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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Vintage Heaven

Hello Lovelies,

I'm settling in after last week's adventure to North Carolina. After landing in Charlotte, and enjoying a quick tour of the downtown, we made our way to the beautiful hills of Asheville. There is something about the cool dry air of a more mountainous region that soothes the soul and calms the system. Reunions with good friends and some outstanding regional cuisine set the tone for a wonderful mini holiday in an area I had only heard about up until now. To be able to enjoy the comforts of a beautiful home, so well situated, and surrounded by local attractions and beautiful vistas, was indeed the icing on the cake.
As you can see there were visits to local shops filled with perfectly curated vintage goodies, and if you're at all curious about curiosities, click on the links and see for yourself. Visit Asheville's Screen Door, and Honeysuckle Hollow of Hendersonville, NC.
Thanks for visiting Zendoll Workshop as well. Your kind comments are a constant source of joy, and I plan to do my part with a little more consistency, so thanks for the encouragement dear ones.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Funny Sunday

It's also a sunny Sunday here in Toronto,  and we are right in the middle of a long weekend. I'm not sure when we started celebrating the May 2 4 holiday in advance, but here we are and it's only May 18th. We are finally surrounded by foliage and blossoms, but the number of balmy days so far this spring could be counted on one hand. That pleases this 'scarf slut' no end. As you begin to plan your day, and your upcoming weekends for the summer, be sure to include plenty of opportunities for pet appreciation, problem solving, people reunions, humour, helping others, and following your creative ambitions ...... not to mention, finding solutions for world hunger, peace on earth, and a cure for cancer. Namaste friends.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mommy's Day Monday

Some Mums are just so special, that one day of honour isn't quite enough.  May you all be glowing in the aftermath of what was a Mother's Day well celebrated. The weather here was so perfect on Sunday, it seemed wrong for the day to end.  Alas, today is another story.  For the most part, we have enjoyed a repeat of yesterday's warmth and sun, but as I write, the clouds and rain are rolling in ..... but for the rest of the week? What up with that?

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Silent Sunday

Hello my lovelies.  This is not a naughty chair, but a portal into your inner world of thought.  An ancient yogi once said that the human mind is like a cage filled with a thousand chattering monkeys. The true secret to happiness and serenity is to develop the ability to quiet them. One need not be a student of yoga in order to practice the simple skill of linking your mind to the otherwise automatic process of breathing. This alone will quiet both the mind and the system, as will the odd deep breath taken randomly throughout the day. Try putting up a few sticky notes as a prompt to remember to
"B R E A T H E".