STARTING THE DAY BEAUTIFULLY:

STARTING THE DAY BEAUTIFULLY:

sábado, 31 de outubro de 2009

happy halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

HAVE A CREEPY NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!

sexta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2009

when you wish upon a star... ...

WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WHO YOU ARE
ANYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES
WILL COME TO YOU

IF YOU HEART IS IN YOUR DREAMS
NO REQUEST IS TOO EXTREME
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
AS DREAMERS DO

FATE IS KIND
SHE BRINGS TO THOSE WHO LOVE
THE SWEET FULFILLMENT OF
THEIR SECRET LONGING

LIKE A BOLT OUT OF THE BLUE
FATE STEPS IN AND SEES YOU THROUGH
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE









Let me tell you a secret!!

I was never the MOTHER kind of woman! In fact, when i met my sweetheart i always told him i would never have children!; so if he wanted to be a papa i wouldn't be the right one!! To be honest, i always though i would go perfectly well through life without motherhood feelings. I just hated and was scared to death with the idea of childbirth - i still am!!!! I know!! nature works it's way!!; but i quite never understood how could a watermelon go through a hole the size of a lemon!!!!; without you dying of pain??!! Thanks God or all gods in the world never went through that experinence!! Forgive me you those who think it's the most beautiful experience in the world!!!!; but not for me!!!!
Anyway!... For 6 years we were married without children!; my husband thinking: "ok! will never think about it!" and I: " no way i'll get into it!".
One day in 1998 i woke up falling in love with the idea!! The idea of ... ... A BABY!!! - till today never knew how it happened!!

I secretly wished i had one! That wish grew on me at the speed of light!; and i soon found myself at the doctor preparing and planning it!! (never told my husband a word!); ... stopping the pill, eating healthier, exercising, ... you name it!!!

One Sunday afternoon ... i got pregnant!... I knew the same second my "wish upon a star" was there! in me! I cried!!! my husband didn't understand why! i didn't tell!
A month later... made the test; went to the doctor, and... ... told my husband - in an unforgettable way!! He?! couldn't believe! didn't sleep for a second that night with the joy of it! - he was pregnat too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 months later... i got my secret wish! I've been falling in love with him more and more ever since!!!!! so much !; that 2 years ago we planned the second "wish upon a star" together! Now she's here too! And i couldn't be more wrong!!!! I'm happier because they are here and fall in love with them every single day! in every single way!! with every single kiss! with their smell! and their laughter! just fall in love!!! and thank the star!


Go ahead!! wish upon a star this weekend or today!! and ... be a little bit happier!... promisse it will work!
Happy weekend!

quarta-feira, 28 de outubro de 2009

white wednesday - at candle lights...













It's wednesday again! - the day for the passion for white! (for more of it go to Kathleen's lovely blog at: http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/ ).
Today, as colder nights are finally here, i've decided to post pictures of one of my passions: candles!
All sorts of candles burning all year whenever i like and feel like!!!
LOve the smell of them; it reminds me of the smell of my village's church on Sunday mornings. And although i do not go to church anymore ( somehow we don't really go there when we're younger!), candles always bring me that sense of spirituality, calm , reflection, sweet solitude, and inner journey into your own secret places. Ok!! I confess!!!! I do spend a lot of money on candles!!! But isn't the result wonderful?! Don't they look gorgeous decorated this way??!!! - I've used strings, pics and some christmas things that are already selling on shops.
Have a great day and ... ... light a candle today just because... ...

terça-feira, 27 de outubro de 2009

door wide opened - part II

















Here goes the 2nd part on post about my entrance hall .
There are details on the wallpaper i used and on some more decor items. Some were bought at fleamarkets and others at local shops.
I made the mirror frame a few years ago. As you can see, i use christmas lights all year, here and there to make a soft light.
I think that on thursday i'll be able to finish the wall that hasn't been done yet.
Nights are now colder allowing me to have my fireplace burning. Love the sound of the fire and the smell of it, specially when i use eucalyptus - it reminds me of my childhood,of my grandmother's house, of Christmas nights spent around the fire.
Carpe diem!

segunda-feira, 26 de outubro de 2009

Door wide opened - part I



























Welcome!!!
This is my entrance hall - 1st part! In fact it's not completely finished! There's a picture missing, on the main wall! I've been looking for a gorgeous romantic, mysterious, feminine and brocante photo to stick on a piece of the wall as wallpaper, but haven't found it yet!!!
As you can see, my door has an autumn decor with small spiders!! To be honest, these are the only ones i like!!! Sorry animal lovers!!, but i can't like spiders!!! they do make my cleaning life harder!! My husband is always trying to save them all from my vacuum cleaner, but i don't really think about it when i'm cleaning!!! Guess i'm not a buddhist!!!! Anyway ... these ones are really cute!
This year i had lots of lavender! So also decided to use some around the house. It's soo nice to feel a lavender smell as you come in. Another thing i always have on the entrance hall ! - SWEETS! Children love when they come to play or visit and can take some sweets on the way out! I like it too! It reminds me that life can always be sweeter!!
2 things about me!:
1 - I love to have old and new paintings around the house! - on the walls, on the floor, on furniture, on unexpected places! Most of the times, i don't really like to have things used as they were meant to be used when created! I love to find things on places i would have never thought!;
2 - I have a crash on hats! All sorts of hats! as long as they are gorgeous!
There's an autumn morning outside, but it's expected to be 26 degrees! My husband is back and things got back on their tracks. Hopefully i'll get more time to blog and to visit your blog too. Can't wait to see what you all have been doing!
HAPPY NEW WEEK!
THANKS FOR YOUR VISIT! YOU ARE WELCOME ANYTIME!