Lovely little things, 10


A little roundup of this week’s lovely little things.

daddy’s home

He got home late Tuesday night. Missed bedtime but walked through the door just in time to plant goodnight kisses on a still-awake little girl. And though we filled the days of his absence with fun things, oh how we all sighed a big sigh of relief when he and his suitcase were back where they should be. In the days since, we’ve been enjoying that special lightness and happiness and closeness that always follows separation. I despise the separation but I kinda live for homecomings.


sorta like spring


Nothing much more to say because that photo? It says it all. Nothing makes my heart leap like feet in the air against a bright blue sky. I have so many of this same shot of my daughter and now baby boy’s collection will begin to grow.

beauty in the everyday

We bought the hooks and the starfish and the crab months ago. Back when the sun was warm and we ached for the cool breezes of Fall (fools, we were, silly fools!). And we knew what we wanted to do. Had it all planned out. Bought the paint within weeks, a lovely shade of beachy blue ready for some post-traveling nesting. But then it all just… sat there. Waiting as home projects often do once school starts with birthday season right on its heels and then the holidays and, well, you know. But we had an extra adult in the house this weekend (thanks, Mom!) and it was the perfect time. So we did it. We painted and decorated… our laundry room.

laundry room

And go ahead and chuckle. We’re chuckling too. Because our living room still needs a fresh coat of paint and our playroom needs another overhaul and on and on the list will go. The laundry room, at first glance, seems like a silly place to invest a couple of hours with a paint brush. But you better believe that I spend a large number of my precious waking hours down there in that room. And the lovely blue and the beachy feel are so welcoming and comforting, even on the coldest of days during the bajillionth snow storm of the season. And every time I go down there to transfer wet clothes into the dryer, I smile at the beauty in my every day.

favorite words

“Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt, crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, for tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

a word from our sponsor

Working on stocking up to fill those Easter baskets? I’m a bit ahead of the game this year but I do need a book or two to round things out (because no celebration is complete in our house without books). I’ll be wandering over to Barefoot Books this weekend to pick a few basket-worthy titles. They’ve got quite a few on sale until the end of the month!

Happy weekend! Hope it’s full of all kinds of good luck.



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