Monday, March 2

The Simple Woman's Daybook & Link-up ~ March 2nd Edition




For Today...March 2
(while I post on Mondays, I most time write my daybook pages over the week-end)

Outside my window... new snowfall of 5 inches topped with a crusty layer of ice that the bright sun is melting slowly

I am thinking...  of watching a new movie I treated myself to over the week-end! A must have for me after seeing it in the theater



I am thankful... for the turning of a calendar page and the new promises that always comes with it

I am wearing... denim skirt, cute print top and knee socks

I am creating... a new craft using cotton rope, embroidery floss and a darning needle. (more on this later)

I am going... to be tending to more around the house now that my husband is off and waiting for his foot surgery and all the following recovery time

I am wondering... about all the things I want to accomplish indoors before warmer weather begins and beckons me outside...making a list and checking it twice

I am reading...

Title:  Room to Create





I read this copy in/on: my own bought issue 

My personal thoughts on this book/magazine: This is a lovely new magazine! It is the first issue and chock full of lovely creative spaces!

I am hoping... for an "on time" spring. I'll be ready when its ready, but for now I am enjoying those last few weeks of the quiet hush of winter

I am learning... to remember those that I care for with small tokens of thoughtfulness



I am pondering... all of the goodness I will be starting in my new hotbed, a gift from my husband.
(Sorry about the pictures, he built it in the basement because of all the wintry weather outside. I am waiting patiently to get it out in the garden and filled with fresh topsoil



In my kitchen...


 {fruit pizza}


 {pumpkin and walnut french toast with maple syrup}

{blackberry banana smoothies}

A favorite quote for today...
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all"
Stanley Harowitz


My Paper Cut Journal...
2015
{pages 13 & 14}




To see my other pages go HERE

A peek into one of my days...

One of my favorite things... watching my youngest daughter grow into a beautiful woman both inside and out


Here she is with her first knitting project!

From the board room... 

Also, a bit more inspiration from my board, "the artful muse" found HERE

{photo credit and to purchase print HERE}

~ Post Script ~
(this is where you will find a link that I found and simply wanted to pass along)

HERE is a fantastic website by Lisa Jacobs...Marketing Creativity!

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Monday, February 23

The Simple Woman's Daybook & Link-up ~ February 23rd




For Today...February 23rd
(while I post on Mondays, I write my daybook pages over the week-end)

Outside my window... snow is falling heavily, making my dream of having (at least) one last hearty snowfall a reality

I am thinking...  why did I wait so long to try my hand at making scones

I am thankful... for these slow winter months that allow for handicrafts that otherwise might get forgotten or overlooked if the weather did not cause us to stay inside
I am wearing... navy leggings, long over-the-hips navy sweater tunic, grey long socks with a second pair of wooly ones that come to my knees and navy fingerless gloves

I am creating... just finished another crochet project, this time a scarf...thinking a scarf pin would look nice with these beautiful colors and with a few rows I made that ruffle a bit like a shawl..thinking this pin would not only be perfect in style, but, perfect in that it is crafted in my home state.


{this is the yarn from my second project, now finished}


(this is the first crocheted project I've ever made, not perfect by any means, but I love it nonetheless. I like the blurry picture...shows the colors so prettily)

I am going... to be home for another entire week...this will not be hard with 9 inches of new snow on the ground

I am wondering... how my husband's side of the family are fairing with the severe cold this winter (they are Amish)

I am reading... 

Title:  At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen
{Celebrating the Art of Eating Well}


Author: Amy Chaplin



I read this copy in/on: hardcover book borrowed from my local library


My personal thoughts on this book: This book is a jewel and as you can see from the past few weeks of what I have been reading, I am ALL about the kitchen and food right now. I am feeling like a little child in a candy store as I learn and evolve into a whole foods lifestyle. I am already jumping up and down at this year's garden plans and have great hope for all the goodness that is to come.
Next week, I want to share a sweet gift that my husband made for me that builds on that excitement!


HERE is the link where you can find the book for purchase or to read more

A quote from this book: In the pages of the introduction, Amy writes, "Through this book, my intention is to inspire you to seek out ingredients that have been grown with reverence for the environment, find a deeper connection to the natural world, and above all else, to cook more."

I am hoping... to get back on my mat REAL soon, but it is hard with it being SO cold...sucks the motivation right out of me

I am learning... (continually of late) something new in the kitchen. Also, shifting things around a bit to make it ever nicer

I am pondering... a new little handmade for the Etsy shop

In my kitchen...
{frozen smoothies}

{Saturday brunch}

{Sunday lunch made from my own recipe, Black Skillet Cabbage...this time using purple cabbage. You can find my recipe HERE}

A favorite quote for today...


(photo credit found HERE)


My Paper Cut Journal...
2015
{pages 11 & 12}






To see my other pages go HERE

A peek into one of my days... 


{i love early morning sun}

One of my favorite things... watching a good movie. I always joke, but really I think I was conceived at a drive-in. May not be too far from the truth with being born to young parents in the 50's {smile}


From the board room... 

{Remember this pin found HERE that I shared last week, well they were delicious}



Also, a bit more inspiration from my board, "the body mine" found HERE
{photo credit HERE}

~ Post Script ~
(this is where you will find a link that I found and simply wanted to pass along)

HERE is a nice book trailer that goes along with my book review above. I love watching these!

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Monday, February 16

The Simple Woman's Daybook & Link-up ~ February 16th Edition





For Today...February 16th


Outside my window... some of the coldest temperatures that I can remember


I am thinking...  that getting outside longer than 20 minutes sure would be nice

I am thankful... that we gathered plenty of wood this year and have 50 acres for future cutting

I am wearing... black yoga pants, grey tee over white cami, long sleeve thermal hoodie, grey scarf and red wool socks

I am creating... (for this week, swap goodies update)

{the makings of my swap gift for Amy}



{my swap gift from Jodi}


(a kind and thoughtful package sent just for me hostessing the swap, from Elizabeth)

I am going... to be home all week, spending time in my studio and kitchen, but, last week my daughter treated her sister and I, to a very special Valentine's day; complete with green strawberry smoothies, hot tea, cookies and gifts!





I am wondering... if my shoulder will ever fully heal....makes me sad sometimes

I am reading... 

Title: A Kitchen In France
~ A Year of Cooking in my Farmhouse ~




Author: Mimi Thorisson

I read this copy in/on: hardcover book borrowed from my local library

My personal thoughts on this book: This book is lovely with little tidbits that I found to use, but one that did not share the way I, personally cook. 

HERE is the link where you can find the book for purchase or to read more

A quote from this book: I like this comment from the book and feel the same

I share her love of butter! But, it has been the last year and a half that I have *weaned* myself from salted to unsalted. This was hard, but I did it!

I am hoping... that the reconstructive surgery on my husband's foot is scheduled sooner than later

I am learning... new patterns for my handmades...how about arrows? YES!

I am pondering... opening date for shop...thinking Spring

In my kitchen...

{my adventures in making almond milk}



A favorite quote for today...

"Through silence our days are illumined-like days filled with light"
Gunilla Norris

My Paper Cut Journal...
{pages 9 & 10}





{I really liked the way this one came together with the added bits of red}
To see my other pages go HERE

A peek into one of my days... 

{my little man came for a visit yesterday, all bundled up and cute as a button giving Mim a sweet smile}

One of my favorite things...
watching him grow and change

From the board room... 

This pin is from my "in the kitchen" board. I am planning on making these later this week. I love scones!


{credit for this pin found HERE

~ Post Script ~
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