Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lazy Days in the Now






Touching- a scattering of baby books to be read and picked up/ brushing away hair from tiny foreheads/ a warm cup of coffee carried with me but rarely drank/

Hearing- the silence of a baby napping and children immersed in their play/ the crackling of a fire and the groans of an old house with ice clinging to it's eaves/

Seeing- a home, filled with dust bunnies and smudges and so, so much love/ vintage children's desks newly purchased and sitting squarely in front of the window/ imagination at work/

Smelling- wood smoke mixed with orange and cinnamon/ lavender soap/

Tasting- nuts, fruits and home grown meats/ minty kisses/

I am so enjoying a relaxing day of quiet, everyone moving in near slow motion as the weather turns glacial, pushing us in and forcing us into a calm. A day where we rest, and play and read and drink hot drinks and snack and just be.


//I got this idea from the oh so lovely Katie at Katie's Pencil Box- one of my favorite blogs around.


21 comments :

  1. I love this post so much! So many wonderful things to enjoy! Have a great week! xx

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    1. Lots of loveliness all around, just have to remind myself to stop and take it all in:)

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  2. What a great idea. Life is so much richer when we enjoy it with all our senses. Those little vintage tables are to die for btw. Have a nice day!

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  3. Ooh love this list! I may join in myself! Beautiful post.....everything I've ever read about 'writing' says writers should attempt to 'show not tell' and your writing definitely shows, with all the evocation of senses. Delightful! Off to look at the blog you recommend!

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    1. Thank you, those are such kind, encouraging words. You definitely should check it out, seems like she doesn't blog that often now, but I could back read for days!

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  4. oh gosh, the photo of your kids studying/learning melts my heart - so sweet <3

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  5. this list is so sweet and it is a wonderful "peek" into your life at this moment. the vintage desks were an amazing find, i love them! also, the smell of wood smoke... SO cozy. enjoy these lazy days! xo

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    1. I am so thankful for them, they have been a huge help with their schooling!

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  6. Lavender soap. Mmmmm. :o)

    V
    www.lifeplus1.me

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  7. I love this idea for a post, especially since you've painted the picture perfect winter day.

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    1. Thanks! It feels like its been so dark and dreary- trying to make it as cozy as possible.

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  8. Hi :) I'm Iwona and I am a blogger and illustrator :) I just found your blog, which is interesting and cute:) I really like it :) I would like to show you my blog and my illustrations and If you get a second, I' d love to hear your thoughts on topic my illustrations and blog:) I greet:)

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  9. What a lovely post. And look at those faces! In love. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. I love this post idea! It sounds like a perfect day of calm. :)

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  11. What a lovely post and beautiful pictures. Hope you have a great week!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  12. I love the desks. That's so fun. Orange is one of my very favorite scents. I love to clean with the oil. :) We're bundled up here too, though from now on it is supposed to be 45+ degrees... KS has the most bipolar weather. XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  13. Love your vintage school desks! How sweet!!!!

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