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Another collection… Quotes? (Contest)
Sunday, March 26th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Liz Underdown!

Why don’t you turn your old ermine coat into a bathrobe?
~ Diana Vreeland

I collect quotes. Especially motivational ones. I read them like a mantra in the morning to put a fire under my butt to get some work done. This quote confuses me. I read it, and I think it says one thing. Then another day it says something else to me. For example…

An old ermine coat denotes a luxury you wear once in a great while… A bathrobe is something I can lounge in every day. So, to me, it says, Don’t save your luxuries for a special occasion. Treat every day like it’s special.

Or, thrifty me, hoarding me, hates to throw away anything dated if I can figure out another use for it. For instance, if I have a blouse that has some gorgeous lace along a cuff but I’ve ripped or stained the blouse, I cut off the lace to reuse it somewhere else. An old ermine coat as a bathrobe seems like a good (okay, maybe ridiculous) reuse.

For a chance to win a FREE book, a download of your choice from my backlist, tell me what this quote means to you! Yes, you have to think!

11 comments to “Another collection… Quotes? (Contest)”

  1. Liz Underdown
    · March 26th, 2023 at 8:56 am · Link

    To me it stands for total distain for the poor animal who lost its life for a coat for some thoughtless rich person. To turn it into a housecoat from the fancy fur coat is the lowest regard of all. If I had my druthers that poor creature would have been left in the wild to live out it’s life. Maybe I sound like an animal protection radical, I just cannot condone using animals for a show of vanity.
    Look where this world has gone because mankind has no regard for nature and the environment….I worry for my granddaughter and her generation!

  2. Delilah
    · March 26th, 2023 at 9:15 am · Link

    Great take, Liz! I’ve seen videos of how they process ermines and minks, and it’s disgusting.

  3. Liz Underdown
    · March 26th, 2023 at 9:46 am · Link

    I also saw a disgusting video on how pigs are processed for meat and big companies contracted to purchased the processed pork cancelled their contracts. It was totally inhumane. We are trying to cut out meat as much as we can, substituting legumes, beans etc for meat. Primitive man ate berries, early vegetables, mushrooms etc and only meat when they could catch it. Since we know there are many veggies, beans etc that provide protein, there should be no need to torture animals for food. Pregnant mares urine for estrogen products, cows kept pregnant to keep producing milk, mares kept pregnant so urine can be collected ie Premarin…pregnant mares urine…what happens to the babies? Likely meat too. Man has corrupted and polluted this earth for far too long…if there were only animals the world wouldn’t be in this mess it is…now Putin is moving nuclear rockets to Belarus…too many insane humans with weapons that can end this world as we know it…God help us…if there are survivors let it be only the animals!

  4. Cindy
    · March 26th, 2023 at 12:39 pm · Link

    I read into it not to put the fancy stuff aside or to save it for special occasions, but to use it every day. It serves no purpose to just look at it from afar when it could be useful regularly. You may have it, use it once, then either die or something happens to it. All that prep to own it just to not use it.

  5. Beverly
    · March 26th, 2023 at 2:16 pm · Link

    Just because something is old doesn’t mean it can’t be brought out & used everyday for your enjoyment. Don’t hide it away…it can be pleasurable to you while you’re still able to enjoy it.

  6. BN
    · March 26th, 2023 at 2:49 pm · Link

    enjoy things

  7. Deb
    · March 26th, 2023 at 5:32 pm · Link

    I do love your first interpretation.

    I think it means opening yourself up to possibilities. Anything in life, good or bad, can be turned around or made into something useful or meaningful to us or others.

  8. Jennifer Beyer
    · March 26th, 2023 at 8:08 pm · Link

    I think it means to live life instead of putting off.

  9. Colleen C.
    · March 27th, 2023 at 12:42 pm · Link

    Change things up every so often

  10. Eileen Airey
    · April 3rd, 2023 at 10:57 pm · Link

    To me it is the reason I need to continue to recover after open heart surgery. Some days it is needed just to get out of bed.

  11. Delilah
    · April 5th, 2023 at 11:13 am · Link

    Thank you all for commenting!

    The winner of the FREE download is…Liz Underdown! Congratulations, Liz! Please email me at to let me know which title you would like to read!

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