Monday, July 12, 2010

Hello, Hello.



Hello, old & new friends. I was in the middle of Garden Week, and had planned on starting my first post on the flower garden, today.
I, however find it rude to keep going on with my story without acknowledging late guests, so I'm going to take a second to say hello.

Today I noticed that thousands of new people came to my blog. And through the countless comments I got regarding something called:
"Blogs of Note."
I had no idea what that was, but when I searched I realized that today, I ended up on this and this. I don't
know a thing about it, or who runs it, so I can't really say thank you.



So instead I will say hello.
I don't know a lot of you (thousands, seriously guys, that makes me want to go back and spell check everything I ever wrote in here) and
a lot of you don't know a thing about me. It would take forever because I tell long stories, so I will let you know what has been keeping
me busy these last few lazy weeks of Summer.



I spend about 2-3 hours a night outside. That includes 3 hours in 100 degree heat, humidity, mosquitoes the size of birds, junebugs, and stickiness.
It's worth it.
I work in the garden, landscape, sit on the patio and read, drink cold tea, throw the ball with Hunter, have a glass of wine with my husband, and make up new projects that I think need to be done.
All this translates to the fact that I love Summer with every little ounce of love in my body. I am alive, this time of year.

The picture above is our always-evolving patio that I am trying desperately to make feel like our sweet trips to Mexico. Last Summer I decided we
needed cobblestone, so we laid 150 sq. feet of it in the hot Summer sun. My poor husband.



So much so that I recently relieved him of mowing duties. He hates the heat and wants to live in the middle of the Rocky Mountains,
so he was a very happy man. We just trade off chores, so now my face doesn't have to be in the litter box scooping little tootsie rolls as much.
Fine by me.



This is exactly where I sit when I write in here. Isn't that creepy? It's like a two-way mirror.

Life isn't just gardening and blogging for me. I actually spend my time pretty evenly distributed between work, photographing everything under
the sun, (and the sun) family, friends, traveling, and lazy nights on the couch with Michael. I'm also kind of starting my own business. Again.
There's something about a 5 year itch in my career that makes me want to spread my wings and peace out.

Our 7 day hiking & camping trip is sneaking up very soon, and we've been preparing mentally and physically to sleep in the middle of nowhere,
not get eaten by bears, and remember that the world does not end when you skip a shower for a few days.



We are also the kind of people that never make our bed. I probably shouldn't say never. We make our bed when people come over and might see
our room. Otherwise, we never make our bed.

I guess that's me. If you'd like to tell me a little bit about you, I always love to hear it. In fact, a whole lot about you is my favorite.
I try to leave these pages open as much as possible for like-minded people to discuss whatever they want, and to find new friends
& support along the way. The comments are always wonderful to read over. I try to respond as much as I can, but life always comes first.



So it's very nice to meet you.


hello, hello.
Aura



PS.
Someone commented and said:

   did you just call us lovelies? ughhh

Well, I supposed I did. But if I could clarify further, I wasn't particularly talking to you. Only people with lovely attitudes.

99 comments:

jociegal said...

Congrats on making blog of note! You have a great blog here and its always lovely to see great things recognized. All of your little lovelies love ya!! ;)

jdavissquared said...

I happen to like being referred to as lovely. I think you're lovely too. you, my friend are a bright ray of sunlight in my day!

p.s. we never make our bed either.

Rita said...

Hi Aura,
Your blog is so simple and happy and bringing out so much pleasantness in your photos.
Good luck.
Rita

Melissa said...

When I first started reading your beautiful blog a couple of months ago, I knew it would be one of those "I knew about Aura's blog before she was famous" things. Your passion for life is evident in everything you write, and people are attracted to that. Don't change, ok?

By the way, we never make the bed either.

twinling#1 said...

I'm also the type to not make my bed! But then I don't let people into my bedroom, because it's such a dump, hehe...
How can you stand mosquitoes? O_o

J Ara├║jo said...

Aura, congratulations, it's not stupidly your blog appeared on the list of interesting blogs. deserves it.

Kiss

Vihra said...

Hi Aura! I'm one of your new readers. I'm not even sure how I found you but I'm so glad I did! I enjoyed the first post I read so much that I had to go back and read some of your older ones too. Everything about your blog is just darling! Oh, and my favorites posts are definitely the ones that have lovelies scattered all over. Thanks for being an inspiration brightening up your little corner of the internet!
- Vi

Hollie said...

I've always wondered how blogs get chosen for blogs of note! Well, they really couldn't have picked a better blog, and I'm not suprised that someone found you interesting. :]

kati said...

hello! i'm one of the newbies, although i've been reading since pacing the panic room mentioned your garden. you have become one of my favorite blogs. i look forward to all your posts!

Amy said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile, but was inspired to comment today :)
Would you ever do a post on some tips on photography? I'm just getting into it and would love to know how you get that beautiful glow to your pictures. Would also love to know your fave lenses, actions you use, etc.

elizabeth said...

i don't make my bed, either. not because i don't want to. but the bed is huge and my husband just refuses. it's not a battle i want to fight. and so we fall into a pile of fluffy sheets and straighten them from time to time :)

e.

Shutterbabe said...

"did you just call us lovelies? ughhh" aura, your response to that was much nicer than what mine would have been! why do people say stuff like that? if you don't like it, don't waste your time reading it and the writer's time commenting on it! anywho...that irritated me! so i applaud your much more civilized response to it haha! :)i call people lovelies too...i think it's swell! :)

kelly ann said...

i call people lovelies all the time! whoever said that... needs a little sunshine in their life. ;)

everytime i visit your blog, it's like a breath of fresh air... mmmm. love it.

Dan said...

hi i hav a query.. how many followers did u hav before u got the Blog of Note?
This is for a comparative study , coz my blog was also given Blog of Note..

Including me, ur follower count stands at 737 right now..
Reply plz.
[i didnt comment on the quality of ur Blog coz u already know how gr8 it is.. :P ]

k. davis said...

how funny... we don't make our bed either, unless someone is coming over... and I just blogged about it!

Anonymous said...

I am so lonely. I wish I could meet a great guy to spend my life with. Any idea where I might could find a good guy? I don't work or go out too often so it's hard for me to meet new people. I'm kind shy.

Dan said...

mine too increased by abt 100 from 12 to 126 --ie, incl hidden follows.. --
I actually thot ur's increased by almost 500 when i read that "thousands" hav joined.. kinda sacred me.. !

Koa Dreams said...

I just discovered you via 'Blog's of Note' and am really happy that they chose you're blog. Your blog is great!

I call everyone 'Darling' so don't worry about Lovelies!

Koa Dreams said...

I just discovered you via 'Blog's of Note' and am really happy that they chose you're blog. Your blog is great!

I call everyone 'Darling' so don't worry about Lovelies!

Misty said...

Hi Aura,

I've been visiting your blog for about a month or so now and I really love it. There is so much colour and life in your words and photo's, you are a very inspiring person I hope you know :)
Anyway enough gushing. I found it quite funny that your post is titled "Hello Hello". I work for a company in Australia called Hello Hello... And funnily enough with your "Backyard Farming Week" the place I work for is a plant nursery!

Misty :)

Remy Rhapsodos said...

Hi Aura! Congrats on making 'Blogs of Note'! I never make my bed either. The pictures are lovely, I hope you do not mind that I add you to my follow list. :D

Much love to a lovely girl.

superhappyjohi said...

Hey Aura! I am also newbie. My best friend told me about you blog and I love it! Can't wait to read from you and your life. Have a great day! Johanna

josethebean said...

You know you are making it big when you get haters.
Just remember... to the left.

It's 2am, that's all I've got.

Anisha said...

Hi Aura! I love your blog, I'm a new reader, but I think your photography is amazing. I'd like for you to check out my blog if you can
http://kikiswritingdesk.blogspot.com/
Thanks =]

joehebden said...

A lovely blog.

Dreamer said...

I'm so glad I stumbled upon your great blog. Thanks for being such a lovely person! Keep up the good vibes. xx
from a new blogger in South Africa

Anonymous said...

Hello from Belgium!

I've been following your blog ever since it came up on Pacing the Panic Room and I love it! It's number one in my reading list actually. I am an amateur photographer myself, I love gardening and everyting that has to do with gardens, and I adore the way you express yourself through your images. You should consider trying to make money with them, really. You are such a sweet inspiration to many.

Love,
Birgit

Patricia Snook said...

Oh girlie, what a fabulous world you have over here. Your house is beautiful and your bedframe is fantastic! *whispers* I don't think many people make their beds.

Have a brilliant week ahead

xoxo

www.awonderingstar.com

Amy said...

I appreciate your PO very much the picture with the article. Continues to refuel!!

noo-ddd said...

I enjoyed the first post. I read so much that I had to go back and read some of your older ones.

The Trendsetter said...

Blog of Note means that your blog have alot of followers and interesting stuff, which you do.
I love your blog!
Keep blogging!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

what a nice intro post! I did find you via Blogs of Note, but forgot to mention that little fact last time I left a comment :-)

Kim said...

I like that you call us lovelies. it's nice & friendly. :) and I wiiiish I could convince my husband that bed-making is only necessary occasionally. I would probably not even make the bed for company, but he likes it made every day.

anyway, hi again. I've said hi before so I won't say much more now. oh! except that I liked your open circle necklace so much that I ordered myself one from LLD, as well as a different necklace for one of my best friends. so I wanted to say thanks for telling us about it--they were sooo nice & helpful, and I can't wait to get the necklaces.

heater a. said...

I started reading a few months ago too. I just love everything you post here! It's all so beautiful and heartfelt. :)

We don't make our bed either. Well... not really. We have to make it a little bit because the dogs sleep on it when we're not home, and sometimes they're a little overdue for a bath. Not that it really matters, because one of the dogs will adjust the covers to his liking. He loves making forts out of pillows and blankets, and sleeping in the middle of them all. Silly dog.

Anyway, I'm Heather. I like to paint things, I have 2 silly dogs, I love to ride my horse when the sun is setting, and I love gardening too. It's nice to meet you! You can check my blog out if you want to. I'm kind of new at this!

Country Girl said...

Hi Aura!
I stumbled on to your blog last night (when I should have been headed to bed)and it made me smile! :-) I enjoyed the post about your wedding, which was beautiful by the way...it reminded me a lot of planning for my own (ended up coming in at just about $1500, but it was 15 years before yours, so there's the inflation factor to consider as well). I am working on new gardens and flower beds this year as well...I LOVE digging in the dirt, it's very therapeutic. Congratulations on making "Blogs of Note", and best wishes with everything.
Tonya

Carla said...

Love your blog AURA
a gorgeous diary of fragmented memories, really enjoyable to read.

CARLA
www.carlacoulson.com

lablaylock@gmail.com said...

Hi Aura! I have been reading your blog for a while now and you're right...it's about time I introduce myself! Like you, I adore summer. I'm a teacher so I don't work during the summer. Instead I spend my days sitting on the deck reading books, magazines, and blogs from my laptop. I am planning a backyard garden for the fall so I really enjoy reading about your gardening adventures. Oh, by the way, I read your comment about how you want to begin a compost but your honey is against it. Consider this....drill holes in a large plastic rubbermaid bin all over including the lid, add your compost materials, and turn often. I just tried this for the first time and I already have compost to use on my peach tree. I keep mine on the side of the house. I turned it daily and made sure I had plenty of air flow and I had compost in just 2 weeks! Of course it wasn't a large amount but it is very rewarding to know that our food scraps are going to back to the earth. If you need more info email me and I will send you some photos. Thanks for being you!

Joanne Juend said...

hello, hello from Malaysia :)

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I love your photos... btw, that container of succulents are gorgeous!. Seems as tho we have same taste in furnishing and colors...I garden as well as take a lot of photos...Have a zen/asian garden planned for the Fall....

Ms. S said...

Hello to you, too! I'm new to your blog, but am very excited to read more about your garden. :) I was intrigued by your 'Our Wedding' link, so read about that last night...I had a couple honorable mentions, too. 1. My hair stylist died in April (we were getting married in July). First of all, I loved my stylist so for that reason, I was really sad. Secondly, I'm a 'hair person,' so having less than 3 months to find someone new was not exciting.
2. Our catering manager at our hotel quit. Maybe two weeks after we'd finally picked a place. (don't remember timing on this).
3. My florist was put on bed rest because she was pregnant with twins. Something I totally understand. But she didn't call me to tell me. I found out about 3 weeks before the wedding when I called to talk about some details.
Regardless of all that, we got married July 19, 2008. :)
Thank you for your beautiful blog. I'm looking forward to reading more.

jennifer said...

hi! love your images:)

Valerie said...

Aura, LOVED your response to the mean "lovelies" comment. Seriously, I have no idea why someone would leave a nasty comment on a blog. If you don't like it, DON'T READ IT. And for the record, I like that you call your readers lovelies. I think it's nice and with so many people coming here for positive inspiration, I gather that others like it too.

Melissa said...

I love being called lovely =)

Your bed is gorgeous!!

Jai agarwal said...

Hey !!

You write very well... One more thing.. I thought blog is all about words.. but your photos are very nice..

Keep it up..

Take Care ..

Me said...

Hello to you Aura!

Love your blog. It's engaging and whimsical...and I love how you call us all Lovelies. ;-)

Amaranthine said...

Your blog is so beautiful!

www.amaranthineforever.blogspot.com
~Amaranthine

eRiN said...

I guess the problem with thousands of new followers is that some of them are potentially jerks? no love lost...

We make our bed, but only because our three cats sleep on it all day and I'd rather they slept ON it rather than IN it. But your bed sure looks comfy!

Jessica Engel said...

Aura! I LOVE your blog. So beautiful, simple, inspiring- all of the things I value! From one outside-gardening-lover to another, here is a link to some photos of our garden!

http://inspiremeengel.blogspot.com/2010/06/walk-in-gardens.html

-Jessica

Grace said...

I'm one of your new readers :) Found you on blogs of note. I don't always check out the blogs on there, but your title - aura joon caught my attention. I have a lot of persian friends-and know joon is a persian word. Loved exploring your blog, about me, the wedding ---seems like you live a really neat life, and I love that. Hopefully I get some inspiration out of this. <3 thanks for posting.

ag. said...

hello, hello!

this is my first time to your blog (not by BoN but through a comment on someone else's blog...good timing for me!) and i think it is so lovely. you've got some really gorgeous photos and a beautiful writing style. i look forward to reading more!

adamantixx said...

the folks who choose the Blogs of Note seem to have great taste as i've found several lovely blogs that way, yours being the latest.

it always fascinates me how someone can put down a few words or paragraphs on a blog and their whole personality shines through!

your success is highly deserved!

Ms. Givens said...

Nice blog.
I make my bed everyday. Don't know why?

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago. My friend had posted about it on Facebook and I was very intrigued and had to come read it. I love you post about St. Augustine...your photos were just beautiful!
And I am also one of those only make the bed when company is over :)
Jen

Charlita said...

I found you a while ago through Smile and Wave. Haven't had time to leave a comment saying all that I want to but basically, I think you are wonderful and LOVE coming here to see your latest posts.

Wishful Home said...

""Well, I supposed I did. But if I could clarify further, I wasn't particularly talking to you. Only people with lovely attitudes.""

Fabulous. Made me smile!

Wonderful post, as always. I love your photographs, especially of the garden. We just sold our house and are moving on AUgust 1st (yikes) and I am hoping to get a solid month of planting for next year done before there weather here gets too severe.

Amber said...

You can call your readers lovelies all you want. I like it:) It makes me smile and who doesn't need to smile?? I mean really??
Aura... I love your blog. It is where I go when my day is hectic and I just need to "get away". I always find myself getting lost in your photos. I literally could stare at them forever. I guess I think if I stare long enough I will be transported there. Ha!
I can't wait for your garden post this week. We are having some major difficulties with our tomatoes and the excess rain. I know you are dealing with LOTS of rain too. Happy Tuesday!!
XOXO

ARJAY said...

Great...nice shots...

J. said...

I am quite lovely. :)

I call people honey, hottie, sugar plum, pretty, or anything that sounds cutie or delicious. Nothing wrong with that.

Q said...

Where excactly do work, like whats your job(in detail please, if you want)?

Chotchqadoo Monologue said...

Aura, if you read this, thank you for being on blogger. You may have just given my soul the peace it was seeking.

I was a serious fan of yours 3 years ago on theknot.com. My husband and I got married in March of 2007, and most of my ideas for the ceremony were inspired by your profile there.

I noticed your name in 'blogs of note'. My breath literally caught in my throat. I didn't believe it could really be you, I was wrong!

Often when I look at my wedding photos I remember spending time looking at your plans. They were so fresh, creative, and simply inspired by true love.

From this okie - hello, hello.

Erin said...

I love your blog. As a fellow Oklahoman, as an artist, as a woman. I freakin love it! You live life so wonderfully and simply and I hope someday I can do the same. Congrats on making a Blog of Note. I heard about your blog from another blogger who lives in Florida! Much love!

astr!d said...

hello to you LOVELY!!! that comment to unhappy reader was perfect!! i just adore you and i wish you were my bestest friend! i feel im a lot like you in that i love summer, nature, life, and i try to soak it all in everyday! but, alas, i grow weary with the daily grind of work, chores, needy children, ect. so i come here to refresh my soul! so congrats on the blog of note bc you totally deserve it. and thanks for being soulful, beautiful, honest, messy...YOU!
to aura from ira !!

Kimia Kline said...

Aura joon,

I'd love to hear about your previous business endeavors, if you'd like to share.
Also, congratulations! Your blog is certainly deserving to be of note. :)

Jennifer Scavone said...

nice blog. visit mine and follow if you wish

http://jenniferscavone.blogspot.com/

FaerieMama said...

Thank you for calling me a lovely, Aura. I accept! I dont even remember how long I've been subscrbing to your blog, but I LOVE it! Congrats on blogs of note! I'm a non-bed maker too, but it seems from these comments that I am not alone!

Blessings to a fellow 'lovely'

Love Keri (aka FaerieMama)

vintage girl at heart said...

I found you about a week or so ago via Birdie and spent a good part of Saturday reading through your archives.
Love your view of the world.
Loved your simple wedding..
Love that you love & respect your Grandparents...so sweet when you split the tea with your Grandfather. And when He sang at your wedding..I was crying at the sweetness of it. I teared up over a few of your other posts too..in a good way.
Love that you are a thrifter..the estate sale story was a good one...
Looking forward to many more of your adventures!
Blessings~

Rowie said...

I found your blog through the blogs of note page on my dashboard. I'm so happy i browsed through that list, and clicked on your link!!! Beautiful pictures, engaging writing, and a sense of happiness and freedom are what i appreciate when i read your blog! Looking forward to whatever you come up with next! Oh, and we never make our bed either.

p.s. where are you going camping? My husband and I have gone on long backpacking trips every year of our relationship (6 yrs), and are always looking for new places! HOpe you have fun!

Amanda Gibson said...

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that I love, love, love your blog - as a matter of fact, just yesterday I included it in my "link monday" post. Anyway, I've been reading for a while and always enjoy all of your photos and all of the wonderful and interesting things that you have to say. ;o)

B said...

I'm not new to your blog but I just wanted to say hey and forget whoever commented that because they are obviously just jealous of your cuteness and awesomeness.

xo

jaime said...

well i'm not entirely new here - i've been lurking for a few months now. (linked from pacing the panic room). i figure now is a good enough time as any to say hello & that i adore your blog! your pictures are always so inspirational. thanks to you i planted my very first veggie garden this year :)

GiveMeFashionNow said...

love the blog!

you should check out my giveaway!!

givemefashionnow.blogspot.com

Amie said...

Well hello! I found your blog a while back and enjoy reading your little notes and becoming inspired by your lovely photography. You're amazing! My dad just gave me his old Konica Minolta camera (they are out of business now!) and I've been learning on it - I want to get really good with the camera so I can get a nice one of my own for christmas...hopefully the Canon Rebel or something of the sort. It's funny that I'm saying that's what I want, when I really know nothing about cameras past my Casio Exilim point & shoot...but maybe someday soon I'll know what to look for in a user friendly, awesome camera. And then hopefully I'll be able to take some awesome pictures like you.

I hope you had a wonderful day in the garden, and have many more to come this summer.

Vanessa said...

Hi, I just want to say that you have a nice blog. I found your blog in the blognotes and thought it was pretty cool. I also like the link to the Beatles "Hello Goodbye" video at the end of your post, that's one of my favorite Beatles songs.

Pam said...

Just found your happy blog, yeah I'm excited! Great photography, lovlies is one of my favs too! I also love to garden and this is my second year on my very small raised garden bed. Missouri is mainly just clay and rock so to garden here it must be a raised bed. I never made my bed either until I married my husband, sometimes it doesn't get made until after noon, but if he isn't home who cares! I used to tell my mom I'm just going to mess it up again anyway! I'm brand new to blogging and have no idea what I'm doing so I may ask some questions later on. What kind of camera do you have? Do you use filters? Great blog keep up the wonderful lovely posts <3!

lesley said...

i've enjoyed reading your blog the past few months :) aura--you're becoming famous in the blogging world.

Kaiserin Sisi said...

C O N G R A T S!

A great blog indeed... I especially like the pictures! I love photography too! And trust me, I photograph everything... :-)

ali said...

Congratulations. Yur blog is so beautiful, and one (is) my favourites, so you deserve it!!!

PS. The Beatles are sooo the best band EVER!!!

and I love your bed, in a non-creepy gross way. :)

ciao

~Claire~ said...

I, too, came across your blog through Blogger's "blogs of note." Usually, I don't make it through more than one or two posts, but your blog is a definite exception. Your stlye, your passion, your voice, I really just wanted to keep reading and reading and reading! I love how you actually write your posts through and ON your pictures! You definitely deserve the attention you are getting through Blogger! Keep on with your beautiful blog, the world needs more of the happiness you exude!

mirror said...

hey, I just started following your blog, it's lovely :)
summer is wonderful, isn't it?
-m-
http://lifeimpressionss.blogspot.com

bex said...

lovelies is such a wonderfully happy term of endearment I happen to love the word.
you go right ahead and use it as freely as you like I sure love reading it, it brings a smile to my face and a joy to my heart :)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Me, too. I found you through the "Blogs of Note." Congrats! They chose wisely and surely. You and your blog are just delightful. Being called lovely is just that. Lovely. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is beautiful and inspiring. I look forward to all your lovely posts!

Gigi said...

I am head over heels in lOoOOove with your bed-frame err... headboard!! I love solid heavy furniture that takes up the entire room. Also I loOoOove your backyard patio, I somehow want to make my patio more welcoming.


However I will admit, I make my bed everyday before I leave my room to make breakfast.. remember Danny Tanner from Full House?? Yea, that's how I am.. :x
With my luck the one day I skip, I will have unexpected guests.

Darrin Jenkins said...

I am very impressed with your site. I will definitely be keeping up with this site.

Apple said...

Could you tell us where your bought that purple skirt? I love it!

Green hope said...

Hi Aura.
I'm visiting you of Portugal.
I've found your blog by chance and I was fascinated.
I love nature too, I love forests, gardens, the sea, I love take photos too And I think the natural life style is the right one!
It was a pleasure to find you/your blog.
Kisses.

Just Me said...

Found your blog on blog of note and really enjoyed it. Very nice to meet you too.

Plantgeek said...

I love all the pictures that you take, especially of your garden. I am in Maine, so I am a little behind you in the season, so it's great to see what I can look forward to. I am actually getting ready to start harvesting some garlic.
I live right next to a shady swampy area, so there are days I wonder if the mosquitoes aren't going to carry me away. Any suggestions on how to repel them?

Tab

Simply Barefoot said...

My friend and I used to drool over your pictures on myspace probably 5 years ago. So I can say with great confidence that I "knew" you before all the thousand readers stuff. ;)

Yeah, it doesn't get much creepier than that.

Anyway, from one fellow Oklahoman to another (Tulsa), there isn't anything better than our summers. Not one thing makes me happier.

Congratulations on the success of this blog.

You will still be my favorite even though you are popular now :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Aura, we never make our bed either! Glad to know we are not the only ones. Those things just make my day. I love your blog. It's "lovely"!!! ;)
Shea

Cheri said...

Finding your blog was a great day! Love your writing, photos, sense of humor --- and honesty. Keep it up!
Cheri

missleney said...

Hi Aura!
I love love your blog! I'm not really new here just that have always been lurking and following your entries and never commented but alas here i am.. HELLO (from down under!) :)
Your blog is very inspirational to me and it made my day better by coming in here and read what you've written.
It's been an honour and pleasure having to know you from your amazing blog. :)

Jolenexo

tale of many cities said...

beautiful photos! and a very lovely blog indeed.. congrats on being blogworthy!! :)
many blessings,
-Tracie

DomoniqueDival said...

Tis is great!

Sweet Charity said...

Aura, I love your blog! You are such a dynamic, witty, creative person and I love your attitude towards life. It's inspiring. Cheers to you! :) -Charity

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

For the record I love when you call us lovelies!

Secondly - love the trunk at the foot of the unmade bed. We never make our bed either - I used to when people came over but it's at the back of our house and now I just close the door.

I love nothing more than a freshly made bed, and clean sheets but honestly life gets in the way and I'm ok with that.

I hope you get to really workout your new boots on your hiking trip - I can't wait to see the pictures!

I was about to ask you what your favorite wine was and then I remembered, Polka Dot - I still have to try that. I've been obsessed with the Sav Blanc lately. There's just something great about a crisp, cool wine on a hot summer night.

CHEERS! ox

Sini said...

Hi Aura,

I guess it might feel weird when you realise how many people are here, reading every word you say. I dont have many people reading mine, and it's fine for me.. but when I visited in Finland and saw my turkish aunt and she told me that she reads my blog, I got almost like a panic feeling that I hope I didn't write anything weird or too private there. It's scary too.

And it's funny that I really find that you make same sort of things what are close to my heart and since I have had hard time to find friends in new country, your blog became my morning friend, I read it while having coffee and it's great. Maybe it's stupid but I enjoy of reading your posts always and I hope you won't stop because of loads of people here.

Tozzie said...

Hi Aura!
I've been reading your blog for a few days. I think you're an amazing person and that your garden is so beautiful. Once Winter goes away here in Australia, hopefully I'll be able to grow some beautiful plants.
xx Tozzie

Marijke said...

Nice blog!

I am also someone who never shake my bed. But never in my mind occurred to take a picture of it! haha, nice idea!

Greetings