.... hello Monday.... hello gratitude ....

This Monday my heart overflows with gratitude...

From the excitement of making new friends...
that I wrote about here....

to savoring and enjoying the summer dahlias
that my eldest son planted years ago...

to each and every...
I love you mom... text I receive.

This Monday I am grateful for time spent with my husband.
After two decades with our focus so deliberately on our children's welfare...
we now are making our way back to each other...
in a way a year ago...
I could have never even hoped for.
My heart is full of gratitude for better days that have arrived.


On a much lighter note...
I am grateful for my favorite new appetizer   from Five Vines in San Juan Capistrano....
bite size Caprese on a skewer...
tiny tomatoes, tiny squares of basil and fresh mozzarella...

I can't wait to try these at home... 
for summer parties under our new canopy of market lights...
My wonderful and talented husband 
spent all day Sunday designing this canopy of lights
and even installing a dimmer...
The perfect ambient lighting for summer backyard soirees.
Thank you Jeff!!
Hello gratitude to summer time spent with family and friends.


My heart is overflowing today with gratitude for support from 
my first ever give away here.
(for those of you without Facebook
 a comment on the giveaway page also enters your in the giveaway).


I have an artist's soul... so as much as I love creating and designing...
the whole marketing aspect...
fills me with paralyzing discomfort.
so much so I have put it off for at least a year.

But with the help of family and friends...
( a special thank you to Adrienne of the Rich Life on a Budget)
I have finally begun...
and
I have been truly overwhelmed with gratitude...
for the generous support and encouragement 
from our wonderful blogging community.
Thank you all so much...
my heart is full.

Hello Monday... Hello Gratitude


as always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life








6 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. What a nice way to start my week.

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  2. Such gorgeous images, as always. That sunset is stunning. Life is good, Tamera! xxx

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  3. Happy summer Tamera! From your images to your words and your creative arts I can see that you are enjoying life to the fullest this season. Gratitude is the gift that keeps on giving and I love these posts of yours. Congrats on your first ever giveaway! Your pieces are so gorgeous. It's obvious they are made with passion, love and, of course, style. I understand the difficulties in making a leap to marketing and 'selling' as I've been working on my own boutique this year. It's a challenge but such an interesting process and I feel I've learned so much. I know you will feel the same. Just liked your new FB page and am off to pin some of your beauties!
    xx, Heather

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  4. Lovely post. Rich and beautiful, I feel the ripple of change running through it. It's a time of growth and rediscovery, being yourself only more so. Generosity and appreciation expanding, demanding that you grow as well. XXOO

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  5. Tamera, I value your thought that we dont have to be on FB to take part in your giveaway. Your art & vibe & energy will be felt through this bracelet for the wearer.

    Best wishes-
    Mousumi

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