My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Opposites Certainly Do Attract

Just a reminder: 
For those of you who don't know or realize it, I have a Pinterest page with well over 11,000 images. All "eye candy" you would love to see. I post daily or at least very often there. Go visit it. I really don't like tooting my own horn but I will here: In just 6 short months, there are 7,500 followers there, so you know the images are beautiful. Your choice. But if I were you, I wouldn't miss them. ;-)
Stymies me: 
Why don't I have any tattoos? For the same reason you don't put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari. I see the most beautiful young women, and young men for that matter, who have gorgeous skin—youthful, glowing, smooth, vibrant—and just want to cry. I couldn't put something on my skin that diminishes the skin I was born with.
Men who leave 10 minutes early to go 1/2 block but wait until 8 minutes to the hour to go 1 and 1/2 miles to pick up a companion to go back the 1 and 1/2 miles to visit another person. Sigh. You know this happened in this household, right?
The train wreck that recently happened in Spain was caused by the engineer being on his cell phone. Now that hundreds of people are dead because of that, maybe he'll be a bit more careful. Hmmmmm? Sickens me, because I've very nearly been hit by women talking on their cells while driving.

My hubby and I are both fairly smart, but we're smart in different things. He can talk to someone for hours about different trains, but he can't concentrate on another language enough to learn it. I, on the other hand, know not a thing about trains but I can whip him savagely in learning languages. I'm more of the arts and he's more of the sciences. But as I've said before, we are different in so many ways. Once a man told us while we were together that we were nothing alike. We looked at each other and smiled because we've been married over 52 years. I almost said to the man, "It must be the sex." If I had, I have no doubt he would have been flustered. He's a man that wouldn't say much and would probably blush. But we've made it this far and I expect we'll go out of this world together and spend the rest of eternity together. Opposites can very well do great together with a commitment to love each other to the end of time and beyond and we do.
A beautiful window. Too bad it has to have iron bars on it. Looks to be in another country though. Actually, I think the bars add interest to the window.

Tulips and narcissus.

Just a simple, beautiful basket of fading roses.

Oh, yum! I love chocolate and coconut together. I'm such a sucker for sweets.

A very cute and open kitchen. Love that look.

Gorgeous camellia.

A sweet vignette in a house. Living here would be relaxing I think.

More gorgeous pillows to drool over. Love these.

A homeowner who loves to sew cute pincushions to look like cookies.

Another relaxing area in a backyard.

I wish I had a space for a couple of these eggs. I'd make them in a minute. They are so cute. Maybe I'll make a few to put in a bowl somewhere in this house.

I saw this and thought it was delightful. How cute it is to place pretty flowerpots on a short ladder like that!

A charming blue and red bedroom.

I'm lovin' this colorful small kitchen and dining room in my favorite colors, pink and red.

And another crafter put her talents to good use. Adorable.


Sean "P. Diddy" Combs had his first job at age two when he modeled in an ad for Baskin-Robbins ice cream shops.

Steve Martin once worked at Disneyland selling maps and guidebooks.

Billy Bob Thornton once spent eighteen month working in a Los Angeles pizza parlor. He was so good he work his way up to assistant manager.
Linking up with Pink Saturday, French Country Cottage, 


  1. Connie, tattoos, body jewellery and all that stuff is anathema to me. Why, oh why??

  2. Hello Connie...I'd love to see your Pinterest posts. Thanks for sharing your site. Saw your post on Cindy's blog. Susan

  3. I love the bowl of faded roses! Tattoos? I have a son who went six years in the Marine Corps without getting one and my other, much younger son was in a popular well known heavy metal Christian band that traveled the world. During the seven years every one of the band members is covered from head to toe with tattoos, except my son. He didn't get even one. I'm very proud of both of them. All four of my children and my four teenage grandchildren are all tattoo free. I love your comparison statement about not putting bumper stickers on a Ferrari

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  4. Hi Connieness! How are you? I have to apologize for being such a bad blogger. I just realized I've lost you in my favorite blogs list. It has disappeared on me a couple of times and I've had to try and get everything back in order. I'm going over to fix it right now so I'll have you again. Hope you're doing well and I see you're still Pinking! How's your little granddaughter? Probably married by now! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Wow so much/I love that quilt~
    Here is a pink blessing from a BIG God....hope that your week is filled with many great things...God Bless you....

  6. Love those faded roses, and the eggs (definitely have to try them!). Have a wonderful week and Happy PS!

  7. If you make those eggs you must certainly blog about them as I'm sure you'll add your own little touches! I wonder at the craze for tattoos and permanently marking up your body. I always tell the youth during "tattoo discussions" that the Bible says your body is a temple and when you get a tattoo you are putting graffiti all over your temple. Then I ask them if they would take a can of spray paint up to Oakland and do that. I hope it's an impression that will last with them. Pinterest is so addicting!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  8. That would be "just" a window without the interesting bars...:)
    Love all the images you share.

  9. Oh that chocolate swiss roll looks SO yummy. I too remain tattoo free. :)

  10. Hi Connieness! Yep, grannies rock. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)


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