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What Lies Within

February 5, 2013

Emerson Quote


I’d love it if you would head over to my project 365 blog and check out some of my daily shots and also a few that I entered into some photo challenges!

Thanks so much.

xoxo, Susi


Being Four

January 15, 2013

Sidewalk drawing quote

Being 4.




Reading stories.



and making chalk drawings on the sidewalk.




Memories Will Linger

January 8, 2013

ocean quote

I was playing around with Pixlr Express an online photo editor and decided to make one of my quote images for you. I found this quote and it seems so fitting after our day on the water over the weekend. I’m still going through the photos and once I’m done editing I will share some with you. And how true is it that my memories are lingering! I look at all the photos I took and can’t help thinking back on this perfect day.

Have you had a perfect day lately? Or a memory that’s lingering in your mind?  

*Note: I am not being compensated to talk about Pixlr Express. It’s just another image editor I found while searching online for options and I like it. That’s all!

Tuesday's Quote {The good and bad}

December 3, 2012

I love creating these little quote pictures. I used a photograph I took this weekend at John Stretch Memorial Park at Lake Okeechobee here in Florida. We stopped there on the way home from my mom’s house. This one was created using the ever trusty PicMonkey. The quote I found last week and saved. I do that from time to time… go on a quote hunt and save them to use later!

I really love this quote and it’s meaning. The ying and yang of life. What would one thing be without the other?

Do you believe in living life without regrets?


Tuesday's Quote

November 27, 2012

I realized today that I have not posted a quote or one of my quote pictures in quite a while. I had one of my photographs in mind for just this occasion and so this morning I went searching with Mr. Google to find a quote that would fit the bill. In the process I found many more quotes that I love and realized once again that my love for quotes knows no bounds!

So, without further ado… a quote and photograph for your viewing pleasure!

Enjoy! 🙂


Weekend Fun {Quotable Bits}

October 9, 2012

“The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend.”   ~ Chuck Palahniuk


So. How was your weekend?


Oh, wonderful. Well, let me tell you about mine! 🙂


We started our weekend with a trip to Oktoberfest in Oakland Park, Fl. Hubby found out that our favorite German restaurant was going to serve the food. So, off we went to get some Bratwurst on a bun and some Sauerkraut.

Middle’s bestie joined us. Here are the girls at the entrance of the “Biergarten” where we sat and ate some delicious food. And of course, hubby had to have a good German beer. What other beer is there? 😉

Don’t you just love this shot. Hubby in his Ballack jersey and Little One in my old dirndl dress.

All three of the girls with my hubby. It took a few tries to get all 4 of them to look at the camera but I finally got a good shot.

I love seeing my girls wear this special dress. I wore it when I was a little girl, Middle has worn it to a previous Oktoberfest when she was little and now Little One is wearing it too. She wore it for Middle’s Heritage Day at school last year. At first, she was super excited but as soon as it was time to go she started crying. Insert head scratch here. Turns out she didn’t want to look like Cinderella in her cleaning dress!!!! Okay, then. This time we didn’t have that issue and she wore it very happily.

Hubby again in his Ballack jersey. Micheal Ballack was the team captain for the German national soccer team (die Nationalmannschaft) and we found out this weekend that he had actually just retired.

After sitting in the Biergarten eating some yummy German food, listening to the band play some traditional German tunes and wandering around the vendor booths, we headed over to the rides. The highlight of the night for the girls.

Little One was thrilled with this alligator roller coaster and kept riding it over and over again. She’s a little speed demon, that one.

Middle and her friend meanwhile enjoyed the swing ride. They were able to spin the seat while it was flying through the air. Let’s just say I’m happy I wasn’t on it with them. My Bratwurst would probably have made an appearance again!

Now this giant monstrosity was a slide. The girls loved it. Me, not so much. By the time they reached the bottom they had so much speed that they usually twisted and tumbled over before coming to a stop. At one point I thought Middle hurt her neck  it was so bad. But all three girls were having the time of their lives.

And of course, we couldn’t miss out on the water guns!!! Money pits that they are. Little One won the first round with a little help from daddy and walked away with a cute little stuffed puppy.

Saying “Good Bye” after a fun few hours. By the time we got back home everyone was pooped and I had yet to bake a birthday cake!!!

Linking up with Bianca at Bits of Bee.



Compliment Quotes {Monday Listicles}

October 7, 2012

It’s Monday.

The beginning of another week.

And the only thing I like about Mondays is joining Stasha and making a list for her.

Today’s all about compliments.

I wasn’t sure which way to go with this one.

I don’t take compliments easily and never quite know what to say other than “Thank you.”

As I was browsing around the interwebs I got an idea.

Why not combine my love for lists and quotes and give you a list of 10 compliment quotes.

1) We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled. ~ Mason Cooley

2) Flattery…. gets its kicks by flirting with insult and ridicule. ~ Willis Goth Regier

3) Pay with compliments and you will always be wealthy. ~ Mike Dolan

4) I can live for two months on a good compliment.  ~Mark Twain

5) What flatterers say, try to make true.  ~German Proverb

6) There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment.  ~Robert Brault

7) Do not offer a compliment and ask a favor at the same time. A compliment that is charged for is not valuable. ~ Mark Twain

8) Nothing makes people so worthy of compliments as receiving them. One is more delightful for being told one is delightful — just as one is more angry for being told one is angry. ~ Katherine F. Gerould

9) It is great to get praise from the lips of taciturnity.  ~John Addington Symonds

10) Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.  ~Lord Chesterfield


Great Expectations

August 6, 2012

   “Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations.”

– Ralph Charell

I love that quote and even though I like to keep my expectations low, maybe every once in a while I should expect more… and live on the wild side!!!

Thing is sometimes something happens that you never ever expected in a million years… it kinda was that way for me.

The lovely Greta of G*funk*ified invited me to her corner of the blogosphere and share my expectations, or lack there of, I should say!

So, if you are so inclined I’d love it if you’d visit me there and say “Hello.”




July 24, 2012

 I consider myself a fairly patient person.

I roll with the punches and don’t get too frustrated when things don’t go quite as planned.

I can wait without too much trouble for events in the future.

Except, right now my patience is being tested and I feel very impatient.

This shower/bathroom remodel seems to be taking a toll on me.

Maybe it’s because hubby and I have to share the kids bathroom… not a big deal at all, except that it’s not ours.

For me, the bathroom is a sanctuary.

I retreat there for an hour of quiet time at night, soaking in the tub to relax the day away.

That’s not happening right now because my bathtub is full of tools.

After the tile guys left today, I looked to see how far they progressed…

there’s tile and a border on the shower walls, not all the way up yet but it’s there.

There’s also, finally, some tile on the floor.

But it doesn’t seem enough.

Our bathroom isn’t that big…

Maybe, it bothers me that the guys come in the morning around 9,

leave for lunch by 11:30,

come back and finish for the day at 2-2:30.

I expected them to at least work til 5 every day.

That would give them another 3 hours to accomplish stuff.

I know, it’ll be so worth it in the end.

A new, repaired shower that’s not leaking into the laundry room.

And my sanctuary back.

Deep breath and on to another day!


A child's laughter {Quotable Bits}

July 12, 2012

Don’t you agree?

I know that when I have a bad day,

when I’m down,

when I’m upset,

when things don’t go the way I planned,

when I want to crawl into a hole…

The sound of my children’s laughter

will always put a smile on my face,

will make me happy,

is music to my ears,

will make me feel 100% better.

The sound of their laughter

is precious.

Linking up with Nicole for Time Travel Tuesday!!!!