Saturday, March 29, 2014
Steadily it comes down.....
The pitter patter is a constant for the past few days. The dark skies seem to cover our small town as if to shelter it, while the clouds above pour down upon us.
I love rain, I don't think I will ever stop loving rain. The sound, the smell, the sight, everything about it is beautiful, and so I've been loving the past few days. The darkness that the sky and the rain bring may make some feel gloomy, but not for me, it makes me feel warm and cozy.
I think it's best enjoyed with hot cups of tea, good reading or crocheting and some quiet time. Unless of course you have to run out for errands, then it's not as wonderful is it? *snicker*
This past week has flown by for me, maybe because I've been so focused on my spring cleaning and haven't had much time for anything else. But I miss my quiet daily puttering around the house days, you know the ones where I bore you with random pictures of what I'm doing around here.
You're all very sweet to constantly tell me that you really enjoy my daily photo heavy days, but I sometimes wonder if you're not just being kind. After all, being a homemaker is filled with monotonous chores that don't change from day to day.
I do try to change things up and find new ways to enjoy my days. I especially love adding little touches here and there, always in an attempt to make my house feel even more cozy.
Let me show you something I just did, and I'm sure many of you already have a little corner in your kitchen for your tea and coffee, but I never got around to creating one just until a few days ago, and now I honestly don't know how I ever lived without one.
I'm using one of my cake stands and some cute pieces I had laying around the kitchen. In the back I have my red phone box tea canister, next to it my Comfort and Joy Holiday Spice tea that my sweet friend Renate sent me. It's delicious and it's become one of Jasmine's favorites too.
I also have a little jug with spoons, some sweet n low and more English Breakfast tea, some caramel latte satchets and in the covered little bowl is some coffee.
I love that it sits right next to my coffee machine and kettle so when I want a quick hot drink, I don't need to go looking for anything, it's all at my fingertips.
When I'm not busy inside the house, I'm often at my window or out on my deck watching the birds fly by. This little one has been visiting me every day. He watches me, I watch him, he chirps, I say nothing and then he flies away only to return a few minutes later and do it all over again.
And when I'm not watching that little one, I'm watching these two. They love each other to death, and I am quite in love with them both. Sweet faces.
So as you can see, my life is not exactly very exciting. I'm not saying it's boring either, as I do find ways to keep entertained, plus there's never a dull moment around here, not when I'm surrounded by the loves of my life.
Oh I have to show you what my husband found me the other day. This man sure knows the way to my heart.
Isn't it just perfect???? I have been looking for something like this for my kitchen, for quite a while. Now I have to decided whether to put it up right away or wait until we move in 2 months. I just don't know if I can wait that long. Decisions, decisions.
I can just imagine my aprons hanging from those pegs, and my beautiful colorful dishes inside.
And inside, look what he found too? Oh my.
So, I'm thinking that I will do a little giveaway next week for these cute wooden knitting needles. Is that something you all would be interested in?
Let me know in the comments.
Now I'm off to watch tonight's season finale of When Calls the Heart. I can't believe it's already ending, how sad.
Have a beautiful Saturday night my friends :)