.... a week in gratitude ....

In slowing down...
my mantra this week has been 
gratitude....

gratitude for having the choice to....
  begin mornings with...
coffee and candles...

gratitude for...
the tools for my trade this week....

gratitude
to know...
I am more intentional in  my work...
when I am dressed for the occasion.
For me....
taking the time to dress with denim apron ... and intent...
makes me more in the moment....
in the garden.

gratitude .....
for knowing in the creative process....
sometimes....
things get much uglier....

before the beauty is realized.
gratitude...
 for spending time with my husband....
on a Tuesday evening...
in Downtown Disney....
and...

gratitude for....
bittersweet moments of reminiscing together....

of priceless moments...

with our children....
knowing we were all in....
all the time...
relishing  each moment ...
with no regrets...

Gratitude now...
 for the time...
to spend where I choose...
in search of beauty in an ever changing vision of family and self...

the simple gratitude ....
of outfits that brings me joy...
on a weekend of  mornings
 spent with my cherished daughter...
hunting for flea market treasure ....

gratitude ....
for really knowing...
deep down inside....


as always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you find your gratitude







25 comments:

  1. Wonderful post, Tamera...attitude of gratitude is so important for us to hang on to...and your great outfit helps as well!

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  2. I agree with Pam - this post lifted my spirits and is a great reminder! And you do look so beautiful while being so wise, Tamera. Thanks for coming over to Visible Monday. xoxoxo

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  3. Words of wisdom from my beautiful friend. xoxoxoxoxo

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  4. Such a beautiful and wise post! I love the big and bold flowers you wear, these flowers tell me---you live your life with a open heart.

    blue hue wonderland

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  5. This is a great post! You have some beautiful photos!

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  6. I want that gorgeous blue, white and orange scarf!!!! It is co cute.
    Suzyq

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  7. Another inspirational and thought provoking post. I do cherish the work you put into the sweet messages you share with all of us. You are a beautiful woman on the outside but the inside is simply stunning and remarkable. I am grateful that I came in contact with you.

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  8. Beautiful sentiments and images! Thanks for your uplifting message!

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  9. Good one, Tamera. And timely.
    What I particularly love about your blog is its sense of tranquility and the crispness of it. Even when your own personal styling is deliciously whimsical and exploding with joy, I feel that way. Fantastic humungous flowers.

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  10. Beautiful moments, moving words and gorgeous outfits.

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  11. Miss you sweet friend!
    And yes, yes to this post. Gratitude and appreciation for what we have...the secret to a joyous life. (how adorable were your littles all dressed up?!)

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  12. Love this post! What a good reminder for all of us to be grateful for what we have right now. The pictures of your children when they were young are too precious and provide such lovely memories. I'm thinking that blogging is spurring me to take more pictures which I'm sure I'll be grateful for in the years to come. Of course, you look as beautiful as ever, too!
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

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  13. Such wonderfully inspiring words. I really needed to hear that right now. The photos of your kiddos are so adorable. I'll bet your garden is such a beautiful place. I am definitely going to focus on gratitude this week too.

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  14. Your family photos are priceless. What lovely, soulful memories you have made and are able to share with your husband. I was working with succulents in my garden over the weekend and it feels so good to get in touch with the soil. I'm grateful for the time to garden or putter around the house-it is a luxury that I never take for granted. Inspiring!
    Happy Monday Tamera!
    xx, Heather

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  15. Fabulous post and gorgeous images. If only we all took a few minutes each day to be grateful for what we have right now.
    Thank you for the wonderful reminder xx

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  16. Fabulous photos and wise words. What an adorable family. And what a very stylish gardener and flea market browser you are, Tamera! xxxx

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  17. Gratitude is the key to happiness, I believe.
    Looking lovely as always, Tamera!
    xoxo, A

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  18. I love all these moments of gratitude! The vintage pics of your kids are so adorable!! Thank you for reminding me to be grateful and to seize all the beautiful, simple moments.

    Love your succulents. Which succulents would you recommend to grow in small pots?

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  19. I'm going to start having candles with my coffee. What a great idea, Tamera. Gorgeous photos, of you and your family, as you remind us to be grateful and 'in the moment.' Every day!

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  20. Thank you for this post, Tamera.
    Too often we forget gratitude in our daily routine.

    All the best for you.
    Annette
    Lady of Style
    now on Facebook

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  21. Hello, Gorgeous. Really a timely post for me today, and need the kick in the butt to be grateful. Easy to forget sometimes.
    You are the Completely Glamorous Gardener ... good for you!

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  22. I love the post and the philosophy that inspires. I love the way you see life and also your photos. I love your scarf and your shirt and floral skirt. You are beautiful.

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  23. How lovely you all look. Thank you for reminding me to savor in the moment all that I have to be thankful for. You are so beautiful, in so many ways.

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  24. I love the idea that sometimes things get uglier before they get more beautiful. So much to be grateful for, even that. xo, ab.

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