Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy new week

Every single day there are moments of joy and happiness in the little things in life.

I have been spending some time painting on the high side of the deck rails, so it means standing on the ladder, balancing and not looking down ... hopefully will only have one more morning and will have the job finished. 
So don't really have much exciting things to share.

March, marks the end of summer here for us and already there is a nip in the evening air.
When the alarm goes off at 6am, it is dark outside now,   but I really love the Autumn days where the sky is blue and clear and the weather a little cooler.

Go for it!
Our aspirations are our possibilities.
~ Samuel Johnson

Have a happy week everyone


  1. Best regards from France,
    Enjoy your day Carolyn !


  2. I hope you have a wonderful week too, Carolyn!


  3. I hoping you get your painting job completed soon. Oh my, I HATE to paint anything. And because I hate it so much, I am not good at it at all. Just be careful on that ladder!

    Wishing you a beautiful week!


  4. Carolyn,

    I hope you complete your painting job soon! Oh my, I HATE painting! I hate it so much that I am terrible at painting anything.

    Be very care on that ladder!

    Wishing you a beautiful week.


  5. We are still getting a little frost here even though Spring is coming! Have a great week Carolyn! Hope you finish all the painting:)

  6. Such pretty pics - have a great Monday! :-)

  7. Here spring is almost beginning, I love the seasons.
    Groetjes uit Holland.

  8. March mean spring for me !!!...o yes i needed it so much!!! from me....happy week

  9. Dear Carolyn, do be careful up that ladder. Celebrate when you have finished. Like you I am enjoying cooler days and night we can sleep with a cover on.

  10. Wonderful picture and a very nice thought .....

  11. Be careful on that ladder!!
    Have a lovely week, Carolyn!

  12. Dear Carolyn,
    here Spring si gone it is grey and dull, and windy and it started raining again .........but....we make the best out of this weather, sitting at the sewing machine ;O)

    Have a happy week my friend!
    Sending love and hugs

  13. When you have autumn spring is soon with us, and time to start painting here to.
    Happy week to you Carolyn

  14. Ooh, I love your little sewing buddy.

    Be careful on the ladder! Remember, wax on, wax off. :)

    Have a great week!

  15. Dear Carolyn,

    So strange to hear that summer is ending for you while spring has to start in Holland. Hope you will have a beautiful autumn!

    Good luck with the painting.

    Madelief x

  16. Dear Carolyn,

    here in Italy spring is comin, so this is enough for me to be happy!^^
    Good luck for your painting, dear!


  17. Good luck completing the painting, Carolyn! Enjoy the cooler, fresher evenings and have a lovely week. :) xoxo

  18. oh these photos made my day!!!!! sounds like you are having fun with painting the walls!!! and you are enjoying the last of summer....we are embarking into Spring and I can't wait!!!!!

  19. I enjoy painting however it seems to take me forever to get it done with work and family duties. I just finished a huge ceiling and didn't like the experience one bit! A real pain "in the neck" as a matter a fact! Lol :) Good luck and careful not to fall.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving the nice comment!


  20. I think painting is very relaxing...I don't mind it one bit.
    Spring is going to arrive shortly and I can hardly wait for the flowers to bloom! Wishing you a beautiful week, Carolyn~ xo

  21. Happy Autumn day my friend. Spring is on it's way here. Spring and Autumn are my most favorite times of year. So beautiful with perfect weather!

  22. Carolyn, It is a beautiful week so far and I welcome the Spring that will be coming. Flowers are popping up through the ground. You will be heading into hot chocolate weather! Happy days ahead.

  23. Spring is in the air here, and the flowers are blooming, and the weather is getting warmer. Thanks for stopping by. I do enjoy your visits so, Carolyn, and your comments are so sweet.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  24. Can't wait to see what you and your husband have been painting! Autumn!! My absolute favorite! Lucky YOU, Carolyn! Here is is starting to get warm. ;-(
    But it doesn't help to complain about the weather!!
    Hugs and happy week to you ma'dear!


  25. Hi!
    You've got beautiful blog with amaizng photos - I admire :-)
    I also like A. Hepburn very much ! :) I 'll visit you often :)
    Greetings from Poland :-) M.

  26. I love that first quote, it's so true! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Have a magical day!

  27. Good morning sweet friend!

    I am terribly late, but I am GOING FOR IT in terms of making more and more creations for my shop and working....I can leave the WORKING behind, and just go for the dream, but that is impossible at the moment.....dreams are great however, no one can say NO to what is in your head and heart!!!!! LOVE! Anita

  28. Don't fall my friend!

    Fall is always a lovely is one of my favourite seasons...enjoy the beginning dear one.

  29. Dear Carolyn
    Your pictures are so nice!
    Thank you very much for the lovely comment on my blog.
    I wish you a happy week and send you a lot of greetings.
    Hugs Yvonne

  30. Happy new week to you as well, Carolyn! ;-)
    It is true, there is magic in the little things in life. It was a sunny day today and spring is in the air here. I heard a woodpecker in the trees, in my garden. It was making an amazing sound!
    Ah, I remember late summer and early autumn in NZ. It is a very different Autumn to England and I miss those incredible blue skies. Wellington and Auckland have the best light I have ever seen. Perfect places to live for an artist. I miss Devonport and the sea!
    Enjoy your painting and give New Zealand my love.
    Jo x

  31. Hi Carolyn,
    hope your week will not yet be too cold, we are just getting a little bit of sunshine. Thanks for the winebox tip, I have one waiting for me to tackle, have a good week,
    Maureen x

  32. Hi Carolyn, You sure are busy painting the deck. Be careful on the ladder. I am not fond of being up too high, I do it, but have to watch.
    I know you project is going to be gorgeous. Enjoy the last of your summer as we ready for springtime.

    Have a great midweek my friend.
    Blessings always.
    XO CMD

  33. So pretty!

    PS. We've a giveaway to Number A on our blog! Check it out, if you'd like! :)

    ox from NYC!


  34. A most wonderful midweek to you sweet Carolyn xoxoxo

  35. Dearest Carolyn, I hope you didn't have any problems with the ladder and could finish your painting job!!
    And I hope you will show us the result of that job! :o)
    Have a wonderful rest of the week, xox from Traude


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