Floral Inspiration


Sunday Cupcake

Images L-R: Bouquet Natural Art Flowers, Photo Jemma Keech, Photo Elizabeth Messina, (flowers unknown, leave comment for credit)

When it comes to floral inspiration, I’m as picky as they come. I’m tired of “everyday” flowers. I DON’T want ordinary roses, calla lilies, orchids, lilies, daisies, sunflowers, freesias, or hydrangeas.

I DO like garden roses, david austen roses, white peonies, ranunculus, white scabiosa, white anemones, white or blush pink cafe ole dahlias, and lavender. For accent, dusty miller leaves.

I know florists often tell their clients to choose a color palette and leave the rest to them. But I’ve just seen so many of the same tired flowers. I need something you can’t find in your local grocer. I need something not sold at 1800flowers.com. I don’t need to be overly unique, I just want something refreshing from the everyday and ordinary. I don’t need something over the…

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The WordPress.com Blog

As we mentioned last week, you can like and reblog posts directly from your reader, which displays a stream of all the updates published on all the blogs you follow from your WordPress.com account.

We’ve also brought the reblog button back to the toolbar that appears at the top of the screen when you’re logged into WordPress.com. Note that you’ll only see the like and reblog options while you’re looking at individual posts.

For example, you’ll see this on the left side of your toolbar while viewing http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/read-blogs:

And your toolbar will look like this while you’re browsing the home page of en.blog.wordpress.com:

How does reblogging work?

Reblogging is a quick way to share posts published by other WordPress.com users on your own blog. People have been reblogging others’ posts since blogging started, but our new reblogging system enables authors to retain greater control over their content.

When…

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The WordPress.com Blog

One of the most important events of your life might just be your wedding. It also might be one of the craziest, disorganized, mixed-up times of your life too. We’d like to help with that a bit with a free wedding theme we call Forever. Along with a handful of cool features we’ll get to below, Forever makes it easy to wrap your wedding up in a neat little blog on WordPress.com. You can show off every one of your best photos and highlight every important detail leading up to the big day and beyond.

The Forever Theme

Forever makes it easy to welcome your family and friends to your blog with a dramatic personalized home page. The design is bold and clean with lots of room for large, colorful photos of the happy couple (that’s you!) in an optional featured post slider and home page excerpts.

You can also easily…

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You were created to make a difference. God will direct your steps and give you opportunities to be a blessing to others, to meet a need or to lift someone’s spirit. Keep your eyes open for ways to be a light to those around you.
Joel Osteen

 

Give yourself a dream


Monday, January 2, 2012

Give yourself a dream

Give yourself a good, solid, clear and meaningful reason to do whatever you’re doing. Give yourself a real, authentic dream.

Give yourself a dream that has meaning, and that compels you forward. Keep yourself solidly connected to that dream.

Let your dream flow naturally and honestly from the vision you have for how life can be. Make your dream so big and exciting that you cannot fail to put the best of yourself into it.

Give yourself a dream, and give it to all the world as well. Choose a dream that enables you to lift others higher as you lift yourself higher and do what you truly love.

Let go of the excuses, the complaints, the anger, envy and frustration. Put the miraculous power of your thoughts, words and actions into the good and positive things that truly matter.

At this time of new beginnings, choose to live with more substance and meaning than ever before. Give yourself a dream, and give all of life the unique benefit of the very best you can be.

— Ralph Marston