Wednesday, August 3, 2016

WEDNESDAY FAVORITE


I will resume the last couple of STANDPOINT posts within the next week, but 
I wanted to share this gorgeous alfresco area with you today, which was designed in Italy
by Nicola and Elda Fabrizio.  ENJOY!

Photography by Max Kim-Bee

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY FAVORITE


Designed by Amanda Nisbet, this bar is fabulous! Be sure to see this Hamptons
 home in its entirety in this issue of Veranda magazine. 
ENJOY!

Photography by Max Kim-Bee
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

SEARCH LIST


For those of you that have shown concern that my blog will no longer share design, have no fear.  After this series of writing, design will return, along with cooking, gardening, and all things splendid. This series is something I had to do for myself and others. You will  find the the last post very  interesting.

Below is a list of previous posts that you will ENJOY!


IF YOU MISSED
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Friday, July 15, 2016

PRAYERS FOR FRANCE


My heart is broken for France.  It is time for change. Love you, friends.

Time to stop sugar-coating things.




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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY FAVORITE


I am looking forward to the beautiful days and cool nights of fall, and no one does fall like Ralph Lauren.

ENJOY!


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Sunday, July 10, 2016

THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE


We are a broken country, and our hearts are heavy. Thank you for your sacrifice. 
Blue Lives Matter





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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL


I wanted to have this ready by the 4th, but things do not always go as planned.

I love America so much, and I feel as if we are being trampled lately. We are being told to change everything that has made us great. Stars had changed words, mocked, and lip-synced the Star Spangled Banner, refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance, and others leaving out under God, which is their right. Why are you in America if you want to change everything?  

There was blood shed to make this the greatest country in the world, many sacrificed their lives so that we could be a free country.  In the last decade, this is changing, and we re letting it happen.  Wake up America!


Below is the Pledge of Allegiance, The Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, and Stars and Stripes Forever.  I have chosen the videos and lyrics to these patriotic songs.  I hope that you sing along and ENJOY!  


THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

When not in uniform men should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.


THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?


On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!


And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!


Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!




GOD BLESS AMERICA

God bless America,
Land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above;

From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,
My home, sweet home.
God bless America,
My home, sweet home.



STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER


[First Strain]
Let martial note in triumph float
And liberty extend its mighty hand
A flag appears 'mid thunderous cheers,
The banner of the Western land.
The emblem of the brave and true
Its folds protect no tyrant crew;
The red and white and starry blue
Is freedom's shield and hope.

[Second Strain]
Other nations may deem their flags the best
And cheer them with fervid elation
But the flag of the North and South and West
Is the flag of flags, the flag of Freedom's nation.

(repeats) Other nations may deem their flags the best
And cheer them with fervid elation,
But the flag of the North and South and West
Is the flag of flags, the flag of Freedom's nation.

[Trio]
Hurrah for the flag of the free!
May it wave as our standard forever,
The gem of the land and the sea,
The banner of the right.
Let despots remember the day
When our fathers with mighty endeavor
Proclaimed as they marched to the fray
That by their might and by their right
It waves forever.

[Repeat of the First Strain]
Let eagle shriek from lofty peak
The never-ending watchword of our land;
Let summer breeze waft through the trees
The echo of the chorus grand.
Sing out for liberty and light,
Sing out for freedom and the right.
Sing out for Union and its might,
O patriotic sons.

[Grandioso]
Hurrah for the flag of the free.
May it wave as our standard forever
The gem of the land and the sea,
The banner of the right.
Let despots remember the day
When our fathers with mighty endeavor
Proclaimed as they marched to the fray,
That by their might and by their right
It waves forever.

By a 1987 act of the U.S. Congress, it is the official National March of the United States of America.
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