Friday, May 13, 2011

My ‘Other Self’!

Well...we all got a little unscheduled break from our blogs! Can you imagine how many people at blogger have been working ‘over time’?! I post ALL of my posts from Windows Live Writer so I am just going to Publish this one again and see what happens! I’m sure the next few days will be interesting!

Good luck blogger!

This was so thought provoking that I had to take part!

Karen at This Old House challenged us to do a post on

our ‘Other Self’! And it really made me think....

My other self is staying in a villa on this hillside...

Positano, Italy


walking along the beach....


looking for shells!


My other self is pretty happy with my ‘real’ weight loss

so I’m wearing this new outfit


and these new shoes!


And I am wearing jewelry from Simple Daisy



and  Del's Shells !

(these are all on Etsy and in my Favorite items list!)



I’m happy that my hubby is by my side....


and doing this post has given me the realization that my ‘real’ life is very blessed and I am happy to have my dreams of Italy and the BEACH!

What does YOUR Other Self look like?

I challenge you to do a similar post

Go to This Old House and give her the link to your blog post and she’ll put it under the hot tub!  Let me know if you take the challenge!

Do you think you might learn something about yourself?

Come on, you can do it. It’s FUN!!!


Brenda Pruitt said...

Well, I don't know! I'll have to give it some thought.

Shellbelle said...

I saw this on Karen's blog earlier and decided to take up the challenge for tomorrow's post. Such a fun idea!

I wasn't surprised to read that you realize your "real" life is very blessed, it shows in each and everyone of your posts!

But a vacation to Italy would be fun and I can just imagine all the treasures you'll find there.


Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Are you sure you're not talking about me? lol I'll have to go check out her post. I think you pretty much are your other self. Pretty photos!

Denise said...

sounds like fun.I'm going over there now,Thanks.Mine would be simular to yours except mine would be Ireland and the Mountains.pretty close to yours I think.

Anonymous said...

this is such an inspirational post.I'm really happy for you,, lovely outfit,,

Ms. Bake-it said...

Wow! For a minute there I thought you were talking about me! The location, the outfit, the jewelry... yeah, that all looks and sounds like me. Well, minus the hubby part!

Great post!

~ Tracy

Karen said...

Can my other self go with your other self to Italy?... great post! Thanks for joining in the fun!

nancy huggins said...

Very interesting post..does make me stop amd think :)

Vee said...

Yes, it really does give a gal something to think about. I think my other self is doing a lot of the same things my real self is doing. She just has more energy.

Rebecca Nelson said...

I'm walking right there with you girly. We are going to France in 2013 and I'm already so excited.

Thank you for visiting me and for your sweet words about my hubby returning to school. They mean so much!


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Gee, I want to go to Italy too! Love this challenge, wasn't it fun! Thanks for stopping by! I had fun reading your challenge too!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

P.S. I just became Follower # 770 on your blog!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

What a fun post and loved seeing your Italian life and all the beautiful photos.

Happy weekend

Emily said...

I think our other selves would get along nicely. Italy is my dream destination as well. I LOVE that jewelry!! ((big sigh))

Anonymous said...

well I see you and I have made it back from cyber space,,,,I love the shells on the sand,, so lovely,, would you mind if I snitched this photo,, I would like to paint it,,

Kathy said...

Beautiful post, it's so nice to get to know your viral friends a bit better, and I just love how you are so happy with your life, I find that a lot in this blogland that people are happier than most. I will think about this challenge but with a new *baby* I'm not having much time for anything lately!

Debbiedoos said...

That is super sweet Diane....I think my other self would be very reflective of this self, except I would be on a beach with a pina colda instead in my back yard with a blower and garbage can LOL!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Super post, Diane! Real life is good, but so nice to have dreams!
My other self would be a city girl rather than a suburban one, I think.

The Bear's Blog said...


We were over at Sebastian's and read your post - I would love to see YOUR travel companion. (o:


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

That villa is looking real good to me right now. Hmm, this post makes me think.
Thanks for visiting and good to see you're out of cyberspace:-)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Diane...

Ohhh...I think that my "other-self" would love to join you on the beach at Positano, Italy! What a beautiful place! My friend, congrats on your weight loss...I sooo admire any one who can do it! I know how much fortitude and sacrafice that it takes! Love your new outfit...the blouse is darling! Ohhh..and your new jewelry is gorgeous too! You deserve it, sweet friend!!! What a fun post...sure enjoyed it! I also enjoyed your visit, dear friend! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your sweet note just made my day!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Diane!
Love ya,

Della said...

Hmmmm, my "other self" LIVES at the beach in a big house with enough room for my entire family! I'd take my grandkids out shelling every day, and Oh! the treasures we would find!

This is such a fun post Diane! Thank you for featuring my shell jewelry, too! I know a few of your favorites now.

I've been trying to comment since yesterday, but you know what happened, and then everything that was posted just disappeared for 24 hours or so!
I'm just glad everything is back in order. Ahhhhh!

Love ya lady!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh I love this, Diane! My other self is on a beach in Cancun! lol

I'm happy that blogger is back up--yay!!!

Anne said...

Wow, i really really lurv that outfit...also your new banner!

Arabella said...

A very thought provoking post. I'm going to have to give it some thought.

I certainly love your other self's place of residence ;o)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am so happy to be doing exactly what I want, this is my dream and I have waited a long time. Cute outfit!


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Wasn't this a fun challenge! I know I posted a comment yesterday, but with all the blogger problems I thought I'd stop by again!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jan said...

I throughly enjoy your post. would love to take a trip to Italy or Greece.
I have been recouping from my loss so haven't posted much this week. Love your outfit and all your other self goodies. Looks like so much fun.
Have a great weekend.

Jacqueline said...

My other self is me, right now, in Provence, France, teaching a watercolor workshop. I am trying to post as much as possible and one of my posts disappeared! Then after I re-posted, it came back! I am glad to hear that is was not just me. Also, just wanted to share that I could not pass up the lavender ice cream in a little ice cream shop in Roussillon, France. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I am living my dream (for now)

Tara said...

It looks like a wonderful escape! Thank you for coming by and entering my giveaway and have a terrific weekend!

Simple Daisy said...

I love this!!! I think my other self might right there with you drinking vino and enjoying life in Italy:):) But really...isn't it wonderful to be truly happy with the life we already have!
And congrats on the weight loss!!!!

Kathy said...

Well, this is very interesting - I was wondering if anyone would wish they were someone else, somewhere else. Perhaps there's a blogger out there that inspires - could we be some other place in time?
I think I would.

Country Girl said...
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Country Girl said...

It WAS a fun challenge, wasn't it? Love that outfit. And I post using Windows Live Writer, too. But for some strange reason, it didn't work well using the photos I'd gotten from Pinterest, so I just used Blogger to post

lilabraga said...

my dream would be to have a life in Italy...simply love Italia!
your dream is so fabulous!

Diane Writes said...

Hello Diane. Initially looking at your pictures made me though that you really went to that beautiful place. hahaha You deceived me.

Wishing you a great weekend!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

This was FUN!!!!

I love your clothing and jewelry! So cute!!!! Congrats on your weight loss. Isn't it wonderful to try on clothes and they fit? I have about 15 to shed.....tis hard, but it can be done.

For me, I would love to be in Scotland...sitting on a green hillside and just taking in the fresh air and gorgeous surroundings.


Unknown said...

It's so fun to dream...but we probably wouldn't trade real life for the dream if we could! :) Thanks for the visit today!!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Toyin O. said...

I love your other self; I will love to go to that part of Italy:)

Sallie @ Texas Cottage said...

It seems we both like Italy and the beach. I enjoyed reading about your other self.

Sweetpea said...

It was a great challenge, wasn't it?! Really got me to thinking and it's been fun to meet other bloggers who I don't normally *cross paths* with...nice to meet you!

Shellbelle said...

Karen's post was such fun and I'm so happy you took up her call to post one of your own. I know I read this the other day when blogger was having issues and it wouldn't let me comment. I had to come back and tell you how sweet it was to read that you feel so blessed in your real life — that's always a good thing!


LindyLouMac said...

I love Positano, but I think your other self would also be happy in our area. Goodness knows what went on in the blog sphere while I was absent but I have now come across a couple of posts hinting at problems!!!
I have just read and enjoyed all your posts I had missed, you have been busy. Happy anniversary and what great fun you have been having with webcams. :)

lilybets said...

Your other self is attractive but your real self is rich of adventure,nature and fantasy!.I will write a post to follow your initiative in my blog,I really appreciate it !.