April 29th, 2013
Yesterday marked the third year of this small undertaking … I am still not sure where this jaunt in the land of blogging will take me, but I continue to wander and see what blooms along the way … much like after the long, long winter we have had … there now appears to be sprigs about to blossom. All in good time. Photos from Easter, Ingebretsen’s, thrifting and a special party with dear friends. Wishing you a lovely warm spring week…
April 19th, 2013
Things have been busy here; design work, planning projects for our house and preparing for a ‘Remodelers Expo’ that I am doing consultations at this weekend. The weather was unpredictable once again yesterday and we have about a foot of snow once again. It was so beautiful as it clung to all the trees just like in a ‘Grinch that Stole Christmas’ illustration. Now to share another little piece of my book…
…whether in our homes or our lives, cultivating a sense of modesty and unpretentiousness allows for a more appreciative outlook…
Hoping for blooms and sunshine very soon, have a great weekend. x
April 5th, 2013
Happy weekend, hope you are doing well. We had a few days of warm spring-like weather that melted a lot of our snow. Not so today however, cold and a couple snowflakes in the air. The sun managed to peek out from the clouds this morning, but today has been rather gloomy. I did get out for a brisk walk yesterday and today; it felt great to get some fresh air. Here is the next snippet…sharing time once again.
…a thankful heart can be the most powerful catalyst for change. it can be the greatest attribute to alter our perception…
With that I will say I am thankful for our snug little house (which we will be working on quite a lot over the next couple months) the dear people in my life, our sweetest kitty and being right where I am in life right now. Wishing you a weekend that is cheerful and sunshiny.
March 31st, 2013
wishing you a lovely easter
March 30th, 2013
Today is a bit overcast and very damp, lots of melting and running water about. It is definitely warming up and looking a bit more like spring. The sunshine is trying to peek through and much of the snow is disappearing.
This exhibit at the MIA has been going for some time and I wanted to see it before it ended. I am quite fascinated with the era of King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth and Shakespeare and was curious to learn a bit more. I learned that in Tudor times the feast referred to the savory portion of the meal and afterward, the sweets were actually known as the banquet. Painstaking effort would be taken by artisans to fashion all types of sweetmeats as the crowning touch to the robust feast just eaten. This was only available in the most aristocratic circles as it was still very costly to produce. It was a way to show status, wealth and power. I found it very interesting as it is not what is portrayed in movies when thinking of this period in history. Have a peek here to learn a bit more. Does this period in time interest you too?
March 22nd, 2013
Hello dear readers, how has your week been? Each one seems to slip by all too quickly. It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of March and these book entries are one quarter complete after today. There is a lot more writing I am doing outside of what finds itself penned as snippets here and I like the notion that I have a timeline of sorts to uphold. I hope the writings seem to be stringing together and making sense and that you are enjoying them. I am writing such a small amount but still want everything to be cohesive. So with that, here is the next little bit.
…when we take out of our lives the things that add ‘noise’ and confusion to our overall plan or vision for how we see our life, then what is left comes sharper into view…
…each time this exercise is undertaken we bring clarity and move closer to what is a true reflection of what we want our life to be…
Wishing you a fresh springlike weekend!
March 20th, 2013
As with many parts of the country, we are welcoming spring with temperatures hovering at zero and more snow then we have seen in years…brrrrr
Looking forward to April showers and May flowers…very much!
March 8th, 2013
W white snow glistens in the sun
I inside we are snug and warm
N natures pace is slow and calm
T tender shoots, deep in the earth
E evening closes round us quickly
R renewel is just but underfoot
dawn r terrizzi 2.13.13
March 1st, 2013
Hello everyone, so how are you; we have had a little more snow here but I am thinking winter can not last much longer. February went by quickly, so I am now sharing the next little bit from what I am writing.
…overly unrealistic and unattainable expectations put undo pressure on situations, people and ourselves…we must be mindful of all those we interact with and how our vision intertwines with theirs…
…typically emotion has been attached to people, places and things and even though logically we can see certain ‘things’ are not adding to the overall, these encumbrances are difficult to release…
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
February 16th, 2013
So how was your Valentine’s Day? Did you do something special? We have had more snow here; it was so beautiful on Valentine’s Eve, the snowflakes were floating to the ground and clung to the tree branches. I stayed up till after one o’clock in the morning just to watch out the window in the quiet. I felt like writing, so also did an acrostic about winter.
The next day we spent part of the day in Stillwater at one of my most favorite stores Rose Mille. I was thrilled to find lovely Gustavian Rose Chairs, a set of four for our dining area. The original design comes from the 1700′s. They are made in Sweden and the reason they are called ‘rose’ chairs is that they have the rose carved on the top of each one. We also found the sweet antique valentine, made in a time when things were slower and more innocent. The wire ‘love’ I made as a topper for our wedding cake. Wishing you a lovely restful Sunday…