Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

photo flowers Loretta

I bought myself some flowers and reflected there is so much beauty EVERYWHERE even when there are days in this world that no one seems to care.

It is a glorious day even though the sun is not making a guest appearance in my part of Florida today.

Today I will celebrate Easter the Polish way.I will prepare Pierogi,Kielbasi,beet soup and a box of Polish pastries I found it in town by a miracle.

I miss my mother’s touch in so many ways. She would shape the butter into a Easter bunny with cloves as eyes.I will miss those beautifully stained hard boiled eggs and fresh from the bakery oven Polish bread.When I was younger she would fill the basket of food for me to take to church and have the priest BLESS the food before my sisters and my twin would devour it all on Easter Sunday. I miss the mass in  the Polish language and the pretty hymns. But I have beautiful memories to enjoy all day.

Happy Spring! ENJOY a new season in your life. 

*Did you know why you see Pussy Willows along with the Easter lily at stores around Easter? They are a  Polish, Russian and United Kingdom tradition.Also, I never knew this but the pretty Narcissus flower symbolizes spring and rebirth.It is a traditional Easter flower in Northern Italy and France.It was originally the Easter flower by Ancient Greeks.

 

 

 

Shine On!

photo candles

I love to visit St. Augustine,Florida half an hour from my home I try to visit at least once a month. There is this beautiful church there called Our Lady Of La Leche. On these historic grounds I stop at this filled to the brim religious shop where they sell all things holy for your home and for gifts.

My family has had some health issues and I being Catholic wanted and NEEDED to pray for them. you can buy these amazing candles in this store and go to the mini historic chapel and pray to God, Mary his mother or a saint of your choice.

I have always loved the peace I feel from looking at these lit candles and the ritual rich in history. In NYC,Washington D.C. and in my travels throughout Europe.

I adore the way the candles light up the room,my face up and best of all what they do for my soul.

There is beauty all around us. I usually right about beauty or skin,lifestyle,food,share recipes and or my travels. But this week I wanted to share with you to light a candle wherever you are and just glow!

There is beauty all around us. Yes, even in everyday life,seek it and it will come to you.

Bask in the light around you and shine on …Beautiful, Shine on!