Friday Snip-It's ... YaYa Style!

1.  Lisa always packs something fun for dessert!
2.  Lots of these!
3.  Cindy's Rockers that welcome us!
4.  Fun packaging to some Ya Ya Gifts.
5.  Yes, We did.  YOLO!
6.  My Ya Ya's.  Life Long Friends.  Family.

We always leave feeling inspired, motivated and energized by one another.  And the men in our lives deserve awards for putting up with us for the weekend!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



Feeling the Heat ... in Hot Springs!

Yes, it is one of my favorite weeks in the year ... the YaYa week!  And we are Road Tripping.  We are driving from Massachusetts to Alabama.  Why you ask? Well, my favorite people in the world and I ask you ... "why not?"!

In our quest to make life fun, we decided to stop along the drive at the Homestead in Hot Springs VA.  When I was in the hotel business, I visited ... it was probably 15 years ago at least.  And I started telling Callie about it and how fun it was, families vacationing "old style".  And one of my favorite memories was going to the Jefferson Pools that have been there for over 200 years and soaking in the 
"healing" waters of the baths.  

After an 11 hour drive on Day 1, it just seemed fitting that we begin our celebration with some bubbly!

Now Callie is an only child on this leg of the trip ... so she got to pick ... we started the day with yoga.  Thankfully the class was small and we were all pretty much beginners!

Then off to the Jefferson Pools BathHouse ... 

It looked just like I remembered and couldn't wait to have Callie and I put on the Rompers!

Then the note ... 

I told Callie of the beautiful older black woman who gave me my romper to put on and she told me how she made all the rompers for the guests.  
She is no longer there and I have to believe no one else wanted to take up that task in today's world. 
I was sad not to see her and I hope she felt my love today.

The Mineral Pools have never been proven to really be healing ... but they are certainly good for the soul.
I loved thinking about all the people that have come there before us looking for something.
I hope they left happy like we did.

I truly don't think much has been done here over the years and there was a terrific loveliness in that.

Our Dressing Room ... 

I love feeling history ... and I mean "feeling" history.  We spent about an hour here and when we walked out there was truly a feeling of peace.

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time. 



Friday Snip-its ...

This week was about me.  Not intentionally, it just happened.
This week I was blessed with GirlFriends.

1.  I got to see my Ya Ya's for the second time this summer.  
We were waiting for the last one to arrive.  All glasses and hearts were filled.
2. Visited Jill and lived her "in-town" life for a day. 
Restoration Hardware ... Large Relief as a centerpiece ... Beautiful.
3.  Still working on Dorm Living and this laser cut bulletin board was an inspiration.
4.  Purple Sunflowers at the Boston Farmers Market while walking around town with Jill.
5.  Spent the day on the Cape with Karen.  Nourishing my Soul.
6.  Fruit and Veggies at the Boston Farmers Market.  Nourishing my Tummy.
7.  I never have a good solution for my silverware for outside dining.  Restoration Hardware solved it by using small urns and beans!
8.  Old Style. BeachClub Storage Lockers on the Cape ... I love the History and Feel.
9.  Hydrangeas and Shakes. Quintessential Cape Style.

We all do what we have to do. Day in and Day out.  And some days work themselves out to bring the nourishment we need.  This was my week.  I am ever Thankful.

What do you do to nourish your soul?

Making the World more beautiful.  One Room at a Time.