Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sweet Bites

Happy birthday to my dear mom. My sister surprised her here ! I just had to share!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr. Klimt

Meet Katze


In honor of Gustav Klimt's 150th birthday, I'd like to introduce you to a fabulous children's book titled Klimt and His Cat, written by Berenice Capatti and illustrated by Octavia Monaco. A glimpse into history and a bit of whimsy, along with exquisite illustrations, make this book unforgettable. Capatti wrote, "Gustav Klimt was born in Austria in 1862. To find out who he was, come meet his cat." Gustav painted his world beautiful with Katze by his side!

The Kiss - Image courtesy of Google

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Find your sweet spot!

My sweet sister's story about our friendship was certainly a walk down a cherished lane. Isn't it true that our most wonderful memories center around simple pleasures? Even if you're fortunate enough to view something as magnificent as the Grand Canyon, it's likely that the setting sun or the fresh mountain air will fill your soul and make your experience unforgettable. We can experience joy in our everyday lives. Perhaps as a child you loved to curl up with a fantastic book, or peddled around the neighborhood on your bicycle, or played with friends. Remember those times? The joy that we experienced so long ago, most certainly can be experienced today. I still love swimming today, just as much as I did when I was a child.

A family portrait. Drawn by my favorite artist.

 What makes your heart sing? Feel free to share!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Road Trip

My yard, your sky! This beauty popped up on its own.
I ventured from my home at Desert Villa and headed out on a fabulous road trip

Here's where I've been and here are my comments-

First stop: Truth and Cake Selective Truth & Social Media: TMI or Not Enough 

.....It’s always easier for me to share my thoughts via written words. Writing allows me to communicate with others more comfortably and, hopefully, always authentically. The more we all learn to share, the easier communication becomes. I do reserve the nitty-gritty for my BFFs. However, I do share my heartfelt experiences 
that often include tears, to help others...

Second stop: Alphabet Story G is for Gratitude

G is for your generous words and for grace (the fitting last name of the author who wrote the poem at the end of your post)

Third stop: Writer's First Aid Quantity vs. Quality: Big Issue for Today's Writer

In our rushed culture, slowing down is hard. In so many professions expectations for productivity are increasing. As a (new) freelance writer, I sometimes churn out an article quickly. However, I generally return to a project again, and again, and again. I often find a better way to express an idea. I always discover a grammatical error or two or three. In the end, I slow down. Way down.

Side trip: Simply Sheila 400 Things I Love

My list of loves - Family, hot baked scones (with coffee), books, freshly picked blueberries, riding my purple bicycle, my new curtains in my bedroom that block out the rising sun, allowing me to sleep past 5:00 a.m., the way my husband smiles at me across a room, flowers, hiking, my daughter’s endless list of questions, and of course, swimming (gotta love, love love summer!), and many, many more!

Last stop: Home

Loved my trip!

Where have you traveled lately?