Saturday, June 12, 2010
I KISSED A FROG ~ PINK SATURDAY...
I'm very excited and honored to be a featured blogger today at "How Sweet The Sound" for Pink Saturday! Beverly has been hosting Pink Saturday for over two years now and on May 29Th Beverly celebrated her second anniversary of Pink Saturday's! You can view my post celebrating her 2ND anniversary here if you wish.
Beverly's first Pink Saturday post was April 12, 2008, and the first day others started posting with Beverly was on May 31, 2008. At first there were two participants and the second week there were an additional twelve participants, and it has continued to grow and grow. Beverly has had close to 800 different people participate in Pink Saturday. All Beverly asks is that you share something pink if you participate, that’s all! It’s easy and so much fun to join in with a great group of bloggers who share the same love of pink.
I never really thought of myself as a big fan of pink until I started participating in Pink Saturday a few months ago! I really love pink more than I realized and seem to have no problem finding something pink to share since my first Pink Saturday post on May 8Th 2010!
Will my prince charming come? It didn't start off as a fairy tale but she kissed the frog, she married a prince... and together they are living happily ever after.
This week’s Pink Saturday post is dedicated to my husband who has encouraged me to the fullest since I started my new blog and who is always there for me, he truly is the wind beneath my wings!
The Frog Prince is a fairy tale that I read while growing up, and the best known version is of the Brothers Grimm. In this fairy tale, a spoiled princess befriends a frog, reluctantly. The frog is magically transformed into a handsome prince after being kissed by the beautiful princess. In early versions of the fairy tale the frog turns into a prince when he is allowed to spend one night on the princess's pillow.
The Frog Prince is a lovely fairytale filled with hope and love. It is an age old tale of how things may not be what they seem, and how wonderful things may come in less than wonderful packaging. Don't we all dream of finding our prince and falling in love and living happily ever after?
Treasure your “life story.” When you stay together with someone you love, someone you grow with, someone you share a history with it becomes both of your stories. This “story” is something to treasure it's your life history. No other person will know you as intimately and personally for all the years of your life. The bond you share as husband and wife are like no other. I can't imagine anyone else who I would rather share all of my hopes and dreams with. Someone that knows my happiness and disappointments as fully as me, and who love me and my children the way no other could understand. We share the same memories of our children being born, growing, learning, their triumphs and their failures. True life is not really a fairy tale, nor is it a long romantic movie. It takes a great amount of love, patience, understanding, give and take to remain in a marriage. The bonds of a family should not be easily discarded when things are tough or not going well. I treasure our life history for what it is, a gift from god that has brought me tremendous pleasure along with some heartache. I'm not sure where the next chapter will bring me but I'm anxious to turn the next page, as my best friend will always be by my side, my very own Prince Charming!
I'm so thankful to Beverly and my new blogging friends for inspiring me each day to be more creative, for making me think outside of the box and celebrate each day to the fullest! I have only been blogging for a few months and love the sense of community I have found! I am truly honored that Beverly has featured me today and am thankful for her hosting Pink Saturday each week.
I love your sweet comments! Perhaps today you would like to take a moment or two to share your story of you and your prince! Or perhaps, you're still waiting for him to come along...
I'm off to find my Prince, I'm not sure where he went off to, but before I go here is the yummy information on my pretty pink table...
I layered my table with a pink tablecloth purchased from the Christmas Tree Shop and added pink placemats that where purchased at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
The napkins are Bardwil linen; the pattern is Audrey and the green glass napkin rings are from Bed, Bath and Beyond.
The pink hydrangea dishes, butter pats, platter, water pitcher and butterfly light were all purchased from the Christmas Tree Shop.
The beautiful pink chargers where purchased at JC Penney.
Mystique Flatware is Cambridge found at JC Penney.
The wine glasses are Palm and the pretty blue water goblets are from GW.
The crystal candlesticks are also a find from GW and are Vintage Echt Bleikristall.
The set of crystal sherbets were found at GW and are filled with Vanilla Meringue cookies.
The glass basket filled with strawberries was also found at GW.
The two gold down filled pillows are from Home Goods, the pink burlap pillow with roses and soft ruffles is a purchase from my blogging friend; Sissie.
The other two pillows usually sit on my guest room bed and are also from Home Goods.
The large centerpiece frog that was the inspiration for the design of this tablescape is made by The Stone Bunny, Inc. and was designed by an American artist Telle M. Stein. It was recently purchased at TJ Maxx, as was the cute frog teapot, salt and pepper shakers, sugar bowl and creamer.
The sweet pink “Once Upon a Time” pillow trimmed with ball fringe was purchased at Home Goods recently; my tablescape story would not have been complete without this cute pillow.
My Handsome Prince Charming...