search
top
Currently Browsing: Pretty Pictures

Pictures and Songs

From your own authority on shalavee.com

Click on the Eight track play triangle and enjoy listening to beautiful music while you scroll through these best of February Pictures.

I Heard Your Heart Beating from survivingindie on 8tracks Radio.

Mantle waking on Shalavee.com

The last of winter in the orchard on Shalavee.com

Valentine's Day roses on Shalavee.com

My Painted Pagoda card on Shalavee.com

Fiona and Me on Shalavee.com

Madeleine's handmade card all the way from Australia on Shalavee.com

Fioan in the swing at the playground on Shalavee.com

Soup on Shalavee.com

Apartments across from Rise Up Coffee in Easton, Maryland on Shalavee.com

Daddy and Fiona on Shalavee.com

Daddy's block castle on Shalavee.com

The kids at the playground on Shalavee.com

Come crying to me on Shalavee.com

Fruit salad making on Shalavee.com

Muffins make us happy on Shalavee.com

If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

The City Girl

I barreled over the Chesapeake Bay on up the highway to my hometown city of Baltimore.

The Western Shore on shalavee.com

On the way to meet up with some old friends and journey up to see another friend now living in Pennsylvania. 

Howard Street in Baltimore on Shalavee.com

I sped through the city. The quickest way through the city to my friend’s house was right through the neighborhood that I grew up in, Waverly.

the neighborhood where I grew up in Baltimore on Shalavee.com

the neighborhood where I grew up in Baltimore on Shalavee.com

the neighborhood where I grew up in Baltimore on Shalavee.com

the neighborhood where I grew up in Baltimore on Shalavee.com

And I was thrilled to see that there was a new library there. So much beautiful light now. I got tears in my eyes.

Another hour plus driving and we were in New Oxford Pennsylvania visiting our friend Rose and her lovely kitchen shop.

And then feasting on green chile and psole stew at her house and toasting ourselves.

My Hon alum date on shalavee.com

My Hon alum date on shalavee.com

And then all too soon, I made the journey back. Through the city of my youth which doesn’t look itself at all these days. I’m glad.

The city I grew up in Baltimore on Shalavee.com

If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

Dig Deep For My Creative Soul

I prefer to live deep. I love thinking and pondering, considering and meditating. That deep kind of thinking that allows me to reach down into the roots of myself, into my creative soul, draw deeply from my intuition and come up quenched and real. As a mother, I get very little of that now. I live shallowly, twitching with the constant stimulus and reactions. This is parenting, and sometimes it feels like post traumatic stress disorder. Especially when there’s no good amount of time away or off.Spring plant thing on Shalavee.com

You get used to what you live. One day at a time sometimes means one minute at a time. Crisis and resolution after crisis and resolution. Living in your everyday is surface living. It’s automatic, task-oriented, short-term, keeping everyone alive kinda choice making. And that just is.

But going into creative mode is where I thrive. There you can expand and follow your thoughts out and away. You cultivate your sparks into fires. You connect with your center, your core finding out where you are and where you are going. A spark can suddenly ignite and you know what the next six months will find you doing. This what is called creative flow.Decorating flow on SHalavee.com

Fits and spurts but don’t give up I tell myself. True, our children are only small for so long and then they leave to go live their lives. It’s feast or famine, expect it. But my soul is roaring, craving the time and depth to dive and seek. Making me feel short and mean sometimes. So I attempt again to cajole my needs out of my life. Harass my husband for some away time with the kids. Say a prayer for my creativity and my children.

If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

Bang Goes March’s Start

Gonna throw some words and some pictures at you because that’s what I’ve got time and energy for this evening. This has been a long week and so much has happened. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the start of March and it was all Liony.

Wash room on Shalavee.com

The washer went kaputz a week and a half ago. Husband installed new one yesterday, Waaaahooo! See this post for the details.

Fiona and I had to go up to the laundromat to dry a last load of laundry.

Fiona on the folded laundry at Shalavee.com

Fiona got a big girl bed. We spent an exhaustive amount of energy fretting over and thinking about this and now it’s done. She loves it.

Fiona's big girl bed on Shalavee.com

Did I mention the part where you don’t expect the stealth snow.

walking in the snow day on Shalavee.com

Party is on Shalavee.com

And our Wee Fiona turned three this weekend. Un-freaking-believable. Besides the fact that I was under duress to produce a Disney affiliated Minnie Mouse themed party, GASP, we ended up changing the date from Saturday to Sunday to insure a very special guest, Eamon and Fiona’s first cousin Miss Emma, would be at the party.

glad for cousin Emma on Shalavee.com

decorations on Shalavee.com

Three cupcake on Shalavee.com

Three cupcake on Shalavee.com

Emma and her cupcake on shalavee.com

Ariel costume on Shalavee.com

balloon fun on Shalavee.com

I was slightly more stressed out about the dryer in the prior week but everything turned out wonderfully. The birthday was a party success. The decorations, the cupcakes, and the food all turned out according to my bigger plan. And fun was had by all !

If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

2015, A Year In Review-ish

About to step into the new year and I think, 2015 wasn’t that bad. There were a few promising moments which made it not suck so much. There were a few times when I said, this is really great being me. And there were a few moments when I was painfully aware of our collective humanity. Fiona Marie Peaach in her jammies and green tutu on Shalavee.com

Gift Exchange on Shalaveee.com

Homemeade card on IG from Shalavee.comHomemeade card on IG from Shalavee.com

Brazillian ham and bean soup on Shalavee.com

We all have our perspective to wrestle with. Mine is suddenly suspect as I roll into 2016 with a new word and consciousness. But that’s the next post.

26 April Workshop badge on Shalaveee.con

Mosaic butterfly on Shalavee.com

Enjoy 2015’s  beautiful photos. Most have been collected under my daily practice of the ‘year of making’ I started at the beginning of the year. A great way to collect my pictures every month.

 

At the beach on Shalavee.com

Fiona's Birthday decorations for 2015 on Shalavee.com

 Silouettes in Fionas room on Shalavee.com

This post is about what I’ve captured, those irrefutable moments we shared. This year was lovely. Two year-olds aren’t really lovely and yet, she takes a wonderful photo and leaves you thinking she is. Magic

Lisa's tree on Shalavee.com

 

Peaches on Shalavee.com

26 Oct Mommy and Fiona on Shalavee.com

15 Aug Eamon and Fiona on Shalavee.com

I look at these and think, there was more here than I gave life credit for. And I am grateful again to have lived it.

Steve with Fiona and Eamon on Shalavee.com

Me in my chair with my kids on Shalavee.com

If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice weekly posts via your emailbox. And visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures, friend me or like my page on Facebook. Or come find me on Twitter or Pinterest too. I am always practicing Intentional Intouchness so chat at me please. I live for conversations.

And, as always, Thanks to you for your visit.

Page 1 of 3212345...102030...Last »
top