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.


 simple.


not contrived.


not fancy.


mixed with vintage.


French.


crafted modern.


crafted holiday bazaar.


* sweet *


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


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

OH!!!!
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!

[withLove]

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!

[withLove]

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!

[withLove]

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!


~ * ~ 

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 
yumminess!
thank you for your daily inspiration. 

[withLove]