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"We write to taste life twice, once in the moment and in retrospection." ~ Anais Nin bettybrowser@gmail.com
Making my unofficial blogging hiatus officially official. Life is just too busy and if I can cut one thing, I will say, “heck yes please!”

{view above from my office, a view I’m seeing way too often, but at least it’s a pretty view, right?}

Making my unofficial blogging hiatus officially official. Life is just too busy and if I can cut one thing, I will say, “heck yes please!”

{view above from my office, a view I’m seeing way too often, but at least it’s a pretty view, right?}

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moveyourbooty:

MOTIVATION: snowy runs.
Mother nature’s favorite obstacle course. Careful steps people! But maybe the best way to explore a snowy city.

Your cute little legs Em! You are always my inspiration, but 7 miles in the snow?! You never fail to up the ante… 

moveyourbooty:

MOTIVATION: snowy runs.

Mother nature’s favorite obstacle course. Careful steps people! But maybe the best way to explore a snowy city.

Your cute little legs Em! You are always my inspiration, but 7 miles in the snow?! You never fail to up the ante… 

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eriebasin:

1790s Georgian Rose Cut Diamond Cluster Ring
I haven’t seen any good Georgian cluster rings for a while, so I was pleased to find this one, which is especially spectacular.  

Ooh la la! Reblogging because this is insanely beautiful, but also because it’s the anniversary of the day when my ring appeared on Erie Basin’s site, and Eric scooped it up :)

eriebasin:

1790s Georgian Rose Cut Diamond Cluster Ring

I haven’t seen any good Georgian cluster rings for a while, so I was pleased to find this one, which is especially spectacular.  

Ooh la la! Reblogging because this is insanely beautiful, but also because it’s the anniversary of the day when my ring appeared on Erie Basin’s site, and Eric scooped it up :)

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caitlincremer:

I NEED THIS! The ultimate weekend travel guide, 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada. You can flip through it here!
[Sarah, LOOK!]

Yes! E, let’s do them all.

caitlincremer:

I NEED THIS! The ultimate weekend travel guide, 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada. You can flip through it here!

[Sarah, LOOK!]

Yes! E, let’s do them all.

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Daily photo challenge: 1/9 daily routine, 1/10 childhood (I happened to be at my childhood home in NC on that day - what a coincidence!), 1/11 where I sleep, 1/12 close up.

Daily photo challenge: 1/9 daily routine, 1/10 childhood (I happened to be at my childhood home in NC on that day - what a coincidence!), 1/11 where I sleep, 1/12 close up.

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I love Margot Wanger’s earrings she wore for her wedding to Max Wanger (one of my favorite photographers). Does anyone know of a source for good turquoise, either vintage or new? I’m leaning towards a few from Amrita Singh (thanks Allie!) but also want to look at some that appear a bit older/antique-y.
{photography for their wedding by the also amazing, Our Labor of Love}

I love Margot Wanger’s earrings she wore for her wedding to Max Wanger (one of my favorite photographers). Does anyone know of a source for good turquoise, either vintage or new? I’m leaning towards a few from Amrita Singh (thanks Allie!) but also want to look at some that appear a bit older/antique-y.

{photography for their wedding by the also amazing, Our Labor of Love}

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Last Thursday, we lost a beautiful person in the mother of one of my best friends, Liz. Janet was a star, from her Broadway musical days to what she did for her family and her church. I get chills every time I hear the story of her parents meeting – she, singing the national anthem on the sidelines of Tulane while he, a former football star, coached. They met on the sidelines and were engaged 2 weeks later despite both having boyfriends/girlfriends at the time, and were married 35 years – they always were an example of love, commitment and celebrated all joys of life and family.
The service was one of the most personal and special I’d been to. Below is a poem Liz’s father chose – so appropriate for the artist and appreciator of life that she was.
 When Earth’s Last Picture is Painted
When Earth’s last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried, When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died, We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it — lie down for an aeon or two, Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall put us to work anew! And those that were good shall be happy: they shall sit in a golden chair; They shall splash at a ten-league canvas with brushes of comets’ hair; They shall find real saints to draw from — Magdalene, Peter, and Paul; They shall work for an age at a sitting and never be tired at all! And only the Master shall praise us, and only the Master shall blame; And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame, But each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star, Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of Things as They Are!

Last Thursday, we lost a beautiful person in the mother of one of my best friends, Liz. Janet was a star, from her Broadway musical days to what she did for her family and her church. I get chills every time I hear the story of her parents meeting – she, singing the national anthem on the sidelines of Tulane while he, a former football star, coached. They met on the sidelines and were engaged 2 weeks later despite both having boyfriends/girlfriends at the time, and were married 35 years – they always were an example of love, commitment and celebrated all joys of life and family.

The service was one of the most personal and special I’d been to. Below is a poem Liz’s father chose – so appropriate for the artist and appreciator of life that she was.

 When Earth’s Last Picture is Painted

When Earth’s last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried,
When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died,
We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it — lie down for an aeon or two,
Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall put us to work anew!

And those that were good shall be happy: they shall sit in a golden chair;
They shall splash at a ten-league canvas with brushes of comets’ hair;
They shall find real saints to draw from — Magdalene, Peter, and Paul;
They shall work for an age at a sitting and never be tired at all!

And only the Master shall praise us, and only the Master shall blame;
And no one shall work for money, and no one shall work for fame,
But each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
Shall draw the Thing as he sees It for the God of Things as They Are!

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I mean…is it even a question?

I mean…is it even a question?

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Daily photo challenge: 1/5 something I wore (little sweater, long skirt!), 1/6 makes me smile (fresh flowers and fruit), 1/7 my favorite (pot to cook in - le creuset), 1/8 my sky (from the office)
I need to get better about taking these on the day they’re assigned. I took all of these in the past few days, but still, kind of defeats the purpose…

Daily photo challenge: 1/5 something I wore (little sweater, long skirt!), 1/6 makes me smile (fresh flowers and fruit), 1/7 my favorite (pot to cook in - le creuset), 1/8 my sky (from the office)

I need to get better about taking these on the day they’re assigned. I took all of these in the past few days, but still, kind of defeats the purpose…

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This week’s Movie + Meal.
[food]: White Bean Chili. My former client is now in marketing at Bush’s and is always posting recipes; this one caught my eye. I made a few adjustments - fresh tomatillos and added turkey along with the chicken to make it even more hearty. Perfect for a January winter evening.

[film]: Kes, 1969.

This week’s Movie + Meal.

[food]: White Bean Chili. My former client is now in marketing at Bush’s and is always posting recipes; this one caught my eye. I made a few adjustments - fresh tomatillos and added turkey along with the chicken to make it even more hearty. Perfect for a January winter evening.

[film]: Kes, 1969.

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