i’ve been traveling and running full force for so long that i can’t imagine what will life be once all the minutia is conquered and can start to tackle lifelong projects.
hi guys, i’m finally starting to unwind, it’s amazing how how much time it takes to untwist. i’m finally feeling normal and it’s only cause i’ve been completely alone for about a week.
after 2 months i started doing yoga again at a place around the corner. this is hanging in the hallway, i hadn’t seen it before:
THE PARADOX OF OUR AGE
We have bigger houses but smaller families;
more conveniences, but less time;
We have more degrees, but less sense;
more knowledge, but less judgement;
more experts, but more problems;
more medicines, but less healthiness;
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet
the new neighbor.
We build more computers to hold more
information to produce more copies then ever,
but have less communication;
We have become long on quantity,
but short on quality.
These are times of fast foods
but slow digestion;
Tall men but short character;
Steep profits but shallow relationships.
It’s a time when there is much in the window,
but nothing in the room.
~the dalai lama
tibet must be a really cool place
image via www.warrenkarlenzig.com
anyway, this is just another hello for no absolutely no reason. i hope you’re loving life tonite and get some alone time if you need it too!
to wear a ship in your hair? or to just say hello on a sunday afternoon? hey everyone, i just wanted to send a little weekend love your way and take the opportunity to do nothing else but say hi. it seems there’s always something new to check out, a great blog, a new restaurant, news of this or that…i’m taking today to enjoy the simplicity of emptiness. no deadlines, no agenda, nothing but nothing, ain’t life grand? hope your sunday is superb!
photo from marie claire maison
hi guys, comment ça va? happy friday to you. hope you’ve got some plans to do just what you want to. tonite i’m flooded in (this is why i want to move toute de suite)! any other time it’s ok to stay in but when you have to…well, it’s giving me cabin fever!
still, i get to hang out and blog a bit and you know i love that. i wanted to offer congrats to betty for winning the drawing on french blue for a quarter free advertising on my blog. for those of you who don’t know her, the budding artist is betty parker of the gossamer tea room. if you haven’t been to a tea party lately, go get your groove on. she loves the romance of papers, tea, the moon and the stars! she’s a bit of a fairy and creates fabulous collages for notecards and has a new etsy shop.
and we just added another new sponsor to the gang with the addition of lara harris of studio lara. she does wonderful pet portraits, kids and pretty still life’s. visit her blog, a vintage touch and website to see more of her paintings and maybe even have your little lamb chop immortalized!
well that’s it for now, i’m headed over to visit you! have a bon weekend!
bon soir everyone! hope all is well in your world tonight. i got a lot done but still have a pile of emails and work that i just can’t seem to finish!
anyway, there’s been a lot of talk around here lately about blogging and ads and i’m becoming pretty convinced that it’s something we as bloggers can really make work for us. it’s a viable way for us to take on sponsors to help us do what we love, develop those relationships and grow each other’s businesses. it’s something we all can do with just a little banner and i thank lynn and janet for opening my eyes to it. (god forbid they do it for themselves tho)! because of them, this week i was fortunate to meet a woman who knocked my socks off!
i’d like to introduce you to a new friend and sponsor, Naomi Cooper and FCL Style. she’s the marketing and pr director for this project as well as pierre deux’s stores. The parent company owns Pierre Deux, Le Cordon Bleu and now, FCL. they’re an inspiring force with a laser focused vision and have created a really well defined and curated new online-only site that launched just today! the furnishings and accessories boutique are inspired by all things French so i thought you might like a peek inside.
the plan at FCLstyle.com is to combine the heritage and influences of French design with your own style. for a brand new site, to me it’s really intriguing, first because it shows the power of having an online shop, and second, it’s infinite in what can happen there. below are condensed versions of the lines but the sky’s the limit so expansion and creativity are on the horizon for sure.
BOHEMIAN-HIPPIE CHIC MEETS GYPSY GLAM: unusual and unexpected
CLASSIQUE: neo-classical design
CRÈME FRÂICHE- THE SWEET LIFE: as inviting as your first café latte in the morning
COUNTRY CHIC: the simple elegance of French provincial design with a clean, modernist edge
NATURELLE-THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER: naturelle is created with eco-friendly fabrics
i was mesmerized by the home page that circulates but once you get inside it’s fun to play around, and it’s a very user friendly setup. by the by, the first 100 shoppers who sign up for the newsletter on the website will receive an eco-shopper bag embroidered with one of the collection’s signature icons. i know the blogosphere is uncharted territory so thanks for taking a chance on me, naomi, et al, and i wish you all the luck in the world with your venture. so dear friends, head on over and take a look for yourself, let naomi know what you think and thanks for checking it out! make that banner!
ps just got word that deb at dumbwittellher.blogspot.com just posted about it and made some great collages at polyvore. thanks deb for getting the word out!
hey guys, hope you’re having a chill monday night. it was a long day of boring work for me and i’m still at it. guess that’s what i get for saving it all up for one day! (shhhh)! i got the tv back on so have indulged in every reality show i could cram in. maybe i was avoiding cnn. it was a tragic day, but we’re here so i’ll focus on the positive. still, here’s sending prayers to the families of those on the air france plane.
great to meet you betty! i love this image and got lost for awhile in your blog. it led me to the link above and before i knew it i was in and out of all sorts of delicious blog candy. you know how it is surfing, you think you’ll remember a site but never can find it again. so i’m going to try to keep a record of sorts, their too pretty not to save (but my couple minutes is turning into an hour)! and i have to get back at it. i don’t want to spend a minute tomorrow doing this work drudgery so i’m determined to finish tonight.
blissfulliving-domesticbliss.blogspot.com (this is a photo. she got them at trader joe’s)
isn’t it crazy how much you can trip over every single day on this whirled wide web? hope you have a beautiful night!