Thursday, August 22, 2013

One Of A Kind

I have never been into the latest fads or trends.  When something new and big comes around, I turn the other way and run.  I've always wanted to be an original, with my own expressive style and taste.

From Fashion

To Jewelry

To Home Décor

To Music

I saw this cup when I was out shopping, and just had to buy it.

It's not easy to turn away from the crowd that's luring us in, but when we do, a whole new change awaits us.  We are able to say,
Here I am,
I am real,
I am different,
I am special.

Picture of Nel when she dressed as a Flapper girl.
May your day be filled with all that is different and good.



Mona said...

Amen , amen, and amen!!! I completely agree with you..and I think that it gets easier to be myself the older I get...just wish I had done this from early on.. Your mug is a great reminder!
Love, Mona said...

Thats how it should be. Free and easy and always be ourselves. I have never followed fashion.. I enjoyed making up my own creations..
I love your sandle shoes..
A fantastic photo of you Sheri.!
love the mug..
val x x

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Val, that's not me, that's Nel when she dressed up as a 20's Flapper Girl.

Have a great day,


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

B E A U T I F U L.


It's me said...

So cute !!! from me...x !

Nely said...

Ohhh dear Sheri,so,so beautiful post,so inspirating..thank you my dear friend!

Kitty M said...

Greetings from the UK again Sheri - looks like you have all been having a fun summer x

Thanks for popping over to Dolliedaydream - yes I am loving being back in the countryside and feel very lucky that Luca and little Alfie can have a little freedom to run around and enjoy being out of doors.

I totally agree with your post - embrace being unique and beautiful in your own way. Nel makes a fabulous flapper girl - do you know having watched the Great Gatsby earlier this year I have been thinking about having a 1920's inspired party for my 40th (eek!) birthday this October :-) x

Shell said...

Very inspiring thank you Sheri and a good reminder to remain true to ourselves . Wishing you a fabulous Friday . Shell - A Darlings Nest

oldthings said...

Dearest Sheri ,this the real meaning of life !To be ourselves ,real and feel every moment of a day ,good or sad !I liked your cup !
Have a nice day my dear friend !

Attic Clutter said...

wow she is dashingly lovely (:)
cute cute post Sheri(:)

Noelle the dreamer said...

Exquisite Sheri! So true, I applaud whole heartily! Elegant, personal and YOU! BRAVO!!
Oh those dancing shoes...and the mug is perfect! We should all own one of those!
Blessings, Dear!

NanaDiana said...

Sheri- Years ago I used to follow fads and trends but anymore I just do what I love and love what I do. I will stick with what I love and let the winds of change whirl around me. It is so easy to get sucked into doing things just because someone else is doing it---or copying something that you just "have to have". xo Diana

Ivy and Elephants said...

I feel the same, as I get older I feel less constrained to fit the mold and follow the crowd. Yeah, us! Each one beautiful and strong.

chris mckinley said...

Just found your blog I'm a new follower! Love your's so true!

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you so much for visiting us and following Red Rose Alley. I appreciate it. I tried to find a link for you and couldn't, so if you have a blog, I would love to see it as well.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Lovely post and so great to be different and unique.
Nel looks fabulous as a flapper
Sending hugs and wishing you a happy weekend

syros2js said...

I totally agree with you, dear friend!!!
Have a lovely weekend!!!

miss b said...

Just catching up on your recent posts! Nothing wrong with being unique and your cute mug will always remind you! Nel looks lovely as a flapper girl and I like your sparkly shoes too. By the way, a belated Happy Anniversary!

Patricia said...

Great post Sheri - totally agree with you, I love the unique, the something different, and have fun mixing up the fashions with old bits I've had to years. Much more fun than being the same as everyone else! Great sandals!! x

Heather Lindstrom said...

Hi Sheri~ I love that quote and have wrote in calligraphy and put it in a frame recently. It is so true-being our 'own kind of beautiful' makes it truly authentic. Clearly-you know exactly how to make it happen.
xx, Heather

Teresa said...

Atta Girl!
It takes courage. But then you get to be rewarded not only by using and wearing and feeling what you like, but also what you're entitled and deserving. In your own right. Without living vicariously (I don't know how to write this word... no time to check... sorry)) through others and what THEY feel.
Atta Girl! The result couldn't have been more perfect, in my humble opinion.

sophie said...

great post! really inspired and so truth!

Shell said...

Hi Sheri thank you for your comments on my winter blog. As I write my husband has gone a trip to the snow which is only a couple of hours from where we live in Canberra,Aust. To answer your question we celebrate Christmas in Summer and we enjoy lots of Summer inspired parties leading up to it. Lots of evenings spent outdoors. So our Christmas lunch can be a mix of hot and cold depending on the heat. We love to enjoy seafood and cocktails and last year we spent our Christmas holidays at the coast . It is very different to the northern hemisphere Christmas and we try to adapt some of your cosy traditions . Happy weekend Sheri xox

RobinfromCA said...

I love this sentiment! We try to teach our children to stand up for what they believe in and not follow the crowd just to be popular. Now, to practice what we preach - there's the thing! I'm with you on this - I don't want to be a cookie cutter! BTW, I love Louis Armstrong too. :-)
Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

The Silver Bunny said...

We should know that instinctively but as you say, the pressure to conform that comes from society and our education (well, mine anyway !)often crushes our true personality. Love the cup !xx

hi-d said...

I love this and appreciate people that don't have to follow the crowd or trends just to "fit" in.

What a fun flapper girl photo of Nel!

Stay original, just how God made you TO BE!

Heidi :)

Beauty Follower said...

Really nice errings!!!!

Have a womderful Sunday dear :)

(hot) Greece

Ayu Maselli said...

Deo Gratias! ;)
hope you have a beautiful days too and a wonderful weekend.
my hugs to you Sheri

Palomasea said...

I just love that, dear Sheri...
Beautiful indeed!!!
Thank you for the wise message...
And what a fun and lovely pic of Nel!
- Irina