not my cup of tea……

It seems every year I try to do it. The resolution thing. Make up things that I wish to accomplish all throughout the year and then breaking them that very first week. This post was intended for January 1st but I just never got around to it. Terrible, yes I know! But, here it is my “12 Goals for 2012”. Let’s see how many get accomplished.

12 goals of 2012

1. Finish school. Yes, that is number one on the list but, hey you got to start somewhere.

2. Getting back to running everyday. Sitting on my butt all morning gets pretty boring.

3. Complete a crochet project that has been sitting in my basket for three years.

4. Begin writing a novel. No not that short story I wrote as a twelve year old about the princess and the lady bug….. or a butterfly?¬†If only I could find that again.

5. Read a book! No textbooks for courses though, actual books that are from a library. Dusty, smell back of the shelves library book.

6. Compile a “History” recipe book. All of my mom’s, Nanny’s, and Grandma Heine’s recipes all in one book. No more searching through those old recipe books for just one card. What a treat it will be to go through all of those.

7. Cut down on watching television. This will more than likely be the first one that will never be accomplished. So, let’s revise it to cut down on watching television to watching television only for news in the morning and then after 5:00 p.m.

8. Become a more loving person. Yes, I am loving but I need to become more philanthropic. After reading this lovely ladies blog last night nothing could have inspired me more. What a great way to share your talent and enrich others lives.

9. Find a job!!! Applications, resumes, and cover letters are sent but there is not set-in-stone-job. Why did the universe have to create students loans? Dang it!

10. Go to church more than evey once in a while.

11. Flowers, Flowers, Flowers. What a great goal ūüôā

12. And lastly, become more intouch with my inner self. I’m thinking YOGA…..any thoughts?

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Bridal Inspiration:: Purple Frenzy

Purple seems to be a go-to color for wedding flowers. Alot of brides use shades of purple, maybe a few or even just purple everywhere. Any hue of purple goes well together and with about any color on the wheel. When choosing your flowers have fun, mix the hues with different textures and each other. Imagine your purple wedding flowers as something magical. Enjoy!
 

Bridesmaids Bouquet from weddingfloweridea.com

Rose & Orchid Bouquet from aileentran.comBridal bouquet from 1.bp.blogspot.com

Purple Bridal Bouquet

Dark Purple Bouquet from aileentran.com

Purple Rose Bouquet from flower-arrangement-advisor.com

Flower Dress

I just couldn’t resist posting about this amazing website I found today:: Sayles Livingston Flowers ::
This site was full of beautiful wedding flowers and photos of weddings that she has done. Beautiful! Just simply beautiful! Oh yeah, did I mention that her work is beautiful? Check it out for yourself.
 
But, one thing I want to know how she does/if she does….is this–

Flower girl Dress from Sayles Livingston Flowers:: sayleslivingstonflowers.blogspot.com/

¬†Can you imagine hand sewing/glueing or whatever it is to get these delicate flowers to stay on this little dress? AMAZING! Never have I seen anything like this and would love to make an attempt at this someday. Who would like a flower girl dress drenched in flowers? Any takers? My grandmother was a seamstress so I am handy with a needle…..just saying.

~ right now ~

right now::

Wondering what to do with the raspberries I picked this weekend. Cheesecake??

Enjoying the last blooms of ‘Mystic Mermaid’ purchased from here during the Horticulture Clubs Fall Trip.

Hoping that the rumors of 30 degree nights in the next two days are false.

Grading papers….

Putting off crocheting and doing some much needed homework instead.

Wishing I was here right now instead of doing that much needed homework.

Watching our new friend Ginger the neighborhood rabbit make her rounds throughout the backyard.