Sunday, August 1, 2010

{Life is a gift....accept it}

Happy August
{If we did all the things we were capable of,
we would literally astound ourselves}
thomas edison
We have been given the gift of a brand new month...
why not make it amazing?
{i am going to give it a try..go ahead astound yourself..i double dare you}
xox
enter my giveaway here

56 comments:

Victoria said...

ok here I go!

BALLET NEWS said...

I love August for the potential of long holidays and warm weather.... though I gather that we've already passed midsummer's day which means the days are already getting shorter..... but you are right ! We must look at things that way more...

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee,what inspiring word's of wisdom,your so right savouring all that life has to offer even when things get hectic is soo important!I have two August birthday's coming up in my home to kick off with, so shall savour every second from the gift wrapping which I love,to the envelope's dropping onto our mat from the postman, to the candle's being blown out on both cake's!Hug's Sharon xxxx

It's me said...

Yes amazing new month..........i hope it brings us joy and hapinezz.......love Ria...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Well deaest, August is it for us! We have one month to prepare to make it a WONDERFUL SCHOOL YEAR!!! GO FOR IT! I know you can and WILL do it! I have entered your giveaway......CHEERS TO YOU! Anita

Martina said...

Dearest Koralee, yes, let's make August memorable - the last month of summer, so precious. Blogging really helps to be aware and celebrate the beauty around us. Will check out your give away! Have a lovely sunday eve dear!

Jessica said...

Hello Koralee,
Thanks for your blog! I will give it my best! Happy august for you as well!
Jessica

jan ~ tomatobaby said...

What a wonderful place you
have here Ms. Koralee ...
grabbin' your blue-bird-button
and poppin' it on my blog so
others may come and share the
simplicity of a bluebird note! ~j.

Draffin Bears said...

Happy August to you, dear Koralee.
I shall give it a try too, thanks for that.

Hugs
Carolyn

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Okay, I'll play the game and will astound myself this month. You inspiring you! Just got home from an amusement park. We had fun but i'm so sooooo happy to be home, always love coming home after a long day {though I really adore car drives especially in the evening when watching the sweet little lights everywhere around!}
Had to stop by your blog for my daily dose of Koralee. Now I'm off to bed, my WWC magazine is waiting for me .^_^.
Hugs hugs hugs and hugs for a lovely Sunday sweet friend. xx

Janean said...

i'll try my best and....i DOUBLE DOG dare you! ha!!!

BEAR's Mom said...

thank you sweet Koralee for that double dog dare ... i'm going to make a point of NOT stopping @ fast food restaurants in AUGUST...and i'll bo honest and tell you if i do :D

~victoria~

Julie Harward said...

I will do that...starting with a new grand baby this week! Love ya! :D

FrenchBlue said...

I am ready for a new month! A gift for sure! July was very very busy for me. I am going to embrace everyday in August!
XO

Tamara Nicole said...

Super cute photo! Hope you have a fab month, here we go!!!

Susan said...

Dear Koralee~
Let's commit to making this a memorable month with its fair share of tasks accomplished and FUN in the sun! We can compare notes on the first of September! OK...Ready? GO! :)
Hugs and Blessings xoxo!

Studio JRU said...

I L-O-V-E this post. I am SO accepting it! Beautiful photo! :)

~Jennifer

Brianna! said...

LOVE the polish
xoxo
bB

Marilyn said...

I think astound will be my word for this next week. I love it. Good thoughts.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This will be my first full month at home since my mom got sick in March...I really do hope to make the best of it!

red ticking said...

you are the gift... you truly amaze me... all the time... always giving back... xoxo

Amanda said...

Challenge accepted :)

Jeanne said...

What a great post to wake up to Koralee..just what I needed to hear this morning...time for a coffee now to ponder the month of August!!
Best wishes for a wonderful week!

Jeanne:)

Elizabeth said...

Boy did I need to hear that!!!!
Love those blue toes! Yes A new month! Why Not!
Elizabeth

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee, what wonderful news for Molly, I do hope she will have a wonderful time here and I'm sure you will have a fantastic visit. Wish her bon voyage from me!Hugs Sharon xx

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I am right there with you on this! I am determined to make this a great month! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Martha said...

ABsolutely Koralee!!!! This will be a great month and thank you for always sharing these wonderful words

Cláudia Murakami said...

May August come all rich and full of bright surprises to you, dear Koralee!!
Sweet kiss for you! Bela.

Tracey said...

Hello Koralee!! It is always so happy and uplifting over here...I LOVE that about your blog! I hope you have a truly wonderful week!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

LuLu & Co. said...

I competely agree!!! Here's to an amazing month
wishing you the very best!
xo,
LuLu

Persis Shah said...

i shall try too! happy August dearie...xo.

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Can you believe it's AUGUST!
One more month of summer break!
We're so lucky aren't we to have this time...
my daughter, Rachael only has 2 weeks off a year! This year, one of those weeks was her honeymoon ~ so I'm sure the rest will be taken slowly!

Enjoy every minute of this next month, Koralee!
I know I will ♥
~~~
I am sooooo procrastinating my housecleaning!
Thanks for helping me :D
hehee!
Blessings to you and your family~ hoping the girls had a wonderful weekend with their dad ♥
~Maria

Ana Degenaar said...

Adorable photo! Life's a gift indeed!
xo

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I agree. It's like a blank slate. A brand new start. Make the most of it. Great idea.
Brenda

Randi Troxell said...

loooooove that pic and am adoring that aqua blue polish!!

Gloria said...

Happy August to you too!!! Love those bluebird toes....:)

Colleen said...

...thanks for the insporation...and a wee bit of a kick in the pants!

grace said...

Positive attracts positive. Love the inspiration, thank you :)

Privet and Holly said...

YES. I am going
to grab August by
the horns and enjoy
each moment left
until the school
year begins....
Happy August, sweet
friend! xx Suzanne

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

I Agree! I Agree! I Agree!!!
Celebrate Every Minute! :)

pollydove said...

"bluebird toes?" how adorable is that???

My two best friends have August birthdays - one is the 1st and one is the 30th. My oldest child was born the 5th and my grandbaby was born the 31st - so August is always a fun month for me to think about people I love the most!

I like your take on it being a new month and to make the most of it ... three cheers for that idea! xoxo

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Happy August to you as well!

Indie.Tea said...

What a beautiful and inspiring quote...thank you for brightening my day.

Daniele from Lace and Bark said...

You are so right Koralee- we do take things for granted, the beauty of another lovely month, with all the adventures and happiness I hopes it brings...
thanks for making me to appreciate the small things !
ps/ I love that nail polish - it is so summer :)

Dogwood said...

August is going to be a great month. I am taking on your double-dare to continue to create myself. Thanks! Dogwood

Debbie@Nanas Sweet Dreams and Memories said...

Oh Koralee...you are always such an inspiration.Yes...so.true...life is a gift...a precious gift that we must all honour and respect.
August...yeah!!!...vacation time here...off to Seattle and Oregon Coast...then back home to celebrate my daughters birthday...and the countdown to her wedding begins...so much fun and so much to celebrate.
Thank you again for your inspirational thoughts and gorgeous images...always a pure delight my dear.
Cheers:)
Debbie

黃子楊琬和和 said...

我來湊熱鬧的~~^^ 要平安快樂哦............................................................

NENSA MOON said...

Happy August to you and your family, Koralee!
may August will bring you wonderful time with so much love and happiness...
I love the bluebird toes...cool!!

hugs
nensa

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Koralee, happy august!! Such a lovely and inspiring sweet post and photo! HAve a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Koralee, wonderful reminder! August is probably my least favorite month~ The weather here is so oppressive! But it is a good month for my garden, and for organizing, and for reading the last summer novel I want to fit in, and for cooking with the AC cranked up...
Thank you for reminding me of the gift of August!
xo Yvonne

Fifi Flowers said...

love those blue toenails in flip flops... fun!!!

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

Beautiful post, and beautiful august to you!

Thank you :)
xox

paige said...

I *Heart* you Koralee! You're AMAZING and always uplifting! Hope you are having a great summer.... September is just around the corner, then fun fun fun! Have a great night~Paige

caretakingcouple said...

OMG Koralee - I just saw you in the August issue of Where Women Create! Congrats!!!

Paul and I are astounding ourselves with a cross country road trip during the entire month of August...

In other words, life is astoundingly good...

Rheea said...

Oh oh oh, I love your nails color, sweet friend!! I'm tire of seeing my fusion pink nails and wondering what color to get next, now... this is the one! Heh heh. Thank you for the inspiration and very pretty photo!

Have a rainbow color day~ Hugsss
Rheea

Doreen said...

Hi Koralee, I just found you and I love you already. August is here a new month a a new fresh start to keep ahead of my self. Have a great month, warmly Doreen