Added at 1pm Sunday- _____________________________________ Hi friends, how are you hanging in there? Oh boy, it’s been quite a surreal few weeks hasn’t it! I take it day by day, coming to terms with what I can and cannot control. Doing my best but admittedly some days are harder than others. It almost makes me weak at the knees to think about the reality that this is affecting our entire world. There is no where to go but to stay safely in your home. And wow, what a blessing it is to be able to do that. So many are sacrificing their lives to care and protect others, cannot imagine anything more noble. We now know five people who have gotten the Covid-19 and one of my very best friends just lost her 55 year old healthy cousin with no underlying conditions…it was tragic, he went into the hospital was put on a ventilator and passed away the next day. Sobering to say the least. And these stories are becoming too frequent. This needs to be taken seriously by all of us. One innocent life is too many. I want to take a few minutes today to focus on good things, pretty things and inspiring things. I think we can all agree, we need this desperately. I hope you enjoy today’s post. _____________________________________ 1 A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING At no time more than how have I ever literally craved beauty and focusing on positive things. We might be going through a very dark time and the next few weeks will be particularly grueling but we will rise and shine once again. So in the meantime, I am enjoying finding pretty things to share. This wedding sure does the trick! I so love the work of Easton Events , I can only hope one day when one of my sons gets married, that they may allow us to pitch in and maybe call on Easton Events for their expertise…their aesthetic totally and perfectly aligns with my own. Just love this beautiful wedding…… 2 BEAUTIFUL NEW PINK PORCELAINS! I shared a sneak peek of some of the pink beauties heading this way. I am sooo excited over them. Aren’t they stunning! We will be introducing the pink/white village scene in both a garden seat and tulipeires (sm and medium) then we will be doing a cherry blossom solid garden seat (to match the new solid cherry blossom jars)! Just elated with these new items- The above garden seat coordinates with our new solid cherry blossom jars (will offer garden seat in all three colors) 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Some beautiful instagrams to share today…tried to find things that lift us up and make us smile. Hope you enjoy them, they were a welcome sight for weary eyes- 4 MY QUARANTINE MOVIE LIST. I had made this a week or so ago, afterwards realized two of my most favorites were left off!! I think I just assumed they would be added first but there must be included- A Good Year and Sense and Sensibility, love them and have seen them countless times. Here are a bunch of my other favorites in case you are looking for something to watch. 5 INSPIRING STORY OF THE WEEK This is POWERFUL. I urge you to watch this and I think you will thank me when you do. What an incredible message this is, I shared it with my entire family and many friends. It is too good and meaningful to not share. At the very least it gives me hope that we might reconsider the way we do certain things in our lives, when this is all over. It has me thinking a lot, and made me very emotional watching it (for the 4th time). Hope you enjoy it Please click on CC on bottom right for subtitles unless you speak fluent Italian:) 6 A FEW QUARANTINE FRIENDLY ITEMS With more time spent in pajamas and plenty of time for some self care, I ordered a few pair especially since in PB I only have a very limited wardrobe. These pjs are sooo colorable. I like them also because it looks more like loungewear than actual pajamas, and bonus is that they are blue and white! Click here for details And with all the extra time at home, not a bad time to indulge in a little self care:) Had a sample of this and I loved the way it felt, my skin felt so much smoother and very very soft. IT is a gentle exfoliant with all natural, fruit and vegetable enzymes. Very highly rated and one of the top masks, highly recommend! Click here to read more about it. 7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY There is no denying the heaviness of the mood right now for all of us. We are living in an unprecendted time, and trying our best to navigate our way which sometimes seems like Armageddon. I have good and bad days, some days are really hard for me, I just feel overly anxious and others I am able to stay hopeful. On a scale of 1-10 I would give myself a grade of a 7 in terms of how I am doing, 1 being horrible, 10 being as good as possible. Curious as to what your state of mind is right now? For anyone who is really low on this scale, there are a vast number of resources out there. Some helpful information can be found by clicking here if you feel you need help during this difficult time. What is your state of mind right now? _________________________________________________ So there you have my post today. Hope you enjoyed it, always love to hear from you so leave a comment and tell me how you are doing, any movies you recommend, what is it like in your state? I love hearing from you and happy we are all staying fully connected via my blog. Please take good care of yourselves stay safe, stay informed and mostly, please do stay home! We all want to get back to living our best life. And as I always say to anyone who will listen, do it for the countless warriors out there putting their lives on the line. I can’t think of a better reason. Be well, until next time……. PS We will be donating to a few different worthwhile organizations. Today through April 8th we are donating 15% of all sales to No Kid Hungry and you can save 15% off your entire order (site wide)! It is a win/win. Click here to visit the shop. What is your state of mind right now?