Friday, May 10, 2013

" The dreams of your heart "

I remember lying in a field of gold as a child

staring into the big blue sky with pillows of white clouds

wondering and dreaming...

Wishing and hoping and praying...

Today I am here somewhere that

I never knew was the dream of my heart. 

Where writing, blogging and sharing my journey

would find a forever place inside of me.

It is where my soul found itself

through an ocean of the highest highs and lowest lows

as Cami lovingly refers to.

Somewhere in our heart lives the dream

that each of us hold inside.

The secret place that yearns for 

us to strive for that goal

that settles in and says " here is where I belong. "

Where our God given gifts and talent

shines bright as the sun and the stars in the sky. 

A new day is dawning

and I have been so blessed to know the amazing

woman who has embarked on her dream come true.

with me her vision and dream of founding

I was over the moon excited for her.

She is one of the most loving and caring woman

I have ever met who truly works so hard to 

achieve her goals while being a wonderful 

mother and wife.

I am certain many of you know this

lovely lady already.

Melinda is such an amazing stylist and

photographer who has such a way

of inspiring your heart with vintage finds.

I had her chuckling on the phone last week

as I shared how her styling inspired me

to take a whirl at doing a vignette with fresh fruit.

 I ran into my kitchen quickly grabbed a few

things and started clicking away.

Upon finishing I began to view the photos

I took a look and they were well { Horrid }

even with a great camera and editing software.

I told Melinda how awful they were 

and that I would just stick to styling my twigs 

and branches. There we were hearts filled with

 friendship and laughter while

  supporting in each others' dream.

{This is my official Kate's hall of shame photo}

I am so very honored to be part

of the amazing group of women who are 

contributors in the first premiere issue

and me...

So excited to share the premiere June issue

and the dream come true of Melinda

with all of you!

Linking up with the lovelies...

You are never too old to set another goal

or dream a new dream

CS Lewis

Have a beautiful and blessed week!


Ann said...

Congrats Kate and I do like your photo with the fruit. Hugs

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Kate...lovely and serene images and I love those red apples with your grain sack pillow! So happy to keep company with you and Melinda!

Julie Marie said...

How exciting for you Kate!... I can hardly wait to see it... please let me know where it will be available in print... congratulations!... xoxo Julie Marie

Rhonda said...

I adore your style, it is so peaceful and serene.
Melinda is also living her dream and sharing it with all of us. I cannot wait for the first issue!

Sheila said...

Been thinking of you...I have been so busy the past 3 weeks, I will call you soon. Everything is gorgeous love all the pics. Happy Mothers Day...I hope you have a wonderful weekend my sweet and dear Kate!


Deserae said...

Beautiful as always....
I can't wait to see the first exciting :o)
Happy Mother's Day!

Amy Kinser said...

I am very excited about this magazine. I felt several months back that this was something Melinda needed to do. You just know when someone has a special gift and she has it. I believe this is going to be a wonderful journey for all of you.

This Tennessee girl cannot wait!!!

BTW....having you involved just makes it that much more special.

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Hi Kate ~ Beautiful Post & Wonderful News,
can't wait to see the 1st Inspiring Issue....
Have a wonderful Mother's Day


So happy that you have found your lovely sweet spot ... again and again.

Love your hall of shame photo ... I think the bowl was just too small. :)


ilmiocottage said...

Hello Kate ... I love your photos, they are simple and wonderful at the same time, you know furnish cas flawlessly ..... pretty soon I'm going to live in the new house, and I'd like to inspire your style .... . kiss!

It's me said...

Congratulations your decoratings !!

Unknown said...

Congratulations, my friend! The women you are combining talents with are so blessed to have you on board. Here's to discovering dreams!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This sounds very exciting, Kate! I'm looking forward to seeing it! Congratulations!

Anne said...

I am so excited for you all! You are right Melinda is one of the sweetest bloggers.I hope to meet her someday! She not only inspires me with her style and photography but she inspires me with her faith in God!
I cannot wait to see this issue.It is filled with wonderful talented women!
Happy Mothers day!

Cam said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Your creativity is deep and endless. I love your perspective and style. Your soothing words and beautiful creations whisk us into a lovely, ethereal place where peace and grace reigns. There is no one in the world like you, Kate. Congratulations, and I cannot wait to see the new magazine.

Debra@CommonGround said...

can't wait to see this! what a wonderful group of talented gals as contributors!

Tammy said...

Hi Kate, I don't think your apple photo is so bad. Just the right pop of red to show off the red in that pretty pillow.

The magazine sounds great. You are definitely in wonderful company as I know many of the bloggers mentioned. Should be a fantastic success. Best wishes, Tammy

must love junk said...

OH, I can't wait to see what all of you wonderfully creative women have put together!! Congrats on your contribution :)

Burlap Luxe said...

Contrats Kate ...
You know how I feel about you, I adore your written art with poetic words and the calm of how you stage and bring beauty to us in the most simplistic ways, creating something from nothing.
Love your style and beauty within. As for Melinda, I am a long time follower of hers and have had the experience first hand at her generous beauty. I made mention 3 years ago how her collected coin from Denmark was perfect for a friend whose husband would leave her little crowns here and there for her, gifting the right simple crown at the most perfect time. My friends husband a pastor and most perfect husband anyone would admire past away after a mission where he took ill and it got the best of him before they could get a grip on it.

Here is where I am going with this, MELINDA had this coin with a (R) on it with a crown on top of the letter R, my friends name starts with and R and she loved crowns because her husband would gift his princess crowns for every occasion. I asked Melinda if the coin was for sale so I could gift it to my friend, Melinda beautifully hearted then asked for my address so she could gift the coin to me for my friend. This is one simple example of the gentle hearted spirit Melinda has. As for my friend being given the coin with the R wearing the crown was brought to tears, saying her husband grave her crowns and that she will treasure this coin as a message from above!

I am so excited for all you ladies that are involved with creating beauty we passionately so love about your design styles.
Can't wait to view!


Bilancia Designs said...

Congratulations, Kate! I don't know who these women are but I'm sure you're all fabulous collectively and certainly on your own... you have incredible style...
Wonderful things happen to wonderful people. :)
Hope you're doing well.
Miss talking to you.

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Congratulations, Kate! It is so wonderful to see good things happen to good people. I can't wait to see it!

Jeanette @ Creating a Life

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So excited for the first publication!
You are all so talented and to see your creativity all together will be wonderful!

Gretchen said...

I am so excited for you Kate. Congrats on this exciting and so well deserved adventure. Keep Him as your focus and Hell continue to direct your paths.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Kate, you were meant for blogging just as blogging was meant for you. You have enriched so many of our lives with your amazing talent and gift of words. You style twigs like no other that's for sure! But I love the pic with the fruit and the darling pillow. Remember I am a lover of red. Can't wait to purchase this magazine. Congrats to her and all of you wonderful contributors! Thanks for sharing this with SYC.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh Kate,I am so excited about this magazine,and so happy for all of you..hope this finds you well...xoxo

Bohemian said...

Congrats Kate on the Publication! Yet another to add to the Inspiration Library at Home! I try not to Photograph too much Food... it always makes me Hungry when I'm downloading the Images at Midnight! *LOL*

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

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