My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fluffing the House Today

Today I thought I'd be domestic and fluff up the house. While doing it I took the opportunity to photograph snippets of the place. If you're bored then come back another day because things don't change much around the "living beautifully" household. I've committed to economizing and not buying a bunch of stuff we don't need: plates, knick-knacks, glasses, pretty boxes, etc. In fact, I've been eagerly trying to get rid of some china, some glasses and other stuff.

I also have a plethora of napkin rings I have to get rid of. I think I'll put them on ebay and see how it goes. These are the only ones I'm keeping though because I won't need more than these if I have a dinner and I'm not sentimental over most things.

A very, very few books on my bookshelves. Whether you're a listener of Dr. Laura or not, that woman is spot on with her advice. My hubby bought me this book of hers and told me to read it. I learned more about men than I ever have. Hubby requested a talk after I finished reading it. You're never too old or never married too long to learn! An astounding book. Men really are simple creatures. It's us women who tend to be complicated!

I have a lot of Alexandra Stoddard's books. You can see where I got the title for my blog. She was my inspiration.


  1. I am NEVER bored when I come to your blog connie! There is always something fresh and pretty to see.

  2. I have the "Proper Care" book too. Almost time for a re read. :)

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  4. Now I'm curious... I need to look for Dr. Laura's book at the library. :o) I always enjoy your pic's.... love all the pink!

  5. Hello Connie: I absolutely love Alexandra Stoddard. She is one of my favorite designers, authors, and life mentors. I can see where you would find her so inspirational. She lives in Stonington, Connecticut, and I have been there and walked by her house!

    Congratulations on paring down in your house. It's something I certainly NEED to do but I'm not making much headway. ha ha

    Take care and have a great day. You have a lovely blog. Susan

  6. Hi Connie,
    Dr Laura is a new name to me, but the title of her book has me intrigued!

  7. I have read a lot of Dr. Laura books too. I love your blog, never boring always beautiful!

  8. How could ANYONE ever become bored in your home, Connie ... it is so rich & lush that you brighten every day. My books keep piling up I am so far behind ... so LOVE Dr. Laura.

    TTFN ~

  9. Hello Connie, I have been missing your blog way to long and what do I see today? Everything I love. The napkins rings are definitely keepers. Beautiful. Love your books too. Roses are divine. I too am on a get rid of things mode. Too much too dust, etc.

    I recently had eye surgery, thus no blogging. This morning I am still in a blurry mode so I am correcting every few words. Sigh. However, I feel the need to visit my dear blogging friends.

    So have a wonderful day and keep on "Living Beautifully"

    Love ya, Jeanne

  10. Oh my! I adore those napkin rings! Are you seriously parting with them?
    Everything you have is oh so very very pretty Connie, and fluffing up your nest must be so much fun!

    happy homemaking!

    ciao bella

    creative Carmelina

  11. Hi Connie! I have many of the same books. I want to say that I am a huge Dr Laura fan and love her books!! I realize that may not be politically correct to say so ~ but to that I say hooey!! I hope that you will stop by my blog and read my post today in praise of American Women. I wrote this post in response to some ugly comment written on my blog.

    Susan and Bentley


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