Mrs. Dunwoody’s Advice

Mrs. Dunwoody’s Advice

Excerpted from Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping: Timeless Wisdom and Practical Adviceby Miriam LukkenHow does smell affect our homes? Have you experienced the stirring in your soul when some pleasing aroma takes you back to a charming...
Listening to the Music That Is You

Listening to the Music That Is You

Listeningby Amy Lowell’Tis you that are the music, not your song.The song is but a door which, opening wide,Lets forth the pent-up melody inside,Your spirit’s harmony, which clear and strongSings but of you. Throughout your whole life longYour songs, your...
Beauty Tips

Beauty Tips

Beauty Tips by: Audrey Hepburn For attractive lips, Speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, Seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, Share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, Let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, Walk with...

Turning Toward the Light

Turning Toward the Light: “Remembering Christopher Lloyd””I learned recently that Christopher Lloyd died earlier this year, at the age of 84.”I hadn’t realized that ’til I read this post in Turning Toward the Light. His books were...
The Delight of Roses

The Delight of Roses

You love the roses – so do I. I wishThe sky would rain down roses, as they rainFrom off the shaken bush. Why will it not?Then all the valley would be pink and whiteAnd soft to tread on. They would fall as lightAs feathers, smelling sweet: and it would beLike...

Focus On The Good

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better;...
Aromas

Aromas

I’ve been meaning to talk about how aromas can affect moods. Certain smells transport, others settle the nerves, and good smelling things are just a pleasure. I tend to favor fresh scents, but really, almost any thing that has a connection with pleasant...
Geraniums

Geraniums

Geraniums are always cheering – all kinds of geraniums, whether the dainty scented types or the bursting red garden ones. Years ago I found a poem that helps me maintain an attitude of contentment… since I have often overwintered my geraniums in the...

Home

This is my homepage… and I might use it eventually, I totally had to change that! I am using this blog now, for more than style experiments for other blogs, and it moved to its own little location as “Blog” of the site. I have Joomla for another part...
Cute Things

Cute Things

Since I now have a very cute grandson, I am reminded of how much I…and who isn’t?… am attracted by cute things! They just make you smile. So a whole website dedicated to gathering together all the cutest pictures on the internet is a way to lift the...
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

As much as I like old things and tradition, I love new beginnings! New babies, newseasons, new years resolutions… I just like the start of something new with promise and possibilities. It is the only time I have no problem being upbeat and optimistic.I...
And I Do Believe It

And I Do Believe It

THE GRACIOUS TIMEBy William ShakespeareSome say that ever ‘gainst that season comesWherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated,The bird of dawning singeth all night long:And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad;The nights are wholesome; then no planets...
Holiday Happiness

Holiday Happiness

Egg Nog. That is what I crave today, since it is one of flavors that says Christmas, to me. I am not picky- it doesn’t have to be home made, but I do like it warm with a sprinkle of nutmeg. Eggnog flavored things will do in pinch. Eggnog milkshake, cookies,...
Stuffed Animal Toys

Stuffed Animal Toys

I went shopping for a new arrival in the baby department, and saw the cutest stuffed toy lamb. Remember Lambchop? It looked like Lambchop. I loved that puppet as a child, so of course I had to buy that little toy. It is funny how happy things like that can make you...