**added this morning Hi friends, I have to say that my heart is heavy this morning as I along, with every other American grieve with the families and loved ones of the massacre in Pittsburgh yesterday. I try to see how/why could someone be so filled with hate to do what he did, yet there is no understanding, just fear for the direction our country is heading in. It a very frightening time and makes me tear up thinking of the world we are leaving to our children. I will keep all those who were in any way impacted by this tragedy in my thoughts and prayers and hope you will too. We can never give up hoping for a world that is once again filled with peace, hope and kindness. I will not stop believing we can get there. Hello and happy Sunday morning friends! Well by the time you are reading this I should be happily settled into PB again and have my posts lined up this week so hopefully everything will happen on time. I am looking forward to some time off spent with girlfriends, long overdue and celebrating a dear friends birthday. Prepared this in advance so hope it posts on time! Here we go- _______________________________________ 1 A DUET MADE IN HEAVEN. We had the good fortune about 8 years ago of seeing Andrea Boccelli in concert, every song made the hair on my arms stand up, what a powerhouse. It was an incredible concert and amazing to be witness to a voice that can only be described as that of an angel. When I though there was no way to top that, out comes this duet with his son, and it kind of left me speechless. Talk about double the pleasure….they are simply amazing. If you haven’t seen/heard this you must!! Brings the best kinds of chills especially when Andrea joins in….can’t see this enough! Play it and enjoy the background music as you read the rest of my post:) Is there anything Andrea cannot sing? I then found this duet with talented Ed Sheehan and wow another incredible duet! This is a very sweet video to watch- 2 A BABY NURSERY IN THE WORKS One of my design jobs we are working on is a nursery, and I am so excited!! I just love this part…is there anything sweeter than designing a nursery? And on top of that it’s a girls nursery, one thing I did not get to do with three boys:) So we are having such fun…they wanted it originally to be gender neutral however we have slowly swayed towards making it more “girly” and why not, it’s such a special time and occasion to really make a beautiful room for a sweet baby girl. Here are a few of our concepts so far……we are just staring but loving the direction we are going in…… 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST So many good ones this week, a few that made. me literally laugh out loud and were just too good to not share! But my fave this week has to be this one….a “useful” tip if at any point during the holidays you are feeling tired and need a break from your guests, NyQuil to the rescue haha too funny! 4 BEST FALL MOVIES. If you love fall as much as I do, then you know that feeling when you settle into a really great movie that happens to be filmed during the majestic season of fall. Here are a few of my personal faves that showcase fall foliage at it’s best and incidentally are really good movies! Do you have a favorite movie that shows autumn in its most beautiful light? Please share, I can’t get enough of movies filmed in the fall!! 5. HAS ANYONE TRIED FILLERINA YET? I just ordered this at the suggestion of a friend who is really into skincare and is my personal “go to” person when I need to ask her just about anything about skincare. She said this is the next best thing to going to a dermatologist and getting botox. I. knew it was a matter of time before things like fillers, and those with hydraulic acids would make their way into products you can buy and do at home vs having to go to a dermatologist. Since I am a scaredy cat at trying botox however tempted I might be, this is very appealing. I called Neiman Marcus first and was told if it did not agree with my skin or I didn’t like it I could return it so I went for it. Hopefully will have it in a week or so, will be sure to update you. Curious if anyone else has tried it? Definitely looks promising and I promise after I have used it for the 14 day period, I will be reporting back! Click. here for more info. (I got the grade 3 FYI) 6. A BLACKBERRY FARM DREAM FAMILY RETREAT! I can’t believe I still have not been here!! I am dying to go and hopefully will in the next year, wish it was easier to get to:) But anyone I do know who has been said it does not disappoint and is a dreamy place to get away and unplug (also added it has my name all over it) 🙂 Probably similar to the way I feel about PB, this is Tennessee’s answer to that increasing need to get away and decompress. This family retreat is about as pretty as a family retreat can get…gorgeous! Click here to see the rest at Traditional Home. interior interior interior interior interior interior 7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY The other day I got not one but two beautifully written thank you cards and that little gesture. made me so happy. I was happy to see that that time honored art is not totally gone, and in a world of texting and communication via our devices, it was a such a treat to see the personal touch of a handwritten correspondence. I still do this myself, maybe not as punctually as I once did but I still take great pleasure in sitting down and getting out my beautiful stationery and expressing my thoughts. And you? Do you still or have you ever handwritten thank you’s or do you prefer the more modern way of email or text? Please select the statement that best describes you and handwritten thank you cards- ________________________________________ That wraps things up for this Sunday. Love hearing from you so let me know if anything got your attention this Sunday. Wishing everyone a fabulous day and a great and relaxing end to your weekend. Until next time……. PS Last day to take 20% off all silver and that includes all our new arrivals and restocking of some of our best selling pieces! Great timing as the holiday season is not so far away. Click here to see the silver.