Thursday, July 21, 2011


Dear Friends & Followers,

I have been revamping the website blog here and will be making many new links available soon. The last year has been quite a journey of learning and experience building in the world of blogs.

Be patient and I hope to bring you a state of the art  website with resources that make a difference in the lives of those we teach!

Make it a pwoerful day!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Reading Celebration through Poetry, and my 3 Loves in Life.

I have been so proccupied with  earning my doctoral degree that this post has been negelcted far too long. In the weeks to come I will be reworking Reading Doctor Connections and linking to many professional forums. I strive to educate the best way that I can, sharing what I know and being a good listener to what orthers are also willing to share. In any event on Saturdays I dedicate the post to reading what my fellow PS bloggers have to say!~

Hi to all my PS fans! No pun intended as you scroll down and view the collection of exquisite fans I came across and kimonos in silk and PINK from Japan at Asian Ideas. I have been reminiscing over my lovely collection of Japanese art once owned and cherished and missing those as they are now but memories of my lost art and furnitire. I am slowly beginning to rebuild my life and fully intend to have at least one Asian room in my house.

Isn't everyone glad the President gets to take his children to Colonial Williamsburg, just one of the parks that would have closed this weekend if last evening's hail Mary deadline was not achieved? Never mind the thousands of disappointed fans to the closing weekend of the Cherry Blossom Festival at The National Mall in DC!

Linking up to Beverly today with PINK SATURDAYS at How Sweet The Sound, be sure to visit and peruse all the lovely posts, make new friends and travel the world from your fingertips!

Kitty Carmel ran away this week and is home again. He is such a persnicketty cat, read more about Carmel!

Thank you dear Kitty for coming home to me. This adorable gift tag was found while rousing through my favorite blogs and for the life of me I cannot remember whom it was psoted by, Vintage art to be sure!

                                 God's artful masterpiece. He is the most affectionate cat EVER!
In tribute to three of my favorite things, The Cherry Blossoms Festival in DC, my love of the Japanese culture, and God's masterful butterflies, today I celebrate PINK through them!
These exquisite and affordable silk fans can be found at Asian Ideas. Notice the butterflies as they dance above the bamboo? These fans are made of authentic materials and can be engraved. The prices range from $12.00 and up.

The dainty flowers that embellish this one below remind me of the Cherry Blossoms in DC.

A beautiful acccent to the fans are these divine authentic Japanese kimonos. Most are only $55, also found  at Asian Ideas.
A walk with Thee...
  Imagine yourself among the Okami Cherry Trees,
In full blossom, the sun shining softly upon your face,
An God's beauty in Nature also glides onto your cheek
A majestic butterfly of pink and silkened wings...

Adorned in soft flowing and embroidered flowery robes
The kimono, warms your body, God's nature, your soul.
The butterflies fluttering a symbol of rebirth, reknew hope,
And the cherry blossoms assure that Spring is here!
A closer look into the world behold, the soft shades of love also blossoms...
The lush green meadowlands soon to burst a song as God's creatures return
Home to chirp aloud sweet melodies to behold, and the crickets in the grass, alas -
How sewet the sound of God's grace as His hands hold me in a loving embrace
Warming my inner being, resting a troubled soul, guiding through troubled waters
As I am restored to His glory and honor once more, He opens His door
And I gladly enter within, for now Life as He wants for me begins...
It is my self-made destiny I choose to embrace Him back and live through His love.

The Empress blosom trumpets loud His song, come to my sweetness, hold my crown
And you will no longer fear, but walk among my garden, share in my glory, take steps
With me, and see your footprints next to mine and only mine when tis needed
And then my heartbeat stops but for a moment and a love so strong is born...

Into God's hands I pray Thee place your trust with the divintiy
                           And one day you shall live in the house of the Lord forever more.
Poems My Way - Valrie 04/09/2011

All out of PINKS for the day, guess it's time to come by and visit Thee!
Filling up with Anitigua roast today, using a PINK mug, and the next wee hours I'll be by your blogs!
Please leave a comment they brighten up my days!
 Love you and God loves you!