All posts tagged Beauty
Posted by Erin on May 23, 2012
Our garden is blooming!!
Posted by Erin on April 4, 2012
We’ve been planting away in the garden. Most of what we’re growing, we’re growing to eat, but I also wanted to grow some pretty things. We use our patio more often that we use any of our indoor living space in the summer and I am hoping to make it a beautiful and welcoming place for our guests.
On a recent run to Home Depot we came across some beautiful small hyacinth plants and decided to give a sad empty pot some new dwellers. They were less than $2 each and I was able to use potting materials that we already had on hand.
I can’t wait for these to bloom!
Posted by Erin on March 26, 2012
I want to go to there.
I’m seriously trying to figure out how I could pinch enough pennies to buy this beautiful dress from Antropologie for my sister-in-law’s wedding in May. Wouldn’t it just be divine?
Posted by Erin on March 24, 2012
Happy first day of spring to you and yours! Today I am thankful for sunshine and flowers, Zyrtec D, a husband who enjoys spending time to make our yard beautiful, and a comfortable patio to rest on at the end of a long day.
What are you looking forward to this spring?
Posted by Erin on March 20, 2012
There’s a lot to be said for being able to see clearly. My eyes are showing their age. Thank goodness for cute and affordable glasses from Costco!
Posted by Erin on March 4, 2012
I read Hannah Coulter in nearly one sitting on the plane ride home from Tacoma, WA. Some dear friends gave us this book as a wedding present and I think I will forever acquaint Hannah’s story with theirs. Hannah was thoughtful, wise, and truthful and so are they.
The words of this story felt good in my heart and reading this book felt more like drinking in cool water on a hot day than taking in lines off a page. This book is the story of an older woman named Hannah Coulter who is recalling the story of her life and it is beautiful. I was wrapped up in her loves, her children, and her life as a farmer’s wife. I confess, I cried at least twice on the plane and kind of wanted to scrap life in the city and move to a farm and make homemade biscuits for breakfast like Grandmam.
It made me want to cherish every moment, to live in them and tuck away the memories. At the end of the book I wanted to take pause and make sure that my life was oriented around the things that I truly valued. That it wouldn’t pass by while I was trying to work on my schedule or find time to make our home warm and welcoming or help my husband with his work or make a meal for the family or have a cup of tea with a friend. I don’t want to make my life a to-do list. I want to live in the middle of it.
I don’t want to forget this story. I think this will be a book I re-read often.
The chance you had is the life you’ve got. You can make complaints about what people, including you, make of their lives after they have got them, and about what people make of other people’s lives…but you mustn’t wish for another life. You mustn’t want to be somebody else. What you must do is this: ‘Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks.’ I am not all the way capable of so much, but those are the right instructions.
Posted by Erin on February 29, 2012
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. – Psalm 19:1
Posted by Erin on February 10, 2012
Doesn’t this make you want to get dressed up and drink pink champagne? Let’s!
Posted by Erin on February 8, 2012