Sunday, April 25, 2010

{refresh}


take a deep breath.......


it will calm your
mind.....body....soul
xo
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61 comments:

Luiza said...

Yes, my dear, it will!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend and will have a great start of the week!!!

Love your images. Would love to stand there with you!
Hugs/
Luiza

Heather Cameron said...

Don't you love lilac season! looks like you have a great crop there!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Deep breathing commences with a dreamy smile on my face. Lovely.

A Write Life said...

Refresh. ahhhhhhh! Thanks.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Oh yes a deep breath keeps my muscles relaxed,especially if I'm breathing the aroma of lilacs!

Carol said...

Mmmmm...I can almost smell them! So lucky to have your own bush!! I can't remember is I put my name in for the give away...count me in!! Love you!

Kom Achterom said...

Lovely site you have
what a nice picture
I will follow your blog
i wish you a verry nice day
Yolanda

Kissed by an Angel said...

Fantastic advice!!! I tried it!!!
xxxx

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful lilacs. And thank you for the great words of wisdom!!

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xoxo
Jane

Julie Harward said...

Yhats true..it really does, especially when you are breathing around flowers! Come say hi :D

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Franse Lelie said...

I love the smell of lilac, we call it: sering...come and take a look at my give awy. Greetings Jolanda

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Oh Koralee, how I wish I had a lilac in my garden here. I had one at another house years ago. How I loved it. I saw two starting to bloom on my way to work last Wednesday! Spring has sprung!
Rebecca♥

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Lilac = Scent. I have a purple lilac too in my garden and I keep my eye on it waiting for the buds to pop. Love your second picture could be right out of a lovely magazine. Cheerful post today, I sometimes wonder how I started my days before I met you, these days I cannot without your thoughtful & beautiful posts.
Sending a huge hug your way. Have a great new week, sweet Koralee. xoxo

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Koralee,
Lilacs smell heavenly. THanks for the reminder to just relax.
Wishing you a happy week,
Mimi

myletterstoemily said...

lovely lilacs and lilac leggings!

Martha said...

thank you for that!!! I needed that deep breathe!

Kelly said...

This works :) Thank you :)

Yelena R. said...

Lilac season is my favorite! Everything smells soooo good!

Cozy Little House said...

I do stretching/yoga twice per day. And that's exactly what I try to accomplish!
Brenda

Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

Oh, Koralee... Giddy smell of Lilacs makes me so so so airy, feminine and happy:) Pity we don't have so much Lilacs here, in Portugal... I've go to visit you:))

Hugs and blessings
Diana

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh you are so right, and the colors you have for us always refresh me! BISOUS KORALEE! WE LOVE KORALEE! WE LOVE KORALEE! Anita :)

Susan said...

We are still looking forward to the lilacs blooming here! Oh, I could almost smell them! So pretty! Love your lilac leggings!
Blessings!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hello Koralee, There is nothing like the lovely smell of fresh lilacs, they always remind my of my grandmother Carmella, she had rows of them at her home which bordered the prettiest church...I can still hear the church bells ringing and smell the lilacs during the spring months. Lovely post and gentle reminders for us all to savor.
xoxo
Bunny

becky said...

I just love Lilacs.I even think Im smelling them through your photos,lol.


Have a great new week!

ELK said...

a reminder I needed today..ahhh much better!!

Beach Vintage said...

The sun is shining and I am breathing deep my friend.

NicNacManiac said...

I think we all need a reminder to stop and take a deep breath...thank you for that!!
Oh my gosh...now all I can smell is the beautiful fragrance of those lilacs...WOW!!
I hope you enjoyed your weekend! xOxO Nerina

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Those are stunning lilacs!

Pamela said...

Boy I sure needed this!! After a day of packing and moving boxes and piles of laundry...ahhhh your post was wonderful!!
Thanks for that!
Pamela xo

Dragonfly said...

Aaaaaaah! Im relaxed :-)

Maria said...

Hi Koralee! I'm looking forward to my lilacs!
They are so amazingly fragrant, aren't they!

Breathing, deeply... so important for relaxation and clear thinking.

I tell my students to hunch over {like they do sometimes} and try to take a deep breath...
It's difficult.
Then, I tell them to sit up straight and try breathing deeply again. They can fill up their lungs!
... so much better for thinking and energizing the body and mind!

I LOVE your blue chair... What a GREAT chair!
It is so nostalgic for me to see one like that!

*Have a great week dear ♥
Maria

Elyse said...

this is the perfect koralee post from head to toe.

xo
elyse

Libbie said...

I can smell those babies from here! Oh i do love lilacs! You are getting me excited for them to start blooming here! HURRY UP LILACS! There...I am sure that did it!

mimi charmante said...

lilac season - my very favorite!
here is to a refreshing, renewing week~
xx

a vintage knitter said...

You are so sweet! I have a lilac bush about the same size:) It is in full bloom and the fragrance takes me back to my childhood ( a very long time ago..LOL!! Oh! do learn to knit! I started at age 10 and haven't stopped since...beware though it is addicting!! I am working on more socks...ok so at least 5 projects going right now:)
Enjoy your week and thanks for the visit!!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I had to do the "deep breath" thing so many times this weekend...but it helps!

Duchess of Tea said...

Love lilacs, they smell as sweet as you darling, I know because your students told me lol!! Lovely post as always darling.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Sewn With Grace said...

My lilacs have just started blooming, how heavenly!

Geisslein said...

Lilacs are definitively one of my favorites...my birthday flowers - love them! Have a lovely start in the new week!

tracey-leigh [...tl xo] said...

love the first photo - belissimo :}

waving at u,
trace :}

http://i-am-waving-at-you.blogspot.com/

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Hi I've added your button to my "lovely blogs" link! So glad to have found you! Beth

Jeanette said...

Yes. I needed that reminder today. Feel like I'm in a tornado as I approach this very busy week. Thanks.

Randi Troxell said...

hope your monday is marvelous!!

Rosie said...

I am I*N*H*A*L*I*N*G....ahhhh much better...Happy Monday!...smile on Rosie

Rizzi said...

HI KORALEE,
LILACS ARE THE BEST, PRETTY AND BEAUTIFUL SCENT. WE HAD LILAC BUSHES WHEN I WAS A KID,
THEY SMELLED SOOOO GOOD. WE HAVE A FEW BUSHES IN OUR BACKYARD, I JUST LOVE THEM.
RIZZI

Jacqueline said...

Such beautiful images, Koralee. Lilac just screams Spring to me.
Have a lovely new week. XXXX

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I am relaxing and breathing better now that I've popped in to visit you! There's somthing so heartwarmingly beautiful about going outside and picking your own bouquet!

What a charming soul you are! Thanks for doing what you do each day.

And btw...your photo/quote of the day is so true....I find it so completely draining to visit or come in contact with negative people....it's like they suck the very marrow of happiness right from my soul!....

Ciao from the East....

Creative Carmelina

Auntie Cake said...

You just live in a world of magical sweetness! I love it! I can't wait for our lilacs here. I wait all year for this one magical week, and then fill my house to the brim with bouquets. Enjoy yours! I can smell their heavenly scent from here!
Kate

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Koralee, such gorgeous photos! I especially love that first one! Flowers are my favorite ad they do calm! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Kristin said...

I WISH we had lilacs in Florida. They smell SO amazing!

Draffin Bears said...

Many thanks dear Koralee, for sharing all that beauty. Love the pretty photos, the colours and the beautiful lilacs.
I am sure the fragrance is just gorgeous.

Have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Dana Cochran said...

Yes, I need to take a deep breath and inhale that wonderful lilac scent!
Mine have just started blooming!
Have a beautiful week!!
~Dana

Elizabeth said...

Everytime I take a trip over to your blog I'm refreshed! Beautiful images!
Elizabeth

hometown girl said...

so lovely! i love the smell of lilacs, enjoy your week! xo susan

Haleigh said...

i just took a nice deep breath and it felt goooooodddd :-D

xoxo Bardot in Blue

Carousel Dreams said...

With 2 teenage girls, I am often taking several deep breaths! I have not been online so much lately, just wanted to pop in and say hi x

Tracey said...

Lilacs are so wonderful!!! And I love that you have lavender colored tights :) Fabulous!!

Hugs and happy new week ~

:) T

Dustjacket Attic said...

I just adore lilac!
xxx DJ

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE this post!!! I see Artful Blogging likes your blog header... good for YOU!!!

Candylei said...

Found you through a crescendoh link. What fun pictures! We have lots of lilac bushes too! However I don't have any lilac leggings like you..;-) All the peonies are bursting open and our irises as well. Roses are budded, yay!
Candylei