Tuesday 29 December 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .


FOR TODAY, December 29th, 2015

Outside my window ...
It's cold, dark and quiet.   Its hard to believe that this is the last simple woman's post I will be doing for 2015.   This year has gone by rather quickly I think!  Almost scary how quickly it has passed!

I am thinking ...
About all of the flooding in recent days, both here in the UK and in North America.   Then those poor people in Texas with the tornadoes and then historic winter storms right on top of them.   How utterly awful these past few weeks have been for some people.  My heart goes out to them all.

I am thankful for ...
This year I heard from each one of my children at Christmas in one way or another.  If that is not a reason for thanks then I don't know what is!  Best Christmas ever!

In the kitchen ...
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Toenail Pudding.  It's an old traditional pudding, a school dinner variety.   It's quite delicious actually.  A Vanilla and Jam steamed Sponge, sprinkled with Dessicated Coconut(the toenails) and served with lashings of warm custard.

On my "To Cook" list ...

This White Pizza Dip looks amazing!   From I Heart Eating.

I am creating ... 
Not a heck of a lot at the moment!  But I am hoping that Tatiana will show me how to bind a couple of books while she is here.  I want to bind the children's story I did for my grandkids.


 Just one of the illustrations I did for it.


I love LOVE these embroidered felt valentines!  They look very easy to do.  You can find out how here.

I love, LOVE these Mad Hatter ornaments.  Maybe for next year?  They would also be awesome party favors for a Mad Hatter's Tea party.  Found on DIY Gift Blog 


Bullet  Journals.   From Passion Themed Life.


Twelve Free Romantic Fonts.  I love fonts.  Found on We Lived Happily Ever After.

I am reading ...

Lineage of Grace, by Francine Rivers

In this compilation of the five books in the best-selling Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers, we meet the five women whom God chose—Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Each was faced with extraordinary—even scandalous—challenges. Each took great personal risk to fulfill her calling. Each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World.

 I love these types of books and I love Francine Rivers as an author. Scarlet Thread is one of my all time favourite books of hers.

Looking forward to ...
We are going to Erddig with Tatiana this week.  I love Erddig.

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It's like Downton Abby, albeit on a much smaller scale.  The gardens won't be in bloom this time of year, but the house will still be fascinating.

Makes me smile ... 

I love this.  I've experienced this so many times, and it's true.

I am learning ...
To wait on the Lord's timing for things.  I think I will be learning this til the day I die.  Sometimes I do well with it and others I don't do so well with it.

Dreaming about ...

Pearl Buttons . . .


Messy Buns . . .


Feet that sparkle  . . .

Casual Chic . . .

Rhinestones   . . .

 A favourite quote for the day  ...

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What is done in love is done well.
~Vincent Van Gogh

One of my favourite things ... 


Monogrammed Linens . . .

A peek into my day ...

I am entirely too fond of housewifery  . . .

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. Good morning Marie. I am watching a program about royal wardrobe and history. Some of those dresses are astonishing. Beautiful fabrics and needlework aplenty and no expense spared.

    Today I was able to fulfil a little dream. I bought myself a pair of Doc Martins. They are bright red Mary Janes. Hopefully they will cheer me on the winter days to come. Best of all they were on a good sale.

    God bless your day and enjoy your outing.

  2. I did notice a little mention of Valentines in your post today. It's amazing the here they are in the stores already. I'm a bit under the weather so am taking time to rest and heal. Hope you and your friend enjoy the time you have together. Happy Tuesday!

  3. Even the monogrammed linen is my cup of tea..same initial;)
    You are having too much fun with Tatiana;)
    I am happy for YOU!

  4. I was so intrigued by the felted Valentine's project, so I did a bit of searching and found the link: https://probablyactually.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/felt-valentines/. Looking forward to making these for my loved ones. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy New Year!!

  5. That sounds fascinating Suzan! Sounds like a program I would love! And any pair of red shoes is ace in my books! Xoxo

    Pam, you might be disgusted with what I saw in the shops on Christmas Eve. Easter eggs. Yes, Easter eggs. It's just plain wrong! Xoxo

    We are so alike Monique! We love the same things, and yes, Tatiana and I are having a ball! Xoxo

    Thanks Chy! I will,add,the link when I am on the computer and not iPad! Happy
    New Year! Xoxo

  6. It does my heart good to read how much you are enjoying yourself with the visit of Tatiana, when does she have to leave ?...hope you have a lovely day out tomorrow. But be sure to wear your wet weather gear as forecast is for very very wet windy day...today Mary Peter and I went to Bristol to have a look for a new battery wheelchair, however no luck, the man showing me the 4 yes only 4 in a massive disability shop really didn't have a clue on how they worked etc. I was asking various questions and he had know idea of the answers...so I will just have to go to where I have bought from before, they may not have many on display but at least he gets catalogues out to search for any that might be suitable..so I just have to be patient...I pray that your shingles continues to disappear and that you are ALL enjoying yourselves

  7. Thank you for the mention! I am quite in love with a lot of these things ❤❤❤

  8. You're welcome Kacheri! I only mention the best, so you are in very good company! xo


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