Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Little touches of Aqua

Soft pretty colours, I adore, from the colour of that little Tiffany blue box to the aqua blue ocean.

Today I bring you a few images to brighten up a grey and overcast day here. 
The sea at Bora Bora really was like this ....the most amazing colour and looked unreal

I an still sporting my Fitbit - just bought a new strap to replace the old one and chose this pretty colour.
Have shared before about buying this and have been wearing it now for over 6 months and I am really enjoying it - During the day it tracks steps, distance and calories burned, and at night it tracks your sleep quality.

 You can sync the tracker to your computer and find out how you are progressing.
The other day I got the 2,000 kilometers Award - this is the distance from approximately Madrid to Berlin, it informed me.   
So the daily walks I do, and the encouragement from family and friends who also have one, all helps.
It's the motivation I need to get out and be more active and push myself a little more.
Savour the moments that make you the happiest
I hope your week is off to a fabulous start.


  1. Dearest Carolyn,
    those colours are wonderful! I like the Pinnocchio and I love the blue sea!
    You are so good in doing your sports! Congratulations to the 200km Award! That is great!
    I would love to be able to do long and beautiful walks in the morning......
    Wishing you a wonderful week, my dear friend,
    and sending much Love and hugs,
    Claudia xxx

  2. Dear Carolyn!
    It' s also one of my favorite colors!!!!
    I admire you for achieving this award!!!
    You are great!
    Love your bottom glass!!!
    Happy week my Dear!
    With love,

  3. Aqua is a lovely summer colour, your
    Pinnocchio is so cute. You have done a
    beautiful aqua post.

  4. Hi Carolyn, thanks for sharing more beautiful pictures and what wonderful colours! I love the the blues you have chosen, they are so refreshing. The Fit Bit looks like a nifty "bit" of kit, what a clever idea. What will they think of next!?
    Have a great day

  5. Hi Carolyn! I need a Fitbit too, I love to walk and walk a lot, would be curious to see the distance I got too. And aqua is an amazing color, wish I was in Bora Bora right now!:) Have a lovely day dear, hugs! xo

  6. Just the colors I wanted for the dark weather we are having in my city right now. Thank you dear Carolyn for sharing your lovely pictures, I love the aqua toned color too. Glad to hear about your success with Fitbit, sounds like a pretty exciting tool to be strapped to.

    Wish you a fabulous week ahead. :-)

  7. I hope that you keep enjoying your aqua moments, and all that walking! xx

  8. You started me off with a smile my friend, because aqua is my favorite color. Juicy and refreshing, in all its hues from a mint/green to the intensity of the ocean like what you show, this is and forever will be my color of happiness. HAPPY WEEK! Anita

  9. Oooohhh, the lovely colour of the sea is simply dreamy, and just the tonic for the thunderstorm-filled days that we are having as of late.
    Congratulations on your walking award...it is a grand achievement indeed!
    Sending hugs your way ...

  10. Aqua is a very sweet color..
    Love your pits and pinnochio is so cute too..
    Enjoy your day.
    Big hugs x

  11. Oops ...
    Typing error...
    I love your posts so much :)
    Big hugs x

  12. Happy Tuesday!! I really do love this color. Reminds me of the waters of Bora Bora :)

    1. Yes, indeed it is the beautiful waters of Bora Bora when we went there a few years back.
      Thanks for your visit.

  13. I'm quite interested in this Fitbit thingy, I do a fair amount of walking and it would be very interesting to see the results. Your colours are just lovely. Suzy x

  14. Hello Carolyn,
    These pictures have just made my day. It really is a wonderful, happy color. I hope your day is aqua.
    Big hug,

  15. silly me, congratulations on the 2000 kilometers. Keep up the great work!

  16. Hi Carolyn I have wondered for quite awhile about the fitbit. Do you think it is beneficial?
    The water at Airlie Beach Queensland is that beautiful colour. I love going up to see my son, and get a fix of the wonderful scenery.
    Hugs Kay

  17. I have always been drawn to aqua especially at this time of the year and you have selected such varied images here. I need to find out more about Fitbit - sounds interesting.

  18. It's one of my favorite colors. I'd been thinking about a Fitbit myself. I'm glad to hear you like yours. It seems like a good idea.

  19. Carolyn,
    I can never get enough aqua in my day. I love the color. And that sweet little wooden guy made me smile. The lantern is so pretty. I'm really into unique and pretty lanterns lately. The sea at Bora Bora is stunning. What a great picture.

    Your posts are always filled with beauty and simplicity - two things which I appreciate very much. Thank you.


  20. It is my favorite too...love that color !!...love from me x !

  21. You are making me want a Fitbit for myself Carolyn :) I would definitely want it in aqua, for that is one of my favorite colors.
    If I get one, do you want to walk from Madrid to Berlin with me??? :)))
    much love...

  22. Hi Carolyn, I love this post and your pretty pics. I have aqua as an accent this summer and love it with the white and creams and blacks in my home. It is so calm and peaceful.
    Your lantern is gorgeous and the sea at Bora Bora is stunning.
    You always share pretty inspiration. Wishing you a wonderful day.
    Hugs and Blessings

  23. I would love one of those fit bits! It would be fun to know how much I am moving! And oh that shot of the sea is beautiful friend just amazing! Such pretty aqua here! Happy Wednesday to you! Nicole xo

  24. Hi Carolyn,
    Aqua is such a pretty color!

    I have heard good things about the Fitbit. Congratulations on your 2000 kilometers award:)

  25. You were blessed to have seen water that amazing colour. It's my favourite colour tone and at the moment I'm retouching with paint several items in our home in paler examples of it.

  26. Hello,dear Carolyn!

    Such a very fresh post with my most favorite color!!!
    Aqua color- the sea,the sky's by shades of it is everywhere:)))

    Thanks a lot for your kind words by my post! I so happy,you understand my passion for my profession:)))

    Have a very nice week,

  27. soo cute


  28. Good morning dear Carolyn! Thank YOU for coming to revisit me yesterday! Our summer is enchanting and one more month of bliss before work starts up again....but then again, the work year in teaching has its own moments of "magic!" XOXOXOX

  29. Hi Carolyn,
    Oh yes Aqua! It indeed lifts the spirit! Where I live in NY the winters are most often gray, and I am left yearning for sunshine.
    Thanks for sharing, and also for your visit! :-D
    Many Blessings and warmth, Linnie

  30. Next to pink this is my favorite color!! Lovely photos! Hope you have a wonderful week! Xo

  31. Aqua is such a nice relaxing color.

  32. The ocean is so beautiful Carolyn...I wish I was there. Aqua has always been one of my fav colors. So cool looking. Love the lantern and the jar of buttons. My daughter would love those for sure. But my fav thing today...Is the little guy. He is sooo sweet and sooo cute. I love him for sure.
    You are so talented. A Master in your field.
    Thank you for your kind words on our post. Sherry is a God send to me. She does such a fab job of bringing our post alive.
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

  33. Dearest Carolyn,
    I really love your Aqua-Colors! Today it's a grey and rainy day (still summer, but with a feeling of autumn) and so they brighten up my day, too! :o)) The little Pinoccio looks funny in his turquoise dress - and there are so wonderful other photos of "emerald"-water, the pretty lamp and your buttons-collection! And I am happy that your fitbit is motivating you!!!
    Lots of hugs from Austria,

  34. cute post! love it a lot!! x

  35. Beautiful aqua colors, they always make me so happy. And I love your quote about savoring the moments that make you happy. I'm trying to do that, it's definitely the recipe for feeling great!
    xo Mary Jo

  36. Congratulations on your award. That's a lot of walking!!

  37. Hello, how wonderful you chose this color 'aqua' for your weather! Really motivating and savoring (haha, thanks for your friend) color♡♡♡ I first knew about 'fitbit' from you. It seems wonderful item for good health. I admire your attitude so much; I'm so lazy in that sense p;)
    Have a wonderful rest of the week, Dearest Carolyn♪

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs to from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  38. Dear Carolyn,
    You are fantastic, -I know how hard it is to do this , and you having won that milestone makes me admire you very much, congratulations, dear.
    The photoes of the ocean is amazing , and living so close to it here, so we also can see it from our windows, also gives wonderful moments of unusual colours and gorgeous views.
    I`m sorry to be a little on and off, still, I have the joy of having my daughter and the kids from Copenhagen for yet a little week ,here. So every minute is filled with being together with them. Tonight they visit some of my daughters school friends, and I have a little time spending with you, and some other blog friends :-)
    Hugs from Dorthe

  39. Beautiful my lovely friend.
    I love all you share.
    Love Jeanne

  40. Love this post Carolyn. My daughter's company just gave FitBits to about 80 of their employees to promote fitness (she's a buyer for a company that owns a sporting goods/athletic wear chain) and I learned all about the benefits of it this weekend watching her tracking her activities etc. Now I want one of my own!


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