i forgot my camera!
i transferred all of it's contents onto my laptop, so i would have plenty 
of space. Chrislyn took some photographs. she will be sending them to me soon. 

in the meantime, with camera in hand,

i could not wait to start sharing this with you!

J'adore 60 was held at Jason, Chrislyn and  Holland's home!

Chrislyn made all of the decorations. they were are wonderful! i brought it all home.
 yesterday, i  displayed some of her French paper charm in our dining room.
 i will never let go of this...
soon i will move it upstairs, into my studio, above my dream boards.

 she used her Cricut, her hands, and her creativity. what a perfect combo!

at the soiree', the banner hung beneath the mantel, on their fireplace. 
it now decorates on our planked wall!

the little hole punch detail...added a modern touch! 

i am embracing this, however, i assure you that i do not feel six zero!

she made this little garland with my avatar and Eiffel. she stitched it together on her
sewing machine. it has a fragile quality. i adore it! i hung it on the chandie!

there is so much more to share. i have the most wonderful family and friends. 
i was embraced with gracious hearts and laughter! Mr D poured wine and was a 
wonderful host. i will be back to tell you about the food and share the recipe for
my best tasting birthday cake to date. Chrislyn found a recipe that married two 
of my favorite flavors...

this recent "pin" is a perfect fit for the end of this post!

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i took captcha off of my comments for the time being. Google added 
more words to decipher which made it difficult for me to leave comments 
this weekend. some of you have emailed me about your difficulty when trying to
 comment. i don't want you to be discouraged about leaving comments.
 i love your comments!

you are brilliant with your displays of beauty and 
thank you for your daily inspiration.