• Our Garden Inspired by Literature

    As an avid reader and writer, the books I have read over the years have influenced me or affected me in so many different ways, it would be difficult to pinpoint each one  and just how important they have been. However, an easier aspect to address would be gardens we read about it literature, and just how much those references have influenced the garden at our home. When we read authors such as Jane Austen, Rosamunde Pilcher, or Maeve Binchy, strolls through the garden are quite commonplace; there are often descriptions of lush gardens with colorful flowers. There is something incredibly romantic about blooming gardens, and I’ve always loved authors…

  • Acceptable “B” Words for a BETTER You

    Bonjour, Beautiful Blogosphere Buddies, As I’ve BEEN thinking about how to make the world around me prettier and lovelier, I BEGAN thinking about how when we make changes in our lives, everything can become more positive. As I pondered this, I was getting dressed this morning. I had to run errands, and I wanted to wear something pretty and feel good about myself. Positive affirmations are real, and we need to accept our lives for what they are and be happy and contented with ourselves. I truly BELIEVE this. I searched for “positive ‘B’ words,” and from the site Positive Words Research, the list BELOW popped up indicating positive words…