Magical Moment Mondays: A Fresh Start

There is something so wonderful and magical about a new year, a new week or even a new day. It is no wonder that there are so many idiomatic expressions to capture the essence of a new beginning, a tabula rasa, a top of the day, a clean slate, a dawn of a new day,Continue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: A Fresh Start”

Flower Fridays: Peony

Peonies are probably my favorite flower, though I do adore Roses and Lilly of the Valley almost but not quite as much. A large reason for my love is the fragrance—there is nothing more intoxicating to me than the aroma of peonies in my garden. Bought from a florist they are just as beautiful, butContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Peony”

I love planning! 2014 is here!

January—and thus the new year—is really in full swing now so it is time to plan for 2014! Planning is something that I have always loved to do. In fact, “to do” lists are such an integral part of who I am and something that I find so helpful (see DIY Wedding Dos and Don’ts).Continue reading “I love planning! 2014 is here!”

Magical Moment Mondays: Balmy Weather

Not uncommon in January, we are having a warm spell. But because of all the snow and then rain, it has become unusually balmy. And balmy weather is magical—it is as if there is a blanket of moist air hugging you and giving you love. My strongest sensations of balmy magic are from Hawaii. AsContinue reading “Magical Moment Mondays: Balmy Weather”

Flower Fridays: Cosmos

I love the name Cosmos. Just saying it immediately pops me high above earth into the stratosphere—into the cosmos. The name cosmos is in fact derived from the Greek meaning “balanced universe”. The flower, very much down-to-earth is in the same family as daisies, sunflowers and astors. Cosmos are one of the easiest flowers toContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Cosmos”