Friday, 24 October 2014

One Smile

"One smile has the power to...
Calm fears. Soften stone walls. Warm a cold heart. Invite a new friend. Mimic a loving hug. Beautify the bearer. Lighten heavy loads. Promote good deeds. Brighten a gloomy day. Comfort a grieving spirit. Offer hope to the forlorn. Send a message of caring. Lift the downtrodden soul. Patch up invisible wounds. Weaken the hold of misery. Act as medicine for suffering. Attract the companionship of angels. Fulfill the human need for recognition. Who knew changing the world would prove so simple?"

— Richelle E. Goodrich

~•✿•~ Have a beautiful LOVE filled-day ~•✿•~
Exceptionally happy people..........

If you're happy and you know it clap your hands
If you're are happy and you  know it clap your hands
If you're happy and you know it and you really want to show
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands.

¤ ؛° ¤`•.¸.•´ ¤ ☆__☆***☆__☆... I believe that the greatest truths 
of the universe don't lie outside, in the study of the stars and the planets. 
They lie deep within us, in the magnificence of our heart, mind, and soul.
¤ ؛° ¤`•.¸.•´ ¤ ☆__☆***☆__☆...

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Love is Good Madame Pamita

Their blessed beautiful life in China

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get 
only with what you are expecting to give 
which is everything."
~Katharine Hepburn~

Promise yourself
to be so strong
that nothing can
disturb your
peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness
and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends
feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best
and expect only the best.
To be enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to
greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticise others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger,
too strong for fear and too happy
to permit the presence of trouble.

Christian D Larson

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Dressed in Black

I love the colour black I find it most elegant
and I love black and white photographs

 My Royal couple my Son and his wife

Fabulous Fifties

My Son in New Zealand

Me as a young girl with my Aunt Pearl

Fun with Big huge labs
Ahram holding Logan as a baby
deserves to be on the cover of Vogue

Fun with Photofunia
My Son and his wife on their wedding day

Black bamboo

I love men dressed in black and in black cars
and black cashmere coats

Lovely black licorice nail polish

A classy man in a gorgeous black suit

Haunted tree look for Halloween
source of this photograph from a google search

From Geisha Moments on Facebook

Beautiful geisha photographs from Facebook

From the book cover of Memoirs of a Geisha

Love this nail look on Gwen Stefani

Beautiful bride Brenda with her handsome Husband 
and Grandma forever by our sides

Blessed with the best forever at my side.
Love you Cheryl

My son looking good in black and in every colour

Unfortunately the sign of the times
connected but disconnected
The Death Of Conversation: Photograph People Obsessed With Their Smartphones
"I started to photograph people in company on their phones and noticed an inherent sadness.
Before mobile phones were invented, people would have had no choice but to interact. However, that is no longer necessary as we can all now 'pretend’ we are doing something 'important.' This is killing conversation. I believe it’s increasing social pain."
Photographer: Babycakes Romero
as seen on Facebook

Grateful I love this

Toast the Dog
Black Velvet Ribbon

One of my favs for Halloween

Quote for Today:

"Don't let your ears witness what your eyes didn't see.
Don't let your mouth speak what your heart doesn't feel."... 
~ Unknown
Glowing Halloween costume

“Gratitude means to recognize the good in your life, be thankful for whatever you have, some people may not even have one of those things you consider precious to you (love, family, friends etc). Each day give thanks for the gift of life.You are blessed”

Quote as seen on Facebook

"Just because we’re in a stressful situation doesn’t mean that we have to get stressed out. You may be in the storm. The key is, don’t let the storm get in you."

— Joel Osteen

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.

Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Love your neighbor as much as yourself.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

It's getting close to Halloween

My Beautiful Friend Dani and her Magical Creations

My beautiful and talented friend Dani has been busy creating her magic once again.

I love you Dani.
I am so proud to call you my friend.

Our lives are a rich tapestry of things we have done and said
with memories of those we love outlined in golden thread.

Pumpkin Dump Cake (via Pinterest)

1 15 oz can Pumpkin Puree
1 10 oz can Evaporated Milk
1 cup light brown sugar
3 eggs
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup (2 sticks) butter melted
1 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers or pecans
1/2 cup toffee bits (optional)
Preheat oven to 350
Spray a 9×13 baking pan lightly with cooking/baking spray
In a large bowl combine the pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs and pumpkin pie spice. Stir to combine.
Pour into your prepared pan.
Sprinkle your entire box of cake mix on top, followed by your nuts or graham crackers and toffee chips.
Pour your melted butter evenly on top.
Bake for 45-50 minutes until center is set and edges are lightly browned.

My Beautiful Friend Dani and her Magical Creations

From Pottery Barn for Children

Mary Engelbreit Creation

Above image from a google search♥

Image from a Halloween card sent to me...........

Halloween Wreath from a Google Search

Unsure of the source of this image.
It was sent to me in an email

Are you going away to the Bates Motel for the weekend?

There was an old woman who had no family still living. Her only friend was a little white dog who went everywhere with her - with one exception. The dog loved the fireplace in winter, and after the old woman went to bed he would sometimes go and lie in front of the warm coals. Usually though, the dog slept at the very edge of the bed on a throw rug. 

The woman wouldn't allow the dog on the bed with her, but if she became frightened or had a nightmare, she would put her hand down to the little white dog and he would lick it reassuringly. 

One night the woman was reading her newspaper just before going to sleep. She shivered and pulled the comforter up around her as she read that a mental patient had wandered off from a nearby hospital. No one knew if the patient was dangerous of not; he was a suspect in the murders of several women who had lived alone. 

The woman turned out the lights and tried to sleep, but she was frightened, and tossed and turned fitfully. Finally, she reached down to where the little white dog slept. Sure enough, a warm, wet tongue began to lick her hand. The woman felt reassured and safe, and left her hand dangling off the bed as she turned and settled in comfortably. She opened her eyes for a moment and looked through the open door into the living room. 

There in front of the fireplace, sat her little white dog, gazing at the coals and wagging his tail. 

Have a safe and spooooktakular Halloween

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could 

hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. 

A. A. Milne

Photograph below and text from the Eisenberg page on Facebook

EISENBERG is proud to present its latest creation: French seduction personified, confined in a perfect jewel. A re-interpretation of one of José Eisenberg’s great classic. He is there transcending the noblest facets of his creation, offering this piece of inexpressible luxury and refinement to the world.