Haiku House

“Sharing the figs can leave you with none at all.”-Greek Proverb

 [Holiday Gift Guide: The Fig]

1. Fig Leaf Fancy iPhone 6s Case in Teal & Grey-$35

2. Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fig-$21

3. Korres Fig Scented Body Butter-$20

4. Anthropologie  Jibby & Juna Fig Drop Earrings-$88

5. Small Fig Leaf Dish by Table Art-$85

6. Sweet Fig Scented Mason Jar Candle-$24

7. Fig Pattern Wall Clock-$30

Sooner than later Reader, you’ll be able to click & shop these items…Promise!

Peace & blessings,



Pier 1 ImportsĀ 

 [Absolutely love the yellow & blue glazed terra cotta vessels.]

Walked around one of my favorite stores the other day & picked out of a few great pieces that I thought would look great in my Nona’s place!

Hope our weekend weather will be nice for fishing.

I’m very much set on catching & cooking fish the way my dad makes it!!

Peace & blessings to all,


Motawi’s ‘November’ Arts & Crafts Tile

 [This one is titled ‘Marsh’ & I love the cattails. I’ve lived near the Florida marsh my whole life.]

My father gave me a birthday card Monday night that read “Life begins at 30“.

It was such a great evening with just close family & my father really impressed us with his culinary skills. Homemade tarter sauce with freshly caught Red Fish & Croaker. 

[Catch of the day!!]

High-tide dock fishing, here we come.

Have a blessed day,


Thirty Years Of Successful Trial & Error

 [Love this photo of my Grandmother with my sister on the left & me on the right.]

Yesterday, on November 2nd, I turned Thirty & I feel like I’ve titled this post very accurately…Or maybe I just have a funny way of looking at things? I don’t know, I’ll let you decide.

It’s true that from the time we are born until the time we leave this place, we are being tested on a daily basis. As they say in the movie ‘The Recruit’, “Everything’s a test.”

They are referring to CIA training & being in the field, but it’s truly good mentality! Seriously, because then you become more aware of your own actions.

So we try our hardest at Life, sometimes we fail & sometimes we do a great job. 

As long as we are trying, we’re in good shape. 

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy & dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness & patience.” Colossians 3:12

Peace & joy to all,


Theory Of Aesthetics

 Picked some random little blooms over the weekend on my walk & created this pretty little arrangement. 

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

Peace & blessings,


Vintage Specimen Drawer & Shells

Absolutely loving this…

Most of my shells were collected over the last year working with J on many construction sites.

Routing extension cords

Measuring & Cutting

Saws & Levels…

The “Special Lady” I am working with now (that I refered to the other day) is actually my cousin & she gave me this antique specimen drawer…That’s just what I’m calling it; could be called something else.

Haven’t permenently fixed anything yet & not sure how it will function.  

Will share when it’s done & being displayed.

Peace & joy to all,


Pressing Red & Yellow Flowers

 Found these two little blooming beauties the other day. They were leftover in shopping carts by the garden center at Wal-Mart. Their form is so aesthetic & perfect for pressing. I’ve got them in my heavy, old Jacksonville phone book right now. Wait & see!

Have a beautiful weekend…J & I are thinking about going to the Donald Trump Rally downtown tomorrow. Haven’t been to one of those since my Grandmother was campaigning many moons ago.

Peace & blessings to all,