08 March 2010

blog it forward...

i've been nervous about this.

because you already know what inspires me. beyond the obvious - turquoise, travel, words, shiny objects, love, and the girlies three - pretty much everything. and i'm simply way too lazy for a long post this morning.

so there it is, i thought. yet another post about shimmer. here. why don't i just show you the necklace i'm hoping-dying to buy to wear as a bracelet at a fancy dinner party next month? because this. is. impossible.




and that's when i smiled. exactly when my heart began to beat a smidge faster. i might've even clapped. because i'm a little enamored with impossible.

i mean, he's mostly possible. it's just that tiny im standing in the way, yes?

so there it is, i think. i'm most moved, thrilled beyond inspired, at those fleeting moments and no way goals that seem altogether impossible. like, wearing a tasseled necklace as a bracelet at a fancy dinner party where they'll surely serve some sort of soup. or becoming partners with someone i've never ever met. trying to stuff as many tiny memories into my girlies' three hearts to keep them warm if they're ever alone. to remind them that they're never alone. falling in love with the world every day without fail, even when she's in a horrible mood. or. learning to wink just one eye.




because without the impossible...what would we ever do with all of this hope?

esmé will learn to wink one eye soon enough. we're just enjoying the heck out of right now when it seems pretty much impossible. i like her hope. lovely little nest passed along her inspiration to me, and now i'm throwing mine to make*happy. genius concept to inspire our little community brought to you by victoria, who you MUST visit today. she's moving into a new casa, which means pretty pictures and even prettier plans. xoxo, friends.

31 comments:

Kelly said...

i'm not a good winker. at all. but i AM amazed at that thing she DID do with her left eye. WOW.

xo
kelly

Brandi said...

i love the little thing esme did with her eye at the end there! i remember how hard it was to blink when i was young, though i can't recall when i actually figured out how to do it.
and all that inspires you? just lovely and so very very wonderful. oh, karey, you are inspirational.

sarah c said...

L made me play that twice this morning. "Let's watch the winking again!"

Vic said...

I love how her solution in the end is to cross her eyes instead! She didn't give up... just put her own spin on it!

Krissy said...

oh.my.gosh! this is the cutest video...
Esme, YOU look cute ;)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

I am in love, in love, in love with a beautiful girl! ( imagine that was sung) Esme! You CUTIE PIE! Oh my goodness, you and chooch would adore each other I think! And can I borrow your top? and your bow? and your snoopie cutie smile? *sigh* I love your mama's voice too...you both look CUTE! :)
xoxoxo
Melis
ps this is brilliant Karey, as usual, you pull at my heart strings and....you. MUST. have. that necklace! MUST I tell you!

sfgirlbybay said...

i loved this beyond words. because your words always are so beautifully put together, mine never seem adequate to the occasion. and that winker? she's the best. :) xo

Shayna said...

this is so sweet. esme is not only gorgeous and adorable but she clearly has her momma's infectious and witty personality. that eye shift thing is wild...

Laurie said...

Beautiful, all of it.

Richie Designs said...

that made me giggle this morning.

you know I get to my computer each morning to check stuff and I get a little flutter as I'm pulling your page up. It makes my whole day.

{im} possible love that idea that it's just possible with a little hanger on.

peege said...

Ha Ha Ha LOVE her & miss you
xxx

A-M said...

A.total.doll. A-M xx

Shannon said...

So stinkin' cute! Love the "you see me and say I look cute" of course she will say "you look cute!"
Also loving her sassy sequins!

SGM said...

I love your voice Karey M! And that little Esme is such a little sprite. So adorable.

Marisa@make*happy said...

Great post! And the part about stuffing memories into your girls...I do that, too. Sometimes I'll look at them and think, "We're making memories. Right NOW." And I smile. :)

kathleen said...

oh my god she is making me laugh! i can not believe that she is the same little person that used to just grunt and growl!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

How flipping cute is that girl, she's a stunner!! Anyone in the world would fall for that wink - priceless.

xx

The Lil Bee said...

Three things I love today:
1) Esme's wink, which is about as spot-on as my whistle
2) That I got to hear your VOICE!
3) this: "trying to stuff as many tiny memories into my girlies' three hearts to keep them warm if they're ever alone. to remind them that they're never alone."

It just melted me.

megan said...

i am laughing right along with you and esme. that seriously made my day. thank you, karey (and you, too, esme)! xoxo

Brooke said...

oh my gosh, i'm belly-laughing!! :)

Mrs.French said...

i knew your post would be just lovely...and it truly is. your esmé made my day, combine that with the image of your eating soup with a tassled bracelet and getting to hear your voice and i am on cloud 9. thank you dear karey....xo t

Jane Flanagan said...

Ach! So adorable.

Simply Grove said...

What a little cutie pie!!!!! BTW, you have the best voice! Seriously, I could listen to you all day)

Vintage Simple said...

Awwww..! You kill me. every.time. I loved this..! Little Esme is just as precious as I imagine all your girlies three to be..! And your voice? And you eating soup with a fancy tasseled bracelet..? I love it all, I do. And being enamored with the impossible - because there is always hope, barreling down, unwilling to give up...? I loved it all, dearest..! You're an inspiration. Always.

xoxo,
-maria

pen.ny said...

more esme winking please:)

Fringe said...

that's exactly it. you hit the nail on the head. the hope of inspiration, the hope of tomorrow, a heart filled with hope is the only way to live this life. i truly am inspired by your Blog It Forward post. thank you...*wink*

xo

la la Lovely said...

I second everything the little bee said. double treat today to see that little fairie of yours and to hear your voice! And I am on to the impossible too. I love this little saying from Alice in Wonderland....The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it's possible....but what I liked even more is this.... "Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

xx Trina

ps- I got my little be brave print and i have to say ...it is even prettier in person..now I just have to find a frame to dress it in!

Kristin said...

i had to watch it twice. she's adorable. just a little fairy with that flower headband and sparkly top. looks like you're passing along your love of sparkles, huh? ;)

susan said so said...

i had to watch twice too.

we're all in love with you, karey, and your life, and your girlies three, and uncle sugar, and now - with the wildebeest's two-eyed wink and left-eyed shift, too.

xox,
susan

Joslyn said...

"ok say you see me and say i look cute..."

seriously i could not love you more.

and esme...oh my + her flower and her sequins.

I couldn't wink properly until i was 21, so there's hope for her.

xoxo

Melissa de la Fuente said...

I came back to look at this again....because she is SUCH a cutie pie and again, I think she and Chooch would LOVE each other....and did I mention that I love your voice? It is warm & lovely. :)
xoxo
Melis