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Tuesday, March 31

the queen of one-liners, well at least a dowager countess


I am a huge Downton Abbey fan! (btw -Does anyone have the real scoop on Season Six being the Final Season?) From the beautiful setting, to the family dynamics to the well written script, I just can’t seem to get enough.




One of the best characters of the show, it’s impossible to choose only one, is the Dowager Countess of Grantham. *Maggie Smith is one class act and the perfect choice for this character. The Dowager has gracefully reached those beautiful ‘golden years’ of life which are rewarded with the privilege of being able to say what she chooses and it can be present in a way that it is taken as wisdom. (well ok, to a point... but isn't that what we love the most?)

Her humor and grace are so enjoyable that I thought I would share this great list compiled by The Huffington Post. Here are just a few of the finest and funniest lines ever uttered by Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham.

Monday, March 30

a handwritten note



Taking the time to hand write a note - especially a thank you note - is such a wonderful and personal gesture. Receiving a note can be the bright spot in someone’s day and it says a lot about how much you value their friendship.


Of course, a note is welcome any time, but I truly believe it’s just good manners to send notes after receiving gifts, kind gestures or simply just because...

Sunday, March 29

sunday in bed



It’s Sunday and everyone deserves a day off.
Here’s wishing you a restful Sunday.