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

Friday, December 16, 2011

joy


handmade gorgeousness found here





This Moment


I found joy in:
the soft touch of a blue feather

 darling red birds to hang for the tree

the thoughtfulness of a thrifting goddess and friend

paper animals made by little hands with love

 the earthy sweet smell of pressed beeswax

 a girl's bright eyes as she delicately paints

 two happy kids who found a new way to "box" each other

And one more for joy to grow on:

Joining Mon for Joy Pockets (though she isn't hosting today)
 and Amanda for This Moment

much love and joy to you
xoxo

31 comments:

  1. Your photos are amazing, as always and your joy pockets made me smile ... as always. It sounds like you had a great week. Blessings for you weekend! xo

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  2. What a great post! Have not heard of Joy Pockets before, will have to check that out! I love your blog! It's just gorgeous!

    Our moment comes from our Christmas tree search this week! The only thing that could have made that day any better would have been if there was some snow on the ground!
    http://ouronesweetfamily.blogspot.com/2011/12/this-moment_16.html

    Have a great weekend

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  3. It looks like a lovely week going by all the bright and happy photos. I love the little birds. And boxes? They are always a hit here too and so much fun. Have fun this last weekend before Christmas.
    xx

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  4. I love these photo's!! Your style. Your eye. So lovely.

    http://www.matternfamily.com/2011/12/this-moment_16.html

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  5. What amazing photographs...Loved your moment - it's incredibly sweet!


    My moment: This Moment

    My Dog's Moment: Pablo's Moment

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  6. Lots of joy for sure! Love the walking boxes! Happy weekend.

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  7. I felt so much joy seeing the walking boxes, thanks for sharing :)

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  8. there's such peace in your pictures. love seeing them. and i love the simple joys that children find, if we let them. have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Love the box dancing or are they monsters? Where did you get your beeswax? I have a number of projects I'd like to try using beeswax but need to find a good source.

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  10. The first one is stunning... and that moment! hahahah!

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  11. Oh so many joy pictures. I'll have to check out the birds they are going to look gorgeous on the tree. Favorite picture the dancing boxes lol. Have a joyful weekend!

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  12. awww. so funny and sweet to see that cute little painting across the nation already.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love,
    C

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  13. great shots - the last two are my favorite.... hope you're having a lovely holiday season it being your last warm and sunshiny one.

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  14. your joy posts always bring me joy too somehow...
    thank you for your supporting words about my book : )

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  15. Always such lovely pictures, MJ. Good to be back.

    Here's my post today
    http://lifesbestdays.blogspot.com/2011/12/this-momentand-some-words.html

    Happy Friday

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  16. thanks for visiting MJ... I do love the dancing boxes!! and the feather... i always love it when i look down and see something magical!

    hugs!
    http://journeyaroundtheson.blogspot.com/2011/12/this-moment_16.html

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  17. hahah, I love the 'boxing' photo! Adorable. Looks like something my husband and I would do for cheap entertainment!

    I love this collection of pictures.
    abundantly joyful.

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  18. love all the bright colors, so lovely. I love finding feathers. You know when you find a feather it is from an angel, right?

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  19. i love the last image - we had a bunch of kids playing in boxes in my backyard today - nothing better. have a great weekend!

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  20. Yummy colors! Love the boxing -- completely wonderful!

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  21. You had me at the feather, MJ :)

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  22. Something about this post is soooo sweet and comforting. :) Filled with so much love.

    I'm in giggles over the "boxing" match!! I'll have to remember that one for my kids. Help them to release some of the energy on Christmas morning. Love Cory - she's so thoughtful.

    Have a beautiful weekend, friend!

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  23. Such a perfect post full of sighingly beautiful and restful moments :)
    I love those little red birds...my girls are crazy about paper craft at the moment too... and did you paint the still life of the fruit, it's really stunning!
    Have a wonderful weekend MJ.

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  24. Hi Suzy---no that was the gift sent to me by Cory :), which she found on one of her thrifting trips..

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  25. Wonderful joys! Love the pic of your kids "boxing". They have to be totally awesome :) xo

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  26. I sure love those paper animals!

    xo
    cortnie

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  27. oh hahaha, that is the cutest photo ever mj, i love LOVE the boxes with legs!! have a lovely week dear, the children must be getting so excited!

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  28. Dancing in cardboard boxes - perfect. Wishing you happy holiday moments all week.

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  29. Oh these are fantastic! And this moment in the boxes is simply the best!

    Enjoy this week of all kinds of holiday moments with the people you love! A special year for you, it is.

    xo,
    Claudine

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  30. love all the photos, but especially the kids in the boxes. i never saw a box with legs before!!

    we got two big boxes with deliveries this month and the girls been out of their minds with them having so much fun. simple right?

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