No, I’m not referring to my disdain for fall (shocking, I know); I’m simply referring to the color blue.

This past week has been hard. Hard for me, hard for Matthew, hard for the both of us. A lot of it has to do with that wretched point in time known as SEPTEMBER. After a summer filled with family vacations and solo excursions and trips to the beach we are suddenly smacked in the face with school and full-time employment (for the both of us) and extra-curricular activities (Ballet starts on Saturday. WHEEEEE!) and we haven’t hit our stride yet. We’re limping along and doing more tripping than walking and the thought of actually moving forward is but a dream.

I left work early yesterday because Matthew had a staff meeting and our regular babysitter is out of town and somebody had to pick the kids up from school. I got everybody home and situated with a snack and their favorite show (don’t judge me) and sat down to do some of my other work.

But then.

I remembered when I did that photo post inspired by the color red. I popped my 50mm lens on my camera and took fifteen minutes to look for the color blue. For blue is my favorite (red is a close second) and I needed a pick-me-up. This is what I found:

Faux “old-fashioned” tins that now serve as sandbox tools for scooping sand.

My watering can.

A window pendant that my friend Karen bought me; it hangs in my craft room window.

Whilst in the craft room, I took a shot of this blue tin that I use for storing ribbon.

This bath oil bottle is in the window of my en suite bathroom.

My friend Karen (same one) made this for me in a pottery class years ago.

My favorite pen to write with (I have all of the colors) (Brenda clued me into their existence.)

The quilt on my (king-sized, pillow-top) bed. It’s as amazing as it sounds.

I bought this bracelet on a whim last year and love it.

This necklace is my favorite.

I had seen it (amongst others) at a jewelry party and was torn. I brought home another. Matthew caught wind of another jewelry party close to Mother’s Day, brought the kids, and they picked out THE ONE I LOVED. We were meant to be together.

I may have one hundred things to do…but I will always have one hundred things to do. This was something that I did because I felt inspired and felt like “wasting” (Ha!) the time to go in search of blue.

The next time I start whining about being “blue”, tell me to grab my camera and go “waste some time”. It’s most likely what I need to do.

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  1. Emily September 15, 2010 4:22 am edit

    What a fantastic idea, taking time to refocus your mind and what an interesting collection of items.
    .-= Emily´s last blog ..First day of school =-.

    1. angella September 15, 2010 1:29 pm edit

      It was a lot of fun! I should do it more often. :)

  2. K September 15, 2010 4:40 am edit

    I love this idea.. maybe I’ll seek inspiration in color soon.

    I know you mention how amazing Matthew is (and he sounds amazing) but seriously? He went to a jewelry party?! That’s crazy awesome.
    .-= K´s last blog ..Half Marathon Report =-.

    1. angella September 15, 2010 1:32 pm edit

      I should clarify – he “swung by” the jewelry party – he didn’t stay and hang out. It was hosted by one of his coworkers. :)

  3. Mrs. Wilson September 15, 2010 6:35 am edit

    Getting the kids a snack and putting them in front of the TV after school …. isn’t this what EVERY parent does?

    Your photos totally make my day.

    1. angella September 15, 2010 1:32 pm edit

      Thanks, you.

      I had to throw that part in there for the Super Moms. ;)

  4. Elaine September 15, 2010 7:56 am edit

    Oooh, such pretties! Love those old coffee tins!

    And the necklace story, well that just is so lovely and romantic. :) Thanks for the pick me up – for both of us!
    .-= Elaine´s last blog ..Reflections of Me =-.

    1. angella September 15, 2010 1:32 pm edit

      Glad you liked it. :)

  5. Rebecca September 15, 2010 8:21 am edit

    I LOVE your blue ribbon tin… Especially since I am drowning in loose ribbon all day long!
    Beautiful! Soon you’ll get to enjoy fall Toronto style, which is an experience all its own!
    :)
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..I Fell In Love =-.

    1. angella September 15, 2010 1:34 pm edit

      My camera is ready! The ribbon tin is an idea I got from a friend of mine. Tins and a hole punch is all you need!

  6. Sharon September 15, 2010 8:49 am edit

    Blue is a lovely colour. And I LOVE that necklace – it’s so gorgeous. Lately I’ve been on a necklace kick, and have been trying to find funky colourful ones to add to my collection. I should look for a similar one, because that would go so well with so many outfits.
    .-= Sharon´s last blog ..Day 6 – Superheroes =-.

    1. angella September 15, 2010 1:45 pm edit

      There’s a lady in the Okanagan who brings back necklaces from Nepal, sells them, and sends the money back to the ladies. I told her about etsy, and if I ever find out that she’s on there, I’ll let you know. :)

  7. christy September 15, 2010 9:40 am edit

    Great shots Ange. I often think of you when I see a particular shade of blue. Specifically one like your couch that is so comfy. I’m sorry your September has been so yecchy. It’s grey and cold here too and I wonder how I will fare out at the coast for the next however many years. Wish I could be there to set up a coffee date. I hope you hit your stride soon. You always do eventually. Right? Email me and let me know how we can pray for you. Missing ALL of you.

    1. angella September 15, 2010 1:47 pm edit

      We miss you too! I’ll email you tonight…or soon. :)

  8. Kristabella September 15, 2010 9:42 am edit

    Just the thought of a pillow tip bed has me drooling. I’m so tired today!
    .-= Kristabella´s last blog ..They Say It’s My Birthday =-.

  9. Kami's Khlopchyk September 15, 2010 10:43 am edit

    I just might need to do this too, it’s been ages since I picked up my camera. I loved this – all gorgeous items and I am so glad that they helped you feel a bit less blue:)
    .-= Kami’s Khlopchyk´s last blog ..To Find A Soulmate =-.

  10. sizzle September 15, 2010 11:40 am edit

    Good thinking! And such great shots.
    .-= sizzle´s last blog ..Path to Integration =-.

  11. kim @ mommyknows September 15, 2010 12:17 pm edit

    Blue never looked so good. I love the coffee cup.

    You have a ribbon tin? Girl, you are organised!! I love it.

  12. Domestic Extraordinaire September 15, 2010 1:35 pm edit

    I loved the Red shots and the blue are equally awesome!
    .-= Domestic Extraordinaire´s last blog ..I Believe in Signs =-.

  13. Danica September 15, 2010 1:42 pm edit

    Wow, your friend Karen really loves you. I love the ribbon in a tin idea and am totally stealing it.
    I love blue too.
    .-= Danica´s last blog ..The Gift of Cancer =-.

  14. ChrisB September 15, 2010 2:05 pm edit

    Blue makes everything better!!!
    .-= ChrisB´s last blog ..A long overdue post =-.

  15. Kerri Anne September 17, 2010 9:58 am edit

    I love! the idea of turning something melancholy (a month of Crazy) into something lovely (a set of blue hued things). So so great.
    .-= Kerri Anne´s last blog ..You Know- People Underestimate The Value Of A Good Ramble =-.

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