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Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Little Things





 SEE YOUR S P A C E

LOVE YOUR HOME




C R E A T E 
PLACE

FOR YOUR WORK
THAT BRINGS YOU HAPPINESS

thoughtfully c a r v e out
a room, a corner, a wall, 
whatever it is your have been 
blessed with. . .make it into 
a space you love
with everything you need to be
that kind of creative you are.




but...
what about all the 

L I T T L E
 things!!!


D I V I D E  &  C O N Q U E R 
 m y  f r i e n d 

D i v i d e  &  C o n q u e r.


It is never easy for me to figure out what to do with
all the L I T T L E things in life.
Although needed , they are a constant source of angst 
in our otherwise simplified Home.
If it were possible to sew for example. . withOUT needles,
thread, a sewing machine, 
the little tools needed when i make many mistakes
while trying to sew on a whim without a pattern.
( cuz that's how you sew right? )
If it were possible to sew with nothing but a magic wand 
and my limitless imagination believe me. . . that is the option 
i would take.

but since i still can't F I N D my magic wand
i will continue to sew quite poorly with
the stuff needed to do so.

 . . .

I find it much easier to suddenly start a new project
if all i need is indeed where i can see it and use it.

This olde giant muffin tin is working at
keeping things visible, tidy and cute all at the same time! 

Depending on the size of your drawer, shelf and tools
you could use other size tins... but this is a seriously
sweet way to keep all those little things from ganging up and
attacking me when i open the drawer.

yes yes.

Think IN-side the box.


It would be hard to stay organized without boxes.


 My little desk drawer boxes of choice. . .

the awesome little white one that an i phone comes in. :) 
white jewelery boxes
cute baking bread boxes and cups
( as seen above ) 
random olde tiny boxes 
that you will only find at an antique store
if you're looking for something else.




things NOT to try to organize or keep in boxes...

c h i c k e n s.

let them be free to wander!



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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Rae Dunn




A few weeks ago 
i was inspired
to start on the rather new task 
of learning how to sew my own
dresses. . since the ones i love are 
no where to be found locally and too 
pricy for me to purchase online.
( nothing new since almost everything i 
have an affinity for falls into both of those
categories more often then not. )

 

 Whilst looking for a few simple 
 patterns i stumbled
upon this lovely lady,
 Rae Dunn
who's entire style and work 
and studio and photography
i instantly fell in love with.





That particular moment i forgot all about
learning to sew dresses and just
enjoyed looking through her blog.







Her work 
is just

L O V E L Y 





 C u t e s t




 all photographs by and belong to and used by
permission from
Rae Dunn

find her blog and work HERE  and her facebook page HERE


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring cleaning


 S P R I N G 

C L E A N I N G

L O V E


 
 pack the mittens
snow pants
gloves
sweaters
cowls

hats
scarves  
  
boots
wool socks
glovies
furs

stow the shovels
stack the sleds
store the ice skates
snow shoes
skis

cover the snowblower
wax the mower
snows a melting 
grass is growing!

beat the rugs
wash the windows
sweep the barn
turn the compost
...
 snow is hiding 
under the hay

bulbs are peaking
worms are moving
birds are nesting
trees are waking
 buds are breaking

dirt is living
grass is remembering
sun is warming
warmer 
warmer 
warmer still

spring is coming

spring is coming

spring is here.




 i LOVE a good culling.
this is how i do it.

1. do i  LOVE  it ?

2. do i  NEED it?

if  the "it" in question does not fall
quickly into one of these categories
then i ponder

THROWING
 DONATING
SELLING
or
GIVING 
(an opportunity to BLESS someone
else' life who needs what you do not.)

i used to just suggest the first
three but over the years
our little family has really
enjoyed learning to ponder
 who could really
use something that we don't want/need anymore...
or we post it on facebook and it is 
snatched up in minutes!
it's really FUN!

all options are good and have their place.

it is good to be able to just 
throw something. 
it is good to be able let things
go and make way for 

S  P  A  C  E 
 

if you do not LOVE a THING . . . 
you are completely FREE to either KEEP it . . or NOT 
KEEP it!

it is your choice! 

isn't that lovely.



this olde girl is reluctant to give up her roaring wood stove




the
B E A U T Y 
of 
C R U M B S



May the God of all Comfort
strengthen and encourage you
to press on. . . 
to keep on. . . 
to keep trying. . . 
to do and continue to do 
what is needful
for yourself
and those around you




 "live simply... 
so that others 
may 
simply
live."
ghandi




in reference to things i am having 
trouble parting with...
when the voice in my head is saying. . .
but...
but it's always BEEN here!
it. . exists
and it's in my life!

i
say


GET.

RID.

OF.

IT.

the  peaceful 

s p a c e 

is so worth it.
 



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Saturday, April 11, 2015

It's Complicated...


It's Complicated

..to live simply...

or to simply LIVE...in some cases.


but it will not always be so.






 happiness in the rugged loveliness of a nearby farm


 S P R I N G

 

 feed your body
nourish your soul



Cook's Illustrated Blueberry Muffin Recipe
..so far the best i've found and has a base of sour cream
. .  which just makes everything better.
i add about 2 Tbsp of lemon juice after whisking in the 
sour cream just to make them even more delicious then 
they already are.

Click here to see recipe







 if i could stop time it would be in these
quiet still sunlit warming moments 
...

 







d e t a i l s 

m a t t e r 







 
 


BE

i n t e n t i o n a l 







Thursday, March 26, 2015

a few new . . .





































  some of these are available as prints in my etsy shop
all can be special ordered as prints, cards, gift tags or magnets