Artful Living

fab friday – golden giveaway

hummingbird cake that I baked and adorned with simple paper umbrellas for a golden gal
At last – another fab friday has arrived to reflect upon, to give thanks for golden neighbors, family and friends who deserve to be honored.  I baked this “hummingbird cake” for a dear friend and neighbor who lives by the golden rule.  I wish my sister were here to have a piece.
She celebrated her birthday on monday.  Last I checked, the celebration was still going on.
an artful home -honoring others creations
Celebrate and treat others as you want to be treated is such a great way to live.  Living a life with simplicity, gratitude and logic that we all need to get along and perhaps live more fully with a little less.  
golden wishes to the birthday gal!
Living with less, but so much more.  
Meet Sue, my neighbor and golden gal.  
collection of objects and paintings to bring joy
We met at the bus stop.  It was a mix of her wonderful Australian accent along with her cutting edge hair, highlighted by her sunny smile, that I knew she was someone I would love to get to know so she joined our circle of diversity, knitting (not strictly knitting, needlework) once a week over a quick lunch.  
golden gifts, some home-made olive bread, roasted nuts, hand-stamped notes, a book for an avid reader along with a chic tote to gather art supplies

Nothing fancy, just time to stop and share our golden and not so golden days. 

A room with a view, her husband makes these great tables from found wood
We open our homes, treat one another as we would like to be treated, knit good things, share some nourishment and exchange tips, provide support, encouragement and cajole with one another.   It is thanks to Sue, that today who shared a great site for living a life of zen.  
Leave me a comment on how living with less has given you more.  I will randomly choose one winner to send this book – “The Power of Less” written by Leo Babauta.
Of course, there will be something golden included in the envelope.