Saturday, March 27, 2010


Roses are such beautiful and romantic flowers.
They come in such a variety of sizes, shapes and colors.
Not only are they gorgeous to look at,
they are so fragrant and delicate.
I just LOVE any variety or color that comes my way.
I have a slight obsession with them and
every chance I get, I'm trying to cluster them
in pretty vases around the house.
Pink of course is a favorite, but the feminine,
soft, blush colored rose tea rose really is at
the top of the list for me.

Rachel Ashwell and her Shabby cabbage roses
also rank up at the top as some of my favorites too!

Aren' t these the kind of soaps you'd love in your bathroom?

Check out my fragrant sachets in my ETSY shop

These rose-y paintings can be found HERE





Loving this artist
Christie Repasy
visit her BLOG

French artist Paul DeLongpre

I hope you take time
in life to smell the roses
It kind of makes you wish this was a scratch and sniff post
.....doesn't it????

Thank you for ALL your birthday wishes!!
You are all such sweet blog friends
and your comments this week have really helped brighten
"birthday week" just a little more!
image from AMY ATLAS

Monday, March 22, 2010


It's that time of year when I turn another year older, but not before I have a little fun doing ALL the things I love to do! I hope to stretch out the festivities into what I call
Take time to smell the roses
Birthdays are for
spending time with my mother...
and my sisters
and my husband and daughter
Birthdays are for getting all dolled up
to go outand celebrateand dance!Birthdays are for shopping
with girlfriendsand eating cakeand doing more shopping together in New York Citywindow shopping...and shoe shopping!Birthdays are for relaxing with a great box of chocolatesor some yummy ice cream and a good book or decorating magazineand some comfy slippers after all that dancing!
And when "BIRTHDAY WEEK" is over with all the
excitement and goodies...

it's time to get in some much neededExercise!!!
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After all, I've got to take care of myself. I did just turn another year older
..... 29.....RIGHT??????

A very special THANK YOU to
for letting me use her images to tell my story about
"Birthday Week"
She is an amazingly talented artist with an attention to detail, as you can tell from her whimsical, feminine paintings.
As soon as I saw her work it was love at first sight.
If you didn't notice, I think she loves leopard as much as I do!
Go to her website to see more from this very talented lady.
I'm sure you'll fall in love with her work just like I did.
I hope you enjoy!!