Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Hello, dear friends!

love my Of Purpose and Spirit new calendar

Since I actually missed wishing you Happy New Year,
and it is already January 14th......(REALLY??)

I thought it best to just wish you,

Happy.......... Everything!!  

Hope that covers it!! 

I truly do wish you A MOST HAPPY NEW YEAR,
and hope it has been just that!  

There is nothing better than starting over and starting fresh!!  

Things have certainly been happy here.....and what could make one more happy than......

all your favorite Disney characters!


We were able to go see this spectacular show together and it was absolutely incredible!!

If you have never been, I encourage you to go
 especially if you have some little princesses like I do!!

The show we attended was in Ontario, CA,

isn't she a beauty?

home to the magnificent Queen Mary 2!!!

   She is the newer one, while the original one is in San Diego!  I was able to go aboard the original one back in 1980, and later discovered that my own mom-in-law ACTUALLY sailed on her when she came to America from England as a war bride!!  Can you IMAGINE!!!  She was one brave lady!!!   

We spent some time before the show strolling around a sweet little boardwalk and enjoyed the crisp, 
breezy day!  

Happy princesses with Daddy

hmmmm, that is quite the tropical headdress

We are happy we have these earmuffs on, Grammy!

It was so much fun seeing all the happy children AND adults anxiously anticipating the evening but it was hard to truly capture the moments due to dealing with the huge crowd and trying to corral 2 EXTREMELY excited princesses around, so sadly, there is only one picture to share!!

We had great seats!

  The girls both were on the edge of their seats, clapping, cheering, and even singing!!  It was truly a night to remember!!


With January quickly coming to a close, I have turned my thoughts to February and all things related to.....

HEARTS and the color......RED!

I have been very busy creating some new items that fit this theme and hope to do an update soon, so I will keep you posted as I get closer to completing things!!

 I have some birds, hearts and pincushions that I hope you will love and look forward to sharing them soon!

  Here is a little sneak peek for you!

I see lots of my favorite color......RED!!

I trust you are staying warm and catching  up on some WIP's, or perhaps enjoying a great book or a new magazine, or even venturing out and just enjoying nature!  Whatever you do, I hope it makes you HAPPY!!

Wishing you a Happy......... Everything!....... my friends~ 



Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Happy Everything to you to Julie!
It's been a long time since I've been to a Disney on Ice show.
It looks like you had a wonderful time.
Your such a tease ~ always looking forward to seeing what you've been creating!
Many Blessings to you in the New Year!

marly said...

It took me a while to see what was wrong with the "tropical headdress". Finally I got it and a good chuckle. Great photo! Love the sneak peek.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Great pictures and such sweet little princesses!
Hugs :)

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Sweet Julie, Happy New Year and everything!!!!!! Nice to hear you were in Canada, glad you enjoyed the trip. My Father was on the Queen Mary too . Loved the pictures, such sweet little ones...Can't wait to see want your creating, Hugs Francine.

Penny said...

Happy Everything! Love your 'headdress!!' Reminds me of a picture a friend took of her uncle... there just happened to be a twiggy wreath on the wall behind him that matched his hair color to a tee! You can imagine how that looked!!! :)
What a wonderful experience with your little princesses at Disney on Ice! A fun time and memories made...love that!! My grands are just a little too young for adventures yet, but can't wait to be able to take them on some!
I look forward to seeing your new creations!

old crow said...

Happy Everything Julie!
Looks like a very fun adventure! My Grandkiddos loved Disney on Ice when they were here too! Looking forward to your update!! Happy creating!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a great time you all must have had at Disney on Ice! It looks like a lot of wonderful memories were made. Your grands are so adorable! Princesses indeed! I would love to do a crossing on an ocean liner. We have talked about it and even researched it a bit. I crossed the North Sea in January once and it was a lot of fun, but very rough seas. Hope you are having a great 2015!