Gratitude fuels.

Hello Beautifuls!

Heather’s art inspired me to pop onto the virtual 34 to say hey this morning!

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:: Love. Heather. Bloem. Here & Here. ::

 

Amazing, gracious, talented and hardworking folks have touched my heart this week.

Happiness is alive here on 34.

Alexa!

Play “Trumpet Tune”!

Have a blessed and gifted weekend!

Listing to classical wedding songs as I craft, stage and pack for Boise.

w /  L

Mindful Monday . . .

Beautifuls!

How are you doing?

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I’m “emotional” in the very best way!  ( Sending out a full heart hugs within the words I write. I hope you feel them!)

I feel at my best when I am under pressure creatively.  ( Confirming that endorphins do emerge from creative energy. )

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I am attending Edie Wadsworth’s “Camp Overflow”!  

Talk about perfect timing . . .

. . . my cup “overflow-ith” as I write.  I love her reading list!  Just finished “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield.  

“The magic of keeping going!”  

To write on M – W – F.

“Invoking the muse.”  

To read and listen on the S’s and the T’s.
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I am putting together “my” own perception of a capsule wardrobe. It’s linen season! On the meter of Madame Bohemian to Madame Chic ( Jennifer L. Scott ) . . . I am smack in the middle.  The term “Elevated Bohemian” lights my fire for fashion at present.

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Committed to move more. Push and pull harder.  I shall not discount my gains in health, and the one size loss this past year.  I had hoped for one more size down. I own it!

C & J ‘s Best Day Ever?

I just finished my last orders with ETSY to meet the wedding deadlines.  ( I’ll have some praises and shout outs to share, post wedding.)

There’s still much to do,  it is all so fun . . . and . . . most importantly the deeds and the details are to serve people I love . . .

. . . people who have served their love to me so many times.

Wednesday,  I will share bit about Jay’s bachelor weekend.  (Nothing like Vegas or The Hangover.)   Believe me . . . the world is a better place with men like my son walks this earth with!  I was brought to tears of gratitude as Jay told of his special weekend in Chicago.

w/L

French Bread on Friday . . . “moi et toi” !

Good morning most beautiful  b e a u t i f u l s !

Gosh.

How long has it been since I have served up a little French bread?

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:: coco . kelley ::

This image had me at “moi et toi” . . . then I looked a little closer . . . that china.

La Mer Veille. (The Old Sea.)

Two ♥ ♥ hearts.

Thinking . . .

OMGosh.

Lynne.

Let this image transport you.

Ahhh . . .

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(Blog brilliant.)

Team coco . kelley found the inspiration for their post here.

The “mots français”  reside on the Italian Riviera.

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:: ici :: 

. . . and then . . . there is the piano.  Outdoors . . . perhaps out of tune . . . charming all the same.  

“Moi et Toi!”

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:: ici ::

Golden!

Alexa! Play “Sea Of Love” by Robert Plant.

“Mer d’amour!”

“Mots français!” 

“Mer italienne!”

w / L

Just one pic . . .

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In my thirties, I had the coolest white overalls from a company in San Francisco called “Esprit de Corp.”.  I wore them and patched them into almost shreds.

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Ahhh wordplay!
Un mariage d’anglais et de français!
En français?  Esprit de corps!
In English?     Body of Spirit!
                                                                                                                                              noun es·prit de corps \i-ˌsprē-də-ˈkȯr\ :: Definition of esprit de corps :: the common spirit existing in the members of a group and inspiring enthusiasm, devotion, and strong regard for the honor of the group.
 
 ( I’ll never quit my start – the – day – dreams . . . )
 
Today, I deliver you “esprit de fleurs” in white overalls . . . to celebrate our common spirit!
                                                                                                                                                     ( . . . and to tell me . . . “work those tri’s a little harder! )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           w/L

Just one pic!

Hellooooo beautifuls!

This morning, when I opened the door to let The Chocolate Gousse outside . . . she hesitated . . . and . . . looked up at me.

Yes, Gousser . . . rain again.

Ahhhhhh . . .

. . . life in the Pacific Northwest.

So many showers, call for a whimsical way to seek shelter . . .

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Last week, this image whispered . . . “pink parasol”.  

This morning’s showers reminded me of the image.

. . . and set me out on a whim.

I “primed a pink parasol” !  

(Never have I owned a pink umbrella.)

In two days I will hold that parfait pink shelter.

Alexa! Play “Umbrella” by Rihanna!

When the sun shine, we shine together . . .

Told you I’ll be here forever
Said I’ll always be your friend
Took an oath, I’mma stick it out to the end

Now that it’s raining more than ever
Know that we’ll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella

You can stand under my umbrella
(Ella, ella, eh, eh, eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella, ella, eh, eh, eh)

w/L

Saturday Shelfie! {A Play Flower Shop Day!}

Hellooooooooooooooo Beautifuls!

Mr D. just poured me a cup of coffee.  We are up beyond early. It’s 3:58am as I begin.

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The shelfie image  (above) is from 2013.   The floral scene, featured by Gardenista, calls for “off on the wall” fun.

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“Let’s all just play florist today and leave our computers home!”

What threw me back to 2013, was this post , and it’s image from The Everygirl on Instagram. It had me swooning and once again thinking of  . . .  the always a whim of mine . . . owning and styling a flower and gift shop.  The post, timed perfectly . . . the day before my paper flower making class at Paper Delights.

I had the most wonderful time at the class.

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[“#1 ” . . . it threw me back to high school . . .  with my girlfriends  . . . when we would  gather after school to make hundreds of paper flowers for our special school dances and teas. ]

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Alicia served desert, and a beverage of choice. The experience was creative, colorful and so inspiring for me.  (Well worth the twenty-mile drive to and from after a full day at the clinic.)

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First flowers.

There will be so many more . . .

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. . . as I plan many “Let’s play flower shop and leave the computer alone days on 34!”

3:58am on a Saturday?

Wow!

(Perhaps I am playing “farm girl” too!)

It’s the words!

They couldn’t wait to be cultivated.

w/L