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Inspired by Color: Spring Fling

An intoxicating color inspiration. Spring is here & where I live, the colors are on fire. I’m unsure of why these varying hues draw me in. Is it fuschia? Is it pink? Is it raspberry? Not only can I not find what color it is – exactly, I can’t find the proper spelling for the word fuschia. With a quick google search I found 4 different spellings alone. Apparently this misspelling is so commonly used that it is unofficially the correct misspelling. Spelling aside, I am determined to find a fabulous summer jacket in one of these shades of  pink-slash-orange-slash-raspberry-slash-fuschia.

one:: cobble hill striped lacey

two:: vintage rotary telephone

three:: spring arrangement

four:: gerber cherry accent chair

five:: raspberry red cutout sandals

six:: frozen strawberry mojito

seven:: poppy

Color Inspiration

eight:: a festive party scene

nine:: triple berry delight

ten:: “darling clementine” serving tray

eleven:: colorful pantone mugs

twelve:: God’s perfection: antelope canyon

thirteen:: suzani patterned pillow

fourteen:: sketchbook watercolors

fifteen:: a cheerful michelle armas print

Is there a color that you are drawn to?  As if you couldn’t guess, right now, this particular color in various hues would be mine.

live colorfully

danielle - April 16, 2013 - 8:40 am

THREE and TWELVE! Beautiful.

Desiree' - Her Hazel Eyes - April 16, 2013 - 11:59 am

Funny how I knew those two would be your favorite. Gorgeous right?!?

Shelly minettesmaze.blogspot.com/ - April 16, 2013 - 5:09 pm

2 and 6!!! Love this post! Festive!

Shelly- minettesmaze.blogspot.com

Thecollectioncup - April 17, 2013 - 6:48 am

4,6,9, and 15 are my favorites!. The colors make me want to dart outside! Here in NY we are just starting to see some color. Great post!

Desiree' - Her Hazel Eyes - April 17, 2013 - 12:37 pm

These colors do give you a little hop your step. I’m so glad you enjoyed these selections.

Lou (Linda) - May 28, 2013 - 8:58 am

ACK! I never put your blog into my feed reader and have missed out on so much! I look forward to going back through all of your posts. But for now, can I just say I would like a silk dress made out of #15???? Love. :-)

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Maddie On Things – A Book Tour

Maddie on Things book tour

Maddie the Coonhound - This Wild Idea

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Let me introduce you to a special pup named Maddie. She just makes me smile.

Let me start by saying…I am not an animal lover. I don’t have a dog or a cat, and I’m perfectly okay with that. No, my heart is not two sizes too small & I don’t have fangs of my own. I just prefer to enjoy – other – peoples animals. But this little girl… I just want to squeeze.

Maddie’s owner, Theron, is one creative guy. Like many of us, he found himself in a place in life where he wanted more.  So he stepped out in search of it. Theron came up with “This Wild Idea” to travel all 50 states for an entire year. His desire was to meet everyday people doing everyday things and document their stories, “simply because they existed, mattered and were worthy.” Later, these same documented stories, called This Wild Idea, was awarded National Geographic travel project of the year 2012. This story isn’t JUST about a man & his dog. It’s about stepping outside of the mundane and expected and setting out on a journey to meet your passion head on.

Before these two originally hit the road on that little adventure, Theron wanted a little car-companion for his journey. He found and rescued Maddie from an Atlanta animal shelter. While traveling that year, Theron tried to share a photo a day on Instagram of Maddie’s ever so talented balancing feats. That is how I, along with nearly 213,000 other “followers,” came across Theron and Maddie. The power of Instagram.

From that day on… They’ve made history together and a new book was born. Maddie on Things.

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Maddie on wheels

Maddie on Things - hits the beach

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In March, the two set out again, but this time on a national book tour – of what else – all 50 states. As well as embarking on a new journey/documentary; Why We Rescue. You can follow them on Facebook to see when Maddie will be in a book signing near you, but until then, you can try a fun MaddieCam app, where you can be the one putting Maddie on wild & crazy things.

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Maddie on Things - Why We Rescue

Maddie On Things Book Tour

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“If you’re not waking up each morning doing something you love I want to encourage ya’ll to live a better story! Do what you love. Live your passion. We only get one go around.”

~Theron Humphrey {proud pop of Maddie}

sten - April 6, 2013 - 1:08 am

Okay that is really inpsiring to read and to hear. Also I will search for maddie, thnx for the tip :)

Debra - April 6, 2013 - 1:10 am

Love this! Thanks for making me smile this morning.

Justyna - April 6, 2013 - 4:21 am

I love this photos! They are so interesting!

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Looking back

easter beauties

I remember the stress and anxiety that permeated our house at Easter. The expectation was to look our best and to have the perfect outfit for the annual country club Easter egg hunt. It was the one time a year we were guaranteed a new outfit. Never mind that it was fully polyester & 100% itchy and too nice to play in.

The excitement surrounding the annual hunt had us giddy and full of energy. The goal of every child was to be the lucky kidlett to find the single golden egg that had the twenty-five dollars neatly folded inside. Every year ended the same…each of us three kids went home with cracked and squished brightly colored eggs. Except the one year my brother found the elusive golden egg. My sister & I were we so jealous of him. To this day we still razz him for being so lucky. We can’t help but snicker at those pictures of that Easter. It’s unavoidable, me with my crazy hair going every which way, my sister’s dirt smeared face and my brother in those tight plaid polyester pants staring back at us.

Now that we are the “adults” in the family….We are the passers of the rituals, keepers of the memories and teller of the stories….

It’s all about the joy of the day. The reason we celebrate Easter in the first place. Celebrating the love of our Heavenly Father as well as the perks of celebrating one another. The decorations, the abundance of food, the contagious laughter of children at play and new memories made that we get to carry on for generations to come. When my son looks back on Easters past, I hope above all he remembers a happy home where family was celebrated and he was loved.

metallic-pastel eggs // calligraphy eggs // martha stewart decal eggs // ceramic bird dome

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Imagination is Everything

Office Re-Imagined

With the rogue pipe reeking havoc on our downstairs, we’ve been living upstairs patiently waiting for our home to be put back together again. Doing such has my husband & me re-evaluating our office space. We’ve spent many extra hours in here this last month, so we can’t help but think & wonder…what if….

1… no space is completely dressed without the accessories.

2… a little funk & color makes any space personalized.

3… crazy for charcoal right now. Especially this shade. It would make for a great focal wall.

4… comfy & cool looking.

5… we’ve been getting a Stendig every year since 2004 & every year we save the 3 ft x 4 ft monthly sheets for wrapping paper.

6… this desk is UHMAAYZING! So clever! We’ll have to make this into a two seater desk since we have the wall space available.

7… chevron at it’s finest. This rug has my name all over it.

8… and a yummy wood floor makes for the perfect foundation.

Planning is everything, right?!?

Melanee - March 30, 2013 - 5:50 pm

Love what you have planned thus far. I, too, love gray, pops of color, and contrast.

Shelly - March 31, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Love the ideas you have! Simple and bold! Check my new blog space and let me know what you think! Minettesmaze.blogspot.com

Desiree' - Her Hazel Eyes - April 1, 2013 - 10:30 am

Melanee: Thank you! I’m glad you like it.
Shelly: I’ll stop by your place now & check it out. Thank you for stopping by my little web home.

Patrice - May 2, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Bummer about the water damage; but what a treat having the opportunity to re-imagine your work space

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