Lisa Leonard Designs


October 15th | older posts


v. il·lu·mi·nat·ed, il·lu·mi·nat·ing, il·lu·mi·nates To provide or brighten with light.
i love love love the way this chandelier is glowing in the evening light.  it makes me giddy.
brightening my day today…coffee-yuuuum, halloween cinnamon rolls (bright orange frosting at matthias’ request), wrapping up a big project-yay!, getting ready for visitors this weekend,  some quality snuggle time with my sweet boys.  i love thursday.  i’m anticipating the weekend right around the corner.
what’s illuminating your day?

23 Responses

  1. Lauren says:

    hot coffee and the weekend if right around the corner….we have a date this weekend :)

  2. shannon stinson says:

    i love it, lisa! beautiful!

  3. annie says:

    Making new recipe for dinner, baking cookies, three little ones feeling better after two weeks of colds and a three day weekend, yeah!

  4. thinking about my WHOLE family coming to visit this weekend to celebrate my little girl turning ONE! …and i love that chandelier!!

  5. Liz S says:

    Thanks for the reminder to “wear my sunshine on the inside”… we have had a week or so of weather like your post from yesterday. The sun is only a faint memory in our minds, told of only in grandiose stories in children’s fairytales. (sigh)…

    Alas, as I wait for Sunday (next anticipated day of sunshine), I must find be determined to brighten my day myself! I will savor a warm cup of vanilla chai, wrap on a fun new scarf, and chat with friends. That should get me through a few more hours!

  6. Tiffany says:

    Ohh, how I love love love your posts! You are so inspiring and your posts always brighten my day! Thank you for sharing who you are with us out here!

    brightening my day is…my new hair cut and color, anticipation of my later afternoon trip to disneyland with my kids tomorrow – we will stay for fireworks!!! The Fall colored flowers I bought this morning and putting the finishing touches of Fall around my house! And spending Saturday with my sister to celebrate her birthday!

    Yo Ho Yo HO a pirates life for me!!

  7. Going out for Mexican food with my sweetheart tonight, the lovely orange and red and yellow trees, the quiet rain falling, some fun new purchases from Etsy, and it’s PAYDAY!!! love this post, as always!

  8. Tia says:

    Lots and lots of cookies in the house due to a fall festival this evening, rain outside, my little girl prancing around in her tutu, and date night with my handsome husband tomorrow! Love this post, as always.

  9. Denise C. says:

    A meeting with my Pastor. I am new to Christianity and have been meeting with him once a week. I always come home “glowing.” :)

  10. Jaime says:

    The perfect post for today, Lisa!

    What is illuminating my day?

    Candles burning all around the world…

    Everyone is invited to light a candle tonight (Oct 15th) at 7pm in all times zones, all over the world. If everyone lights a candle at 7pm and keeps it going for at least one hour, there will be a continuous WAVE Of LIGHT over the entire world in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

    I am missing my baby girl, Claire today who was born sleeping on October 1, 2009 but I am feeling “illuminated” by your post.

    See? Once again you have touched my life and those of so many others without even really knowing it!

    Thank you, Lisa.

  11. Melody says:

    Going to the NC State Fair on Saturday which means deep fried everything and lots of good people watching. Good times indeed!

  12. Tiffany says:

    Illuminate is the name of our Young Adult group that my husband and I serve. The definition is perfect for those who are sharing the love of Christ with others.

    Jaime, Praying for you today! I lost my little one at 13 weeks gestation in 2005 and I too will be lighting a candle for him or her.

  13. Caroline says:

    That light is beautiful. Illuminating my day today has been snuggles with one sick daughter and the other (who has just started school aged 4) praying and thanking Jesus that she goes to school because she likes it – and her response to me when I said that I was so glad she was enjoying it was “I was telling Jesus, not you”!!

  14. Illuminating my day? Definitely the weekend right around the corner…and the smell of an Autumn candle burning in the kitchen. mmmmm.

  15. Jenny says:

    Homemade pizza for dinner, my daughter being on fall break for the rest of this week and the next, the upcoming road trip to see family in OK, God’s grace in my life.

  16. JD in Canada says:

    Like Jaime, today, a candle illuminates my living room, as the God of healing, the God of comfort, illuminates my heart as I gently remember my children’s sweet spirit. They are safe in the arms of Jesus. My heart longs for Home today.

  17. Corinne says:

    That is a beautiful photo!
    As for illuminating my day… it’d have to be my daughters new cute hat, handmade by my mother, and the thought of good Thursday night tv :)

  18. Jenn says:

    We lost a baby at 10 weeks in 2005. There will be a candle here as well.

  19. Roban says:

    lovely post! I like the idea of looking forward to the weekend beginning on Thursday. Now how can I keep myself from worrying about Monday on Sunday?!

  20. lisa says:

    jaime–sending big hugs your way. thinking of you. xo

  21. Maureen says:

    wow! I love it too!!!

  22. clare says:

    looking forward to going wedding dress shopping with my best friend tomorrow, me & my daughter are bridesmaids & my son is pageboy, im sooo excited x x x

  23. Carrington says:

    That is beautiful, and I too love it. What is illuminating my day? The fact that its Friday and I get to spend the weekend with my husband- I miss him!

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