Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stories...

Drinking my favorite winter warmer—hot chocolate with a sprinkle of cinnamon and whipped cream... delicioso!


It's been extra cold around here lately... I mean cold in the upper 20s.  Ice and frostiness tint the atmosphere in white, and the grass of the early morning wakes up stiff under a thick blanket of ice.  My car, too, comes to view covered in itty bitty shinny stars made out of iciness and chilliness and I get all excited because well... even when it is super cold and I still have to scrape the ice off my windshield, it is warmer, or warmer than what I'm used to anyway... and it is so nice not to have to wear those super duper disgusting bear coats I used to wear every day to work back at the house in the roses... And who would want to wear a coat in the South anyways?  I just won't.  No sir I should not, even if I have to freeze my tail off I won't...  ;)  


Oh did I just mention that we now live in the deep South? Yes, we're not in the house in the roses any longer... you would probably won't believe me if I tell you some of the strange things that have happened to us in the short time we'd lived in this little town; being an outsider in so many ways as we are... but all is true, and it is freaking scary too I can tell you that much... Oh but don't you worry about me... I have already sent a note upstairs for mercy and protection...


You know, in this fallen world that’s full of danger, who doesn't need a bodyguard, or two? “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.” Ah yes, we should be alright.


So I've been decorating our nest for the Holidays... not too much stuff, as I don't see the need to over decorate. Only a small tree in our dinning room and some sparkle on the big square table...


The view I get from this room of the outside, with all the birds and the woods behind is all I need... When I first saw this house I knew right there and then that this little sunroom had another purpose... it was to be my new dinning room.  And I love it... love to sit here at whatever time of the day and be instantly surrounded by the outside from the inside...  just magical. 


Few and simple decorations; yet lovely and just the perfect amount of joy.


I have added some sparkles on my nails as well... for magic and holiday fun!
Don't you just love sparkles!  I do I do!


Oh and have I told you I discovered I have a magical tree?


Ah yes, it is that same tree that one day long ago got separated from the rest of the trees behind it; in the forest behind our house, and walked towards the house and decided to be the heart of the backyard; the gathering place for everyone and every thing...  I'll tell you more about it later.

"The universe is full of magical things,
patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper"
(Eden Phillpotts)

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  1. I do love sparkly things too and your new home and its magical tree and gorgeous dining room suit you to a T. That is a favorite Scripture of mine about God sending an angel before us to prepare the way. Stay safe.

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  2. I was so excited to see a post from you here tonight when I got home. I LOVE your sunroom/dining room. It is absolutely gorgeous- I don't think I would ever leave the room. Blessings to you in your first Christmas in your new home. xo Diana

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  3. Cielo, so good to read your words and see sparkly things in the here and now. I wish you and your loved ones a Blessed Christmastime. Joanie in (even colder) Michigan :)

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  4. I have been thinking of you, with the southern cold.... But no need to worry! You take all and anything, and make it your own kind of magical setting. Hooooray for you, my Dear!!!

    Sparkles? Oh yes! I love sparkles! I add a coating of sparkles to nail polish too. In fact, I just got a new bottle of pink sparkles. Which I'm going to use today. For going to a Christmas party tonight. :-)

    Keep sparkling!!!
    Tessa~

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  5. Cielo,
    It has been a long time since I visited and I find you have moved south. I live in the south also. Your beautiful words, spirit, kind heart and love of nature have always inspired me. My prayer for you is peace and happiness in your new home.

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  6. oh that room with a view!! talk about that! lolol....love it, and the simplicity to keep the vision clear is perfect. I hope the ''freakys'' keep at bay....the birds will send out the call to protect you too I'm sure!

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  7. Ah.....*sigh*......Cielo's back. Yay. Nothing quite like you, my sweet dear.

    Can't wait to hear all about everything! xxoo

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    1. And you! Sunshine and smiles when I see you around.

      Hugs

      Cielo

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  8. Looks like your have made such a pretty home here at this new house. Merry Christmas xo

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  9. Oh Cielo, so nice to see you back in your new blog home as well! I love the title too. You decorated it lovely for the C'mas holidays...yes, no need to overdo the decor, it's hard to put it back later, lol! Espero que todo este bien con vos querida amiga! Voy a conocer el resto de tu nueva 'Casa-blog!'
    Merry C'mas,
    FABBY

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  10. Ahh...soy una nueva seguidora también!
    Fabby

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    1. Fabby... un gusto verte aqui mi amiga!

      Cielo

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  12. Love your beautiful.tree and all the pretty sparkles. Have a wonderful, magical Christmas in your new home. It looks as if your fairies are finding you...one by one. That is my wish.

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  13. Your new home looks beautiful and yes... magical! (Like attracts like, I see. Your blog is always magical).

    I, too, moved to a new house recently; just a few days before Thanksgiving. (On a little 2 acre lot that's sort of in the country. I'm still super excited over having cattle, and a donkey named "Hugs" as next door neighbors. Lol!)

    After 9 long months I finally have internet again, so I'm looking forward to reading about your new home and seeing all your beautiful photos.

    Kristin

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  14. I love your sunroom/dining room! What a wonderful place to be inside and a part of the outside! Looking forward to reading about your new home!

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  15. Happy Dec 15 Cielo.. today is beautiful in San Diego, going to be high 70's. Ever changing weather, one day cold and rainy and the next summer is back again. Even had snow close by recently. Love your breakfast, sun, everything room. That room was meant for hours of contemplation no matter what the season.. I looked at all the photos on Pinterest and it is a joy too see what a lovely soul you are. You bring beauty, magic, whimsy and sweet simplicity to all situations. Your family must treasure you.
    The poem,"She Walks in Beauty like the Night" came to mind ... You are special... hopefully your new neighbors will discover this soon.
    Enjoy.....Sherry

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    1. Oh I must read that poem... I must!...
      A peaceful and cheerful blessing in the wind to you - receive it.

      Cielo

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  16. Cielo, I love your new house, sunroom, the beautiful forest and your magical blog!! I also would love to hear of the things that have been happening to you in the short time you have been there....We have cold here in the North, and about 8-9 inches of new snow...whew! Merry Christmas! ginny

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    1. Oh snow... now that I don't have to bear it every day, I miss it. Better from a distance ;)

      Cielo

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  17. Oh sweet Cielo ~ I am so happy that your heart and soul have found peace and joy in your new house. How could they not with that view in your dining room? It's just amazingly beautiful! Being surrounded by the woods and the woodland creatures are such a blessing, and I know they speak to your heart. I am sending you Christmas love and wishes for a peace-filled New Year, sweetie! ♥

    xoxo laurie

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    1. They do speak to my heart... they do they do!

      Cielo

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  18. you are the sparkle in blogging! thank you for sharing a little of yourself with me. I started reading your blog a few years ago when my dear mother was sick. it was a little Ray of light and hope in a sad time in my life. listening to you talk about your house in the roses, and your very brave move is always an inspiration to me. I look forward to each and every post! a friend and sister gypsy in Pennsylvania.

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  19. Sunshine and peace to you... from my heart to yours.

    Cielo

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