Friday, August 23, 2013

Dear Daughters: Just a Little Advice

Dear Daughters,
* Beware of ‘trends in d├ęcor’.  YOU are the trend- your heart, your soul, your creativity. Knock your own socks off. That is what matters.

* If you are dancing with someone to Brooks and Dunn's Neon Moon, and he just doesn't have the beat, take note. Neon Moon dances for you for goodness sake.

* Watch out for high blood pressure carriers. Remember Nonnie's (my mother's) famous line when asked if Papa (my father) had high blood pressure?

"No... he's a carrier."

* While you are young, value all of your friends- even if you are not particularly close or you do not always agree. Life has a way of coming full circle.

* Keep your love of old things- build your collections, and then start another one.  Don't listen to the naysayers who chastise those of us who like old things or things in general. Until they've been bent over with their head in a box of junk at the flea market, they just don't know.

* There is nothing out in the world of busyness, or calendars, or having to be there, or I need to do this, or social obligations that can substitute for a day at home .

I hope you have your head in a box this weekend.
I will, and I will be thinking of YOU.
Love, Mom


Theresa said...

GREAT advice from your heart to theirs:) Have a blessed day sweet Laura, HUGS!

Stacey said...

Amen sister. These are all great pieces of advice and most must be learned with time. Your daughters are lucky to hear it.

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Great advice... absolutely nothing takes the place of a day at home...not even your head in a box! LOL...
happy hunting. Pat

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Love this, Laura. Great advice.

56steps said...

Your daughters are very lucky to have your advise coming their way
I had my head over a few boxes at a church flea market yesterday and came away with a few treasures
Such fun

trash talk said...

Just call me "Jack".

Pura Vida said...

What a precious funny mom and blogger you are!

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

What a lovely post, great advice for your daughters and ours! :)

Karen said...

Love this post, Laura. It's 97 degrees outside at 6:10 p.m., however, for me Fall and Family are in the air!
Ladybug Creek

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, yes! I love to bend my head in a box at a flea market and I love to stay at home! Good advice!

Terry Lee said...

sweet laura,

i just LOVE your blog, as always. i've been absent from the blogging community with only brief visits here and there.

what a lovely post for daughters everywhere. terrific advice for us all.

i want to thank you so much for coming over to visit me at my blog and for taking the time to leave a comment. you must realize how encouraging that is. especially to middle child bloggers such as myself! ;)

happy junking & digging!

terry lee

Unknown said...

what a impressive vase!! love those blue and white patterns!

painting to buy

Bohemian said...

Great Advice... and not just for our Daughters!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Loui♥ said...

how I love LOVE your "Dear Daughter" posts!
not only do they evoke smiles, and positive head nods..
they are right on target..
touching my heart in the most poingnant way!
hugs and smile..


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