"Elegance is refusal," said Coco Chanel. ...more

Advanced Style, Advanced Substance...

While recovering from pneumonia, I have had the pleasure of perusing Ari Seth Cohen's lovely blog, Advanced Style.  He takes photographs of interesting and styl ...more

Christmas thoughts....

I love this prediction of our Messiah's coming! ...more

One woman's journey through the book of Isaiah...Part I

I've always loved the beautiful images in the book of Isaiah.  Who can forget the passage about how those who wait upon the Lord will rise up on eagles wings or the lovely descriptions of Jesu ...more

Beautify our world -- thanksgiving.

Before you go out into the world, wash your face in the clear crystal of praise. Bury each yesterday in the fine linen and spices of thankfulness.   ...more

Beautify our World...Nurturing

I love the dictionary definition of nurture: ...more

Beautify our World...Respect

Respect is a balm that, when applied to human relationships, brings beauty to our lives.  Dictionary.com  defines this quality as ...more

Do you dare greatly? The Merry Rose Reads

 Daring Greatly, How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown ...more

Have you seen?

Have you seen the darling giveaway at A Gathering of Thoughts?  Check out the lovely cards, tea bags, gift tags, etc. in the Vintage Pink Rose Dress Form design.  Hurry, though.  The contest ends soon. Enjoy! ...more

September decorating...

By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, ...more