Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This evening is "Chocolate" Enrichment...in our home. I am so excited to host the ladies of our church and their friends and neighbors that may be joining us. It is actually a recipe sharing/exchange night we have once a month. I choose the theme chocolate; thus, the women will bring an item made or purchased with chocolate and the recipe. Soon after, a gal on the committee of these events will type all the submitted recipes and send them to us via our church email list. I hope everyone has a way good evening of chocolate heaven! Feel free to join us at 7:00 if you live in the area!
{flicker photo by Gryfan}

Monday, March 30, 2009

We love celebrating birthdays!Jessica,
enjoy a most joyous,
way good birthday week!

{banner by etsy shop PolkaDotsandPirates}

Monday, March 23, 2009

Who's here to visit the week of Spring Break?
I'll give you three guesses!
[name that book]
She arrived via airplane...
loves to hold hands and has lots of kisses...
is classy, dignified and full of wisdom?
My mother!
I am thrilled to have her in our home and
shall be enjoying every minute creating memories with her;
thus, I will not be posting this week.
We will indeed enjoy a way good week; I wish the same for you!
{photo one by flickr Juggling Frogs (clkl)'s; photo two by flickr birdlike;
photo three by flickr moniverse[away]}

Friday, March 20, 2009

A new dawn...
a new season...
a new perspective.
Welcome Spring!
Enjoy a way good weekend!
{flickr photo by rasone}

Thursday, March 19, 2009

At the nursery this afternoon I spotted one of my
springtime favorites...
pussy willows!
Since I was a wee little girl
I have delighted in the deciduous shrubs
furry buds or "catkins."
They are a sign for our spring starved eyes
that winter is waning...we bid you adieu at sunset.
I will miss you though!
Enjoy the beauty of each moment for a way good day!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Are you a Cadbury Mini Egg-aholic?
If so, you can readily identify these
pastel, solid milk chocolate gems with an
crisp sugar shell coating.
Nothing else in the world like them,
except for their European complements.
The British counterparts taste slightly different and are more 
I personally think the UK eggs are prettier, but would never turn up my nose at either, as they are only on the market once a year.
(That is a mixed blessing for those of us in the club.)
I hope you have a large dish of them awaiting you in your home...
maybe a few bowls scattered throughout so they greet you at every turn.
If you are really lucky, the bowl will look just like the one pictured, a twin to the four latte bowls I received as a gift from our oldest daughter from Anthropologie in New York; the shop that houses the kitty cat.
Always have a mini bag of the "Mini's,"
packaged in their telltale purple wrap,

so you can share the confectionery treasure with
others for a way good day!
{photo one by flickr fuzuoko; photo two by flickr feltboots;
photo three by flickr *Cinnamon; photo four by flickr My Jewel Thief}

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
This is a shamrock plant Mr R.
presented to me quite a few years ago.
I love that it is
blooming for its honored day.
I especially enjoy the underside of the leaves;
the pinkish maroon color.
It is such a nice contrast to the green.
I treasure the pot in which it grows
that our youngest daughter painted!
May you have the luck of the green
to find a leprechaun
and may he be generous to share with you
where he hides his gold!
At the least, may we all be a bit o' Irish
--if only for a way good St. Patrick's day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Two artists from Philadelphia, Shauna and Stephen, are guest bloggers on the BFF blog, hosting a super crazy, great project,
"Your Message Here".
They have created and installed a roadside marquee at the new fred flare shop in Brooklyn.
Each day, through April 10, they are picking their favorite sentiment and photographing the signs daily transformations.
A few of my favorites so far....
I about fell off my chair over this...aren't we all sign seekers?!
Every girls dream...at least both of our daughters!
Love it!
What is your favorite message?
Join in their fun and propose your thought.
I submitted, "Have a way good day!"

Friday, March 13, 2009

Ready for bicycles?And romance?

Enjoy the J. Crew Spring '08 video
and have a way good weekend!
{photo one by flickrMatilde B.; photo two by flickr alibabaO}

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Due to moving our clocks forward one hour a week ago, we are now back to arriving at school shrouded in darkness. This morning, First Period, I spied with my eye an amazing, firey sun rising.
I called the students over to the window, which you can see we opened for a few minutes to have a better view, to watch the beauty of the day unfolding. It was a way good start of the day in art class!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Oh my darling, Clementine.
Oh my darling, Mr. R,
brought home a wooden box filled with orange orbs.
I am transitioning
from the gifts of winter
to the treasures of spring.
Enjoy a juicy miniature mandarin orange for a way good day!
{flickr photo by msgy.co.uk}

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bamboo shoots.
Did you ever rhythmically hit them on the ground
while others stepped/danced through the poles?
I loved playing this game I learned in
elementary gym class.
Today, a new purpose was discovered for these sturdy shoots.
I heard Mr. R calling my name from the garage,
to please come retrieve the spring wreaths
I had kindly asked him to lift off the
wreath storage peg board.
At the door,
I was met with the circular decorations
suspended at the end of the bamboo shoot
my husband had extended to reach the wreaths
and then stretched across the vehicle
to deliver the pair directly to me.
Thanks honey for your way good help!
{flickr photo by colorfulexpressions}

Monday, March 9, 2009

Today is the first day of spring sports!
The students
are totally pumped and raring to start tryouts.
The weather is beautiful, crisp and sunny--
I hope they all have a way good day!
{both photos by flickr nmhschool}

Friday, March 6, 2009

We are thoroughly enjoying
the cooing of the doves in the early morning light.
So happy to welcome back our feathered friends.
May we all coddle and preen each other as they do
for way good days in our relationships!
{photo by flickr Penny Robinson}

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I like four distinct seasons.
(which upon the sun shall soon set)
(in sight!)
(around the bend)
and Fall
(seemingly far, far away).
I appreciate and enjoy them all!
Each time of year, governed by annual equinoxes,
I enjoy pondering
what is happening in the earth, literally;
on and around the globe
and in our hearts.
Creating, sorting and storing memories of the
past and present while
eagerly anticipating and
looking towards the future--
each season.
May we embrace
and relish
each and every day

of each and every season
for a way good life!
{photo one by flickr Mark Yezbick; photo two by flickr Montana Becky;
photo three by flickr jonSpotphotography.com; photo four by flickr ahp_ibanez}

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Snuggle up with your honey and sweater pillows.
A few over sized sweaters snagged from a dollar sale at Goodwill turned into the coziest sofa pillows ever. The crafter installed a recycled sweater zipper into the pale blue pillow cover and the other two were buttoned cardigans, so they were good to go after being sewn into squares.
A way good way to stay warm!
{idea and photo from flickr helloyarn}

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

May we all love learning and
be found with a stack of books in our lap
or on our bedside tables
for a way good reading day!
{photo by flickr phil wood}

Monday, March 2, 2009

The lions are roaring!
The papa,
the mama,
and the baby cub.
Even the clouds are roaring in March!
Thanks to the
MGM lion
for sharing his bellow.
Are they ever roaring;
brrrr...it is cold!
Stay bundled in a sassy scarf
for a way good Monday!
(Finding roaring lions that don't look like they are yawning
and have clean teeth is no easy feat!)
{photo one by flickr howardpennphoto; photo two by flickr johnpatrick78;
photo three by flickr Pawprints Photography; photo four by flickr Anitka_Eva}

Sunday, March 1, 2009

"In like a lion,
out like a lamb."
"For most locations, the average temperature at the end of the month is higher than at the beginning, so the proverb typically has some meteorological truth to it, but where did it come from?" the Weather Guys inquire.
"The phrase apparently has its origins with the constellations Leo, the Lion, and Aries, the ram or lamb. It has to do with the relative positions of these constellations in the sky at the beginning and end of the month."
To quote the legendary Paul Harvey,
whose voice was one of radio's most familiar and
sadly fell silent as he passed from this life yesterday,
"And now you know...the rest of the story."
He would also leave us with his upbeat,
"Good day!"
{photo one by flickr Pieter Pieterse, photo two by flickr law_Kevan,
photo three from paulharvey.com}