Sunday, January 27, 2008

Like a Snowflake...You are One of a Kind

I watched a little snowflake come sailing from the sky, it played a joke on me when it fell right in my eye! Another little snowflake came dancing toward the south, it looked at me a minute... then landed in my mouth! They seemed like little fairies upon a holiday, just out for fun and frolic and asking me to play!
Today I took my daughters Aspen and Aysha sleigh riding. We went to a huge snow hill that I actually use to sleigh down when I was a little girl. I recall a photo of me "which I am going to try to find and scan in here" of me sleighing down the same hill. It was so much fun and super funny! They are just a hoot and make me laugh so hard. Looking at them I can see myself in their eyes. They are so different from one another, yet so much the same. It makes me so proud to see how they are so caring for one another, and always looking out for each others well being. Standing there and watching them sleigh, it really gave me such a surreal feeling. Realizing that they are one of a kind, just like a snowflake and how blessed I am that they are my children!

If you ever get a chance to come to Utah, You will have to come in the winter and play in our snow. They say we have the greatest snow on earth!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Lucky Number ~6~

Well I am just flattered by all 36 sweet compliments from all of you Bloggers. Thank you so very much for the warm Welcome to the Blogging world, and for making me feel so great! This has been so much fun and I have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of you. I spent time on each of your Blogs and loved every minute of it! You are all so talented, and it is so much fun to learn from you all! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
We just finished pulling the lucky number for the Live Laugh & Love Drawing!
My daughter Aysha helped me write down the numbers, cut them up and fold them...we then placed them in an old top hat for her to draw out of. This was great number practice for her as well!
...Drum Roll Please...
The Lucky Number is ~6~
Christine from Bella Colle is the Lucky winner!
Christine please email me your mailing address and I will get this lovely package right off to you!
Thank you again all you dear bloggers for your inspiration, and thoughts!
~For your pleasure I have included 6 photos of 6 of my favorite things~
6 Seashells

6 Candlesticks

6 Pink Jewels

6 Green Miniature Apples

6:00 am time to wake up to another blissful day!

6 Old embroidered & silk ribbons

Thursday, January 17, 2008



With Valentines Day just around the corner we are so excited to announce our Live, Laugh & Love Giveaway! This is my first giveaway and I have had so much fun putting it together. Valentines Day has always been my favorite holiday, and I am looking forward to sharing some of my favorite things with you. With Love in the Air, it is the holiday I always look forward to! We will start this giveaway tonight. It is sooo easy to win! Just leave a comment and on January 24th we will have the random number generator choose the winning number from the comments left on this post! Just in time to pamper yourself on Valentines Day,

We will mail this entire package wrapped in a beautiful vintage wicker basket to the lucky winner!

Included in the giveaway:

2 Valentines Day Embroidered Tea Towels

German Glitter Glass XOXO Banner

Live Love & Laugh White Gloss Ceramic Vases

Handmade Mannequin Photo Stand

Yummy Smelling Bath Salts,Sponge & Bath Massager

Hand Milled Ribbon Wrapped Bath Soap

4 Glass Valentine Colored Drops

3 Over sized Gourmet Chocolate Bars

Wine Glass Red Candle

Handmade Valentine

Romantic Homes Feb. Magazine

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Challenge Yourself

Yesterday I was working with a local Friend/Antique Dealer ~Glen~ from Utah at an estate sale. I love going to the estate sales and getting to help out behind the scenes. It is very educational for me as well as inspiring. You get to preview everything before anybody else as well as touch and feel the age and stories these antiques and collectibles hold. As I was there looking over everything that was going to be available for the sale, I picked up and Old French Silk Hand painted Choker. Glen said to me, "Isn't that amazing" and instantly I said "No...It just doesn't appeal to me" He said "You have got to be kidding me...Just the fact that this necklace survived for over 150+ years is simply amazing in itself, just because it isn't something you would normally buy you really should consider it!" He then proceeded to tell me that I should CHALLENGE MYSELF this year...Even if it is just one thing I should change, make better, broaden my horizons, or learn about...Really challenge myself. I began to think about this and all of the areas of my life in which I could pose a challenge. Whether it be just 1 more minute on the treadmill, trying something new, or smiling at just 1 more person that is looking down...There are so many ways we can challenge ourselves each and everyday. I sat and thought about this as I was looking over the estate and then I walked back over to Glen and said, I accept your Challenge. Well by this time he had moved on to something else, so I proceeded to tell him what I had been thinking about since our discussion. I told him I was going to accept his challenge and CHALLENGE MYSELF to be a better person each and every day. I told him I am going to try and keep this thought nestled in the back of my mind and each day focus on ways I can challenge myself to make this world a better place.

Sooo, the reason I am writing this to you is I would like to extend the Challenge! Feel free to leave comments on how you could Challenge yourself each and every day! I think this will be fun and inspirational to all that read! I am excited to see what ideas you all come up with!

ps....The header of this post was my first challenge! I have wanted to learn how to crop and design banners for the longest time, so I finally sat down and read all there was to teach me about how to do this. Here is my first one and I am super excited about being able to finally do this!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Ta Da...~2008~

The curtains have been pulled back and we at A Bit of Paris 2 U have been so excited about all of the changes that 2008 brings to our online boutique! We have revamped our look, and added some new categories! Over the next couple of weeks we will be adding new, never before seen One of a kind items to our shop. We have many exciting things planned for this year including the launch of our OOAK jewelry line.

Sara, at Sadie Olive has helped us in revamping our look for the new year and we are so excited about it. If you ladies need any web design, or blog help she is the best! Be sure to drop by her design shop Sadie Olive Design for the latest in hip web design.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Today while shopping at one of my favorite haunts here
in Utah "Dear Lizzies" I discovered these adorable bandaids!
Perfect for us girls that like to add a bit of chic nostalgia in
everything we do...Even our Boo Boos! Made by: Two's Company
You will love them!