My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Respect for Others IS Love

I have read a few things on the internet about bullying this past year. I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and they put out videos like this. This one especially hit home with me. I was never really bullied as a child or teen but there was one incident that stands out in my senior year of high school, just this one time only.

As I've said before, I was the child of a military man and we moved around a lot. I hated it. But I was in my junior year of high school and we moved to a new place. Being a rather shy young woman, it was difficult for me, especially in my last year and a half of high school. I was always a "visible" person, even to this day. But there were two girls who made fun of me one particular day on the school bus. Looking back, I have no idea why but I'm guessing they were jealous. Otherwise, why do something so cruel as to make fun of another person? It was a short incident but it has stuck with me all these years. I'm not into the "State" taking care of these things; I believe it's a parent's responsibility to teach these things to their children. I tried doing that with mine. But it's not up to other people to intervene unless it's criminal. Just my opinion. I suggest you watch this video and think about it. The speech is one from a General Conference talk of our church by Dieter Uchtdorf and is most profound. If this doesn't touch your heart and make you think, then there's not much hope for you. If you love others, you'll love yourself and vice versa. That also goes for respect. Seeing this reminds me I have much to work on also.


A gorgeous Ralph Lauren room. I love his rooms because they are masculine in a feminine way or vice versa, but they are for just about anyone with taste.

I really do like white rooms but I need color and I think those homeowners who are switching to all white in their living rooms will revert back in a short while. It gets awfully boring seeing no color in a room.

I really do love these pink and white tulips but tulips have such a short life span I don't let hubby plant them. I'd rather buy them at the market already cut.

I have seen these little bottle vignettes done all in white with cast off glasses and love it more than this color one, but I do think this is lovely. I plan on doing a white one or all pink with some of my vases and cast off glasses soon. I think it's just lovely. I think having them all the white color would pull them together more.

YES!!! It's a private train car. I'm in the stages of planning a trip for our whole family for our 55th anniversary in a couple of years. I want a train trip where I don't have to fly to get to it and spend at least one night on the train with all of us. Maybe even 2 nights. My son has responded: "Sweeeeeeeeet!" Our grandkids are all grown except for 2 that are 17 and 18 so it'll be fun for them, especially the great grand girls who will be 5 and 3 about that time.

I love this room. Who says Christmas have to be red and green? Pink and purple are great also!

One of the loveliest pillows I've ever seen. I have a plethora of pillows I'm trying to get rid of, giving some to the granddaughters but the grandsons want nothing to do with froufrou pillows.

A gorgeous tablecloth and dinner setting. I love gorgeous dishes.

Do I really need to say anything about this chocolate comfort food?

Yeah, yeah, I know. You all want a place like this in France. ;-)

Remember when about 8 years ago these vinyl chair covers were all the rage but they cost about $125.00 for a custom one? I would have loved to have bought one and they are worth it but I just couldn't see spending that much. Also I was too lazy to make one so I never did get one. I'm glad I didn't now as I'd have had to wash it frequently in this dusty desert farming community.

Yessireeee, my idea of camping—taking my foam bed, chairs, huge tent, porch, plants, rug for wiping shoes and lights out into the woods. Hubby just laughs and sneers at this though. ;-)

Isn't this a neat idea? Get a long concrete bench and put pillows on it for when a crowd shows up. It's pretty enough to have in a house that can accommodate it also.

Just some real candy and "eye candy" for ya.

This is my kind of kitchen—having a dining room in it. Saves a lot of space and a formal dining set goes well in it. I love this!
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