Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hello July

July means summer is in full swing. Happy Birthday to those who wear rubies as their birthstone.  It's HOT where I live, so red seems the perfect color to represent this month . Happy July!  Enjoy.







































































Have a wonderful July!


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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Taking Time Out

I refocused my life based on making family and friends my priority. Somehow, every now and then, I find myself back in my old life - spinning plates, peddling faster than my wheels can turn, balancing a chair on my forehead while tap dancing. It's so easy to allow old habits to creep back in, forgetting to put the important things in life first, rather than last. So, I'm taking a timeout and putting a few things on hold in order to enjoy family and friends - keeping my promise to myself to live a life that allows me to take time to celebrate the simple joys and blessings in my life.

I'll be back in July. I hope to see then.  Rita

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Let's Take This Outside

Summer provides the perfect setting for one of my favorite things - outdoor entertaining. I love casual get-togethers with friends and family. A little inspiration. Enjoy!































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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Treasures of Summer

Of all the wonderful things summer brings, one of my favorites is beautiful flowers. These flowers were reminders of what it was like to have fresh flowers in my house throughout summer, and how fun it was to share bouquets with friends and neighbors. Maybe I'll reconsider the reasons I replaced my 'old fashioned' cut-flower bed with flowering shrubs, and create a new flower bed for next year. For now, I'm letting theses make me smile. Enjoy!






































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