Looky Loo

Let me introduce you
to one of my lovely
new bloggy friends.
Bonnie is new to the
neighborhood and is
the proprietor of the
charming blog,
I first commented to her
about her darling profile
photo of a sweet giraffe
looking through a window
at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi.
We spoke of our mutual love
for these gentle animals and
she was so kind to send me
these wonderful photos.
When you visit Bonnie’s blog,
be sure and read about
Giraffe Manor
and introduce yourself to
Looky Loo.


Most babies measuring 5ft would be
considered big, but newborn giraffe,
Margaret, at Chester Zoo, UK
is seen as unusually small for her species.

She is one of the smallest giraffes
ever born at Chester Zoo
but pint-sized Margaret will soon be
an animal to look up to.

Little Margaret,
who is the first female Rothschild giraffe
born at the zoo,
is being hand-reared by her dedicated keepers.

The End



A Privet

may remember the post
I featured on Hound Hill Design.
Imagine my surprise when yesterday
a package arrived on my doorstep.
Inside was a beautiful little box accompanied by a
a handwritten note from proprietor,
Nancy Toon.
This, her gesture of
appreciation was so humbling
that I felt compelled to share it with all of you.

green walls defining nature's space.
In spring
tiny white blossoms form lacy pyramids
on the branches' tips.
They send a fresh,
astonishing fragrance into the Hampton's brisk evening air.

It's a very special fragrance from a very special place and a very special blogger friend.
Thank you, Nancy, I just love it!


L'Hotel Particulier

There are some days

when you just want to politely excuse yourself
from the hustle & bustle.
Today was one of those days.

Of course, I would have to bring home
this little lovely as a souvenir
for my own front door.
"Family....I'm home."


Sleeping Porch

Sit back, relax and enjoy
fresh take on a sleeping porch.
Her style is traditional & timeless.



All photos | Phoebe Howard Design


Take time...

Take time to renew yourself, wherever that may be...
Take time to renew yourself, wherever that may be...

A Place where positive energy flows...
A Place where positive energy flows...

Allow your quiet place to be wherever. 
allow your quiet place to be wherever, your spirit will do the rest...
Your spirit will do the rest...

Personal Space

order to stay
easily and happily creative,
we need to stay spiritually
Where do you go
for your inner