Mug and Tea Lights

(Hinduism/Buddhism – the divine in me recognizes the divine in you)

(Hebrew – completeness, wholeness, health, peace)

As-Salamu Alaykum
(Arabic -peace be upon you)

Sat Srii Akaal
(Sikh – one will be blessed eternally who says that God is the ultimate truth)

Aadab arz hai
(Muslim-I offer my regards to you)

Unconditional love
(May you be kind to others, happy in your mind, and complete in your heart.)

Don’t Stop

I have been in love with this commercial since I first saw it. It’s one of those that I stop the fast forwarding of shows to watch.
I don’t know what it is about this commercial: the music? the costumes? the dancing? the message maybe? But I adore it.
I hope you do to.

A Home for Pretty Things

I know that you’ve heard of Pinterest by now.

Leah said it perfectly: “If you’re not familiar with it, Pinterest is a site where you can collect images from all over the web and share them with your friends and followers on a series of themed “boards” on any subject you choose: fashion, home decor, books to read, recipes to try, products to buy, projects to tackle, ideas for your kid’s upcoming birthday party, or just cool stuff you want to look at and share.”

What shows up on your home page is based on who you’re following. But whatever shows up, I promise you will love it. The beauty and inspiration and wisdom and everything will overwhelm you, but in a brilliant way.  You’ll find new sites and favorites sites.

Just try to see if you don’t love it. 

You have to be invited to start. And you know what? I would love to invite you! Email me at: colieslovenotes {at} gmail {dot} com. Then, you should follow me

I play favorites

Well, I definitely have a favorite.
Now, to be fair, there are two cameras out of the running. One I can’t play with because we can’t figure out why it won’t turn on. And the other, my Diana, I haven’t had 120 film to play with.
But that aside, my favorite camera is the Pentax.
I love it because:
  It is heavy.
    It has 3 lenses.
      It helps me to create amazing pictures.
        I get amazing compliments on it.
          It takes film.
            It makes me think about the pictures I’m taking.
I love this sucker. And tonight, I found this and this.
I can’t wait to take this camera with me to Texas (next week!) and show you what I get from it. 
Now, I just need to buy a scanner….

Rain, Crutches, and Nice People

On Saturday, I fell off my bicycle and tore a bunch of important ligaments and other such things in my foot. So, I am now in an air cast and using crutches.
Anyway, today, I was meeting some friends for lunch. It conveniently started pouring rain which I then had to walk in — slowly walk, by the way. It’s more of a waddle shuffle, really.
I was dreading it and tried my best to stay underneath awnings, but then I had to cross the street.
And this amazingly kind guy walked up to me and said, “Are you crossing here?” And I said, “Yes,” and chuckled. He moved his umbrella over me and proceeded to cross the next two streets with me, totally out of his way so I could get where I needed to dryly, and safely.
That made my day.
So did this:
Sarah Dessen‘s signature that a friend picked up for me from her reading in Omaha. On a sticky note so I could put it in my favorite book. ♥