my favorite place...on the farm...honeysuckle in the air...the summer sun starting to set...serenity

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Thursday, December 29, 2011


Why does a simple life seem so magical?  Here's a few things that come to mind when thinking of simple living (it's different for every person):
  • cooking from scratch
  • eating fresh fruits/vegetables/unprocessed food
  • letting go of materialism
  • limiting tv, internet, mobile usage..does anyone write letters these days? :)
  • gardening
  • learning new skills (new language, sewing, DIY projects)
  • meaningful relationships

Friday, December 16, 2011

Alcove bed


I want to grab a book and cuppa tea and hop into this picture.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Saint Lucia Day

Happy Saint Lucia Day! (Art by Carl Larrson)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Little House on the Prairie interior

I have always dreamed of living in a log cabin, isn't this perfect?  Whoever painted the Trompe l'oeil did a wonderful job. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Easy Holiday Gift Idea #1 - Hot Chocolate

This is a great gift for someone who loves hot chocolate, if I do say so myself.  I bought this tin at Sam's Club (I forget the price but it was around $9.99-$12.99).  Around this time of year you will see lots of holiday gift baskets for sale.  I saw several hot chocolate type baskets at Marshall's (some made by Starbucks and some generic label).  Usually these will include mugs / single or double serving of hot cocoa / bag of marshmallows and fancy wrapping.

Now I think everyone already has their own mug...and the best thing about this tin is that it contains 56 servings!! Yes, that means you will be making hot cocoa for a long long time.  I used to make my cocoa from the recipe on the back of the Hershey's cocoa powder box and then a few months ago happened to see this at the store.  I love it!  Yum! 

(p.s. I do not have any sponsors and this is my personal opinion)


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