Sunday, August 9, 2009

~ my secret heart's desire ~

Special moments
pass by so fast
But i just could not let this one fly away
without sharing
My sweet Molly had a birthday
a few weeks ago
All she wanted for her gift
{no not the peach cobbler above}
A Tattoo
not of a flower
or butterfly
but a bible verse reference
{she has wanted this for at least 2 years}
So being such the wonderful mom that I am
off we went
{my secret desire is to get one too}
She held my had the whole time
We chatted up a storm with the lovely tattoo artist
{they say the foot is the most sensitive area for a tattoo}
she was so brave
she was so relieved
{when it was over}
she was so ecstatic
she is so in love with this tattoo
{wouldn't if be funny if she married a Matthew}
that now
she wants another one
{not going to happen for awhile}

But now this has got me thinking about my secret desire....
my list of pros is growing
1.....the tattoo artist is very very sweet and kind and now I know her
2.....the tattoo place is so clean {it's a mom thing} and decorated so pretty
3.......the artist told me to come in anytime and that if her mom could do it I could too
4........Molly promised to hold my hand
5......I found this amazing tattoo of a beautiful kite {see above image from once wed}
6.....just look at the colour! It's calling my name...robin egg blue!
7.......Molly told me it only really hurt once or twice it is so unlike me and I would love to "shock the pants off " of everyone who knows me!
What do you think?

Something else I would like to share is
that last week I got
Two Awards
The amazingly kind sweet and lovely
presented me with this pretty pink
Nice Matters Award
Not only did she give me the award
she went above and beyond the call of duty
and dedicated a whole post to me and bluebirds....
please check the post and her lovely blog out at
Sharon....Thank you for making my Heart Sing!

The Stylish Blogger Award
was presented to me
from the lovely blog
I love this stylish blog.... she has so much fun with vintage style
please go visit

So it is only fitting that I
present the above awards to the gals
who so lovingly gave them to me...only switching them up...
My passport to style...I present you with The Stylish Blogger
Letters from the Home-Front....I present you with The Nice Matters Award
Now tell me what you think about my secret desire!


Dee said...

I LOVE Molly's tattoo! If you want one, I say go for it! Make sure you take pics and share with us. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I love it but I never trusted the places giving them.I dont know I think if you know the person sure do it.But if you dont I would say dont do it.needles can be very dirty im sure you already know that.Especially if its a place that has not so good people frequenting it.I would get a little one though, some woman have these massive ones on their arms looks so

Sarah said...

Koralee, yes that would shock the pants off of a few people that know you, I think!!! It's kind of a little secret desire of mine, too... but I doubt I will ever get one. But you better show pics if you go for it!!

Winchester Manor said...

I love your daughters tattoo and I say go for it! I've wanted to do it for the longest time myself, just a little something and nothing crazy.

I just think it's another form of self expression. I love the kite and like you said the color is so you!

I think I would do something on the back of my neck, like "Made in Heaven" HA!

Big Hugs,

Anna said...

that is such a nice tattoo! you should follow your heart & get one, too!!
& congrats on the awards!!


BaronessVonVintage said...

oh, that's a great tattoo! I say you should do it! Oh and thank you so much for the award!! xoxo

Andrea said...

LOVE IT!! Maybe I will get brave enough one day!
Blessings, andrea

debra@dustjacket said...

Well ... it is your colours honey ;)

Congrat's on the lovely awards too.


Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

You should do whatever your heart desires!

I got a small sunflower tattoo on the top of my foot on my 18th birthday and I've never regretted it! For me it was a form of self expression, being the creative girl that I am!

Would you share what the verse your daughter chose says?

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee,what a wonderful, birthday present for Molly to choose,my first bon is called Matthew. I chose his names years before he was born!So funny you are having the same dilemma, I myself are still having, I am the only one of my friends to still not have had a tattoo. I read your list of prose amd they are very compelling, I love your choice, the kite tattoo, it is SO perfect for you and so adorable.I say if it feels right, go ahead and do it. Thank-you so much for your generous award,it might not be on my site for a little while,as the lovely man who manages my blog(the tec stuff is away for a week.All your lovely comments about me, have given me alot to smile about!!Now Im off to bake my son the best birthday cake ever, he is 13 today,having a proud mum moment!!!S xox

Kellie Collis said...

You sound like a fabulous mum! Not sure if the pain would scare me away though xx

Duchess of Tea said...

Happy Birthday to Molly, and cute tattoo, noticed it is your fav blue, and congrats on your awards, you deserve them so very much. Darling, I just stopped by to let you know that I have returned and that I had a great time. I missed you too much to stay away longer!! Have a beautiful Monday.

Duchess xx

Magdalena said...

What a lovely pretty tatoo. I say go for it and get one!! But I too would like one and my husband would probably have heart failure if I did it!!!! congrats on your awards you certainly deserve them!!

Faded Plains said...

Well...I say go for it. I actually have a few tatooes...and don't regret any of, that kite is so darn cute! Keep us posted :o)

Anonymous said...

I say GO FOR IT! life is way too short not to..and if you have wanted one for a really long time, then it is time. Congrats on your award...but you deserve all of them!! I always love your eye candy! :)

LuLu said...

You managed to find the cutest blue kite image for a tatoo! And say go for it. Applauding your awards.. you so deserve them. Now as I clean I need to think about a secret've stumped me... I'll report when I think of it! :)

Simply Colette said...

Your daughter's tatoo is so cute! Especially with those flats!

Congrats on the awards!

Vintage Home said...

your Molly has the most beautiful Mother and hip to boot! the kite!...Colleen

Maria Confer said...

Congratulations on both your awards!! So very deserved.

Oooh, tattoos are so tempting. Your daughter's turned out beautifully. I say make yourself wait at least six months before going through with it. That way you know you really want it.

Claudia said...

Congratulations on your awards! Your daughter sounds like a wonderful girl with that choice of tattoo! Maybe it is generational, but I cannot go there. No tattoos for me. My husband tried to persuade me to get one for our anniversary - just a small rose. But no go.

But maybe a kite for you?

Unknown said...

Go with your heart! Molly's tattoo is lovely, congratulations on your awards x

Dawn Parsons Smith said...

Happy Birthday Wishes to your sweet Molly!

What an awesome tattoo to choose! That is simply so beautiful!

I say go for it, Mom!

OhLove. said...

Well I love the kite. Wouldn't mind it for myself as it goes.

LaurieStar said...

Tattoos are not my thing, but what is my thing is doing what you've always wanted to do. I think if you want to - you should! And the foot is a great place to do it, I should think!
I totally love your blog! I love the beautiful colors in your photos and the varying type sizes! Very cool! :)

CAKE Creative Co. said...

what a supportive mother you are! way to go taking your daughter in after having given it enough thought. if you want to get one too i say go for it! i've always toyed with the idea, but haven't had the guts.

Monica said...

Hi Koralee!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting, so I could find YOU!
I added your link to my blogroll, hope it is OK.
Your blog looks so fresh, can't wait to catch up with all your posts!
Monica and Kim (the furry girl!)

Unknown said...

Hi Koralee,
I've just tagged you for an award on my blog x

Marie said...

I have one on my foot, and partly just for the reasons you described! It isn't something I would have been expected to do. People are surprised when they see it all of the time (I am a librarian!)
But it makes me smile and I think it's fun. Think it over, and the shop sounds lovely. If you can't think of a time you would be uncomfortable with it then I say it's just great! (I do cover it around my grandmother by wearing shoes that help so she doesn't notice just to keep the peace!)

A French Cloud said...

thank you for stopping by and your sweet words.I don't have a tattoo but I saw one a couple of years ago on The Sartorialist and was tempted- it was on her shoulder to the middle of her was gorgeous but I think I move things around too much to ever have anything be too permanent!

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

I love this story and how you were there with Molly the entire time. When I graduated from high school, I really wanted a tatoo, and my dad went with me and we both got one! A perfect and unique father/daughter experience...he continues to get them, and I stopped at my one!

Unknown said...

beatefull hermoso and creative,besitos bettina