Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dirty Little Secrets

It's not really a secret per se, but I have a few addictions that I feel I need to acknowledge for the sake of full disclosure.

I am woefully addicted to really, I need a 12 step (pun intended) program.  My latest loves are strappy high heeled sandals.  So far I've acquired 2 pairs of brown, 2 pairs of black, though technically one of those is a wedge heel, so it doesn't really count right?!  And I'm still on the hunt for a pair of white and maybe some coral colored ones...I think I need an intervention soon!

I thought I had beaten my addiction to footwear, only to realize that it would likely be replaced by a handbag addiction, so for now I will stick with shoes because I find them on the cheap, and I've not been so lucky with finding dirt cheap handbags!

My other not so secret addiction is to flowers.  According to Mr. Tide, who has been doing a lot of genealogy on my side of the family, I'm descended from some fairly notable royals, so I blame them for this particular affliction...and now that I think about it, maybe for the penchant for shoes as well?!

The other day I was having a Marie Antoinette moment as I looked around and noticed that I had 5 separate vases of flowers all around me, and I was in scent heaven!

If someone were to peek through my windows, they would see me sniffing the wind like a bloodhound, soaking in every single bit of their delightful fragrance!  The peonies have been especially fragrant this year, and one small bouquet made almost my entire house smell like a French Palace...minus the negative 18th Century smells! :)

And I have been known to walk visitors around my yard (sorry family and friends) to make them smell each variety of rose in our garden, while giving them a running commentary of what "I" think each one smells like.  It usually goes something like this..."oh, see that one, it smells like Pez candy!"  Thankfully, no one seems to mind too's not as though I'm saying, "hey, wanna smell something weird?!"

So that's the deepest, fashionably darkest, and smelliest secrets revealed!  I could probably go to therapy or try and break my addictions on my own, but why on earth would I want to do that?!

I'm off to bed, where it just so happens I can open my windows and have the smell of my New Dawn climbing rose waft into the room since it is growing up the wall by the window on my side of the bed.  

I think my ancestors would be proud...happy that I can still appreciate the finer things in life, all these generations later!


  1. We'll start a support group. Hey! You already did!

    ALOHA from Honolulu

  2. I love your addictions! And you can just blame your royal ancestors and enjoy your georgeous shoes and flowers ;)

  3. Well, they say the first step to recovery is admitting the problem. LOL...I don't see the roses as a problem addiction at all----the shoes? Well, that can get to be a pricey problem at some point. Didn't you get some great boots, too?Or did you send them back? Or am I dreaming? xo Diana

  4. I love fresh flowers and have 3 bouquets of roses right now....2 from my own rose bushes. And I LOVE handbags! I think I can buy the perfect bag but then I head straight to that department when I shop to see what's new. I don't even carry a purse all the time...but I NEED them! haha! Enjoy your week!

  5. Fresh flowers are probably the best addiction one can have... and they just smell sooooo lovely!

  6. I must be your Bloodhound secret
    sister, because I've been doing the
    same thing on my walks with Gracie!
    The lilacs are (finally!) in bloom, as
    are the fruit trees, and the air is just
    so sweet and delicious.

    I'd say your ancestors are smiling : )

    xo Suzanne

  7. I get it! I love shoes and flowers, too. Your photos are beautiful - I love the combinations of blooms and vessels. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  8. If I had beautiful flowers growing like those...they would be all over my house! Can't say I have a shoe addiction, but whenever I find a great pair it makes me want to find some more!

  9. Hi Kat, just got done reading your spot in AB. Such beautiful light photography. Happy to "meet" you.


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