When Timber Makes One Feel Small

When Timber Makes One Feel Small.

When I awoke yesterday morning,
I squealed like a elementary school girl anticipating a snow day.

We had our first measurable snowfall,
and this is the beauty I get to behold from my back deck.

As I took in the bright sunlight, the tall trees, and the long shadows they cast,
I felt very small realizing the expanse of nature and our world.

And it reminded me of a quote from a sweet little book I just read
and have been itching to share, because I think about it every day now.

If I got to talk to
me when I was little.
I’m not sure who
would be smarter.
Little me telling me
what not to forget.
Or bigger me telling
little me ‘if only I’d

When I Was Little” by C. Faherty Brown

What do you think?  Which one of you is smarter?

Colleen is also a blogger, who shares little bits of insanely insightful wisdom with simple, adorable illustrations that really draw you in.  Check her out at The Chatter Blog.

Cheers & Hugs,

December Joy


December Joy!

December just might be
my favorite month
of the entire year.

December is
and hospitality.

December is
glowing lights
and homespun ornaments.

December is
warm, crackling fires
and glowing candles.

December is
fleece blankets and hoodies
and flannel sheets and shirts.

December is
hope and dreams
and sweet and indulgent.

December is
traditions and family
and magic and memories.

December is
carols and hymns
and elves and angels.

December is
my favorite month.
December is JOY!

Cheers & Hugs,

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

December 1st already!  Where did 2014 go?!  I do adore December and decorating for the holidays.christmas deco front porchI had fun creating a woodsy rustic setting on the front porch with lots of fresh greenery, wood, red berries, burlap and pine cones in my fave antique crates I got for Mother’s day from Jake and Colleen.  Out with the summer ferns, but not putting these beloved crates away.  🙂

christmas deco tree bellThe tree is up…

christmas deco stockingsand the stockings are hung by the chimney with care.

santa prefers wineThis Santa is chillin’ on the mantel with the some others (real Santas drink wine not milk)…

santasand other Santas pop up in just about every corner.

ceramic treeI love tucking this little ceramic tree in a special corner.  It so reminds me of my Grandma.

christmas snowiesSnowies are chillin’ too.

snowiesWishing you toasty toes and a warm nose as we gear up for the holiday season!

Cheers & Hugs,