I went into a shop this week that sells eclectic stuff. Now, don't ask me why, but whenever I walk into an eclectic shop, I am smiling the whole time. I noticed a very unique item on the wall, and the sales lady told me it is called a Milagro. The name Milagro is of Spanish origin and means miracle. She said that it was a blessed gift of the heart and that you can put notes or prayers inside. I've seen these Milagros before, but never one quite as pretty as this.
The heart opens, and I placed my note inside and closed it.
I love to look at old houses, their character, detail, charm, but when it comes down to living in the home, I prefer new. I don't like things breaking down, so I appreciate the new appliances, the pretty granite countertops, the clean soft rugs that were just installed. So, my dream home would be what I live in now - a smaller newly built house that's easy to clean, fun to decorate.
Nel's dream home would be a 19th century Victorian estate with spiral staircases and a great big library with floor to ceiling books.
Jess would love to live in one of the craftsman cottage homes with a BIG porch and flowers in the front yard. She admires the charm and character of these homes.
I had a fun day with my son on Thursday. I thought I'd take a drive to Folsom and spend the afternoon there. First, we stopped for lunch at a pizza place, which prepares their own dough and pastas. Then, I did some shopping in old town, which I love. I'll show you what I bought later.
I always have to stop for red flowers.
Then, we decided to go to the zoo because it's been awhile since I've visited. (this zoo takes in injured animals and nurses them back to health).
I'm in awe every time I see the spectacular peacock. She is graceful and elegant, but her honk is loud.
The lion was taking a nap, so it was hard to get a good view of him.
Here's what I bought at the charming shop in old town. I love what it says. We all have something that is calling us, and one of my pleasures is simply taking pictures of this wondrous world and seeing all the colors dance around me while I take it all in.