Welcome to my colorful world. I am a happy (most of the time!) wife, mom, artist, and art teacher. I love to create, cook, nest, decorate, entertain family and friends, laugh, collect vintage stuff, snuggle my cat and dog, play outdoors, watch movies with girlfriends, and so much more! In addition to all this, I also publish an online magazine with my dear friend, called Mermaids of the Lake. Oh, and I love a big cup of coffee with cream, a dry martini, red wine, blingy jewelry, pink lipstick, blue fingernail polish. I love color! Beautiful colors inspire, motivate, and move me!!! What's my favorite color? I can't choose. I love them all! Yellow, pink, red, turquoise, blue, purple, orange, green and every variation in between!
It's Spring fever.
That is what the name of it is.
And when you've got it,
you want - oh, you don't quite know
what it is you do want,
but it just fairly makes your heart ache,
you want it so! ~Mark Twain
Spring Fever is rampant in my neck of the woods! It's too early to get it. People are doing a lot of complaining. People are pale and tired of the snow. Even life-time residents act surprised with each cold, dark, snowy day. The problem is, the earlier you get it, the longer it lasts! So, I'm holding it back by acknowledging it, but not succumbing to it. I took this picture three years ago. My neighborhood church has three glorious fruit trees on its property and they are lush with these flowers in the spring. Here, in Eastern Washington spring comes late, but it does come and it is beautiful! When it does, I plan to soak up every bit of its beauty and warmth.
I love this quote by Patrick Stump. I think of those times when I have had a really bad day and it seems to be such a snowball effect. Bad just keeps on building until it's really bad! So, I love the idea of stopping the cycle by treating yourself and others better. Just pour out love and goodness and kindness!
This is a picture of my view one beautiful, winter morning and it makes me feel peaceful, so I used it as a background for this awesome quote. Enjoy!
I'm worn out from this past political season. Between that and my own personal health issues and just lots of life stuff happening, I've become sort of stuck again with keeping up with my blog. So, in the interest of making an attempt to jump back in and to further my personal mission to promote love, kindness, beauty, and all things God-breathed, I've created this positive message from a photo I took of a heart in the clouds. At the time, this heart-shaped cloud was a perfect reminder of hope and of prayers being answered.