Monday, March 28, 2011

Fill Our Life's With Things That Make Us Excited


It's "Home Sweet Home" once again today.. Surrounded by trinkets of the past and treasures of quaint.. I still am feeling my desire for spring to really arrive.. Trying very hard to only count my blessings I need to take long breathes and continue to realize how very fortunate I am. Are all things perfect, of course not.... I have however the wisdom to know to take full advantage of living life in a cozy retreat I call home... During the next few days I will need to find little ways to pamper at home. Yesterday I managed to pamper my tummy with the making of old fashion oatmeal cookies and homemade caramel popcorn for watching movies in the evening on HBO. Pretty good stuff. Remember... Simple pleasures... Makes things easier for a hectic pace and a slowing economy. Comfort and simplicity and function seem to be key words in our life's. I find on a budget, reading and my blogging , always a sure way to please.. and make a day special... while realized I cannot rush eager to hunt through displays in antique shops filled with magical atmosphere, due to the shoe string thing, so blogging is always available and comforting. I stay and linger long periods of time some days.

Seems as warmer weather arrives my thoughts and desires drift to outdoor entertaining and living... I love having a tea party style event when a friend or guest come to make them feel like a very special... While visiting http://sentimentalcelebrations.com I found a sweet way for making a rosette napkin... Inspirations can be found there... Diane's site is worth a visit and spending some lovely moments.. She has been features in Romantic Homes and is also a author... As I think ... I do believe my advise to my children and other children would be to think more like their parents and grandparents... { I am not sure they will love hearing this but I believe it to be good advise...} considering more the importance of being very selective in purchasing and everyday decisions... and decide what you truly want to be there down the line and not want to replace it. It is truly more desirable to fill our life"s with things that make us excited, not things we are willing to throw away...

5 comments:

Ira said...

Sounds like you had a great day, baking and watching HBO (wish we had this channel over here, too). Thanks for sharing the link, spring is here finally! Take care!

Sandi said...

That rosebud napkin is adorable. I must go and find out how to make it.
Blessings~

Marilyn said...

A few things to make my heart skip a beat is the arrival of some new books & my stash of yarn with many projects buzzing around in my head!!
Love,
Marilyn

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Sweet post and yesterday t found myself... Making homemade donuts, rolls, and brownies. Oh mine.. It was fun and yummy though. Those comforts are great as you said...

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Marietta!

The rosette is so sweet... it's fun to make the table look special in simple ways. We already have the napkins, instant table art!

The cloches with old photos & trinkets are fabulous. You have such an eye for making mini vignettes among so many other talents you have!

I've posted my amethyst hatpin and would love for you to look at it to see if you think it was an actual hatpin, I have a photo of the backside on my post.

Stay warm til spring gets here!
hugs, Sherry