Wednesday, August 4, 2010

{don't forget to LOOK at the beauty around you today..it's everywhere}

In all things of nature there is
something of the marvelous
~aristotle~


{enter my giveaway here ...will pick a winner tomorrow evening...
will post name on Friday}

53 comments:

Randi Troxell said...

i needed this.. i am so super stressed and anxiety ridden today.. and i so needed to be reminded to look around me.. and see all the prettiness spouting about..
thank you!

Vintage Home said...

...love this!...I am tempted to show my evian bottle with PINK kitchen soap!...maybe I will do that tomorrow!...wonder how many others reuse this delightful bottle!...I know your inspiration was about the marvelous flower ...but what can I say ...you inspire in may ways!....
.Thanks Koralee ....

somepinkflowers said...

ooowww....

as i opened up
my newest Artful Blogging Mag
this morning
i quickly spotted your yummy banner
and smiled!

:-)

what a good article,
i must say ♥


Me?
i am one of your quiet visitors
but
when i clicked over here
this morning
and saw your photo
of somepinkflower
i took that
as a Personal Sign
to leave you
a bit of a message!


birdie blue said...

beauty is all around us everyday. your sweet post is a perfect example!

have a lovely day
~molly

Susan said...

Oh, my friend, you have done it again! Two magazine features in the same month! AWESOME!
Can't wait to take a trip to the bookstore to get my copies. I'm certain I'll brag about you to everyone I know and maybe even some I don't, beginning with the person at the check out counter! CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you for sharing your creativity and JOY and adding so much BEAUTY to our world! (((BIG HUGS)) to you! xxoo
Blessings!

Nicole said...

Thanks for the reminder! What a lovely way to start my day!

A Vintage Chic said...

One of my favorite sayings, Koralee--goes along perfectly with that image, of course! Hope you're having such a wonderful day!

Julie

Beatnheart said...

What glorious color combinations nature comes up with. Love this flower so amazingly beautiful. Congratulations Koralee on your mag achievements.

Everton Terrace said...

Nature is indeed quite marvelous. I have a giveaway going on as well. Do pop over everyone.
http://www.evertonterrace.com/2010/08/gratitiude-giveaway.html

Claudia said...

Koralee, I just bought Artful Blogging and found my blogging friend (you) in the issue. Can't wait to read it - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

xo
Claudia

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Yay! So true :) Thank you. And what a beautiful flower. Someday I hope to know the names of 'household' flowers a little better. Lovely day to you! xox

bellaboo said...

Nature was certainly throwing it's weight around here today..we had a humdinger of a thunderstorm!

Bellaboo ;o)

vintgal003 said...

Good Morning from 'rainy/stormy' southern Manitoba! I am such a BIG fan of yours...lots of GOLD ****'s sent down your way! Cheers, sincerely, Valerie.

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Thank you for sharing this today! It is so true. Even while I was baking blackberry pie the other day, I snapped a photo of my antique wooden rolling pin and the lemon. There is so much beauty all around us - God is good.

It's me said...

Beautiful sweet post !! you are my beauty this day.....love Ria....

Elizabeth said...

Lovely and so true! I think we sometimes need those reminders to slow down and marvel at all the beauty around us! Thank You!
I love your new floral tea cup!
Have a lovley,lovely Day Koralee
Elizabeth

Becky said...

Lovely words from Aristotle!

rachel awes said...

i would add to your flower lovely,
marvelous YOU! xox

Ana Degenaar said...

This is beautiful you amaze me!
xo

tinajo said...

Gorgeous photo - what is that flower called in english?

All things nice... said...

How very true- lovely image as always

All things nice...

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm having to look at our beauty through the windows...heat index is 111. I'm shut inside where it is cool!

Gloria said...

Beautiful flower! There is beauty all around us, if we look with new eyes...it is so easy to find! :) Lovely reminder.
Have a wonderful day!
@}~`}~~~~ Gloria

Gloria said...

Oh! I just noticed the two current magazines on your sidebar you are featured in!! Congrats Koralee! HOW EXCITING!! It couldn't happen to a nicer lady!!! Can't wait to see those issues...:)

myletterstoemily said...

as i was hiking in the mountains, just today, i thought
that i really need to "see" the beauty when i am home,
too. it's so much harder there.

thank you for the lovely confimation!

love,
lea

Lynn said...

Great photo! It's always a visual treat to visit your site.
take care,
Lynn

Becky said...

I read claudias post up there Koralee.I checked out artful blogging online.I saw your little feet on the cover hahah.I dont have one here but I may just buy one.Congrats!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I just wish I could take photos of all the wonderful things around me outdoors. But my camera steams up as soon as I step outside!
Brenda

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hallo liebe liebe Freundin, just arrived at our stop over for the night. I can connect to the world wide web, HOORAY! Had to pop in. Lovely quote, my beauty in the everyday things for today: I noticed my pyjamas are matching the wallpaper in this hotel room!! Made me smile for a sec. My little eye spied you being featured in these gorgeous magazines. c*o*n*g*r*a*t*u*l*a*t*i*o*n*s sweet friend. Just yesterday I received the M/J/J issue of Artful Blogging. Must go back to ordering the newest edition too with YOU in it. Will certainly do so. Hugs hugs hugs hugs x x x x

Marydon said...

Congrats! on your being in the magazine Koralee, saw Claudia there also.

Love today's write.

Have a beautiful summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

How beautiful, love those colors!! Thanks for sharing :).
Blessings,
Stacey

Tina Eudora said...

Love the beautiful flower, that alone is inspiring me to get back to painting this evening and never mind eating....lol.
Tina xo

Elyse said...

happy wednesday, sweet friend!

xo
elyse

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

We are so lucky to have so much beauty around us and thank you for always sharing such a joyful post.
I will see if I can get a copy of Artful blogging, congratulations on being featured.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Jacqueline said...

I'm looking....I'm looking..... and it's very easy to find. XXXX

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely image, great thought!

Catherine said...

What a fun flower! Love the two colors. I am thinking this is a happy flower! :)

Take care,
xo Catherine

Snappy Di said...

Sometimes I look around at the beauty a bit too much when driving... could be cause for a crash so I gotta STOP looking at all the beauty so much! LOL

Di

June said...

Koralee, looking for the beautiful every day is my favorite thing to do. There is just so much of it around.
Hugs to you dear one...

♥Maria Medeiros♥ said...

Very bright and happy. I needed this. :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a beautiful flower...and a sweet thought too :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Silver Strands said...

What a sweet reminder Koralee, with an amazing, vibrant picture!
oxox
Denalee

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Fräulein Klein said...

Oh, I love this photo! Very beautiful colours!
Have a nice day,
Hugs, Yvonne

francis said...

Yes , you are so right and love the coulours !
I'm a fan of cornish ! Makes me always happy .
Can you believe it started when a friend brought me a big box with many many items many many . All for me because I love the coulour blue . She gave it to me ...fot nothing in return ! That makes it more special . A friend who knowes what you like/love ! She is the one that makes little cabinets from cigarboxes somewhere on my blog is a picture . She is very creative and makes the most inspiring things all of wood / with wood .
Have a very happy day , thanx for stopping by !

Persis Shah said...

this is so true and so very inspiring!

Persis.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Aristotle was correct! And I see such beauty in you sweet Koralee....you capture God's nature and sweetness in the photos you take, from the deep blue eyes of a child to the intense colors of a flower...you are the best! Anita

Daniele from Lace and Bark said...

Oh I wish we got your lovely magazines over here, I will pester my newsagent and see if I can order them..
what a stunning pink flower
and I love the joy kick - should be mandatory to do one of these each day :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

I love your advice, it's so true.

Happy day honey,
xoxo

Susan said...

Lovely Lovely blog! Susan

Martha said...

absolutely love this....it has been a bit of a long week and you are absolutely right!!!

hometown girl said...

how lovely, i hope you are well! sorry it's been a bit since i visited just enjoying the kids :) hugs, susan

Teresa said...

Thanks for the inspiration Koralee!
You always know when I need it!
Like today!
Thank you!
And!
I've got to find out how I go about getting my hands on those magazines you are featured in!
WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW!
GO KORALEE!!!!!!!!!