Thursday, April 30, 2009

Have Yourself a Teeny Tiny Soak!

While out perusing the local antique shops a while back, I came upon
some interesting finds. Dozens upon dozens of teeny tiny little bathtubs,
sinks, and toilets. While I found the potties the most amusing (why would you
want one?), I found the little tubs quite charming.

This green froggie had the right idea, just lay back and relax.

I could just imagine having one of these full sized, beautiful tubs in my own
bathroom to soak all of my cares away in. Filled to the top with bubbles and
a good book to read.

There were floral tubs, porcelain looking tubs, wooden tubs, bright colored
tubs. Did you see on you could see yourself getting lost in?

I don't know where you put these or what you do with them, but they were
fun to stop and take a gander at and imagine the possibilities of my own
loveleigh bubble filled tub. So after a few minutes of dreaming...onward and
upward, there was still more shopping to be done!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


"the spiritual journey
is individual

highly personal

listen to your own truth"

You may have noticed some changes going on. I hope you like them so far. Pay no attention as I continue to play, rearrange, add, and delete this and that and everything in between! I'm doing a bit of exploring, figuring out my options. If you find I am temporarily private, don't be alarmed, I'll be back. It's just me trying to figure out what to change next. Thanks for bearing with me and have a great week!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pink Saturday!

With the beginning of summer just around the corner, I started thinking about
cotton candy for some reason. I think cotton candy is a perfect representative
for Pink Saturday. It's pure pink delicious fluff. It immediately takes me back
to childhood. What kid doesn't love to have some at the yearly State Fair?
That's always where I got mine.

Back in the day, when I was a kid, cotton candy wasn't always easy to come by.
You had to wait for special occasions, like fairs or trips to the zoo. That's what
made it so special, it was a treat one didn't get often.

As soon as you put that first bit of spun sugar in your mouth, it was Heaven on
Earth. You usually only had the option of pink or blue, I assume so the boys
wouldn't feel like sissies walking around with a big ball of pink fluff. When the
color purple began to be used I thought it was fantastic, however the pink is
still my favorite.
A bit of Cotton Candy History...

Cotton candy is a soft confection that look like a fluffy mass of cotton (but there is no cotton in cotton candy). Cotton candy is made from finely-granulated sugar that is heated and spun into slim threads.

Cotton candy was invented in 1897 by William Morrison and John C. Wharton, candymakers from Nashville, Tennessee, USA. They invented a device that heated sugar in a spinning bowl that had tiny holes in it. It formed a treat that they originally called "Fairy Floss." As the bowl spun around, the caramelized sugar was forced through the tiny holes, making feathery candy that melts in the mouth.

Morrison and Wharton introduced cotton candy to the world at the St. Louis World's Fair (1904) and sold huge amounts of it for 25 cents a box (that was a substantial amount of money back then). They sold about 68,655 boxes at that fair. The term "cotton candy" began to be used in the USA around 1920. In the United Kingdom, this treat is called "candy floss."

I wonder if old Morrison and Wharton ever imagined their invention would
inspire others to name their products after it. When you hear something
called the color of cotton candy, you instantly know you're going to be looking
at something in a shade of pink!

Whether it's nail polish, pampas grass, flowers, or even an artificial Christmas
tree, you know you're in for some pinkness.

I think cotton candy pink will always bring a smile to my heart because it's
just such a Happy Pink. It's a soothing, calming, graceful color that quietly
makes it's presence known without being loud or obnoxious.

And I think in this day and age, we could all use a bit more of that in the
world, even if it doesn't come on a stick, but in a pretty little package you can
take home and enjoy whenever you need a pick me up!

For more Pink Loveleighness, jot on over to see our Hostess with the Mostess,
Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. You'll find more links to Pinkness than your
little heart could desire. Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

An Award For Me! An Award For You!

This wonderful award was given by Teresa from
Eclectic Pink Rose

She graciously offered it to me and everyone she follows and
to all that follow her, to all that are grateful for the
blessings in their lives. The big and the small. So thank you
Teresa, I am grateful for this award and for you!

Rules of Accepting and Sharing this Award
1.Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude.
3. Link to your nominees within your post.
4.Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award.
5.Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award. Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude.

I only have 5 blogs I'm going to bestow this award upon. I
haven't been blogging publicly very long and don't want to
obligate anyone I don't know well yet. The 5 blogs I am
awarding are all family blogs and therefore people I know very
well, and I know they are all grateful for what their lives bring
to them!

Every day I find something to be grateful about, even the difficult days.
Whether it's family, my health, the sunshine (which is in short supply
here in the Northwest this time of year), the spring flowers, or the joy
and passion blogging has recently brought to me. I'm also thankful for
all of my fellow bloggers that inspire me to be more creative every day!
To learn, to grow, and to find new friends!!!

And the recipients are...

1. Cowgirl J Lynn from A Cowgirl's Grace

2. Dusty Devoe from Copper Pony's Cowgirl

3. The Desert Rose from jessesdesertrose

4. Pony Girl from Pony Girl Rides Again

5. Paint Girl from Adventures of the Painted Creek Farm

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Earth Day!


Earth Day
, celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. This date is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

Let's all do our part to preserve and celebrate our planet. Even if all you do is recycle your old water bottles and pop cans. Our Earth is a beautiful place full of wonders so lets help make it last for future generations!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday Sweetness

To whom does this little blond
rooster tail belong?

You guessed it, our mini guest,

full of


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pink Saturday

Pink is such a warm, dreamy, soft color. I have always loved pink, but never had a room painted in pink as an adult. As a child I had a pink bedroom, but remember it vaguely as I was very young. I do remember the green my Mom chose to paint over the pink. Most of us tend to think of pink for little girls rooms only, so when I saw this picture in January's issue of House Beautiful, I knew that all of my fantasies of an adult room decked out in Pink had come true.

Isn't this room just eye candy for the soul? To me it's pure pretty pinkness. I am in love. With a room. Go figure. It's not anywhere in my immediate future therefore I
, will just have to DREAM. In PINK.

A big shout out to our Hostess Beverly at How Sweet The Sound who created and puts together this wonderful Pink Saturday for us all to play around in. Please go visit her site and find other blogs that participate and find out what they love about pink!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


So the Easter Bunny seemed to have passed by my abode last Sunday.
He didn't come, he didn't call, he didn't text.


Not even a hollowed out chocolate Easter bunny.

How is that supposed to make a girl feel?

So, I took the situation in hand and bought my own little treasures. That
dang Bunny can go fly a kite. I'll take care of myself!

What I treated myself to were these two loveleigh necklaces below.
My Mom(@A Cowgirl's Grace), Auntie (@ Copper Pony's Cowgirl), and
cousin (@ Pony Girl Rides Again), each got some like these a couple of
months ago and every time they wore them, I loved them more. So what's a
girl to do when feeling some BLING!

The L and the and the T are the initials to my blog and also
my first and middle initial of my name, in reverse.

The back of the L has writing in another language(?) and the back of

the T says, Hugs. I love them and think they're sweet. I was told when I
bought them that the lady that makes them gives classes on how
to make your own so you can personalize them. That could be fun.

I know I'll enjoy these and treasure them
for many years to come!

I have a little post script to add. My sister, Horse Dreams called and told me I had to watch this video on YouTube. There is a woman who is trying out for the TV show, Britain's Got Talent with Simon Cowell. When she appears the old saying, "Never judge a book by it's cover" has never rang more true. What happens when she gives her audition is nothing less than spectacular, and the whole audience agrees. Go to this link to be amazed. You Tube-Susan Boyle

If you have the time you may also want to check out these oh-so talented dancers that tried out for the show as well. They are pure fun to watch! You Tube-Flawless-Dance

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Mystery Plants!

All at once on a cold, yet sort of sunny day back in February, two little clumps of mystery plants broke their way through the wet soil. These little guys were a mystery because,

#1. I am no expert on garden plants

#2. I couldn't remember what came up here in this spot last year

#3. However, I am not a complete nimcom
poop and was fairly certain these would be tulips or daffodils when they grew up

So I decided to document their progress with weekly snapshots. Then the flowers would have the memories to look back on when they are old enough to appreciate it.


and growing...

almost there, soon I'll be able to tell what the little buggers are!

Not long now...

Ah Ha, I see yellow, that tells me they're daffodils because there are no yellow tulips planted.

Wait for it, wait for it..

TAH DAH, the official verdict is in and the winner is...