This necklace has nuggets of unakite and autumn jasper, stones that I typically associate with fall.
Pairing them with green aventurine is making me think spring! This piece is available at Miss Val’s Creations.
Let me just say that snow is not my friend. I do not care for it much. However this winter has been so strange that I actually got excited that we had some snow to take pictures of. I do love how it looks just after it has fallen and sticks to trees, shrubs, plants, etc!
For those of you who are not from a snow infested area, this was the good stuff. The good snow is perfect for snowball fights and snowman making.
It is also the stuff that sticks to the trees and plants making them look so pretty! On the other hand, it is the evil stuff. Try shoveling cement!!! Not fun.
Even though I got slightly excited, I still look forward to my future retirement with Jim in sunny Florida.
I did not get too excited about any Oscar gowns this year except for Michelle Williams who was wearing Octavia Spencer. If I could have a love affair with a dress, this would be the one!
It actually looked red on my old fashioned television so I was blown away even more when I saw it online the next day! The coral color is so beautiful and I adore the pairing with a pink clutch and pink lipstick. Perfection. She was working it too. Subtly though, not like Angelina Jolie and her strange leg movements. What was that all about?
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Speaking of Oscars, this section ties in with the annual awards show.
Yes, the title sounds silly! My mom gave me this book to read since we have roots from the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. This novel is unique because the content is entirely letters to and from different people that create the story! This really brought the characters to life!
The storyline sounds depressing. It is about a writer who goes to Guernsey after World War II to learn of the Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society that was formed during the island’s German occupation during the war to cope with the times. However it is written with lots of humor!
It was the only novel from Mary Ann Shaffer and was completed by her niece, Annie Barrows when Mary fell ill. Mary has since passed but I find it so inspirational since she had been quoted saying that “all I wanted was to write a book that someone would like to publish”. Apparently many publishers wanted to get their hands on this one!!!! We can do anything we put our minds to!
How does this tie into the Oscars you ask? Well I was ecstatic to learn that this novel is being brought to the big screen starring Kate Winslet and directed by Kenneth Branagh!
So it is safe to assume that this will be an Academy Award nominated film. It is due to start filming soon and will be released in 2013. It will be interesting to see this compilation of letters be put to film!!!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful week! ~Val