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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fairy Friday on Thursday

Dear Friends,
It seems like forever since I've been able to post anything other than the quick holiday greeting. I'm a few hours away from vacation and wanted to catch up. I feel so bad, I've come to love blogging and hearing from my friends out there and, have missed so much the last couple of weeks. I've been reading what I can and love all of your holiday ideas and well wishes. I was going to have another giveaway right after the last but, just couldn't find the time for it. I've not posted anything for Joyful Monday and haven't been able meander through the posts for White Wednesdays or come up with an inspiration of my own. Sigh. I guess life just happens whether we want it to or not. Well, in hopes of getting back on track with things, here is a lovely December fairy for you. I wish all of you many, many blessings in the new year.

Keep Well,
Flowers in December by Paulina Cassidy
The Art of Paulina Cassidy

Monday, December 20, 2010


Peace to all this holiday season.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

And the winner is.......

Theresa at Fairy Moon Creations!

Congratulations! Theresa, can you email me at joane_duran(at)comcast(dot)net and let me know where to send your little trinket?

I had a family dinner today so I'll have the next giveaway ready by tomorrow evening at the latest, so come back tomorrow!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Love, Joane

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's time for a Giveaway!

It's December and time for gift giving. I'm giving away this 1x1 inch glass pendant. It's made from origami paper and comes on a 16 inch double strand of cotton cord. I think it has kind of a pretty, wintery look. If you'd like to enter the drawing please leave any old comment and, if you are not a follower, please follow along!

This is a quickie giveaway as I'll be drawing the name on Saturday but, with another giveaway ready for the following week! Good Luck!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Joyful Monday....oops, Tuesday....crap! It's almost Wednesday......

Where does the time go! Too busy at work and at home but, it's all good. Earlier this week I splurged and bought some shoes. This is what they look like.

I saw them and had to have them. I was in desperate need for some comfortable shoes and these fit the bill. I love the color too. It's what is inspiring me to write about for Joyful Monday....Red!

I love red! It's one of my favorite colors. There are so many reds to choose from - fire engine red, candy apple red, vermillion, deep wine reds, cherry red, ruby red, cardinal red, the list could go on...

Red evokes love and passion and, dare I say, it can be a little naughty too! I don't know about you but, when I put on red lipstick I instantly feel a little sexy. They say every woman should have a little black dress but, I prefer a little red dress. You get the same effect but, with a little punch! The same goes for red shoes....some red high heel shoes with a black outfit, it makes a statement. I have a dark red pair with pointy toes that I splurged on a few years ago. I feel so grown up when I wear them.

Here are some pics of red things that I think are beautiful in red. I hope you like them. What do you like in red?

Gown by Nina Ricci

Red Ballet Shoes Stock by *MirandaRose-Stock on deviantART

Poppy Wonderland
Photo by Carl Loves Somerset http://www.flickr.com/photos/32081016@N07/

Very cabley mittens!
Mittens by Grace and Alice Schnebly

Photo by Sayed Mostafa Zamani http://www.flickr.com/photos/seyyed_mostafa_zamani/4266283238/

Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Photo by Lisa Roberts http://www.flickr.com/photos/littleacornstudio/