FOR TODAY, October 28th, 2014
Outside my window ...
It's dark, dark, dark . . . and very quiet. I can't believe that this is my last daybook entry for October!
I am thinking ...
Music gives a soul to the universe
Wings to the mind
Flight to the imagination
and life to everything.
I LOVE music. I surround myself with it. My life has a sound track. And it's beautiful.
I am thankful ...
For good morning puppy dog kisses. They help to start my day off right.
In the Kitchen ...
Creamy Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Soup. Nice and warming for these cooling days.
On my "To Cook" list ...
These Coffee Cake Cookies from Cookies & Cups are looking mighty tasty! I haven't baked any cookies in a couple of weeks now!
I am creating ...
I did this yesterday. It's a bit different than what I usually do. It sold right away. Pleased about that. It took me forever to do the background. That's like three layers of blue there. It takes a lot to make it look solid.
I love these paper/button/spool flowers. They're so cute. From Urban Comforts.
I love these little stone houses. I think one would be great in our garden. FInding the stones is the hard part. From Stonework by Stephens.
I love LOVE this paper bird. From Manu Scrapper.
I adore these paper clip/button bookmarks. Such a simple idea. From Ritzy Ragz & Thingz.
I am going ...
Into town this morning. I need to replenish my makeup case. I've made most of it stretch to a year this time around! Mascara, foundation, etc.
I am reading ...
A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey, by Jessica Fellowes
It's 1924 and there have been many changes at Downton Abbey since the family and their servants first welcomed us there twelve years ago. A generation of men has been tragically lost at the front; children are once again breathing new life into the great house; a chauffeur now sits at the Grantham dinner table; and skirt hems continue to rise.
Still, in the midst of all this upheaval, many things at Downton remain largely unchanged. Nanny still holds sway in the nursery, and there are still summer fetes to be organized, menus to be planned, and farms to be run.
This gorgeous book explores the seasonal events and celebrations of the great estate—including house parties, debutantes, the London Season, yearly trips to Scotland, the sporting season, and, of course, the cherished rituals of Christmas. Jessica Fellowes and the creative team behind Downton Abbey invite us to peer through the prism of the house as we learn more about the lives of our favorite characters, the actors who play them, and those who bring this exquisite world to real life.
A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey is packed full of exclusive new photographs, with a delicious array of traditional British recipes adapted for modern kitchens: kedgeree, orange marmalade, asparagus tarts, cream of watercress soup, Irish stew, lemon barley water, meringues with red berries, parmesan straws, Christmas pudding with brandy butter and more. From the moment when the servants light the fires against the chill of January, through the last family game of charades and the servants' Christmas ball, this magnificent book invites us to take part in twelve months in the life of Downton Abbey.
It's an easy and entertaining read. If you are a fan of Downtown, I highly recommend! Enjoying every page! I will be sorry to finish it!
I am hoping ...
That it isn't a rainy day today ...
Makes me smile ...
Halloween Pirates. A har maties! Tie that scurvy dog to the mainsail!
(I think my family has a thing for pirates!)
I am learning ...
That the more I think I know and understand, the more I don't. It's a good thing. We should always be stretching outside our comfort zones and exploring and learning.
Around the house ...
I love that articles of interest have been added to this bookcase . . . it makes it intriguing.
On the whole a bit too frou frou for me, but I think this is an interesting concept in window covering.
As much as this would be a complete and total nightmare to dust and keep clean, I find it oddly attractive. A bit too busy perhaps, but I love the chairs flanking the fireplace.
Now this is a really novel idea of presenting your flat screen telly. I wonder where all the wires are hidden? I really like this.
An old table turned upside down, painted etc. It's a dog bed. Now that's different!
Found on Rosebud's Cottage. Not sure I could live with this though. It looks like it would take up a lot of space.
I am pondering ...
I want to eat more vegetables and fruit. They are just so expensive. How to do it on our budget and not have it be boring . . .
A favourite quote for the day ...
"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things
makes home happy and life lovely."
~Louisa May Alcott
One of my favourite things ...
I love big old Victorian houses. I would love to be able to refurbish one and live in it. It won't happen here in my lifetime though . . .
A Peek into my day ...
I spend time every day doing this. I love writing. Journals. Poetry. This blog.
I just love writing and I do it every day.
And that's my day book for this week!
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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small*´¯`.¸¸.☆
⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆
Wherever you go and whatever you do I hope there's a wonderful day planned for you!
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