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Friday, June 3, 2011


Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.
Don't give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect
. It's the fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Don't dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope, to be without hope is to be without purpose.
Don't be afraid to encounter risks.
It's by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don't let life slip through your fingers by living in the past or in the future. 
By living one day at a time you live all days of your life.
...and whatever you do...
Don't forget to have FUN..
It's good for the soul.
Now....I am off to have a facial, try the new makeup
and get all
The beautiful  PINK PEARLS 
used in this post were a lucky win from
MARNIE lives *down under* and she has an amazing blog.
Her photos are really nice.
When you go by to see her, would you kindly tell her bj said HI.
"Thanks so so much, Marnie, for the pearls.
They are just beautiful and
Linking with
Thanks to all the hosts...
Thank you for coming by...and hope your weekend is gonna be a SASSY one.


Stella said...

Your pink pearls are just a lovely gift and they look so nice in the crystal. A facial sounds like the perfect afternoon. Have fun!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wonderful words to live by! Enjoy your afternoon...have fun! ♥

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a pretty post and love the pink pearls.

Linda Chapman said...

Words of of beauty!

tea time and roses said...

Just lovely BJ! I adore the summer change on your blog, it is certainly pretty!:o) Visiting here always bring a smile to my face.:o)

Enjoy a lovely weekend.



Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All perfect words to live by BJ! Congrats on the pretty pearls and have a great weekend:@)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This is a cute PInk Saturday post. :D I like the sentiment expressed, too.

have an awesome-tastic weekend! Enjoy your facial!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love these pink pearls...

~ Gabriela ~


I love pearls, and I love your pink ones the best! Beautiful gift. I love it against the crystal! Thank you for the lovely words to live by. Have a great weekend. Hugs. FABBY

Donnie said...

Great words and pretty photos.

Barbara F. said...

I love this post, BJ, and I need to really live by these words. That was a lovely prize to win. I adore facials, I need to book an appointment soon! xo,

Holly said...

What a wonderful post - the pictures were beautiful and your words were priceless!
I hope you had fun getting beautified. =0)
Happy Pink Saturday!

Theresa said...

My weekend is gonna be both HOT and SASSY:) I agree live each day enjoying each day!

Love the pearls, great gift! Have a blessed evening, HUGS!

Vee said...

Oh they're going to look wonderful on you. A facial is always so nice and relaxing. I've had one in my life and I remember it well.

Jenn said...

Great post! Very pretty. I thought it ought to be a Pink Sat post ... and it is! Great words to think on and live by! Sounds like you were off to be pampered. How'd it go? Take care! Love, Jenn

CHERI said...

I don't know which is more beautiful...the words or the pictures. Thanks for sharing. Love the pink pearls!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

You got an "Amen" from me sister !

Anonymous said...

It's me again - I agree w/Cheri (who commented after me last time)... your photos and words rival one another (in an outstanding way). (I'm working on getting my avatar to show up on Google, so I'm back and forth here. ) :) Jenn

Honey at 2805 said...

Such a pretty pink post. And lucky you(!), now you get a pink facial!

Roselle said...

Beautiful words to live by!
Nice to be reminded once in awhile!
Happy Pink Saturday.

LV said...

You have a way of finding the right words. All very true. I have never had a facial. Love getting massages or pedicures.

Debby said...

Hope your day was relaxing. This post is beautiful and so are the pearls.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi BJ!
What a great post. So true, especially about holding on to our dreams... no matter how old we are! I hope you had a wonderful day of pampering!
xo Yvonne

Tami said...

BJ..I loved your post today..your words were inspiring and your photos were so pretty.
Happy Pink Saturday!!
xo Tami

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Hi BJ,
I just got the sign yesterday! It's fabulous! I'll try to get it hung up tomorrow. I love it. And I love your pretty pinks. Thanks for stopping by C and C. I've been bogged down with work and haven't posted as I'd like to. Thanks again.

Kathleen said...

I have never had a facial, manicure, pedicure or massage. I do get my cut and color once a month and that breaks the budget.
Think I will go gray and let it grow so I can wear a bun, Lol!
The pearls are lovely.

Marnie said...

Beautiful post and the photos are (as usual) lovely. I'm so glad you loved the pearls. I'm thinking I should do another give away soon??
Thank you also for your sweet comments about my blog.
Have a lovely facial and a beautiful weekend.
x Marnie

Ty said...

I love this post. Nice touch of pearls in the images

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

What good advice...lovely pinks. Trish

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Words of wisdom. Thx for sharing

Stay in the pink


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Lovely post. All ways... :-)

And enjoy your fun!


Screaming Sardine said...

What an absolutely touching post. Brought a little tear to my eye. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Ann said...

What beauty--those pearls set off everythng so much. Love all the inspiration words.

Kay Ellen said...

So pretty BJ~~Now I want to paint my nails Pink this weekend:)

Love the pearls too!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Kay Ellen

Julie Harward said...

Words of wisdom from a very lovely lady, love you bj! ;D

Susan said...

This is such a pretty post!! I absolutely love visiting your blog! I love those pink pearls!

Marydon said...

Jackie-O, Mamie Eisenhower ... pearls! Love them. I wonder if Mamie had pink ones ... let me tell you her home is so decorated in PINK in Gettysburg. I don't remember pink pearls tho.

Lovely pink presentation ... Enjoy your facial, BJ.

Have a beautiful PS week.

Sarah said...

Sweet post, BJ. Hope you enjoy your pampering. ~ Sarah

bertie said...

I love the positivity of your blog and became a follower! Ok...Can't wait for that chocolate! I would love for you to take a look at my blog and hopefully, become a follower, and I have another one, too! Hope to see you stop by! Be blessed!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Happy Pink Saturday
I love your post.

Nancy said...

Love pearls so what could be better than pink pearls?

Happy Pink Saturday! (PS 3rd Birthday giveaway ends tonight.)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear BJ. This is such a beautiful and joyous post. Your photos and sentiments are lovely.

And, those pink pearls are gorgeous!!!