Tuesday, September 20, 2011

{celebrating simplicity}

"the simplest things are often the truest"
{richard bach}

some pretty napkins strung on a ribbon
a friendly smile
the touch of a child
the warmth of my new turquoise slippers



Carmel's Closet said...

True words indeed.

Anonymous said...

You were just on my blog visiting me...so I thought I'd pop on over before heading off to bed for the night!

You are right, simple says it best.
Sleep well my friendly fellow blogger on the West side.

Ciao Bella!

creative carmelina

Anonymous said...

Hearing my children's laughter is so delightful and a brightens my day, so pure and true =) Xoxoxo

Cindy Albert said...

Richard Bach is one of my favorite authors. I love the quote you chose...simple is good! Very pretty picture as usual. :)

Hugs, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Could not agree more!

francis said...

Goodmorning Koralee ,
your quote is what is in my mind too !
How did you know ?
Simple can be so wonderful !
I was so happy you met Anita I wish I was there to see you two laughing and hugging and talking ......
Must be wonderful !
Have a beautiful simple week my friend

tinajo said...

Sounds just lovely - enjoy this day! :-)

Angel.Pearls said...

Sounds OK to me..Turquoise slippers..Yes!

Madelief said...

Dear Koralee,

Such a happy post! It works wonders on a dark dreary day in Rotterdam :-)! Love your string of napkins. Simple things are often the most beautiful!

Have a lovely day,

Madelief x

Anonymous said...

"the touch of a child" :) Love that.

It's me said...

Enjoy your day darling...love from me...xxx...

Aprendeconvale said...

cute idea!!! perfect for a party!!! kisses

Mimi and Tilly said...

I agree. Autumn has set in here and it's time to get the knitting out again. I also love my lsippers, which are soft and warm! Em xx

patchworkandlace said...

Lovely words and very true , i find your blog very pretty x

Alessandra said...

You make simple things look so elegant Koralee :-)


Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...


This is so true...cute garland!


GwendolynKay said...

Turquoise slippers? yummy!! A friendly smile and the touch of a child are wonderful, yet simple things. My granndchildren are here as I type this... they slept over. They do bring me joy.
Blessings and hugs~

Lulu and Co. said...

Yes, yes yes!! The simplest is sweet indeed! Happy day sweet friend,

Privet and Holly said...

Good morning! I'm
running laundry and
STILL catching up
from a wonderful weekend.
I can only imagine
how much YOU have to
do to catch up! Loved
scrolling through the
pics you took at TCC.
We had to leave before
the cupcakes, but they
were pretty! So lovely
to see you in person and
get that hug. I bet you
were a HUGE asset to the
event coordinator with
your wonderful eye for
beauty. Hope to see you
next year!
xx Suzanne

Martina said...

Have a sweet day Koralee! I bet the creative connection was fun! Heard you were meeting up with Anita - i wish i could have been there too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So true and so pretty!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So true! Lovely little fans and I love the sentiment...thanks for visiting me earlier. I've really enjoyed perusing your blog...so many pretty things to look at, glad I found you!

Leslie Christen | Fashion Stylist said...

love this quote, so true

xo Leslie

Irma said...

beautiful woords, IrmaXXXXXXX

emilyandtheyellowhouse said...

So pretty! Sweet post. :)

FrenchBlue said...

These are some of lifes gifts and what makes us simple one happy! Smiles & Hugs most special one!

Sue said...

Such a pretty picture. Of course you have turquoise slippers...I would expect nothing else from you:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my darling Koralee!

WOOW.....what wild days we are having at school with even MORE pull-outs for special ed., this and that, and it is a bit much. I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR you have to put up with a cold and then getting back into the classroom! We surely need all of our strength to do our jobs, don't we dear one? I got the best compliment today from a former student from last year. He was a rough and tough little boy whom I had to discipline greatly. But he told his little buddy that also visits me, "I miss Madame Rivers so much." WOW. That really pumped me up with hope that LOVE comes in all forms...praise, laughter, patience and RULES! WHEW...what a job we have. I wish you healing and rest and TEA TIME! AND THANK YOU my darling friend for the permission to use a photo or two...as always, the link will come to you....much love, Anita

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Tomorrow is Thursday, two more days until you have a nice slow weekend morning!
Your garland is very sweet; there is always an inspiration here ♥
I was thinking of you today and how I will love fifth graders ~
two words: how cute!
One little boy came in to my classroom today with his thumb up {bandaged with a splint} to tell me all about his little mishap. Eighth graders don't do that, not even sixth graders!
What a great age!

Wishing you a calm ending to the week ~
Take a few moments for yourself too, Koralee!

Teresa Kasner said...

Sweet photo.. but now I want to see your new turquoise slippers! LOL
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

francis said...

autumn is simply all around overhere ...
autumn-sunshine , autumn smell .....
autumn tea ....... muzing.............

{kara} said...

hello Koralee,
Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello. So good to hear from you. I haven't been much for blogging lately. I do need to talk to you though as I have some ideas. I don't know where the last year went. I would love to try and go to the Creative Connection next year. I would love to meet you, in person that is!

Marilyn Miller said...

Thanks for the reminder to notice the simple things. Oh, swoon - turquoise slippers.

Dogwood said...

way too cute. nothing but the sweetest from you. have a nice day with lots of smiles.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi my friend, here I come running, pausing with a huge mug of cinnamon tea in your darling corner of the world. Where did mo-tu-and we go. Are you fully back to your day-to-day life. It must have been so very inspiring and boost giving to spend days at the WWC event. And meeting Anita face to face. Sparkling moments!
Have a loveliest of Thursdays Koralee xx

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh sweetie, how I needed this today. Your beautiful picture just makes my heart sing.

I can always depend on the pretty calmness at your place.

I've missed ya.

God bless and have a most beautiful day!!! :o)

à la parisienne said...

Your little napkin fans are full of charm-just like you!

I hope you are having a happy week!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, such a beautiful reminder of a wonderful sentiment! Your napkin fans are really beautiful! Love to you!


Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

That is a super adorable simple idea. Thanks for sharing!