Friday~~ Finding Beauty 1/8/10

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Welcome to the FIRST

Fridays ~~Finding Beauty.

Too often we just seem to be sleep walking through our life. (Some day remind me to tell you my REAL outlandish sleep walking stories… they will curl your toes.)

Typically we have STUFF to do, and  most of us have a “To do” list.

 So… let me ask you this question… When accomplishing all we do for our children, our spouses or our employer do we find the time to see the beauty around us?

It’s there whether we notice it or not. I believe IF we take the time to notice– our life takes on an enhanced version. It’s no longer typical — it’s lovely and can be extraordinary.

Our life will be better for it and then we will not only become a better mother, spouse or employee — but a much better US!

You will probably tire of my quote by Wayne Dyer
When you change the way you look at things– the things we look at change.

So– this is our challenge to take a moment and STOP… look, smell, slow down break out the camera and share with others what you think is beautiful.

FFB Collage opener RS

Beauty in a child’s smile?   Beauty in a comfy bedroom?  Beauty in a romantic bath?Or Beauty in nature?

It’s all up to you– YOU are the driver of this project– You show us what you think about Beauty and let us see if it really is in the eye of the beholder. Ideally it would be funnest if it was original work of your own… but oft times we come upon something fantastic on the WEB… and have to share– that would be great too! (just be sure to give credit to the artists or authors)


FIRST Post your Friday ~~ Finding Beauty photos and Post, along with your Friday ~~Finding Beauty logo / button

Be sure  to link back to: so that your lovely readers will be able to see what others have to say and who are participating.

Make SURE— you have completed your post and are ready to go BEFORE you fill in MckLinky.

USE your exact blog post link (also called a perma link) not just your general address. (your link will be removed if it doesn’t link to your exact posting)

VISIT— please take the time to visit as many of the participants as possible. You know how much we all love our comments and cheering one another on is what this is all about.

If you have any questions– please email me at


MckLinky Blog Hop

*SIGH*   MckLinky is not very user friendly — hopefully some of you can sign up– but I promise by next week we will be rocking!

 Also– another way to participate– to the lovelies who do not have a blog– leave us your comments– we Love to hear every ones ideas! Please don’t stay quiet.

As we progress I will pose silly questions– make you think a little bit out of the box! In the mean time… thanks so much for participating! 

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Keeping with my tradition of PINK Saturday with Beverly and the gang– I wanted to share this with them as well. (there is some pink in the top photo 🙂   Stop by and visit them.

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January 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Fridays Finding Beauty | 22 comments


22 responses to “Friday~~ Finding Beauty 1/8/10”

  1. ellen b says:

    Beautiful images Claudia!!

  2. Claudie says:

    You did it girlfriend.
    Love your beauties.
    Happy FFB kind of like BFF lol
    Love Ya
    Love Claudie

  3. ellen b says:

    I signed in again because the links seemed to disappear…

  4. Pat says:

    Mr. LInky does not seem to be working at htis moment. Claudia. I’ll check back tomorrow and try to link up then.  My post is up now.  I’m looking forward to many more Finding Beauty Fridays!  Thanks!

  5. Jill says:

    Hi Claudia! The link works, but not the small sidebar photo (at least for me it isn’t working!) Looking forward to many beautiful Fridays.

  6. Hi Claudia, great idea! Hope you don’t mind that I posted a link to a post I did on December 30th, for me it was the most wonderful, beautiful thing I saw over Christmas.
    Your images are so lovely and a reminder to look beyond the day’s challenges and see what makes our life so special.
    You are such an inspiration!

  7. Nancy says:

    Hi Claudie – I love your idea to look for the beauty that surrounds us.  Your collage covers so much of the everyday things that grace our lives with beauty.
    No problem with the McLinky…it seemed to be working fine.
    Have a beautiful day…Nancy

  8. Kathy says:

    Hi Claudia! I’m so happy that you started this fun meme. What better way to start the New Year than reminders of the beauty around us everyday! Love the mosaic of your images,  what a great way to kick off this event. Thanks so much for hosting!

  9. jeanne says:

    Beautiful photos Claudia. And may I say again I think this is a great idea!

  10. Sheila says:

    Hi, Claudia… I hope to join you at some point.  I’m going on a blog break as my post today indicates.  This is really a nice idea, though.


    Sheila 🙂

  11. pam says:

    This a wonderful idea..your first participant, Ellen b., is the one who inspired me over a year ago to start noticing my world.  I finally have a better camera, although still have the shaky hand syndrome….but I am looking forward to this.  It’s so good to focus on what is good around us…to stop and notice….to choose encouraging things in life.
    The sidebar photo didn’t work for me either but I just right clicked on the photo in your post and saved image as to my graphics folder and then added it like one of my photos.  I had a meme for a while and used another link service…it could be tricky….hang in there…we’ll be patient and work around the problems if McLinky decides to have a bad day.
    Hope you have a grand week!

  12. Regina says:

    Hello Claudia.  Congratulations on the new Theme.  I love the logo.  It’s so gorgeous!
    I will try to participate next  time.

  13. bj says:

    I’m hoping to link up next week…most of my beauties will either be grands, great-grand or…..FOOD ! hAHAA

    Love your beauties!!

  14. Maia says:

    Hi Claudia,
    Congratulations to the new meme and thanks for letting me know about it. With this beautiful theme it will be a hit. I shall participate in the future too.
    I see you’ve already found some exquisite beauty with this painting.
    Have a nice weekend!

  15. dana says:

    Hello and Happy Pink Saturday!  I soooo meant to join in on your Friday post, but I forgot!  I will try to get it together this week.  I love your idea about finding beauty in our world around us.
    I also LOVED your get well tray post.  I do hope you’re feeling better now!

  16. Carolyn says:

    Beautiful photos!!!


  17. Dixie says:

    Claudie… thanks for stopping by French Lique.. Hope you’l come again…

    You’re right… there is beauty all around…all you have to do is look…

  18. Laura says:

    Hi Claudia-
    What a treat to find your blog this morning. I look forward to participating next Friday in your Finding Beauty meme. What a great idea.
    Enjoyed visiting,

  19. Amisha says:

    I love that fairy tale house picture. And I think I’ll join the Friday blog hop – it is a really fun idea. I would have loved to do Project 365 but since I can’t this will be liked project 52. Besides it is so much fun to visit with you.

  20. Susan says:

    Sweet pics!  🙂

  21. Judith says:

    Hello Claudia
    Enjoyed your wintry post – almost looks colder where you are!
    And your poor dog, little ones have a difficult time with deep snow, don’t they?  I shovel a path from the deck to the ground below but most of the time our little guy just goes right outside the back door – on the deck.

  22. luna miranda says:

    oh, i finally got here!  i will be participating in this meme on Friday.  thanks for the invite!
    cheers to beauty!

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