Saturday, January 23, 2016

The age of graceful living...

The age of graceful living, a pinterest board I found, here:


ha. you know, HA!

I got a giggle. I just want to know when does it start this age of graceful living. 

Top 30 Funniest Despicable Me Minions Quotes |

well, she's got some very funny stuff there. Thank you for the collection!

Friday, January 22, 2016

In The Garden

You know speaking of gardens as I am fond of doing, I planted the first of the peas today. Its a holiday! Yay! I love growing peas. 

Don't these egyptian glass perfume bottles look like they are a growing in a garden? We are going to make the trans from synthetic soap scents and perfumes and body items into botanics, but I do have a large supply of fragrance oils of my favorite girly scents that I am selling in the shop in the form of perfume oil.

I have a perfume oil that is the perfect match for these really well crafted bottles. (find here:)

but I must have gardening on the brain, because they look like little growing things that Alice would find on her trip through oz, or where ever she went wandering after she met the cat with the hooka... 

bright and cheerful little pods, firmly rooted and bursting with life. 

these bottles are joyous, and they've brough to mind that old spiritual that Elvis sang back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, 'In the Garden'  

He was popular when I was a kid. Have you heard him since you've grown up? He had quite a timber.  here ya go for a listen:

I also like the way Alan Jackson sings it:

Sending garden dreams your way this day!

Perfume bottle, Perfume oil Paris Twilight, Egyptian hand blown glass perfume bottle and one half ounce of perfume oil in Paris Twilight
Perfume bottle, Perfume oil Pink Sugar, Egyptian hand blown glass perfume bottle and one half ounce of perfume oil in Pink Sugar, vanity

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Kari Jobe - Be Still My Soul (In You I Rest) [Lyrics]

Be still my soul. 

The Lord is on thy side. 
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.

 to order 
and provide every change He faithful will remain . 
Be still my soul!
 thy best thy heavenly Friend,

  through thorny ways leads 
to a joyful end. 
Be still my soul... thy God doth undertake 
to guide the future as He has the past . 
Thy hope, thy confidence, let nothing shake.

now mysterious, 
shall be bright at last. 

Be still my soul. The waves and wind still know 
His voice 
who ruled them 
while He dwelt below. 

In You I rest. 
In You I found my hope.
 In You I trust. 
You never let me go. 

I place my life within Your hands alone. 
Be still my soul. Be still my soul. 
The hour is hastening on 
we shall be forever with the Lord. 
When disappointment grief and fear are gone. 
Sorrow forgot. Love's purest joys restored.

Be still my soul when change and tears are past...
all safe and blessed, we shall meet at last.

In Him I rest. 
In Him I found my hope. 
In Him I trust. 
He never lets me go. 
I place my life within His hands alone. 
Be still my soul.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Where can I find some time?
красивые куклы Ольги Март:

I've never really been a doll fan... but in this case

будуарная кукла:

I'm totally charmed!
folk dolls:

the details! wow...
She is and amazing craftsman, I can't fathom the time that went into these.
She has lots of these. Her blog is in russian (I THINK) and it's huge.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A study in hands

This sculpture is located in Guildford's Castle Grounds in a walled garden behind the bowling green, near the house that Lewis Carroll used to rent. Description from I searched for this on

I find that hands are very difficult to portray. 

Long palms. 

Dance hands


Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Good Old Days...

You know back in the good old days, we 'lived' in online communities and kept blogs for our virtual friends to come by and visit, and see what we were thinking or making or cooking or growing, ...lots of stuff. Those were the days, right when Facebook exploded, and before the huge ugly monster of Pinterest.

Oh I know... now, get down girl, I know what you are thinking. How could I badmouth that grand old dame Pinterest... well **explicative** (choose your favorite... mine is **@#^$#&**) Pinterest has this reverse kind of censoring that chooses my pins for me now, and I really hate their taste. I mean, seriously, to the point that I don't go there, because what's the point.

Oh I know, the point is I have a lot of stuff saved there... fantastic pins to create and eat and farm and ...well you know...

But I just stopped by the old blog today, and it felt really good to do some clean up and make a new banner and check on my old "friends" and see if their blogs were still active. Can you guess? Some are, some aren't. But it was nice to walk down memory lane.

It feels good to be here... but I do have a date waiting in his fancy new car, and he lives on Instagram... Oh I love that contraption. I don't have an account, but I should because for some reason I love Instagram.

Well, see you all on the flip side, where ever that is, and thank you if you have stopped by this day to check ME out. ... and of course...


Blog Archive