Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Way You Do One Thing Is The Way You Do Everything

Let that phrase sink in for a minute.

The way you do one thing is the way you do everything.

I heard someone say that on a podcast I was listening a few days ago. The phrase rang so true to me, and I've been thinking about it ever since.

The way you do one thing is the way you do everything.

Sometimes, when something seems unimportant or insignificant, I can be a little careless. But I would be far better off if I tried my best when I approached any and all aspects of my life-- both the things that seem insignificant, and the things that seem hugely important.

The way you do one thing is the way you do everything.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Enid Collins, I Love You

I'm crazy for vintage hand bags.  In particular, I am bananas for Enid Collins purses.  They come from Texas, from the 1960s, and they are jeweled.  So of course I have a strong pull towards them. To me, they are each a work of art.  Although you might come across some that are similar, they are each unique since they're handmade...Different jewel colors, different trim, different sizes, and other subtle variations on the same design.
Enid Collins "Carriage Trade" Bucket Bags from the 1960s
Some of the designs are more rare than others, so occasionally I run across one I've never seen before.

Lately, my eyes (and hands) have been drawn to the Enid Collins box bags.  They aren't a super practical purse to carry around, but boy oh boy are they cute as anything!  The other day I ran across this little treasure and I am in love with it. It's so special. Although I buy and sell a lot of Enid Collins purses, there are a few I'm pretty sure I could never part with, and this is one of them...

Enid Collins "Je Vous Aime" Box Bag circa 1960s
Enid Collins Box Bag
I doubt I could fit all the stuff I usually carry in a purse inside this cute box, so for now, it's just my favorite bit of home decor!
I love you, Enid Collins.
You can find a few Enid Collins bags for sale in my Resparkable Vintage shop over at Etsy by clicking HERE.

Monday, January 18, 2016


I have always loved this song by James Taylor.  I remember when I was a 1st grade teacher, I wanted to get my class to learn this song and sing it for MLK day, but regretfully, I never did. It would have sounded pretty sweet (and maybe a little funny) with those voices singing it....

Here's the original album version by James Taylor.

And here is a newer version by a vocal group that I saw recently on Facebook. I'm so glad this song is being rediscovered.  It's worthy of a much bigger audience.