Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Pinks and Aquas

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Pretty pinks and aquas, originally uploaded by Romantic Home.
One of my favorite color combinations, pinks and aquas! I made this mosaic using some of my favorite photos on Flickr! (for photo credit, click on the mosaic)

I guess summer is officially over now that Labor Day has passed. Mother Nature listened this year and it's supposed to be about 15 degrees cooler today than it was yesterday here in Northern California! It usually never feels like the end of summer here until about mid-October! I like the cooler weather so I'm very happy!

I mentioned here a few months ago that I was planning to go back to school to study interior design this Fall. There has been a change of plans - I've realized that online dating is taking up more of my time than I expected! It's been a lot of fun and I've met some amazing men but it's really hard to find that special connection...that "chemistry" that is needed to get beyond that first date. So, for now my schooling is put on hold but I still plan on doing it in the future!

Updated to add:  I feel like I need to clarify my choice to choose dating over school as I stated above. First, I'm not looking to find a husband or "the right one".  If something more comes out of all this then that's great but I'm not going into this to find "the one and only".  I know a lot of people don't understand that way of thinking because they only think of marriage as the final result of dating.  After two divorces, I no longer feel that way.  I believe everyone has to do what feels right in their heart and right now I think dating feels like more fun that going to school.  I'm really enjoying the whole process of online dating! 

59 comments:

Michelle Hoad said...

Before I got married, my friend called me the one date wonder. The man I married I met in real life, not on line. Hang in there, but stay picky.

A Cottage Muse said...

Love pink & aqua together!! I did a post last week about an etsy treasury I made...shabby with a hint of aqua. Lots of fun!! When you least expect it, Mr. Wonderful will appear...I believe that whole heartedly!!

homespun1 said...

The pink and aqua are truly beautiful.. may I act as a "nanny?"
Don't put off going to school because of online dating...you'll find that your education/love of decorating should never be stalled or put on hold (with the exception of your child)..Men come and men go and usually when they go they oft times take more with them than you thought possible. Go for your dream and keep your creative energy channeled. You'll be more fulfilled and will offer much in a relationship rather than regrets.

Elsie said...

Cindy~ beautiful mosaic, I love
the aquas and pinks. You hang in
with the dating. I do hope you
go to school for decorating because
that will be a cinch for you. You
probably can teach them something.
Good luck with whatever you do.":O)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

My favourite colour combination too! Dreamy photos! My advice is to go to school and take Interior Design. You will be so good at it!
Your special man is out there and you will meet up with him whether you're in school or not. You're an attractive and talented lady and you want to be picky these days.

Blessings,
Sandi

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Lovely mosaic! The colors are gorgeous together.
Brenda

Dayle said...

Pink and aqua. When I was a girl, these were the first two crayons I pulled from the carton.

Beverley said...

Hello Cindy, I love pink and aqua together. Very pretty. I think you should go back to school. You will regret it if you don't. I think you are very talented and have a lot to offer. Men come and go, we need to be here for ourselves and not give up our dreams for them. I wish you the best. Beverley

Lille Persille said...

Love your mosaic! Exciting period you have in front of you now:)

Shannon said...

I agree with homespun. I wouldn't put men that you're randomly meeting through an online dating service over doing something that you are good at and have planned on doing for a long time. No man is worth putting your own dreams aside for, much less a man you're only seeing one time. Who knows....maybe Mr. Right is to be found while you are studying or doing a interior decorator job. I really hope there are other issues holding you back besides the dating thing, but I do hope that you will be able to go back to school soon if decorating is really what makes you happy.

Love the aqua and pink pictures!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I'm not putting meeting men online ahead of school. It's just a choice that felt right at this time in my life. I'm not looking for a husband or even the love of my life...I'm just looking to date at this point!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Ooh, pink, my favorite color! I love it paired with aqua... or green... or brown, etc. What beautiful pics!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

AntiqueChase said...

Do what's FUN!!!

Sheri Martin said...

I love this combination of colors, too! So sweet, peaceful and soothing.

Curtains In My Tree said...

Have fun first and foremost. To stay in love with life you have to make yourself happy first, then the man thing will come.

keep us all busy looking at your beautiful blog.


Janice

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I'm gonna go against the majority and said go ahead and enjoy dating. When I started dating the hubs I was going to school for Interior Design and had a full time job. He lived in NYC and I in NJ so we only got to see each other once a month. I made a choice to have fun, to enjoy my life, and to date. We are now married and school is not in the horizon for me, but I don't regret it. Enjoy life to the fullest, you can go to school at any time.

September said...

Do what makes you happy, Cindy. Always, but, I do kind of think that with your brilliance in decorating, a little formal training might be good. Maybe just one class at a time? Just thinkin'... Love the pink mosaic, naturally. :)

Revamped French Maison said...

Cindy, the mosiac is beautiful and I love aquas and pink together also. Someday it would be fun to use them in the house but today is not that day. lol.

As far as your personal life goes, do both! School and date...If your enriching yourself, following your dreams, fulfilling your passions and getting an education; on top of all the other marvelous things you do and can offer a person in a relationship, why not make time for both. In the long run we still have only ourselves. Do what makes you happy and live without regrets. It thats choosing just one or the other then by all means follow your heart. We all just see so much talent and like good neighbors and friends are going to push you to succeed.

Blessings to you,
Shanna
www.revampedfrenchmaison.com

Victoria said...

I don't have much pink and I don't have any aqua although I'd love some:)

Do what feels right to you and you can't go wrong. School will always be there. I had tons of fun dating before I met my 2nd husband, it was an experience both interesting and eye opening so enjoy...life is short:):):)

Lisa said...

I absolutely love pink and aqua! Great mosaic.


Do what makes you happy.

Ana said...

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Bettsi said...

Hey Cindy! I think that the older I get, the less I see marriage as something I ever want again. Like you, I love my life! It would be fun to go on dates and have a special someone to snuggle with, but then I want him to go home! You are going to LOVE school! I did! I got one semester under my belt before I had to take a new (very demanding) job to take care of my family. It's your life, Sweetie. Enjoy it and do what you want!

Dawn said...

I think following your heart is a wonderful thing. Enjoy this time when you can do as you please!

Catherine Williams said...

Go to school. You might regret it if you don't. We are not young forever.

Marie Arden said...

Do what is best for you and dating sounds like fun. School will be there and you are so talented I am not sure you even "need" school to do design work. Some of best designers I know are self taught! You hae the eye for it already.
Marie Arden Pink Living

Miss Rhea said...

My husband and I met on Christian Cafe 8 years ago. We just celebrated our SEVEN year Wedding anniversary yesterday ! May you be as Blessed with the person you find to share your time with, whether it is companionship, marriage or whatever your heart desires. Dreams DO come true :)

Too bad you cant do both. A happy and fulfilled YOU makes a happier relationship, if I may be so bold to say. I two had been divorced twice and was DONE. But God had other plans for me :)

I LOVE pink and aqua too and the mosaic is really lovely ! Thanks for sharing :)

Susan said...

Cindy, I love the pink and aqua!! I am glad you have made a decision to do what makes you happy, other than what others expect you would do!! Never settle for less than your dreams!! Just saying.

Caroline said...

Pink and aqua is one of my favorite combos as well. They just seem to compliment each other.

As for the dating have fun with it Cindy...as you probably already know love will find you when you least expect it.

Esther Sunday said...

Does Alberto have a brother?

Esther Sunday said...

Opps, I mean Roberto... see how quickly they come and go? LOL.

Happily married to #2 for 14 years. This is it - ain't training another one. It will be a puppy next. ;)

Shirley said...

That's one of the most beautiful mosaics I've seen!! How delicate the colors are together.

A Garden of Threads said...

You do not need to explain why you are not going to school. Life is a journey of experiences, so go for it, date all you want. Have fun and take care.

Michelle said...

You should have never opened that can of worms, somethings are better left out of the blog. You don't owe anyone an explanation, do what you want and keep your personal business, personal.
XoXo

dynochick (Jan) said...

Bravo! You don't need to explain yourself.

If you are happy that is all that matters.

But...there's always a but....maybe you could take just one small class to test the waters.

Tommie Jo said...

Follow your heart sister!

Debby - Romancing the Bling said...

Hi Cindy...I also love these colors! So feminine. I'm happy to hear you are enjoying your life and dating. Have fun!
I'm bursting with news that I would love to share...my heirloom vintage rhinestone hair combs are being featured on the TODAY SHOW by DAILY CANDY!!! I know you will probably be at work but if you have a DVR or Tivo you may want to record it for later viewing. Come by for a visit as I have posted the details.

Thanks Cindy!

Debby

Sheree said...

Glad you gave us an update!! :))
I have been wondering how your dating was going!

Terri said...

Your photo collage is gorgeous. What beautiful china, flowers and food. I love your tea cup in the middle, it is so romantic. I have one of the cups you show in the upper left side. I love it too.
Hugs,
Terri

Anonymous said...

Do what makes you happiest Cindy. Thank you for all the inspiration you have given me over the last couple of years. Hugs, Diane

Henna @ AboutDivorce Blog said...

wow, what great pinks and aquas, i just loved them, i think they are a treat for a home maker, too good and too beautiful to resist

Annie's Online Store said...

i just loved the color of these tea cups and would do anything to own them, what a delight it would be to drink tea in them, i love buying such vintage collection and i hope to collect all the lovely things i see :)

Julie the Unruly said...

I totally love your attitude about dating! It is supposed to be fun, and if you are having fun, you are doing it right. Good luck to you, sweetie. I love your site.

Anonymous said...

After a horrid relationship and three years of getting beyond it, I stood before a mirror, my hand fisted against the sky and shouted "By God I AM going to be a bad girl and sleep with the first man I'm with tonight"....

My girlfriends roared at Miss Reserved so stating but as my husband and I celebrate our 23rd anniversary this November, I thank God that I opened myself up to the possibilities. Truth is, I didn't and he was the SECOND man I met that night but my heart was open and all those "You shoulds" were left behind. When I asked him what attracted him to me despite my all too attractive friends, he said there was something in my eyes....

Cindy, follow where your heart might lead. May you find Grace and love as I have.

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

I totally agree that you should do what makes you happy.......however, going to school will open additional doors for you both personally and professionally.

The further you cast your net, the more you stand to gain!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Anonymous said...

I agree with homespun. I wouldn't put men that you're randomly meeting through an online dating service over doing something that you are good at and have planned on doing for a long time. No man is worth putting your own dreams aside for, much less a man you're only seeing one time. Who knows....maybe Mr. Right is to be found while you are studying or doing a interior decorator job. I really hope there are other issues holding you back besides the dating thing, but I do hope that you will be able to go back to school soon if decorating is really what makes you happy.

...im sorry ..i had to copy because im compleatly agree with you...your man is not on internet..believme...please ..use your time to study...Men come and go

Anonymous said...

stop doing this cindy...its not the right way
Mr. wonderful will appear
...you should focus in your wonderful talent.
Let it everythig to God .
God bless you...cindy

Biljana said...

So beautiful mosaic:)))
I love pink and aqua:))
Greetings from Europe, Biljana

agypsyangel said...

What a wonderful color combo. I completely understand. After 2 divorces, I was very picky. I found my dear sweet husband on match.com in 2006, we married May 2008. Take your time and enjoy. Dating can be fun.

Heidi said...

Your photos are stunning--I can't get over how similar our tastes are! I also live in Northern California and am really enjoying the crisper air.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh, so pretty! Aqua and pink - such a beautiful combination.

- The Tablecaper

ASHLEY said...

" I believe everyone has to do what feels right in their heart and right now"...

i love this...i wish i could spend a day talking to you....

many blessings...DATE ON woman and by all means HAVE FUN!!! heck!

xoxo!

Garden Place Design said...

I met my Hubby online!!! been married 9 yrs now!!

Joanne said...

You don't need to explain anything to anyone. You're your own woman and you need to follow your heart and do what makes you happy. Hey, you deserve it! Enjoy your life and live it to the fullest!

Diana G. said...

Good for you! Myself, at age 56, I finally figured out that the only person I need to please is me. I like to keep my family happy & content, but no one lives in my skin but me and I have to be true to myself. I find that as I get older, this gets easier to do and also to say what I feel (very therapeutic I might add). I love this time of my life (now if I could only lose a few pounds ;o]).

Debbie said...

Seems to be a lot of experts out here Cindy:)!!~ You are the architect of your own life, do what feels right. You are enjoying it at the moment, live in the moment...life is way too short not to do what YOU want!!~ Honestly, IMO you do not need to go to school to be an interior decorator...if you are good at it, which you are, you are self taught. Put a portfolio together and see if you can get some jobs that way first. School is not only a lot of money at this time, how many people are paying for top interior designers these days. I think you have a better shot with your credentials as is. Again just my opinion, not putting down school.

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mariondee-designs said...

If doing both together was definately out of the question, as that would be the best option, and I had to pick between romance and school.. I would pick romance. Being with someone for the last 22 yrs it would be easy to say... go to school but I have 3 single brothers (sorry, they're in Australia) and I know they would love to meet someone special. I did not marry till I was 29 so I know what it's like to want to have someone to share your life with or just have fun with! I think life is too short especially at our age... so you do what's in your heart and have fun doing it!! take care, Maryann

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Cindy, I am so thrilled to hear that you are enjoying the online dating process!

Obviously, it worked out really well for me, and I think whatever works for you is A-okay in my book. :-)

Big hugs,
Anne

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