“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Can we find bliss eating cuppy♥cakes & celebrating Pink Saturday by not trying on bathing suits?

My gosh, PINK SATURDAY has rushed at us again. It seems like my days are just zooming by with weeks and months seeming like dreams. First, and always, a big thanks to Beverly over at How Sweet the Sound who is hostess to this wonderful, pink-a-licious event each week.

This week I don't really have a theme or method to my madness. I just walked around, found something funny or cute or sweet that I wanted to share and told it to smile as I snapped its photo. Most of the items came from my dining room with one that kinda moves from room to room as my mood changes.

Bliss...something all of us seek at one time or another. Bliss can be very elusive...and is often fleeting. The pink roses are something I asked the artist to add for me as they are all over my home, peeking at you from door knobs, on walls, nestled in the folds of fabric and, especially, in my summer gardens that surround the house.

Another cutie pie from my dining room are these sweet, but no-calorie cuppy♥cakes that I purchased from a local crafter. I just love them with their tiny bows and little sparklies here and there. Light as air, just as we hope all of our cuppy♥cakes to be, they rest on a shelf that holds some of my very dearest treasures...some that I will share with you in the weeks to come.

I wasn't too sure if I'd share something as plain and regular with you as Easter basket grass, but I just love this stuff. When I found it I was just thrilled, if you can imagine a grown woman being thrilled over shredded paper, but I sure was because, of course, it's pink but also because it isn't plastic or cellophane. It's paper. Just regular, ordinary paper. I like the simplicity and the very soft coloration. I bought all they had (I'm compulsive about pink) and realized that I had way more than one person could use in a life-time so listed the rest in my Etsy shop and on eBay.

This clock caught my eye several summer's ago at an arts and crafts fair on the Sainte Mary's River where I live in northern Michigan. After a time, it ended up on my dining room wall along with my "bliss". Luckily, I have a very large dining room with high ceilings to hold all of the goodies I bring in the back door. I have a well used hammer that follows me around whenever I get that, "Now where am I going to hang this?", look on my face.

I'm sharing again the darling pillow sent to me by my PAY IT FORWARD partner, Jennifer. If you'd like to know more about this event, please read my blog entry directly below. Lots of interest, but not many takers...hmmm, too busy, or just not wanting the obligation...don't know.


And, last, but not least...this little gal, who makes me chuckle each and every time I read her billboard reminding me that I shouldn't have eaten that second cookie or helped myself to that larger-than-normal serving of double-dutch chocolate cake. Usually I really do breathe a sigh of relief because there is no way I want to be trying on bathing suits right now...at least not for a couple of months. And my hair...it might not be pink but there have been mornings when the birdie and I have a LOT in common!

Remember, be sure visit as many Pink Saturday participants as you can today and throughout the weekend. I am always so amazed at what is shared each week.
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68 comments:

Susan said...

LOVE the pink bird at the end of your post!!!Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

You've got some great pink stuff Mimi! Love the cuppycakeds & your little birdie! Too fun! ♥ Diane

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Funny little birdie with the sign.

You decorate your dining room with such lovely pieces. I wonder if anybody has ever attempted to eat those cupcakes. They look so yummy. :-)

I hope you have a blissful day, tomorrow, and the days to come :-)

Happy Pink Saturday!

kari and kijsa said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love your plate clock and the cuppy cakes, oh heck, I love all of your pink. LOL

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs :)

Irma

RobinfromCA said...

Love those cuppy cakes and that bird is a hoot! I need one next to my scales and in my kitchen - because I also love the cuppy cakes of the edible variety!

Happy PS!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

alicesg said...

Oooo those cupcakes are so cute and lovely. Are they pincushions? Happy Pink Saturday.

bj said...

I love that BLISS sign...so so pretty. And, I just nearly HAVE to find one of those cute birds at the end of your post. I have a girlfriend that needs this!! lol
Happy Day.

The White Bench said...

OOOHH! Love dogs and cats celebrating Pink Saturday, too!!!!!
All is beautiful over here...
Thanks also for your lovely words!
Happy Pink Saturday,
Monica.

Hélène Glehen said...

I love the pink cakes. Can I come for tea, please ?
Thanks for your very very kind comments.
Happy Pink Saturday

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Day, Mimi.
Love the clock! Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Shirley said...

I love your little gal...and I thoroughly agree with her statement. Happy pinking.

Deb said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mimi. Thanks for stopping by this morning and leaving such a nice comment :-)
Love your blog header pic & that sweet bird.

KBeau said...

Great collection of pinkness. I love paper Easter grass. Reminds me of my childhood when it was a waxy green paper. Much better than cellophane grass.

Vintage To Chic said...

good morning, isn't it amazing the joy we get from the small things. There is so much beauty if we just look around us.
Hugs,
Judy

imjacobsmom said...

Ahhh! Bliss! I'm with you - I'm not a cellophane Easter grass kinda girl. I however go for the green variety. But that's just me. I wish my cupcakes were as pretty as yours. In my minds eye they started out that way -LOL! Happy Pink Saturday, Robyn

Shelia said...

Morning, Mimi! You have some very pretty pinks!
Happy Pinkness, Dear One,
Shelia ;)

Bette said...

everything is lovely. and those cupcakes look so delicate. i would still love to hold them though.

have a great pink day!

Nerissa Alford said...

I'm loving those cute crafty cupcakes. How sweet & calorie free!
Happy Pink Saturday
Nerissa

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Mimi, I love the pink crinkle paper too and use it in my packages that get sent out from The Vintage Nest. Happy Pink Saturday. May I never have to try on a bathing suit again. :) Lynn

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Great finds. Happy Pink Saturday.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love your blog banner. Have a Happy Pink Saturday....fun post and pics!

Dee Light said...

So much more fun than trying on Swim Suits!!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Giggling as I roll on the floor, haha..I just love that little bird holding the sign. And your clock is just soooo beautiful, so soft and delicate looking.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you will come back to see me again.
Molly

Stephanie said...

How fun!! Thanks for sharing!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Claudia said...

Love all your pink things, but the saying about trying on bathing suits made me laugh out loud! Happy Pink Saturday!

ann said...

Wow,you are an excellent writer.It makes me wonder if this is your "day"job.
Anyway,I love the pinks,especially your clock and your bliss.I'll bet your home is sweet,pink,and feminine...Ann

ann said...

Well,I got smart,I read your profile.You ARE a writer and your home is Vitorian,shabby chic,sweet and freminie.Now tell me I don't KNOW people.Hot dog....Ann

Smilingsal said...

I agree that the paper grass is nicer. Happy Faith ‘n Fiction Day. Here’s my answer:
http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2009/03/faith-n-fiction-saturday-surprised.html

Sit-N-Chat said...

ALways pretty pink things from your home! That bathing suit thing just won't happen here. We have a pool in our back yard but it sees me only covered in a t-shirt, swim suit beneath. I layer even in the pool! tee-hee.

Have a wonderful day!

Jennifer

AND MY MOM IS MUCH BETTER, PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!

Michelle said...

Hey MIMI! Love your Pinks!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Barbara said...

Mimi, Love the pink cupcakes and the sign about trying on bathing suits. Thanks for coming by and please come again.
Happy Pink Saturday!

pinkkandy said...

I am glad we are not trying on swim suits as well....I love the cuppy cakes..
God Bless
Kandy

g said...

Hahahah! I love all your pinks, but the sign at the end really tickled me! Pink!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Fifi Flowers said...

I want a REAL cupcake right NOW... yummmm... Happy PS!

Marina at Vía Marina (Only cute things) said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
blessings, xoxo

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I just love your Bliss sign and plate clock!

Happy Pink Saturday!

rosechicfriends said...

Really quite a cute collection of Pink goodies!
Happy Pink...Lorena

Amy said...

I love no calorie cupcakes.. HA! Love the duck sign!

Riet said...

Lovely pink stuff. Love the bird. Happy pink Saturday

Katherinellen said...

Mimi,
Your dining room is filled with pretty pink....love the sign/birds and the cupcakes looks delicious....Mmmm! Happy Pink..Kathy

Susie Jefferson said...

Bliss is the word, cupcakes the reason... Happy Pink Saturday, the one day in the week we can indulge in all things Pink and girly! YaaaY!

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mimi, I love the Bliss Sign. IT is so pretty along wit the clock. That is so eye catching. pink hugs, Ellen

critter crafts said...

Love the cupcakes, so cute. happy pink Saturday

Coco said...

Happy Pink Saturday! What beautiful Pinks you have shared. The cuppy cakes are so sweet! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

She'sSewPretty said...

Mimi! Is there ever a good time for trying on bathing suits!! Yikes!
Happy pink Saturday♥

Dawn said...

Those cupcakes are adorable! Happy PS!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

What a sweet post!

~ Gabriela ~

Jenny S said...

Love the baithing birdie!!

Mary said...

I just love the way you write, you are so very talented.
I adore the pink clock, it is certainly one of a kind.
I agree with you 100% who want to try on suits but you little statue makes me smile! Have a Happy Pink Weekend! Mary

Elizabeth said...

Great Pinks, Mimi! I love the paper kind of Easter grass, too!

Jennifer said...

There is nothing I like more than no-calorie Eye Candy! Thank You for sharing!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jennifer

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY,
I LOVE YOUR POST ESPECIALLY BLISS AND THAT ADORABLE LITTLE BIRD TELLING US WE COULD BE TRYING ON SWIM SUITS...
BLESSINGS
debbie

TRES BELLE said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mimi. I adore your post and your ability to make words come alive. And...I especially love that "little birdie" who tells we could be trying on bathing suits...Boy oh boy not anytime soon for me....I don't do suits anymore. LOL

Happy pink Saturday.

Kris

Elyse said...

hi mimi!

happy pink saturday to you. you have assembled a very pretty collection for today's post. :)

i really like the layout of your blog. pretty header, too! (scrapblog?)

have a great PS!

xo

dana said...

What fun to stroll around with you and look at your great collection of pinks. I have to say, I love that bird--nuff said!

Hope you are having a great Pink Sat! Dana

Sheila T said...

Well, it's kind of late on Pink Saturday, but your "pinks" are so cute! You must have a really lovely dining room. I like Easter grass myself, although my girls are too old for it (they think). That's a great birdie! If anything goes wrong this week, I'll just think, "At least..."

Marie said...

i think the bird says it all!!
have a great week
marie

Loretta said...

Mimi, your pinks today are all so lovely. And I LOVE the new blog background and banner. Did you create them? They are soooo lovely! Linda P and I went on an adventure yesterday & today. We went to Puyallup WA with my hubby driving, and spent the night and went to a doll show today. It was a lot of fun, and she brought along delicious oatmeal raison cookies. She said the recipe was on your blog. It took me a few minutes to think of who Mimi was; then it clicked, and I said "Oh, the blogging Mimi!" So now you are a true friend. * smile *

Kris said...

Beautiful display of pinks. The plate clock is lovely and I cracked up at the bird.

Have a happy day

Kris

HiHo said...

the idea of trying on bathing suits...Yeeeks!
happy pink

Heidi

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your pink treasures are delightful. Happy Pink Saturday.

Karen

EnglishCottageRose said...

Your pinks are delightful this week. Thankyou so much for the share, I love the cuppy cakes, great, no fat!! Happy Pink Saturday, Char
I post under the name someplace in thyme and not english cottage rose.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

The cupcakes are so pretty...great pink post....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Sheri said...

Calorie-free cupcakes! My favorite! ;) And that birdie is a hoot!
Hugs,
Sheri ~~ Prim Rose Hill Studio

Judi said...

Mimi
Happy Belated Saturday
I love all the PINKness you are sharing...the beautiful clock and the lovely cupcakes. They are soooo pretty and calorie free too! The bird is giving us the message I see..
have a lovely weekend.
Judi

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful pinkness & such a funny bird!

Happy PS a little late!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sarah Bella's said...

LOL, I love the bathing suit one... our worst nightmare!!! Happy belated P.S. God bless you, Sarah