Hope you had a fun St. Patrick’s Day. I made corned beef for the first time and it’s delicious, and I went to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which is so horrifyingly, hilariously un-PC, even for the 50s, with J and her kids. I also spent some time at the beach, reading again, because the weather today was even better than yesterday. I might be a little scorched around the shoulders but who cares!
Here’s some stuff I’ve been enjoying:
1. cookoorikoo: blue and favorites from spring color week, including a couple of mine. thank you!
2. Grand 1857 plantation house in impressive setting
Prominent Warren County builder Albert Gamaliel Jones built this Greek Revival-style house for wealthy planter, Thomas Jones. Known as Swamplawn for its close proximity to the river swamps, it is one of the finest residences built along the Roanoke River valley. Price reduced to $89,900!
Thats just the hallway. *swoon*. [via Robin]
3. These are so gorgeous, I would like to one day achieve this level of organization and artistic talent and follow-through. Designer’s Sketchbook: Amy from Amy Holton Designs
4. Another method of journaling inspiration: Mandi: Style File
5. Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
The Hebrew word chalom means “dream.” In his book Healing Dreams, Marc Ian Barasch notes that it’s derived from the verb “to be made healthy and strong.” Linguist Joseph Jastrow says that chalom is related to the Hebrew word hachlama, which means “recovery, recuperation.” Extrapolating from these poetic hints and riffing on your astrological omens, I’ve got a prescription for you to consider: To build your vitality in the coming weeks, feed your dreams. And I mean “dreams” in both the sense of the nocturnal adventures you have while you’re sleeping and the sweeping daytime visions of what you’d like to become.
6. Handwriting Analysis Quiz: I am Smart and Intelligent [yes, capitalized like that]!