Sunday, April 15, 2012

just hanging

{Happy New Week}

hope to stay close to home today
we have a Swedish girlfriend of my daughters staying with us
for  a few days
{Anna makes us laugh so much and her English is amazing..... we will miss her}
our days have been jammed packed
{sorry I have not been around......yesterday we took anna to Seattle}
today we hope to hang around home
baking day?  I think so

thank you Krishana for the sweet hankie apron you made me...
you can see a wee bit of it in the photo above
please visit Krishana's darling blog  Aurora Blythe 
she sent me a incredible box filled with blue treasures
what a blessing you are Krishana


My amazingly talent friend Jennifer is having a giveaway
Happy dance
Pop over to enter to win one of her stunning original paintings or 3 prints
J.Beaudet Studios
Jennifer's work is amazing
visit her etsy shop here


The less you try to impress, the more impressive you are
{denis waitley}


can't wait to visit you all soon and see what fun you have been up to


Tiedupmemories said...

Enjoy entertaining! I love your quote today! Sweet hankie is so you!!!! Happy Sunday!

Lisa Graham said...

Aw, I just love this photo...what a a cute apron. Thank you for the links...going to check them out now.

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Koralee, that apron is sooo beautiful and have a lovely restful sunday staying close to home! Love to you!


polkadotpeticoat said...

Seattle one of my favorite places....I'm glad you had a fun visit ,love you pictures so colorful!

tinajo said...

Glad you have a little bit of Sweden there - enjoy! :-)

Leanne said...

love that quote...trying to teach my girls to think along the same line..."be yourself" xo

Madelief said...

Dear Koralee,

Enjoy your time with your Swedish friend! Happy Sunday to you!

Much love, Madelief xox

Sommerhusstil said...

I love you bloggggg !!!!!!!!! Klem Betina :O)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Loving the apron and the cute garland! Another great idea of yours, I think I just might have to copy it ^.~
Enjoy these days, my friend. I think it amazing to have a friend from Molly's time in Europe coming over!!
Love xoxoxoxo

It's me said...

Have a nice sunday from

d e l i g h t said...

Love the photo and the sweet apron and also the colorful garland hanging beside. I've copied the quote to have on my desk...really great!

Martina said...

Happy sunday Koralee, sounds fun having a swedish friend over - reminds me of the times we spent with au-pairs from other countries, quite inspiring, we learnt so many things! xx

Hearts Turned said...

So glad you're having such a lovely, busy time, Koralee...that's just exactly what life is all about, isn't it? And getting to share it with your daughter's sweet friend makes it all the sweeter...

Enjoy your baking day, dear friend...I know your kitchen will be a happy place today!


p.s....LOVE that adorable hankie apron!

Terra said...

I am sure your daughters' Swedish friend is enjoying her time with you; thus all the laughing. The hankie apron looks cute, the part I can see. Happy Sunday.

Monica said...

I noticed the apron when I first saw your picture. What a sweet gift. Have a great day with your company, and bake something yummy :)

Rebecca said...

A lovely photo, I love all the colour and florals!
- Becky x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I laughed so much yesterday I had to seek out an inhalor! It's such a tonic (when you get your breath back!)
LOVING that hankie apron....
happy new week to you too
fee ♥

laurie -magpie ethel said...

happy new week to you too. Great colorful have a gift.

vintage grey said...

Sounds like you've been having a wonderful and happy week!! The hankie apron is adorable!! I just love hankies!! Have a blessed day!! ;) xo Heather

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Just hanging on the weekends is my favorite thing to do. That is a very pretty apron. Happy day to you and yours, Tammy

Paula said...

Hello darling Koralee! So happy to see a post from you! I love your gorgeous photo! The roses are so pretty, and the sweet fan bunting is adorable! Love the apron your dear friend made for you! It is so pretty and cheerful! I am glad you are enjoying Anna's visit! It sounds like such fun! I know y'all will love baking together today! :) Thank you for the links you shared sweetie! I love the quote! Oh, that is wonderful and wise! Have a happy day filled with all the things that make your heart smile! Love to you sweetie! xo~Paula

i.ikeda said...

Baking day at your hous?!? Can I come over? Though I'm not sure I can make you all laugh, I sure can try. :) Too bad you live on the other side of the continent, boooooo. That apron is adorable, what a sweet gift! Have a wonderful week and I hope Anna enjoys the rest of her visit. Xoxo

ps.: perfect quote. I should try to remember it...

Unknown said...

Aaahh enjoy your family time its some of the best ;-) Your apron looks really lovely. Have a lovely week, dee xx

FrenchBlue said...

Have fun hanging with those that make you smile and laugh. This as you know are our blessings all wrapped up in a pretty pink bow!
Hugs precious one!

Unknown said...

Wonderful quote .. so true! Hopefully you had a bit of sunshine on your visit to the fair Emerald City!

Have a wonderful "stay at home" time!

Unknown said...

Sounds like a fun weekend :) That apron is so pretty, what a nice and thoughtful gift! Hope you have a beautiful week xo

Rizzi said...


Lorraine Young Pottery said...

How fun to have a young visitor!

Happy Spring :-}


The Pinkhouseladies said...

Lovely picture, love everything in it :)!

myletterstoemily said...

how fun to host a swedish friend. your
daughter will always be grateful for your
generosity to her friends.

lovely apron!

Danielle Hardy said...

I love your posts :) Along with all your quotes!

Two Shades of Pink said...

That apron is just so lovely as is your beautiful photo. And how I wish I could join you on one of your baking days. Thank you for sharing the sweet quote too. Your sweet posts always have little, precious nuggets of wisdom.

Blondie's Journal said...

Sounds like you are having a happy, busy time! Enjoy!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening my dear one!!! LOVE YOUR APRON FRINGE, and what fun you must have been having! AND I LOVE JENNIFER'S WORK ON ETSY!!!!!!!

Monday is coming, we can DO THIS, WE CAN MAKE IT! I hope you baked today....I created another paper shoe. SO MUCH FUN!

Love to you my sweet and HAVE YOU SEEN OUR BELOVED ROSIE?????? I miss her so much.


Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

just hanging is the best! Hope you have a wonderful day! Thankd for sharing the links and your pretty pictures!
Hugs, Gerri

Alessandra said...

... hanging pretty :-)!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a pretty, clever idea for an apron. Always, always love what you share.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

I love the sweet apron and photo.
Sounds like you have been having a fun and busy time.
The quote is so true.

Happy new week,

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
A little visit here at Bluebird Notes before I finish for the day. I'm back to work tomorrow and sooo wish I could still be "just hanging." My favorite part of a vacation week is "just hanging around."
I also enjoyed some creative fun with Rachael...and lots of second and third cups o' tea with Chris ♥

Your apron is darling, as is the garland. How fortunate for Krishana to have found such a sweet family as yours. You make God smile {I can just tell :D

Have a wonderful new week, Koralee!
God bless you always,


Tracey Ayton Photography said...

What an adorable apron, from what I can see. Off to check out Aurora Blythe and Happy dance. I can smell that delicious baking from here ....... mmmmmmmmm Have a wonderful week.

Anne said...

Lovely blog! I have just discovered you, and I'm a new follower!
Anne ♥

liz said...

Too lovely, as always. Liz xx

B said...

Lucky you! I love days spent hanging at home. Today we are busy visiting family- lots of driving for me. I hope to have a hanging day really soon! What are you going to bake? Hugs, B x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Happy Monday Koralee!...Enjoy your time with Anna...Love your pretty pinafore and the CK fabric is one of my favourites...
Susan x

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Thank you, Koralee! You are a truly wonderful friend. Blessings to you for a happy day :-)

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'm jealous you can pop down to Seattle. With my daughter up there, I sure wish I could! :)

Teresa said...

That apron is beyond adorable!
How fun to have a friend from Sweden!
I wonder if she's seen the movie Girl with the Dragon Tatoo.
We loved that movie.
Have seen the Swedish version and read the book.
Would love to know what you girls did in Seattle.
Where do you like to eat?
Hugs and love my friend~

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Sounds like so much fun with Anna! A day of baking is always a good idea! :)

Jen Beaudet said...

Hi Koralee!
You are so sweet to announce my giveaway on here! Big hugs to you! My visits to your blog always leaves me with a smile:) I hope you have a wonderful week!

Crafted by Carly said...

Ooooh! That apron is so pretty!!! And what a clever idea!

Pinecone said...

Hi Koralee,

Sounds like there is a lot of fun going on at your place!! Yay!

malia said...

Did you have a great time in Seattle? I am planning the reverse... a trip to Vancouver! Thank you, K, for always being such a kind friend... xoxoxo Malia

Marge said...

Enjoy your time with Anna!:)
It is always joy to meet new wonderful people here in this blogworld, too, like you:)

Many hugs, Marge

found and sewn said...

I love just hanging around at home!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious FRIEND!!!!!!!

Yes, my 54th birthday is NEXT MONDAY, the 23rd. HAPPY DAY!

AND YOU HAD FUN WITH THE KIND SWEDISH GIRL? I love Swedish folks; Minnesota was founded by Scandinavians and they are SO LOVELY.

Well, Monday is scratched off the calendar and tomorrow we start our state tests! AHHH!

Wishing you a lot of LOVE to get started on a wonderful week of joy my precious friend. LOVE TO YOU KORALEE! Anita

Privet and Holly said...

I bet Anna had
such fun with you
and your family....
Imagine, Vancouver
AND Seattle on her
visit ~ be still my
heart : )

Happy Monday!

xo Suzanne

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Koralee
Sounds like you are having a grand time... Love the apron!!!
Thank you for your visit and leaving such a sweet note.
Blessings, Penny

L' Officina di un Sogno said...

I love your photos! i'd like to be able to do something like this: happy and colorful! Eli.

Helen Philipps said...

Such a pretty picture, and what a lovely little apron!
Thank you dear Koralee for your note this morning! I'm so glad the mystery of the disappearing parcel has been solved!! What a shame that someone stole the beautiful stamp!! I'm just sorry that you have had so much trouble....but am looking forward to my parcel even more now....I'm sure it won't take very long to arrive this time. Thank you dear friend.
Wishing you a sweet and happy week.
Helen x

francis said...

Hi Koralee ,
I bet you are having a good time with all the girls
Your house will be filled with joy !
We have rain today and to much wind and I will stay inside all day !
Next thursday Elisabeth will have THE LAST chemo .
I hope for good times to come .
Thanks for all your warm comments .
Happy week for you !

Palomasea said...

Lovely apron, dear Koralee, and what a treat to have this sweet girl visit!
Have a beautiful day...and I LOVE seeing your beautiful messages...thank you!
Big hugs,
- Irina

Unknown said...

I bet you are the perfect hostess to your guests! That apron sure is darling ... as are those cute little legs! (And maybe if we lived closer we could get one of your girls together with my son.) :)

I love this quote today too ... and you. xoxo