Saturday, January 14, 2012

Falling Up

Crazy, isn't it

this little thing called


It makes promises


keeps us warm and fuzzy


makes us ponder



and is often times 



But in all your seasons of 




GROW to new heights in love

in life's garden



stand out among the rest.

pinterest via

Please visit my Etsy shop

go here

and see how love can

pop up 

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and SOAR

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in your holiday greeting 

this year!

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PLEASE go visit Ruben at

Rattus Scribus

for a hoot and a holler. He 

just posted a Poetry Slam with

with Tea Rat and Rattus!

The phrase to "Grow in Love by Rabbi David Aaron


Cheryl said...

Love this today!!! It made me smile! 'Specially the sweet little piglet.

Karena said...

Anita again so much inspiration here from your words, images, and music!! Aspiring, yes to stand apart from the crowd and express myself uniquely!


Art by Karena

helen tilston said...

Dearest Anita

You have me dancing and singing along.
Thank you once again for such an uplifting joyful post.
You know I always re-read your posts many times, so if you will excuse me

Helen xx

Ruben Rivera said...

Beautiful post and these are beautiful Valentines creations. But then beautiful is what you are.

Sandra van Doorn said...

All things beautiful come very naturally to you Anita: words, creations. I am in love with you bird nests!xo sandra

High Heeled Life said...

Mon Ami, wonderful inspiring words to start my day! The photo of the piglet priceless!! ... your Vantine creations are divine! Wishing you a beautiful week-end, xo HHL

YONKS said...

Once again Anita, a little gem to brighten the dullest of Welsh days! How warming your presence is!
With love

"Create Beauty" said...


I love your new creations!!!

how fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your Glitter Sister,
~ Violet

desde my ventana said...

Love this post Anita, inspiring and filled of "joie d'aimer"....well I love the Cole Porter's music too...

Have a lovely weekend


Palomasea said...

Love the beautiful WORDS...
Love the gorgeous wands and treasure "love" boxes...
Love you!!!
The images are wonderful, dear Anita..and do you know..your hearts look almost edible??!!
I am LOVING the vintage look to them, they are beautiful!!
And those little boxes..just yesterday Alex and I were planning her birthday party, and I was telling her how fun it would be for the girls to paint and glitter tiny treasure boxes...and here are YOURS!
They are exquisite...
Sending you so much LOVE!!!!
- Irina :)

scrapbookertink said...

Love is all around, sometimes you just have to look harder, lovely post, take care, Doreen x

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Beautiful and inspiring as always, Anita! Thanks for the "warm fuzzies" this morning!
~ Wendi ~

Linda in AZ * said...

*** DEEEEELIGHTFUL!!! And that precious lil' piglet is, well, just tooooo precious! MANY THANKS for the earlyh a.m. smiles!!!

Warmest wishes,
Linda in AZ *

mermaid gallery said...

great way to start my day!...i just love all the turquoise!...and the little pig of course!

NotesFromAbroad said...

The piglet made me grin and the John Lennon story made me sad.
Happy Weekend, Sweetie .. C

Sheila said...

Love the pic of the piglet, how adorable!
Love the JL quote.
Love the plates on the wall...AND love this im off to browse!

JBeaudetStudios said...

Well you sure caught my eye with that ring!!!! A girl can dream, right? Love your love pops; what a creative, adorable idea!

Palomasea said...

Oh, yes, dear one...the John Lennon quote..
so deeply touching, always bring a tear.

Cindy Swanson said...

So beautiful, Anita! I especially love the gif of Fred Astaire!

As always, an encouraging, positive, and utterly lovely post.

Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

wickedfaerie said...

Beautiful post Anita, boy do I adore that little piggy!

Have a lovely weekend,

Anne said...

Anita, could anything be prettier than that little gold bird box? No! Did you make that, sweetie?

hi-d said...

What a fun, pretty post! Love that Queen song, too. :)

Thanks for your sweet comments on my Dad's b-day post. I hope you have a lovely weekend, Anita.

I'm heading over to look at your etsy shop now. I HAVE to see that beautiful heart and bird gold piece.

The enchanted home said...

Wow I soooo needed this post Anita!! On top of being exhauseted from moving, my mind is like mush and escaping to blogland for a little bit is always a treat but coming here is like visiting the CROWN JEWEL of really know how to up the ante, this post is brilliant. Love the little piggy picture, what John Lennon said and mostly your beautiful and uplifting message ALWAYS.
Thank you Anita!!

The Dutchess said... sweet and lovely...what a beautiful little golden bird box..Have a great weekend dear sister..xoxo

Becky~ said...

Lovely post dear Anita,I loved the little piglet LOL.

Blessings! Have a beautiful weekend!

wendy said...

soooo pretty. I will have to learn about Etsey, and go visit your little shop.

beautiful sentiments about LOVE. I loved that saying by Lennon (I am going to put it on my facebook, hope that's ok with you...I'll give you credit for finding it)

ups and downs of love, Highs and lows. joys and sorrows. It's all part of the LOVE experience.

but LOVE always comes out victorious and isn't that WONDERFUL.

what is with you and your hubby, GENIUS..both of you. The way you write and express yourselves.
Hope your day is filled with love moments for the both of you.

BirgitW. said...

ma chère Anita,

Falling up - c `est un post merveilleux aujourd `hui!!!

Les photos - les mots très vrai - et le photo de Frank Sinatra avec le " movement " est magnifique.

Je te souhaîte un très, très bon-weekend à Minnesota.

ta Birgit d `Allemagne

It's me said... is brings me love for a happy dear friend from far away...and feeling so close to

millefeuilles said...

I love, love, love this post and your AMAZING creations. How wonderful you are, Anita, to be able to make magic like that. Possibly, I think the key to your creative abilities is that you love and are loved by many. Am I right?

I very much like that John Lennon quote. Come to think of it; I very much liked John Lennon.


ivana said...

Didn't pop up to this Lennon's saying so far but it is something that I use while working with parents: the goal is to raise child to be happy, loving and daring no matter what!

Beautiful post, as always!

love, ivana

lostpastremembered said...

I doubt I can eat bacon for a while after that incomparably sweet photo. I am with John Lennon. If we all had a little more of that... and less of the backbiting viciousness ... well what a world we would have. Here's to falling up!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

oooh our minnie (piglet) is NEVER that still!! (she wags her tale when you speak to her though)
Anyway, I digress.
I love everything about love, love being in love and feel grateful to have known such love.
beautiful post
fee x

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonjour mon amie!

Love that John Lennon quote! And of course ALL we need is LOVE!! Love the glimpses of your lovely Rabbit Hill on your sidebar... it looks like it should be in a magazine.

I've been enjoying life and working on organizing our household from top to bottom. But of course I make horrible messes to get to the end product of bliss! We finally have snow on Golden Pond and I'm so happy to be NOT working and snuggled in our little nest.

Hope you are doing good at school and having fun ma belle!

Mises bisous, Sherry

Deborah said...

Love all your beautiful and thoughtful creations Anita!
Its always so inspiring coming here!
Love you!

Deborah xoxo

Martina said...

Love your pretties Anita, such magical gifts! You have been busy creating such fairy tale things, awwww, it's always time to show LOVE! How's your weekend so far? I'm still not back to my full health and strength, but feel warm and collected today. Had a walk thorough town with my hubby and bought many colors of paper for more paper-flowers. We will show some in or next edition of KidsLife, let's see! Now, we'll have dinner with the boys and maybe watch a film. Relax my dear one, it's true, this winter has been hard for many of us, and we need to take good care of ourselves! Have a lovely evening and sunday ahead and keep sparkling the world with fairy dust! xx

The French Hutch said...

Oh Anita, Clever, colorful and creative this post on love!
I love it, and the music.

The French Hutch

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Anita
THANK YOU for putting a smile on my face today! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new creations!!!!!!!

michelle said...

Good afternoon Dearest! What a happy post to brighten up this wintery, snowy day. I love John Lennon's quote, how true. Your new creations are gorgeous, you certainly know how to put love into so many things.
Much love to you!!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

A lovely inspirational post, dear friend, thank you for the great start to my day.
Your Etsy shop is fabulous and I adore all the sweet Valentines gifts.
Also really loved the quote from John Lennon and he was the Beatle I liked the most.

Hope that you are having a beautiful weekend

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

The quote from John Lennon is one of my all time favorites...
Fabulous new creations! Bravo!!!
(I'll call you in the morning)
HUGE HUGS!! xoxo

Mary said...

Crazy beautiful post! I love piggie loving his little stuffed piggie! It's all about sharing the love. You are right! Stand and sparkle and share our love with all. Peace to you. :)

My Spotty Pony said...

Oh Anita this post is just bursting with Love! Lovely words, lovely pictures, lovely music AND most of all, lovely creations made by.... a VERY LOVELY YOU!!

Our boy Spotty is getting new shoes today, so at least his hooves will look clean and tidy!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Love and hugs,
Abby and The Spots xx

Tiff said...

As always your words and images make my day sparkle! I feel brighter and happier and I am thinking more deeply about an idea that one of your words or images has triggered... I am back at school Monday and need to hold on to my lovely, relaxed holiday mood! Have a happy week! X

Grace said...

Love the music! The piggies are so sweet hugging. aww Have a wonderful weekend. May your weekend be filled with lots of love. Grace xoox

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness this is fabulous. That little pig is adorable! And I love that quote from John Lennon, I printed it off last week and have it posted on my mirror.

You are such a gem my dear friend I do so love coming here to your magical world! I am in love with your new etsy hearts, beautiful. I must go and have a look.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy your time with your husband. And your creative time.

I am feeling better, just really tired. I do not know what that is all about. Are your sniffles gone?

Thank you for coming to visit me! I always love hearing from you!

Xoxo elizabeth

Jeri Landers said...

A crazy little thing called "Piggy love", I want those lil piggies!I feel like dancing around the room.
YOur shop is looking great. These are wonderful, magical items you are creating. What fun it all is!

My Spotty Pony said...

You have snow!! Keep cosy and warm, and enjoy your soup.... how I wish I was there to share it with you both!
Enjoy your evening.
Much love, A & S xx

GrandmaK said...

Again a treat for the senses!!! Thank you, dear lady!!! Cathy

Burlap Luxe said...

Love John Lennon!
Happy Pre-Valentine love to you my dear friend!

Love the heart wands dearly :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, my LORD! I cannot get a darn thing done tonight because I am mesmerized by your blog! It rocks out loud!!! :D

I am also your newest follower.

Ricki Jill

Sizzle and Zoom said...

A beautiful, magnificent post. I love the song you picked by Queen.
I love all the hearts and flower things. This post made me happy.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very uplifting and fun post! I love Queen! The little piggie with his piggie was too cute! Have a wonderful weekend friend!~xo, Patti

Sylvia said...

Love is the beauty of the soul , dear friend , and you prove it with everything you touch . You have made such a delightful Valentine creation; together with this post they are epitomy of love. I have always loved Lenon's unique expressions and Lenon's truth.
Sending Love your way ...

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Well, I vote for LOVE! Headed over to your Etsy shop to take a peek....

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Oh, such pretty Valentine's Day goodies!! You are soooo busy , always making something so special! I will have to run over to your Etsy shop, if they are not all sold out!! And I LOVE the photograph you took of the heart wands!! Did you get an iPhone??
Glad you must be feeling better now. :)
[Don't come tonight, dear, save your strength. I'll post tomorrow.]

RobinfromCA said...

So gorgeous and inspiring as always dear Anita! I'm especially loving this as the hubby and I just celebrated 32 years of marriage on Thursday.


Cobalt Violet said...

Fun post! LOVE Fred Astaire ... my first love.
When he past away (right when I graduated from high school) I wept. He's magic. :)

I think I need to manifest a valentine this year!

Casa Bella said...

Hello Dearest: I just checked your Etsy shop. It is so fabulous! You are so talented. Like your blog, it exudes beauty. You are an inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend, lovely Anita.

Beatnheart said...

How homered I am to be amount one of your groupies. you are an amazing, talent Ed and gifted woman.. Your taste level,is in the stratisfere.. Love the J Lennon especially..
Blessings peace and love to one fabulous dame

Elizabeth said...

Good morning sweet friend, how are you? Happy Sunday! Did you have a fabulous dinner party? I am sure it was wonderful! Did you make the soup or something else?

Your shop looks fabulous!! I love everything, keep it up. Great things are happening, your magic wands are spreading love and light wherever they go!

Enjoy your day my dear friend, Elizabeth xoxoxo

koralee said...

Oh my sweet one...just look at your new treasures in your shop!!! LOVE have been a very creative little bee. I love the uniqueness of all your items...pure joy.
Happy Sunday to you have any snow yet...we have oodles and more on its way today.
Love and happy creating. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Anita!

I shall pop on over to your shop, and you would be most welcome to pop on over to mine as well.
I actually have two shops, they are both on my blogs side bar....look for the Etsy mini's.

Ciao Bella
Miss you.


KarenHarveyCox said...

Such a beautiful post Anita. I love Valentine's Day because it makes you mindful about LOVE. Speaking of Love, I love how your etsy shop looks. I had to buy one of your heart creations. I am going to create a Valentine's Day flower arrangement and use it as the center. I'll post about it, when I finish it. Love your theater, and all of your amazing creations.


karen - Simply Inspired said...

anita... what joy and inspiration i always find here... thank you... and i am so glad you are so loved. happy heart-full-ness!

ida said...

As always...beautiful. Ida xxx

Kristin said...

Dear Anita, these pops are sooo beautiful!! I'm sure you will sell lots of them! Thanks for your lovely comment. We had a great time with the winter birthday. The best of all is that it creates a memory my daughter always will remember! And that's important! ...the photo of the pigs are so adorable! Have a lovely day!

Love, Kristin

George The Lad said...

Love is in the air every time you look around ;) Hi Anita its me George, moms got the timer going, I'm ok got plenty of time to comment. Yes the 14th is getting close, must get something sorted for my girl, mom has come up with an idea :) she will email you soon ;) you have made some lovely things for your shop.
Gave Balzac a hug from me and reguards to Ruben, will be on my way to see him next.
Love and hugs George xxx
We did a walk from the book today so I post will be going up later in the week :)

Marie-Ange said...

L'amour nous en fait voir de toutes les couleurs ...
Couleur du temps ou couleur d'espérance, c'est si bon de se sentir aimée ...
Une mélodie sur un piano bleue et la vie est belle ...
Bisous du coeur

Palomasea said...

Dearest Friend,

Always such a blessing for me to see your encouraging, beautiful words...THANK YOU!!!
That aqua bedroom..isn't it something????
- Irina

Susan said...

I has some 'Christmas cash' to buy myself a gift so I ordered from your shop and I can't wait to have a couple of your bluebirds find their way to my home! I think they will be a lovely addition to the hutch I refurbished. Maybe I'll finish the inside before they arrive. It's always good to have added incentive!
Happy day off on Monday, my friend!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Simply always. Love your hearts!!!! ox

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Fay said...

Hi sweetpie What a VERY pretty collection of Valentine wands you HAVE been such a busy bee in your fairy workshop ALL so Lovely and the last comment weell hilarious !!! it must have been a wzving wand ! Love fay xxx

Stacey said...

Lovely Anita,
lol! i did have a good laugh with from that crazy spam comment. last week, i visited but wasn't able to post a comment because baby Ian wouldn't let me linger:-). I also loved the butterfly effect video over at your lovely hubby's blog. i saw the movie some time ago. it definitely makes one think, doesn't it? i love today's post too. I can't imagine life without LOVE:-). Congrats on your etsy store too. XX

ivana said...

Hello again, I've visited your shop and there are all sorts of lovely things: those crown paper box, gift tags Versailles... Love them all!

I work in a school, but not as a teacher. I am pedagogue (educational adviser working with teachers, pupils and parents...). But if I could teach it would be French or Latin!!!

Barbara said...

Love your post filled with hearts and Valentine's Day love, Anita!
And I especially love the plate arrangement above the piano. So clever and fun.
I hope you're having a nice day off today....
Sending you lots of love and kisses for Valentines Day!

Mapi said...

Hello sweet Anita
You make such pretty things as pretty as yourself !
Have a wonderful day dear ...
Love and hugs

koralee said...

Happy day off to is snowing like mad today and all week! I am afraid of going down our we live way up on a mountain...but all will be well...get the girls to school and work and come home for a HUGE cup of I go. Stay cozy dear one. xoxoxo

fashion meets art said...

wonderful post my dear. these things are amazing. i should visit your shop, def.!
kisses and hugs
maren anita


ps: tomorrow i'll go to the post office :)


Jacqueline said...

Love is in the air and it is everywhere! I vote for a cloud 9 experience in Feb. 2012.

Chilly here, snowing and we are tucked in for the day, both having a day off.

I love Pinterest too. Have you come to see my board? I have been to your board and it's pure delight. Almost a Cloud 9 experience in January!

Love sent to you!

Martina said...

Hey sweet friend, thank you for coming and crumbling along today! I really do LOVE crumbles, they are better than cake. Do you feel better yet - i mean - really good? I still don't. Better, but not my old self yet. I hope, as the days get longer, strength improves and energy. Celebrating Valentines in Feb. is so nice and your treasures are GORGEOUS! They are made with LOVE and it shows! Hope your day is lovely and send you sparkles!

Anonymous said...

Hi Anita,
J'adore tes photos qui sont très bien choisies!
Je viens de te décerner un award pour ton blog!
Si tu veux comprendre, fais un tour sur mon blog!
Have a good evening!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Anita...look at all these love have reminded me that Valentine's Day is coming up quickly...John Lennon says some of the best things doesn't he....Another LOVEly post...Dzintra xoxo

Christel Hutson said...

Dear Anita, absolutely love the hearts you have created. I'm sure they will be flying off of your etsy shelf! The quote by Lennon is one of my personal favorites from him. He truly was a poet, an innovator, and a visionary. Hope you are having a great start to your week. It is rainy, and dreary here, but a visit to see you always brightens my day, and feeds my soul. You and Dore have that in common..soul feeders teehee Love to you, my friend, Christel

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

You have such a beautiful blog Anita..... LOVE!

Jeanne xx

Anonymous said...

love the MAGIC that you bring
to the soul
i want that baby pig
if only he promises to stay little
i want JOHN to be alive to read
his words to us
you are an amazing talented person
BEAR HUGS ~victoria~

Red Rose Alley said...

How can I tell you that I LOVE this post that you have created? First off, THAT GOLD BOX...that's one of the prettiest items I've seen! It looks antique gold, which I prefer over gold. The torquoise heart with the wings is darling, and the yellow one is cheerful. I am so looking forward to Valentine's Day. Anita, it's one of my favorite holidays. Red and pink, chocolate, hearts, and love...what more can I ask for? Thank you for making me smile with this wonderful post. I am heading on over to your shop right now to see more goodies. A lovely week to you.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Bonjour Anita,
Back from Paris and finally getting a chance to cruise around blogland. And have to say, I love your Valentine beauties! Must go check out Ruben's site. Hope you've been well and had a fabulous holiday season!
Looking forward to a sparkling new year with you!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love hearts and romance. Loved your post today. I also heart YOU Anita.


koralee said...

Hi sweet friend...had the day off today too but it ended up being a snow day anyways...our week could be crazy as our forecast is calling for ooooodles of snow. I think I am catching a bug maybe it will be good to have a few days off because of snow. Hugs to you. xoxoxoxo Enjoy your day tomorrow. xoxoxo

Fashion-isha said...

I love this post!! LOVE! Who doesn't love it??

Jade said...

What a sweet, sweet LOVE-Post, my dearest Anita!!! So full o magic and romance!!!! Have a wonderful week full of sparkles an love,

Hugs Jade & kisses from your friend Sheila ;))

Apple Blossom Barn said...

What a wonderful post and I love all the fabulous turquoise in your header, that light fitting is stunning, you sound like you are in great spirits, love is in the air!

Have a lovely day


Anonymous said...

I love the Lennon quote and the photo of the piglet made me giggle! xo

koralee said...

Morning dear one...I feel great today..maybe the bug got scared away by all our snow!!! It is another SNOW should see the amount of snow piling up everywhere..and it is still coming down...but I can stay cozy and warm inside going out on the roads for me.
Hope your eye is not giving you too much trouble...sending you some snowy blessings for a wonderful day...hugs. xoxoxoxoxo

hi-d said...

It's SNOWING here! Okay, nothing major, but we don't get it a lot and so it's pretty exciting when it does come.

How are you? Thanks for stopping by this morning. I hope your week is going well. Can you believe the fast start this year is off to already? Whew!

Hope you have a beautiful day...just like YOU!


deb famularo said...

Anita!!!! Happy New Year! It's been forever, my sincere apologies for that. And I meant to get back to Reuben sooner. John's mom passed away and it's been a little hectic the past month, but it was a blessing. She was suffering. I e-mailed you back in December, but now I see you may not have received it! Here is my e-mail: Please send me a quick "hi" and I'll save you in my contacts. I hope you and Reuben are both doing well. I do need to catch up on your blog! And your etsy shop! I miss you, and am so glad you left that comment! Much love always, deb xOxO

Privet and Holly said...

Love the pics of your
new products ~ they
are as pretty as petit
fours and bon bons!!

xx Suzanne

Debbie said...

Anita my friend, as always your posts transport me to a place where everything is magical and beautiful. I come by all the time, don't always leave a comment ... sorry. Also, I LOVE what you and Ruben have done to your home. What a lovely refuge you have made for yourselves. One day I'll visit ... really.

Love to Ruben.


Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Anita,

Such a lovely post! I love the little piggy, and our piano is almost exactly like the one in your photo, although ours is painted dark blue, instead of turquoise.

The Valentine's favors are mighty sweet, as well.



Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour dearest!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for sending me over to see sweet RIA... I changed my settings to the pop up window and now I can access my comments... YIPEEEEEEE!
Still having a little trouble visiting some dear bloggers but hope it clears up soon.
Thank you so much for all your visits and encouragement.

Rachel said...

Hello sweetheart! This post is absolutely lovely!!! Yes, it's so important to love! And, to me, so important too is spreading love. To love and to spread love, two things essential to life and our hearts.Thanks, dear, for this sweet words, images, and message! You really have a kind heart so full of love. Lots of kisses, Rachel :))))

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Happy Tuesday dearest Anita!!
We finally got snow!!!! It melted in less than a week but it was so beautiful!!!! Have you had any snow?
This blog post is amazing!!!! I love the heart shaped lollipops with decorations and the John Lennon quote about happiness is awesome!!!!! I love all the gorgeous photos!!!!
We had crazy weather last night- it was mild & warm but our weather informed us of a cold front returning with frigid temperatures. We were supposed to get some rain as the front blew in HOWEVER- instead of just rain- tornado warnings were issued and we had severe storms with hail, high winds, & heavy rainfall. It was quite a surprise when I looked at my phone around 11:00 PM before going to bed to see if the temperatures had begun dropping yet & saw the tornado warning red alert flashing on my weather app!!!
I woke my husband up & we went downstairs. Ugh!!! Never a dull moment!!!!
Hope your weather is more calm!!!!!
Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday!!!!
Hugs!!!! :-)

annie said...

Very sweet images...I must check out your etsy shop!

Rosie said...

Oh Dearest ,there you go again
S*P*R*I*N*K*L*I*N*G* the LOVE about. make me smile, with each and every one of your beautiful creations. You are the "QUEEN of WHIMSY".
Well dearest things are lookin' PRETTY white here. We, who may get one or two days of powder, have about 8 inch of snow and the best is yet to arrive tomorrow. We are enjoying a few "snow days" here in Abbotsford.
Cleaned EVERYTHING that needs cleaning, and will bake and slather a bit of paint about tomorrow...shaping up to be a fine day filled with all of my favorite things.
How are you keeping? What wonderment are you cookin'up for all of your little lovelies these days? I bet you are dreaming up something that involves much glitter and many pretty hearts :)
Well must start supper now, will chat soon dearest friend. Love and Laughter...Rosie

Fashion-isha said...


I know I already commented on this post but I just want to tell you how much I appreciate your sweet comment on my most recent post! Thank you so much. And as far as I'm concerned you're still really beautiful!!

Maria said...

Hi Anita!
Oh you have been busy creating! I love your wands... so fun and fabulous!
Speaking of fabulous... I hope you are having a fabulous week! It was great having the extra day this weekend. Did you have Martin Luther King day off too? I really needed it and could use the rest of the week :D

Blessings and Grace always,

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

And HUGS back to you dear YANKEE from the AUSSIES...thank you so much for popping in....that cake was absolutely delicious Anita...just the combination of the chocolate and the lemon topped with meringue...AMAZING!!! Much love coming your way...Dzintra xoxo

~CC Catherine said...

Hello Sweet Creative Friend, I can tell you have been busy, busy, busy. Those precious Heart Pops HAVE to be in your Etsy fun!

I will go see Reuben, as I love to read his poetry on Tea Rat and Rattus. Can't wait!

I'm going to try and catch up this week on your past posts I've missed. And I must get back to your Etsy Shoppe to see what all you've had yourself creating! ;)

Hugs friend...xoxo
~CC Catherine

hi-d said...

Hello Dear Friend...

Thanks for your visit. I'm glad you enjoyed M & K...haha...

The snow is was short lived, but so pretty when it was falling from the sky. Last night around midnight it looked magical - like a winter wonderland! Absolutely gorgeous. Maximus and I looked out the window and you could tell that he noticed it. :)

That's so weird that you guys aren't getting snow. Do you miss it? I am like a kid when it snows. I get soooo excited.

Well, my dear...I hope you have a good day. Looking forward to your upcoming post.

Have a lovely day!
Heidi :)

Stephanie said...

How does the song go? "Love is all there is." May you always find love and happiness in your heart.

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, how's youe eyes today? I hope you feel better! I have an on and off bladder inflamation since after christmas and hope i'm out of it soon. It's really tiring to not have your full energy over such a long time, but one has to be patient ... Maybe the body is teaching us something and we don't hear properly? Anyway dear, your blog lawys refershes me and cheers me up and i love your gorgeous heart wands!

Sylvia said...

Hi dear Anita,
I have just visited your Etsy shop hopping to buy one of your charming Valentine's Day cards ; unfortunately , I am late ...but that is Ok.I am so happy you are doing so well.
Have a lovely week ahead!
Thinking of you

Ivy Clad said...

Yes! Just this week, I was thinking how important good relationships are. They are so hard to develop and foster, it seems, in our super-busy world that when I do possess a relationship of value, I want to do everything possible to keep it alive. Love gains a lot of perspective after seeing it beyond disappointment and pain, for sure.

YOUR POST is as lovely and beautiful as ever and so full of that sense that the words were written from a depth of personal experience.

I hope the rest of your week is splendid!


Aurelia (A Pretty Life) said...

beautiful post, it makes me smile and makes me feel happy, well done, thank you.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Dear Anita
Well I LOVE those heart shaped lollypops.. so sweet!! [pardon the pun haha!]... prettiness in a choice of colours!!! lovely..

and that John Lennon quote! it's perfect.. if only we could all have that attitude when small and start our lives off in the right direction..

Have a wonderful week.. apologies for my lateness.. ciao xxx Julie

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Yes Anita I have tried lime curd...but not orange, didn't know there was such a thing!!! Yes you must have a piece of that cake seeing it is calling your name...enjoy!!! xoxo

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening dear one
I needed a little pick me up so I thought I would stop in...
There are still some blog friends I cannot access, but I see you never leave me!
Thank you for coming over

koralee said...

Hi my's a cold one today here...first day back to school and it is cold and blister..the kind of cold that chills you to the bone...sooo windy..snow drifts everywhere. So much for our pretty snow.
Happy is your eye my friend? xoxoxo It is almost the weekend. We can do it!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Anita, your Etsy shop is as magical as your blog! You create with sooo much love, it sparkles already through my screen.
How have you been my friend? Is life busy and hectic? I think all our lifes soak us in and that's the way it's supposed to be, I'm afraid. To live to the fullest we have to take it ALL.
Hugs for today and every day xoxoxo

Amish Stories said...

Hi Anita and i like the John Lennon quote as I'm a big fan of his. And please stop by my own neck of the woods if you get a chance because I've just published the tour that i had gone to this past September of the movie "Witness" that stared Harrison Ford from 1985. This farm is now Amish owned and was open to the public so i was able to take a lot of picture's, and i have 2 Amish recipes in this one as well. Richard

hi-d said...

Anita This song put me in such a good mood today!!! Maximus and I have been dancing around the living room. We made way from some new furniture that we're getting this weekend, so we have a nice open space, despite the toys all over...haha...It was SO much fun! When I sat Maximus down on the floor just a bit ago, he was rocking back and forth. SO CUTE!
Thank you, Anita!

Have a blessed day!

June said...

Hi Anita,
I love your newest creations! Beautiful! and so sweet!
I love this crazy little thing called love.
hugs from me...

Draffin Bears said...

Sorry I think I spelt Ruben's name wrong, apologies.


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Thanks for your kind visit - left a note but the first one did not seem to come though.
I am feeling okay, taking ibprofen for something that is like Glandular fever which I had when I was in my 20's.
Your post is beautiful so was great to come and visit again.
Will go and visit Ruben's blog.

Happy weekend

mijbil said...

So inspiring.. :)

summersoul said...

I love love love this post! I have never seen that quote from JL. Thanks you! Have a great weekend!


Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Anita! Your heart wands are exquisite! Love, love them!!! :)

koralee said...

Morning dear one...we are off of school again! This time for freezing rain...3 snow days this week! Hope your day is going well...will think of you ....but remember the weekend is here!!! ENJOY! xoxoxxox

Anonymous said...

Anita, your posts are always a delight. Love that Lennon quote and your aquas are making me miss my old blog colors. :)
Off to visit Ruben.
Have a beautiful weekend, my dear.

Anonymous said...

gosh, girl...that was so beautiful...and those hearts...oh my...speak of love....

Kristin said...

Wishing you a wonderful, blessed, creative, relaxing and LOVELY weekend!


DolceDreams said...

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G Anita! How I love ALL of your work, especially these hearts....they make me swoon!
Have a wonderful weekend, perhaps the chill outside is keeping your creative hands indoors working working so marvelously!
xo Nathalie

Vintage Home said...

Your creations are wonderful...dear bird!
Your images are stunning and so sweet for this coming celebration of LOVE!

georgia~gigi said...

Oh Anita what wonderful creations!!!!
I love love love each and every one!

Kerri said...

Hi Anita, I have so missed blogging with my sweet friends. I love this post and the sweet piggie picture is absolutely adorable! I have to get a breast ultrasound on Tuesday and this post of yours cheered me right up and put me in a better mood! Love all your darling creations!

I just updated my blog, finally...LOL




Champagne Macarons said...

Bonjour, ma belle! I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I'm certain you are working at a amazing project or two.
Aren't those chairs fabulous?! Like you, my heart belongs to antiques... however, I would love to own an iconic modern piece or two but I don't think a wire piece is in my future... although I never say never.
xoxo, B

meadowsweet hare said...

my dear sweet friend

i have come to visit your pretty world and thank you for your kind words.
my heart is still heavy, other than here in the soft and magical beauty you create it feels like a cruel world, even my faith seems to be turning to dust. but i am sure i will see the light light again, i know it is there and i thank you for ever reminding me.

sending you warmest hugs and a steaming cup of p.g. with a bunny biscuit on the side xxx

even when i am not visiting much, i am thinking of you fondly always

much love and hugs to both you and your dear ruben xxx
remember it is imbolc/candlemas on wednesday/thursday, i will send you magical wishes xxx


het tuinengeltje said...

Hai, I also have this diamant ring....! Just kidding! I'm also happy with nothing. Because our health is the most important thing.

Hugs, Sylvia