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'the perfect day' series....continues

good morning,

happiest thursday my friends.....happiest 'perfect day'
the series continues..

(what is this 'perfect day' you ask?  .... i shared the back story here.)

i'm soo excited to have christina from soul aperture here with us today.
i think you may just wanna borrow her 'perfect day'.....
it's sooo good!

christina has the most amazing spirit...
she shares her thoughts and images soooo eloquently...
and, she cooks...  like really cooks....
she's actually trained in culinary arts...
(gosh i love that...'culinary arts'.... what a beautiful ring.)

christina shares her days in a most eloquent way.
sooo very inspiring.
so with that said...  let's get on with the show....
so excited to have you here, christina....
thank you...truly...

the perfect day would begin with the sweetest floral breezes, blowing through my window, swaying my curtains, just so... gently the breezes would wake me, guiding me to clasp my hands, and give thanks, to The Most High.

i would have all the time i wanted, to sit in prayer. inviting light and love into my life. remembering those without and accepting suchness and stillness, to lead my day.

i would shake the sleep and stars from my eyes, and shower beneath one of those outdoor showers. many island properties, have these beautiful showers, nestled beside their homes. and since were speaking of perfect- i would choose to live my perfect day, in Hawaii- with a beautiful outdoor shower, with a pull string and all.

yes, Hawaii. ; )

i would sit down with pen in hand. no writers block and the words would flow, freeing my soul of poetry and prose. finally finishing the book, that has lived in my heart, for so long.

sipping slowly on a hazelnut coffee
writing love notes to those i love
my doggie at my feet
reading cookbooks like novels

i would grab my camera, as the sun began to dance on the water, and i would invite, life, to find it’s way through my lens.

a little thrift store shopping wouldn't hurt, so why not? ; )

converse sneakers
an old messenger bag
maybe a bike with a basket to fill with flowers

heading to the market, fresh fruit and vegetables would make their way, into my bag. and or course flowers.

the day could include rain, that would certainly be alright. i love rain.

i would lazily head back home, stopping to talk to friendly faces, and giving vacationers my opinion of the best restaurant on the island. i would smile at the thought of my days as a chef, sweetly traded in, for my love of writing and photography.

deep sigh, for beauty.

i would hear my family’s laughter before i saw them, as i approached home. our home with the big, wrap around porch. we would spend time in the kitchen, making vanilla bean and macadamia nut, puff pancakes. we would look into one another’s faces, keep up with all sorts of different conversations and break off pieces of pancake for our dog, miles. my day wouldn't be complete, without my family and miles.

there would be a hammock waiting for my husband and i out back, with books stacked beside it, just in case we wanted to read, ourselves into an afternoon nap.

as the sun went down, we would dip grilled pineapple, into melted caramel, and speak about the friends who we missed.

days that seemed as though they would never end

Aloha, my friends.

one love~

thank you, Kim! you are the sweetest, for inviting me over, to dream and gather, what i feel would be, the perfect day. xo

all textures, are by kim. ; )


pretty amazing 'perfect day'
don't you think?

thank you christina... truly.... so happy you could visit..

Reader Comments (32)

Love Christina's perfect day. Her heart touches my soul. The pictures and the words make me want to sing. Thank you!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn

That is my kind of perfect day, wonderful! xxoo :)

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCathi

Your perfect day is ... perfect Christina! love your words and photos. I love it that your day is crammed with love and simple, everyday things.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYiota

amazing ...

my soul feels so soothed from reading this ...

bless you christina for sharing ... xoxo

bless you kim for creating this sharing of a

perfect day ...



(sorry honey ~ i messed up my first comment)

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPrairie Girl Studio

Oh what a perfect day, Christina. I must also thank you for leading me to Kim's blog. This is my first time here, so I think I'll wander about the Cafe a bit.

Here's wishing you many perfect days, Christina and Kim.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterT Opdycke

oh my...the part that i really loved is coming home to the sound of laughter and joy. and no matter what you cooked, that love that fills that home.


June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChar

Beautiful, I felt like I was there, having my own perfect day...the photos are all just wonderful, and all those tastes and soft touches and heartfelt love...

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelly@thebluemuse

I love Christina with all my heart. She speaks volumes for us all

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkathstewart

truly the most perfect of days - i heart every detail here. so lovely, christina.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersperlygirl

Beautiful sharing and stunning photography Christina. Your soul shines through your pics and words.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaggie

Absolutely love your perfect day!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLori

I think I might have to tag along on your perfect day, Miss Christina. :)

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

OMG...that is the perfect day. Thank you for sharing, I feel so relaxed now... xoxo

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

What I love about Christina is that her idea of perfection is really pretty simple and attainable. She is so blessed.

xo Erin

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin Wallace

sounds pretty perfect to me love.
aaaaah. relaxing now. i needed this.

waving at Kim.

one love.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSE'LAH...

perfect day: words from christina...
love! love! love!

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergoodniteirene

Oh Christina, that was incredible. That is certainly the perfect day... I love how your carried us all through it with such vivid detail.
Oh I do hope you write that book one day... I will be the first in line to buy a copy : )

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLady Grey

Most definitely a perfect day. I just got back from a trip to Hawaii and I can't imagine a better place to spend a day.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Cummings

what a sweet and perfect day. thanks for sharing so much of yourself in this post.


June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermelinda jayne

Always you provide a sweet and soothing refuge from it all. Thank you for sharing.

thank you all so much. your kindness just brings me to happy tears.
kim, you are too sweet.

love to you all.
and thank you, for sharing the day, with me.

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

love love love.....and kim, did you looks like i'm going to be lucky enough to meet christina in person later this summer ? !

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbeth

two very special ladies to spend the day make me happy with the lovely images and a tender list ...

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterELK

awww, what a perfect day!
thanks for sharing it with us ladies

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterm.e (Cathie)

simply beautiful. so real and so loving.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermargie

Oh, Christina, you do know how to live. Thank you, Kim, for this wonderful series.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRelyn

So beautiful in my mind's eye! yep...just gorgeous! Just as Christina is herself!

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCora

Sounds pretty perfect to had me with the hazelnut coffee...but the hammock was the clincher!

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

A lovely flow, and beautifully creative Christina!

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRose Notes

a very perfect day.
beautiful photos christina.

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchasity

so much perfection lol...and your photos are right there with beautiful.

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelle

Any day with Christina is perfect!

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterparis parfait

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