Thursday 9 February 2023

My Favorite Things . . .


A few of the things that make me smile, bring happiness and joy, and make my heart go pitter pat. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I say it's worth a thousand smiles.

My new bag!  This adorable bag combines three of my favorite things. Red and White Toadstools. Polka Dots.  My sister.  My sister surprised me yesterday with this bag that she made for me!  I love LOVE it! It has two fabulous pockets inside. Large enough to hold my phone and my small hymnbook. My scriptures will fit easily in the center area, as well as there being space for other things.  It's not too big. Not too small. The sewing on it is impeccable and I just think it is the cutest thing ever. Best of all it was created by and out of my sister's love for me! I was so surprised and touched that she made this for me.  Thank you, sis!  She really makes the most beautiful bags and wallets, cross-body phone cases, key fobs, etc. Her work is faultless.

Brown Eggs. I try to only buy brown eggs and free range if I can.


This. If you truly live this principle, you can't really go wrong. 


It's a bird! 


A good stretch!


I know this to be true  . . . 


Wool Socks  . . . 


The Smell of a good sour dough starter  . . .  need to start mine up again methinks . . . 


Snow Drops  . . .  spring is on its way  . . . 


I love this desk. My father has a beautiful one, quite similar.


Enamelware  . . .  it lasts forever  . . . 


This exerpt from Susan's Book. I hope that she finishes it. I love it so far.


Heart shaped Tea Infusers  . . .  so sweet.  I got these from Susan Branch's website.

A sunny day!  Everything seems better on a sunny day!


Pussy Willows  . . . 


The song of a robin  . . .  such a sweet, sweet, song . . . 


Carrots . . . I love them. 


Light and shadow  . . .  they dance a beautiful dance together . . . 


Kintsugi . . . 


The wisdom of well spoken words  . . . 

And those are my favorite things for this week! I hope you enjoyed them too!

My appointment at the Doctors' went well yesterday. I have NAFLD. Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. But in the very early stages. I can control it with dietary changes and changes in lifestyle. I will need to have it checked every year.  I do need to go have a few more tests just to rule out hepatitis, etc. I was quite relieved that that was all it was. I can handle this.

A thought to carry with you . . . 

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*Don't be afraid of the space 
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If you can dream it,
you can make it so.
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In The English Kitchen today a Classic Creme Brulée, from a recipe by Mary Berry. So you know it's good. Simple, Straightforward and delicious.

I hope you have a beautiful day filled with at least a few of your favorite things! Whatever you get up to, don't forget!

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And I do too!    



  1. I can tell from here how well made that adorb bag is..Very Cath Kidston:)And the colors you love..and the toadstools you love.She is an expert.Good news.. as many have fatty can manage it!

    1. My sister is very talented for sure. I hope she does well with her bag business. xoxo

  2. Such an adorable bag from your talented sister. You can certainly manage fatty liver disease. Love free range eggs, our neighbouring farmer's daughter comes around in the better weather selling them, so much tastier. Well worth the little extra in pay to get them. We have a writing desk similar to that too, but not as ornate on the flap. Heavy rain warning today so we went out extra early to beat it. Have a happy day filling your new bag.

    1. Thanks so much Linda! I have designated it as my church bag. It will be a bit like having my sister there with me! xoxo

  3. The bag is beautiful...indeed your sister is very talented!! And lovely to make things for you too!! Lots of other nice things here today. Glad your doctor report is no worse!! Many folks live with that one...part of our western living I suppose...wishing you all the best in dealing with it. Seems the answer to every health issue is MORE VEGGIES!!
    Elizabeth xoxo

    1. Yes, MORE VEGGIES! I just wish we had more variety here! Thanks Elizabeth! xoxo


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