“The reason one writes isn’t the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald


"But how could you live and have no story to tell?" ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky


"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph" ~Matt Hardy


“A mother keeps a garden of the heart, planting the seeds of faith and character that give her children hope and purpose for the years ahead.” ~Anonymous


“If your story is never told, it becomes something else...forgotten.” ~Anonymous

Saturday, July 21, 2012

National Creme Brulee Day

I wasn't going to do this...but when I realized the significance of today, I succumbed :)  Today, July 21st is "National Creme Brulee Day".  I am not sure "who" thinks these holidays up...but I am all for this one!  Probably my all time favorite dessert, even over chocolate!!  I love the creaminess and the crunchy caramely (is that a word) buttery topping you break through to get to the prize that lies beneath.  I love the little bunsen torch you use to light this baby up and burn the topping.  And no, I am not in the habit of playing with fire :)

I cannot eat creme brulee, or even think about it for that matter, without remembering a special friend.  I don't see her as often as I used to, but she always remembers my birthday.  On that day of remembrance, she always brings me a tray with several ramekins of creme brulee for me to celebrate and share with my family. And over the years, she has made these delectable treats with varieties of lemon, lavender, thyme....and she knows my favorite is lavender.  If I am not home, she leaves it on the bench outside my front door.  She knows I adore this dessert.  And for some reason, she likes me and has chosen to honor and bless me in this unique and very tasty way.  She is like my own special birthday creme brulee fairy :)  And I love her for the creative way she chooses to express her friendship towards me.

Do you have a special friend or friends that think of you and bless you in certain times?  Those friends are truly gifts from God.  They are givers.  They remember.  And they remember at all the right moments.  Today perhaps we should make an effort and thank those who really bless us when we need it most.

Today, on this momentous and national holiday :)  I may find somewhere I can eat a special buttery caramely dessert...or maybe make one myself....and as I do, I will thank God for my special friend and pray for her.  I am grateful for her life.

Friday, July 20, 2012

A New Modern Fun Look...and A New Name :)

Spring cleaning....changing the furniture around...buying new colors to spruce up your home...okay, it is "summer" but this is what I have felt like recently with my blog.  July took off at a run and I haven't had much time to write or even reflect on writing.  But when a moment arrived, I decided I really wanted a new look, a new title which encompassed more of what I was trying to communicate, and in a sense "throw out the old" and get a little more "hip"...can I say that... "hip"??  I think I just did :)  

So...in a hip moment...and with my daughter home after a 7-week long road trip, my help to renovate the blog arrived!   We spent some hours together, brainstorming, and I like what we came up with!  That "communications degree" came in handy!  The blog is more up-to-date, technically, visually and I am learning so much about how blogging can enhance the writing dream on my heart.  There are portions of the blog still under construction, so please be patient as I learn :)  

One thing which is really cool and I didn't have on the other blog is you can not only "join" the blog, but subscribe to it via email.  This isn't "new" with blogs, just new with me :)  So if you would like to be notified when I post a new writing, please subscribe to me via email (your email is safe with me!) and you will know when I write something incredible, encouraging and life-changing...or maybe not, but it could be fun!!  I won't be writing every day, so you won't be inundated with unnecessary email, but you will be notified when I do post :)  I hope to expand in not only writing, but linking you to new fun sites, possibly give away some fun gifts, and open up a whole new world of communication (at least for me :)

And yes, I changed the "title".  I felt "heart 2 heart" was more all encompassing in what I am trying to share in my writing.  My heart to yours. I want to tell the stories of my life...of your life....and encourage us in our journey together.  We will see where this takes us.

So...bookmark this page....subscribe by email and let's have some fun together!