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A New Year, A New You.

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I have nothing profound or witty to say, only that I wish all a very prosperous,  safe, filled with love and joy 2011. May all your wishes and dreams come true. I look forward to making Lesapea a special part of your 2011.
Love Lisa.

Blog Awards

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Well I'm way overdue with these special awards, so there is no time like the present.This award is in celebration of blogs who are constantly inspiring to me. Whether it's faith, life situations, creativity, beauty, fashion, photography or decor,  all of these lovely blogs are noteworthy in their own way. Take time to visit my choices and be inspired.
79 ideas  Inspire, Create, Bake Just When you thought... Beatrice Banks Eve's House Hello Again Vintage The Zhush Just a BeachKat. Girl from Rio Well,This is it! Our Life in a Click. Girl Whimsy Discovery Street Tales of a Junkaholic The Simply Luxurious Life Jumping Tandem Mika's Pantry The Romantic Query Letter and the Happy Ever After Tipa Tipa Whimsy by Victoria
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Cor2:9. May love,  joy and inspiration come to All this New Year. Thank you for all your encouragement and support my friends. Lisa

The most wonderful time of the Year.

Love To All. Happy Holiday. Images via Country Living, Homes and Antiques.
Happy Christmas to All my friends and followers. May love and joy come to you this Holiday Season.

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." Luke 2: 14

Designers in Residence: Kathyrn Boyd and Tricia Foley.

I enjoy peeking into designers homes for the holidays. Here is Kathyrn Boyd's home from the pages of the most recent Lonny Magazine mini December issue. I adore how she mixes colors and textures, not everyone can do this and pull it off.

Tricia Foley  a respected interior designer and author for many years, I love her. Here is a peak into her home for the holidays. Don't you love those big red knitted stocking, I'd wear them as well, if I had my way.
Have a cozy Christmas with something  hot and delicious to drink. May joy and love come to you.

My Birthday Boy.

Happy 7th Birthday son. I love you very much, you are my sunshine.
Love Mum.

The Christmas Table.

As we gather in our homes around our Christmas tables let us strive this Christmas and all through the year, to love each other with all our hearts, to embrace each other and say I love you as often as we can.  Today my husband's Uncle passed away, after a brief battle with cancer.  How heart -broken we all are as we will miss his bigness of life and loud laughter.

Let us have peace, forgiveness, compassion, joy and hold no record of wrongs as we sit together around our Christmas tables. Hold no jealousy or envy and be gracious to those who are not. Let us decorate our homes and tables with such and the memories we make will last a lifetime.
Roosevelt Devonish 1932-2010

Thursday is the New Friday. Holiday Entertaining.

Lonny 2009
I'm loving this outdoor buffet table of homemade graham crackers and marshmallows, mini shepherd pies and roasted nuts.
Below: Lonny 2009
 A festive, yet elegantly understated table setting of mixed greens and birch.

Holiday Sparkle #2.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, its the startof another week and I wanted to start with some very beautiful and affordable jewellery from Spool 72.  With this the season to be festive, we girls need no reason to indulge.Visit their website here for more of their gorgeous vintage jewellery and apparel.
Happy Monday Everyone.

Friday and Holiday Decor.

Well as you can see, I haven't posted since Monday's Christmas craft inspiration. I wish I could say I was busy with Christmas chores but my job has been very demanding as I work for a network of radio stations.  Well in keeping with the holiday season, I just have to show you some of Pottery Barn's lovely decor ideas.
I usually collect their wonderful catalogs and their Christmas catalogs are just filled with decor ideas to make the most die hard Christmas fan swoon.

Thank you to all my new friends, who are following my blog as well.  Have a great weekend everyone. Happy Shopping.

Happy Monday and Festive Inspired Ideas.

Gift Garland by Analise Sledd, visit her here and here.

Sampler Trees by Amy Powers. (visit here to learn stitches).

Peace on Earth Wreath by Charlotte Lyons

Yo-Yo Trees by Marjorie Kellman(Amy's Mum).

Candy Canes by Jerusalem Greer. Visit her here.
Happy Monday everyone, aren't you feeling crafty and inspired, I know I am. Here are a few of my fave projects from This amazing magazine is the brain child of Amy Powers, visit her blog here, to see more festive crafty projects. These are all so cute.
Have fun everyone and be sure have a very Merry Christmas.
Love Lisa.

Holiday Trends and the Spirit of Christmas.

I am in love with the small pine wreaths in the windows below. I find them breath-taking and simple.

Red and white is always classic and festive in any home.
Via H&M Home. White and Silver is such a great combination for any white room.
Today I was pondering what was it, could it be one thing or many, that made the Spirit of this time of year special. I am thinking it has so much to do with the music of the season. I love to hear Frank Sinatra's Christmas Waltz, an all time favorite of mine. Luther Vandross, Jewel, Josh Groban, just to name a few.
What's your fave Christmas CD?
As I sit in my home with the Max Jazz Christmas CD playing and the kids running around with the dogs and the beginnings of my holiday lights winking on a small tree. I am reminded that the Spirit of this season is not found in the tangible but the intangible. You cannot see it or hold it, even though I wish I could. So what do you think the Spirit of this season is all about???

For me, I will be thankf…