Monthly Archives: February 2010

Kate Spade Google themes are delightful!

Do you use iGoogle? If so, check out the customizable themes for the main header! If you’d like your Google to be more personalized, try these darling Kate Spade backgrounds! I just adore the jellyfish!!

By the way, Fantastically Frugal reminded me that Kate Spade is having a sample sale with items up to 75% off! It ends today, February 26th! Click here to enter the sample sale. You will need to enter your first name, email address, and zip code before you can shop. Once you get inside there is lots of goodness to be found!

I LOVE Vacation

Today was beautiful in Seattle! It was especially nice because it’s my husband’s birthday and we took the rest of the week off from work! Yay! We went to REI and Feathered Friends for presents for Mr. F, and then we had a fabulous lunch on the beach of grilled ham and cheese sandwiches from Paseo and Talbott wine. This is our view from our Crazy Creek perch on the beach:
 We even saw a Bald Eagle several yards away from us! Tomorrow we leave for Boise to celebrate with our friends! Cheers!

Wishful Wednesday…Dagny Taggart

Check out Kelsey’s

topic this week:

‘I wish’ …. I could play a character’s role in a book and it would be __________!

Include the fictional characters name and novel too!

I have many favorite books and favorite characters, such as Richard and Kahlan in Wizard’s First Rule, or Dorothy and Ozma in the Wizard of Oz series. I also loved Anne Shirley in the Anne of Green Gables series growing up. In particular, I adored  Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne’s House of Dreams and Rilla of Ingleside

‘I wish’ …. I could play a character’s role in a book and it would be Dagny Taggart from Atlas Shrugged

I read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn RandAtlas Shrugged about every other year. It’s known as Ayn Rand’s last novel about the mysterious disappearance of the world’s greatest innovators and industrialists. It’s my favorite book because all the characters are fascinating. Hank Reardon, John Galt, Francisco d’Anconia, and Dagny Taggart are full of integrity and idealism. I also enjoy Ragnar Danneskjöld, the pirate with ideological principles. 

Dagny Taggart is the herione of the novel. She is much more than the Vice President of the Taggart Transcontinental Railroad. More than a powerful woman engineer, she’s a fair and strong leader, an adventurer with a dynamic personality. Who wouldn’t want to be Dagny with her confidence, beauty and intelligence? 

Here are some of my favorite quotes from Atlas Shrugged:

“This was reality, she thought, this sense of clear outlines, of purpose, of lightness, of hope.”
— Narrator (referring to Dagny Taggart)
Atlas Shrugged (Part 1, Chapter 4, Page 87)

“Don’t ever get angry at a man for stating the truth.”
— Dagny Taggart
Atlas Shrugged (Part 1, Chapter 10, Page 297)

“Love is our response to our highest values — and can be nothing else.”
— Francisco d’Anconia
Atlas Shrugged (Part 2, Chapter 4, Page 490)

“No one’s happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy.”
— John Galt
Atlas Shrugged (Part 3, Chapter 2, Page 798)

“To love is to value.”
— John Galt
Atlas Shrugged (Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,033)

Win a fabulous headband from Fern & Flora through Sweet as a Candy!

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FEDERICA from Bologna, Italy is having another fabulous giveaway on her blog, Sweet as a Candy! You could win this beautiful Fern & Flora peacock headband, if you enter between now and February 28th! I hope I win the Greta in Green headband in honor of her birthday on Monday. Pop over to her beautiful blog this week!
P.S. The designer behind Fern & Flora is named Emily! She’s also from Denver!