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Thursday, April 23, 2015

little.things.thursday | how sweet it is ...



As soon as I spotted this cupcake stand, 
before I could say a word, 
my husband said, "get it!". 
 It is a cupcake cake stand.   No more.
Certainly not an essential, and contrary to efforts to declutter;
 but honestly sometimes it is the little things that make your day 
- this one did mine. 

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 Little by Little

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

black.white.wednesday | dance ...


A ballroom brings out the dancer in us all.

You can barely see them, but a mother and daughter were twirling around when I walked in, 
leaving shortly after to have their portrait made in the adjoining room.  Had I not put my fisheye lens  on the camera to photograph the vast size of the room I could have better captured that special moment for prosperity 
- but then, it wasn't my moment to capture up close but rather from afar as a witness, an appreciative audience.





"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like there's nobody listening.
And live like it's heaven on earth."



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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

song*ography | the miracle ...


All God's creations great and small 
that's a miracle

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One of God's creations fancied its way across an envelope yesterday,
I reminded it of another melody
"The Circle of Life"
and then escorted it to the other side of the screen-door where I set it free,
after that, 
its every creature for itself.


 The Miracle | Queen 


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Good.Random.Fun | tradition ...

the GOOD ...


The Scream Tunnel at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA for the Boston Marathon. 

 This year will be my daughter's last to be apart of this long standing tradition. I understand that the runners can hear this segment of their course long before they get to it, and it has been said to inspire them to dig deeper and push harder. I know that volunteering for the marathon has been an event my daughter has relished each of her years at Wellesley. 


 the RANDOM ...

[a style unlike any other - Dorothy Draper]

Despite how it appears, lavish stripes and flowers - there is nothing random about the decor at The Greenbrier. At first it catches you off guard, but before you realize it, you don't think twice about it. 


 the FUN ...

The Greenbrier - America's Resort

tulips,
shopping,
delicious food,
and a weekend away 
 - alway good fun. 


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 [click below to check-out other good.random.fun going on over at Random-osity] 

 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

little.things.thursday | inspiration in a bucket ...


Running errands on Monday included a quick stop at Kroger for some sushi 
(been working back up to grocery store sushi after the amazing stuff at California Grill, 
but a gals gotta do what a gals gotta do). 
Zipping through the produce department I nearly missed these little pocket sized Spring flowers.
Miniature gems quietly displayed on the fringe of the flower department, 
hidden behind the bold buckets of tulips.


But there they were peeking out at me as if to say "hi, I am your next photo inspiration".
So I hit the brakes, backed up and put one in my cart without a second thought. 
Somewhere between the onions and the sushi stand a voice in the back of my head said, 
"one is nice, but two would be better."
Quicker than 'Bobs Your Uncle" I swung back around and was weighing my options for perhaps a third when it occurred to me that the day was early 
and one or more child had yet to text saying 
"need $".


So 2 it was.
(for now!)


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linking up with:

 Little by Little

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

black.white.wednesday | raven ...


[edited with distressedfx, glazed, black/white, raven clipart]



"Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice:
Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;
'Tis the wind and nothing more."

 The Raven 
Edgar Allen Poe


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Playing around with some pictures this week, inspired by @artistry_flair on Instagram.
I like this better in sepia / brown which you can see on my Instagram page (link on sidebar)


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

song*ography | soak up the sun ...


(from the sunroof - forgot I even had one!) 
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 It's not having what you want 
It's wanting what you've got 


 Soak Up The Sun 
Sheryl Crow 

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