Monday in Pictures

The heat is off. The windows wide open. Crickets, once again, are my lullaby as I drift off to sleep. All these sweet sights and sounds are a welcomed change of pace for a New York March. Happy sweet Monday!

A Lavender Nest

Today I worked on a project that I have been thinking about for at least a year now. And I couldn’t have had more fun doing it. Two of my favorite things include pearls and lavender. It’s just about a guarantee that if one of these two things is around, I’m bound to be drawn to them.
Even before I started my blog, I’ve had these very images in floating around in my head. Today all the pieces came together. Don’t you just love it when that happens?!
An empty bird’s nest (found in the yard), a strand of pearls, some lavender and a couple of sprigs of rosemary thrown in, have proven to be the perfect recipe for a real live ‘lavender nest.’

P.S. Thank you to all my official and unofficial followers out there. I can’t even tell you how rewarding and exciting it is to watch the page views steadily increase each week. 

Peaceful Pictures

I’m starting to pack and get myself ready for a trip to see one of my dearest friends who recently moved to Virginia. She was up here in January, but I was sick as a dog and missed her. I’m long overdue for a visit. This is going to be an easy, low-key trip chock-full of down time, warmer weather (I’ll take anything above 55 degrees at this point) and lots of laughs.
In an effort to pack conservatively, I’m doing the mental run through of what can and cannot be left behind. An extra pair of shoes or two (or three) may not be debatable, but my camera is. Although I have a good camera, I’m thinking I may wing it and just rely on my iPhone. I am head over heels happy with my CameraBag app. It was truly a $1.99 well spent! Just look at some of these photos from around the house….

Yep, I think the camera is staying home for this trip. With that decision made I have to stop procrastinating and seriously finish packing. Wish me luck narrowing in on which shoes to bring (wink).