Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Book Spotlight: Revisiting 'The Rose Within'

Back in April, I shared my review of the wonderful book The Rose Within by Sana Pirzada. It's a lovely gothic romance and I think it's a great book to curl up with during these cold winter days and nights. I really enjoyed the novel. If you'd like to read my review, you can find it here.

Today I'd like to share something else special about this lovely book. The author, Sana Pirzada, has now created a beautiful music video as a companion to the novel. The talented writer is also a wonderful musician and the director of this elegant video. Please take a look:

Vocals by Tara Louise
Featuring Georgina Hayes
Music and Filming: Sana Pirzada
I think that the video has such an ethereal beauty to it. 
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone back home and to all who celebrate the holiday! :)

I hope that you have a wonderful day with your family and friends.

I am thankful for everyone who comes here to read my are appreciated :)

By the way, this is my 800th post! Wow! That's a lot of posts. Here's to the next hundred and even the next 800! I hope that you'll come back and visit me again.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Hopeful Bench

I took this photo over the weekend while I was in the passenger seat, as hubby and I were out and about doing our Saturday errands. As I've mentioned before, I love trees...whether they have leaves of green or various colors or even when the leaves have fallen off or been blown away by the wind. Every since I was a little girl, they've always given me comfort. I'm not ashamed to say that when I was a little girl, I even talked to them. They listened to me. I know it may sound crazy, but I don't care...those talks got me through a lot as a kid. It was sort of like having an early diary and the trees were taking dictation  :)

These are trying times in our world, but I know that we will get through them. We always do somehow. So when I saw these beautiful trees on that steely grey Saturday morning, I had this thought and these are the words that I shared with this picture on Instagram.

"The leaves are gone for now, but the beauty still remains." 
- Me

The world is still a beautiful place despite the crap that happens daily. I'm not naive by any stretch of the imagination, but I always try to be hopeful with a side order of skepticism. So that's where you'll find me...over here on the hopeful bench ;-)

Have a wonderful day wherever you are!

Wednesday, November 09, 2016


The election is over and I'm glad about that, but it's an understatement to say that I'm not happy about the outcome. I have no words of wisdom. All I can say is that I think of my parents and ancestors in moments like this and I think of what they would do. And with that in mind, I know that I must get up and get on with this day and do my best to make things right in my own way. I'm ready.

So on that note, I'm just gonna share this picture that I took over the weekend. Sharing a bit of beautiful on this rainy day seems right to me.

Now we go forward...