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Showing posts with label lori plyler. Show all posts

I Heart Macro - It's Sunday!!

Today is all about "Textures"

Cold ~ Hard ~ Pointy

Amethyst Crystals

Amethyst Crystals

Warm ~ Soft ~ Fuzzy

Fuzzy Coco Macro

Cool ~ Malleable ~ Bumpy

Bead Fun!

Hop on over to Studio Waterstone and see the great Macro Shots
everyone has posted over on Lori Plyler's Blog for

They're sure to WOW you! 

Until Next Time,

Peace, Love and Great Macro Shots!


I Heart Macro - It's Sunday!!

This weekend has been a full one! 

"Big Reveal" Day (yesterday)
and you can go 'taste test' everyone's "Soup"
by clicking on my link in the pages above to

Bead Soup Blog Party - Fall 2011
"Bird in the Garden" - Michelle Buettner of MiShel Designs

"Romantic Rose" - Bead Soup Blog Party 2011
Michellle Buettner of MiShel Designs

Plus, it was my 17th Wedding Anniversary yesterday
and guess what my husband presented me with?!

A one-of-a-kind, Lori Plyler of Studio Waterstone
(Yes, our hostess for "I Heart Macro") red-leather clutch!
Recycled Red Leather Clutch by Lori Plyler of Studio Waterstone
It's beautiful!

And, today, it's "I Heart Macro" Sunday!

So enjoy some delicious "Eye Candy"
and have a wonderful Sunday!!


Until Next Time,
Peace, Love, and Everything Up Close, Baby!!

New Banner - Whatcha Think?

Check out the new MiShel Designs Banner at the top here.

Whatcha think?  Pretty cool isn't it?

MiShel Designs Banner by Studio Waterstone

A HUGE "Thank You!" to Lori over at Studio Waterstone
for putting this together for me. 

What a great eye for design she has, that's for sure! 

You should see the purses she designs, too - Amazing!

Gorgeous Purse By Lori at Studio Waterstone!

So, you know how important your banner is right? 

Well, hop on over to Studio Waterstone and check out the link for "Banners" and see all her great work. 

I bet you'll be more than just a little impressed!

Until Next Time,

Peace, Love and Beautiful Banners, Baby!!


I Heart Macro - It's Sunday!!

Want to see something really pleasant and uplifting today?

Hop on over to Studio Waterstone where Lori has put together the "I Heart Macro" Sunday list.  These photos will make your eyes sing!

In Memory,....

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Macro, Baby!

I Heart Macro - It's Sunday!!

Good Morning - it's Sunday and so that means it's "I Heart Macro" today!!  Lori Plyler hosts "I Heart Macro" every Sunday over on her blog and this morning I stopped by Studio Waterstone to check out all the cool Macro pics and OH MY GOODNESS!  There are so many amazing shots already this week - incredible!  Go check it out!

I couldn't decide what to post this morning because my camera is acting up a bit and not taking the amazingly wonderful pics it usually takes, so I have to reset everything as I'm sure it's something I've messed with and changed by accident.  It would help if I was at least somewhat 'techno savvy' but that's not the case, so be that as it may,.....strawberries and blueberries for breakfast anyone?


They're looking pretty sad upclose! LOL!!

Champagne with the girls!

These are the Strawberries we had for girl's weekend
at the cabin last week - looks much better in champagne!

I hope you're all having a good "End of Summer" Labor Day Weekend.  It would be nice if the weather cooled down a bit here since I'm just not feeling like it's the end of summer with temps still over 100 degrees, but I don't think that's happening any time soon.

Cocobird's been really out of sorts lately  - I think he's mad cause we've been keeping him inside all day and not putting his cage on the patio in the mornings for a while like normal because of the extreme heat.  He's seeing all the other 'birdies' hopping around outside and he's getting a bit jealous! Hopefully the temps will dip below 100 here in a few more weeks!!

Coco the Love Bird

Every one stay safe this weekend and have fun with your friends and family!!

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Macro Sundays!!

Macro Sunday - Unexpected Beauty!

Cabin in the Woods
It’s “girl’s weekend” at the cabin and what a beautiful weekend it is!

The weather has been heavenly - especially compared to what’s happening in Phoenix right now.

Since I was going to be at the cabin when it was time to post for "I Heart Macro" this week, I decided I'd capture some pics up in the mountains for posting.

I set out on a walk in the woods and found beauty in many things; even things that were burned. 

Burned Log - Do you see the "Turtle"
peeking out of the charred wood?
How about the "Heart" on his nose?
Between some of the burned trees that lay on the ground there were bunches of little flowers and their colors were lovely and the grass has come in so green from the rains – it was amazing!

There was even beauty over at Grandma Emma’s cabin.  It is still very sad and I choke back tears each time I'm there, but I chose to be open to seeing beauty this time and I felt a very calm and comforting feeling come over me when I walked up to where the cabin once stood. There was something very calming, almost soothing, about standing in the midst of all the rubble.

Remains after the Wallow Fire

Beauty really was still present.  There, among the chaos of shattered glass, twisted metal and charred remains, was a key.  I took that as a sign; a symbol if you will, of a new beginning. Keys unlock doors. Doors lead to the future and the future can hold whatever you want it to – the choice is yours!

Here's to finding beauty in all things!

"Key to the Future"

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Beautiful Meanings!

Be sure to hop on over and check out all the cool pics for "I Heart Macro" over on Studio Waterstone's Blog. Lori Plyler puts together a really cool bunch!

Up Close

I've been admiring the 'I heart Macro' pics and following along over on Studio Waterstone for a bit now and decided to hop on in and try it myself.

When it's not a bazillion degrees here in the desert, our rose garden produces the most beautifully colored roses - they're amazing.  The hubby prunes them and keeps the landscapers from butchin' them to pieces each month (they're not allowed to touch his roses!!) 

He brings me vases of roses all the time and puts them in my studio so I can enjoy their beauty and their amazing smell!

Right now it's a bit hot out and they're nowhere to be found, so looking back on some of the pics of them makes me smile and long for cooler days and more roses!

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Beautiful Macro Roses!