Monday, January 12, 2015

Celebrating the Everyday
























 Last week in our home, moments collected here and there, in celebration of the everyday.

~ breakfast dishes ~
~ growing sprouts ~
~ a little knitting ~
~ treasure found ~
~ lunch ~
~ so true ~
~ early morning darkness ~
~ a little reading ~
~ snow! ~
~ granola ~
~ changing the solution in the rock tumbler ~
~ a walk in the woods ~
~ hello shadow ~
~ snow angels ~
~ my little man ~
~ snowshoeing ~
~ the winter nature table, 
featuring the three elf gnomes, a giveaway I won from Summer ~
~ indoor play ~
~ family art night ~
~ bedtime reading ~
~ hope ~

Wishing you a wonderful week my friends.

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  1. Lovely, lovely, lovely...the snow angel made me smile and now I have the theme tune to Heidi in my head :-) Enjoy your week. x

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    1. Thank you. He and his little friend had so much fun making snow angels. Sorry about the Heidi theme in your head...hope it doesn't last too long.

      Thanks, you too. xo

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  2. Looks like it's been the loveliest of weeks. It's the small, the everyday that can so easily be forgotten yet has the most impact. Good for you for celebrating it!

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    1. I always say it is the small things. When I look back each night, over my day, it is the little things, that sometimes go unnoticed in the busyness of the day, that really mean the most, an that I hold close in my heart.

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  3. Such a beautiful post filled with wonderful moments!
    I did not know that you have a rock tumbler as we’ll - so cool!!
    We went snow shoeing last year for the first time and loved it!
    Heart-shaped rocks!
    Still love that hat (pattern?)
    Is that Hyacinth? I feel like I know from the bulb but can't quite place it - maybe it's too early in the morning!
    Oh, and I love seeing your garden - I dream of having one that size someday!

    Have a wonderful week! xx

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    1. Thank you! Yes, Reece got the rock tumbler from my parents for Christmas, it was you who gave us the idea :) We love snowshoeing, have been borrowing up til now, but Reece and I both got a pair for Christmas. That is the Taproot hat from last year, knitting this hat up for a friend. Amaryllis is growing in our kitchen, it was one of our Advent activities to plant it. And thank you, that is only half of the garden, the other half is out back.

      Wishing you a wonderful week too. xo

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    2. Well, your amaryllis is a bit different than mine, I have to say. I usually get one shoot these days! I think I need to do some research into why...

      I thought that was a Taproot hat! Cool! Love the pattern and I think I saved that issue...will look around.

      We aren't using our rock tumbler right now as washing it out isn't as easy indoors for us and I was going to post about the process and our experience but it's become one of those things on the 'to be posted' list!

      xx

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    3. Well, let's hope that is what it is...that is what the box said, I guess we will see :)

      It is a great hat, definitely recommend it.

      I hear you on the washing, lucky for me my hubby has been taking care of that part :)

      xo

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  4. I know I have told you this before, but your home looks so cozy and inviting! Beautiful photos and so much goodness going on!

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    1. Thank you! Cozy is definitely what I am for, especially this time of the year :)

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  5. Looks so creative and cozy. Beautiful way to spend time indoors and outdoors. Love the family art night- clever idea Kim.
    xo

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    1. Thanks Camilla, we are doing family art night twice a week, and it is a big hit with all of us. In fact, Reece asked for it on Saturday night too, and we were happy to oblige.

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  6. Enjoy every moment....yes, yes, yes and it looks like you had some awesome moments Kim!

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    1. We did Tracey, and I soaked up every single one.

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  7. ohhhh, this post is chock full of goodness, I love how you've altered how many posts and my this one is wonderful. Thank you for keeping us in the loop, I love your heart rock and seeing your week :)

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    1. Thank you Karen. I have to admit blogging less requires me to think a little more about what I post, and how. It is interesting, and has changed things up a bit, and I like it. Glad you do too.

      Aren't heart rocks the best, I have quite the collection, but I think this one is the best.

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  8. I love the author Kristen Hannah, wonderful book. Now I think I will have to go back and reread some of her novels.

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    1. This was the first time I read her, and I have to admit it was amazing, I really enjoyed it. I think I will pick up another one of her books.

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  9. your pictures certainly celebrate the beauty of each day !!! i love love love the looks of your winter garden... hope you have a lovely week ahead

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  10. Beautiful moments... I truly do believe extraordinary lives are made of everyday moments. Looks like our rhythm now. Your first picture made me smile : We got rid of the dishwasher. One less appliance to run up our hydro bill, less water wasted and more perfectly, one less thing making noise in our home. I couldn't be happier :-)

    Wishing you a week filled with these special little moments of extraordinary Kim. xo

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more Yanic. It is all the little moments, strung together that really create a beautiful life.

      Ha, we have never had a dishwasher, so hand washing them after each meal has always been the way. And you know, I enjoy it. There is a meditative quality to it, and one of our window bird feeders hangs on the window, so I have lots of entertainment too.

      Thank you my friend, wishing the same for you. xo

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    2. so great to hear that there are others out there without a dishwasher !!! you are right about the meditative quality of playing in the warm suds...xoxo

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    3. You too, Erica! I think there are a lot more of us out there without one than we think :)

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  11. A lovely post, thank you for sharing a little of your week. I love your winter nature table its beautiful.

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  12. Beautiful moments and pictures, which inspire me to find the same! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you. Hope you find some of the magic in the little moments this week.

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  13. Такие красивые домашние фото! Спасибо!

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  14. Looks like you had a lovely week. Thanks for sharing these precious moments with us.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Kathleen. xo

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  15. I've been racking my brain to see how I can celebrate or elevate dailiness, and I just love what you've come up with here. Thanks again for inspiring my day!

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    1. Yay, happy I could help. I think it is so important to stop and take stock of all the wonderful moments that make up our days, and this was a perfect way to do it.

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    1. Thank you my friend. How are you?

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  17. Everything in this post is so beautiful and cozy. And I love finding heart-shaped rocks. It always feels like a good sign.

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    1. Thanks Andrea. And yes, definitely a good sign. I had to dig this one out of the frozen ground, but I wasn't going home without it :)

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  18. loveliness! i love your little window hanging shelf!

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    1. Thank you! I love my shelf too. I made a little request to my hubby a few years ago, and the next day when I got home it was there.

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    1. Thank you Karin-Ida. Nice to see you popping in, hope you are well.

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  20. Nice post. Your pictures paint a picture of a nice lookin' week.

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    1. Thanks Matt. It was a pretty darn good one :)

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  21. I just had to learn more about the rock tumbler - very cool. Love the winter table. Hope your week is off to a good start.

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    1. They are awesome Carlin, I bet your girls would love it. Throw in some dirty, rocks, and four weeks later they are beautiful gems. Little man got the tumbler for Christmas so this is our first set of rocks. It is pretty exciting!

      Thanks, it is, and I hope you have a great week too!

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  22. Lovely photos. You have so much snow! Ahhhhh- the rock tumbler. We are due for another spin. Your rocks look fab!

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    1. Thanks Taryn. Yes, quite a bit, and more fell yesterday. Still not enough for us, but we are hoping Mother Nature treats us to more soon.

      Thanks, it is our first tumble, little man got it for Christmas. So exciting!

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  23. So beautiful Kim. Thank you for sharing. xo

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  24. Gorgeous photos, as always! I really loved the dishes in the kitchen, the tea, and the snow. I'm a northern girl and miss the snow down here in the south.

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    1. Thank you. I would miss the snow too, can't imagine life without it. Wish I could send you some :)

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  25. So beautiful! I love those sprouts in the window. I feel lost in all these comments. Your blog has become so popular as of late. I'm happy your community has grown so big! :)

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    1. Thanks KC. We are enjoying the sprouts, there is something so magical about munching away on them this time of year.

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    2. KC, me too! I saw the comments and had to sift through almost 65 to get to write mine! ;) People like a good thing.

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  26. I love love love your pictures, they smell the good vibrations... and I really need to concentrate onto simple and beautiful things as you do... all those events in France were so horrible... I had so pain to write or post about it... but now I have the energy back to see beautiful things in my surroundings. Thanks for sharing light and beauty!

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    1. Thank you Sandra. I have heard about the events in France, and I am so sorry. My heart has been heavy, and my thoughts with all of those affected. I don't know much of the details, I tend to stay away from the news, but it was difficult to miss the "breaking news" when it all happened, and then of course discussion among people. I will continue to keep all of you in my thoughts.

      You are most welcome. I think we have to remember that even in dark times, there is light, it just might be harder for us to see it. Hang in there my friend. Big hugs. xo

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  27. All those photos. .. I have loved and feel inspired by each one of them.

    Have a lovely week!

    Lluisa xoxo

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    1. Awe, thank you. Hope you have a lovely week too. xo

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  28. A lovely view into your days Kim. So you got some snow!! we are desperately needing more but are only getting rain - which is wrecking what little we have got.
    Love that picture of the family art night. We had some friend over the other afternoon and our two families ended up all sat around my kitchen table doing mandalas!
    Another fantastic portrait of Reese.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.

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    1. Yes, we did get some, and it was very welcome. We did a little snow dance as the snow fell :)

      Family art night has been a huge success, and we all love it. The image of everyone around your table creating is just lovely.

      Thank you, you too! xo

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  29. what a fabulous collection of pictures, really beautiful xx

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  30. I just discovered your blog and I love it, your pictures are so beautiful and peaceful, thanks for sharing them... :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. Welcome.

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  31. My goodness! Such lovely images!! I love seeing those little elves (gnomes) in your home!! <3

    I read Heidi last year and absolutely loved it!! Enjoy it!!

    Much love and peace to you !

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    1. Thanks Summer. Don't they look great on the nature table? Little man often takes them and the sled off to play with them, and then gently puts them back...pretty cute.

      I can't believe I never read it as a child, it was so good. We finished the other night. Reece already wants to read it again :)

      Thank you, same to you. xo

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  32. Love the dishes in the sink. ..a reminder to me to be grateful (for yummy breakfast) instead of complain (dishes in the sink)!

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  33. Good morning Kim, I love that little light in you kitchen window and the swing you have there also such a neat idea. What is the rock tumbler used for I'm thinking to clean little treasure you find when you all are hiking. Also how has the winter garden doing so far. Have a great day

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    1. Hello there Beth :) Thank you, that is an Ikea lamp, it throws the perfect light, warm and cozy.

      Rock tumbler is exactly for that. We toss in stones, and in four weeks they have turned into beautiful shiny gems. Little man got if for Christmas from my parents. We are in our last cycle, and should have our first gems next week. So exciting!

      Winter garden is good. We had a little problem with moles...they ate my greens. I am hoping to do a little update soon :)

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  34. I love this post and all those gorgeous photos!

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    1. Thank you Carrie. So nice to "see" you here. Hope life is treating you well, and that you and your family are staying warm in this cold weather. xo

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