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By the light of the Strawberry Moon

🎶By the light of the strawberry moon.  A “strawberry moon” lights up the sky tonight, coinciding with summer solstice—the longest day of the year—for the first time since 1967. Astronomers have hailed the event as a twice-in-a-lifetime occurrence. I love that. Twice. It's like a second chance. 
The sun gets super high so this moon must be super-low. This forces its light through thicker air, which also tends to be humid this time of year, and the combination typically makes [the moon] amber colored. 
But a strawberry moon is not red or pink as might be expected. Instead, the name refers to the full moon in June, heralded by Native American Algonquin tribes as the beginning of the strawberry picking season. It is also sometimes referred to as a ‘honey moon’. Trés romantique! 


(Graphic Credit: Dan Linehan)

A host of golden daffodils...for $1.49

Cheap Thrills from  Trader Joe's-Spokane,WA. Happy Daffodils for only $1.49 a bunch.

Daffodils always remind me of the Walt Whitman poem, I wandered lonely as a cloud. 
I wandered lonely as a cloud 
That floats on high o'er vales and hills, 
When all at once I saw a crowd, 
A host, of golden daffodils; 
Beside the lake, beneath the trees, 
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. 

Continuous as the stars that shine 
And twinkle on the milky way, 
They stretched in never-ending line 
Along the margin of a bay: 
Ten thousand saw I at a glance, 
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. 

The waves beside them danced; but they 
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: 
A poet could not but be gay, 
In such a jocund company: 
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought 
What wealth the show to me had brought: 

For oft, when on my couch I lie 
In vacant or in pensive mood, 
They flash upon that inward eye 
Which is the bliss of solitude; 
And then my heart with pleasure fills, 
And dances with the daffodils. 

Choose LOVE.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love. I'm profoundly saddened by the senseless hate crime in Florida. As I slept, lives were were stolen, others were shattered and so many were frightened beyond measure. Its becoming far to common place in our country, these random acts of violence laced with hate.  The words of Martin Luther King are laid upon my heart this somber morning, "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great of a burden to bear." #pray4peace #stickwithlove

Love is the answer. What was the question? #pray4peace #stickwithlove

Light my Fire : Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills : These imported candles are a fab find. They look great, travel well and burn for up to 15 hours. Best news yet, they're available at Target for just $3


I've been loving the smell of the Coconut Citrus and now I'm smitten by the scent and sweet packaging of Passion Flower. 
I've started to stock them, gift them and of course burn them on a regular basis. 




Really Remarkable Wine Under $10

Ta da! A Sauvignon Blanc one could bathe in. 2014 Les Portes de Boardeaux (France) is a really remarkable wine for less than $10. Available at Trader Joe's-Spokane,WA.

Lips like WINE

Okay, ZIN-FAN-GALS, listen up. Here's a fab find - Lips like Wine! 
The Artist's Studio is a collaboration of remarkable products with talented artists and are available exclusively at Anthropologie.  Yes, #Spokane finally has one. The product is amazing but made even better by the happy packaging.
About the Artist: Brighton-based designer Lou Taylor draws inspiration from midcentury fashion illustrations, Busby Berkeley dance routines and pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Patrick Caulfield. Her motifs repeat instantly iconic images against citrus-bright backgrounds for an eye-catching, joyful effect. 
About the Product: These very hydrating lip treatments with a kiss of color that feels oh-so-light. There are four fabulous colors. Shown is Sun Cherry: a sheer burgundy red that looks dark but goes on sheer. Just $14 a tube at Anthropolgie Spokane.
Yes, I adore this affordable lip service. 
Photo Cred: Anthropologie