Sunday, May 13, 2012

GET IN THE MOOD the video 



So what is it about  



simply irresistible?


Is it the haute couture

haute cuisine

or the language that just 


rolls off your tongue

like honey?


your love affair with 


you are invited to divulge

the secrets of your

heart for 

the City of Lights

on my 

anita rivera ©

But if you're thinking 

then think about sharing your 

favorite Parisian


Christian Dior via


and their indulgences



your favorite artists' work

Monet waterlilies via

or your own.

Parisian lifestyle


décor inspirations




that makes you swoon


is welcomed!
So come to the party because


and leave me a comment saying 

that you are going to

 join the fun. 

I will put 

your blog name and link

 on my list to be ready on 

Friday June 8 to participate.

Let your readers know

by taking my button

and posting it on your blog 

with a link back here

where you will be able to
meet new blog friends and

see the sights






fee @ chipper nelly said...

Oh my goodness it's a year since I made those little Eiffel Tower blocks! They are now in my bathroom!
Count me in...natch
fee x
(wish the language rolled off my tongue!!! doesn't stop me trying though)

fee @ chipper nelly said...

gosh, was I first? I'm usually number 200 or something!
Strangely pleased...f ♥

It's me said...

A whole week Paris !!! oh la la .....with you my friend.......o yes!!!......J'Taime......mon love ...bisous...ik hou van je !!

FleaingFrance & French Shopping Tours said...

I will be shopping in Paris for work but will be oh so pleased to join in on the fun...I may even be able to add a few things while we are on the go!


A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, how lovely! I loved the party last week & would LOVE to attend once again, dear Anita...

Now, what to do, what to do??? SO many possibilities--how very exciting!

Off to dream (in French, of course!)

Wishing you the loveliest of Mother's Days, my friend...


I am Sylvia said...

This time I wont skip the fun, dearest Anita! I have to think of something " irresistible " ...., but when you think of Paris, it is always inspiring! Wishing you the loveliest, sunny, peaceful May day, my kind friend!

YONKS said...

Count me in Anita - Excited!

catkin tales said...

oh my goodness this is wonderful!!! and i wanT to play!!!
i am too sleepy now to write a comment that will do this post, this idea and your wonderful new header justice but i will write tomorrow when i awake. ahhhh now i have something wonderful to dream about.. paris ♥ :)

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Count me in dear Anita...cannot wait for it! I loved the Gene Kelly video..while I have seen most of those movies, I had not seen it done with modern music. Have a fabulous, chic week!!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Oh my, what fun! And how I LOVE that carriage! You are always full of such fun ideas. Hope it's a raving success! You deserve it.

cloudia charters said...

mais oui!

Warm Aloha from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

> < } } (°>

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Such a fabulous post Anita!!!!!!!
I LOVE all the images!!!! In college- "Kiss At The Hotel De Ville by Doisneau was one of my favorite photographs!!!!! It still is!!!
I ADORE Paris designers!!!! Chanel, Hermes, Dior, LaCroix!!!!!! YSL is amazing too!!!!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!!

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Oh, My, Anita!!! I've been meaning to ask you about this, as it was your Paris party just one year ago where I met you!!!!And you had "Simply Irresistible" on your music player that night and I played it full blast, over and over, not even caring how much band-width I was eating up!!! And that party made me want to come out of my shell and meet people in Blogland! Best virtual party EVER!!! So I'm looking forward to another marvelous party, and Oui, count me in!
Love to you, ma chérie,

Anonymous said...

yes yes yes, I mean, oui oui oui, count me in!!!

d e l i g h t said...

Anita, last year was to much fun I want to be a part of it again this year...count me in!

Nella said...

I'm in! Not sure what to do yet, but will figure it out!!! N.xo

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

How lovely would be delighted to join you for your party in Paris. It was so much fun and can't believe it was a year ago that we had this fun party.
Oui please count me in.

Have a fabulous week dear friend and will add the link when I get back home. Just sitting at the airport lounge waiting for our plane.


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

How lovely would be delighted to join you for your party in Paris. It was so much fun and can't believe it was a year ago that we had this fun party.
Oui please count me in.

Have a fabulous week dear friend and will add the link when I get back home. Just sitting at the airport lounge waiting for our plane.


hi-d said...

Hi Anita,

I am IN! It was so much fun last year!!!

I hope you have a wonderful week. Glad you are having a nice spring so far and got to enjoy the beautiful weather. How sweet of Ruben to put up a bird house...sounds like a perfect weekend!

Much Love,
Heidi (hi-d's place)

Sarah said...

Anita, count me in! If it's Paris, you know I'll be there. Wonderful party that I'll eagerly anticipate. Merci!
~ Sarah

ImagiMeri said...

I am going to try incredibly hard to participate in your linky party. Please don't hate me if I screw up and forget....I sometimes get overwhelmed with lot's of day to day activities. Best of luck!


Anonymous said...

oh Anita
what a simple
fabulous IDEA!
i shall join you
so do count me in
thank you dear
friend for such
sweet sentiments...
mother's day was every
way possible -

Martina said...

Bonjour douce Anita, mais oui, je suis on bord pour cette petete aventure avec toi! I thought it started today already - gives me time to think a bit more! Hope youe monday is fabulous! Here, the air is like champagne today, chilly and warm at the same time, and so bright and sunny! Am sending you some lovlienes over! xox

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

I'm not sure what this is (I vaguely remember you describing something like this to me at one time???)
Hope you have a wonderful time! I'm sure it will be a huge success for you and a lot of fun for all those who follow Castles Crowns and Cottages. :)
(I'll talk to you this week!)
Much love...xo

Anonymous said...

Oh, I LOVE the city of lights!!! What a fun idea and it will be cool to read so many posts on Paris. xo

GrandmaK said...

Love the video!!!! Rockin' at 5 a.m!!! who'd a thunk! Wonderful post...Wish I could travel to Paris...On the Bucket list!!! Have a wonderful day!!! Cathy

Gem said...

I would love to join in but am being a bit thick. Can someone explain to me slooooooooowly what it is we have to brain is tres slow today!!!!!!!
Lovely post as always Anita. VERY jealous that Fee got there first, I am usually the 304th commenter!!!!!!
x x xx x x x x x

Barbara said...

Loved the Gene Kelly video. He was the GREATEST.
I will TRY to join you, Anita. I am not as creative as you (and was amazed last year at the talent out there) and hope I find time to contribute.
(Wonderful Mother's Day post!)

"Create Beauty" said...

I want to play!!!!

Count me in!

Our move should be done by then
and I'll have more time, this is my hope anyway!!!

What beautiful inspiration

~ Violet

Ann said...

Oh Paris...
you are still a dream destination to me. But already I love everything about Paris.

Anonymous said...

MMM AMAZING POST:) I am addicted to everything french ..especially CHANEL ..LOVE IT haha.

I have wedding theme at Inredningsvis this week..chek it out:)

LOVE Maria

koralee said...

Has it been a year already my friend...oh dear where does the time go???? You know you can count on me!
You are back at school today...but your weeks are slowly coming to an end and you will be as free as a bird...happy dance.
I am off to the dentist for a crown this morning...not my number one thing to do on a sunny Monday but one that I must. Two hours in the dentist chair does not make me a happy girl.
Love to you and enjoy your Monday. xoxooxoo

Apple Blossom Barn said...

How gorgeous we could all do with some glamour and some va va voom in our life!

Have a fantastic week

All my best


Palomasea said...

OUI OUI ma chere amie!!!
A much needed break for FUN, n'est-ce pas?
Thank you...last year I was just catching on to the whole blogger world (all thanks to you, precious soul), and I'm so glad I can play this year....yippee!
- Irina

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh yes, my sweet Anita, I would love to join in your Paris link party. While I am writing this, I am noticing the incredible picture of the fireworks next to the comment page. When the girls went there, they loved everything about Paris - the food, the culture, the people. The two young people kissing are so sweet, and the carriage is beautiful. My favorite of all was the picture of the artist in the street. It is just wonderful, and full of mystery. Oh, Jess would love this 'TRAVEL' quote, as travel is a must for her. I am going to send the girls over to see this. What a great post, and sign me up for your link party!
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Burlap Luxe said...

looking forward to a beautiful journey.

Anita your beauty shines.


DolceDreams said...

Oh Anita,
What a delight to be invited to such a fabulous soiree!!! J'adore Paris, for sooo many reasons it will be hard to narrow it down! My proposal on la Tour Eiffel has made it my Cite de L'amour toujours...
Please count me in!
Ahh, the clock is ticking to the end of school my friend, i am sure you cannot wait!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita
Oh what a beautiful POST! Inspiration is in full bloom here.
Oh yes, count me in... Loved the video Anita, had to put on my dancing shoes!

Ragemanchoo said...

Where on your blog is this tiara? I wanted to find out more about it. Its amazing! :D

Anonymous said...

Oui, oui, do count me in!! Although my heart is fixed on Italy, France would be très magnifique. I cannot wait to travel with so many blogging companions. Yay!!! And yes, I danced during the video. ;)

Love all the images, but the first one of the Eiffel Tower right underneath the video is gorgeous. It instantly transported me. Seems like a more quiet angle, just what I'd look for if I were traveling.

Thank you for the invite, love. Took your pretty invitation.

PURA VIDA said...

I will be there...first I have to dig out old photos and that will give me the greatest pleasure~I just can't wait! We were flying back home on 911 and had been in the air for 4 hours and had to turn around..very scary and worse of course than we knew..we were "stranded" in Paris 4 more days..I will never forget it!

Jacqueline said...

Sounds good to me! Include me in the party. Really, I need to go there to get more inspiration!

wendy said...

Oh my...I know practically nothing of Paris.
The only thing french in my life is "french fries"...and "french bread".
All these pictures you posted are exquisit (did I spell that right??...see, what do I KNOW of exquisit????

But, You are beauty and inspiration and classy, and parley you are my Paris.

Denise Adorian said...

Yes!I love all the summer's big parties.I plan to be there.I so enjoyed the video.I stayed glued with enchantment while My memories were combined with modern music.Interesting how dance of any age can be combined with modern music,loved it!

koralee said...

17 more that all!!!! Happy dance!
You are off a way sooner than us...we still have most of June to get through.
It will come soon enough.
Thank you for asking about my crown...wish it was on my head and not in my mouth. It is a bit tender but off to bed I go and hope tomorrow is a good day.
Those fireworks of yours are making me dizzy as I type this comment the image is right beside the comment box...I will be dreaming of fireworks tonight. xoxoxoxoox Hugs.

francis said...

You have been busy !
A whole new France-challenge !
I have this wonderful idea
You move to France and we will be closer and able to visit !
Have a happy tuesday my friend !

Barbara said...

Yes, Anita, I'll definitely join in! I worked something out last night that might be fun. Looking forward to your Paris party!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Hello my dear,

I have been a little did I miss this? I cannot wait to participate, you know I love Paris!

I hope you are having a great week, your weekend sounds lovely. Thank you so much my friend for coming to visit.

Have a great week, look forward to the summer, school is almost over.

Xx Elizabeth

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello dear Anita...what a lovely idea but not sure that I will be able to participate this year...lots of things on at the moment...rehearsals have begun for Pirates of Penzance later in the year and I'm a policeman!!! Have a lovely party...looks like loads of people Dzintra xo

helen tilston said...

Dearest Anita

This sounds delightful. I will watch this year and try and understand what it is one does to join in. The tekky world is still a little foreign to my french easel.
Wishing success and love
Helen xx

lostpastremembered said...

well, June is a special paris food anniversary of a very special dinner 100-odd years ago... let me see what I can do!! It is a city of a thousand delights and has been for centuries!!! Fun project to get your readers to interact.

Denise Adorian said...

Yes Anita,I want to join in.I already linked your party button to My side bar and back to you.I don't think I'll be in the hospital that soon for My beautification surgery-OXDenise

The French Bear said...

Anita, I have missed you so much but I am so happy to have come for a visit today! Oui, I would love to celebrate with you also, as I love all things French!!!
So many beautiful images come to mind when I dream of Paris...someday maybe I will be there!!!!
Margaret B

hi-d said...

Hello Anita,

So nice of you to stop by...You know what? I see that in Maximus as well...some resemblance of my Dad...someone else mentioned that before and I'm so glad that YOU see it TOO!

I am so excited about this link party. I've got some ideas "Kooky"ing up in my brain. haha...not sure exactly all of the details yet...but it will be fun!!! I am going to got put this button and get it on my blog!

Have a wonderful day, sweet friend!


kerrie of sea cottage said...

Count me in Anita! My entire family will be gone hiking Yosemite that weekend. Now I will have some place to go Paris!!! all because of you. ox

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Of course I will be there.. Would not miss this for the world. We all had such fun at the last Paris link party.. Thank you for visiting dearest!

Michele said...

Anita ~~ Thank you so much for following me. You so made my day. Also, I feel humbled asking you this but you left the words "BISOUS eet que notre Seigneur Jésus te bénisse" on my blog and I do not know french so I would so much appreciate the translation. I think french sounds so beautiful and yet I only know bonjour and au revoir. Also, I would love to join your link party. I am so new to blogging, that I will need my son Austin to help me figure out the link. Thank you so much and have a blessed day.
Pearl 13.1

* simple sequins * said...

Fantastic post - c'est magnific! I did a style entry re Paris just a few days ago. Ahhhh, romance is in the air! (i'm your newest member) ~ Thanks and have a grand day, ~ Renae
ps. My hubby and I are planning a trip to Rome, Paris, and London next year...

catkin tales said...

i have made a party invitation post on my blog ~ go see :)

catkin tales said...

p.s my little bit of french is probably terrible *hangs head in shame* but i hope you like the post.

Amish Stories said...

Gene Kelly was really my favorite dancer in movies, and i know most consider Fred Astaire their own favorite But Gene was the better actor i think. Richard

myletterstoemily said...

thank you for bringing paris to our
front door. so many gorgeous
images. i'm afraid that i am the
opposite of french loveliness . . .
but i still can enjoy it!

Christel said...

Dear Anita, I came here tonight just knowing I was missing something..Indeed, I was! I can't commit (sadly) to your Paris party..I am F I N A L L Y going on vacation to Florida, and will be so wrapped up in getting back home, and getting things in order, I won't be able to attend, but I will be checking your blog to see what all I missed! I know it will be wonderful, as everything you create and imagine is! XOXOX Christel

victorian parlor II said...

Count me in! I love Worth fashions and Monet and the food and the language...ok, so I love France:).



Jackie said...


Jackie from Bliss Farm Antiques will participate!
thanks for the fun!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

I have missed your gorgeous blog, Anita! I have been super busy, but am "back" -- at least for a little bit
:) --and am so happy to see all your beautiful posts!!!

Kristin said...

Yeeeees, Anita, of course I'm in! How exciting!!!! And I loved that little video of yours. I just want to dance!! Btw...when I visit Pinterest and I see lots of great colors and such nice and happy photos I know you have been there.... Love that! Have a beautiful day!

Kristin xx

Gem said...

Count me in baby! Bisous x x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Ah dear Anita we were having our dinner when you called in!!! That would be fabulous if you were able to get in to a bit of sewing when you have your friend's machine....I'm sure you will love it!!! 'Pirates' is going to take up a lot of time from June this year and can you believe I've never seen it!!! Have a wonderful day sweet friend...Dzintra xo

kerrie of sea cottage said...

YES Anita I am participating in your Paris Adventure. I am adding the button to my blogs today. I am going to paint something, maybe a few things, just for the Paris Party! Anita how are you? Dore told me that someone has copied or stole from you? Same thing with shop name! I have written a post about it that will be on my blog soon. Lets hold each other up...we girls will stick together and move forward creating. ox Kerrie

Anne said...

Oui oui, count me in! Last year's party was such a treat!

catkin tales said...

the link on my new post has just brought me here by magic :) i am so glad you liked it.
i just can't tell you how excited i am and how much i am looking forward to this event.
thankfully, it falls just before the big birthday week here in june. where we celebrate five (possibly six, as my new little grandaughter is due that week too) family birthdays all in the same week! three on the same day! my mother, sister and myself performed a hat-trick by all giving birth to sons on 18th of june. my twins have their birthday the following day, the 19th. talk about busy! and expensive! just like christmas really. but before this i have the paris party! and i am just brimming with ideas as well as reviving lots of lovely old memories of my time there many years ago (over 30 now!).
today i am being nursemaid to poor peace lily who has a nasty ear infection. the vet is coming to see her tomorrow morning. she is looks so sorry for herself and whining. which worries me because she normally such a brave soul, it's unlike her to cry, the poor darling. but she is receiving lots of cuddles and little treats and hopefully the vet will give us something that will relieve the pain and clear the infection quickly. i do hate when any of my charges are poorly. my son has the flu too has had to go off to london today. he needs to get his visa to attend his friends graduation ceremony in pittsburg (not sure if that's the correct spelling) later this month. he is in his early twenties but i still worry about him as much, if not more, than i did when he was little. but then he and his twin sister are my youngest. gosh, i'm waffling on here. sorry dear, i should have emailed you. perhaps i will later if i get a quiet moment.
much love to you, i hope you have a lovely evening. do you still have sunshine there? it's been lovely here today.

bisous x


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello Anita! Yes, I am back! Thank you for stopping by and visiting me! You are ever so faithful my friend! As you seen, I have been traveling myself. Nice to be home and taking care of our nest. So you are going to Paris....this should be interesting! I am waiting to see and experience it through you! ~Hugs,Patti

Michele said...

Hi Anita ~ Me again. Oh, thank you for the translation ~ simply beautiful. You have inspired me with the saying and I am using it on my blog now everyday and maybe that way I will remember it as well. Also, yes, I would really enjoy your Paris party so count me in and thank you again.
Pearl 13.1

Michelle May said...

Oh I'm going to have the best time looking at everyone's post. I never get to travel in real life, so blogland is the most wonderful way. Going to be so fun!

Champagne Macarons said...

Bonjour mon ami!! How are you? I would to join in on your Paris link party. They are so much fun!

Wishing you a lovely evening! xoxo, B

A Magical Whimsy said...

I adore the movie 'An American in Paris' is the clothing that I adore and the dancing! That marvelous dancing! The main actress in the movie was adorable! Such an amazing dancer! I adored all of her outfits! Especially the ballerina ones with the layers of tulle...such feminine bliss! I have never been to Paris but I know if I ever had the chance I would definitely go!!!
I'm not sure if I can join in the festivities of your French Party but I will definitely follow those who are join to participate.
It will almost be like going to Paris I am sure!!!
Teresa in California

het tuinengeltje said...

Again a wunderful post, my friend. Love it... Wish you a lazy, happy, sunny day... Love Sylvia

Catherine Robinson said...

Hi Anita...I would love to join you all..sounds fabulous!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Hi Anita,

What a lovely idea. I would love to join you. Have a beautiful day.


koralee said...

Hi my and me both have been busy bees at school. I find I get home and I am so tired I can't do anything! Today I am off early for 2 morning meetings before school starts. Sending you oodles of energy to get you through the day. Love to you. xoxox

catkin tales said...

just a quick update: the vet has been and he has given lily an antibiotic and painkilling injection.
he said her ear had turned pretty nasty this time, but she should feel better in a day or or two. he has given me some drops and of course she has been awarded with hugs and treats.
i also washed her bed and made it all comfy for her this morning. although she has jumped up on mine, deciding that is where she wants to sleep today.
i shall have an early night myself later as i slept very little last night due to her discomfort. am glad she will be on the mend soon. she is such a sweet and brave girl. the vet exclaimed at how gentle natured she is, even for a labrador.
i am off now to prepare something that will be a cross between lunch and afternoon tea. which reminds me, i have your teas all packed and and ready for my son to post when he returns from london.

warmest wishes from me and hello from peace lily, who wishes to let you know she is feeling a little better.


Champagne Macarons said...

I'm doing well... I was utterly exhausted but well ;) I'm thrilled that summer is upon us! Although I love school, I really needed a break. I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone in the blogging community.. I've missed it so much! How are you? I hope all is going well in your world. I'm certain you have several fabulous projects in the works! I'm looking forward to your link party! It was such FUN last year.
xoxo, B

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you so much dearest Anita...wishing you a wonderful weekend...Cheers to Dzintra xo

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes, my sweet Anita. I had a wonderful day. The girls came over here to see your delightful post, and they are looking forward to your Paris link party. You'll have to keep us informed with the happenings, as this is our first one, and I have no idea what to do. hehe I hope your day is a bright one.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

* simple sequins * said...

Anita! Thank you for joining on at *simple sequins*! I have been kickbutt busy with work, too. (year end schedule - i work as a tutor at a elementary) So - just wanted to let you know I just might paint the old table first. Very interested in your June 1st thingy, but need to have more info. I'm new to this link connection thing. help! ~ Renae

Anonymous said...

if i am magic...
then you my dear
are the stardust...
working on my
french assignment
and having a grand
time with it all
...sweet dreams

* simple sequins * said...

hey Anita, YES! Sounds great - Count me in! and... sorry to burst your bubble but.... I only have 4 more days next week. The Tutors don't work that last week of school, so my last day is the 24th. (we only work m-th) We went through our test week this week and it was tedious. So now I feel I can breath, wphew. So cry on my shoulder if you need to (via here or email) and wishing you the ENERGY AND STAMINA you'll need!!! ~ Renae

Sylvia said...

Precious Anita,
It is always a delight to see your comment in the morning; you always find the right words to touch my heart. I am blessed and deeply affected by your kindness! Lots of Love to you

Champagne Macarons said...

WOW!! That is exciting news! Congratulations! I know you are a writer and creator at heart and will be a SUCCESSsd. I wish you the BEST!
I went back to school two years ago last March, taking only once course. It does seem like four years!! My instructor said last semester was the hardest. It was tough... 3-4 or staying up for 36 hours straight. However, I do love what I do and I'm motivated to get this done. God willing, I will be a designer next spring and from there take my time getting my architecture degree.
Today is my 16 year wedding anniversary! I can't believe it. Time flies when you're having fun ;)
Wishing you a lovely day!! xoxo, B

Stacey said...

Yes, count me in please!!! I had so much FUN last time!! Hurrah for summer. I can't wait. Last day for the students is June 8th and for the teachers, June 13th! Happy weekend my lovely!! XX

Kristen said...

Love this post! Makes me want to get a plane ticket to Paris as soon as possible!

Just when you thought

Virginia said...

Why do I love Paris? I can't possibly count the ways but you knew that. I'll be happy to play!

Liene said...

Bonjour Anita,
Sounds like a wonderful party, I'll be back to meet your guests!
Bisous, Liene

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Hello my dear friend,

I am sorry I have not been in touch this week, life is crazy! I will tell you all about it later.

I hope that your week was fabulous! Savor all of the wonderful lightness of youth as you send these kids off for the summer! And then it is on to your adventure!

Enjoy your weekend, xoxoxElizabeth

Posie said...

OOOOoooh ma gooderyness, eets Posie herre, I was on George's Saturday Steps tooday! Fanks sooooo mutch fur sayin such niyce fings abowt me in your commint! heehee!! My mummy says to say thatt she reelly relly liykes yoor blogg, eet has soo many prettiy indulgint fings too look at!!! YEah! Love n n lickks, Posie xox

Woolytales Miniatures said...

Nita Nita, please know that I will be there! I can NEVER miss a party! I will be back tonight and look the video as I am busy making cheese now but will be back for sure..... I can't wait to go to Paris next month! You are making me so excited!!! Love,T

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello Anita...I just loooove the colour red...especially in shoes...Red and aqua...WOW...acqu is not a colour I have used to much but just this last summer I discovered it and love it...I bought a turquoise basket and it is perfect!!! It will be Sunday here soon so I wish you a lovely day and perhaps some pink bubbles!!! Dzintra xo

Molly The Wally said...

My Golly Gosh What a COOL Blog , love it! Just joined and looking forward to more.
Best wishes Molly

koralee said...

Morning...morning...morning to you. It is the weekend and we are off to visit my parents for the weekend. I am glad you woke up smiling my friend....that is how it should be everyday. We have a long weekend here..Victoria Day on Monday...a holiday to celebrate the Queens birthday. Mondays are my days off anyways but my family will have a day off with me. Will be back on Monday....have a great weekend. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Tiny Tess said...

Hello Anita, I'm popping by to say thank you for my birthday wishes it means alot as it was my first one.
I must tell George to get himself over here looks like its going to be a big avent.
Yes he does look after me, mind you I can hold my own when he gets a grump on:)
Love and hugs Tess xxx

catkin tales said...

hello my dear

thank you so much fro your kind message. i am very happy to report that peace lily is feeling much, much better today :)
otherwise it has been very busy, i have hardly had time to catch my breath. but right now my son is preparing a feast! a rare (almost miraculous) treat :)
he is putting a lot of effort into making some very exotic chicken and lamb (i think) kebabs. my daughter and i don't have the heart at this moment to remind him that we are vegetarian! thank goodness we are having salad with them. although of course we will taste all that he has prepared for us.
i hope that you and dear mr. castles are fairing well this weekend.
bless you for your support these past few days, i am sure your healing prayers aided lily's recovery. she has picked picked up remarkably well.
oh gosh, i haven't told you the hamster story yet!
briefly, there was an almighty crash from my daughter's bedroom after she had failed to shut her door. one of our cats had got in there, climbed on top of the very heavey wooden hamster house and somehow knocked it onto the floor. it landed upside down! i was frantic and thought the poor little creature had perished for sure. but she had been saved by the small wooden cabin that she sleeps in. it was full of soft bedding, so thankfully her fall was cushioned and the solid wood protected her from being crushed.

ok, must fly now...

much love and warmest hugs xxx


SizzleandZoom said...

I'm in. I don't know what I can contribute but I'm in. Beautiful post. I save so many of images. They are inspiring.

catkin tales said...

ileft a reply to your sweet comment on my blog and am copy and pasting here incase you miss it:

dearest anita
yes, i am due to be grandmother to a little girl in mid-june. she already has a brother, my three year old grandson stanley who is absobloominlutely adorable! he says and does the funnies things imaginable and looks like a duckling with his little head of sticky-up blonde hair.
the kebabs...oh dear! quite horrendous, almost burnt to a crisp. the poor chap has only ever attempted making cheese on toast before now. it's sad after he put all that effort in.

i wish you a lovely sunday too and send very warmest hugs from myself and peace lily xxx

it's quite late in our corner of the world now and so i'm off to bed, lily is already snoring gently in hers.

will pop along here again soon x

Maria said...

Hi Anita!
It's almost one am and I'm still awake!
Chris and I went hiking today up a sweet little mountain {just my style}and it was so beautiful a day!

I HAD TO get away from school and cleaning the house and gardens here to a place where I would not think of anything but nature.

It was such a long week!
I am soooo looking forward to summer vaca!
anytime moments for moi!
love that!

I would love to participate again this year!
C'est fabuleux!

Wishing you a lovely Sunday my dear!
*blessings to you always*
~ Maria

Tiff said...

My mind is ticking over with possibilities, I hope I can think of something to share ao i can join the party! Happy week! X

Kerri said...

Well you know how much I adore Paris but I have no idea what a link party is... I am so new to blogging. I loved looking at your pics on this post!

Hope you have a sweet Sunday :)


Champagne Macarons said...

Thank you for the kind wishes! We had a lovely anniversary dinner at our favourite brasserie. We opted for something not too fancy this year as I wanted to relax a bit and enjoy the beautiful weather... it was perfect.
Yes, I have been working very hard. I feel like the Energizer bunny!!
This week I will working on landscape before the kids get out of school.
Wishing you a most lovely week! xoxo, B

Michele said...

Bonjour Anita~ Thanks for visiting my blog today and thank you. I am doing well. How are you? Yes, I would love to join your Paris Link Party so count me in Anita.

Thanks for the beautiful french words and translations too. I am keeping a list of them so hopefully I will learn them.

Many blessing to you Anita~

Rayanne said...

Ok...I'm your better late than never friend! I missed this post, you know I've been under the weather and not always up on checking in on blog friends, but know I LOVE YOU AND WANT TO DO THIS EVER SO WONDERFUL PARIS PARTY!!! I'm in :)

Janey and Co. said...
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Janey and Co. said...

Count me in. I have no idea what I am signing up for. But I love Paris...and go every chance I get!

millefeuilles said...

Stephanie stumbles a little breathlessly and pants: 'Am I too late for this delightful gathering?'

Anita what a sweet invitation. Paris is my favourite city. I lived there for five years, I met my husband, gave birth to my son there... and, now I am whispering and not panting, I had a few romantic escapades there... before meeting my husband, of course!

Seriously Paris inspires me each and every time. Infact I'll be there this weekend for a short while. I even like the smell of the Metro!

I have little idea what I shall write about but I will figure it out.

Much love,


Champagne Macarons said...

I hope you're having a lovely week! I gathered the link and beginning to think of what I will write... there are so many wonderful thoughts of Paris already.
xoxo, B

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Anita
It will not be long now... Time to create, dream and start your new journey.. Thank you so much for coming over to visit and your beautiful words.
Bisous, Penny

LadyCat said...

I would love to join in! Paris in springtime sounds wonderful!
I found your lovely blog through Angelsdooe*Penny : )
I am taking your cute Paris logo to my sidebar.

Dessa Rae said...

I wasn't sure which blog post to sign up for the Paris I posted in all of
I would love to join in the fun...please sign me up...
Dessa Rae

Bonnie said...

I love all things about Paris so count me in. Not sure how I missed this before! Looking forward to it. Keep us posted as to what to do.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita
I just had to stop in and SOAK UP the beauty of it all again.. By the way. Have you seen Bebe? I believe she is lost on the streets of Paris.. If you spot her let me know.
This my dear is the event of the year! I have met so many wonderful people and viewed Paris in rose colored glasses...
Merci cher ami, Penny