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Friday, March 23, 2012

First Loves

Welcome to Pink Saturday! I hope my posts and photos inspire you to do something worthwhile, but if not c'est la vie. But DO go visit with Beverly at her blog to view all the participants displaying their pinks today.


First loves. We all have one.

Mine was a high school classmate named Leonard. He was tall with a blonde crewcut, cute and very collegiate looking. Just my style at that time. Only one problem: Leonard didn't even know I existed, much less that I had a mad crush on him. Of course it didn't pan out but he's still in the back on my mind when the words first love or first crush come up. Then there was a boy named Joe, but he was Jewish and couldn't or wouldn't date anyone who wasn't. Again, he didn't know I was alive and lusted for him. Can we lust at 14? Then at 16 or 17 there was a guy we'll call Bill. When I met him and we dated a few times it was as if I had met him in a previous life or had known him before. It was very weird.

The song "Where or When" by Dion and the Belmonts was our song because he felt the same way. (I've always thought it was the Kalin Twins and it's on my iTunes that way but I just googled it to check and it is Dion and the Belmonts. I'm sure to those of you who are younger this isn't making any sense at all, but trust me, that is a beautiful song. Why have I thought all these years that it was the Kalin Twins and why didn't I check it?)

Then along came my hero, Love Bunny, and it was all over. I knew him 4 months before we got married. The love has grown even deeper over 51 years, 2 kids and 4 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. He is the love of my life and my heart throb. I'll love him forever and beyond. So don't think first loves are all that great; sometimes it's the second or third, but you'll know it when it hits. ;-)
Just a few pretty photos for your perusal today. I'm going to go be with my eternal sweetheart for a while. :-)

Pretty windows with flowers in them or lace on them always catch my eye.

This could be done in a backyard easily I think. I'm going to mention this to hubs and see how he feels about doing it. Well, actually, I know how he'll feel but with enough nagging I may...MAY get it done. Nah, I might as well forget it now and save the nagging!


Cute for an office.

I definitely love these little coffee pots spilling over with spots of color. Yummy!

Yes, I looooove that lime and white striped sofa.

It would take a very brave homeowner who would use 2 different colors on a window but I love what she's done here.


I'm not saying I would like to live in this room but it had a certain appeal that drew me to it. Maybe it was the Mackenzie-Childs style sofa, but I think the room is beautiful and elegant.

Old world cute.

Gorgeous floral pink fabrics are one of my downfalls.

Yeah, yeah, I know. Don't you wish?! Adorable.

Honeysuckle grows so fast you could have this little getaway in a couple of years.

This vibrant color drew me in here. A beautiful room.

I am sitting here doing the blog post and looked out the window. It is snowing like mad out there today. Hubs ran out to give the recycling man a box of candy and let him know we appreciate him. He had stopped to take a picture of the snow for his buddy so hubs caught him. They are so fast I though he'd miss him so good thing he stopped to snap a photo.

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. ;-)
Photos courtesy of tumblr and pinterest


  1. Love all of your shares today!! Beautiful!

  2. That treehouse is amazing! Wouldn't it be something to have one of those in my backyard! ::Jill

  3. Happy PS Connie!!
    I love your adorable story and wonderful romance of your life !! Not the second, not the third, just the "one" for an entire life .
    ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

  4. A truly outstanding post of many colors. I loved your story of your first loves. It pays to shop around even for a hubby.

  5. Connie, Enjoy your time with your Love Bunny! 51 years, wow! My first love was Bob Rodman of Fresno. I doubt he even remembers me! But the love of my life is my husband Jim. We will celebrate 20 years of marriage in a few months. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  6. Dear Connie, Here's to first loves or true loves. May each of us be with the right one forever.



  7. Love that tree house it is too much! Have a pink day!

  8. Hi Connie, you always find the most wonderful pics to share. Beautiful, charming and different. Love it.

    I also enjoyed your first and so on loves. It is a wonderful thing to spend your life with the love of your life. We will be married 49 years in April. Getting closer to the big 50. Fiftyone years is worthy of bragging. Smile.

    Happy Spring,
    Hugs, Jeanne

  9. I'd say you found Mr right, 51 years is a wonderful accomplishment! Love all of your pics today, especially the lime green striped couch! Have a great weekend, Nan

  10. Love all the photos you shared with us.

  11. You had me ooohhing and aaahhing over these photos! I adore the coffee pots! Have a most lovely PINK SATURDAY!
    Come by to visit my pink when you get a chance!

    Waving from Our Back Porch,

  12. Lovely pictures! I'm with my love of 34 years and going strong!

  13. I'm having so many memories playing around in my head at the moment but it's just too easy to write stuff and then click on print and then regret it. So, I won't do that!

    I'll just say that sometimes love comes to us, sometimes it doesn't and sometimes it comes too late!

    So, enjoy your blessing, Connie. And, thanks for all those fantastic photos. They bring sunshine into my life! I can always use sunshine!


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