French Pillow…

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I thought I would post more this summer, about everyday things. Today I bought this pretty French pillow at Mora’s Antiques in Old town Lake Elsinore. It’s vintage, linen and so pretty. It makes me think about a trip to France , faded jeans and simply dreaming.  Have a magical day.

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Our 4th annual Mystery dinner…

.. when autumn leaves turn to gold and fall  echoing earth goddess Astraea’s departure from earth.  It’s the month of  graveyards, masks, witches, spiders, poisons, old black crows and our annual Halloween mystery party.

Midnight in Paris !

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 The bewitching hour of midnight . This is the time to eat, drink & be creepy ! We dance untill dawn !

Thanks everyone for another fun and exciting Mystery Dinner Party !

  Sacred Cheryl

Sailing the San Diego Bay

Ever wonder how a sailboat can actually sail at an angle into the wind? Because of the shape of the sails, the boat is actually pulled windward, not, as most people think, simply pushed along by the wind. It was fun to learn the science of how sails work and all the terms.The first step in learning how to sail a small sailboat is to learn about the different parts of the boat and its rigging. Lamar is an expert sailor so he taught us a lot in these few hours and Hunter and Darrill worked the second sail while Leo chartered our course. I learned how to steer the sailboat, and was amazed how powerful the wind took the sails. We sailed untill the sun went down.

Next post biking the San Diego bay, have a wonderful week !

An Easter Tea….

Today was a perfect day to dine Alfresco..

My Tea Table…(thrift store teacups, plates and silver spoons, White teapot World Market)

My flower center piece…(I made from a thrift store basket)

Our  table setting…(Yes from a local thrift store entire setting for 8 $20.00)

(Cupcake stand Target )

(Hats nine west from Ross)

A simply perfect Easter Tea…

Menu

Baked Ham

Green Apple Quiche

Bacon Quiche

Fruit Salad

Scrambled Eggs

Passion Fruit Ice Tea

Orange Juice

Hot Chai Tea

Carrot Cake

Sour Fruit Jelly Beans

Hope you have a wonderful Easter..

xoxo Cheryl

Affirmations are a way of Magic…

  Affirmations are very powerful tools, so powerful  that they could seem to be magical. They are a way of Magic. When you perform affirmations, you are in effect sending out to the Universe a declaration or command. And although it may seem that only you are hearing the words, this is not so. These words go out to the Universe and also heard by your inner Universe.  This is the Law of Attraction.

Affirmations work on many different levels. An affirmation can affect your own and other people’s conscious and unconscious levels. If you affirm and it involves others, you are in a way communicating with another person’s higher self. This is when   results come quickly. The power of positive thinking and affirmations is only limited by your personal conviction and belief that the affirmations are working. If the affirmations are only done half-heartedly, those are the results that will be received. But if you believe completely in achieving the aspiration stated in the affirmation, then it is almost sure to be achieved. Visual affirmations work in pretty much the same way, so when you use both verbal and visual you are most certainly going to acquire your desire. Good health, a thin body, true love, prosperity, travel, a new job whatever it may be.

Practice believing whatever you are saying or visualizing for a few minutes, several times a day everyday. After a while, these affirmations will become the way your body, mind and spirit respond to the challenges of everyday life. If done regularly and with sincerity, you will soon be surprised by the changes you see starting to occur in your life. Once you intensely believe you can make positive changes in your life and accomplish your desires you must focus that intention, visualise the outcome, gather your strength, and send that vision outward to become your reality.

If you decide to make use of affirmations in your life, be prepared for change. Remember what they (my mom) always say, be careful what you ask for, because with affirmations it can manifest quickly. I will outline on future posts some powerful  affirmations. When I am in nature , my affirmations seem to take a hold of my life and materialize right before my eyes…. just like Magic !

Photos from my sanctuary, Venice canals.

The Magic of Nature…

The magic of nature is everywhere. The most meaningful meditation , dreams and experiences come through entering a magical relationship with nature.  I have traveled the world and photographed sacred sites  like Stonehenge, Mayan temples, The Tor, The Great Pyramids, and all the great temples along the Nile. But you don’t have to travel to these sacred sites to understand the magic of power spots. Some of the most magical places are right here in our home towns. A fountain, a spring, a park, a beach or lake, an old town, a big old tree, a historical building, a flagpole, an outdoor amphitheater. Anyone of these places make an excellent background for a photo shoot .

 In seeking out these sites you’ll come to find that these places can inspire you and give you a sence of sanctuary, a place that can recharge you. You don’t need a special reason to seek out a power spot, sometimes it’s great just being there.  Maybe in return you can give thanks to mother earth and by doing this you have created a positive energy flow between you and nature…

A touch with nature is a touch with magic..

 xoxo Cheryl

The natural simplicity of life…

 How can you start seeing yourself in a different light? New Moon is in the dreamy sign of Pisces, which means things that have been hidden will surface and you will not be able to hide anything anymore. Is there something you have been hiding ?  Let it out and let it go. Also your dreams are very insightful at this time so pay attention and see what your higher self is trying to tell you. Light a candle before you go to sleep ,  sweet dreams as your imagination soars and those dreams may surface and become your reality before you know it…Think of pure, original thought as imagination. Think of it as a concept similar to the natural simplicity of life,  …let your dreams unfold and bloom…

Have a great day and night…

Heading to  Old town Pasadena to shop and dine.

Post soon to follow… xoxo

Celebrate love …

It’s  Valentine week and I am feeling so very red…I pulled out my retro red polka dot dress, my white tennis and my white sunglasses and went for a ride…

Have you ever had a moment where you felt like you were back in time ? I felt so very 60’s today , a simple time with no cell phones. It’s sunny here in Southern California and I love the fact I can ride my bike today,  in early February.

And I found the perfect red and yellow awnings to have lunch under….

Yes I am a hopeless romantic , and I love Valentine’s day ….but not every day can be Valentine’s Day, but how much more romantic the world would be and how much happier we would feel if we remembered  to show the people we love that we are thinking of them. The simple gestures , to show affection, to be forgiving and  to listen, to be generous with compliments and to be passionate with each other,  everyday… to celebrate love…celebrate life…celebrate each other…

Have a happy day,

xoxo Cheryl.

from …Wikipedia:

‘Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished

Happy year ending…

It’s been a very busy holiday season. I couldn’t even find the time to post my Christmas eve dinner. It was a wonderful night all the kids came with all their friends and their friends family too. Christmas day we spent a few moments at the beach  doing what I love to do , taking some pictures of the beach, and enjoying the beautiful scenery. 2012 is a year I have been waiting for a long time. Just the anticipation of knowing the Mayan Calender will end as it has been told for so long, time to pave our own way now and create our own reality with our dreams. The year that dreams come true if you believe. Do you believe ?  2011 was a magical year, and I think 2012 will be mystical ….

 Happy year ending and Happy 2012 !

xoxo Cheryl