sunshine on my shoulders

bonjour tout le monde! i hope day is winding down to a warm dusk evening for you. i’ve been trying to manage my time better and got this message in an email this morning. it’s from a great site that my client in nice told me about. so subscribed to their daily thought and this was today’s. just wanted to share it in case you struggle with this too!

Your time is a perceptual thing, and even though the clock is ticking the same for everyone, your alignment affects your perception, as well as the results that you allow.

As you observe the enormous differences in the effort that people apply and the results they achieve, you have to conclude that there is more to the equation of achieving than action alone.

— Abraham
Excerpted from the book “Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth & Happiness”

hhmpf. so when i got a comment last night from the lovely m-t, i had to put the excel stuff down tonight and make way for that creative time (ie blog time)! m-t bestowed me with a blogging honor, the sunshine award! there is a catch, with rules to follow and answering a few questions you may or may not care to know about me. so thank you  and before the whole thing in  ends up in my jungle of an inbox, i’m taking the present moment to sit back and blog blissfully. so here goes:

Each recipient must do three things:

First, thank the person who sent it to you.

thank you so much M-T! it’s been a long time since i’ve stopped by and there was so much delicious information in your posts, on your sidebar, your tips, pics and inspiration that i will get back to when this finished.  you gave me more homework but it’s for a good cause, spreading great blog buds and visiting old friends.  for those of you who don’t know m-t, she’s a brilliant consultant who helps define and refine one’s style. check out her fabulous blog, the french touch.

Second, you must recognize 10 other Bloggers for the Award and link back to their sites.

i love you all so instead of choosing faves i’m linking to those who most recently left a comment. it’s a good chance for me say hi so it’s already a win!











bonus! i picked up this great new blog from one of the links at mt’s site:


i hope you head over to these amazing blogs and enjoy them as much as i do. bon blogging!

Third, you must answer the following questions about yourself.  oy, if you really want to know. i’ll make it brief:

Favorite color?  all shades of bluegreen

Favorite animal? baby animals!

Favorite number? my birthday’s the 7th

Favorite drink? good h20

Your passion? archeology, the boudoir and saving the world!

Giving or receiving presents? please…!

Facebook or Twitter? they both  bore the h%# out of me but i’m sure i could be using them better

Favorite day? any holiday with my family

Favorite flower? gardenia

well, that’s a wrap! dusk has come and gone and i’m gonna squeeze one more hour out of this day to absolutely nothing.  bonne nuit cheres amis!

July 20, 2012. Blogroll, Friends.


  1. Slim Paley replied:

    The quote you’ve chosen to begin your post really resonates with me tonight.
    Though I constantly struggle with time management, after reading it, I’ve decided to cut myself a little slack.
    I’m traveling to Paris very soon so I’m also happy to discover some new blogs here.
    Merci et bonne nuit!

    Slim Paley

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  2. à la parisienne replied:


    I enjoyed reading your responses to the questionnaire and I agree with you about Facebook and Twitter. Some people like them, some don’t, and I’m one of those that doesn’t.
    It seems like people who run businesses online feel obligated to use these forms of social media since so many other businesses use them, and people expect them to do so, but sometimes you just have to draw a boundary and choose not to be overly “connected.” Of all of the social mediums, I find blogging and Pinterest much more enjoyable.

    Hope all is well,

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  3. Clare replied:

    Why thank you, Claudia! You’ve just made my day!! Nice to learn a little more about you. I will ensure I get to my homework now as soon as I can ;-)

    Have a lovely weekend!

    ~ Clare x

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  4. Nikon replied:

    Wow, Claudia, what a great selection. Thanks so much for the mention.
    It sounds sappy, but I am in awe when I visit your posts! Always so outstanding……

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Paris Rendez-vous replied:

    Merci beaucoup Claudia…a sunshine award!! A perfect gift for your style and blog! A bientot.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Denise Mackenzie replied:

    Thank goodness you didn’t put shades of grey as your favorite color!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Teresa@ Splendid Sass replied:

    Hope that you are having fabulous week, Claudia! Well deserved award.
    Have a great weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Peggy Braswell replied:

    thank you, Claudia for the mention! + you are so deserving of the sunshine award. Get those daily e-mails from Abraham/Hicks-adore them!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. M-T replied:

    Well, ma chère, I should have known that when you give a homework assignment to a Rosemont girl, she excels far beyond your wildest expectations. Thank you so very much for the kind words about me and my Blog.

    Sometimes I think I look better on paper, but it gives me something to live up to. You have really set the bar very high for all of us. Loved your responses, to the questions and can’t wait to check out your Blog Award picks.

    We all need a little Sunshine in our lives, n’est-ce pas?

    Liked by 1 person

  10.  lighthouse replied:

    Re favorite flower…

    pour ma chere amie Claudia…

    “la vie en fluo -rose”

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Rhonda replied:

    You are too much, LOL – ditto on the facebook/twitter comment!!!
    Blogging is the best. Thank you for listing me!!! My jaw dropped when I saw my picture…I’m silly that way.

    Have a fantastic weekend and keep those gorgeous images coming.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Heidi replied:

    That was fun getting to know you a little better….can’t wait to check out these new blogs…..Happy Weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Connie replied:

    Congrats on your Sunshine Award! You certainly deserve it! And Thank You for all the links to New & Wonderful Blogs. I am forever grateful.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Owen replied:

    Hi… a big thank you ! It always amazes me that anyone manages to find my obscure little blog, out of all the millions of blogs out there… and am even more amazed when someone seems to like it for whatever unfathomable reasons… :-)
    Best wishes !

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  15. Belle Inspiration Magazine replied:

    Félicitations on the Sunshine Award, you deserve it! Love learning more about you, especially the things you are passionate about. Thank you for the kind mention too. Now I’m off to visit all these lovely blogs!
    à bientôt,

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  16. Style Maniac replied:

    Hi Claudia
    I have had to take a blogging break this week, so just seeing this now. How fun! And how honored I am to be included. Merci, mon ami. I am so happy to add some sunshine to your day, as your blog always adds a huge dose to mine.

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  17. Rebecca Grace replied:

    Wow — I am just now catching up on my blog reading, and it was such a nice surprise to see that you included me. I needed that today! The Sunshine Award is perfect for you, because I can always count on you to share something special and sunny that makes me smile. I’m off to check out the other blogs you’ve listed. Merci!

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