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18 Things You Did Not Know About The Color Pink

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015






Pinks – the flower (Dianthus) Ok, maybe I should have said 18 things I did not know about the color pink. Last week I went for a nature walk through my neighborhood and, although this is something I have done several times before, I had not noticed the large variety of pink floral blooms before. […]






Lighthouses – Another Nautical Inspiration

Monday, November 3rd, 2014






What is a lighthouse? It is typically a conical shaped tower that is designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as a navigational aid for maritime pilots. Lighthouses can be at sea or on inland waterways. They mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, safe entries to harbors, and can also assist in aerial […]






Observation of Wynwood – Miami Florida

Thursday, January 16th, 2014






Maybe the most surprising thing about Wynwood and it’s inhabitants is how seriously they take the entire situation. When I went there, I was expecting something much more tame, something overdeveloped and precious and planned. What I found was just much more organic. The people I saw seemed genuine, if a little twee, and the […]






Coastal Pillows

Saturday, October 26th, 2013






This summer, I had several visitors from out of state and the number 1 request of each visitor was “can we go to the beach?” and naturally each time my response was YES! I had a treat for my cousins when they visited – I took them to see the Florida sea turtles hatch and […]






Girl With The Dragon Tattooed Pillow

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013






Last night I had a crazy dream, I dreamt that I got a tattoo of a dragon on my forearm. Instead of breathing fire, the dragon was breathing hearts and flowers. Why is this a crazy dream? I do not have any tattoos nor do I have piercings because I am deathly afraid of needles. […]






Not so Wordless Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012






I call this clay pot my lucky clay pot. This is the 3rd plant that has flourished in this clay pot.  Once this plant out grows the ‘face pot’ I think I am going to try my luck with a Donkey’s Tail Cactus. I do not know the name of the plant – Do you?






My Container Garden Project(s)

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012






Gardening is one of my passions, but when you live in a light deprived townhouse (like I do), gardening can become challenging.  Initially, I had several tiny planters crammed into the only corner of the house that gets natural light, but then it got a bit over crowded and I had rethink my gardening strategy. […]






Keep Calm and Carry on

Thursday, March 8th, 2012






The story behind the Keep calm and Carry on Poster.






The gray crowned crane inspiration

Thursday, December 8th, 2011






There are 2 gray crowned cranes living on the campus of my son’s high school. Each morning as I inch along with the traffic, I watch them as the go about their business. They seem to peacefully coexist with the noise and confusion that accompanies teenagers. One morning my son took a picture of the […]






The hello world handmade pillow

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011






A few weeks ago I was walking to my mail box – yes, I still get snail mail– and saw my two young neighbors (Lets call them M and J) enjoying a lovely Florida day on their bike. As I approached J turned and waved – “hey Al” – “Hey J, please be careful”, I […]