my friendship with January....
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
It's time I have a talk with January!
January you are tricky
a bit misunderstood!
I begin this month with so much excitement...
a brand, spanking new calendar just waiting for doodle marks...
to~ do lists, schedules, celebrations...
all the happenings of the Co to be scribbled down!*!#@!
I spend the first few weeks focusing on the goals I want to achieve in 2012
I fine tune the details on my bucket list...
I'm bubbling over with excitement for what's to come
I toss in my wishes, hopes and prayers for the adventure ahead!
I embrace the freshness, the challenge to make it a great one
I feel ready to tackle it all...
I start each day with joy, energy, enthusiasm...
I'm doing the work
I'm doing my part...
but, I have a tiny complaint about our friendship.
You are making it very tough to keep my energy level H I G H
this friendship is turning very one sided...
I am giving
you are only taking
you are down right draining me
crushing the enthusiasm I showered upon you on the 1ST
There I said it!
I got it off my chest
it's out in the open now
This by no means means I'm giving up!
Quite the opposite...
i'm taking this as an opportunity to dig deeper
I will bring the color and warmth that is missing outside my window into my life myself!
I will continue to Choose Joy
so, you just better get on board!!!
Here's to working on our friendship, tweaking January and fighting for JOY!
P.S. If your friendship with January is complicated too feel free to stop on by...
the lattes are brewing!!!
kitchen baubles & jewels...oh my!
Monday, January 16, 2012
I am consumed with thoughts of faucets!
so many to choices
so many preferences
Faucet price range
gulp, gulp, triple gulp ....
But, sometimes it's the details that capture my heart
once captured I'm hopelessly in love!
Faucets are the jewelry to a kitchen...
the bauble that sparkles
The question is how is a girl to pick between so many gorgeous gems?!!!!
Winner and faucets....
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I have the lucky number that won my giveaway!!!
I had it yesterday, but I've been a bit preoccupied over finding the perfect kitchen faucet...
I have been overly researching, driving myself nutty...
trying to find the one faucet that has everything I am looking for!
Now, I am obsessed about them!
I really didn't need another thing to obsess over!!
But, lets set that topic aside for a today and get to the winner of my giveaway!
Amy ~ Number 8
Send me your email address and I will pass it on to Jenn.
I'm off to finalize my faucet pick...
I'm down to 2
better yet, maybe I should have you all help me pick!
I'll be back with faucets in hand!
Labels: behind the scenes
latest morning favorites and a giveaway...
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Starting this New Year has me energized...
so I thought what a better way to begin the year by sharing my latest morning favorites
and celebrate January with a giveaway!
Having a great mug filled to the brim with piping hot goodness starts my morning with a satisfied smile
gives me a calming bliss amongst the hectic, chaos swirling around me
it's the perfect pampering I need that gets me focused for the day ahead!
My holiday morning splurge has been the...
Fruit Cake I ordered from williams-sonoma.
I know what you may be thinking...
Oh my goodness, I thought the same thing until I tried a piece and now I can say proudly that I eat fruit cake!!!
The fruity, rum, nutty, spice flavor, plus moistness has my taste buds dancing!
Especially with your favorite hot cup of goodness... is bliss!!!
It's a new year, give it a try...you just may like it!!!
I love paper goods!
This year I want to be better at taking the time to write notes...
I want to step up my gift wrapping!
Taking the time to wrap a gift, accessorizing it with the perfect tag shows the recipient how much you care!
So, when Jenn from the covered porch designs contacted me about showcasing her designs and offering one of my readers a giveaway I was thrilled!
She sent me my own note cards and gift tags.
I love them! Thank you Jenn, they are absolutely wonderful.
Jenn is offering you your pick!
Take a look at her designs
let me know what you would pick
you can tweet/facebook about the giveaway for another chance to win
just let me
I will randomly pick a winner on Monday!
Here's to starting the day off with an extra pinch of sweetness!
Labels: latte moments
Merry, Happy, Joyful, Hopeful, Colorful Hello
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Happy New Year!!!
Our holidays were fast, hectic, funny, wonderful and memorable.
But my highlight was Christmas Eve mass.
I watched my children participate in mass at our church
each had a special roll
I looked over to my husband
our eyes met
we smiled at each other
and passed unspoken words of
"can you actually believe this"
our children are usually smashed in between us... this year it really hit home...
all our children are changing in their own way
getting bigger, showing their independence
practicing their faith in bold, bright glory
showing us that they are strengthening their self-esteem, finding their wings
without a nudge from us...
That was the ultimate Christmas gift tied up in a big red velvet bow!
I sat their and wanted to weep big fat tears of joy
for my blessings
for the year...
all the events that took place
for the memories we made
the lasting imprints they will have on our hearts, lives
for our faith
for the role it has in making us a stronger family.
I continue to pray it will guide them on their journey
where ever it may take them
to watch over them
It was the perfect ending to 2011!
And had me more than ready to welcome 2012
ideas! projects! paint chips!
with a colorful bucket list
So, buckle up because here we go!!!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year and I can't wait to share it with all of Y O U!!!