Posts tagged ‘Joy’

dirty messy beauty = Treat of the day

Besties make the best blogging treats.

Maybe because I get the behind the story story or something… I don’t know.

Klara and I in the internet world are like Tia and Jenbun. In Hollywood we’re Paris and Nicole, and in serial killers? we’re Bonnie and Clyde (in my world Clyde is just a fabulous woman with a slightly masculine name and ultimately fabulous shoes).

Anyway, somehow I managed to talk her into sharing her story. She’s an incredible writer. She’s hilarious. She’s amazing.

In fact, if you like me? You’ll love her.

Her life may not be show-stoppingly clean but it is real. And authenticity is something many of us forgo. Drama chases her and, boy, the situation she manages to get into… and out of… makes one hell of an awesome blog.

Please go check her out. And by check I mean read her blog and comment. There is extra points in there for those who do! **giveaway hint maybe?**

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April 9, 2009 at 4:29 am 4 comments

Treats are fun because it’s nearly my birthday

I am having lots of fun planning lots of fun treats for you all as a month long celebration of my birthday. If I weren’t a lady I’d tell you my age, because I am very proud of it. However, lady code says I am not allowed. *pity*

Yesterday’s face lift was treat number one. No more eye injuring bright colours for you lovely people.

(Plus Photoshop experience is needed in my new position at work and I like to keep skillz fresh and all)

In any case. This month’s shenanigans may or may not involve a giveaway. (I know I have said this before and not followed through but this time I mean it… maybe) A giveaway of one of my favourite things. I learned this was my favourite thing not long after Meeka arrived a few months ago. Story to come…later…

It all boils down to me. And my birthday.

Tomorrow, a treat for you my lovely readers. Hillbilly Duhn and I go waaaaay back. She was one of my first loyal readers and we have grown into wonderful bloggy friends. Can’t wait to read what you have down your sleeve Hillbilly!

Let the treats begin!!!

April 7, 2009 at 7:28 am 6 comments

Searching for Fool’s Gold.

When I was a kid I truly believed that I was the richest girl in the world because I had a treasure chest full of gold. My foot locker had serious bling-age. Eye blinding sparkly goodness.

I was happy rummaging through my pieces of gold, emeralds and amethyst. I had even found a few precious white rocks from the gravel that I was convinced would turn into beautiful stones with time.

I was happy. I had my sparkle. But I didn’t know that my precious gold and gems were merely polished rocks with a slight glimmer.

I spent a lot of my life happy with a little glimmer. I found the boys who would glimmered just a little, the friends with glimmer and the church with glimmer.

But that’s all it was- a little glimmer.

The first diamond I have ever owned was given to me by Hubs. I still get lost in the sparkle and shine like I did as a child admiring my polished ‘jewels’. Except I know that this is costly. This is real.

This life I live is real. The choices I make are real.

No more fools gold for me. No more imitations. I am no longer searching for more fool’s gold.

April 3, 2009 at 12:28 pm 3 comments

Moments that I cannot erase.

This might be the most random snapshot I have of my day but it is my favourite one of just me. Perhaps it’s because the giddiness I felt at the moment was perfectly captured and I can look at the haziness and remember the blurry joy that danced around my vision as my husband and I exited the chapel.

There are some moments that pass us by without being remembered. This moment is one that will outshine them all.

March 4, 2009 at 1:09 pm 7 comments