Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How I love the Simple Things..

homemade chocolate truffles.
going to my siblings' basketball games (the cheerleader comes out in me.. loudly) - they are also much more athletic than I am..
my dad staying up til the wee hours of the night proofing and editing my history papers..with master quality.
pesto and basil slathered on wheat rolls.
soap operas with the girls.
the weekend is only... 3 days away now.
watching my brother save up to buy a "candy gram" at school for his new girlfriend.. it reads "Happy Valentine's Day! Me + You forever." I also might add that his beau is an older woman- she is in the 5th grade while he is the fourth. I always knew that boy was a lady's man.
my plush bathrobe that is currently covering my worn-out jammies.
trees outlined in a lovely sunset.
freshly cut grapefruit on an old wooden board.

I hope your life is generously filled with simple things that make you beam.

go here for more simple delight..


Sunday, January 24, 2010

My Sister

.... we might have just got in an argument over socks, but I have to admit, the blond bob, freckles, and braces are rather charming.

Have a great week, my friends.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'll go with love.

this picture used here as well.

the pain in Haiti- I'll go with love.
the look of a hurt soul- I'll go with love.
a trembling hand- I'll go with love.
a cry of help- I'll go with love.

the smile of a stranger- I'll go with love...

love isn't limited to hurt and sadness... I'll go with love- always.

won't you join me?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

I crave

The sun.
its warmth.
fresh, new air.
Easter dresses...

spring, come soon, will you please?


Monday, January 11, 2010


We were sitting next to him on the wooden pews. His face was hardened, almost unapproachable. He had his hands crossed in his lap while we quietly chatted with him... After some mumbled small talk, he bluntly said “ I have 26 brothers and sisters".. we were taken a little off guard. We just sat there waiting for him to continue; we had never even heard of anything like that before. “Yeah, my dad’s like that. I don’t know half of them. And it‘s not okay.”

Will was his name. Past the hard exterior, Will had a huge heart who loved his mama. He was a lover and a giver. He had an incredible faith that stood strong even through everything that had happened to him. He was good to his women and he knew "how to treat em right." He was very smart and had big dreams. He planned to break away from the mistakes of his family and move forward on his own.

Will didn’t try to impress us with a grand knowledge of all things pop culture or the latest trends.
He was just----

there… himself…unmasked.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Susan of Just... a moment so kindly nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Thank you so much Susan. I am so honored! Her blog is also totally amazing.

Now here are the 7 talented bloggers that I am passing it on to:

1. Claire
2. Nina
3. Liss
4. Dani
5. Kamana
6. Jen
7. Debbie

You guys all inspire me, and sorry if you have received this award before, but I couldn't think of a more deserving bunch.
Go here to read the "rules" if you wish to pass it on..

Now, part of the deal is for the recipient to name 7 things their readers might not know:
1. I am not a morning person.
2. Audrey Hepburn is my favorite actress of all times.
3. Little Purple Cow is who got me into this whole blogging mess that I completely adore.
4. Yellow is my favorite color.
5. "Sappy" describes me very well.
6. Patience is something I need to achieve..
7. I am currently wearing green and white striped knee socks with a light-up Christmas tree at the top- on January 10th...

Thank you all for just being here.
Have a great week.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

crumbs will be abundant..

This weekend I am painting my face and grabbing a couple sugar cookies.

And there will definitely be messy hair and dirty fingernails..

Happy Weekend.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Not even a glance..

May you dash into this new year head-on, with all your might...

and never look back..