Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Flower Pick

I certainly can't accuse today's Friday Flower Pick blossom of being uninteresting!!

...Spying these flowers from across the street, I made a beeline to 'em for unique photo session!!
I must admit to not having a clue what they are...but the fun shapes 'n colors sure are delightful!!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

The other morning I was listening to some Abraham Hicks clips while fluttering around the house,
doing the things a mermaid fashionista does to get ready for business in the morning...
And when I heard that sentence, it just hit me very powerfully.

I immediately stopped and took note, 
wrote it down word-for-word, 
and have had the thought with me ever since.

The morning is my very favorite time of day,
and lately I've been on a bit of an early-rising kick...
doing my best to be up before dawn...
 to enjoy the peace, quiet, and amazing light that time of day has to offer.
...and I love the idea of using that time to not only set a vibrational tone for my day...
...but for my whole life.


Dark 'n Stormy


The Dark 'n Stormy is (to me) the Holy Grail of drinks.

For some time now, I've been looking for the perfect drink...
Something that could be my go-to.
It had to feature rum, be fizzy, interesting, and delicious...
and also have fewer than 3 ingredients.

Enter the Dark 'n Stormy!!

It's a picture-perfect one-two-three punch!!
-half a bottle of ginger beer
-pour over a cup of ice
-top with a shot 'n a half of Myer's Rum.

Since ginger beer and rum are inherently interesting and delicious on their own...mixing together different types creates an endless variety of possibilities!!



P.S. I just learned that the original meaning of the 17th century word "groggy
meant drunk on rum=)...
Here's a fascinating little read on the matter...perfect for a Taste Bud Tuesday!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Visting Will Rogers State Historic Park

Yesterday was the first of what I am sure will be many, many visits to the Will Rogers State Historic Park in the Santa Monica Canyon!!

From the docent lead tour of the house (which is filled to the brim with incredible Native American and western art) to the hiking trails, down to the polo field and stables...
It's a fabulous, little hidden gem of a place!!


Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Flower Pick: Pretty in Pink

Pretty fuchsia flowers spotlighted against a dazzling wash of greenery 'n sunshine!!
...Perfect for the first Friday Flower Pick of spring=)!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

First Day of Spring

My love of flowers and sunshine is well documented... it will come as no surprise that today's Thursday Things I Love post
revolves around the first day of Spring!!

Here's a sampling of some of early Spring's best!!
...divinely beautiful blossoms in pretty pastels
...accented by skies of blue and refreshing green foliage!! 



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday Words of Widsdom: Spring

...Happy almost Spring!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Taste Bud Tuesday: Crochet Today Apron

Today's Taste Bud Tuesday post is a little different;)...
Instead of featuring a food or drink I'm smitten about an apron?!!

Check out this fun 'n fabulous crochet apron I just completed from a pattern found in the Crochet Today Feb/Mar 2014 issue!!

They show the sample in a very lovely and sophisticated grey and blue color palette...
but from the moment I spied it...
I knew I'd have to see it in an outrageous hot pink and rainbow palette!!

Perfect for baking, craft time, workdays, 'n weekend chores...
It's as fun to wear as it was to stitch-up=)


Monday, March 17, 2014

Let Them Eat Cake Apron

In the beginning...
there was a little sketch...
of something ruffled and lacy.

...Inspired by Marie Antoinette and Alice in Wonderland...

Cut out in a lovely natural muslin, trimmed with white floral lace,
and finished with a sweet satin bow...

Now the fabulous, first edition is ready to show!!
More prints and colors coming soon!!

To shop the cotton muslin 'n lace version, enter here.



Beach Cruiser & Bougainvillea

...Stepping out for some flowery inspiration on this magical Mermaid Monday morning!!
Beach cruisers & bougainvillea make the perfect combination!!


Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Flower Pick: Bottle Brush Tree (again!)

While Friday flower picking in the afternoon sunshine today...
...I must have snapped at least 200 hundred pics of fantastic blooms, flowering trees, and dappled sunlight 'n shadows.
...What beautiful day!!
...and it definitely looks like spring with such colorful bounty!!

Revisiting a previous Friday Flower Pick, I'm favoriting this gorgeous bottle brush tree...totally draped in crazy-cool red flowers. 

It's a stunner...and deserves another post!!