Friday, May 31, 2013

Listen

 

A Prayer For You

We do not really listen to each other, God, at least not all the time.  Instead of true dialogue, we carry on two monologues.  I talk.  My companion talks.  But what we are really concentrating on is how to sound good, how to make our points strongly, how to out shine the person who we are talking.  Teach us to listen as your son listened to everyone who spoke with him.  Remind us that somehow you are trying to reach us through our partner in conversation.  When our words are harsh, hostile, angry we convey the very opposite of those qualities.  Teach us to be still, Lord, that we may truly hear our brothers and sisters and in them, you.

 
Let us try to
listen more.  We
may be missing
something very
special 
that someone
is telling us.
 
  
~Sheri

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

White Treasure

My sister just gave me this plate, and I was so surprised because I've seen it around and have always wanted it.  The porcelain plate is the limited edition of Diana, A Rose Everlasting.


It has a music box in the back of the plate, and the white rose looks very nice against my dark hutch.


The white rose is so pretty to me.  It signifies Purity, Innocence, Sympathy, Spirituality.



She also gave me this vintage looking purse that holds cards and notes.


A special gift from my sister that I will keep always.


~Sheri

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Peaceful Evening

After a day of writing and working, I was craving a peaceful evening.


So we hopped on our beach cruisers, and made our way to the park.


Book and camera in hand,


the sweet scent of nearby horses,


and birds singing in the distance...


It was JUST what I was looking for. 


~Jess~

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Feelin' The Pink Today

This dessert shop
has the most
amazing cakes.
I love its pink
building.
 
 
  
These flowers
bloom at my
favorite park
nearby.
 
  
My brother gave
me this cup from
Starbucks.  It
will be nice to
have cold drinks
in it during the
summer months.
 
  
Turquoise drinks
and pink nails.
 
  
This is my
favorite tea cup.
 
 
Isn't this pink
brooch just
lovely?
 
  
And pink roses
for my husband's
birthday.
 
 
~Sheri
 


Friday, May 17, 2013

Irresistibly Paris

How can we resist a simply irresistible invitation from our dear friend Anita at Castles, Crowns, and Cottages?


Well, we simply can't, so let's start the music!


Thank you, Anita, for inviting us to your "France: Simply Irresistible" Link Party.


As many of you know, we recently hosted our own 4-Part Paris Series on Nel's honeymoon last month.
 
video

We're just thrilled for the chance to revisit one of our favorite cities so soon!
 

You might say we're irresistibly enchanted by the charm of Paris...


Or that the charm of Paris is enchantingly irresistible...


Either way, this city has a way of lifting our spirits. 


Thank you for linking up with us in Paris for this simply irresistible party!  


We look forward to visiting you in France this week.


Bon voyage friends!

~Sheri, Jess, and Nel~     

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Queen for a Day

Happy birthday Mom!


With Mother's Day falling so close to my mom Sheri's birthday, I wanted to make something special for her this year.


My mom bought this wooden castle a while ago, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to break out the paints and create a personalized gift.




I splashed on a little color--the teal will go nicely in her guest bedroom--



and let the paint dry over night before brightening up the towers with a couple layers of titanium white.


I thought it turned out quite nicely. 




And now my mom has a castle to visit whenever she wants to feel like a Queen for a day. 

Wishing you a year of love, happiness, and dreams come true, Mom!  

~Nel~  

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Afternoon Tea

We spent this Mother's Day creating our new blog design. 


It was nice to enjoy a cup of hot tea while we worked. 


We visited the Queen Mary tearoom this weekend and treated ourselves to these delicate china teacups after viewing the Princess Diana exhibit. 




It's been a lovely couple days with all the kids "back in the nest" for Mother's Day.


We hope you had a nice weekend with the ones you love too!

~Sheri, Jess, and Nel~ 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Beat Of My Heart

Today I'm feeling a little yellow and cheerful, so I bought myself some yellow roses.  I'm going to be with all my kids on Mother's Day, and that makes me very happy.
 
 
You will notice the different shades of yellow with the different lightings.
 
 
 
I found this tea cup at a shop nearby, and I've been having my tea in it lately.
 
 
"They know me in
a way no one ever
has.  They open
me to things I
never knew existed.
They drive me to
insanity and push
me to my depths.
They are the beat
of my heart, the
pulse of my veins,
and the energy in
my soul -
they are my kids."
~unknown
 
Happy Mother's Day
Ladies.
 
 
~Sheri