Friday, July 9, 2010

{pretty from every angle......}

a
friday pretty
and
a
pretty important quote
to remember
"Life is truly a ride.
We're all strapped in and no one can stop it.
When the doctor slaps your behind,
he's ripping your ticket and away you go.
As you make each passage
from youth
to adulthood
to maturity,
sometimes you just hang onto that bar
in front of you.
But the ride is the thing.
I think the most you can hope for at the
end of life
is that your hair is messed,
you're out of breath
and you didn't throw up."
{unknown}
note to myself...
break with routine today
get out there
and get my hair messed up
remember I only pass this way once
{get that tattoo I have always wanted?????}
xox
thank you Joyce
for hosting
Friday Pretties
Last day for my apron giveaway....
enter HERE

48 comments:

Laura PARING DOWN said...

I love this post - the pretty and the sentiment!!!!

B said...

Go on do it-I dare you! ;O)

B x

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I am all for that, life can easily go by faster than we realise and then we look back and wonder why we didn't do certain things. We must make the most of each day that we have.
Would the tatoo be of a little blue bird? ;-))
My break in routine was to have my belly pierced 5 years ago...Ouch! I still like having it, no regrets!
It was a shock to my friends and family, not something they ever expected me to have. It's always the quiet ones...
Have a lovely weekend
Isabelle x

JBeaudetStudios said...

Hi Koralee! What a great post(they always are)! I love that quote! That's how I'm going to try to live. Have a great weekend!Jennifer:)

Colleen said...

.....sound like your ripping through the fun!...have a great weekend Koralee....SUN SUN SUN!

Debbie@Nanas Sweet Dreams and Memories said...

Beautiful "pretty"...of course....and oh so true....don't let life pass you by...live good...be kind...be helpful and generous...at the same time....follow your dreams and passions.
Have a wonderful weekend Koralee...as you celebrate your daughters birthday...please pass on my Happy Birthday wish to her!!

Cheers:)
Debbie

The Garden Bell said...

As you can imagine. I strap in every day and am so enjoying the ride. Once you learn to L.E.T.I.T.G.O. it all makes total sense. Off have a messy hair weekend and don't hang on to tight, as remember you will not fall to far. The ride is so worth it. But, a tatoo...icks... unless it's a weee little bluebird, nooooooooooo...

Kate- T.G.B.

It's me said...

Love this post..........nice nice..........life is good...............because i met you......happy weekend darling..........love...........Ria.............happy friday pretties !!!

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Pretty - not only on a friday - a real good quote. Have a sunny & happy weekend, with wind in your hair!

Queenplinker said...

What a wonderful quote! For me it's not about gripping the bar but, sitting in the front seat and throwing your arms in air as you free fall. lol

Enjoy your ride!
Lynea

Helen McGinn said...

Do it...you know you want to! ;O) I did but shhh, it's a secret and hidden......

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

That quote is fantastic, your 'should I' is fantastic too! I think you should do it, a sweet petit at the corner of your lower abdomen or an ankle... Do have lots and lots and lots of FUN tomorrow. Sending an extra big Birthday hug for Molly today. xoxoxoxo

Tina Eudora said...

Koralee you really do have the most "delicious" blog I have ever seen! I may just have to break down and go to the pastry store! :)
Tina xo

Randi Troxell said...

i like this.. a whole lot!
have a wonderful wkend!!!!!

A Vintage Chic said...

LOVE that quote, Koralee! Everything you do is just so beautiful...thanks for sharing with all of us. Thanks to you, I'll be enjoying "the ride" more fully today...it's important to be reminded once in a while, isn't it?!

Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Julie

Writing Without Periods! said...

What a beautiful blog. Glad I found you. Have a wonderful weekend.
Mary

BEAR's Mom said...

Hey Sweet Koralee...I'll show you my tatoo if you get one and show me yours :D now to go out and let the wind mess my hair...and find one of those lovely treats with chocolate and sprinkles :D
HUGS from ME & the BEAR ~
~victoria~

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
What a fun post... love the quote!
Oh tatoos! I don't have one...but know a few fine people who do!
I don't imagine you with one...
...unless...
a little bluebird tatoo?
haha!
Enjoy the wild ride {just buckle up ;o)
xoxo ♥ xoxo
~Maria
HAPPY HAPPY CELEBRATION DAYS TO YOU!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this post...the quote is fabulous! I say GO FOR the tattoo!!

xoxo
Jane

Zaira said...

Hi Koralee, I passed to wish you a lovely weekend. Hugs, xx

pollydove said...

How ever do you find all the wonderful tidbits of encouragement to share? I have never heard this one before and it is FANTASTIC! I am going to type it out and put it up in my house somewhere! LoVe it!!!

Have a great weekend - and keep kissing those kids! ;)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for the pretty picture once again, enjoy your beach day, have fun and bring back more beautiful pictures!

Rizzi said...

GREAT QUOTE KORALEE, IT IS SO TRUE, IF YOU DON'T OPEN YOUR EYES LIFE WILL PASS YOU RIGHT BY. SOMEONE TOLD ME "LIVE FOR TODAY, AND THE HECK WITH TOMORROW".....I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT, BUT THEN AGAIN ...
RIZZI

Dawn said...

i just signed up for my first ever marathon- and it is only SIX WEEKS AWAY! I completely was thinking along these lines when I signed....so you better go get that tatoo;)
Happy weekend to you:)
dawn

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh geez. I nearly died when I read about you wanting a tattoo because, deep down, I think I want one too. My oldest son has two and I was horrified when he got the first one. Couldn't believe he would mess with his body that way. Now I'm looking at them in a whole different light.

Deb said...

That is a great quote. I may frame it.

Casa Bella said...

Wise, wise words, Koralee! Beautiful quote.
Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

Maria said...

Oh Keep Cool Koralee! I just figured out that 35 C. is 97 F... just like it's been here all week!
We don't have air either... just in one of the bedrooms upstairs {where Jason is staying}
fans are blowing everywhere...
We have a little reprieve tonight and tomorrow, then I hear it's back to the heat next week!

Water the garden a little extra long tonight... make sure you give yourself a little too :D

hometown girl said...

sweet post, i'm wondering though about the tattoo? i'm not even sure if it's spelled right! do you really want one? just curious :) have a beautiful weekend my fine friend!! xo susan

Carousel Dreams said...

Go for it Koralee! I pierced my nose on a whim the other week, and I love it...

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

What a wonderful reminder of how to enjoy this life! Every year, every decade has something new and wonderful!

Thank you for playing! Always, always Pretty!
Love, Joyce

Privet and Holly said...

Always a good reminder to mess up the hair and get in the game!!!Thank you for your recent comment on my giveaway post. I hadn't thought of checking Anthro for light fixtures, although I love everything else they have, so why not?!
Have a glorious weekend, Koralee!
xx Suzanne

LuLu said...

wow I need to mess up my hair!!!!
thank you for the message, the reminder to live, laugh to the fullest!!!
xo,
LuLu

Ms Lace said...

Koralee, once again you put a smile on my face with your words of wisdom and glorious images.
Thank you !
have a fantastic weekend - im off to mess up my hair
daniele x

paperbird said...

your friday pretty looks so delicious.... you always post these delicious treats that make me drool :-) I am on a diet you know! LOL

Come sign up for my 100th post giveaway- a mile marker for me!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Thank you for sharing a lovely post with us again.
I love the quote and the yummy sweet treat.
Life is truly a ride, and I hope that you have a lovely weekend, doing something fun, maybe a bike ride?.... with the hair blowing in the wind.

Hugs
Carolyn

Julie Harward said...

Thats a great bunch of thinking...I say go for it! :D

Amanda said...

koralee,
what a beautiful message you have today!! I love that idea of getting your hair messed, and having that thrill of a life ride--beautiful thoughts!!! I think you should get that tattoo, as long as you really really really want it forever =)
have a great weekend, sweet friend!!!
~Amanda

Jane said...

Hi Koralee!
I found your blog through my friend Shellbelle. Wonderful...Lovely...Inspiring. I'll be checking in with you again...

Jane (artfully graced)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Inspiration that I needed today. Thank you! I really need to get out there. Make some changes. Start doing things I keep saying I need to do and actually do them!
As far as the tattoo thing...I say go for it if you want one! I would recommend staying away from the upper back though. Eeek it hurts!
xo have a wonderful weekend!

Rosie said...

My hair is almost always messy...but I don't think this is what you were going for ;D
...Oh I know, I put the lawn chair right in the fish pond and cooled my hot toes today...ahhh...I would say that is living on the edge...A bubble bath really did follow and it was only my toes...and fish were very inviting, they offered to serve drinks, But I said to myself "what beverage could my pretty little friend whip up amongst the water lilies?"...nothin' good!...well any way, next hot day I want you to know, I totally have another chair, so we can mess up our hair "together" ;D

Have a lovely weekend...smile on Rosie

Elizabeth said...

This week I'm holding on! Love that pretty!
Elizabeth

JasonBirk佳琪 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Koralee dearest! Oh, how true this is, isn't it? LIFE IS FUN, TOO SHORT, and what I have learned all these years about MYSELF is that I am pretty bold....I am grateful that at least, I have not been afraid to try what I have always wanted to do.....I am actually doing all I wanted, and now, for my next post(after my yard sale today), I will be talking about another "dream come true"...stay tuned sweet friend! Have a FABULOUS DAY! Anita

erin said...

aahhh.....a tattoo AND messy hair. sounds wonderful! enjoy!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Koralee, i am loving this pink pretty post! Thanks so much for sharing that wonderful quote! I love that part of you getting out there and getting your hair messy! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

How very, very true! Well, get out there and get your hair messed up!
Brenda

The Dreaming Bear said...

Hi Koralee! Love this post...what a great quote!