Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Three Things to Look Forward To

  I realize that I am feeling rather expectant at the moment. All at once I was thinking of several things--the fact that I am impatiently waiting for the next Poirot episode to air online on PBS Masterpiece, the fact that my giveaway is just right around the corner, and the fact that...Starbucks is releasing their Pumpkin Spice latte EARLY. The 25th!! AGH! Whoowhoo! Those five bucks in my wallet are glowing with consecration. They have a sacred purpose now. Now, if only time would go just a teensy weensy bit faster....

  Who else is waiting for the seasonal flavors that Starbucks delights us with? Sigh...I am so ready for the holidays. So very ready. Bring on the cheer and Christmas songs in Starbucks.

  For those who perhaps haven't seen my latest post, Tiffany from Endless Bliss and I are hosting a giveaway in a few days for three of my jewelry pieces, as well as sharing some goody news. And don't forget, I have a HUGE sale going on at Ebay! So many goodies for great bargains there. So if you like bargain hunting paired with jewelry, decor, and books, be sure to check it out here

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pink-Pearl-and-Silver-Dangle-Earrings-/271577051358?pt=Fashion_Jewelry&hash=item3f3b40f0de

http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Complete-Beauty-Bible-The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Smart-Beauty-by-Paula-/271577015337?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item3f3b406429


  ~Elora

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Come Live With Me Laughs~Just Propose, and There You Go!

   I wanted to post something funny, and just the other day I had the perfect thing--now if this doesn't make you laugh, I don't know what will. Come Live With Me is a cutesie, humorous movie--a good film to watch when you just need something simple and funny to make you laugh. Especially when something recent has made you especially sad.





  My ebay auction for is still going on! Everything, and even new items, are up for bidding and sale for great discounts! There's even some books, and decorative figurines that I'm putting up for a sister of mine, in case you're interested. All are in really good condition.

ebay jewelry auctions


ebay jewelry auctions

ebay jewelry auctions


ebay jewelry auctions

green pearl and silver dangle earrings






   These are a couple of the other miscellaneous things for sale.



may birth month girl figurine

growing up enesco girl year 8

nancy drew book set
geometry of sisters luanne rice book

baby enesco growing up girl figurine

the south beach diet book ebay

  That's all for now! Hope you guys had a laugh. ;) Who doesn't love Jimmy Stewart?

  ~Elora

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Remembering Robin Williams: The Joy of My Childhood

robin williams remembered
  I was stunned this morning when my mom gave me the news. For a moment I thought I wasn't hearing right. Robin Williams is dead? The man who I was always eager to watch as a kid, and even as an adult...it seems incomprehensible. But the first thing that went through my mind--after the thought of what his family must be feeling--was the realization that I wasn't off the mark when I had recently seen a picture of him on the red carpet or at some other photo shoot, and I had thought he looked sad. I don't really look up celebrities--not much. I tend to study other things. But still...the news shocked me. And like many others, it's been a sad day.

  My brightest memories of his work are when, as a child, I'd be visiting one of my dad's friend's house, and I'd be able to watch their Jumanji movie, on VHS. I knew Robin Williams first as Mrs. Doubtfire, (he really won me over, he was just so likeable) as Peter Pan, and as the Genii in Aladdin. Anything new I saw, I was always excited to see more of him. More of his joy, his funniness--his own personality. He was the type of person that you just wanted to give him a hug, I felt.

  On Fox News, on The Five they were talking about how Robin Williams had said before that when a celebrity commits suicide, or dies--I don't remember the exact phrasing--many of them are mythicized.  But I think it is safe to say, that so many people aren't going to be exaggerating when they say that he was such a kind, generous person, and he freely gave of what joy he could. He made us laugh. That's a gift, isn't it? To be able to make people forget for a moment all the trash that goes on, and laugh until our bellies hurt--or even, as he said in his own words, to take the dark and the absurd and to turn it into something you can laugh at. As a means of dealing with it.
robin williams remembered


  I think it is believable that so many comedians are often depressed--I wonder, from a bit of personal experience that isn't even of the same depth, if they ARE so funny because they are desperate to find lightness where they see the dark. To find a way of escape. It's a coping mechanism that they share, getting their joy from actually making others genuinely laugh. I know I love making people laugh. To inspire others, to give them joy--that is an incredible gift to have for yourself as well as others.

  I spent today thinking over and over again how just the day before yesterday my family and I were watching RV, wherein Robin Williams plays the dad trying to reach his family once again after getting caught up in his job, and I thought then, "It would be so cool if someday I was able to meet Robin Williams and tell him how much I've enjoyed his movies since I was a kid. How they always made me laugh, and I was excited to see something new--I was always excited to see what joy he'd show me." And little did I know what would happen the next day. I just can't imagine what his family is going through.

  It's a sad time for all of us. But we'll all remember and love that crazy manic man that is impossible to forget.

  Robin Williams, we'll remember you. And you'll always be my Peter Pan.

robin williams death, family pictures



  ~Elora

Friday, August 1, 2014

Big jewelry Auction Blowout Going On! Gotta hurry!

  Hey guys! I have BIG news!

discount jewelry sale


 I'm running an auction right now, on Ebay, for all of my available jewelry. Many things are up for bidding, and a few are ending in less than a day! This is your chance to get a great price for something you might have been coveting! ;) Many are starting as low as $.99, $1.99, and $2.99. And of course there is a "buy it now" option, should you want to go that route!


  I recently decided that I needed to move inventory, because I wanted to bring in some new things, but I needed to recoup some costs. So here is my big push!

  I will also be adding new things when I can, so keep an eye out for new treats!


  ~Miss Cocoa Latte

Monday, July 21, 2014

I...Nope, I've Got Nothing~But Then Again

autumn pansy
You know, pansies make me think of little friends, for some reason. So small and sweet. Throwing colors in little spaces.


I keep telling myself that I need to post more, but frankly, lately, I've got nothing. I'm just working hard. Reading and writing and making sure I work in some laughs, if I can. I'm jogging along my road, hoping that there's a bend somewhere, but meanwhile I'm still just writing, just reading. I'm sorry if I consistently go silent for a couple weeks at a time. It's just that really--not much is going on.

  The best news at the present, I'm very proud of all the muscle I'm developing from my exercise. I'm the strongest I've ever been. That counts for something.

  Now to get back to my personal list of to-dos. Wish me luck!

  What are you guys accomplishing at the moment?


  ~Elora, 
       Miss Cocoa Latte (currently having finished her chai, and rather wanting another one).



Treasure Tromp

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Agh, To Be Bored

Oh no! I'm bored! Again! Heaven have mercy on my soul--have mercy on my suffering!



Agh, to be bored....


So much to do, as always...there's always things to do. They've been done, progress is okay, things rolling on...but come on, life--where is something spontaneous? I'm back at my desk again, writing letters to characters again, (metaphorically) yet...throw something at me, please. A moment ago, when I sat down at my desk and thought about what could be done but was not enthusiastic about, it reminded me of a post I did last year, and a scene from Sherlock popped up in my head. (You can read the post here).


Gunshot bored...I think I need to coin that phrase.


  I could get a shirt for myself that says "Gunshot bored" on one side, and "Please shoot me" on the other. But then, we do live in a crazy world. Perhaps someone would take me seriously. That would be terribly inconvenient. I haven't even gotten out the front door yet. I have so many things to see.

  Well, I can't say that I'm going to fix my problem tonight. I did get a bit of amusement out of trying to make you laugh. And yes, I'm taking therapy by watching the commentary of A Study In Pink. Hey, leave me alone. I admit it, I like my Sherlock. It's brain food.  :)  


  So, I'll be going. Leave me to my Sherlock.

Perhaps it'll stimulate some brain work. A bit less bored now...but if any of you have a wall to shoot at, and time to kill, don't hesitate to holler back. We all need partners in crime.


  ~Elora

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Downright Gorgeous--All That Needs To Be Said

  Not much needs to be said...my garden is GORGEOUS, and I'm sharing the pics with you today! Enjoy!

yellow white rose
My rosebush--named Emrys. It's quite a lovely, spunky rosebush. Funny story though--I couldn't figure out the scent at first. I kept smelling it, going by--thinking it reminded me of a sort of candy. Finally the revelation. "Oh, you idiot! It's called White Licorice for a reason!" It smells like black licorice. Got a good laugh.

gerbera flowers

gerbera flowers

yellow white rose

sunflower garden

white cyclamen
My white cyclamen and...impatiens. I'm looking forward to how it will look once they're big.

summer/fall garden flowers

tiny petunias
This was the best flower combination that I've seen in the cute ladybug pot.

coneflower pictures
These are planted by the sunflowers.

royal purple gladiolus

royal purple glads

royal purple gladiolus
The color is just simply stunning--I just couldn't get enough of it. I need to get a dress in this color.

balloon flower

white rose vase

orange red pansies
You can just barely make out the lavender-pink petunias they were planted with. Aren't they lovely?

summer garden picture

pink gladiolus




  Just wanted to share the loveliness. ;)

  ~Miss Cocoa Latte