Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .

FOR TODAY, October 6th, 2015

Outside my window ...
I am an hour later getting up this morning and it is still very dark.  The sun is just beginning to peer up behind the row of houses across the street.  There is no sound or movement.  I think everyone must be an hour later getting out and about today.   I now need a light on each morning as I pen my thoughts to you  . . .

I am thinking ...
Todd has strep throat.  He is on anti-biotics for 12 days.  I wonder where he caught it.  He is hardly ever sick, and very healthy for his age.  I have been spoiling him.   Making him soft food to eat, etc.

I am thankful for ...
So far so good.   I wonder what the incubation period is?

In the kitchen ...
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Yesterday I made the most delicious Autumn Vegetable Broth.  It truly was fabulous.  Filled with goodness . . .  carrots, swede, turnips, leeks, parsnips, onions etc.   Went down a real treat.   I pureed Todd's for him, and he really enjoyed it as well!

On my "To Cook" list ...

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This "Witching Hour" chips and dip look pretty cute.   I am betting the missionaries would love it for Halloween!  From BHG.

I am creating ...

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I love this Fairy Garden by Crafts by Amanda.  It's so cute!

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From Made to Be a Momma, a tutorial on making your own Makeup Brush Roll.   So simple and very pretty.  These would make great Christmas Gifts for the gals in your life who use makeup.

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A great way to use up old coloured pencils, or even cheap new ones you buy at a dollar store.   Drinks Coasters.   From Simply Designing.

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A Printable Vintage Butter Box from Knick of Time.

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Matchbox Stone Pets.  From Red Ted Art.  So cute!   Kids would love doing these!

I am reading ...
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The Fairy Tale Girl, by Susan Branch
In 1977, the year I turned 30, three life-changing things happened. I got married. I got a kitty. And I painted my first picture. All of it went into the diaries I've been keeping since I was in my 20s, because, most of the time, my life has felt like a miracle and I didn't want to forget any of it. And that's what THE FAIRY TALE GIRL is about. It's an illustrated memoir, watercolored and hand-lettered, taken from my diaries and photo albums; a story of growing up in the lovely 1950s as the oldest of eight children, coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s and discovering art, cooking, feminism, rock and roll, and love. When my heart was broken into a thousand pieces, and the grief was so terrible I was inspired to run away from home in the naive hope of escaping the pain, I never gave up believing in and searching for my childhood dreams of happily ever after. If you like time travel, you've come to the right place. 
With Love, Susan Branch 

Every bit as delightful as you would expect a book by Susan Branch to be.  I am totally devouring it.  I can't put it down, and am already chaffing at the bit for part two to be published, Martha's Vineyard, Isle of Dreams.  (Not until next May!  Sigh . . . )  The artwork is just wonderful as always.   It's entertaining and wonderfully written.  Loving the ribbon bookmark and just everything about it.  You need to treat yourself and buy this book even if it's the only book you buy this year.  It's a treasure that is destined to become a collectable.

I am hoping ...
I am hoping that I don't catch Todd's throat infection!  He's really been in a lot of pain.

Makes me smile ...

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The illustrations of Eloise Wilkin.   This is my childhood.   Little Golden Books.  Her pictures were always so darling.  I grew up with these.

I am learning ...
To always see the divinity in others . . .  even those who don't seem very "Divine."   It's not easy but it can be done and is the first step towards fully loving others as we would love ourselves.

Dreaming about ...

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Red and White Dishes from Greengate.  I love Greengate china.

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Vintage aprons  . . .

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Having chickens  . . .

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Baking pies  . . .  (not to mention eating them  . . .  sigh)

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Lace curtains  . . .

A favourite quote for the day  . . . 

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If we look at us only through our mortal eyes
we may not see ourselves as good enough,
But our Heavenly Father sees us 
as we truly are 
and who we can become.
~Dieter F Uchtdorf 

One of my favourite things ...

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Vintage Tablecloths . . .

A peek into my day ...

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I can often be found with my head in the clouds . . .  yes, I am a dreamer.

And that's my daybook for this week.

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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small *´¯`.¸¸.☆
  ⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆

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Wherever you go and whatever you do, I hope there's a great day ahead of you! Don't forget!

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 And I do too!


  1. Marie you must come over. We eat at the table and use old family linens. Sadly we cut up my great grandmother's table cloth and used it to make koala mittens. The poor cloth was full of holes and I feel it would have made the softest of covers for little burnt paws. What a pity it is such a long, long fllight.

    I love all the illustrations you use.

    I hope Todd is better soon. The soup looks like a fantastic treatment.

    God bless you both.

  2. Suzan, now I am thinking about Koala Mittens and wondering what they are!! You must enlighten me! I hope Todd is better soon too! Men are always twice as sick as women are! haha Lotsa work! xoxo

  3. Soup is the perfect thing to have these days. Chicken soup is my favorite. I must put some on soon. Hope you stay healthy and Todd is soon better.

  4. I hope he feels better soon:)
    Poor Todd..I bet he doesn't complain at all..a silent sufferer..

    Cute things here marie..
    I am sure you are like Florence Nightingale w/ him..fingers crossed you don't get it either!

  5. Thanks Pam! Me too! I can't afford to get sick now! xoxo

    Thanks Monique! He is feeling fed up to the eyeballs with it. Another night without sleep and he still feels like the walking dead. xoxo

  6. Thanks for all the cute things you posted. I just loved everyone of them. The soup looks good and comforting too! Love ya! xoxo

  7. You're welcome Val! We ARE two peas in a pod methinks! Love you too! xoxo


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