Saturday, February 28, 2015

g o o d b y e F e b r u a r y . . .


hello lovelies!


{ inspired by: friendships 24 /7 }





as most of you know, the month of February brought some unplanned stress.

. . . my Mr D . . . so very ill with his less than perfect perforated appendix.


with

that 

     said . . .



:: oh, i love this image that i found . . . here!



. . . you were here for me!


open 24 / 7 to motivate, share and cheer.



a pretty image . . .

well chosen words at the "right time". . .

here . . . when i woke in the middle of the night, worried about my sweetheart.






. . . so  grateful for the love and support of family and friends.

. . . so blessed by the answered prayers of  f e b r u a r y.

withLove!


Friday, February 27, 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 !

{ inspired by down to earth friends: farm to fibre }




une pomme de terre . . .




. . . un pinceau et de la peinture!




choisissez vos toile!



  et aller!


délicieux!
( dee-lish-you!)

withLove!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

j u s t o n e p i c . . .




h e l l o   l o v e l i e s !

{ imagine . . . write it down and share! }




i had to share this!

(. . . an image that inspired me this morning.)

i can't think of a better way to focus towards Spring 2015.

make a world full of Matisse inspired postcards!

i am feeling a project for our "chandy" coming on!

oh! . . . or . . . maybe painted drop cloth pillow covers.

***

guess what?

Mr D went back to work today.

( light duty.)

( 10 days earlier than planned!)

may God bless doctor Carolina!

happy hump day!

withLove!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

c a l l i n g a n a u d i b l e !


g o o d   w e e k,  d e a r e s t   l o v e l i e s !

{your friendship and consideration motivates me, daily.}


isn't this a stunning image? 
i love everything about it. that's why i pinned it.


::  c a l l i n g   a n   a u d i b l e  ::

to decide what to do at the last second after seeing all possible options 
and obstacles that come up. 
comes from football, seen when the quarterback goes up to the line 
of scrimmage, sees a defensive alignment he wasn't expecting, 
and adjusts by yelling out a new play.

i love the term.

 i really do love how sporting life terminology can apply to real life! 
(even during the off-season)

the needed adjustment applies to my health and well being, 

and most recently, a revelation with Mr D's health as well.

one could question the alignment being unexpected, but who's nitpicking?

( most plays have been played before. )

it's been easy to say that i need to make changes in my lifestyle, but 

it has been just as easy making excuses why i haven't.

h o n e s t l y !

this should be the easiest D I Y e v e r !

for the most part, i eat pretty healthy.

like most, we focus on eating "whole" foods versus those with chemical additives.

all i need to do is M O V E  a little longer and a bit faster!

that's it!

why is this  D I Y so hard for me?

moving does not require tools, wood, hardware, paper or glue!

. . . and there isn't a mess to clean up afterwards.

it only requires me!

that's it!


Seahawks & my" L" (Alex and Ani) bliss sea glass & pearls (Tamera Beardsley)

t h e  a u d i b l e !

i'm beginning this journey by channeling the spirit and energy of the truest-bluest Seahawk fans.

 many of you watched that fateful play by the Seahawks in the final seconds of the Superbowl . 


( warning...lemons into lemonade ahead! )


when talking to my son, Jay after the game...he expressed his disappointment.

we lamented and played upon the shoulda woulda couldas like so many games before.

(t-ball, little league, select baseball, high school baseball and football, college baseball,

the Cougs, the Mariners and the Hawks.)  he and i live and love sports analogies.

it's a mind frame that i love to lock into with him.

it's a sweet mother - son connection for me. 

upon closing our phone conversation he said,

"Ma, this is how it goes..."

"this week, i should have run...but i passed."
                                        
 with Jay's words and my daughter Chrislyn's morning coaching,
(believe me, she is one tough coach), as motivation . . .
i  y e l l  the audible . . .
run!
(meaning . . . walk fast for me.)
don't pass!
(Oh - "Ma" - haul-it! )
( Peyton-ly speaking)

withLove.