I believe images are powerful and inspiring, if we stop limiting our perceptions to the obvious, a world of possibilities and wonder lays ahead of us. Happy dreaming or happy traveling of the mind and a great weekend everyone. Thank you for stopping by!
Once again, enjoy your weekend and make it count! Intensity can be experienced in many unexpected ways!
We are going through some changes at home and there is not time or special desire to decorate, but it is specially during trying times that we need the most that our homes cheer us up every time we are in there. My mother in law is 96 years old and has Alzheimer’s and Dementia. With the help of her medications she is doing remarkable well, especially now that she has moved home with us. We kept her at her home the longest time possible, first with some help and later on with permanent help.
One day we realized that we couldn’t postpone it any longer, she had to move to a home where she could be monitored at all times. It is heart wrenching to see all the people there that once had full lives and families and are now reduced to not only a room but to solitude and silence and in some cases total abandonment… My mother in law seemed to be the only one getting visits and when asked, the personnel confirmed that impression….no totally but in many cases that was the reality…. I won’t go any further with this subject, it’s not the purpose of this post and I don’t want to make anybody who is taking a break reading this, sad. This is temporal and she will have to return to a home but the time she is spending with us now has made her blossom. Her skin is rosier and she has no bed sores anymore…. Her appetite is excellent, like it was before and she is enjoying her home cooked meals with pleasure. The red puffiness around her eyes has gone down greatly and she seems more alert and happy.
It is not the fresh decor and colors what make home pretty and happy but the gorgeous light that comes through the windows, inundating the house with happiness and warmth. The fact that we can open windows and let fresh air in, is something we can’t buy with money! It’s a celebration of life! grass grows a fresh carpet everywhere and trees are dressed in bright, greens and dewy leaves, flowers grow everywhere at ease and days start earlier and last longer and longer everyday! -The best color palettes are found in nature, green covering everything against bright blue skies with some sprinkles of white…Perfection!
No, design or decor are not going to make home feel like HOME, but they sure help a lot! Bringing some nature inside, like flowers and flowering branches, changing accent pillows, perhaps slipcovering sofas in cotton or linen… Moving things around the house -like my bedroom lamps are now spending Spring in the living room- The right color palette and furniture placement can work wonders in our spaces. Furniture placement could be life altering, no kidding! and bring the biggest transformations in front of our eyes.
We spend time and money in coloring our hair every few weeks (well, not actually me…I’ve stopped and have been looking like hell for a while..I hope it pays off and I will look splendid in fifty shades of gray soon! 😉 ) -but neglect to invest in painting our rooms or even a single wall the right color, we run to the salon to have a well deserved pedicure and manicure and to the mall to get pretty sandals and outfits… but sometimes we forget to do the same for our homes. Maybe is doubt what stops us, not being able to make up our minds or maybe is that we are stuck in a route. We get help for the kids for math and music, why can’t we get help with decorating our homes? At the end it saves money and lots of time and frustration, and makes a huge difference in our everyday lives!
And that’s it! I had fun “shopping” at 1stdibs! What an amazing place… and it was free. Like Coco Chanel said, “The best things in life are free, the second best are very, very expensive”!!! I agree. That’s why I always choose the best, it is free. Have a very good Friday and weekend and pay it forward. Always.
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On April 25, I had the pleasure of helping, a gorgeous couple from Florida, with their wedding flowers. I flew to St. Augustine, the 21st and the flowers, arrived the 22nd in the morning.
Ana and Robert were surrounded by 80 of their closest friends and family, including two grandmas and a Great-Grandma! This was the most important for them, to celebrate with the people who love them and whom they love. The only ones who didn’t make it to the wedding, where their beloved pets, Baron and Luna, a couple of adorable British Bulldogs. It would have been too much for them!
Ana is this young, tiny and delicate girl in appearance, with an inner strength and intelligence beyond her years. Robert, on the other hand, is the perfect counterpart for her, tall, dark and handsome, gorgeous smile, and a great dancer! They are beautiful together. I wish them much joy and I hope they never stop dancing, the way I saw them on their wedding day, glancing into each other’s eyes and smiling with their hearts.
I have patiently waited for the photographer’s pictures to be ready… I can’t wait any longer! When I get them I will definitely shared them, but now, the ones taken with my iphone by a very tired me, will have to suffice.
The bride and groom didn’t have a wedding party, nevertheless Ana wanted to give bouquets to a close group of family and friends
Spring has taken forever to arrive…. If I wait one more day, I don’t know what’s going to happen to me! It’s been said that you create your own reality… so here we go! Spring has sprung and I am happy beyond myself. Spread the Joy!