July 16, 2010

because even simple can sparkle.....

today
we are celebrating
christina's birthday
~
she makes us laugh and think and appreciate what we have
she fills us up with recipes and beautiful photos
but
most of all
she gives us a comfortable place to fall
everyday
~
so to truly celebrate christina and what she loves
we're keeping it simple
as in
~simple things~
~
holding hands
fresh basil from the farmer's market
funny art hanging on my wall that makes me laugh
the way he looks back at me
forgotten words found in a notebook
clean sheets
clean feet
and
finding a new store in town to shop in that feels like me
~
happy birthday
~our soul aperture girl~
and
because
you sparkle
i saved my sparkly dew photo just for you
*
and
to see who started this birthday wave and all of us that are attending the party
you can go
but cover your ears as the blowing of horns is getting out of control
*

38 comments:

  1. OMG!!! This photo is amazing Beth! Aren't clean feet in just washed sheets the very best??? Love your list sweetie!

    xoxo

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  2. Love love love the photo!! And clean sheets are the best..esp. if they just came in from outside! Awesome!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  3. This pictures is truly spectacular!!! clean sheets and shaved legs make a great nights sleep!!

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  4. Happy birthday to Christina. Nice of her online friends to do a special post for her birthday.

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  5. Yowza, Yowza, Yowza!!
    Holy Crap!
    Me Oh My!!
    Back flips!
    :-)

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  6. Well I certainly hope this photo has won an award somewhere! Love it! Everyone needs a bit of sparkle in their day each and every day.

    Di

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  7. This photograph takes my breath away. Gorgeous!

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  8. Yes, that is the photo of all photos! You rule. What did you save for your birthday? I can't wait to see...

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  9. Yippee skippy- it's Christina's day.
    Love her!

    What abeautiful tribute to her and her special day.

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  10. i just "met " Christina...
    This post doesn't surprise me now.. just a short amount of time on her site blew me away.. blew life and love into me...

    and that photo , Beth. Transcends.

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  11. There is so much magic in this photo.

    And to your list, yes, yes, and yes.

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  12. How fun to join in the fun celebrating. Love your sparkle picture.

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  13. Gorgeous, fabulous photo!

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  14. Gorgeous photo and great list! And birthday greetings to Christina!

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  15. What a gorgeous photo!!! A true piece of art!! Happy happy birthday, and I'm lovin y'our' birthday party!! :)

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  16. Your photo is just gorgeous! Sparkly dew drops are just the best! So glad to be part of the celebration too and loved your lovely tribute!

    xo Mary Jo

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  17. What a glorious photo ! You bring nice stuff to the party, Beth ! Happy Friday !

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  18. Beautiful photo, your a love you know, a calm place to fall. I love that. have a great weekend.

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  19. im SO taking that photo with me!!! please don't follow me... but you can if you want, cause i love you.
    thank you, my dear friend.
    XO

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  20. Oh my - that is just a breathtaking photo. Thank you for sharing!!

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  21. Breathtaking photo, so sweet of u to share it on Christina's special day. Beautiful post as well.
    But then Wisconsin is known its beauty...yes?

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  22. Hey Beth,

    I'm just back from vacation and found your absolutely stunning photo-- What a gorgeous feast for the eyes. I'm in awe! Thank you.

    And our birthday girl Christina-- What a lovely gift this whole day and blog event has been for her. That's what I love so much about the blog community.

    Thanks for a lovely post. I'm off to catch up on your posts from when I was gone. I missed you.
    jj

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  23. laughing so loud. (blowing horn) ;)

    such a joyous list.
    one love, dear beth!

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  24. Wow is all I can say about that photo! You made me speechless!....Love your list...I just found and read an old note book full of gratitudes from years ago...fun and I wish I had kept it up:)

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  25. Came over from Kim's Cafe...
    Wonderful shot Beth...going to visit Christina!
    xo

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  26. Beth...YOU ARE A ROCK STAR! This photo is stunning!

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  27. What a sweet way to celebrate. Happy Birthday to Christine.

    Your photo is stunning.. perfect!

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  28. Great photo & Happy Belated Birthday to Christina. She's truly a beautiful woman inside & out. Hope she had a wonderful day.

    Sorry for my long absence. I've been busy with family, etc... Hope all is well.

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  29. 什麼樣的學習計畫並不重要,重要的是你是什麼樣的人。............................................................

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  30. Love your blog found on route to Christina's birthday party. Such pretty things I find here and your 'simple things are mine too' I shall return if I may

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  31. SIMPLY sparkly beautiful photo!!!! I enjoy he appreciation of everyday treasures.
    Happy birthday to Christina.

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  32. I am trailing around behind everyone else, looking at the birthday posts. This truly original image has taken my breath away.
    Much love to you
    xoxo

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  33. What intrigues me about this photo is how every sparkling drop is connected...sort of like human lives.

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  34. I'm gladd you can reveal the sparkles in a girl with pics like this.
    Simply wonderful. Hope you had a good time.

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  35. i love the picture! and happy b-day to Christina as well.

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  36. I am not exaggerating in the least when I say that this is one of the most beautiful and remarkable photos I have ever seen. Breathless and bedazzled.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth