Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Home Inspiration

 
Traditional cushions and tapestry from Brussels, Belgium. So lovely!
Have you noticed...                                      
Feathers are being used to lamp shades, curtain trimmings and cushions?
Cushions are becoming artworks in their own right, adorned with elaborate passementerie and rushing?
Carpets with borders are on the increase, especially on staircases?
Picture frames are becoming almost as important as the pictures within them, with sculpted gesso used to create modern, three-dimensional effects?
When it comes to decorating a house, I so love a sort of "marriage" of classic and contemporary design.

Hope you have a great week, my dears! xx            

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Blown Away! - A Big Thank You

    
Dedicated to the SITS Ladies with love!                                             

OMG! It's my SITS Day! I am so excited, deeply touched and honoured to be today's Featured Blogger! I am blessed to have met these wonderful women, the SITS, "The Secret is in the Sauce" site through this blogging journey.
The ladies over at SITS are absolutely fabulous! They have built a fantastic group of women based on the
great idea of supporting each other through commenting and their wonderful motto is:
"The Secret in Success is Support"! And they are featuring me today!
 Love you SITS GALS!!  A big "Thank You" goes out to you!
                                   
I love the concept of this community, and the support that we offer each other.
For those who don't know, "The Secret is in the Sauce", ( SITS), is a blog site made to connect women bloggers everywhere.
It's kind of big deal, they have SITS conferences and everything!
You should definitely check them out! Do yourself a favour!

If you're visiting from SITS, you already know how important that is and Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
It has been a privilege to get to know some lovely, hilarious and wonderful women.
I still have so many of you to discover.

To all my SITS tahs: A big Thank You to you all for your supporting and presence!      
Feel free to browse around and get to know me better!

Here's why I need to stay motivated.

I am really honoured that you are stopping by and reading CUT and DRY.

Thanks so much for making my day so special!
Have a blissfully happy day! xx

Monday, March 08, 2010

Beach Photos Inspiration

girl walking on the beach
I couldn't figure out why I felt weirdly sad last night for no reason. So today I'm going to post some lovely things; a few of beach photos.

I was standing at the shoreline with the sea's spray in my face. I was almost drenched by a wave if I was 2-3 feet to the shore.
And as the poet says..."my soul follows like a green dolphin and plays with white and azure..."
I absolutely and utterly love the ocean and beaches.  
There's something about them that just speaks to my soul. I also enjoy taking shots of them.
Oh, how I miss the sunshine-y days!
And as John Masefield said:
"...I must go down to the seas again....
And all I ask is a tall ship...
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking, and a grey mist on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking.
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying and the flung spray and the blown spume
and the sea-gulls crying..." xx

(Poem: Sea -Fever by John  Masterfield, 1878-1967)                                  

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Have a Blissful Weekend!


Awwwww!!

Wow, it's March! Spring is on its way, I hope with February out and March in. Let the countdown to Spring begin.
I feel that Spring is almost ready to burst out suddenly. You can
hear the tiny leaves rustling inside their buds. Another two or three almost weeks I reckon and suddenly it will be new life 
everywhere, again.
And this is such a breathtakingly cute puppy!  Don't you think? 
I'm inspired by this photo. A little inspiration each day not only 
brings a smile, but open us to unlimited possibilities...

So, here's to Spring! I'm sending you all lots of positive vibes.

Have an inspiring, sweet weekend, my darlings! xx

(Photo via acidcow)

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Ba-Donka-Donk


While sitting in my dingy little office exploring the Internet there's nothing nicer than a cup of coffee and  a salmon sandwich to keep me going.
I'd love to share with you a brilliant game of American slang vs
English slang. I do really love Hugh Laurie, he is so fantastic and talented.

Ellen D. and Hugh Laurie at their best.
Enjoy! xx

Monday, March 01, 2010

Miniature Horse

Going for a walk.

This little pony is ready to make friends with anyone her size. Sam Leith, 12, leads the way followed by Bliss and her tiny new daughter. Born at a stud farm in the Southern state of Victoria, Australia, the 15 in. miniature horse is yet to be named, but already formed a bond with Sam.
She is so gorgeous! Don't you think? Silver dun tovero in colour the little horse, currently only a little taller than a book is expected to grow about 24 inches.
How amazing to see a horse so tiny!

( Newspix/Rex Features)