The weekend is upon us...

Holy Guacamole! Its Friday.
What are you up to this weekend? 

There is more house painting on my agenda this Saturday.
But Sunday it is off to enjoy an indulgently long lunch with one of my favorite ladies (and I can't wait)

Have a festive weekend... {xox}
Original watercolor from Etsy


Grieving the loss of my grandfather has been a difficult process. It began in July with a difficult surgery and has tugged at my heart strings and the lump in my throat ever since. One thinks eventually you will grow numb to the incessant sting of missing someone but, after five months of missing him, I know I can only miss him more as the days go by.
He was a really wonderful grandfather, better than the kind that teach you how to change a tire. The lessons he left behind were not tangible. But I know, they will come to me on a rainy day and fill my heart like a grenade. Everyday he proved that waking up was our biggest blessing and most extraordinary accomplishment. And with a few words he would remind us that anything beyond that, good or bad, was just icing on the cake. "How are you today PawPaw?" "I woke up today didn't I?"

Perhaps it was surviving a German Prison camp {that was never as grusomely described by him as it was in the red cross reports} that forced him into his sunny perspective. For my grandfather every day he got to spend sharing his bowl of frosted flakes with a new morning made him a lucky man. 

In an effort to preserve the life they once had, I have collected as much of their possessions as my family will allow. In this collection, is a book of poems. It sends the familiar scent of their house into the air as I open it to offer this poem.

This poem is written by an unknown author, it is the lesson he taught us... 


And if tomorrow shall be sad
Or never come at all, I've had
At least today!
This little strip of light
'Twixt night and night
Let me keep bright

And let no shadows of tomorrow
Nor sorrow from the dead yesterday,
Gainsay my happiness today!
And if tomorrow shall be sad
Or never come at all, I've had
At least today!


Say hello to my little friend.

I have become totally obsessed with Etsy and I am constantly amazed at the cool items I find there.

Recently there has been a big trend in printing on vintage book pages...
I have particularly enjoyed the contrast in these using black and red... what do you think? 
For more prints like this check out Black Baroque on Etsy.

And for some really cool finds from all over Etsy check this out.


Sailboat dress...oh yes

drooling over this topshop dress for the summer
Have you been to topshop? Its a dream. When I was in London I discovered the two story department store dedicated to great inexpensive style and I was dizzy with excitement. If you haven't had the pleasure of going, their online store is FILLED with great items!


Announcing Meant for a Moment Watercolors

Meant for a Moment announces the arrival of our new watercolor prints!
Each charming print began as a hand painted piece. 
Each measure 22 x 17 and is printed on crisp white archival watercolor paper and is signed by me, the artist. Each print will celebrate a simplistic look and childlike perspective.

For more prints and purchase opportunities visit our etsy site

Do you see what I see?

I am really loving these vintage frames. 
Do you wear glasses? I have two pair that I wear off and on but they don't have the amount of character these have. Don't you just love the cat like curl on the sides? Etsy is full of great vintage finds.
I found these frames at Peace Love Eyeglasses's crazy shop that sells only vintage eyewear. I love it!


Where is the Sunshine?

Well, its official. I have spring fever and some body better ice me down quick because it snowed last night after a week of sixty degree sunshine. I have spent my morning huddled by the fire with my coffee and I can't help but wonder what happened to our sunny skies...?

These prints by Gabrielle Kai are helping to ease the pain a bit.
I feel like running to the grocery store to pick up a nice fresh basket of berries to devour. So I can close my eyes and pretend, for a moment, that my deprived skin is soaking up the sun somewhere warm.
My vivid imagination will be my greatest gift today. {xox}

Hoping toy find some sunshine today. 


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