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Monday, October 5, 2009

If life was a fairytale...

If life was a fairytale the world would contain yellow brick roads, emerald cities, and tremendous rainbows.

But alas, life is not a fairytale. Like Dorothy, I am in the midst of a long journey. I know who the great and powerful OZ is and there are so many other things that also want to be a priority in my life. Such as my wonderful partner on this journey who has the most amazing brain.

Then there are the munchkins. My own two and a little dog too. In addition to the eight wolf cub scouts in our den which meets weekly, and the classroom of kiddos I give art lessons to.

Of course there are also the three teachers who all expect me to provide them with the best and brightest red apples. They will not accept any hatchet jobs when it comes to tests and projects.

Let us not forget my design clients who won't let me lay down at all while at work on their farms.

Since I don't have a good witch to cook or clean, my own home looks as though a tornado has hit it.

Which in turn makes me feel like a melting witch.

There are days when I wish flying monkey's would carry me away.

So I am going to take a small break from blogland and lay down in a bed of poppies for awhile.

And someday soon I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me. Posts will return, but sporadically. Because there really is No Place Like Home ~errrr Blogland.

All images by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Stop and smell the roses/poppies! Hope you are recharged and clicking your red shoes soon!

Lorrie said...

Enjoy your break, Laura. Life has its seasons...

Wishing you a blessed fall.


Linda said...

Oh Laura, I will really, really miss you! But having gone through my own feelings like this, I completely, fully understand.

Hope to see you again soon.

♥ Linda

Lisa Anne said...

What a great and creative post!! Love it!

Lisa @ akawest said...

Enjoy your rest. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a creative post. Have a great break and catch up. Look forward to seeing you back. Hugs, Marty

Bettyann said...

Have a lovely quiet time...

Lady Dorothy said...

Oh, Laura, you know I know the feeling! We will welcome you back with open arms and will miss you, BUT go get your life back!

(You are SO creative! You even create a fantastic post to tell us you won't be posting! *smile*)

Willow said...

I will miss you, but understand the time needed to recharge.


ScrappinAway said...

Best wishes for you on your blog break, but I will say that I will miss your beautiful posts!

LiLi M. said...

No better photos than those of Annie Leibovitz for Vogue (remember Alice in Wonderland?). Just take care Laura!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Enjoy your rest in a field of poppies...and may you look as fabulous doing it as the Dorothy in these photos. :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

You are ever so clever and creative. Now you rest that weary mind! I'll miss you!


Altered Artists said...

Enjoy your much deserved break. I have meaning to email you and will try sometime today. Loved the post, my hubby is from Kansas. You are so very clever.

blushing rose said...

Will be awaiting your return, you are such a delight.

Have a warm snuggly eve. TTFN ~Marydon

donna said...

I just stumbled upon your divine blog...totally hooked!
I will find my around and discover more of it's hidden treasures!
Have a great break from blogland!
See you when you return from Oz!

Have a wonderful

Anonymous said...

God Bless....

Kathy :)

Hanneke Nelson said...

Enjoy your time off! We'll be here to welcome you when your fully rested. Happy Fall, Laura!


Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Love these photos. I can totally understand your need to take some time away from blogland and focus on other things. We'll miss you, though, so hurry back! :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I understand this all to well, Laura! Enjoy your break!


SHeila :-)

honeysuckle said...

A Very creative post! Each one deserves a break and I hope you enjoy yours and return when you feel renewed and refreshed.

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What a clever and creative way to express yourself. We'll all be here, waiting to hear from you when you are rested and insprired.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Thinking of you and hoping all things are well...


Sheila :-)

alice wayne said...

hey! I have this Vogue!

love you!

Miss Sandy said...


I know there will be no resting on your laurels in a bed of poppies with all the irons you have in the fire, so I am sending you a prayer:

May the Lord bless and keep you.
May His face shine upon you.
May He be gracious unto your and bless you with peace.

May you experience an expansion of time and energy and blessings upon every task you put your hands to. May you be enabled to accomplish all you must. May your heart, mind, and emotions be calm in the midst of this busy season of your life.

May you run and be not weary, may you walk and faint not. May you mount up on eagles wings and soar through each task with victory.

Return to blogland refreshed!

For your records I have an email address change:

Rich Blessings To You,

Liz said...

Oh my goodness! I can relate! :)

Yes! I am going on the thirtieth. Are you? Hope to see you there!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Laura!

Thanks so much for the advice on stitch witchery. I have seen it, but I have never dared attempt it. I have trouble with straight lines. LOL!

Here's the problem I have aside from the fact that the curtains are noticeably angling down to the right on the pole. There are two other pair of curtains in the room that hang pretty true. They are the right length. They all just kiss the floor.

This pair (though on a different wall) would then be either two inches off the floor, or at least four inches shorter if I straighten the pole on the top. I think the ones on the right are actually about four or more inches shorter than the ones on the left.

Knownig that, would you still hem them? And would you then drop the tops down a few inches to make the bottoms longer? Are you following my logic here???

I wish I could just keep the door open at all times! That would hide the bottom problem, but it still doesn't help the top.

I also thought about adding some fabric to the bottoms, but there is so much going on in that room, I was trying to calm things down with the white curtains. It's going to be a fun room, but it is BRIGHT! ;-) But it should be. These kids all love color. They had a fit over our St. Augustine house, and I think that's because it's old and colorful. They were so excited you'd have thought they'd never seen a house before. LOL! So I was trying to tranfer some of that excitement to their playroom/bedroom at our other place.

Hope you are well and doing something fun today. I'm getting ready to clean while Mr. Magpie mows the grass.


Sheila :-)

Jorgelina said...

Hi Laura!
What a creative post.Love these photos.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thank you for those prayers for Mrs. Jane. She made it through surgery and is doing very well!

Nathan said...

Very artistic and looks easy to make with materials that you can find anywhere! Great idea! After you make one and see the results I bet, you will not even believe your eyes! Cool!