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Someone once said… “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”

The Mad Tea Party in the secret garden blog event

Frolic…  Whimsy…  Magic…

Childhood comes and then it’s gone before we’ve had the chance to understand the magic and pure joy of living every day just for the sake of fun.

Just as soon as you fall under a childhood spell, it’s broken and grown up life begins. There are mountains to climb, bridges to build and households to maintain.



This story got started the day Gi Gi decided that something in her life was missing.  She couldn’t quite put her finger on it but  something was definitely wrong. 

The days of endless tea parties and playing dress-up were gone and 

her day dreams had all been forgotten.


She needed to find the piece of herself that had been  lost in the midst of living? Where could she go for help and who would understand?

 Suddenly she heard a voice…

Mad Tea Party Announcement 2

“There is a place where dreams run wild and hope is free. Follow me to a far away land with magical spaces. This fanciful place can only be seen upon a return to the carefree mind of a child.”

 I must be brave, thought Gi Gi, she took a deep breath and let it out slowly before entering this secret garden of  magical characters and dreamy spaces.


She piered through the gate, while worries she might not fit in or be accepted filled her head with nonsense.


Don’t be afraid says little sister, Ra Ra we will enter the garden together, you and me. It’s time to forget the pressures of grown-up life and remember the days when you felt like a princess and your only worry was eating the icing before it melted. 


Gi Gi knew sissy was right so she checked her worries at the gate and entered the garden. This strange place of magic and whimsey filled her heart with pure joy.  For the first time since she could remember she was able to be herself , in this place where hearts were true and wishes granted. 

 This secret garden allowed both sisters to be themselves, to chase dreams, love unconditionally and wish til their heart’s content.

 Best of all, everyone in it was content to be themselves in a whimsical kind of way.

Nothing was too serious or uptight but fun-loving and free just like the days of her childhood.

The garden was full of surprises and laughter echoed from every direction.

Thank you, Dear Miss V, for providing a place where the cup is always full and our inner child runs free.

Pre party 4a

click on the image below to begin your journey to the enchanted land of A fanciful Twist and join this year’s fantastical blog party with  almost 300 participants.

 This festival of madness has shown us the way to a land of magical dreams and fairy tale wishes.

Take it from Gi Gi- life is meant to be lived authentically with joy and whimsy, surrounded by people who are free to dream and live their lives with hope for the future.

 Enter her secret garden and

live every day the way it was meant to be- joyfull!



There’s no place like blogland!


June 26, 2010 - Posted by | lovers, me, photography, secrets, Uncategorized | , , , , , ,


  1. ~*~*~*Hip hip hurray it’s Tea Party Day!*~*~*~

    What beautiful girls! Such a fun time to be had!

    Thanks for having me at your tea party! if you haven’t been already, you’re cordially invited to my mad tea party! Have yourself a mad sort of day! 🙂

    Comment by justaddmaggi | June 26, 2010

  2. Oh Junie Bug, there IS no place like Blogland! I love it here. Why are you letting the BABY walk??? Push her down. NO WALKING BABIES! Junie Junie this is pure JoY. Thank you for reminding us to never lose our childlike wonder of the world. Beautiful shots, beautiful beautiful girls. BEAUTIFUL YOU!!! I love your smile. I love this post. I love you! **blows kisses** Deb

    Comment by Deborah | June 26, 2010

  3. What a beautiful reminder to keep childhood inside of us all the time! Bloggers certainly help us do that!

    Comment by Laura Bray | June 26, 2010

  4. Thanks for having me to your lovely tea party. GiGi and RaRa are both adorable!

    Happy Tea Partying!

    Comment by Melissa | June 26, 2010

  5. Happy Mad Tea Party!!!


    Comment by Twyla and Lindsey | June 26, 2010

  6. This was good and you are lovely and we were kinda both thinking along the same vein and I think you mentioned in your comment to Vanessa how good she is for our childhood–the inner child SO needs to play!

    She’s my therapy, as was this post :p

    Lovely. Enchanting..and I came for tea but stayed for the blog-ive been swooning over previous posts

    GREATNESS abounds here 🙂

    Comment by Rhonda Roo | June 26, 2010

  7. What two little darlings you have there. Such a lovely party.

    Happy Mad Tea Party,


    Comment by Karen | June 26, 2010

  8. What a wonderful magical tea party! Living through a child’s eyes….the only way to live! Thank you for having me over for tea! Please come by and have tea with me!

    Comment by Celia | June 26, 2010

  9. I’m late, but at least I’ve made it just in time for your lovely Tea Party. What a wonderful time I had, and what lovely little girls!
    Here’s to our inner child!

    Comment by Debbie | June 26, 2010

  10. Thank you for letting Sam and I stop by your secret garden! We had a wonderful time!

    Comment by Brook | June 26, 2010

  11. Awww…that’s so cute and now I want to go run in the sprinklers. Haha.

    Thanks for letting me share in your special tea party! If you haven’t already feel free to drop by my gathering. 🙂
    ~ Misha/DawaiOser ❤

    Comment by Misha/DawaiOser | June 27, 2010

  12. Thank you for the lovely journey through Wonderland!

    Comment by Celina Matthews | June 27, 2010

  13. Lovely tea party and thanks for sharing with me!

    Comment by waterrose | June 27, 2010

  14. Thanks for the invite to your tea party. Lovely photos and message–definitely time well spent by all who read your post.

    Comment by slamdunk | June 27, 2010

  15. Beautiful post! I totally agree that childhood is all too short. Let the inner child run free for a life time of fanciful joy!
    Thanks for stopping by my party for a cup tea. Hope to see you again soon.~ Sarah

    Comment by Sarah | June 27, 2010

  16. What sweeties! Thank you for having me!

    Comment by Christina | June 28, 2010

  17. A magical story and what lovely, sweet girls. Terrific story that makes you smile. Blessings to you and those you love. Sea witch

    Comment by Sea witch | June 28, 2010

  18. What gorgeous children!!! Please excuse such a latecomer, I enjoyed your party and thank you for inviting me.
    Thank you too for your lovely comment 🙂

    Comment by Melanie | June 28, 2010

  19. Just precious! Those little lovelies in their summer frocks – so sweet! Thankyou so much for having me. I did enjoy my visit x

    Comment by Tina | June 28, 2010

  20. Your tea party is just the best. Gi Gi and Ra Ra are adorable. So is that lovely picture of you, June. I love the message as well!

    Comment by Shell | June 28, 2010

  21. What a lovely little story, and those two little gals are so precious!! Thank you so much for having me over for tea 🙂 ~Lauren

    Comment by Lauren Startzman | June 28, 2010

  22. What ADORABLE girls! Oh, they are so precious. GiGi and RaRa are heart stealers for sure! I’m so glad they shared their tea party with us. Thank you. I hope you’ll let me return the hospitality…

    Happy Tea Party!


    Sheila 🙂

    Comment by Sheila | June 28, 2010

  23. Oh my goodness! What adorable girls! ^-^ Do stop over to my party if you’d like; the fairies & I will be waiting…

    Comment by BunnyKissd | June 28, 2010

  24. So sorry I’m late. You’re never to young to enjoy an enchanted tea party. Love that you shared it with those two angels. Magical!

    Thank you so much for sharing your Muchness!


    Comment by FawnDear | June 29, 2010

  25. Adorable, those faces. Thank You for the whirl through Wonderland, if you get a chance stop over for tea!

    Comment by Penny Patten | July 1, 2010

  26. So sorry we are so late…Your party was amazing!We were so happy here!Thank you!
    Do drop by for some tea at ours in case you haven’t already!

    Comment by harem6 | July 2, 2010

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