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December 2009

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The Beauty of a Blank Page

29 December, 2009

Is there anything more beautiful than a blank page? All great masterpieces have started with a blank page or canvas. Just meditate on that thought for a moment. It's a pretty phenomenal, scary, and intensely exciting prospect, isn't it? With a blank page, there are so many possibilities and perhaps that's why, at this time of year, I always become completely elated when I think about the blank calendar I have for the next year. What will I fill it with?…

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Happy Christmas to All!

25 December, 2009

I hope you all have a very happy Christmas full of peace, joy, and love. I wish you only the favorable holiday traditions and none of the frustration of the holidays. It is my wish that everyone is healthy, happy, and content this Christmas and I hope to catch up with you all when I return from Florida early next week!…

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Returning To Light

22 December, 2009

♥ If you're like me, you're probably looking for a great bed to hide away in with a book while the weather outside is frightful. Take a gander at this nook bed complete with reading lamps and fluffy down pillow and comforter. I'd love to have one of those! ♥ DC is getting a taste of European simplicity with a new crêperie at the entry to Gallery Place. They are serving up both sweet and savory dishes and are in a…

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Snow White

20 December, 2009

My roommate and I had a blast playing in the snow today. It was a veritable Snow Day, even though, because it was a Saturday, it didn't keep us from work. We donned snow gear and headed out into the falling snow in the front and back of our row house here in Vienna and attempted a snow man (the snow was too powdery to stick, though) and had fun taking photos and pretending to shovel off the back deck.…

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Things That Warm The Body

18 December, 2009

This post is part of a weekly feature on this blog called a Simple Image, which is just an image with links to the photographer’s or artist’s own website or blog. If you would like to have your artwork or photography featured, or if you have suggestions on who should be featured, please contact me via email.…

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Antici-pation

15 December, 2009

Love A La Carte features all the little things that make my life just a little more delicious. ♣ Espresso. ♣ Girls' Nights making dinner and drinks at home and talking until 2:30 in the morning before we all crash. Geeking out with my favorite girls and talking about everything from sci-fi to Harry Potter Butterbeer recipes to comparing shopping stories and making a gourmet dinner from scratch. It's all the good stuff. ♣ Zooey Deschanel's guest appearance on Bones and the following…

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The Power of Red

14 December, 2009

What woman doesn't feel better about herself when she's wearing the perfect shade of red lipstick? Such a simple, yet complicated little accessory. Finding the perfect shade can be a challenge, but there's a certain amount of accomplishment that comes with finding it. It's such an unexpected little pop of power! Red is often associated with stop signs and traffic lights - and for good reason. Red is a show-stopper. Red attracts. Red pops. Scientifically speaking, red is a number of…

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