Friday, February 18, 2011

Some things I love

I loved your comments from yesterday and was surprised at how many of you liked the old lobster buoys with which my husband has decorated the outside of the breakfast nook at the manor house.

It was beautiful today but I was stuck inside working through all of it and got home late but still in time to take my walk up and down the driveway. What a workout. It takes 45 minutes to go back and forth three times and on the last time coming up the hill, I was treated to a beautiful sunset. I didn’t have time to run inside to get the camera because it was dinnertime.

And someone has dinner on the table at exactly, precisely, perfunctorily 6 PM. Not that I’m complaining. I adore having dinner served to me. I think it’s the best thing ever and it’s one of the things that I love in this world.

Today I’d like to share a few other things that I love and I think I’ll begin with this stunning image by Lupen Grainne.



I am smitten with this fine art print that I found on etsy this week. It was featured in the same treasury as one of my prints, and I loved it so much that I bought it. Her work is amazing.

Grainne Photography on etsy

I was surprised to find out today that she had a blog full of loveliness.

Garden By The Sea

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I’m also in love with these camera bags, but I can’t afford them. So I signed on with Kelly Moore to be an affiliate. I want a camera bag that looks like a handbag and I don’t think it’s too much to ask.

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Kelly Moore bags

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And finally, my favorite skin care product, from DHC (the #1 direct mail skincare company in Japan).

Deep Cleansing Oil

For the past five years, I have used this product every night. Who would think that  a product made with olive oil would be good for your skin? But I tell you, I love this stuff. It removes makeup effortlessly and leaves my skin ready for the next step. I often use the DHC olive soap but it’s pretty expensive. And besides, a friend gave me a big bar of beauty soap for Christmas and I think I’ll be using that for the next five years (it’s huge).

Right now, the Deep Cleansing Oil is on sale at DHC.

DHC Skin Care

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I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a great beginning to your weekend. Thanks so much for coming by today. I appreciate each and every one of your visits and comments. Cheers ~

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30 comments:

Country Gal said...

I have heard that Olive oil is good for the skin, I will have to try it one day ! That picture is wild, look at it to long and you get woozy ! Our Miggy comes home from the vet fri eve she had surgery I posted about it Just to let George know she says hi ! Have a wonderful day !

TSannie said...

I just want a camera to go in that bag...then I'll get the bag. DO love it, too!

Louisiana Belle said...

Yay! I found a new photography blog to follow, Garden by the Sea. Some amazing photos on there. Thank you!

I swore 2 years ago when I purchased the Shootsac for way too much money that I would never do that again. Especially since I rarely use it...one of those impulse buys I'm known for. But when I clicked on the Kelly Moore link, I felt my resolve wavering. Yikes! Those bags are awesome. Maybe I can justify it for my birthday. :/

As you already know I got my cardinal prints today and LOVE them! Thank you, thank you!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I wonder if the olive oil cleanser is good for sensitive skin? Love the camera bag too!

Caroline said...

I. Want. That. Bag. Just sayin'. :)

Michelle said...

I LOVE DHC! Can't afford a lot and am not one that's good about sticking to a skin care regimen, but LOVE.LOVE.LOVE the stuff I have and what it does for me when I remember to use it. Guess it's a good thing I don't get out much; only my son and my DH see my face much, and they're stuck with me. ;-)

Cloudia said...

Oh olive oil is amazing for the skin!


Love that print....I just posted a "motion" shot I was lucky enough to capture...

An affiliate? A Hotel chain just asked me to place a link on my blog. I'm told it's worth $150+ per year but am ambivalent.

Any advice, CG?



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Leese said...

The Bag!! Oh!! I neeeeed that bag!!
xx

Char said...

i know - each time i look at bag that looks like a purse i drool...until i see a price tag. i don't know why i won't cough it up, i spend more on my handbags than that so i should be used to it.

tj said...

...Oh I agree on that photo - love it! That was always my fav' ride at the Carnival too. :o)

...And I'm with TSAnnie up there, first I gots to get a b*tchin' camera to go inside such a b*tchin' camera bag! 'Em are nice!

...Olive Oil. It's not just for bread anymore. ;o)

...Happy Weekend!

...Blessings... :o)

beth said...

can you believe i have used that same dhc oil and numerous other products from them for at least 10 years or so.....

i told you i loved skin care products :)

so if anyone else reads this comment, kate is being totally honest....it's the best stuff EVER !!!

xo

Karen said...

I loved her blog!!!..WOW..her photos are incredible...thanks for the introduction.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Holy cow - clicked on the link to the camera bag site. Love the bags but those prices...are rather steep.

Never tried DHC before, I'm more of an Oil of Olelady type, but I'll definitely check it out.

Jill of All Trades said...

I just love your blog and the photos. The olive oil thing I think I'm off to check that out. I'm all about taking care of my face. Oh and the buoys a couple of posts ago I love and they would be awesome to set up as a still life to paint. Lots of patina!

Kerri said...

LOVE that camera bag ..... and I LOVE visiting your blog my friend!
Happy Friday!

Ellen said...

All of it wonderful! .....smiles

Daryl said...

I should give you all those soap samples from DHC that I accumulated.

Carolynn said...

You went outside without your camera...? Are you feeling okay....?

I'll swing over and check out the new blog. The bag is very stylish, but my eyes were drawn go to the shoes! *grin*

Happy Friday!

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow I love that photo! It perfectly captures the carefree joy and movement of carnival swings! I will stop by her blog and her Etsy store. I also love, love, love those camera bags! I got a big 'ole camera backpack for Christmas and I love it, but it is almost bigger than me...ok, not really but...

And oil would probably not work well on my skin. I don't have any issues with dryness, but I'm sometimes a little too oily. Still I want to read up on it to see if that's actually an issue!

Thanks for introducing us to some of the things you love!

Kat :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

Have a great weekend.

I'm out of pocket next week. Will catch up when I can.

L.Grainne said...

Thank you so much for featuring my photo and my blog :)
I love that camera bag !!
your blog is gorgeous !

B. Hall said...

I enjoy reading your blog daily. Both your writing and photos are very interesting. Keep posting !

Chrissykat said...

That amusement park swing photo sooooo makes me want to have a day at the park and just ride, laugh & eat cotton candy...sigh...

Tammy said...

I would love to have one of those Kelly Moore bags! Wow, they are gorgeous and I bet very functional. New item to add to the "wish list"!

Lili said...

That print you purchased is awesome! I know better than to crave an expensive camera bag/purse, in winter I'd just get a whole lot of salt all over it. I just can't seem to keep anything nice anymore! It sure it pretty though. xo ~Lili

mrs mediocrity said...

loving what you love, especially that photo...

Oliag said...

I love that bag too...and I am hoping to find a new camera bag before we go on vacation in March....but I haven't been able to bite the bullet yet...

Love your loves:) Have a wonderful weekend!

Mary Lou said...

I love almost anything with olive oil. My favorite brand that uses it a lot is Loc'citane. We have an outlet here.
I've bought so many camera bags and they are never right..
Love visiting you. Have a great weekend.

Andi said...

Love those bags!! Don't tell my husband I still covet one! ;) I got an expensive hand made one I love from Etsy in the fall but I ordered it too big, it is really awkward. I would love a purse one for when I go wtih friends to an event or something....mine is definitely a "bag"

Mary said...

Oh, that print is beautiful! Going over to visit her blog now...

And oh, those a kelly Moore bags -- swoon!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Xoxo