Saturday, March 26, 2016
hello my faithful few.
after MUCH ado...
i've moved to a new website/blog combo
that keeps all that i am onLINE in one spot.
this has been lovely.
see you over at
Thursday, December 3, 2015
... and make it cozy .
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
The Little Things
SEE YOUR S P A C E
LOVE YOUR HOME
C R E A T E
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.
what about all the
L I T T L E
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.
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!
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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,
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.
L O V E L Y
C u t e s t
all photographs by and belong to and used by
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
S P R I N G
C L E A N I N G
L O V E
pack the mittens
stow the shovels
stack the sleds
store the ice skates
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
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
(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
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
it is your choice!
isn't that lovely.
this olde girl is reluctant to give up her roaring wood stove
B E A U T Y
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 yourselfand those around you
so that others
in reference to things i am having
trouble parting with...
when the voice in my head is saying. . .
but it's always BEEN here!
it. . exists
and it's in my life!
s p a c e
is so worth it.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
..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
i n t e n t i o n a l