"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Pocketful of Moments

Joy Pockets with Monica

the beautiful bike ride with my boy

spending time with friends from France

watching M. become the characters she adores...

as the sounds of Nightmare Before Christmas echo through the house

nearly finished with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

the smell of fresh, mixed paint

the joy of pinning

all the words I want to remember pasted in one space

and This Moment with Amanda
What brought you joy this week?

Hope your weekend brings you smiles!

xx oo


  1. I think vine ripe tomatoes are one of the best tasting vegetables in the world! Enjoy this weekend MJ.
    PS- Have you gotten any rain? Has pour here all night and our Water Festival starts today {of course}.

  2. I think that having the flu has brought me joy, because it has given me an excuse to 'stop' that even I can ignore ;-)

  3. Those tomatoes look delicious!
    And that word collage....Stunning :)
    Enjoy your weekend MJ.

  4. The tomatoes are great, we've just started to eat the ones from our potted garden :-)

    Lots of supportive comments have given me joy, some ribbons, a little flower... Thanks for your comments. Have a lovely weekend xo

  5. Great moment- delicious!
    Hey, I pin, too!!

    Did you see my moment?

  6. Beautiful photos! There's nothing like fresh tomatoes :)

  7. I can't take my eyes away from those tomatoes MJ! What an amazing shot!
    Ronnie xo
    p.s. Thanks for your birthday well wishes.

  8. You can just feel the summer in your post. Love the quote in the first picute.

  9. Those look soo yummy! Sounds like you have had a lovely week! Pinterest is amazing by the way!

  10. Spending time with friends is the best...and I would love some of your tomatoes. Beautiful joy pockets.

  11. Look at those ripe tomatoes! I'd like mine with olive oil, fresh mozzarella, and basil! I love the collage - that's a project for me some day!

    Here's our moment:


  12. Those tomatoes are mouthwateringly gorgeous! Loved reading your pockets of joy from the week, too!

  13. I love the word collage - fantastic idea!

    The smell of paint and This is Halloween - some of my favorite things.

  14. have we followed each other yet on pinterest?

    great joy pockets. i can'y wait for the smell of paint again!
    although i like the first image and reminder, i can't imagine you forgetting that.

    love the collected words!!

  15. What wonderful and inspirational photos! The tomatoes look tasty enough to eat off the screen:)


  16. your commitment to life is beautiful...
    have a great weekend!

  17. Ok, those tomatoes. I am hoping that will be my post in a couple of weeks. I really enjoy your blog and just added it to my blog roll! Great imagery!!!

    Here is my moment: http://www.mental-chew.com

  18. Oh MJ those tomatoes look perfect! Nice job.

  19. Such great pictures and pockets. Let us know what you think of a tree grows in Brooklyn- have heard it's really good. What's your name on pinterest? I'll look you up.

  20. I hope you're enjoying A Tree Grows in Brooklyn! It's one of my favorite books, and the book I've re-read the most (as an adult). It's a beautiful book.

    Also, I LOVE your header! What a gorgeous photo!

  21. Wish my tomatoes would get that big! Nice collection of moments.

  22. Those tomatoes look divine, and your joy pockets always give me a smile. I may have to join you in combining these two lovely ideas next week - your joy is so contagious that I can only imagine how much gratitude stopping to share my own will stir up at the end of my week :)

    Happy weekend, MJ!

  23. your joy pockets made me smile :) 'a tree grows in brooklyn' is one of my most favoritest books. your tomatoes look devine!!

  24. This is a wonderful list of moments... thank you for sharing them with me!

  25. Lovely! really like your word collage-

  26. Those are such beautiful joys!! I was smiling, smiling, smiling through the post and then ... over the top with those bright red tomatoes. Awesome!

  27. The tomatoes are great but I actually really love that first photo! Great job!

    Here's our moment, of my mom teaching my kids how to use the sewing machine... http://sofiasideas.com/2011/07/15/this-moment-31/

    I really hope you'll take a moment to come by! :)

    BTW, I haven't been around my blog or yours because my internet connection has been temperamental at best. I'm sure I've missed a lot of great posts here but if you have one in particular that you're proud of, put the link in a comment over at Sofia's Ideas so I'll be sure to read it! :)

  28. I love those word collages - I used to make them to decorate the dronts of my notebooks in college. Kept me focused, ya know? And congrats on your harvest. I love having a little kitchen garden! Hope good things keep coming for you!

  29. beautiful - love it! I've done my first "joy pockets" link up - I gave you the credit for leading me to it! :) and made a link to your blog- it goes perfectly with my new fave book
    1000 Gifts- it's in the post- have a wonderful wanderful weekend my florida friend!

  30. Aren't those little tomatoes just so full of goodness. I love the way the flavour bursts in your mouth when you bite into them. Wishing you a beautiful weekend. We finally have some sunshine here, so for that I am very grateful indeed. Jacinta

  31. Love your word wall...great words! And, delicious looking tomatoes!

    my moment:

    - Samya

  32. I love that collage! I used to love making collages in high school.
    Mmm, I can just imagine the taste of those sun-warmed tomatoes. Enjoy!
    Have a most wonderful weekend, MJ!

  33. Love the words you chose for your collage!

  34. So I have been MIA for a bit and I am now just catching up...and I just had to comment on this post. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the all the words I want to remember in one space thing!! Did you put that together? It's awesome!! Can I borrow this idea? I would love to do one for me. I think it would be a great exercise and may help keep me focused on what's important.


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