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Monday, June 6

The Simple Woman's Daybook {JUNE} Edition


For Today

Looking out my window... a nice cool morning with blue skies after storms passed through yesterday.


I am thinking.. how much I love my new pixie cut for summer!

I am thankful... for those small moments caught on film.


I was sitting on the little couch at the lake cabin during our retreat, and looked up from reading, to see my daughter leaning on the bed talking to her sister. Precious!

One of my favorite things... this song off my newly bought cd, Black...oh my for sure!!

I am wearing... my favorite worn and faded denim shorts, black cotton tee, hair still wet from my shower.

I am creating... new spaces in the studio, now that school stuff can be put away.

I am watching...for the second time, The Revenant- this copy is one I now own, but I saw it first on the big screen! Excellent...there is more to this movie than just the action you see.

I am reading...


Sara Avant Stover

I took this book along during my retreat and actually finished it while there. It was interesting, but would not be a favorite, since I do not share some of her views.

I am listening to... Big Magic, another book on disc (like my last daybook entry) that I finished while driving my daughter to work. I really enjoyed this book, but I felt it dragged and became repetitive about 3/4 of the way in.



I am hoping... my daughter knows how very talented she is...this only from her mind's eye. All of our children are gifted...the girls have artistic abilities and the boys create with their resourcefulness! xo


I am learning... the slow way, that on a personal level, a life lived with weak faith is not a life lived well. 

In the kitchen... smoothies continue to be the perfect way to cool-down.


In the schoolroom... we are completely finished with this school year, but I will still be working over the summer with Sammy, so he can stay fresh and be on track for the fall.

In the garden... things are so pretty at this stage!


Board Room

shared from my pinterest board  "through the window" 


--------> full credit to this pin given here

Post Script

I do love this girl, she is a breath of fresh air! She is offering at her blog, 7 Days of Still Moments, an audio devotional. Her website, has been the quiet inspiration I have needed to begin clearing away this midlife funk. It's gonna take awhile, but I am seeing a small tiny break in the fog.

Shared Quote

"I've been open, receptive, and patient. I no longer require a wished-for future to cancel out the present. All that I have here and now is enough."
~Joan Anderson~

A moment from my day...


I always love those days when I can fill my favorite quilted bag to the brim and visit my daughter.

Closing Notes

In my May daybook I mentioned hosting a give-away soon...(I like the word "gift-away" much better), and so I thought the month of June would be a nice time.

I am giving away a copy of the book, Pioneer Woman Cooks, a cute little coloring book (I love those) and one of my handmade landing pads.

Landing pad is what I have affectionately named the little mats I make for remembering where you have placed things. Things like your cell phone, glasses, keys, coffee cup, grocery list, journal, or any small item that needs a pretty place to land.
(I will share more on my little venture at another time)

To enter the drawing, write a daybook post on your blog, link up below and leave a comment below with your interest in being entered.
(name will be drawn on June 30th by my son, Samuel) 
Find the guidelines to writing your daybook entry here...these are important to remember.


The next Simple Woman's Daybook Edition will be posted on, Monday, July 11th since we have a holiday on Monday, the 4th. I will announce the winner when I post my daybook entry.
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39 comments:

  1. I love that cookbook! I actually gave a copy to my mom (who has a cookbook collecting sickness!!) for Christmas a couple of years ago, and I love looking through it when we're at my parents' place for a visit. I used to read Ree's blog all the time, too, but it just got too "big" for my liking after a while, you know?

    I love the quote that you included. Man, to get to that point... I hope someday I can honestly say the same thing. It's a hard road to get there, though, I'm finding. Best wishes for a relaxing and rewarding week!

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    1. Ha! I know, I love the older cookbooks with the vintage picture inside.

      Yes, "big" I do know.

      Thank you for entering!

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  2. It's so nice to be writing Daybooks again. I love the idea of your 'landing pads.' Thank you for hosting such a lovely gift-away, Peggy, and please enter my name;)

    I opted for a short haircut this summer, too, and I am loving it!

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    1. Thank you, Karen for your kind comment about those little pads.

      I have found my hair loves this style the best. I do not have a curl or wave in sight...lol...so this style really works well being straight.

      I put in your name!

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  3. Hello Peggy, I was just wondering how long you've been doing these daybooks? I know I've been reading your blog since at least 2005 and joining you on and off through the years. Be blessed sweet lady. We've entered mid-life together! I still have the flannel apron your daughter sewed for me many years ago. It's getting rather threadbare, but I haven't thrown it away. I've worn it so much, it seems part of my children's childhood. ~smile~ Do have a wonderful day!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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    1. Hello Laura! I have been doing the daybook since 2008 and was one of the very first to have this type of link-up. Yes, blogs...I went from homeschool blogger to homestead blogger and now to here. Seems things change as my lifestyle has changed.

      Yes, part of those childhood years...I so get that.

      I put in your name!

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  4. Love all the pictures in your daybook! Especially your garden (because I didn't put one out this year and I am actually missing it). Hope you have a nice relaxing summer! I'll post my daybook tomorrow as I thought it was Tuesdays... {{smiles}}

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    1. Hi Monica! Thank you for your comment. We have downsized our garden over the years. There was a time it was twice the size and I preserved everything in sight. Now, with nearly all of our children grown and married we do not need nearly all of that anymore. But, I understand missing it, I am sure I would too. It is still not to late to put in some potted plants!

      I added your name!

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  5. You take the most lovely of photos. And, yes I would like to be included in the giveaway. :)

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    1. Thank you, Shirley! Thank you for entering.

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  6. I so love your quilts in the photos!! Thanks for sharing the "7 Days of Still Moments" site! Please enter me in your giveaway. Have a great week!!

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    1. Your welcome...enjoy her site!

      I added your name!

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  7. I enjoy The Way of the Happy Woman for the seasonal aspect primarily. Finished The Second Journey and loved it - the books are so simple but they speak to me and encourage me. I'm pretty sure Big Magic is on my library request list... waiting my turn:)

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    1. Hello again Krista...love seeing your face on my comment feed! Yes, the seasonal aspect was what I found the most interesting.

      Oh boy, me too on the Second Journey...her trip and all details she actually took me along. There are so many notes I put in my journal
      and quotes from that entire back section! Glad you liked it...have you only read the two so far?

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  8. Thanks for hosting this lovely blog event, Peggy. I think I am going to get involved this month.

    Your smoothie looks like it will be yummy. What a delicious way to get some greens into the diet, huh?

    The quilt and pillow on your couch are quite beautiful. Your handiwork?

    Blessings,
    Patti

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    1. Great Patti! I will be watching for your daybook!

      Yes, I enjoy them very much, but I also love my salads for lunch time...so never a problem for me and greens. My grandmother always called me her bunny, for when I would stay over, I would ask for a raw veggie platter for lunch. LOL!

      No, the pillow was a lovely birthday gift from my daughter (I shared on an earlier entry) and that little quilt as a sweet gift for my son when we stayed at the Ronald McDonald house. Being born with Down Syndrome and health problems was a trying time in our lives. That little quilt is a reminder of the love shown by people at that time :-)

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  9. I don't always remember to read this every week but when I do I am always blessed.

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    1. How nice of a comment and thank you for your visit!

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  10. LOVE the Pioneer Woman; would love to have her book...and the landing pad and coloring book are awesome gifts too...love "gift-away"!! Thank you for keeping this together, and including a gift-away! Look forward to this each week...

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    1. Oh good, Barbara! I was hoping that you girls would like receiving this book.

      You are very welcome...been doing these daybooks for so long, it would not seem right to not do them. LOL!

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  11. I loved reading this - so sweet and peaceful. It has inspired me to start journaling again. So glad I found you.

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    1. Oh, great...that is the best type of comment! Thank you, Susan!

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  12. I would love to win your giftaway but just coming to your page is a prize to me, I feel almost like we are visiting over the fence.

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    1. Got you down dear Pat...what a sweet thing to say! Oh, and I LOVE that picture of you and your husband. You are the best grandma!

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  13. mi piace il tuo daybook, intraprenderò anch'io questo viaggio...

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  14. What a great gift-away. I'm so happy to see you writing in this space again, I always enjoy my visits. =)

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    1. Thank you, Amy! Putting your name in the hat.

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  15. What a lovely gift-away. Very sweet of you.

    "A life lived with weak faith is not a life lived well." Yes! The best way to get your faith strong is to be in the Word, and to remember how many times He has delivered before!

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    1. Thank you, Jerralea! Got you down.

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  16. Great photos. I hope you have a great week. I would like to be entered in your giveaway. Have a great day. :)

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  17. Hi Peggy,
    I've just found your blog, and you have inspired me to start writing again! As someone who loves living simply, your monthly Daybook really sings to me.
    Will look forward to following your writing and taking part!
    Blessings,
    Carly

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    1. Welcome! What a wonderful comment, Carly! Thank you...I guess that is the best of comments to receive, one that inspires another.

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  18. Wonderful photos and post. Have a beautiful day. smiles

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  19. HI Peggy! I have been participating and linking to your Daybook on my private blog for a long time now, but I don't visit often. I'm so glad I visited today! The first picture of your home moved me to tears it's so beautiful, and it has inspired me to get up and do something. I am really down today. I'm so glad you shared about your mid-life funk, too, as I am in it with you. Thank you for blessing me today.

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    1. Aw, Sandi...I am glad you did too! I am so sorry you are feeling down and I hope things begin looking up! I am working on getting my priorities straight and blow this mid-life funk wide open! ((hugs))

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  20. Hope you had a beautiful 4th of July celebration, Peggy.

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    1. I did, Patti and the same is hoped for you!

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