Friday, February 17, 2012



is perhaps the secret 



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To swing high 

to touch the moon

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to reveal 


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of sweet surprise 

in order to 

Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.

 ~Saint Therese of Lisieux~

Come back next week and see my new creations

for Spring in my Etsy shop!

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Palomasea said...

My Dearest Anita!! I am here, and I am so thrilled by this post!!
The music...oh the music!
AND, the MAD HATTER..heee :))
ADORE your bunny, and I love the quote..I was debating whether to use it..and there you go...POW!
LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING about this, dearest, most talented friend!!!
- Irina

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

I could copy each and every word from wonderful Irina!!
This is a marvelous post! Oh my goodness...the pictures, and the quotes!!! You know how I adore quotes of ANY kind (hint, hint, Ruben :) !
YOU are magic, my dear, Anita. Pure magic!
We have so much to talk about this weekend.
I can barely wait to hear your voice!!
Sending you huge hugs and much love... always. xoxo

Red Rose Alley said...

Dearest Anita,
You have my favorite quotes on here! First off, "She is clothed in Strenth" is a very special quote to me. And I laughed when I saw the Alice in Wonderland quote because Jess LOVES Alice in Wonderland. I'm going to send her over to see this. Do you know that I am interested in the saints, and St. Therese of Lisieux is one of my beloved saints? They call her the "little flower." Do ordinary things with extraordinary love. Isn't that beautiful?? This post tonight really came at the perfect time because now is a time in my life that I have to be brave because there will be changes for me, and you know that change is good but sometimes scary, right? Thank you for lifting my spirits, dear friend. Those pink polka dot shoes are delightful!!
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Fete et Fleur said...

Hello my dearest,

The proverbs verse was like an arrow to my heart. I forget in the midst of every day crazy life, that in the Lord, confidence is mine. No need to be fearful or cower, but stand tall and be strengthened by Him.

Your sweet bunny creation is wonderful. I look forward to seeing more of the beauty you have produced.


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonjour mon amie!

How are you this fine morning?

I AM the poem... I AM the poem... I AM the poem... I love it! Everyone that reads this will carry a new confidence in their heart and mind today. I think I'll make a sign for my studio that says "I AM the poem!"

How are you ma belle? It sounds like you are enjoying your home and this years teaching experience. I'm so glad. I'll be looking forward to your new creations. They are so delightful!

Bisous ma belle! Sherry

fashion-meets-art said...

dear anita, my friend, what for a wonderful post. i love all the pictures you have chosen. and it's so true: "be the poem".
i'm also in love with your new header: love the pastel colours!
kisses to you and your husband: wish you an amazing weekend!
kisses and hugs from germany
maren anita


Mapi said...

Oh again such a lovely post and what are you up to dearest Anita ?
It looks promising !
Have a wonderful weekend.

The Dutchess said...

One of my secret ingredients is you!!..See you in March dear friend...xoxo

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Oh, dear girl, this was such a POWerful post, especially since you are so exhausted this week. But your WORDS have strength of their own. Be the Poem. Now that is just brilliant! Bold and Brave on solid ground... And, of course, the description of the Proverbs 31 woman [ loved what Nancy said about that] all adds up to one of my FAVORITE ever of your poems!! [ And the picture of the little girl with the elephant!!!!Sooo cute!]
I hope you and Ruben take some time this weekend to be good to yourselves. You've earned it.

Martina said...

OOOOOOH, are we a bit mad dear? I hope so! We are rainbow-people and our insides shimmer in all colors! Love that sweet post. The pix are darling and the alice in wonderland quote just nais it! Thanks for your sweet visit the other day. I loved it when you said, i reminded you of spring - that os so sweet! Now, let's have some of these scrumptuous sweets from your header and call it a holiday! xox

Woolytales Miniatures said...

Oh Nita, coming here make me smiles!!!

love love love it!

I can only imagine how long your days are and only during the summer we will be able to talk a little more.

lets play by ear and wait till next week okay??

Notes From ABroad said...

The Very Best thing for a person to do , upon waking up and feeling slightly cranky, is to read your blog.
Love it .. Love you ! C

Sandra van Doorn said...

Oh i just want to say thanks God for Anita! Always so wonderful to visit you. I love your selection of photos; you obviously have a wonderful eye for beauty... and your words... such a great way to start the week end, inspired and positive!
oh la vie est si belle chez Anita!
xo sandra

scrapbookertink said...

Just what I needed today to get motivated Anita, take care, Doreen x

Rattus Scribus said...

That was a lovely poem to start my day. I feel like that boy with the elephant that wants to get into a door, but it's not allowed. Looks like I'll just have to try another door.
Can't wait to see those rabbits. Darn cute.

Vær våken said...

Dear Anita, your posts are always encouraging in a very special way! And all the wonderful images - love the ballerina!!! Guess what, I just discovered Pinterest!! I have noe idea why I haven't before, but I'm so glad I did.Finally a place to gather the things I love, the photography I love. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend! Kristin x

"Create Beauty" said...

Love this!!!!!

~ Every Thing ~

Each picture

Every Lovely Quote

Your poem,

You, the POEM ~

relying on His strength
in your weakness
so His Light shines through
and encouraging and giving
to each visitor here

and next week your darling bunnies
to delight our hearts?!?!!!

Let's add polka-dots to our shoes.... and kick up our heels!

~ Violet

Mélanie A. said...

I love your inspiring pics ...they have made my day

Hearts Turned said...

So very, very lovely, always...

Such an important thing to remember--we really CAN do anything we can dream of, if only we're brave enough to glad you're brave enough, my friend! Looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful creations!

Wishing you the most lovely of weekends...


A Tale of Two Cities said...

It's grey, dreary and storming this Saturday morning, but there's poetry and beauty in my heart thanks to you my friend. I"m always thankful for your gift of expression and look forward to your posts with anticipation each week.

The enchanted home said...

Anita...please write a book, you tell such a beautiful and magical story, it makes me heart sing and I do not say that lightly. When I leave your post I feel like I do anything, like I can fly and conquer...thats the gift you give me! Thank you for that, its a beautiful way to start my day. Now, excuse me if you don't mind while I get brave and go a little made be "be" the poem:)

Grace said...

Oh sweet Anita, your blog is simply beautiful. I always say that I know but the pictures always make me smile, make me dream and make me beleive! The bunny is too sweet. The music ties it all together. Grace xoox

koralee said...

Oh my oh my....look at that bunny!!!!! I love him!!! You amaze me my friend...your talents never ever end! Your banner is my favourite one yet!!! I am off to take a peek at it again.
Happy get Monday off...Yahoooooo! Enjoy. Love to you always.

YONKS said...

Anita, I have to say, for me, this is one of your best yet. We can be anything we want to be - be bold! I am so looking forward to seeing your new creations. Have a wonderful weekend dear one.

Virginia said...

LOVE your quotes and music today ma chère.
Bon weekend!

Anne said...

ooh, those luscious creamy dresses look like a room of wedding cakes! Thank you as ever for the lovely thoughts and images.

Leslie said...

Anita! This post is amazing! Your writing speaks to us all and those images are gorgeous!! Wonderful quotes and the music is the perfect touch .. ready to dance now ;)

Enjoy your weekend!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Oh, Anita...the Proverbs 31 verse is really the theme verse for my blog...whenever I speak of strength and dignity that is where it comes from. We are all called to be women of strength and dignity!! Your beautiful posts always take me on precious journeys!!

highheeledlife said...

Good morning my friend! Oh I so needed to be reminded of all this. Thank you for the lovely images and inspiring words. I especially enjoyed the Proverbs verse.. "she is cloth in strength..." Blessings my friend..xo HHL

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Such a beautiful and inspiring post of love, courage and hope. always, always! The photo of the child and the elephant is priceless, and the shoes! Bebe has her eye on them.
Your BUNNY...Simply wonderful!!! Love him...
Enjoy your day
Love, Penny

Elaine said...

Hello again.. I always love to see what pictures you have chosen to go with your sweet words.. love the post. warm wishes

It's me said...

Je suis........Je T'

ivana said...

... do ordinary things with extraordinary love, simply love it so, so much!!!

thank you for coming to my cloud(oblak)

ivana said...

... do ordinary things with extraordinary love, simply love it so, so much!!!

thank you for coming to my cloud(oblak)

Sacha said...

Coucou Anita !!
Tu as changé ta pager d'accueil ! elle semble si gourmande que cela me donne envie soit de la croquer ou pire de la lécher :-)))
Hum ....les chaussures roses sont tout à fait à mon gout très chic ... j'y glisserais bien mes petits pieds , j'ai adoré la petite fille à l'éléphant , chez toi tout est poème , tout est beau et charmant .....
Le petit coeur rose parsemé de sucre l'ai croqué !

Deana Sidney said...

It is such a HUGE truth. Be the best YOU. Don't try to be anyone else... that is a knockoff and never the best.
Work to find who you are and then work it! It is your voice that makes you special... nothing else matters. SOmetimes, people who feel they have the least to say end up having the most. A small shift in perception is all it takes. Value yourself. said...

rYour music, your words and your pretty pictures make me want to live here :)

helen tilston said...

Dearest Anita

You do both in writing the poem and being the poetry. Thank you for this beautiful story right from the beginning to the last word. I loved the image "Strictly No Elephants allowed". I say persevere young girl and "fortitudine vincimus" Amen

Helen xx

Cindy Swanson said...

I'm running out of superlatives for your posts, Anita! "Beautiful" and "gorgeous" just don't cut it anymore.

Each one is like a lovely little gift that just gets more special as one gets deeper into the wrappings.

Lots of love!

Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Lovely prose, as always, Anita! It's always good to be reminded to just 'BE'.
Have a wonderful weekend,
~ Wendi ~

C'est moi Claudette said...

Gosh I wish I could hear your music dearest Anita....
I can't wait to see what you have created. I can't wait...
I love you

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Another very beautiful post, dear friend.
To be... such lovely ways to be ourselves.
I received one of your very sweet cards, from an equally sweet friend the other day, so will have pride of place on my memory board.

Hope that you are having a happy weekend

Privet and Holly said...

YOU are the busiest
girl I know. I need your
secret ingredient to get
as much done in a day
as you do in a week!
Hope you are finding time
for SOME relaxing this
weekend, Anita!

xx Suzanne

wendy said...

TO BE...I guess that is what it ultimately comes down to.
BE..and then DO. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, if you are good enough, smart enough, creative enough.
YOU you can Be.
Be who we were meant to be and use those God given talents that we were given. Not intended to be ignored, but to be shared.

Reminded me of a saying I have of Marilyn Monroes on my sidebar that says:
Imperfection is beauty, Madness is genius. It's better to be absolutely ridiculous then absolutely boring.

and one thing I do know about myself....I AM NOT BORING. (tee,hee)

I was talking to Claudie about "how to get into your etsy shop" and she said it's on your sidebar.

Auntie Cake said...

Can't wait to see you latest creations! And I adore the verse you put at the top of the post. I had that verse put on a senior picture for me daughter, I loved it to much, and it totally paints a beautiful picture of my daughter.

Have a wonderful weekend, I heard we are supposed to be getting some snow here on Monday. Just when I am all good and ready for spring!

Elaine said...

Is that really a heart shaped macaron? Fantastic!

Fashion-isha said...

Wow! This is so inspiring and better than reading a book! I love the Alice in Wonderland quote!!

Nella Miller said...

Too beautiful there such a thing?? Everything, the words and images..uplifting. N.xo

hi-d said...

Hello, Anita!!!

I like what you said about "if you can't write a poem, be the poem." So true! We ALL have a PURPOSE here on earth! Each and every one of us.

How was your week. And really? 32 years that you met Ruben on Valentine's Day? That is amazing! Congratulations! I think you should share your story on your blog. :) I hope you are having a wonderful weekend celebrating!

Thanks so much for stopping by...and yes, to answer your question...Maximus does have quite the grip! Oh boy, does he! haha...and when those fingernails of his get long, Ouchie!!!! LOL...

Well, have a wonderful rest of the weekend and enjoy!


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

What a beautiful post! And that bunny! Oh my goodness he is so CUTE! You amaze me, everytime I visit I am in awe of your talent. I am so happy that you share your words and creations with the world. I hope you are feeling much better. Have a wonderful day!

You are going to LOVE Downton Abbey by the way!

xoxo Elizabeth

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita you are extra ordinary and you create from ordinary making it more than what it is :)

Beautiful post!

I am loving every bit of your shop!

Palomasea said...

Coming back to dwell in the magic!
Love you :))

francis said...

Good sundaymorning my dear ,
Love your newest post as I love all of your posts ....
The sun is shining this morning and I decided to go for a second ( 6e ! ) opinion . Another orthopedist ......
I was inspired by a documentary about Herb and Dorothy Vogel , art collectors . Old and still happy together and always on their way ....walking a lot from A to B . Herb has grown awry but he is enjoying life and art .
I was crying and I knew That's what I want ...Why not better grown awry but able to walk ....
So here I go AGAIN ...
And hey ....I want to meet my dearest blogfriends eventually ...
Elisabeth had her third chemo om thursday She has been so sick ( again a0 oh oh oh my .....
I know now that will change after days but's hard .
I can see the change ..... in her .
She is more and more on her own and lets few in ....
Three to go ...... We can count down ..... I focus on SPRING ...
My daughter Anna will move back to Holland next weekend . She is leaving France and will be nearby again ...
Little Eva is busy to stand on her two little feet once and again ....
I love your magical birds Anita .... Lots of love

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Love all these words Dearest very very inspirational...Cheers to you on this fine Sunday xoxo

desde my ventana said...

Hello Anita,
Now I'm in the mood for my sunday...thank you !! for this inspiring post

Muchos besos


George The Lad said...

Hi Anita George here :)
Mom is as mad as a box of frogs lol !!! so I laughed when I saw all the best people are. Then I thought you have some kind of psychic powers!!! in perfect steps!! and secret ingredient all the fur stood up on my back! I can't let the cat out the bag untill next months Tess goes out, I know you will be over to see it,
but I'm bursting at the seams, not only to do with steps but me and Tess have been invited to go somewhere very special. I'll give you a clue we will be at The NEC on the 11th March Bow Wow :) google it :)
I'll be back to see what you have been making for spring. We are springing around over here
Love and Hugs to you Ruben and Balzac xxxxx

erin's art and gardens said...

sweet anita, have i told you lately how much you inspire me?

you do.



Karena said...

Anita, tis me Karena. I love this post from start to finish. You are more inspiring and talented than you know....

Art by Karena

georgia ~ gi gi said...

Ah, a tad bit mad...... LOVE IT!!!!
It's the only kind of mad to BE!

How are you my beautiful friend?
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Will you have Spring Break soon?

I just adore this post. I don't know how you do it every week, but I am sure glad you do what you do!

Lots of love
gi gi

jerilanders said...

Well, I happen to know for a fact that I am Bonkers, for I actually used to wear wild and crazy
shoes with heels and soles sky high.
Hope you are having fun.. I think you probably are!

Unknown said...

sweet post :)
Love Lois xxx

millefeuilles said...

Dearest Anita,

This is possibly my favourite post yet although I say that to myself each week. The colour combination is delectable and the message as usual is true to my heart.

I cannot wait to see your newest creations!

Much love,


michelle said...

Ah yes dearest Anita, be the inspiration. We have it inside all of us and sometimes we just need to dig a bit deeper to let it out. And if we aren't a bit bonkers, then what fun would it be. :)
Have a blessed day!

Denise said...

Dear Anita,Yes I am a poem.Love Denise

George The Lad said...

Oh Anita thank for your visit, T's on a stick wow, I look forward to seeing them ;)
Sorry The NEC didn't come up,I thought it would its one of the biggest venues in the UK!copy and paste this link into google.

Love George xxx

fee @ chipper nelly said...

oh I love this post (my, those shoes are to DIE for!)
And it's made me chuckle that my current post is called 'I ♥ Pie', sitting at the top of your blog list - how very uncouth amoungst all this beauty!!! Thank goodness the picture (of said pie) isn't there too!
(must try to be more ladylike...)

Unknown said...

Oh Anita,
Don't you just love that Absolutely No Elephants. And who is this little guy adorning the end of your post? Your post is gorgeous and I love all those shoes...OMG don't you just love those blue ones.

I have a little surprise for you. I was thinking of you this morning. I designed a new miniature fabric collection called My Dollhouse fabrics. I made a teeny tiny Anita's Inspiration French script. I can't wait to get the collection sampler. When I do, I'll send you the link. I was thinking it would inspire your designs.

Well, happy designing. I love your things.


Nella Miller said...

Dear Anita, I have to tell you again how your kindness and generosity touched me today....your visit leaves me very happy. You have a way of making us feel very special and validated...what every living being needs. Coming from you it is very appreciated...much love, N.xo

Carolyn said...

Such beautiful images Anita - eye candy indeed!
Truly scrumptious ^_^

C. said...

Yummy eye candy!!!!

Sylvia said...

Amazing Anita,
You are such an inspirational human being ! You are bold, you can write a poem, you are a poem... And Love makes everything better , doesn't it ...You express your heart in the most honest, open and creative way and I love you for that. ( Enchanting images) Thank you !

savvycityfarmer said...

you leave me speechless, as always ...

wish I had time for a mile long comment!!

love you woman

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Have the best creative day Anita!!!

Adien Crafts said...

Hi, I wanted to drop by and see what wonderful photo's and words you have today and you didn't disappoint as usual! Oooh those shoes are to die for, not to wear, I think they're too beautiful to spoil so just to look at and admire :-) Have a wonderful week. xxx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dear Anita...yes I know, it's nearly Birthday Month for us!!! Sistahood here we come...wishing you a lovely's nearly time for bed Down Under xoxox

It's me said...

This is a special post for my blogfriend Anne.....she is verry ill is for i do not need the comments she you understand.......??love from me darling...happy

Ricki Treleaven said...

What a spectacular post. You made me smile, and *giggle* I cannot wait to see you spring designs. I will look out for them this week!

Ricki Jill

Barbara said...

You always find the most wonderful photos, Anita. :) Those shoes! And the elephant shot made me smile. I might have to repin that one!
As far as poems are concerned, you write one with each blog post! Love visiting you for inspiration.

Ann said...

This is really inspiring...
Thanks a lot.
I knew I have to visit your wonderful blog despite my so busy schedule and I'm not regretting it. Love it ♥

Unknown said...

and so the morning arrives

and it is alive!

it is a written ballet,

that turns, and tips,

then out of the blue,

she did a flip.

she takes us by surprise

and then we simply cannot believe our eyes,

she is transformed with that flip

for she has then learned,

to just be, who is she?

koralee said...

Morning my get the day off..correct? Enjoy and create! My list today is endless!!! But I will do my best to get what I can done. Hugs to you. xoxo

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness.
this is magically wonderous...
this post...
be the poem indeed
if one cannot write...
splendid advice for
to give to little ones...
love how you make it all
come together so lovely..
each and every one of your posts... the elephant image...
it made my heart melt...
xoxo Eden

jerilanders said...

Thanks or asking about the bathroom, it is looking marvelous! James will be finished with it this week and then I will post the results/ You know, it looks rather French...

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hi beautiful Anita!!!!
I love this post- you always have the most amazing, magical, beautiful photos!!! I love the "Mad Hatter" quote. Did you see the Tim Burton "Alice In Wonderland" movie? I lived the quote Alice says about "I'd like to think I can accomplish six impossible things before breakfast!"
How was your weekend? I just posted a new blog entry about an hour ago. I ordered a really unique vintage coat & there are some photos of it in this new post- you'll have to let me know what you think!!!
I hope you're having a wonderful Monday!!!
Hugs!!!! Shannon :-)

Vær våken said...

Dear Anita, I'm having so much fun following you on pinterest! I loooove the images you collect!

Kristin x

Simplement ... said...

Au clair des images je veux m'évader ...
Au clair de la lune je m'en vais rêver ...
Merci pour tout chère Anita
Mille bisous légers ... légers ...

Ivy Clad said...

Another inspiring post, Anita! Proverbs 31:25 is one of my favorite passages. Have a wonderful week my friend!!


Ivy Clad said...

I'm glad you liked my little surprise! :D I am having a wonderful Monday. I'm glad you had the day off; my daughter was out of school too.

Talk to you soon!

La Petite Gallery said...

Well, I hope I am myself today.
Last nigh I was a moaning crazy woman with my leg the pain is awful. Mar 1 see the Doc. Hope
he knows how to stop the pain.
Your post is wonderful, I wish I had some of the pastry.
Looks sooooooooooo good.


A Magical Whimsy said...

Scrumptious photos of confections...sweets for the sweetie, confections of cream colored flounces with oodles of yards of billowing chiffon fabric dresses!!! I am in heaven with these photos, Anita!
And the colors! The soft pinks and divine!!!
I am on a plateau over looking my desires in my mind's eye. Yes! Yes!
Onward toward creativity!!! Even if I only see things in my imagination those creative endeavors can become a are living proof that we can ignite that flame of inspiration and make it happen!
Can't wait to see your new goodies in your Etsy shop!!!
Smiles ;)

victorian parlor II said...

Beautifully said dear friend!!! I can't wait to see the treasures in your etsy shop!



Calico Child said...

Hi Anita, gosh I love all your images & wording ( I am sure I say that each time) hee but its true.
The aqua shoes are gorgeous & those wedding dresses are to die for, my goal this year is to have a go at making a little girls bridesmaids dress.
Looking forward in seeing the Etsy shop items bet they will be stunning!! :)) x

hi-d said...

I so love that proverbs verse that you have on your header. How are you today/tonight?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. So, it looks like you are going to be adding more goodies to your Etsy shop. I can't wait to see what's in store. :)

Have a happy Tuesday!

Kirsten Steen said... the new header photos! Gorgeous! And can't wait to see the new arrivals. Do hurry!

Jade said...

What a wonderful inspiration, my dearest´s sooooo the colours, it makes me feel like spring!!!!! Have great week,

with love Jade and kisses from your friend Sheila ;))

Peeters Liliane said...

Sweet sweet Anita,
I thank you for these lovely words on this beautiful en enchanted post. It gives me a good feeling when I read this words!!! You are a master in writing!!
How are you after your hectick week? Here we have a week of from school we have spring vacantion! But I have a bad cold poor me :-(((
Hugs for you my friend,

Vintage Home said...

OH MY! I saw your banner I started to is so sweet ...and funny because my newest post is those fun colours!
Then I read the wonderful bible verse! Thank you for that!
And then I read your post...what wonderful inspiration...and I am sure my family (daughters) think I am a bit mad!
p.s those shoes ...all of them ..make me swoon!

Vintage Home said...

p.s. your bunnie is a dear heart...just the sweetest!

momto8 said...

fun fun fun and more fun!! thanks.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

My fav= absolutely no elephants. <3

Anonymous said...

Anita, you have such a way with words. Yes, today I will "be the poem!" You need to write a book I think! You could include your awesome sketches. xo

Woolytales Miniatures said...

yes, Nita, ((( please))) lets try to "see" each other this weekend.grin

I know you would love anything made from Hershey's milk. i am so nervous now because i have the show coming up and she looks as she will pop out anytime.

everything will work just fine as the Lord Jesus is always showing grace to me even on simple things like these....

sending you a hug and a big kiss... have a easy day at school... i am always thinking of you , love~

Cindy said...

So, So LOVELY! I think being a little Mad is what makes life interesting and a little quirky!
I love to visit your blog, it leaves me uplifted and motivated.
I can't wait to visit your Etsy shop!
xoxo Cindy

koralee said...

Happy day to you my dear! Can you believe that the month is soon coming to an end already!!? Where does time go? Hope your week is well and all your students are in good spirits. Mine all seem to be happy and excited about something?? Not sure what...maybe they know something I don't?? Spring Fever maybe??? Hugs to you for a wonderful day. xoxoxox

Christel said...

Dear Anita, what a wonderful the poem, relish in those mad moments, live life to it's fullest! You definitely are the poem, for many of us Anita. Your words are always so inspiring, and thought prevoking..a leader with mad is that? Have a great week, hope you can get some rest worked in there somewhere! xoxox Christel

Ral @ARTbyRT Seascapes and Island Life said...

These definitely put a smile on my face, Aloha Raliegh

Palomasea said...

You are a magical, sparkling poem, precious friend...and we certainly all glow brighter because of you!
Tight hugs,
- Irina :)

Martina said...

Hi Anita dearest, how are you today? Here, it felt almost like spring, so nice! I'm at home drawing for a little book project and it does me good to have a few days of from computer work. Have a sweet evening my friend! x

DolceDreams said... be...too fabulous you are!!!What a joy it is to stop by and see which way your creative mind has taken us...I cannot wait to see your Spring collection!

mudderbear said...

Oh I hope you are right.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Just wanted to drop in for a little magic and music... So beautiful Anita.

La Dolfina said...

So beautiful Anita!!
I adore St. Therese, she is my patron saint!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Wow sweetie, you had me at the first quote of Proverbs 31:25. As women we truly do set the tone for our home and those around us.

This beautiful post sang to me, made me want to dance in the God given talents that He has given me.

If that precious darlin' bunny is a taste of things to come...boy are we in for the treat of our lives.

You are a shinin' star sweetie!!!

God bless ya and have a terrific day!!! :o)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Anitaaaaa, ma tendre amie, the minute you find the time fairy, send her over to me. We need more hours in a day desperately ^.~
How have you been? I'm pretty sure your days at school are very busy yet good. Well, the weekend is around the corner, you keep your elegant heels clicking today.
From tomorrow afternoon on I will be in your beautiful country, Anita. In Florida this time. We plan on visiting Disney on the Sunday when my oldest girl turns 9. Cape Canaveral is on our list too. We are going to stay until Sunday March 4th. Will think of you up there ^.^
Much love always xxxx

Maria said...

Hi Anita!
A wonderful post ~ amazing as always,
so sweet to visit here.
Your photos and words are so inspiring! You teach all day, and then you use this important gift to teach us such great lessons ♥
Thank you Anita!
*Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
rest up
enjoy a second cuppa on Saturday morning
and have an awesome time Praising the Lord on Sunday !

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The Craft Shack said...

I just wanted to let you know that the picture of the little girl's legs with the boots on hanging off the counter over the chair should be linked back to I am sure she would appreciate the link back.

Karena said...

Anita love the photos with the children and your bunny is so delightful!!

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