Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fresh Flowers in the Bathroom

I love having fresh flowers in the house, but usually just place them on the dining table or coffee table.  I really enjoy them in the bathroom, which is where I spend most of each weekday morning as I get ready for work.  I guess it makes my bathroom seem more spa-like. We have been taking in the smell of the hyacinth in front of a building near us and thought a little bunch would be perfect to perk me up each morning.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Flowering Trees

It's springtime and while the weather is somewhat unpredictable, it's full of promise and new life. I love going for walks and seeing all the different flowering trees in bloom.  It's our first spring in the DC area and we plan to go for a nice walk this weekend to take in the gorgeous cherry blossoms.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Classic Candlelight

There has been a huge gap in time between my last post to this simple little blog.  However, I don't feel as if I owe communication to anyone through this blog.  It's first and foremost intended for me.  So that I can constantly remind myself to look out for and recognize the things in my life and around me that make me happy or put a smile on my face.  I had a lovely evening with my daughter in November walking the busy streets of a little town that was laced with pretty white Christmas lights and shops bustling with pre-holiday shoppers.  We sampled food, shopped for a few gifts and just took in the glow of the lights around us. The decoration that I appreciated the most was this candle display made from a simple Ball Mason jar.  They were so elementary and yet so beautiful and lined the posts and sidewalk of a local restaurant. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Farm Stands

I think it's so fun to be driving along and come accross a farm stand in the middle of nowhere filled with all kinds of wonderful things.  Some of my favorite ones are the Amish families that have them in the rural areas.  This time of year it's so nice too with all the autumn vegetables and bushel baskets brimming with apples, pears and potatoes. It's nice to support local farmers and eat foods that are more fresh since they are grown locally.  Plus, I was able to get several little pumpkins, a bag of pears and a buttercup squash for just over four dollars.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down

I've received a fair amount of bad news lately and it was a rainy cloudy and fairly gloomy day today.  So, I took a break from work for a nice cup of tea and a sit down.  That is a title of a book I have actually and there are occasions that call for just that - a comforting cup of creamy sweet tea and a few moments to reflect.  So, I did that.  I sat down, sipped at my tea, had a few biscuits and took some time to think.  I paid homage to my Nan with that cup of tea.  With the packet of Sweet and Low I put in it and with every warm nourishing sip I drank, I said "here's to you, Nana."