See Beautiful

I’m joining in on the one year anniversary of This Moment See Beautiful.  And I actually just saw that I am one week early with this post, but I am leaving it up since isn’t the point that we see beautiful every day?  Enjoy.

I saw plenty of beautiful this past month. I went for a walk with my husband, sans dogs, in a preserve which was once an estate.  As we walked, we were able to explore the remains of the estate.  Daytime date + sunny day + history + nature = beautiful.

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It was my husband’s birthday in May. I offered to take him out for dinner, but he asked that I make some home made baked ziti and meatballs instead. I took the day off and worked real hard on the sauce and the entire dish.  I took a pic and surprised him at work with my progress.   Homemade dinner + made with love + birthday = beautiful.

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I took a walk one day at lunch and saw these tiles way up high on the side of a building.  I looked them up and found out that there are “space invader” tiles all around the world.  Any other child of the 80s remember that video game?  Childhood memories + urban art = beautiful.

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And finally, I asked you all to comment on Long Life Cats and Dog’s article about the Kent Animal Shelter.  For every comment on that article, I donated one dollar to the shelter.  At the time of writing this See Beautiful post, there are 77 comments on that post.  I am going to donate $80 to the Kent Animal Shelter this weekend.  Thank you for your generosity Susan and to everyone who commented.  Charity + Blogville coming together + finding forever homes = beautiful.


33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mollie and alfie
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 06:11:45

    I am drooling at those meatballs 🙂 That was fantastic and the shelter will be so pleased..That was so kind of you.. Have a beautiful day xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. wallaceandsamuel
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 06:25:13

    SANS DOGS!!! But why??????

    Mom wants to know what ‘ziti’ is please. Personally we don’t care, cos regardless of what it is, those meatballs look grrrrrreat!!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend Finnie’s mom.

    Wally & Sammy

    • finnhoward
      Jun 07, 2013 @ 06:27:22

      Sorry Wally, no dogs were allowed in the park! You guys don’t have ziti? Drooling!!! It is a baked pasta with cheese and sauce. So so good. Sometimes I give Finn a little taste. She approves. You guys have a great weekend too.

  3. Molly The Wally
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 06:56:03

    Home cooked meals are just the best. We loved your beautiful post. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly.

  4. Lassie and Benji
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 07:11:56

    Space invaders — Mommy loved that video game! (It didn’t have rapid fire mode like games do now a days. You had to be patient with that game and plan ahead.) Video games today are too fast! (I sound like those turtles from that high speed internet commercial — don’t I.)

    The meatballs look pawsome by the way!

  5. Eileen and Annie
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 08:13:41

    I imagine you to be a beautiful lady on the outside as well as inside 🙂
    Space invaders was a great game
    and those meatballs look yummy.

  6. SUGAR: Golden Woofs
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 08:27:00

    You guys are too early … its next week. But YES there are so many beautiful things we see everyday. Mmm DELISH! Meatballs. Interesting about the tiles. Happy Seeing Beauty and hope you join us again next week. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  7. Goose
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 08:38:23

    That is a whole lot of beautiful. Sorry for my mis-information…but beautiful and seeing it is an everyday thing. I am so glad you did. Beautiful Beautiful.

  8. Lily Belle & Muffin
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 08:56:04

    Those meatballs sure are a See Beautiful moment!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  9. Reilly & Denny
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 09:04:55

    It is the little things that count the most and meatballs made and served with love – what could be better.

  10. Frankie and Ernie
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 09:50:30

    OMD those are Beautiful Meatballs… all made with LOVE and good FLAVORS.

  11. easyweimaraner
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 10:13:26

    A birthday with home made matballs – that’s really beautiful I remember about space invader – but my mom was more the pacman-girl :o)

  12. Idaho PugRanch
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 10:32:53

    Just Beautiful! Mom always makes homemade carrot cake for Dad’s birthday, it is his favorite.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  13. Urban hounds
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 10:36:01

    All things of great beauty 4 sure
    Urban hounds

  14. Two French Bulldogs
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 10:41:28

    Kudos to you for your donation to the shelter
    Benny & Lily

  15. Murphy Campbell
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 12:41:09

    You do See Beautiful!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

  16. Millie & Walter
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 13:13:43

    Any of the ziti left over? We will be right there.

  17. Parsley
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 17:38:52

    Oh now I’m hungry! Would love a plate of that!

    Seeing beautiful isn’t hard when looking at nature pics or dogs. 🙂

  18. Kat N collies
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 17:40:35

    What a wonderful post! How was your dinner? 🙂

  19. Oskar
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 19:43:44

    It looks like a great week. Do you happen to have any leftover meatballs?

    Nubbin wiggles,

  20. Miley
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 19:56:07

    Yum! Mom is making baked ziti this weekend!! Beautiful shots!

  21. rubytheairedale
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 20:04:17

    Oooooh, Ma loves some baked ziti!!! Oh, and those meatballs! Yummers!
    Yups, all is beautifuls!

  22. Caren, Dakota and Cody
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 20:06:57

    I think it’s perfectly fine to leave this up because we should “see beautiful” EVERY DAY!

  23. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 21:15:30

    Beautiful is all around us. Phantom would love a taste of that ziti and meatballs – he LOVES pasta of any kind.

    Have a fun weekend.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  24. wyatt
    Jun 07, 2013 @ 22:34:32

    What a lovely post…but I’m really focused on the meatball part…let’s bark about that some more!


  25. Daisy
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 01:49:54

    Beautiful scenery and beautiful gestures.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  26. Jazzi
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 02:01:04

    HEy!! I think that those meatballs are very beautiful!! ☺

    Jazzi and Addi

  27. Long Life Cats and Dogs
    Jun 08, 2013 @ 05:30:12

    Space invaders, yes, I remember that! My word, that takes me back a while. Thanks on behalf of all the rescues for donating so much. I’m sure they are going to be delighted. You really are stars!

  28. 2browndawgs
    Jun 10, 2013 @ 07:33:36

    Sounds like a great month. The ziti sounds yummy!

  29. Misaki
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 06:41:57

    Those meatballs sure look good!
    That was so nice of you to donate to the shelter, such a great cause!

  30. SUGAR: Golden Woofs
    Jun 14, 2013 @ 12:33:51

    Golden Thanks for participating in our {This Moment} See Beautiful anniversary hop. Just realized on the 1st photo no house but the steps still strong on the ground. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  31. Lydia @ See Beautiful
    Jun 14, 2013 @ 13:21:39

    I LOVE that you left it up for a week to make the point that there is ALWAYS time to see beautiful! How wonderful. Thank you so much for seeing beautiful with us!!

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