Grab a leash!

There are rainy, damp days when it’s the last  thing I  want to do,
and the only thing she wants to do.
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Go for a walk!
So I grab my favorite trench & umbrella and she grabs her leash & collar and off we go!
Sounds all civilized I know.
Trust me it’s not.  She has me all twisted like this before we step out of the house!
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Once we’re outdoors, she behaves!
There are others watching you know.
The little ones are often scooped up when she comes barreling down the sidewalk.
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The brave little ones show no fear.
Problem is, she doesn’t like loud or fidgety little anythings.
She does love the big guys though. 
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She thinks they’re all horses!
Monty takes Tyler for a ride.
She is so very kind and mothering and will let us know if anyone is loose or lost.
Really, she whines and paces.
Last summer she befriended a young kitty.  They were besties until Mean Old MR. rolled up the “Welcome. We feed hungry kitties” mat!
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Here is a nice Mr. 
Maybe he’s going to post a picture of that little guy to the www.  I bet he’ll be back home with his master before you know it!
This MR. man looks nice too.
Seeee how he’s welcoming that sweet little Pug into his house?
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This one knows she's not going far…
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Walks are for exercise and for socializing right!
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Then there are those who prefer to ride.
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Ahhhh, meet Mr. Happy Go Lucky!
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What do you want to bet his motto is…
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Hey everyone sitting around the nice roaring fire!
We’re home!
That was great Mom.  Thanks.
Here are a couple of wonderful books to give as gifts or enjoy by the fire when you and your best friend come in from a walk.
                                                       good dog, stayThe Other End Of The Leash
Before I close…
Get to know Monty the horse and Tyler the dog in a moving story below…
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It’s a beautiful story.  A fine father tells how writing about his only daughter's adventures with her horse Monty and dog Tyler has helped him keep her memory alive...
Read more about them
xo Lisa

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This blog post was written very very late at night in honor of all dogs and The Gracie Porter Collection.
It’s a great place for all good blog dogs to come, sit & stay!


A Gracious Gift

Tuesday, October 18
Dear Mom,
  One of my favorite blogger friends is coming to Phoenix on Thursday.  I’m not sure what your schedule looks like but I was wondering if you would enjoy meeting her?  You know the blog Velvet & Linen?  Yes, it’s Brooke Giannetti and she’s in town for one day signing copies of her newly published book, Patina Style….
Nancy Adams Barnes
Laura Ingalls Gunn & Brooke Giannetti                            
Thursday, October 20
“Lisa, it was soooooo much fun meeting Brooke...she is everything you said she would be.  A very warm and genuine person....a true gem!  On our next trip to California together it would be such a treat to see her again.  And the bonus of meeting Brooke was discovering Sweet Salvage & Laura Ingalls Gunn from Décor To Adore!   
Brooke signed our copies of Patina Style & yours is on its way.  What a fun day!
Love Mom”

Patina Style
Friday, October 21
Dear Mom,
I’m thrilled that you took the opportunity to stop by Sweet Salvage and say hello to Brooke!  I knew you would love her.  I also want to take a moment here to remind you how special you are and to say “thank you.”   Taking time and taking care are two graces that you always carry with you.  They are also gifts that you give to everyone that you meet.   Your taking the time yesterday made everything so much more special and memorable for everyone involved.
I love you.

Thank you, Brooke, for your friendship and also taking time & taking care. xo
Thank you, Laura Ingalls Gunn, for introducing yourself & Décor to Adore, and for telling my mom that you read my blog. xo
Thank you Sweet Salvage for a wonderful day & extraordinary shopping event!
Oh, There’s More……
Thank you, Joni Webb, for hosting the most fabulous giveaway for Brooke & Steve Giannetti at Cote De Texas! 
Hurry, the contest ends tonight, Friday night at 11:59!
I’ll be waiting up for this one with my fingers crossed.
Remember also, if you want to order the book Patina Style, click here! 
Have a wonderful weekend!
xo Lisa
p.s. Did you notice the fabulous necklaces that those three gorgeous women are wearing?


Good morning, I mean afternoon!

Hello Sunshine!
You look marvelous and I’m so glad that you are joining me.
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The stylish Marsha Harris from Splenderosa is hostessing a fabulous & a growing group of women from all around the world to join in a monthly conversation.
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Based on a quote, a poem, or maybe a casual saying, the conversation will be different every first Tuesday of the month!
I love visiting with all the warm & friendly & super-smart bloggers who received invitations and are here today!
Vicki Archer from French Essence  and
have chosen a wonderful message…
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The invitation arrived with one of my favorite sayings first penned by Gustave Flaubert, the French writer best known for his novel Madame Bovary, 
"Le Bon Dieu est dans le detail".
Whatever we do, should be done thoroughly and to the very best of our abilities. The details are what make all the difference... 

In her book, A Passion for Detail, Charlotte Moss notes...
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“You look at the details and a world unfolds.”  Charlotte Moss

And I love this quote from Margaret Russell, editor of Architectural Digest.

“Perhaps that’s the secret recipe for effortless elegance:  It’s a carefree sense of confidence, lightheartedness, a lack of pretension, and a mindful appreciation for comfort and care.”     Margaret Russell

Me, I personally believe that each day you create yourself anew through choice.
My post, Repose of the Soul, is one I’m most proud of and reminds me & many of my blogger friends that…
By paying attention to the details, your authentic gestures, you give expression to the most personal of all the arts: making your own imprint on life.
 "Le Bon Dieu est dans le detail".
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Before I go, I would be remiss if I did not thank my beautiful friend Coty Farquhar for extending this lovely invitation all the way across the pond.

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Her stylish blog title reads, “Specializing in the delicate art of imagery and presentation”  I’ll say!
Coty is known by many as an award-winning stylist, photographer, costume designer, blogger and so much more.  I’m privileged to call her my friend. 
Click here to read her post on what "Le Bon Dieu est dans le detail" means to her.

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Thank you so much, Marsha, for including me here today.  My apologies for being stylishly late.  I look forward to visiting Splenderosa and reading all of your fabulous guests' interpretations of such a wonderful message!
Click the invitation to link.
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