Monday, March 30, 2015

Mermaid Monday : Lost 'n Found

It started with these fantastic blue flowers I spotted
tucked into the cracks of the sidewalk...
and soon enough I stumbled upon a beautiful and blooming rose garden...

With climbing roses overhead, humming birds buzzing all about,
a mockingbird singing,
and the sweet perfume of my favorite blooms
drifting by on the breeze...
I lost myself for an hour or so on a lovely Mermaid Monday morning=)...

Here's what I found:

Spring surely has a way with me!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Flower Pick : Sunflowers

All week long I've been enjoying a big, beautiful bouquet of sunflowers!!
...Of course, I've been having fun photographing them too...
There's so much delight and inspiration to be had from a simple flower bunch...
It's one of the best $6.99 I've ever spent!!

What's the best $2 I've ever spent?!
...That award goes to a ride on the Santa Monica Carousel. 
And you can get a glimpse of that weekend favorite right here=)...



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Things I Love : The Magic of March

Today I'm reflecting on all the lovely little things that have made 
March a very special sort of month thus far.
...What's so unique about it is that March has never really been particularly memorable for me; it's usually been spent buried under a pile of receipts!!
...But now that I have more efficient systems for bookkeeping in place, I have a newfound fondness for this sham-rockin' time of year!!
There have been a few incredible beach days and lots of fabulous spring flower picking walks...just for starts!!

What else has sparked my imagination and rainbow-colored my skies recently?!
...I'm glad you asked=)
Here are the top 5 things that have truly made my March magical:

Watching Cinderella the movie.
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day and wearing green.
Celebrating Spring (every day 'n always!)
Adding "pick up fresh flowers" to my weekly to-do's.
Sponsoring a giveaway.

They're my:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Have Popcorn and Be Enchanted

"Have courage and be kind." 
 -Cinderella 2015 

Ella's mother offers simple words of wisdom to her daughter.

It's a beautiful 'n busy Wednesday!!
...So I've kept today's Words of Wisdom sweetly short=)!!

If you love fairy tales, things that glitter, and cheerful endings...
the new Cinderella movie is definitely the thing for you!!
I loved 'n enjoyed it so much, I'm ready for a second viewing!!

Have popcorn and be enchanted.


Monday, March 23, 2015

My Mini Ruffled Caftan in Red

I spent the first lovely weekend of Spring in vintage 1970's floral print dresses...
crocheting in the park, arranging sunflowers, and sewing of course!!

Here's a daringly beautiful, ruffled red little number 
that I was delighted to stitch up!!...It's just in, on Etsy=)!!

I'm thinking it's a perfecto match for all the beautiful bottle brush trees 
blooming right outside my door!!


Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Flower Pick : First Day of Spring

Welcome to the first day of Spring!!

Although it's pretty easy to get a lovely sunshiny, blue sky, fresh breeze 
kind of day around here...
...there seems to be something especially sweet 
breezing in through my windows today!!

So of course, I took a little jaunt down to the beach to investigate,
and I've returned with a few favorite flowery shots to share 
for today's Friday Flower Pick feature!!...

...And here's a pretty ocean view that never ceases to dazzle...
...just for some beachy fun.

...It's Friday after all=)!!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day

 “Luck is believing you're lucky.” 
Tennessee Williams

From fresh 'n fabulous bow turbans...
to bright green grass, sparkling with dew drops...
today I'm celebrating all things green, spring, and lucky!!

Here are a few of my favorite lucky looks from my Etsy shop:

If you're feeling lucky too...
don't forget there's still time to enter my jewelry giveaway!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mademoiselle Mermaid Giveaway

To celebrate Spring (my most favorite of seasons)
...I'm sponsoring a fabulous flower photo pendant necklace giveaway!!

Enter to win your choice of pendant necklace,
featuring my original flower photography,
 by visiting the blog of the giveaway hostess,
Aquariann, for all the details!!
...I think you'll enjoy discovering her lovely writing and all the inspiration her blog has to offer!!

March is a lucky month,
if you're the four leaf clover and double rainbow type!!
...and there's no better time than St. Patrick's Day Eve to enter a giveaway=)!!

Good luck!!


Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Flower Pick : More Spring Things

If you're in the mood for more spring things, then you're in luck!!

...Today's Friday Flower Pick is all pastel pink-colored 
and really pops against a background of lush spring greens!!

...Want to do the flower picking yourself?!
I'm hosting a Flower Photo Pendant Giveaway  
with the lovely fantasy artist and blogger, Aquariann!!

...Here's to a lucky and lovely weekend!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Miracles are Everywhere

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

-Albert Einstein


Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring Things and a Fairy's Eye View

I think of March as a really magical sort of month...
since it's the perfect time to celebrate four leaf clovers, rainbows, fairies...
...and all the things that go along with the magic of Spring!!

I'm dressing in bright green, rainbow socks,
and playful ruffles for afternoon walks...
...while taking a fairy's eye view of things!!

 Here are a few of my favorite shots of some of spring's loveliest little blooms:

Happy MermaidMonday!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Flower Pick : Star Jasmine

Today's superstar of my Friday Flower Pick-ing 
adventures is none other than the charmingly pretty, 
deliciously perfumed, Star Jasmine!!

 When I'm out 'n about, checking to see what's blooming,
it's usually my baby blues that lead the way...
...spotting a flash of pink across the street (and making a beeline for it=)....
or catching a glimpse of white sparkle in a flowering tree overhead!!

But star jasmine is best discovered by following your nose!! 
It's especially true on a night like last night, when on a full moon bike ride, I discovered a few beautifully scented hidden spots to revisit today-
to photograph my star!!

A view from my full moon bike ride last night.