Sunday, November 13, 2011

Morbidly lacking things to blog about…

Ooooh but I do need to tell you about a great book I just read…Funny and poignant,



literarily articulate and warmly down to earth.



Fellow blogger Liz Owen from Mabel’s house wrote her Memoir of learning to love what you have…



along the way seeking just a tad of revenge on her literary heroes…



If you own a house…have had projects implode before your very eyes…and share space with a fur friend…



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read it…you’ll love it



find it here.



I am also re-reading Anne Morrow Lindberg’s ‘A Gift From The Sea’



and, yes…I use a magnifying glass to read…sometimes



Don’t cha love this one?



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Give you a dollar if you can inspire me...

24 comments:

vicki archer said...

You have inspired me...so I must owe you a dollar! Off to find those books.... xv

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Darn Vicki...It is a fabulous day when I inspire a beautiful author as yourself! Awaiting your dollar.


not kidding. accept paypal.

Karen Deborah said...

Sabotage! Here I am purging books from the shelves and you make this one sound irresistible. I have to read it. My Gift From the Sea is in the to go pile sad as that is. HAH you crack me up with your pay pal!!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

How interesting. I'm also reading Anne Morrow Lindberg’s book. Reading slowly actually to savor it. It's fascinating how she talks about shells.
Sam

MB said...

Thanks, I'll add it to my reading list. I recently read Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively and it was one of the better books I've read in a long while. Happy page turning!

Jane Coslick said...

Blog about all the different rooms that went before in this space...do you have photos of the metamorphasis(sp)?I would sit right down and begin going thru your great library.It is a very inviting room.
You have an amazing gift of design and style.
How is the kitchen doing? and the hood?
My favorite book gifts of the sea (written in 1955) it is still applies to our lives today.

Renae Moore said...

Ok I see I need to add some books to my reading list. Just started 'AStort of a Beautiful Girl' by Rachel Simon. I love that magnifier....I WANT IT!!!

Xx

for the love of a house said...

ohhh, I hear ya sista'- I can not for the life of me pull a post together lately. so sadly, I won't be getting the dollar:(
I too would like to hear what you decided to do about the hood!
And I have a bit of an "issue" with magnifying glasses;) and that one is very purdy!

xojoan

Sush said...

Geez totally lacking in the inspiration field as well as the dollahs...
Hoping to get inspired and paid...
Hugs~

becky said...

What? Inspire you while trying to get through this bath makeover??? I'm SOOOOO waiting to get my life back! any day now...

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love finding a good book - thanks for the reccommendations!

anita said...

PEACOCKS!!

Down a 2 mile coquina lane, searching for a historic home swallowed by woods in Volusia county...peacocks climbing on tree limbs surrounded me. Same blue as your new wall color, blk and white striped backs , strong jewel toned tail feathers. Alot of boldness and inspiration in one bird, made me think of you!!

And YOU KNOW I mean that in the best possible way ;))

MITICA ILLUSTRATIONS said...

Ooh thanks for that suggestions :)

somepinkflowers said...

i am inspired
by almost everything


seriously.

i can look at paint chips
at Lowes for hours
even though
i may not even be ready
to paint a thing...

give me an atlas
and i am OFF
in every single country...

everything i see
makes me think
of what i want to do next

{{ which is one reason
why i visit your bloggity~blog~blog
i get Ideas:
""say,
maybe i need to change up
my lamp shades""
i will say @ myself
and so it goes... }}

Melissa said...

I have very little in the way of inspiration to offer. But I made your chicken noodle soup over the weekend and it was AWESOME!! The husband DISLIKES chicken and HATES soup but he slurps that stuff down like there is no tomorrow! :)

Renée Finberg said...

L,
i have been there....
sometimes it is HARD to conjure up something to blog about.

your book sounds good though xxx

Love Where You Live said...

I think any blogger can relate to your day. Loving that shell magnifying glass!

Janelle McCulloch said...

Love the cover, the title and the concept of My (Not So) Storybook Life! Thanks for the great suggestion. Will be adding it to my Christmas wishlist.

As for a lack of inspiration, we'd just be happy to hear more about where you live (both house and destination), and what inspires you, or even what you see every day. I'm sure the houses around La Hacienda are as beautiful as yours. What about a post on the gorgeous colours of the tropics? Don't forget readers on the other side of the world (such as England, Scandinavia and Australia) love the idea of a tropical life!

Look forward to reading more riveting blogs.
Janelle McCulloch
janellemccullochlibraryofdesign.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

I love A Gift from the Sea...I've just read a couple of good ones, The Butterfly's Daughter, Cutting for Stone (fabulous!) Just added Maira Kalman and Michael Pollon's new one 'Food Rules, an eaters manual'...looks wonderful. So there's a couple to chew on!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Linda,
These sound like great books to put on my list. Love that magnifying glass, just bought one with a wood handle...so good there is beautiful help for the fine print challenged that's design friendly!

Whitney Cosgrave said...

I've been looking for a new book to read and this looks great! thanks for sharing!

whitney
seeshopeatdo.com

Cobalt Violet said...

I must admit I have never Gifts from the Sea ... is that bad? The other one sounds fun though I have a feathered, not furry friend and live in an apartment ... although I am project girl!

eddieross said...

These sound like great books to curl up and read fireside. We will definitely have to get a copy.
Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving.
xo E + J

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

Just ordered it on amazon and can't wait to dig into it! Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

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