"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it
is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of
course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want
to escape from these things." ~T. S. Eliot

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you
did, but people will NEVER forget how you make them feel ~ Maya Angelou

I've always been drawn to things that display class, glamour, and beauty

Song of the Day

June 28, 2008

Can You See It?

What if everything you could ever want were sitting right in front of you, ready for you to make it yours, and you didn't even realize it was there?
What if you were so accustomed to thinking in terms of lack and limitation that you were unable to see the magnificent abundance that was all around you? What if every day was beautiful and you did not realize it? What if you were already well on the way to becoming the person you want to be, and didn't realize it? What if every problem you encountered, gave you the strength and determination needed to turn it into an opportunity. What if today were to end before you decided to make the very most of it?

June 24, 2008

Fort Desota

We had a chance to do a little camping this month, we took the camper and headed to Fort Desota. I was a little leary of going this time because the last time we were there racoons were EVERYWHERE!!!! but thank God, we only seen one this time.

We settled in on wednesday afternoon and we cooked supper outside on the grill and sat out in the camping chairs and just listened to the Quiet..It was very nice we had water in the back of us and accross the street there was more water and when your on the water there is just something about it...so calm,so relaxing, and watching Ryleigh with her fishing pole trying to figure it out.

We decided to venture down to the pier and we seen a Dolphin, and lots of little bait fish, and a beautiful landscape to the south of us the Sunshine Skyway.

I did get some pretty neat pictures and Ryleigh she was up and down the cat walk and on the pier she looked like she had done that before..she's brave

She's casting off, takes everything she's got to get it going! ha

She loves to reel it in.
The only thing she didn't like about fishing was the MUD.

Was upset about the mud.
Daddy took over the pole.

Looking out at Egmont Key

Here's the dolphin that was playing

June 22, 2008

Mental Feng Shui

Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any to them.

Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

When you say, "I Love You" mean it.

When you say, "I'm Sorry," look the person in the eye.

Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

Believe in love at first sight.

Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

Don't judge people by their relatives

Talk slowly but think quickly.

When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risks.

Say "Bless You" when you hear someone sneeze.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

Remember the three R's Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

When you relize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

Spend some time alone.

June 21, 2008

Why Women Need Catalogs!!

I love this,it's so funny, I snagged it from my wonderful and amazing friend Ruby from Dazzling Image.

June 17, 2008


Just wanted to share, I look at this picture and it brings back so many memories, of the time we spent in Tennessee.

June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day

Here are some shot's I got today for our Father's Day outing, ending with Ryleigh and her Daddy in the swing.

I'm still playing with the font I want to use!

I'm really liking this font. What do you think?

June 13, 2008

Seeing Adversity The Right Way

Anytime God is about to take you to a new level you’re going to face opposition. There will be new battles to fight and new obstacles to overcome. It’s easy to get discouraged and think, “Why is this happening?” But we have to change our thinking and focus on the fact that on the other side of those challenges is a new level of victory—a new level of success. David would only be known as a shepherd boy if it weren’t for Goliath. David’s enemy became the tool that God used to promote him. And God will do the same in your life today. He’ll use those challenges and difficulties in your life to catapult you towards success! If you are going through a hard time today, if things look impossible, don’t give up now. Change your perspective and believe that God is working behind the scenes. Put a smile on your face and stand in confidence knowing that you are a child of the Most High God. When all is said and done, you’re not just going to come out of that difficulty, but you’re coming out stronger, wiser, and better than you were before! That problem is going to be the catalyst for God to open supernatural doors of opportunity for you! Stand strong in the Lord today and trust that what the enemy meant for your harm, God will turn around and use to your advantage. He’ll take you places you never dreamed and cause you to rise higher and higher in every area of your life!

Thanks to Joel Olsteen for the message and the hope.

I know that the challenges that are ahead of me are going to be difficult, but if I face these challenges then I'm going to be such a better person and more confident women in everything that I do and I will change my perspective and believe that God is right there beside me.

My smile is on, and I know that I am a child of the Most High God!!!! I believe I'm going to be OK.

Thanks for listening and go ahead leave me a note or two, I'm going to need them. Thanks again


These guys are incrediable,but look at the clothes, and the hair!!!!!! Was on Anne Ruthman site and this is her theme song..I've got to agree with her when I was in High School they were my favorite band...Love'n Touch'n Squeeze'n was always playing at lunch time.

June 08, 2008

A Day With Tami

I spent the afternoon with Tami, we took some photos of all her things that she has in her backyard and front yard, doesn't take much to keep us happy and busy.

Looking outside I found so many things that would be perfect for a frame in the office where things inspire me. One of the things that I found was this birdhouse that was hanging and some lantern, how beautifully they are displayed and how did she do that. Tami and Ray are so creative when it comes to putting things together, I wish I had more time to photograph more and get all her little things around the house that are so delicately put together..She has no little ones at home... but here are a few of them that I took and wanted to share.

June 03, 2008

Catching Up

Today I was on my way to the doctors and I had to go right by my very bestfriend Renee's house, I felt sad cause I really wanted to stop in and have a glass of ice tea and smoke!!!(yes a smoke) and just catch up on all the things going on in our lives, but I was already late so the next best thing is my other friend, MY CELL PHONE, ha. So I called her and we chated about so many things in about 20 min...It's funny how you go without seeing someone for so long and 20 minutes your almost caught up. When I lived down here we were always together or always on the phone together, WHAT DID WE TALK ABOUT THEN, RENEE???? HAHA...
I've never had taken any pictures of Renee lately but durning a session with Amber and Brett I got some good ones..here's my very best friend RENEE...
Renee I know you don't like your pictures but I hope you like these and we need to do some fun ones!!!

Isn't she just beautiful??? She has been such a wonderful and fabulous friend, she's a keeper!!

This has a high glow to it thought it was cool looking.

Put a little lens flare to this one and I liked it.!!

June 01, 2008

If you've never failed...

David Jay just shared this on OSP from a friends blog. If anything listen to what it has to say.