Thursday, April 30, 2009


Here are some common herbs and their symbolic meanings, which were found in The Language of Flowers, a charming book originally published in 1968. Keep these meanings in mind when creating your heartfelt arrangements for Mom.

BALM sympathy
BASIL love, blessings, best wishes
BAY glory
CALENDULA joy, remembrance
CATNIP intoxification with love
CILANTRO hidden worth
COWSLIP happiness
DAISY innocence, loyalty
DILL good spirits
ELDER zealousness
FENNEL worthy of praise
GERANIUM comfort, consolation
IVY friendship, matrimony
LAVENDER devotion, loyalty
MARIGOLD grief, honesty
MINT wisdom, grief
OREGANO happiness
PANSY merriment, remembrance
PEPPERMINT cordiality
ROSEMARY remembrance
SAGE wisdom
SORREL affection
SPEARMINT warmth of sentiment
THYME happiness, courage

Friday, April 24, 2009

Walk it OFF!

I wanted to share this challenge with you. It is for the American Heart Association. I am unable to participate with my injury, so, if you don't mind, could you take a couple extra steps for me? I will log a little. Every little bit counts! Thanks! Happy VGNO!

When you're done, stop by "Ann Again...and again" and join us for a VGNO! For my friends who aren't familiar, this is Virtual Girl's Night Out! Every Friday, Ann takes us partying with a little blog hopping. All the details are there, along with, this weeks game!

Add your blog to Ann's Mr. Linky so everyone can stop by and say hello!

Have fun!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hello, my friends!

I haven't found much serenity the last few days. The battle with Workers Comp is becoming "quite a challenge". But, I am sticking with my Serene Moments, so I will give you what I do have.

This afternoon I received a text message from my boyfriend, Ollie's, daughter. She was letting me know that his grand-daughter, Maggie, was playing her first baseball game this afternoon.
Now Maggie is the youngest of his 5 grandbabies. She is 7. She has beautiful curly hair...
Well, take a look at her:

Isn't she an angel?

What's even better is that Maggie reminds me so much of myself when I was little. She wants to be a boy! When she was really little, she would tell everyone that she was a boy! HeeHee It was so cute!
Maggie loves the outdoors: fishing, playing ball...she even got mad Christmas before last when Ollie got his grandson a gun and took him squirrel hunting. She sulled up until I promised we would buy her a gun, when she gets older, and take her hunting, too. Now, she has girlie stuff, of course people still buy it for her, but she loves camo and other "boy type" clothes. I was the exact same. I would stay outside all day, exploring in the woods and such. If my Dad and brothers were going hunting, fishing, hiking, whatever....I was right there, hair tucked under my ball cap and gear in hand.
I knew the rules, too. You kill it, you clean it! Squirrel, rabbit, fish.....I cleaned them all. Didn't care one bit.
I suspect that Maggie would do the same, if given the chance. Maggie's Momma is girlie, so we have to kind of "persuade" her on some things.
Anyway, I turned out "fairly" okay, so I know Maggie will, too. She's my little buddy and she keeps me in check.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hello, all!

I always appreciate your patience with me. Today, I am once again "over stepping" into my business. I am excited and want to share it with you!

As we speak, I am being featured and interviewed on the House of Raquel blog:

Raquel has a wonderful blog full of beautiful JEWELRY that she designs and makes. That is what drew me to her blog. Raquel and I have be speaking for a few weeks and I had entered a contest on her blog to win one of her bracelets. I WON!!! Through that, we have developed a friendship and mutual respect for one another. She recently asked if I would allow her to interview me for her blog. I did not hesitate in saying "YES".

Now, I ask that my followers not only visit and see my interview, but that you "browse around" and look at my friends' wonderful creations.

Also, make sure you leave a comment about the interview, Good or Bad. One comment will be chosen at random and that person will win a Cinnamon Bun Candle courtesy of my biz, SERENE MOMENTS

Again, House of Raquel :

Monday, April 13, 2009

How about a little more scenery?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Hello everyone!

Hope your Spring is getting off to a good start!

Want to let everyone know that I have started a Social Network called "Serene Moments". My plan is to sign up members who we will all focus on Serenity, whether it's books, movies, videos, photos....whatever you deem as a Serene Moment.

It is "Invitation Only" so, if you're interested, let me know and I'll send you one.

Until then, enjoy this:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I'm feeling "visual". This is a photo I took of a hyacinth in Ollie's yard. Ollie, of course, is my sweetie!

Isn't it beautiful?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Won't you join me for coffee?

Let's head down to the river and take a look!

Thanks for coming along!
I took these photos when I went to check on my boyfriends' house. He lives in a cabin at the river. The welcome sign is by his front door, but I thought it made a great photo.
The chairs are on the front deck.
As you can probably tell, I love hanging out there. It's quite relaxing!