good evening, lovelies! ♥

Hello all!

Okay, now that I’ve got my site functional and good-lookin’ ;), I thought I’d write an actual post for you all.

First of all, I am enjoying a wonderful wine: Treasure Hunter 2007 “Kraken” Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. It retails for about $20 at Cork&Barrel in Lawrence, KS (Gotta represent my work 😉 )!! 🙂

Listening to: Oh Land ~ “Rainbow”

(She is AH-MAAAZING! also check out “White Nights,” “Sun of a Gun,” “Wolf & I,” and “We Turn it Up”)

So, now that we’ve got the wine & music covered, how are you all?? Please, pretty pretty please, let me know your recommendations for: music, books, movies, wine, websites, etc. 🙂 I love to learn & experience new things, so please, share! 😉

On that note, a wonderful website I recently stumbled across: Tiny Buddha ~ The writers have incredibly inspiring posts about life, love, happiness, mindfulness, life changes, etc. as well as great quotations from various writers, philosophers and artists. Definitely check out this site; it has certainly influenced me! I hope you will find some inspiration and guidance as well! 🙂

Some wonderful quotes I have come across on TinyBuddha:

“The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment.” -Pema Chodron

“Peace of mind is not the absence of conflict from life, but the ability to cope with it.” -Unknown

“A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” -Unknown

“Whenever you fall, pick something up. ” -Oswald Avery

And I’ll leave you with my favorite quote of all time (I really encourage you to read the entire poem; however, if you just have time for a bit, this is the last stanza and is incredibly powerful. I urge you to really take time to consider the words. The last two lines are going to be one of my upcoming tattoos):

“Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield”

~ from “Ulysses” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Cheers and good night!

♥ 🙂