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A Fanciful Twist
Interests: i love: treasure seeking, everything art - discussion of, creation of, acquisition of - art, playing the piano, watching unusual interesting movies, day-dreaming, reading a fantastic novel/reading about the lives of artists and historical figures, being swept off my feet by creative people, strange and unusual objects and times, stories and people...attics intrigue me...
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I'm writing this from my phone in an airport. About to embark on a big journey♡ (I had a hard time posting this so by now I've traveled 30+ hours, rerouted my whole travel plan due to weather & have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at A Fanciful Twist
You may or may not already know this story... But, when I was 11 years old I started to paint. I quickly became utterly addicted. My parents let me paint on my furniture and my walls and then large canvases.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at A Fanciful Twist
Petals and frosting and fairy lights... A perfect trio for lovers of pretty things. It was my mom's birthday and I whipped up some fairy cakes for her. I made a butter cream cheese frosting and added a little pink... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at A Fanciful Twist
I often think of where the tale of Alice was invented... I think Lewis spent a lot of time in the garden dreaming the whole thing up. Strolling through the flowers. Watching the birds and bunnies and toads. Mushrooms and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at A Fanciful Twist
Zinnia... What a lovely thing it would be to be called by such a name. Living where the trees allow waves of dappled sunlight to sneak in through fresh leaves. Wooden wagon, tucked in where the desert meets the forest.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at A Fanciful Twist
Or, whatever color you favor when it comes to decorating your nest. That cozy happy place called home. It's about making it feel like you. Making it cozy but lovely too. Making it a space you want to actually be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at A Fanciful Twist
Lemon bars are a great treat to make any time of the year. They are fresh and buttery and delicious. However, these lemon bars are not your average lemon bars. These are roasty toasty caramelized lemon bars. Before I ever... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at A Fanciful Twist
How did I know you were fellow ridiculous fancy things lovers? Somehow I knew it deep in my heart. I just knew you'd understand. Ever since I can remember I have loved fancy things. And by fancy I mean sparkly,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at A Fanciful Twist
Oh I love a good storm but I do not like humidity so I'll keep my dry heat instead hahaha! So good to chat with you my friend!
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I make my laptop as much as a desktop as I can, haha! It's on a little shelf with an external keyboard & mouse because I ike you lI've sitting in front of it. But I'm mostly at my big ole computer in the country♡ ps: oooops! I forgot to let her outtttt!
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2018 on Flutter Days... at A Fanciful Twist
I have big plans for this, haha!♡
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2018 on Flutter Days... at A Fanciful Twist
Thank youuuu☆♡
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2018 on Flutter Days... at A Fanciful Twist
Ohhhh please let them out♡
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2018 on Flutter Days... at A Fanciful Twist
Oh yes, I have a keyboard & a mouse externally, I could never use that keyboard on it😊😊😊
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2018 on Flutter Days... at A Fanciful Twist
These crazy days of June. Where birthdays pile up and cake and birthday gifts go on for over a week. Candles and singing and good times, oh my! I've been in a flutter of many birthdays of those I love... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at A Fanciful Twist
Why hello there my lovely friends! I bet you thought I really fell through a vortex somewhere? Never in 12 years have I ever stayed away for so long. Alas, I just found myself beyond busy - deciding what to... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at A Fanciful Twist
Thank you Dear Linda Diane, you are soooo sweet!!!! Big hug to you too!! Vanessa Valencia A Fanciful Twist {Through the Secret Keyhole} Blog: Website at
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2018 on Live Colorfully♥ at A Fanciful Twist
Life is a curious place, isn't it? Sometimes you are way way way up high. Floating in joy and inspiration and goodness. Other times you are way way way low. Sometimes you know why, and other times you just can't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at A Fanciful Twist
Happy New Year! I had to wait 24 days to be able to say that because I'm so slow at change. I just kinda realized that as I typed actually. I'm funny that way. It's citrus season in the land... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at A Fanciful Twist
Hello my lovely friends! It's been all a flutter around these parts, oh me oh my! And here we are, in the depths of Christmas Magic. Baking and gift collecting a plenty. The weather shifted a bit to cool and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at A Fanciful Twist
Happy Thanksgiving weekend my friends! I'm sorry I've been so busy, but you won't believe the tales & adventures I've been on. I'll be sharing more soon. Promise. This is my first attempt at blogging from my phone because I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at A Fanciful Twist
Hello there! It's still Halloween in my home. Won't you join in the fun? I intend to marinate in this magic a few more days. I can't handle how cut and dry November 1st becomes. No no no, not for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at A Fanciful Twist
Helloooo there friends!!! I'm so sorry I've been away for so long. I've got a million personal business, real estate, country building and things going on. All good, all fun, all stressful, all great outcomes. (I hope) But still so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at A Fanciful Twist
It's here! The magical month of auburn light and cooler nights. Herbs and petals come back to life. And so I happily gather. The beautiful scent of English lavender, basil and rosemary swirled together is just too good. The Hatter... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at A Fanciful Twist
It's official, we are all blooming again here in the desert. Our wilted little souls bursting forth again with vigor. The seasons are changing and the incredible heat that kept us locked inside for months is leaving us. I slept... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at A Fanciful Twist