Friday, January 10, 2014


                         Every Moment is a Fresh Beginning.  by T.S. Eliot

I live by these words and I preach these words to my own children.  I know life is full of trials and tribulations, ups and downs, laughter and tears but every day is a chance for a fresh beginning for all of us.
Having said that, I also see FRESH as a newness, innocence, and cleanliness to name just a few. I know these are obvious, but they still have an impact on us.
What is fresher than a clean little rugrat bathing in your tub? Along with the smiles and giggles that encompass the room. I adore the innocence and pure joy that comes from these special moments. So soon they will be gone. I want to hold onto them just a little while longer.

Or, freshly laundered sheets.  I can tell you, it's one of my favorite things. I prefer white sheets, as they make me feel so feminine and snuggled, like a warm embrace. I never  sleep better than when I shower, wash my sheets and snuggle in for the night with a good book. How about you?
 And finally, what is more beautiful, pure and fresh than the wrinkly, peeling and sweet smell of newborn baby skin. What woman doesn't long to snuggle a newborn just to get a whiff of a new baby?  I swear if we could bottle that smell it would be on every mom's bathroom vanity.  It would definitely be a staple at my house.
The definition of FRESH is not important, what is important is how a word makes you feel. Every person sees, hears, and perceives things according to their own heart and mind.  So, take the time to slow down and listen, see and feel your surroundings.
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Now, take a moment to go and visit this wonderful blogger and view her interpretation of FRESH.


  1. Oh my goodness! This is such a great expression of fresh. I love it!

  2. Oh those little hands! Wonderful post!

  3. I love what you wrote. Thank you for sharing your heart!
    I am a big fan of fresh sheets too! Sometimes I was them 3 times a week. Gary thinks I am crazy then. I just love FRESH sheets. What can I say?
    The newborn hands make me melt. Every Sunday I work at the hospital photographing newborns and every Sunday I just about die over their tiny fingers and toes.

    1. I would love to do those newborn photos. Swoon....

  4. Oh my gosh, the sweet newborn fingers! And the clean little girl with that awesome smile! And yes.. fresh sheets.. there's nothing better right after a nice hot bath!

  5. you captured the heart of, not only every mother, but EVERY woman with these photos! i've never felt so eager to wash a load of whites, take a hot bath and smell a newborn than i do right now. lovely take and capture on this month's theme, beloved :)

  6. Yes, FRESH is definitely a feeling. Sheets, warm slippery kiddos and oh my, new born babies.

  7. aww these are just beautiful Kris. Love the bw theme you chose for these, just stunning, as always.. <3 glad to have you in this group !!

  8. Loved your take on this month's theme! That bathtub picture and those little bitty hands <3 Great words to go with a great post!

  9. Oh my goodness -- 'A Whiff of Baby' --I will definitely buy that! That's possibly on the Top 3 things that I miss about my kids being babies.

    Fresh white sheets and a good book = bliss. If I can have my way, I'd have mainly white sheets (not stark whites like hospital linens, but perhaps with some VERY light -barely visible- patterns).

    I love your pictures and the words you write to go along with the pictures. Beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed 2014.

  10. I love your photos! I can't wait to experience 'A Whiff of my own Baby'. Until that day, I can imagine with that beautiful photo.


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