Friday, June 18, 2010

The Power of Scent

I LOVE candles! I have them in EVERY single room in my house, except my son's room, he likes diffusers! Our sense of smell is extremely sensitive and provocative. A certain smell can send you back down memory lane in an instant OR it can make you run for cover! However, the wonderful smell of a burning candle should not be underestimated,it can change your mood quickly. I have scented candles burning for me as I arrive home at the end of a very long day (thanks to my considerate daughter.)The smell welcomes me and quickly ushers me in to have a seat. We all know what a warm bath surrounded by candles will do for our bodies. Try keeping a candle and a candlelighter in your front entry and light it as you arrive and notice how that smell seems to melt your worries away just like the melted wax of your candle.

Gypsy Dance Flame
Originally uploaded by Fran Luckyflute
Serenity. . .

Thursday, June 10, 2010

12 Easy Decorating Ideas You Can Do in a Day

Babies as Accessories???

I couldn't resist, I don't know if I am getting the "Grandmother" craving or what, but when I saw these little babies in these baskets, especially since I have some of these baskets on my wall! I had to share them with you. This is the BEST use of a basket accessory that I have ever seen, I hope you enjoy!

Originally uploaded by SarahandherCrew!

Baby P
Originally uploaded by PrintedMemoriesPhotography

Originally uploaded by cjwilson34
Originally uploaded by Kendal2010

girly girl
Originally uploaded by Trina Lianne Photography

baby in a basket

Originally uploaded by Trina Lianne Photography

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My favorite flower of all!

I am just begining to garden. I love hydrangea's. I have planted 4 bushes so far. I think that it is such a beautiful classy flower, with it's full mop head and lush green foilage. I was introduced to this flower by one of our local artists Ms. Otis.
This time of year makes us naturally want to spend time outside, gardening is, the best exercise, my thighs still hurt(don't ask!) and there is NOTHING like cutting your own flowers and displaying them in your home. I have some amazing pics of some flowers that may "inspire" you to get out and plant your own.

One tulip on higher ground.

One tulip on higher ground.
Originally uploaded by B℮n

White & red rose
Originally uploaded by B℮n

Regards from Holland!

Regards from Holland!
Originally uploaded by B℮n
Leaves me breathless

Purple sensation

Purple sensation
Originally uploaded by B℮n

Narcis fields near Hillegom
Originally uploaded by B℮n

For those who love tulips

For those who love tulips
Originally uploaded by B℮n

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