Beautiful Blogging & Pink Saturday

Cupid's Charm is celebrating being published in the new Artful Blogging magazine by hosting a Beautiful Blogging Party on Friday, May 1st. If you visit joy's blog you will find many beautiful blogs to visit. Thank you for hosting a lovely celebration of beautiful blogs, Joy.

Congratulations to all the blogging friends featured in this new issue, like the lovely Gabriela Delworth.


Porch Party 37I will be away for a long weekend to sip lemonade with a dear sweet friend. So I thought I would create a post for this party and use my most beautiful pink images to celebrate our Pink Saturday.

Porch Party 34

DSC02586The Beautiful Blogging party begins by Joy asking the question, why do we love to blog? I have used each letter in the word Blogging to choose one word that best describes for me why I love to blog.


eautiful. Blogging is a beautiful place to visit. The friends that I blog with are as beautiful as the beautiful blogs that they create.

Peony Delicate

oving. No where else in the world do you find a community of people who leave encouraging words on a daily basis for one another. People write from their heart, create from their heart and touch my heart. The loving nature that I find daily visiting blogs throughout the world seems to be pure oxygen.

Peony Detail

pportunity. An opportunity to join in the large community of writers, artists and artisans in swaps, and challenges. Opportunities to network in a fabulous world of talented people. Opportunities to learn about things that I have never experienced before, and have questions answered that I didn’t even know to ask.


orgeous. The photography and graphics on everyone’s blog are simply gorgeous. Gorgeous tours of people’s homes, gardens, and places that they love to visit.


enerous. Giving awards, sending little gifts, extending invitations, tagging you for a special occasion all spell Generous.


nspirational. Whether I am reading a tutorial, joining a zine, or finding a new recipe, inspiration is everywhere in Blogland and available anytime night or day. I am inspired daily to create something wonderful for my post, as the creative muse continues to dance.


. Reading so many blogs, it is so clear that blogging friends are always ready to help one another in times of need. With a nurturing spirit and a word of encouragement, everyone feels safe to ask when they are in need.


. There is a gathering of kindred spirits and a real sense of community amongst bloggers. Being an artist, a mother, and wife offers many gatherings in my day to day life, but the gathering I feel in Blogland is on a more personal level.

Peonies Galore

Peony heavenI chose a beautiful song to serenade this post. It's called Karen's Theme.


My creationOf course Pink Saturday hosted by Bev From How Sweet The Sound is my weekly reason I love to blog. Please visit Bev this Saturday and see all the beautiful blogs celebrating Bev's inspiration.

pink Saturday
Snap said...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Vee said...

Oh, my dear Karen, you have outdone yourself with this one. I'm going to put your playlist in the tray and listen to Karen's Song for an hour or two. How perfectly soothing as are the beautiful images of peonies and your thoughts. Thank you!

(Have a marvelous weekend with your friend!)

Donna said...

What a beautiful post, Karen. I love the peonies.

Enjoy your weekend with your friend!


Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

Have a wonderful time with your friend!

Love this post so much!

~ Gabriela ~

xashee's corner said...

i sure hope you have a FANTASTIC, long weekend! :) but you will be missed! Thank you so much for sharing your AWESOME photos and WONDERFUL words too!! i checked out the teapots post, as well, and of course LOVE THEM! lol Thank you, again for such a LOVELY journey!! :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Have a fun weekend Karen.
Joys party sounds such fun.

Charlene said...

Have fun while you are gone this weekend. Your post was DIVINE! Loved the way you did it!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Karen this is such a lovely post and so creative. I'm so glad I found you here in blogland. You are such an inspiration. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Elyse said...

hi karen,

your posts are always lovely but this one is really beyond words. it's like you painted this with words and photos. it's all so true and so eloquently stated. i also love the letters you used!

happy weekend! i'm going away, too, for a sisters weekend at the jersey shore. yay!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

You know how much i loveeonies. Simply beautiful. I wish you a fun weekend...m.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Karen check your email. ANita

Lori said...

Karen, what a great post!!! you have really summed up everything that i dearly love about blogging...i have made so many wonderful friends here...and i am inspired every day by something i see in blogland...the caring and sharing here has really touched me greatly!!!
have a wonderful time with your friend!!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

What a gorgeous post Karen. Hope you are having a wonderful time with your friend. I went out to check on my peonies after reading this and they are full of buds (and ants). They are pink ones like the ones in your post. xo Lynn

Laurie said...

You are so creative! I really enjoyed your post. I LOVE PEONIES! Don't tell me you have these in your garden?! I'm green with envy!

Marianne said...

What an absolutely beautiful post! Between your wonderful words, pictures, and music-- it's just perfect! I've told you before how very much I love your music sellections, but I have a question for you: who is it that is singing the Mother Nature song? It is so beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kathleen said...

Karen, How thouroughly you have described the blogging spirit, and what I feel in my heart about the bloggers I have met. It is all this and more. Have a great week-end, hugs, Kathleen

Anonymous said...


What a beautiful and inspiring post. I hope you enjoy time spent with your dear friend. Your peonies are so gorgeous. Wonderful pictures.


Saucy said...

Your photos are lovely, I adore peonies. Have a great weekend with your friend!

Debby said...

Karen, your blog is just beautiful. Glad to have found your through the blog party.

Carla said...

I love your peonies--and your post!

Fete et Fleur said...


Your post brought happy tears to my eyes! There is a lot of inspiration in the word blogging and you defined each inspiration perfectly.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Blog Party and Pink Saturday rolled into one.
Enjoy your weekend.

msartist said...

Hi Karen,
I put you up on Follow Friday today on twitter :)
Happy Blog Party!
I really enjoyed your post on blogging.~Theresa

Geralyn Gray said...

That was a g-r-e-a-t is funny how a lot of us have used the same words and sentiments about blogging----and they are all positive!!!!

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

What a beautifully clever post. I think you covered all the reasons that we love blogging.....and what stunning pink blossoms. Happy Blogging Party and Happy Pink Saturday. Enjoy your weekend.

Best Wishes,

Kathleen Grace said...

Have a wonderful time sipping lemonade with your friend! I agree with all your reasons for loving blogging!

She'sSewPretty said...

What a gorgeous and also inspirational post Katen!

Marie Reed said...

This vintage word art is DIVINE!

dragonflydreamer said...

Hi Karen, I am so delighted to meet you and visit your beautiful blog through the blogging party even though I got a late start. Your tribute to blogging is beautiful and I totally agree with your thoughts on blogging. Peonies are my favorite flowers and your photos are gorgeous. I hope you're having a wonderful visit with your dear friend. Please stop by and visit me on my newer blog and I am bookmarking your blog so I can come back and spend some time here after my surgery on Monday after my surgery Have a beautul weekend.

xinex said...

Gorgeous pink flowers! Beautiful photography! Have a wonderful weekend!...Christine

someplace in thyme said...

You are so right about that. I hope you enjoy your weekend with your friend. Your florals were just gorgeous, have fun, be safe and enjoy, Happy PInk Saturday, Char

LillySue said...

Those flowers are all my most favorite shades of pink, sigh....
Happy Pinkness!

Jorgelina said...

What a beautiful post!!!
Happy Pink Saturday.

a fanciful twist said...

Have a wonderful long weekend Miss Karen! Oh yes, you are right about b-l-o-g-g-i-n-g !! Such a warm place to share ourselves!! Cheers to all our friends and other lovelies in artful blogging!!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Beautiful images, beautiful blog! Congratulations! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cottage Rose said...

Happy Pink Saturday; What a very lovely post, just love all the beautiful pink flowers. and how you feel so deeply about blogging. I hope your weekend is a lovely Pink one.

alicesg said...

Nice post. Love the way you describe your love for blogging. You have a nice weekend. Happy Pink Saturday.

RobinfromCA said...

This was just lovely. I have to agree with everything you said about blogging and your photos of the peonies are so fabulous! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your friend.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Karen, Hope you are having a wonderful time with your friend. The peonies are gorgeous. Beautiful Post dear friend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Beverly said...

Karen, I hope you're having a wonderful time with your friend. Happy Pink Saturday, dear one.

Wonderful post.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Stunning pink peonies. Your garden is clearly ahead of ours, but I know they will be popping open in the near future. Your thoughts on blogging were lovely to read.
♥, Susan

Marsha's Mpressions said...

How creative YOU are!! Enjoyed it!

TattingChic said...

What a lovely post! I love blogging, too! Love the pink flower photos! :)

((Hugs)) to you!

Claudia said...

What a lovely post - I love what you said about blogging and the peonies are absolutely beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Running late this week visiting blogs....Hope you had a Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hello Karen! I loved your post, per letter, from the word blogging!! I wanted to stop by and thank you for participating in the Beautiful Blogging Party!! I hope you enjoyed the event and also enjoyed meetings lots of new bloggers. Have a beautiful week ~ Joy