Friday, June 20, 2014

# crochet # homemaking

{ Beauty in everything }

Bird watching

Do you know that it's up to us to see the beauty in everything we do, and everything that surrounds us?

It's very easy to see the mess, the disorganization, the boxes, the fact that random things still litter the living room.  It's all right there, in our faces, a constant reminder that we've moved and that we are still trying to get things organized.

But I'm the kind of person who chooses to see beauty, who prefers to overlook the box in the corner and rather focus on the pretty painting on the wall above it.

Who instead of looking at the mess of breakfast preparation, focuses on the gorgeous tiny roses in the mason jar right beside it.

Breakfast preparation

When was the last time that you really looked at your home with love in your eyes?

We don't all live in huge houses, with the most expensive of furnishings, or in rooms that have not one single object out of place.

We live, plain and simple....and living means that things depict what our daily lives consist of.

Living Room

With that in mind, I am in love with my house, and I wanted to show you a few more pictures of those things that make me smile, that bring me joy.

For some they may not look right, for others it wouldn't be exactly how you would have chosen to decorate, but for me, and for us, it works.  It completely screams ME, in every single corner, in every single shelf, on every single wall, what you see is Sandra, proudly displayed.

If you look closely you can see a wooden sign that is yet to be hung, you can see random items on the video shelf on the right, you can see a drill, and you can even see my blue broom in the kitchen.

I just see a wall that really makes me smile.


Yesterday morning, my son asked me to make some French Toast. I hadn't made any in a while, so I got right to work. One of the things that I am loving in this kitchen, is the counter space to cook with, something the previous house did not have, quite honestly, I don't know how I ever managed to make anything because I had no space whatsoever.


See what I mean about beauty?  I sat down to pay bills, check on email, and do some computer work and this jar of roses from my yard is sitting right there on the table.  Even bill paying seems more colorful.  HA!!!

So, are you ready for a peek at my dining room?  I don't think I had shown you that side of the kitchen yet.

Dining room

Very simple, but I love it.  The big window brings in so much sunshine and really opens up the whole kitchen and dining area.

Dining room window

Here is my dining room window, lots of plants, herbs and my little chickens.  The great thing is that most of my rose bushes are right on the other side so I can enjoy them while I sit at the table.

Matter of fact, we all enjoy this big window, and dinner time has become one of our favorite moments of the day.


Mango Tea

Now let me show you my blanket.  It is almost done.  I really like the fact that this corner to corner is so quick to crochet, much faster than the other corner to corner I made.

Corner to Corner

I've already started the decreasing, and don't have much to go.  Next is just a border, and I'm trying to decide what I'm going to do, not sure yet which way to go.

Corner to Corner Granny

Soon as I'm done with this one, I have my niece's to start.  My niece and nephew came over for the day on Wednesday and she fell asleep on my couch with one of my crochet blankets.

She was so surprised at how warm it was  LOL

Loved it so much, that she asked me if I would be willing to make her a blanket for herself, and of course, I obliged, not only because I love her, but because it's crochet.....come on, I couldn't say no, and I am having so much fun with this corner to corner granny that it will be the perfect blanket to make her.

Now, I urge you to take a look around, and see the beauty of your surroundings, and then tell me if it doesn't make you feel better.  Learn to love your home, learn to love the space you live in, and if you don't think it looks good, just pop in a flower here or there, trust me, it will make you smile :)

Happy Friday my friends!   This girl has laundry, mopping and some yard work on her agenda, so I best get on with it :)


  1. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Your words, your photos, your home, everything! Welcome home!

  2. Your home is lovely!!! :) Coming along nicely.
    We are meeting TODAY to fill out an application on a new rental house for us, too. I am SO in love with this house ... I am praying God will allow this for our family.
    Can't wait to start setting it up, too. (PS this house has a HUGE pantry, too! LOL)

  3. lovely post Sandra...Love how everything is coming along nicely in your new home...
    have an awesome weekend..

  4. Your house is beautiful. I often think I could easily live back in the 50's or so. Life seemed so much simpler then. Very good reminder!

  5. Congratulations on your new place. I have been gone from the blog world an am so far behind on the latest. Enjoy getting settled in. xo


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