9 May 2014

Focus on Life Week 19: Good things inside

'This is a good prompt to think outside the box...' 

I'm sure Sally is right, but I'm afraid I'm still low on energy from my week-long birthday celebrations AND tomorrow a dear friend comes from the US to stay for 2 weeks, so my thinking is neither in or outside any box - it's all over the place!!

So the best I can muster is this...

Inside these boxes are beautiful birthday gifts from dear, dear friends - I edited the photo in Picasa's sketch mode, and rather like the effect...

The expresso cup candle is jasmine and nutmeg - yum, and smells divine! And the two Kelly Rae Roberts pretties - a 'Friends' poem-angel and a 'Believe' vanilla candle. Good things inside, indeed! 


  1. At my house getting ready for company is a major effort as I take over every room to work on my jewelry Sounds like you had a great birthday and what lovely presents.

  2. Oh, such beautiful things!
    Yeahh, I also got wonderful things (thank you) ... and I will show in the blog.... I'm getting a little lazy and absent from the Internet last time, not so active blogger as before ... I have still not my grief over Nancy's farewell overcome ... times I want to continue blogging and but mostly not - - -
    Have a godd and quiet time with your guest :-)

  3. What fabulous presents you got and how lovely to top it all with time spent with someone special. Hope you don't overdo it but enjoy yourselves x

  4. Great presentation of your lovely presents. Happy birthday.

  5. Not my birthday so no gifts to unwrap..., yours are lovely... and mothers day in NA is tomorrow but I won't be getting or giving any gifts this year... Enjoy your guest!

  6. I kind of felt this same way this week as I'm preparing for guests next weekend. What lovely gifts you received, and I like the editing of the photo! Enjoy the visit with your friend!

  7. I love your editing. Really adds something.

  8. Oh my, someone is going to be very happy!

  9. What perfect timing to capture your birthday goodies. I hope you have a great time with your friend. How lucky she is to have such exotic locales to visit!

    1. Oh you did make me laugh, Paula! There's no way Grantham can be called 'exotic' - especially as Brenda hails from Santa Barbara!!

  10. Thanks for one's marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed
    reading it, you are a great author.I will make sure to
    bookmark your blog and will come back later in life.
    I want to encourage that you continue your great work,
    have a nice evening! vimax asli


Thank you for taking the time to comment - I really appreciate it!
It's good to know I'm not alone :)