The Night Owl :)

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I promised that I was going to share my collection of vintage brooches with you. So today I am going to start with the first one :) Whenever I have a chance I will be posting a new brooch accompanied by a simple illustration. This will help the brooches have a little life on their own when I'm not wearing them. It's not fair for them to have a mute existence in my jewelry box. I hope that you enjoy this silly idea!

Me :)

Planting a Garden

Dear friend, I am going through a challenging time right now, that could last about two years. I have been making some big changes in my routine lately, so I can keep up with Diego's new life. His new school is going to be extremely demanding of my time and energy in the next two years.  But that's exactly what will make a huge difference in Diego's progress. I will have a lot less space for myself everyday and no help at all, only my two hands. But I am ready for the challenge. 

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Below are two of the ideas that I will keep with me every single day in these hard times:

"Life challenges are not supposed to paralyze you. They're supposed to help you discover who you are". Bernice Johnson Reagon 

"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems more challenging". Joseph Campbell.

So, my green top here is for hope in the future and positivism. My embroidered skirt is for the beautiful garden of flowers and fruits that is going to grow out of my efforts in the next two years. I am so lucky to have my blogs, which in one word means YOU. Our friendship is so important to me. Thank you so much my Internet friend for the connection that we manage to keep alive through the distance. Some people call it virtual world, but to me it couldn't be more real and I am so grateful for it.

My cupcake Top :)

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Bill says that this top looks like a cupcake! :)

It is from Anthropologie and I love it. The plastic flower pin and earrings are vintage. And my hair turning white is from something called getting old, but I prefer to call it getting wiser :) 


Here is a cool quotation that I found:

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting out ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- - - - Samuel Ullman


Beige is a chameleon, taking on some of the attributes of stronger warm or cool colors it accompanies. On its own, the color beige is a calm neutral background.

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Nature of Beige:

Beige is a neutral color with a bit of the warmth of brown and the crisp, coolness of white. It is sometimes seen as dull and boring unless coupled with other colors. It can be a relaxing color.

Using Beige with Other Colors:

Beige can take on some of the attributes of yellow orpink when touched with those shades. Try purple and pink with beige for a conservative but feminine look. Beige with greensbrowns, and orange can create an earthy palette. Black lends a touch of strength and sophistication to beige. A touch of beige warms up a palette of cool blues without overpowering them.

Beige Words:

These words are synonymous with beige or represent various shades of the color beige.

Buff, camel, oatmeal, tan, sand, biscuit, cream, ecru, mushroom.

Shoes: Remix
Necklace: Banana Republic
Brooch: Vintage from Etsy (VermontJewelry)
Earrings: Handmade by me :)

To read more about the color Beige you can go HERE.