Monday, March 30, 2015

My Love For the Color Blue

Today I'm here for my love of the color blue! ;-)

As I've mentioned before here, I love the color blue and I always have. Granted, in my twenties I had a brief flirtation with pink and even had a bedroom that was embellished with all things pink. It was a phase I guess. But it was there for a while and then one day the pink fascination was just gone. No offense to pink or to anyone who loves it. It's still a lovely color, but I'm all in with blue now. Lol.

I don't remember when I started to like blue...I've always liked it, but it wasn't as obvious when I was younger. It's funny that even though I don't consciously choose blue things when I'm shopping, blue items always seem to find me :-)

Here are a few examples of my love for the color blue:

I love wearing blue. I don't wear it everyday, but it's definitely a color that's present in my wardrobe. These are just a couple of tops that I love to wear and also some of my blue jewelry.

I made this photo of  perfectly innocent white flowers blue one day just because...

Of course, I'm not alone in loving that blue sky up above us. Granted we don't get a chance to see the blueness of the sky here in England nearly enough, but when we do I'm a happy woman :-)

This is my blue bottle. It usually sits on the windowsill in the bedroom. I love having a bit of blue decor in my surroundings. As I think about it, I really haven't gone overboard with the blue around the house at all. There's just a sprinkling.

These are just a few examples of how the lovely color blue pops up here and there in my life. I'm not obsessed, but if you were to hang with me for a while you'd see it's the color that I gravitate to ;-)

What's your favorite color? I'd love to know.

Have a great day and a wonderful week!!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Friday Photo and Wordy Storage Boxes

Today's Friday photo isn't one of my old ones from the, it's a more recent one :-) Technically it's more than one photo as you can see, but we have a theme going here on Friday so I'll let it slide. Lol. If you've visited me here before, you know that I've been talking about my new storage box and I mentioned that I'm a bit of a storage nerd. We all have our quirks ;-) If you'd like to read those earlier, exciting posts, you can find them here and here. Exciting....Lol.

So today I'm finally getting around to sharing some photos of my new storage box. Never has a simple storage box had such a build-up, but hey, I'm easily amused and I love to share my random things here :-) As you can see it's got lots of writing all over it and that's what drew me to it. I love the message and I love the shape and size of the box. There's something old-fashioned about it that I like. I'm kinda retro sometimes. Also as I think back to the night when I bought it, the atmosphere of that night added to my love for this box. As I mentioned in my past post, we had the chance to have the store virtually all to ourselves that Friday night. It was like being on an adventure and then having a discovery. I didn't go into the store looking for it, but when I found it I knew that I had to have it. My lovely storage box was back in the furthest corner of the store surrounded by so many eclectic, whimsical items. Everything was so individual and that's what I loved :-)

I don't shop a lot, but when I do and I see something that really touches me, I'll buy it if it's reasonably priced. This box only cost me £5 (roughly $7 US). When I saw the words printed on the box they spoke to me, so I had to answer. It has a magnetic closure so everything can stay safe and sound inside. Now I've just got to fill it and that'll be fun to do!


Well, that's all for today. I hope that you'll come back next week to see what I'm up to next. I've still got to do my blue post, so that'll be coming next week. Also, on Friday I'll have another one of these Friday photo posts.

Have a great weekend! :-)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Storage Nerdiness and Visiting Characters

I'm so slow :) Sorry for my delay in getting back here to write. You know how time gets away from you? Well, that's what happened. I'm trying to do a little bit of spring reorganization. I won't call it spring cleaning yet, because truthfully I'm not all in yet. Lol!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I got a nice new storage box (a bit fancier than the one above) and that has inspired me to get a bit more organized. I need more boxes though. Lol. But I'll make due with what I have. I'll be back tomorrow with my post about my new storage box for my Friday photo post. So I hope you'll come back to take a look. I'm a storage nerd so forgive my excitement if you're not a storage nerd too :)

In other news, I've been working on my book. I'm taking it as a good sign that my characters walk through my dreams sometimes. It's interesting ;-) I guess they're showing themselves to me. I'm glad about that :)

Tomorrow is storage box reveal day so I hope you'll visit me again. Have a great day!

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Special Friday

Today's post isn't one of my customary Friday photo posts. That'll return next Friday :)

Today I just wanted to say a few things. First of all...


I took the photo above this afternoon in the backyard. The daffodils have bloomed out on cue. I just love them!

This morning was wonderful. I got the chance to see the solar eclipse. We usually don't get to see them much here in the UK because it's usually visible elsewhere or the weather doesn't cooperate. For the last few days, the weather forecast has been saying that we probably wouldn't see much because of the clouds and when I got up this morning it was really cloudy. I was like...oh well. I had decided to just watch it on television. Then all of a sudden I saw some sunlight and I ran into the backyard with my pinhole set up.  I saw the eclipse! It was so great! I was so excited that I was getting the chance to see, so I didn't get a photo, but in hindsight I don't mind :) Plus I really didn't want to burn my eyes up. Lol. It was great just to be in the moment and just experience the surroundings. It got so quiet and the birds stopped singing. It was an amazing experience!

Happy Spring...Happy Friday...Happy Weekend... 
Happy Eclipse Day!!!

P.S. - I'll share my photos of my new storage box next week. Sorry for the delay :)