Follow your Heart

February 14th is not only Valentine’s Day20170207_103704

It’s also Jia Jia’s birthday. Today he turns 14 years young!20170119_212932park3

He offers sound advice for those who ask how come he’s doing so well for his age.  His answer: “live in the moment, eat well, sleep well, find time to play, be selective with who you kiss, go for lots of walks, hang around with younger dogs, look like you’re smiling even if you’re not, go with the flow of the waves whenever possible, when someone throws you a bone just eat it,  but most of all make sure you are with someone who loves you for YOU!”

You can always learn something from an older dog
Make no mistake – you can always learn new tricks from an older dog

He’s in touch with his feminine side

Although he did not want the Barkin bag or the Manolo Barknik. It was between the Chewy Vuitton & Sniffany & Co.
Choices, choices….although he did not go for the Barkin bag or the Manolo Barknik. He was torn between the Chewy Vuitton & Sniffany & Co.  We settled on a sock monkey.

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If you follow your heart you might make a few wrong turns but you’ll never get lost

Happy Birthday my Love on the most LOVELY day of the year!

Very recent photos: d. king

Happy Valentine’s Day!

lantern2valentine3 - CopyAnyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.

Lovevalentine1 – a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. – unknown

Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.  ~Kay Knudsenvalentine2Don’t forget to eat lots of chocolate.

It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m in LOVE…..

……With a pair of SHOES

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therealreal.com is Luxury Designer Resale  – it puts a SMILE on my face.007

Maybe I’m feeling a bit jaded because I’ll be in Hollywood soon and just read a funny column by Jackie Collins wondering if Valentine’s Day really matters?  We can leave that up to you. Her real real favorite story goes like this:

One very beautiful Hollywood wife – married to a man 20 years older than she – is having an affair with a hunky young actor who’s just hit it big on a TV show.  Valentine’s Day is approaching , and both men want to buy her something substantial.  “An important piece of jewelry,” offers her husband, fired up with Viagra.  “Whatever you want,” says her young lover, fired up with testosterone.  The Hollywood wife thinks about this.  Surely she has been presented with an opportunity to score big-time?  Advantage must be taken, so she visits a fancy jeweler, picks out an exquisite yellow diamond cocktail ring, and proposes to the jeweler a deal:  Her husband buys the ring for her, paying full price.  Then her boyfriend buys the same ring, except the jeweler gives 90 percent of the price to the wife without anyone knowing. So now both men have bought the same ring, and not only does the Hollywood wife get the bauble  but she gets to wear it with either man because each is under the impression that he gave it to her as a special Valentine’s Day gift.  She’s happy with plenty of extra spending money.  Hunky lover is delighted he gave her such a magnificent present and so is hubbie.  And the jeweler walks away with a handsome profit.  Satisfaction all around.  Valentine’s Day – Hollywood Style!

I love a storybook ending!Valentine's

Wishing you a lovely day filled with sunshine and exquisite jewels (but I’ll be happy with just the sunshine).

AWay with Words – chocolate quotes

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ― Linda Graysonkoko1

“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” ― Dave Barry

“Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.”  ― Dave Barry

“Don’t wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty.  Chocolate isn’t like premarital sex. It will not make you pregnant.  And it always feels good.” ― Lora Brody

dark cho“If there’s no chocolate in Heaven, I’m not going.”              Jane Seabrook, Furry Logic Laugh at Life

It’s not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let’s face it, far more reliable than a man.” – Miranda Ingram

This guy found a bottle on the ocean, and he opened it and out popped a genie, and he gave him three wishes. The guy wished for a million dollars, and poof! there was a million dollars. Then he wished for a convertible, and poof! there was a convertible. And then, he wished he could be irresistible to all women… poof! he turned into a box of chocolates.

Giftbox of 16
Koko Monk – Giftbox of 16