Friday, May 31, 2013

Follow Your Bliss

Some snippets of
 bliss on this last week of  

 delicious lilacs 

the breeze sends their perfume through the rooms, 
which stops me in my tracks every time

beautiful bunnies!

pure delight

pure bliss

spending a beautiful afternoon with a dear friend

 Maurice Branger

 sunflowers and magical cottages

artwork by Anita Rivera...thank you!

savoring Alexandra Stoddard's newest book


What were some of your moments of bliss this week?
Wishing you many more....
Have a beautiful weekend, dear friends!


  1. Oh my.....I have been kissed by bliss this week, seeing you, exchanging magic moon reflections on the water, blue birds, magic cottages in the forest, dreams, smiles and tales of rabbit tails. I am always honored to see that my work has made it onto your post my dear sister. How blessed I am to know you. As I type, I can see our newest addition to Rabbit Hill's inhabitants: A FEMALE DUCK. I wonder if she is nurturing some eggs in our front garden! And she is now taking a drink from the many puddles made after today's rain!

    BLESS YOU! THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL POST INDEED!!!!!!!!! (look at those special bunnies!)

  2. Hello Gypsy Lady!

    I love your happy moments: lilac and bunnies are so fabulous.

    We've had many sweet moments this week. One of my favourites was cycling with my son along the banks of the Loire river and up through the vineyards. He asked if we could stop and rest in my favourite wild orchard for a short moment of respite. It was special.


  3. oh how lovely to be here! some of my most magical moments, listening to your forest sounds and seeing those bunnies I just wanted to hold and feel their warmth and fur !!! also.....taking pictures to post, listening to some of the birds here, wearing jasmine and plumeria in my hair so that every move I make sends fragrance to me!.....I love lilacs and used to buy them all the time, their scent can stop me in my tracks too. Those spirals in the sunflower! wow, can take you into Alice's Wonderland, yes? more fav moments, sending little gifts to unsuspecting people lol, watching jewel toned prisms on my walls, and still loving fresh Bohemian Whites everywhere in various textures. hugs!

  4. Hello Irina again...we are back from the celebration and it was a lovely one! I am in bliss at the is wet outside and I am still in bed! I have just tried dear Anita again and no luck!

    Sending warm hugs your way... Dzintra xo

  5. My sister,

    Thank you for coming to visit my post. There is so much to be said about the last 17 years of living here, really LIVING here, and not just inhabiting this home.

    OUR NEIGHBOR DAN, he build his little gnome home! ISN'T THAT FUN? The neighbors are really getting more into making their gardens crisp and clean and painting, is so fun to watch.

    I can't wait to see your balcony my dear.....soon, I KNOW IT! LOVE! Anita

  6. oh Look at these little bunnies!!!!

  7. Dear Irina,
    It seems we all crave what you have just offered with your lovely post - a treat for all the senses! I have a lilac tree outside my front door, so the walk up and down the path is heavenly at this time of year. My recent bikes rides up and down the hills at a nearby park are filled with a variety of earthy fragrances and rushing water sounds - and I live right in a city! Have a wonderful week dear soul sister! jc

  8. How wonderful to see your comment, Irina!
    Wow! Has it been that long since I posted anything?? It shows you how insanely busy I am at the moment...weddings, weddings, and even more weddings!
    I really enjoyed the lovely photos...I LOVE bunnies and have quite a few on this farm. They're so adorable!
    I hope you're enjoying the warm weather. FINALLY... It seems like we were just complaining of the snow and bitter cold and now we're complaining of the dreaded humidity! It's been absolutely brutal here with extremely HIGH humidity. NOT fun designing weddings in such heat...the poor brides!
    Thank you, dear friend, for coming to visit me.
    Huge hugs to you! xo

  9. Dear Irina,
    What a lovely post.. Lilacs! I wish mine were still blooming..
    Thank you so much for coming over to meet Chester and Buttercup... I am so happy you enjoyed.
    Wishing you a beautiful week

  10. Thankyou for sharing your moments of bliss :) Your pictures are so beautiful. I adore lilacs! My two lilac trees look glorious, I wish they'd stay like that all summer!xx

  11. Aaaahhh, sweet little bunnies. Whenever I visit my dad and mom at the cemetary, bunnies always run across the field and I get a glimpse of them. I just love the 'friends' picture, it's so vintage. I can smell the lilacs from here.

    Have a nice Friday.


  12. Thank you so much for coming by!
    I'm so sorry I've been out of commission for so long (poor Anita--I'm sure she thinks I've lost my mind! haha) but I'm really overwhelmed with weddings! I've just posted my latest wedding that was last weekend. It was a huge success but boy am I exhausted!! Just as soon as I'm done with one... the next affair is here!
    It's so wonderful to see you come by for a visit...thank you, dear friend.
    Hope you're enjoying your summer so far.
    Huge hugs! Lisa xo

  13. Dear Irina,

    Beautiful post and photos you have shared today.
    Lilacs and adorable baby bunnies, nothing could be more sweeter.

    Wishing you a happy weekend

  14. Hi, Irina - Ooooopsie! I'm just a little late here. Sorry for being so tardy, my friend. Have been busy with work. And getting ready for a couple of trips abroad.

    Beautiful photos!! Those bunnies are so cute :) We just have mean raccoons here in the city :(

    I hope the weather is finally warming up for you all. The lilacs are beautiful. I love lilacs but they don't like our heat.

  15. Hello dear Irena, thank you for stopping by at my blog. Thank you for leaving a comment. I love those bunnies you posted. How did you manage to capture the moment without scaring them away? Everything seem in bloom on your neck of the woods. And your lilac are simply gorgeous, I wish one day I could grow them. That's in my bucket list of plants to grow. Hope you have a blessed week



  16. Irina~
    Thank you for coming by and leaving such lovely compliments... I really appreciate it.
    I LOVE what I do and I always hope it shows through my designs. Weddings are so much fun for me to design!
    It's hard to believe I have this amazing barn venue that I have carte blanche to create as I care to! So much fun!
    Wishing you a beautiful week, my friend....
    Lisa xoxo

  17. Irina, Ooh La La arrived today along with your thoughtful other treats!
    Thank you so very much! This made my day more than you can know. Adore these images!

    Art by Karena
    Giveaway from Splendid Sass!

  18. Dear sister, I can't believe I almost skip this beautiful post... Love the photos and the simple pleasures you are sharing here. It's all about taking a few moments from life's hustle and bustle to ponder the miracle of everyday joys, isn't it. Enjoy June's abundance!

  19. Hello sweet Irina!

    I am already missing the
    old fashioned lilacs, even
    as my peonies burst forth.
    I feel like this spring is set
    on "fast-forward!"

    I have read most of Alexandra
    Stoddards books. I wrote to her
    last year on her published e-mail
    for readers, but was disappointed
    that she never responded : ( I do
    know that she keeps a very busy
    schedule, though....

    Hope you and your little one are
    enjoying this heavenly weather
    outside, now that she is done with
    school for the year!

    xo Suzanne

  20. AWWW SO CUTE:) Love this post....and thanks for sweet words.

    Check out my new summer dress post and have av awesome week dear.

    LOVE Maria at


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