Tuesday, January 1, 2013

happy new year

Why was the blogger's breakfast cold?
Because it was pretty.

Today is New Year's Day and wanting to kick things off in a healthy way, I began to cook some old fashioned oatmeal for breakfast.



To make it especially yummy I assembled a small buffet of mix-ins: raisins, golden raisins, brown sugar ... But when I cracked open a walnut, I discovered this perfect heart.














And like any good blogger worth my weight in glitter, I was compelled to capture the moment. Away went the plain dish and paper napkin as I scurried to stage the impromptu shoot.














So the oatmeal grew a bit mushy as I zoomed-in on my unexpected valentine.


















But breakfast still turned out delightful as this moment reminded me not to save favorite dishes and flatware for "special" occasions but to use them any time.


















I wish all of us a New Year filled with good health, love and happiness, creativity and wonder!

xo
elyse

16 comments:

Lorrie Orr said...

Just lovely! And the joke at the top is too true! HA

A Vintage Chic said...

So sweetly beautiful, Elyse! Isn't it wonderful to notice & love the little things?

Wishing you the loveliest New Year, dear friend!

Julie

Rebecca said...

A heart shaped nut - that has got to be the omen of a great year to come! Best wishes for 2013 hon. Becks x

vivian said...

wonderful post! gosh, what would us bloggers do with out our cameras!
happy new year!
xoxo
vivian

Theresa said...

Beautiful! Just last night, my hubby said that he has never seen anyone take so many pictures of food:) So funny! Love the heart shaped nut! Have a blessed, happy and healthy new year! HUGS!

birdie blue said...

happy new year, sweet elyse. your breakfast looks scrumptious. may you and your lovely family be especially blessed in 2013.

xo
molly

It's me said...

Happy new year darling !!!....love your heart nut !!...xxx...

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy New Year Elyse!


Gabriela

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I love walnuts and eat them all the time! I buy them already shelled but now I know what I've been missing! ♥

Lucille said...

So unusual and unexpected! Yes, I agree about using your pretty, colourful dishes. Make yourself happy, it's important. I use my blue willow dishes all the time. Sometimes it does not take much to make us happy, so why not just do it. Wishing you a Happy New Year and much success with your book!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love it....a perfect heart to say I love you to your perfect little family! xo Diana

Katsui Jewelry said...

Too cute!

Katy Noelle said...

A secret message from the universe!!! =D

...and you are so funny - 'worth my weight in glitter.' I'll be smiling about that for DAYS I tell you! ;)

xxoo

Katy Noelle said...

I just saw with a happy squeak that you're on pinterest but the link isn't working for me at the moment. Is it Pinterest's fault, I wonder? I will definitely try again, tomorrow! I would love to see what you're pinning!!! =]

xo

Linda Ruthie said...

Your pictures made me smile. Thanks for sharing your breakfast with us. ☺

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

what a fab surprise! so darn cute. wishing you the best year ever!!!