Monday, June 15, 2009

Sweet and sparkly







Because life is full, sweet, and sparkly--you just have to know where to look. I'm finding Sundays to be one of the hardest days of the week. Not because I'm dreading the start of the school/work week, but rather, it's the day I have to say good bye to Andrew after a weekend together. And that's tough. Each Sunday has its little good bye. And so, I look, avidly, for the sweet and sparkly of my Monday morning. Chai tea, the coolness of this summers morning, the thrill of posting new books in my shop, and these delicious photos, for you!

What's the sweet and sparkly in your world this morning?

Images here and here

47 comments:

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh I love those two bowls full of cherries! it was a nice weekend for me... sometimes relaxing, sometimes struggling with my boys and their homework... that's the way life is... I guess. hope you have a wonderful week, darling!

paula said...

it's 8:20 and my children are still in bed:) that is so sweet and sparkly.

our little love nest said...

You just added some sparkly to my morning with those pretty photos...wow..I am so visually stimulated, so yours was a perfect first blog to go to. I also loved the morning bike ride with my love. I hate being away from him. I feel for you so much. I hope you can explore and do things you normally wouldn't while he is away to cheery up your days.xo

Gillian said...

I've just learned how to put eyelets into felt! That's making me feel very sparkly - oh and some green assam tea!

Little House on Green said...

My sweet and sparkly is the possibility of getting a house, each day we are closer to finding the one, I know it. Hope your week zips by and Andrew is back in a flash!

Emily said...

LOVE these pictures(especially the first one with the unfocused twinkle lights!)! Thank you for sharing them!

Ginger said...

Mojito Lemonade from Cosi, and my aquamarine earrings . . . it helps me make it through Mondays;)
Thanks for the comment, BTW; check out part 2 of the progress on Silk Spectre on my blog today;)

Haven and Home said...

Hmm, this morning it is my coffee that will hopefully make my eyes sparkly after being so tired! I am glad you are finding the sparkly in life!

Sunflower said...

your blog is so fun and has so many beautiful things! lovely! i was just wondering.....how did you choose red otter for your blog name? it's great, so different!
debbie

erin said...

ok, having a kind of cranky morning. must go look for the sweet and sparkly. thank you.

sandra said...

that's so cute!! cherries and sparkly lights...just lovely!

Joyce said...

Great photos. Right at this moment I'm listening to the birds sing, a blue jay taking a drink from the birdbath and watching Alvin the chipmunk running across the patio.

In 4 days your sweet sparkly comes home.

Hugs... xoxo

dojski said...

Will the fact that I wasn't late do? =) I was late all days last week. Hehe. Progress!

beth said...

Oh the Sunday blues....I have felt them many a time.
Try to remember how happy Fridays are and know there is another one right around the corner.

PS~Erin said...

Listening to a bunch of kiddos singing about Jesus at Vacation Bible School was pretty darn sparkly this morning. And getting to chat with a friend first thing was quite nice too.

Thanks for passing on your positive thoughts to us this Monday morning. Hang in there. We'll count down the days until Friday with you. :-)

PS~Erin said...

Listening to a bunch of kiddos singing about Jesus at Vacation Bible School was pretty darn sparkly this morning. And getting to chat with a friend first thing was quite nice too.

Thanks for passing on your positive thoughts to us this Monday morning. Hang in there. We'll count down the days until Friday with you. :-)

Amanda Nicole said...

Aw, that sounds very tough! It's good that you can surround yourself with such beautiful and positive things. We love them too!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

this post represents the beauty of summertime! so dreamy!

btw, i did a bedroom makeover post on my blog today that you might enjoy...check it out at:
http://www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com/

xox

Kate said...

I spent all morning catching up on blog reading :) The shop opened last Tuesday! So far so good!

Rebecca said...

such beautiful photos!
my sweet and sparkly is a monday off with my hubby...once he's up we're just going to let it unfold!

Miss G* said...

Ohhh, I can't imagine if I had to leave my boyfriend every monday. I love the frist picture. It's hot in France now, so the last picture give me the inspiration for a lemon ice tea (my favorite).
Bises.

georgia b. said...

these are some of the freshest, prettiest, happiest images i've seen in a very long time! wonderful photos. wonderful post.

i wish you sweet and sparkly every single day! you are such a doll. you never disappoint in bringing us something magical.

Rachel said...

I have no idea what is going on in that top photo, but I love it!

TERI REES WANG said...

Those images of all the sweet, soft days of Summer to be...that should hold me over for quite a while.

Today I am speaking of harem treats;
come see.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Beautiful sparkles!

Kotori said...

Being back home with my kids makes me sweet and sparkly. These images, especially that first one made me a little sparkly too.

Ali said...

Sweet and sparkly. What a perfect combo!

Sweet and sparkly was my morning latte with a mini cupcake! Wee.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

well said! and these beautiful photos added some more sparkle in my day! :)

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

It does look fresh and refreshing. I am having a major BLOGmance with your blog. It is so pretty. Happy Monday.

bronwyn said...

The twinkle light photo is so dreamy. It will be all sweets and sparkles when I get home from work at 3:15 -- hug and kiss and "snuggle time" with my little girl. :) Hope the spakles stay with you all week.

cindy : quaint said...

i love the cherries! i know how you feel about the sunday night blues, which is a little bit different than usual. scott and i dated for 1.5 years and only saw each other on the weekends. sunday night and monday morning were always a little bit sad with some tears. i'm sure we got married sooner rather than later because of it ;).

i hope you'll be so busy with work and craft the time will fly by. in terms of the big picture, 10 weeks = a grain of sand on the beach of your lives together. xo, c

SimplyGrove said...

The name says it all.....sweet and sparkly.

littlebyrd said...

I love the photos you chose to go with the title ~ very nice. Man, I think Sundays can be hard days anyway, but even more so if you have to say a goodbye for the week. I hope you have a wonderful sparkly week!

down and out chic said...

oh wow, that must be tough to have to say goodbye so much...you're in a good place though if you're able to post these inspirational images.

jae said...

my sweet and sparkly monday started with my kids being very excited to start vacation bible school. since it is now evening, i would say my day is ending with sweet and sparkly too.....with those images....love them. we had a bowl of cherries in our fridge last week that looked like that. they tasted as good as they looked so they didn't last long!

tyler said...

we collected fireflies last night. the wide-eyes that went along with it were absolutely sweet and sparkly! pure and magical. glad you've found some lovely things to brighten up your mondays.

Rachel Follett said...

I love that first sparkly photo. My morning was nice because I got to read some great comments on my blog. :)

It' an Evolution said...

doing crossword puzzles with my daughter...the kids just make me sparkle :)
Hope you are doing well. Sorry the weeks are so long...
Take care
Janet

...love Maegan said...

:( sweet post. gorgeous photos ...as usual :)

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

My sweet and sparkly is the start of summer and all of its possibilities. I love the freedom and break from our normal routine. Hoping Friday comes quickly for you. :)

trishiekoh said...

Loving these pictures! I often feel a little bit sad late Sundays too...

Bonbon Oiseau said...

awww...i'm sorry...it must ne so hard each sunday...try to enjoy your time on your own as well this week! maybe that IS your sweet and sparkly and you just don;t know it?

Kristin said...

I'm listening to the sparkle filled laugh of my little bambino. It's the best sound in the world!

Chessa! said...

sigh..that must be so hard for you, dear. :(

I feel so lucky to have my husband with me every morning.

●• Tiny Red said...

yummmmm!

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

Nothing! It's pouring down rain but these pictures cheered me up.

jen jafarzadeh said...

that's so true. I felt that most when my husband and I were dating long-distance, but I still feel it now that we're together. I love the feeling of knowing you have a whole weekend ahead.